FLASHBACK – Charles Lange’s Belinda Boutique

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So I digress… we’ve been digging up (and ON!) old Sunset Strip found footage lately and thought you might appreciate this supergrooviness of the video below… ‘cuz it’s a gas. (And by the way… who else misses seeing the giant Rocky and Bullwinkle rotate in front of Dudley Do-Right’s Emporium!?)

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Belinda and Charles Lange opened their boutique on the Sunset Strip one block west of Pandora’s Box, next door to The Fifth Estate in 1966. During the Summer of Love. Belinda, the designer, brought to Hollywood custom made micro mini skirts, backless, bra-less, cut on the bias knit dresses. After trying on any one of the Belinda designed dresses, the customer could order another one in any fabric or color and pick it up within an hour because everything was made there at the shop. Featured in Vogue Magazine and modeled by Cher. Clients included singers Cass Elliot, Tina Turner, Carole King, Petula Clark, Barbra Streisand and Liza Minnelli.

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6 Responses to “FLASHBACK – Charles Lange’s Belinda Boutique”

  1. karind1 says:

    before it was dudley doorights emporium, it was the plush pup. i used to tell my parents i was going to library and then go to plush pup! it was a great hang out.

  2. Your website (FLASHBACK – Charles Lange’s Belinda Boutique – Hidden Los Angeles) won’t display properly on my android – you may want to try and look at that :) Kylan Fleming

  3. I am humbled by the recognition of FLASHBACK… Thank you :)

    • Ron Miller says:

      Hi Charles… !!

      Fantastic little video… It’s obvious that Belinda’s designs help literally mold the 60′s. But.. what ever happened to that business.. where are you both at now.

      Thanks for just being there at the right time and place.

      Ron Miller

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    Thanks,

    Dinah

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