Thursday, September 30, 2010

EVENT: Cropped Out

Come see us at:

CROPPED OUT is a locally and independently developed music festival set to take place in Louisville, KY on the first weekend of October 2010. The fest is designed to highlight the creative efforts of Louisville natives, friends, family, and fellow thinkers from Nashville to Chicago to Brooklyn and beyond.

Alex Barnett (SATURDAY) Chi, IL Cacaw (SATURDAY) Chi, IL CAVE (SATURDAY) Chi, IL DAD (SATURDAY) Chi, IL Ga'an (SATURDAY) Chi, IL Geffika (SATURDAY) Chi, IL Learner Dancer (SATURDAY) Indy, IN Life Partner (SATURDAY) Lou, KY/Chi, IL LUSHES (SATURDAY) Brklyn, NY Meah! (SATURDAY) Chi, IL Natural Geographic (SATURDAY) Lou, KY Nzambi (SATURDAY) Lou, KY PC Worship (SATURDAY) Brklyn, NY Pissed Jeans (SATURDAY) Philly, PA Prideswallower (SATURDAY) Lou, KY Rabble Rabble (SATURDAY) Chi, IL SKIMASK (SATURDAY) Boston, MA Slow Horse (SATURDAY) Chi, IL Straight A's (SATURDAY) Lou, KY The Highlife (SATURDAY) Brklyn, NY/Chi, IL Wishgift (SATURDAY) Chi, IL Young Widows (SATURDAY) Lou, KY Animal City (SUNDAY) Chi, IL Brett Sova (SUNDAY) Chi, IL Catherine Irwin (SUNDAY) Lou, KY FLIGHT (SUNDAY) Taylor, MS Gangly Youth (SUNDAY) Lou, KY Giving Up (SUNDAY) Garner, IA Golden Boys (SUNDAY) Austin, TX Heavy Cream (SUNDAY) Nash, TN Idiot Glee (SUNDAY) Lex, KY JEFF The Brotherhood (SUNDAY) Nash, TN King Kong (SUNDAY) Lou, KY Magik Markers (SUNDAY) Brklyn, NY PUJOL (SUNDAY) Nash, TN Reading Group (SUNDAY) Lou, KY Rude Weirdo (SUNDAY) Lou, KY Sean Walsh & The National Reserve (SUNDAY) Brklyn, NY Sic Alps (SUNDAY) San Fran, CA Softcheque (SUNDAY) Lou, KY Spectre Folk (SUNDAY) Brklyn, NY Spiders Bags (SUNDAY) Chapel Hill, NC State Champion (SUNDAY) Lou, KY/Chi, IL Tinsel Teeth (SUNDAY) Prov, RI Warmer Milks (SUNDAY) Lex, KY

-source WLKY.

Shoot: "Taters & Onions"

A midwest serving of dandiness coming your way... We recently did a Fall photo shoot featuring all our one-of-a-kind finds here at The Dandy Lion. Good friends, candid shots, beautiful Indiana. The midwest has really influenced a lot of fashion and art recently, and we can't help but feel smitten and inspired by it all.

The shoot was located in Silver Hills in New Albany, IN.

Photography by Katy Traughber & Ani Tucker
Clothing and Accessories (Vintage & Handmade) found at:
The Dandy Lion 310 Bank Street New Albany, IN

Models: Anna Ruth Nelson, Ali Tucker, Michael McCoy, and Chaplin Handsome Tucker

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Artists' Submissions

All artist's submissions will now be taken via email.
Please send submissions to

All artists are to include the following:

1. photography of pieces the artist wishes to sell at The Dandy Lion.
2. suggested retail prices of each piece.
3. contact information i.e. email, phone #, and/or website or blog featuring your work.
4. any other locations where your line is featured/sold.

All submissions must be considered by all members of ownership of The Dandy Lion.
We base our decisions on:
1. compatibility with shop mission/feel as well as overall feel of current Dandy Lion artists.
2. affordable/reasonable pricing.
3. construction and overall feel of the work(s).
4. reputation with customers in previous sales exchanges, i.e. Etsy, online feedback, etc.

We do not base our approval on experience, new artists/designers are more than welcome at The Dandy Lion. Feel free to let us know about yourself and what you do. We like to know the face behind the designs.

The Dandy Lions

Sweet Music For Your Ears!

Herro everyone! Hows about that weather out there? We hope you're enjoying it as much as we are. Perfect sweater weather! We just thought we'd offer you some tunes that we find particularly warm and accompanying on these fall days! Hope you'll take a listen. Each one of these fellows is a dear one to us:

Tigers are our friend! Former member of The Polyphonic Spree and Rufus Wainwright's band, Louis Schwadron combines the psychedelic, symphonic, and lyrical to create the sound world of his project as SKY WHITE TIGER. With white-hot focus, hauntingly hooky melodies and highly theatrical stage show, this 5-piece Brooklyn Band hopes to leave the audience in the blurred violet light between fantasy and reality.

We are honored to say that we have been commissioned by Louis, and are in the process of creating unique Sky White Tiger merch, to be sold soon at the Dandy Lion and on the Sky White Tiger tour and website! Louis has also recently finished his first full-length LP, which will also be for sale at our store, along with handmade SWT shirts,necklaces, shoes and more, coming soon from all three lions! We just recently pieced a show together for him back in July, putting a full band together for him unique to this Louisville show (including Katy's husband Ben Traughber on guitar and Emanuel's Anthony Brock on drums). Louis will also be back VERY soon for a show at the Dandy Lion! (Lions and Tigers and...Bears?! OH MY!)

Katy's husband Ben Traughber combines folk with dream-pop for his solo project. His lyrics are hauntingly romantic and his vocals hit you deeply. He has played the first two shows the Dandy Lion has put on, and he will be playing many more to come. Support Louisville's local music scene, give his music a listen. You'll be hooked:

On A. Armada's debut CD Anam Cara, the bands first proper record, they weave their sound through ringing guitars dipped in echo and a rhythm section that serves more as propellant than mere support. The pieces shift from somber genteelness to intense consideration to soft cradling. This isn’t music to conquer the world by; this is music to conquer oneself with. But if you ask the band about this they’ll probably give you a blank stare. And that’s, really, the whole point. In making music for themselves they’ve inadvertently made it for you.

A. Armada distinguishes itself from its peers by possessing an intangible Southernism which renders its intensity more introspective than bombastic.
-Gordon Lamb, Flagpole Magazine

There has been discussion about bringing them here on tour! We will keep you posted! U_u

Check them out here! :

Thursday, September 23, 2010


What is The Dandy Lion? Shop brings art, vintage, handmade to Kentuckiana!

by Joann Dickson

Posted on September 23, 2010 at 11:14 AM

Updated today at 3:37 PM

New Albany, Ind. - Located in historic downtown New Albany, The Dandy Lion takes pride in housing independent designers, artists, & free-thinkers; showcasing selective vintage gems; supporting culture, anti-mass production, and all things aesthetically pleasing. 90% of the store is upcycled from found objects.

The shop is located at:

310 Bank Street
New Albany, IN, 47150
Tue- Thurs:
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Fri - Sat:
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

*CONTACT The Dandy Lion*


Wednesday, September 22, 2010

New In-Store!

The Dandy Lion is quite smitten with Trendy Love! Handmade leggings! Many sizes and patterns to choose from. Trendy Love garments are made out of stretchy soft cotton jersey and spandex/lycra fabrics. Each is unique, hand-painted or screen-printed with colorful graphic prints.

Charming Treats

Come on-a my house my house, I'm gonna give you candy
Come on-a my house, my house, I'm gonna give a you
Apple a plum and apricot-a too eh
Come on-a my house, my house a come on

Treasure trove of handmade and vintage clothing.
(click to enlarge photos)

(peace and skate key necklace by P*Charming... Nietzsche philosopher cameo necklace by Ali Tucker)

("Spooning" porcelain doll arm necklace by Glowstoes... "Human Baby and Skeleton Key" necklace by Michael McCoy)

(necklace by Unoriginal Sinner... Feather necklace by Gem Tuesday... Coral print boho vest by Ani Tucker)

(necklace by April Moser)

(... Vintage up-cycle necklace by Plain Jane)

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

A Dandy Yard Sale!

Come out this Saturday and get your hands on clothing, home decor, furniture, and more! And check out our local Farmers' Market!

Monday, September 20, 2010

Our Neck of the Woods

Glad to have neighbors with big hearts who tread lightly while adding some big character to downtown New Albany.
We are proud to promote the Grand Opening of Artesia Fusion Bistro & Catering. Good people, good food, locally and independently owned.

"Fusion cuisine is the fusing of distinct global cooking styles with the use of local and seasonal ingredients from our own region. At Artesia Fusion Bistro & Catering we use only the finest ingredients. We strive to provide foods that are organic, seasonal, or grown locally. From free range meats to vegetables grown by local farmers in our own town; we make food that is good to eat & good to the earth that we inhabit. Maybe we could call it good karma food..."

133 E. Market St.
New Albany, IN 47150
Monday - Saturday 10a-3p
Closed Sunday

New In-Store

New antique & vintage up-cycled trinkets from Withering Elm Jewelry



Lighter Cases

Charm Necklaces


Cluster Necklaces

Friday, September 17, 2010


We have some of the most amazing customers.
I snagged a couple of photos today, couldn't help it!

Kat in one of our favorite dresses! She's so cute!

The lovely Melissa came in today to show us how much she loves her new vintage dress!

"I found your shop yesterday while driving in downtown New Albany. I love it!!! Its just the type of place downtown New Albany needs. It's the type of place that will bring people back to the New Albany area. It offers the type of things I grew up loving and having so many things that my Mother, Grandmother, and Aunt always had in their homes that have given me so many happy memories. I look forward to shopping at The Dandy Lion very often. I can kind of give my daughter a history lesson of my Mother & Grandmother's past just by bringing her in to see some of the things in your shop. Plus some of the things you have from different artist are just so ....I can't think of the right words to describe them. They bring a smile to my face & heart at the same time. Please don't let anyone change what you all are making happen. You all have a great place, and I will be letting everyone know about it. Word of mouth is still the best way to make a great place grow. Thank God I have a big mouth. lol"
-Gretchen Gettlefinger

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

New In-Store! Dandy Treasures!

An itty bitty peak at what's new in-store!

Vintage Clocks! (mint condition, work like a charm!)

Mint Condition Vintage Oxford Heels! (sz 8)

Super 8 with instruction manual

Vintage Copy!

Vintage Cameras & Projector View Finder w/Slides!

He's not a lion, but he's still rather dandy

Sweet Heart Owl Salt & Pepper Shakers

5th Avenue Vintage Compact Case

And there's more! Lots more! We now have a vintage kitchen collection full of shakers, jars, dishes, containers... you name it! A great addition to all our handmade kitchenwares.

Many more items added tomorrow!