About Us…

marcjoseph began in 2000 as a retail store in Brookfield, Wisconsin. Antique and vintage collectors Marc Modrow and Joe Dusick created a showroom unique to Wisconsin, with sophisticated furnishings from the 1880’s to the 1970’s, and an exclusive line of wood bedroom and dining room furniture designed by Marc. In addition, there was vintage clothing from throughout the twentieth century, including the legendary fashion designers from around the world. Yes, it was a little unusual in suburban Milwaukee. Some people loved it and some didn’t. Nonetheless, marcjoseph grew.

In 2004, Marc returned to his native California, moving the retail showroom, first to Burbank, then to Beverly Boulevard in Los Angeles. California was an excellent place and marcjoseph continued to grow. The 5000 square foot showroom was a great place for entertaining. We hosted art shows, charity events, fashion shows, and even live music every Thursday night.

Most of the retail business came by appointment, and the overhead for the large showroom was extreme. marcjoseph closed the retail showroom in September 2007, continuing to meet clients by appointment through our warehouse. This gave us the freedom to create and produce many new series of events.

Now, marcjoseph is an event production company, hosting art shows, music concerts, charity, fashion, and business networking. Southern California is filled with amazing talent, and we are thrilled to be able to produce and be involved with so many creative and wonderful people. We continue to sell our collection of clothing and furnishings through our own events, through in-home shopping parties, here on our blog, and through our website http://www.marcjoseph.com/

Thank you for joining us on this exciting journey.

Marc and Joe


We’re preparing for our vintage designer clothing sale this weekend, Room 222, and there is some great stuff surfacing. Let us share just a few photos of items that will be available.

1950’s alligator shoes – never worn

Mr Blackwell early 1960’s silk dress and cape

1950’s large Kelly-style alligator handbag

1950’s Levi’s western shirt

two-tone 1950’s lizard handbag

Thierry Mugler black velvet and satin dress

1950’s beaded knit dress

Chanel silk sailor suit

Mainbocher couture gown c1960

Jean Muir 1960’s silk dress

Giorgio Armani jacket

Nina Ricci 1960’s black brocade coat

1930’s taffeta dress with lucite buttons

Givenchy dress pants

Fred Hayman beaded evening top

Don Loper 1950’s silk suit

Valentino red wool skirt suit

vintage Fendi signature bag with Louis Vuitton Damier fur shoes

Thierry Mugler white wool suit

Richard Tyler shoes

Gucci shoes, never worn

1950’s pink floral shoes

Mark Venaglia hand-painted handbag

This is just a small sample of clothing from Room 222. Join the rest of the stylists, costumers, celebrities, and collectors who shop at Room 222. This clothing is sold for far less than it is worth, far less than the better resale stores.

Saturday and Sunday, May 17 & 18, 11 am to 5 pm
509 North Fairfax Avenue, Los Angeles
upstairs in room #222

Mark Venaglia is a brilliant artist with a successful 25 year career. His work has been shown in galleries around the world, collected by many celebrities, and shows a rich, passionate degree of knowledge for the craft of art. Here is a photographic journey of one of his most stunning series, the Art Deco works.

“For Revelation”

“For Revelation” (detail)

“Luxurious Light”



“Hollywood Bowl”

“No One Can Hold Back the Dawn”


“The Sirius Sky” a detail portion of a mural from Eddie Murphy’s ceiling

“Love Is”


“The Kiss”

“The Boy King”

“Spirit of LA”

Many of the original paintings are available, but each one of these images is available as a signed, limited-edition, artist-enhanced giclee.

See much more of Mark’s work at www.marcjoseph.com/venaglia.html

Here are photos of the former marcjoseph showroom, 7210 Beverly Boulevard in Los Angeles. We closed the retail showroom in September 2007. Much of the merchandise has been sold, but much is also in storage, waiting for the right opportunities to be shown. Let us know if there is something that “speaks” to you.

I thought I would miss having that big, luxurious space. But so many amazing things have been happening since then, moving forward is so much more exciting than looking back.