Funky owl fashion has returned as one of 2011’s hottest trends. Its time to look in the back of mom’s jewelry box and pull out those vintage whimsical feathered friends. It all started in home decor back at the end of 2009 and has slowly trickled into the wearable fashion market. Necklaces have been the craze this summer, the wise old bird has also been spotted in pins and earrings too. Though stores like Forever 21 and Charlotte Russe have been cornering the market on affordable mass-produced versions, unique vintage styles are highly sought after and are fetching a pretty penny. Ebay is the perfect place to find those hidden bargains, including fantastic signed pieces. Looks like these guys will be staying perched for a while too. Vintage owls will transition nicely into the Fall retail market with their mix of earthy colors. They will be quite the “hoot” striking a couture pose on the runway with Fashion Designer Jill Stuart’s fall line , who is featuring owls in her 70’s inspired collection. What do you think about this retro return?