OK, it is a bit of shameless self promotion, but if you were interested in vintage fashion wouldn't you want to know about a new shop?
Those who know me, know that I love vintage things, vintage clothing in particular. It runs in the family. My sister Rebecca is also passionate about it. Yes, we are Rachel and Rebecca and our mother is a fan of Daphne du Maurier, but I am digressing again.
We are collectors, first and foremost, for ourselves. But we both realised that our collections were getting rather large and it was time to pass on some of our prized items. I think I personally realised it was getting out of hand when my boyfriend was struggling (without complaining, the love) to squeeze a single shirt into his allocated 12" of dress rail, whilst my collection takes up the other 20 or so feet (and you think I might be exaggerating). My sister once said, "If he can put up with your vintage obsession, he's a keeper". He does (put up with it) and is (a keeper) and that is one of the many reasons why I am going to marry him :)
We have set up a shop on etsy, named after our grandmothers. I say we...that is me taking 50% credit when I have to leave most of the graft up to my sister. There are already some wonderful unique items listed now and Rebecca is slowly building up the collection so there will be regular additions to the shop. The danger is, of course, that Rebecca will want to buy my items and I will want to buy hers. I am sure it will happen :)
I absolutely love this 1940's bolero with the attached dickey. Very career girl and will look fab with a pencil skirt or some high waisted, full leg trousers.
And I am mad about anything from the 1930's so would be nabbing this gorgeous satin dressing gown to swan around in if it fit me.
One of my favorite items from my collection is this 1950s gingham dress. It has 4 pockets which is quite unusual. It is details like this that make me love vintage fashion.
Rebecca is no stranger to etsy and has had another shop for several years, Melys Hand Embroidery, selling hand embroidered items where she has built up a large loyal fan base including me.
We send internationally so even though these shops are based in the US, we can send to your country.