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Unisex Vintage Vests

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Welcome to part two of our two-part expose’ on vintage vests. As you may recall, part one skewed more toward our feminine demographic, with plans to showcase the masculine end of the vest range in part two. However, as we plowed eBay and etsy for vintage men’s vests and waistcoats, we began to see this as more of a unisex offering. Whatever your genitalia, this week we found something for everyone, including fans of “Back to the Future.” Click on each image below to see the seller’s listing.

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Vintage 1960s goldenrod wool vest from RaleighVintage on etsy. $42.

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Vintage claret wool vest with green satin back from boo3 on etsy. $49.

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Vintage 1930s pinstriped wool vest from allencompany on etsy. $74.

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Vintage plaid Pendleton vest from SuburbanRefitters on etsy. $28.

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Vintage Westernwear wool vest from TheBackOfTheBasement on etsy. $55.

Vintage 1970s mint green tweed vest from wilderalisonon etsy. $43.

Vintage wool sweater vest from samanthabalk on etsy. $34.

Vintage Eddie Bauer tweed vest from StLouisIvy on etsy. $40.

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Vintage 1960s Pendleton wool vest from memoryvintage on etsy. $35.

1930s-style reversible hunting vest by Ralph Lauren. Reverses to cotton canvas. Authentic hunting details. $400 on eBay.

Vintage Bowring Arundel & Co windowpane vest. Made in England. In perfect condition. 100% wool. $118 on eBay.

Hello, Marty McFly. Vintage 1970s to 1980s Eddie Bauer quilted, down vest. $99 on eBay.

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Twenty-Five Terrific Tunics

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Tunics are so versatile, particularly during the cooler months when you can layer them over pants or leggings as a top, or over thick, opaque tights as a mini dress. This week we have assembled for you a collection of 25 very wearable vintage (or vintage-inspired) tunics, all available on etsy and eBay as of today. Click on each image below to see the seller’s listing.

Vintage 1960s bright red tunic or mini dress on eBay. Current bid $24.99.

Vintage-inspired cotton sateen mini-dress made by seedclothing on etsy. $80.

Vintage 1960s Mondrian-ish, space-age tunic by Vera on eBay. Current bid $16.99.

Vintage 1970s Yves Saint Laurent sweater tunic from ArtifactVintage on etsy. $350.

Vintage 1960s to 1970s Pucci-esque tent tunic on eBay. Current bid $19.99.

Vintage Byblos turtleneck tunic from BlancheandEleganza on etsy. $80.

Vintage 1960s black and metallic gold tunic from aiseirigh on etsy. $88.

Unusual Anna Sui jacket, dress, or tunic – you choose – from OwlVintage on etsy. $155.

Vintage 1960s peacock blue sweater tunic on eBay. Current bid $17.98.

Vintage 1960s Mr. Dino tribal tunic on eBay. Current bid $36.

Vintage 1970s Adolfo for Saks Fifth Avenue leopard print sweater tunic on eBay. $99.

Vintage 1960s double-knit tunic on eBay. Current bid $9.

Vintage 1970s Marimekko op art tunic/dress from worldmarketproductio on etsy. $95.

Vintage 1970s so Charlie’s Angels tunic pants suit on eBay. Current bid $150.

Vintage 1970s belted disco tunic in autumn colors on eBay. Current bid $38.99.

Vintage 1980s or 1990s cotton tunic or mini dress on eBay. Current bid $9.99.

Cotton -t-shirt tunic dress with lace sleeves and Peter Pan collar. Two colors available, made by DressupComeon on etsy. $32 each.

Vintage 1970s to 1980s convertible, belted, disco tunic (can be a skirt too!) on eBay. Current bid $19.

Vintage 1960s, space age, seafoam green, high neck tunic on eBay. Current bid $68.

Vintage 1960s mod tunic or super-mini dress from LucyRayRetro on etsy. $25.

Vintage 1970s wool tunic with metallic trim from retromomo on etsy. $40.

Vintage 1960s hand made tunic from boiledegg on etsy. $120.

Vintage 1960s St. John Knits apple green tunic pants suit from Planetclairevintage on etsy. $92.

Vintage 1960s velvet tunic with bell sleeves from 4birdsvintage on etsy. $95.

Vintage Guy Laroche geometric turtleneck tunic on eBay. Current bid $39.99.

Back to School

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This Week’s Look is back from summer vacation and the fall/winter shopping is already in progress. In preparation for the imminent seasonal shift, earlier this summer we scored a couple pairs of vintage, leather driving gloves and a 1970s caramel leather blazer at cheap heatwave prices. This jacket will probably top a black and white striped, long-sleeved, crew neck t-shirt and skinny jeans. But we’re getting ahead of ourselves here. There’s a heat wave presently plaguing us here in southern California, so we’re going to have to put those treasures on hold until further notice.

The rest of you, however, are already picking up on the first signs of autumn. Instagram is full of snapshots featuring falling orange leaves and light jackets. For you, this week we have curated a collection of vintage leather blazers, as seen on etsy and eBay. Click on each image below to see the individual listing.

Vintage cinnamon leather blazer with faux fur collar from silkwormvintage on etsy. $62.

Vintage fitted, caramel leather jacket from InglenookMarket on etsy. $43.

Vintage 1970s cognac kid leather blazer on eBay. $73.

Vintage whiskey stained leather, fitted cafe racer jacket on eBay. $125 or make an offer.

Vintage chestnut suede blazer from silkwormvintage on etsy. $52.

Oops. It’s sideways. Oh well. Here’s a vintage reddish brown, two-button leather blazer on eBay. $80 or make an offer.

Vintage 1970s tawny suede blazer from zorra666 on etsy. $24.99.

Style tip. Wear this 1970s black and white striped top under your caramel leather blazer. Deadstock cotton top from FrocksnFrillsVintage on etsy. $23.

Vintage 1980s A&F New York grey leather blazer from dollpartschicago on etsy. $58.

Vintage 1990s oxblood leather blazer from NakedVintage on etsy. $34.

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September 14, 2012 at 8:11 pm

Pony Up

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In the 1970s and 1980s, riding the white pony rarely involved a tack shop. Recalling the the oft labeled ‘era of excess,’ this week we have curated for you a collection of disco and post-disco-era tops for guys and gals, all with equine-themed prints: rodeo, dressage, fantasy-corn, horse and buggy, Godfather, hunt club, Native American, polo, Anheuser-Busch, Jane Austen, Shetland, whatever your horse flavor, these primarily polyester ponies are ready to ride. Click on each image below to see the seller’s listing. Happy trails to you.

Vintage horse print top with back zip and tube cuffs from LostFoundLove on etsy. $22.

Vintage 1970s men’s Givenchy Victorian-themed carriage print button down from antique on etsy. $99.

Vintage 1970s equestrian print shirt dress on eBay. Current bid is $16.50.

Vintage unisex sparkling galloping horses t-shirt from NewmanHall on etsy. $22.

Vintage 1970s red equestrian turtleneck from FASHIONRERUN on etsy. $24.

Vintage 1980s wild horses button down shirt with pearly orange buttons from SecondHandAddiction on etsy. $10.50.

Vintage 1970s polyester lucky horseshoe blouse from BGVintageMart on etsy. $22.15.

Vintage 1970s men’s creamy polyester horse and rider disco shirt from Weirdorama on etsy. $41.

Vintage 1970s stretchy polyester disco blouse with horse landscape print. $18 on eBay.

Vintage Laurel Burch horse sweatshirt with metallic gold border from vivatiger on etsy. $23.

Vintage 1970s to 1980s prancing pony print blouse on eBay. $24.

Vintage Woolrich Native American print blouse from CheekyVintageCloset on etsy. $22.

Vintage 1970s Lady Manhattan sheer castle and horses print blouse from roadtripjournal on etsy. $30.

Vintage 1970s equestrian ribbed knit vest from ProseAndPalaver on etsy. $24.

Vintage silky polyester horse head print blouse from fuzzymama on etsy. $18.

Vintage 1970s horse print blouse from AndHowCowgirl on etsy. $20.

Not disco-era, but great vintage all the same. 1960s men’s riding crop print shirt from bottleblondevintage on etsy. $25.

Vintage 1970s cave drawing horse print shirt on eBay. $26.95

Vintage 1970s men’s nylon horse and bird print shirt from Kasifoundthis on etsy. $16.80.

Vintage unisex polyester button down horse print shirt with brass buttons from sustainablewearable on etsy. $44.99.

Always in Accord

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I love knife pleats and fortuny pleats, but accordion pleats are by far my favorite of the pleat varietals. And they’re going to be quite ubiquitous come spring 2012, especially in skirts. But as far as I’m concerned, they never really go out of style. Below we found a lovely selection of vintage and not-so-vintage accordion pleated pretties. Click on each image below to see the individual listing.

Accordion pleated chiffon dress with lightly fluted hem. $30.21 on eBay.

Vintage 1970s garnet maxi dress with accordion pleated skirt. Current bid on eBay is $14.99.

Sensational H&M black accordion pleated trapeze dress on eBay. Available as a “buy it now” auction for only $18.

Vintage 1970s accordion pleated, crossover secretary dress on eBay. Current bid $14.99.

Vintage accordion pleated maxi dress with sheer cape from VoxVintage on etsy. $38.

Vintage 1970s turquoise accordion pleated dress on eBay. $58 or make an offer.

Stretchy ivory satin cocoon dress with all over accordion pleats. Current bid on eBay $16.99.

Vintage 1970s cranberry red secretary dress from RustBeltThreads on etsy. $29.

Vintage 1970s Lillie Ruben accordion pleated dress with matching belt. Overpriced at $249 on eBay, but they do allow you to make an offer.

Vintage 1970s pumpkin spice accordion pleated dress from bloomstreetvintage on etsy. $36.

Vintage 1970s bright red accordion pleated skirt. $14.99 on eBay.

Vintage ivory dress blouse with accordion pleated ascot. Current bid on eBay $8.99.

Written by Verdell

December 13, 2011 at 8:57 pm

Vintage Clampers

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I have a predilection for vintage clampers, those hinged bracelets that rely on the tension from the hinge to stay closed (although some have clasps as well). Vintage clampers can be found in just about every material imaginable: Bakelite, Lucite, plastic, silvertone, enamel, celluloid. Some are abstract, Art Deco, or Art Nouveau, some even come in animal shapes. Some are flashy and rhinestone encrusted and some are mod and minimalist. I love them all.

As one can imagine, there are hundreds of vintage clampers on eBay and etsy, but we saved you the trouble of wading through all the junk. Below are some of the best clamper bracelets we found this week. Click on each image to see the listing.

Vintage 1950s pink Lucite clamper from griffincat on etsy. $6.99.

One of my favorite vintage jewelry makers. A very collectible, signed Sarah Coventry silvertone clamper bracelet. Current bid on eBay $9.99.

Huge rhinestone encrusted leopard head clamper from TheVintageAngel on etsy. $54.40.

Vintage 1980s red enamel and gold metal clamper from popgoesmyvintage on etsy. $25.

Vintage silver plated crystal rhinestone hinged bracelet from VermontJewelryShop on etsy. $22.

Another one of my favorite vintage jewelry makers. A vintage Trifari clamper in a creamy enamel and goldtone from GillyLynn on etsy. $18.

Vintage 1970s Givenchy lucite clamper bracelet. Current bid on eBay $74.99.

Vintage aurora borealis rhinestone and faux pearl buckle clamper. Current bid on eBay $34.95.

Vintage 1960s two-tone Lucite clamper bangles. This auction is for the blue one, but the seller has more. These are new old stock. Very mod. Current bid on eBay $20.72.

Vintage figural cat bracelet in blue enamel with rhinestones and glass eyes. Signed “Ciner.” Current bid on eBay $104.99.

Vintage black Bakelite clamper with large rhinestones. Current bid on eBay $9.99.

Vintage Trifari brushed gold leaf clamper from VintageGypsies on etsy. $32.

Very wide and striking green and goldtone clamper bangle from duSayeJewelry on etsy. $35.

Vintage 1940s to 1950s thermoplastic with pave set rhinestones clamper bracelet and matching clip-on earrings. Signed by Weiss, highly collectible. Current bid on eBay $150.

Vintage embossed brass buckle clamper from terrasouljewelry on etsy. $59.

Vintage 1950s black Lucite clamper bangle from ANTIQUEANDVINTAGE on etsy. $24.97.

Vintage goldtone clamper from EyeCandyAntiques on etsy. $18.

Vintage chunky cabochon, multi-hinged, brass filigreed clamper from PattycakesPlunder on etsy. $65.

Vintage modernist geometric design clamper from Moderra on etsy. $5.

Vintage chunky and super shiny red orange clamper bracelet from mooivintage on etsy. $32.

Spring Forecast

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Fall is the perfect season to shop for vintage spring dresses since most shoppers have their eyes fixed on cold weather attire. And with popular designers like Marc Jacobs stacking their spring 2012 collections with vintage-inspired dresses like the one below, these silhouettes will be harder to come by once the ice begins to thaw.

This look is not just reminiscent of, it’s a total copy of the disco-era dresses of the 1970s to 1980s; those swingy, polyester, wrap/faux wrap numbers your mom used to wear. Easy on, easy off. You were probably conceived in one of these frocks.

But I’m not knocking Marc Jacobs. I actually love when designers turn to vintage looks because you can get an original for a fraction of the cost of a designer redo. The trick is to stay ahead of the trends and start scanning eBay and etsy in advance. Oh wait. We already did that for you. Click on each image below to see the full listing.

A look from Marc Jacobs Spring 2012 collection.

Vintage 1970s orchid print dress on eBay. $95 or make an offer.

Vintage 1970s to 1980s red floral dress with plunging neckline. Current bid on eBay $16.

Vintage 1970s to 1980s Malibu Media of California day dress from ACollectiveNest on etsy. $30.

Vintage 1970s peacock teal swooshy disco dress from VivaChloe on etsy. $45.

Vintage 1970s dark blue wrap style floral print dress. $20 on eBay.

Vintage 1970s floral print mini dress with neck tie. $69 on eBay.

Vintage 70s blue garden print mini dress. $20 on eBay.

Vintage 1970s orange and blue print mini dress. $59 on eBay.

Vintage 1980s sheer bird and branch floral mini dress. Current bid on eBay $20.50.

Vintage 1970s pink floral print dress with cute micro pleats. $65 on eBay.

Vintage 1980s girls just wanna have fun martini print dress. Current bid on eBay $9.99.

Vintage 1960s floral print day dress. Current bid on eBay $24.

Vintage 1970s to 1980s floral border print dress on eBay. $50 or make an offer.

Vintage 1970s dead stock rose print dress on eBay. $80 (originally $95).

Vintage 1970s to 1980s robin’s egg blue disco dress from Savanteer on etsy. $25.

Vintage 1970s to 1980s pleated secretary dress. $40 on eBay.

Vintage 1970s summer party dress with matching belt on eBay. $46 or make an offer.

Vintage 1970s rainbow disco dress from farfromhere on etsy. $30.

Vintage 1970s disco dress with plunging neckline from aristlo on etsy. $33.

Vintage 1970s swingy purple floral print dress. $12 on eBay.

Vintage 1970s last dance disco dress from RadVintager on etsy. $28.

Written by Verdell

October 19, 2011 at 10:42 am