Vintage Handbags

Hunting for vintage handbags is thrilling, here are a collection of articles that discuss various designer handbags of the past, what to look for and how to care for them.

Vintage Handbags: Vintage Chanel Handbag for Weddings

Rare Styled Vintage Chanel Handbag

  This Chanel handbag is part of the secret collection we’ve been documenting on VS, and it’s a rare Chanel handbag we’ve never seen before. We scoured the net till we turned blue and came up empty. It has gorgeous details and the double CC lock. The braided strap with gold chain is to die […]

Vintage Handbags: The Coveted Vintage Hermes Birkin Bag

Jane Birkin And Her Classic Hermes Birkin Bag

Hard to believe in 1981 the inspiration of the Hermes Birkin Bag was when Jane Birkin’s straw bag spilled from the overhead luggage compartment emptying her contents in the isle of her flight from Paris to London. The serendipity of being seated beside to the watchful eye of Hermes’s chief executive Jean-Louis Dumas certainly helped. […]

Vintage Jewelry: A Secret Collection Of Vintage Chanel Jewelry

Vintage Chanel Collection - Hidden From The World

  Afternoon cocktails with friends last weekend revealed a huge collection of vintage Chanel jewelry and accessories all of it hidden and never worn. Our guests joined us for the long weekend and we had just finished discussing Paul’s history in sales at Chanel when we learned just how much vintage Chanel jewelry and accessories he […]

Vintage Shopping: Best Rome Vintage Boutique

Vintage Hermes Scarf at Blue Goose in Rome

  Blue Goose is one of the newer additions to Romes vintage boutiques along Via Del Boschetto in Monti. And from the moment you enter the boutique the knowledgeable friendly staff greet you as if you have just entered a hidden pocket of vintage designer gems that nobody else knows about. Right off the start […]

Vintage Shopping: Top 5 Tips For Rome Vintage Hunting

Rome Vintage Hunting

The city of gods rests in the history books as the quintessential shopping destination. Which is great for Rome vintage shoppers because there is excess of designer clothes that get recycled by Romanians. It is also home to some of the worlds top designers and is the fashion capital of Italy second to Milan. Related […]

Vintage Fashion: How To Be A Vintage Fashionista On A Budget

How To Be A Vintage Fashionista On A Budget

  How do you become a vintage fashionista on a budget? Obsession, commitment and openness to the ever changing world of fashion. A vintage fashionista stays on top of fashion as it happens, as it existed in the past, while saving money and having fun. This is going to take some work. Fun work. Here are some tips to […]

Vintage Prom: How To Find The Best Prom Dress

1925_Joan-Crawford

  The best prom dress is vintage because it’s memorable, unique, reasonably priced and it stands out. Why dress like everyone else? Make it a vintage prom. And who wants to wear the same dress as everyone else?! A vintage dress is a unique choice for a prom and is a perfect occasion for finding an extra special dress. Why vintage? It adds […]

Vintage Shopping: Tips For Buying Vintage On Craigslist

Vintage 80s Suede Leather Heels

With spring right around the corner spring cleaning is right behind it. It is the perfect time of year for people to purge and eliminate unwanted things and for the vintage hunter, it is peak season for finding great vintage on Craigslist. Related posts: Online Vintage Shopping Experience Has Exploded The Vintage Shopper: What Type […]

Online Vintage Shopping Experience Has Exploded

Vintage Shopping Evolved

  Finding online vintage fashion is evolving rapidly, and depending on the type of vintage hunter you are it can be an especially exciting time to find vintage fashion online. Post-recession mood is wearing off and people are paying more attention to the details again. The antiquity, style and nostalgia we all adore can be appreciated […]

Vintage Shopping: The Art Of Thrifting And Saving Money

Saving Money While Thrifting

Is the hunt all about saving money? Some people shop for vintage fashion to find the rare and unusual score, other people shop for vintage fashion because they are saving money. And the line gets blurry about where vintage hunting starts and where thrifting ends. Let’s try to break it down for you. Related posts: […]

Vintage Fashion: Vintage Hermes Kelly Bag 1956

The Hermes Kelly Bag, Vintage Luxury

The vintage Hermes Kelly Bag is what celebrity status looked like in 1956. It was an ageless luxury and one of the most iconic bags of the twentieth century. Originally designed by Robert Dumas-Hermès in 1930 as an accessory for the automobile, it was something both exquisite and practical.  Related posts: Vintage Fashion: A Womens Vintage […]

Vintage Fashion: How To Hunt For Vintage Shoes

Vintage Italian Shoes

Some of the best vintage scores go on your feet, you could choose to buy something new however where’s the fun in that. If style and originality are import to you, make your feet happy with a great pair of vintage shoes. Related posts: How To Hunt For Vintage Mens Oxford Shirts Vintage Shopping: Rome […]

Vintage Fashion: The Ultimate Vintage Chanel Handbag

Vintage Chanel Handbag

  Handbags are statement jewellery, especially the vintage Chanel 2.55 classic flap handbag. Karl Lagerfeld was quoted as saying “we create a product nobody needs, but people want.” Chanel from the 1980s – 1990s were truly exceptional years and an iconic period for vintage Chanel. Some of the most sought after bags from this era are due to a combination […]

The Nostalgia of Vintage

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When you shop for vintage does it mean you’re nostalgic? Is vintage shopping a longing for your past? Do antiques and collectables have the power to reconnect you with an idealistic era, you or your family were connected to? Nostalgia has to do with all of it. To be brought back in a time when […]

Vintage Shopping: Florida Antique Flea Markets

Vintage Shopping in Florida, Vintage Jewelry, vintage antiques, vintage coins...tons of scores.

  When you get to Florida the thing you want to do is get outside. The sun, the warmth and the atmosphere make it a great vacation spot when searching for vintage scores. And the best way to experience the Florida outdoors if you are a serious vintage hunter, is Flea Markets. You might even want to stay […]

The Vintage Shopper: What Type Of Shopper Are You?

Vintage Hunters, Vintage Shoppers, Vintage Fashion

There are many unique types of vintage hunters out there, sometimes they stand out and are wearing head to toe vintage, other times they don’t. We have listed a few, you might fit in one of these descriptions, or several descriptions depending on how hardcore you are when it comes to vintage hunting. What type […]