Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Erstwhile Vintage - gorgeous vintage on Etsy!

I absolutely adore all things vintage from shoes to clothing to handbags, I love it all. I love shopping for vintage pieces on Etsy, it's a great marketplace to find gorgeous retro and vintage pieces. We don't have many vintage shops around where I live, so I often browse online for hot picks, and Etsy is an awesome place to find some of these hot items. One of my favorite vintage shops on Etsy, is called Erstwhile Vintage. The shop is run by the very awesome Rae, who is super cool and hand picks every vintage item that she showcases in her shop. I received a AWESOME leather motorcycle jacket from Erstwhile Vintage, and i love it, it's one of my favorite vintage items that I own. A lot of her vintage items are in like-new condition, and she doesn't sell items that are too beaten up or have a lot of superficial damage, so I can feel confident while ordering from her shop. One of my other fav pieces from the shop is the cute handbag pictured above, the Ultimate Midnight Blue Oversize Hobo. So cute!! This would be a perfect piece for fall, and it's only $30. Here are some of my other favorite picks from Erstwhile.

A Little Bit Country leather heels / size 9

Long Winter Stormy Gray Sweater Jacket

1980's Glam Leather Jacket

Mod 80's Boxy Fuschia Dress / size 8

Super cute stuff, right? Love it! Erstwhile Vintage has great prices, most items are under $50. The shipping is fast also. Rae, the gal behind Erstwhile, has been buying and selling vintage for 15 years now so I feel like I can trust the pieces that she offers in her shop. She strives for quality pieces and she's selective about the items that she stocks in her shop. Many of the pieces are so stylish and fashionable, that it makes me not want to buy retail from stores are the mall or chain clothing stores. I love re-purposing vintage and retro items and Erstwhile totally makes that possible.

Rae is also a painter and jewelry maker, she hails from Portland OR and even has her jewelry available for purchase in the cute little Portland shop HAUNT.

Rae has her own jewelry line called Demimonde Jewelry. I love her jewelry! Here are a few of my favorite pieces.

You can shop these designs at

Be sure to check out all of the super cool vintage, and handmade jewelry pieces that Rae has come up with! For a special discount, message her on Etsy and let her know that you found her shop through my blog! Happy shopping!

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