Friday, January 30, 2009

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2 of the button lots in this slide have already been sold, so don't let any more get away. Visit Today!!!

36 Hours Left in the Babylon Mall January Sale

So jump on over there and grab the bargains before they are gone.

Babylon Mall

A plethora of vintage style awaits you at Specialist Auctions!

Still looking for that Vintage Valentine's gift? Then take a look at another selection from Specialist Auctions!

So what are you waiting for? Let's go shopping!

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Vintage Bulletin Flickr group

If you are on flickr, be sure to join the Vintage Bulletin Flickr group - A group to post photos of your vintage clothing, vintage lingerie, vintage accessories like hats, purses, gloves, aprons or vintage jewelry. Also post vintage clothing and accessories related ads or magazine images, or old photos with great vintage fashions.
The flickr group is kind of an extension of the Vintage Bulletin blog, it's for blog members and non-members to join in posting photos related to vintage clothing. The feed for this Flickr group will be posted below in the Vintage Bulletin blog for extra exposure too. If you aren't on flickr, I'm not suggesting that you join unless it's something that you have an interest in doing.
Please remember that flickr does not allow you to post business website addresses with your photos.

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Lots of New Vintage All Over The Place!

Hi, everyone -

Lots of changes happening around here, some to be announced at a later date, and it's all good. I just sold this wonderful dress to an aspiring violinist:

The reason this means a lot to me is that I come from a musical family; my mother is a cellist, still playing in an orchestra in her 80s; my late father loved opera, and my older sister is an amateur violinist (but mighty good). I rebelled by not playing an instrument, although I did have a brief go at the drums when I was asked to play a drunken Keith Moon-style drummer in a never-finished music doc parody (a sort of female "Spinal Tap"). I'd love to do it again except my landlord, my husband and my dog would all throw me out.

Meanwhile, over at Elisa's Bodacious House of Style on Ebay, I have some choice goodies listed. For instance, this alpaca coat with huge matching buttons, and real pastel mink wedding ring collar and cuffs, XL:

This Deadstock with tags fancy blue embroidered floral dress, L/XL:

An amazing 1920s silk velvet and satin flapper dress with the original jet buttons, great condition, size XXXL:

For your nights out, this stunning white rhinestone necklace and earring set from the 1950s, in the original box!

Or if you're the funky type, try this faux amber and black bead chunky necklace.

Also listed, this gorgeous checkerboard Christian Dior compact.

Hope you'll come take a look soon!

Happy New Year,
Elisa aka hoardmeister aka The Mad Fashionista

what a week

Good Morning Everyone:) Yay it's Thursday! Which in our book is almost as good as Friday. We have some amazing vintage pieces in the store this week and tonight is the night that they will be gone forever. Below is a can click here to visit our ebay store and view the rest of the goodies. Thanks for looking and hope everyone has a wonderful weekend.


avant garde cape jacket: We love this one....the softest fabric ever, perfect to snuggle up in and uber chic.

vintage sheer wrap dress: gorgeous tiers of sheer navy.

vintage grey ruffle dress: gorgeous silvery grey silky jersey.


In anticipation of the sweet weather to come we offer not one, not two, but three beautiful coats in different colorways for spring!

Made of cotton chintz, a soft polished cotton, printed with big gorgeous watercolor roses.
1960s slim cut styling with notched collars, sleeves that can be worn cuffed or uncuffed, big pearly white plastic buttons & patch pockets.
Our stylish new first lady is appearing in some wonderful clothes inspired by this era & the Mad Men gals look sleek & chic so why not add one or all of these coats to your wardrobe?



Wednesday, January 28, 2009

A hidden Vintage Blessing tucked inside of a dress

I sold this strapless tulle gown this week. It has a row of red flowers and two layers of ruffles along the top of the bust. As I was steaming it to pack it for shipping, I found a little surprise stitched and tucked in the ruffles on the bodice - a red felt oval with a paper blessing on each side.
Now I'm wondering who put it there, the previous wearer, or a family member? What special occasion was it worn for? How did the occasion turn out?
It's part of the fun of selling vintage clothing, wondering what a piece of clothing meant in someone's life. I won't find out the secret of this dress, but it has found a new home, to be worn with it's special blessing for another special moment in someone else's life.

Bye for now, Carol

Valentines Day Vintage Style at Specialist Auctions Vintage!

Looking for that Vintage Valentine's gift? Then make sure to check out the great selection at Specialist Auctions Vintage!

So what are you waiting for? Let's go shopping!

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Happy Birthday to Babylon Mall!

Babylon Mall is 5 today - Happy Birthday! I can't believe it's been 5 years already.

Stop by and check out our sale - it's not too late! Sale ends Saturday.

1950s Vintage De Liso Debs Rich Jewel-Tone Floral Silk Shantung Pumps Stilettos, Sz 6, 6 1/2B Never Worn, New Old Stock!

Vintage Gunne Sax McClintock Little Black Dress Off The Shoulder Wiggle Sz 4-6 B34

Available at Bellajadore on Main Street Mall Online

Texas Weather! Ya Gotta Love it! Icestorm SALE

Ya know what they say about Texas Weather. If you don't like the weather, wait 5 minutes and it'll change.

Well it was 75 Saturday and today we are having an icestorm. So by this afternoon I will be completely House bound..........and maybe without power. But it will be gone Thursday and back in the 50's or 60's.........So to keep me busy, I'm listing NEW Old patterns over on cemetarian.

Come on over and play with me and use the coupon code Icestorm and get 20% off any and all purchases for the next 48 hours.

These are the ones I'm listing today. I hope!

Monday, January 26, 2009

30% Off Sale at panda's

Your closet has room for one more little black dress! On Sale now at andapanda-rlf on eBay! Hugs~Andrea

Pat Boone Rockabilly?????

1955..........Pat Boone..........SWOON!!!! I know he isn't the epitome of Rockabilly, but..............he was so dreamy back in the day and his voice was what little girls dreams were made of. So........... Wanna be a Pair for those RAB Belly Rubbing Occasions. Well here's the chance. Pat Boone Twixt Twelve and Twenty Shirt and Dress.

The shirt can be found at cemetarian and the dress at Stitches and Loops on Main Street Mall.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Vintage Sultry Red Bodysilk Full Sweep Olga for Vandemere Nightgown Sz M

Available from Alley Cats Vintage on Main Street Mall Online

Just added at Dandelion Vintage - 23 Dresses from the 1950s to late 1960s

New this week at Dandelion Vintage -
  • 4 Day Dresses - grey stripes, wedgwood shift, Ivory wool with crewel work and plaid shift
  • 12 Day Dresses - - from the 1950s to 1960s - Jeanette Alexander sundress, two knit skirt sets, Oriental, paisley, polka dots and floral prints
  • 5 dresses from the late 1960s to early 70s - gold knit, large gingham, Ethic style and cute circle print shift
  • 2 Suits - a brown Butte Knit dress and coat set, and a Three Piece black wool set with leopard trim

We’re Gonna Party Like It’s 4707!

Get ready to parrrr-tay! It’s the year of the Ox 4707 and celebrations for the Lunar New Year begin January 26, 2009! Why not celebrate the festivities in elegant Asian Style, with a host of vintage lovelies from some of our favorite vintage shops.

Many of Hollywood's on screen “Dragon Ladies” have helped popularize the fashionable Asian ‘look’ to the West – think of the sultry and mysterious Anna May Wong or the playful and kittenish style of Nancy Kwan. A few of these lovely starlets will help us display some of our favorites ...

"Lucky color" red awaits the lucky lady who nabs this alluring body hugging crimson cheongsam, available at Decadence Past.

Dandelion Vintage provides the perfect indulgence in this lovely and slinky vintage nightgown in this season’s hottest color of orange, with decorative Chinese dragon.

A pink silk cheongsam with vibrantly beaded peacock and sequined cherry blossoms awaits the slender 'stylista' at Metro Retro Vintage.

There’s a treasure of delights at Bad*Kitty*Vintage, including this exquisite reversible brocade jacket.


A pair of sterling character earrings to wish the wearer “happiness” and “longevity”, are also available at Metro Retro Vintage.

So don’t get left out in the “cold”, and grab these goodies while they’re “hot”! ;)

Coming Soon to La Dolce Vintage at Babylon Mall

Not often but every once in a while you hit an Estate Sale that is Sweeeet! that happened to us last week. The lady only kept 3 vintage pieces but WOW were they worth keeping.

The pale Coral Evening Gown has hundreds of prong set rhinestones across the midriff and on the Goddess bodice. A full sweep Georgette skirt and slinky acetate lining. The little black number calls for a Mambo contest in Havana in the 30's. Dance to the rhythm and when you step outside for a bit of air, the gold embroidered bolero will keep your shoulders warm. After a night on the town, slip into this luscious robe and sip that final glass of champagne.

Jaeger who?

So when was the last time someone mentioned Jaeger to you?.......that's what I thought. Me too. But Jaeger is poised to become the newest revived fashion line that somewhere in its 125 year history, lost its way.

Burberry did it. The once dull and dowdy fashion line became chic. Jaeger used to be the old ladie's brand in the 50s and 60s. It was the British county set and 'good quality'. It really was good quality, it was just dull.

Until the 1970s, the Jaeger label was less expensive than Paris couture, but sought after for its sophistication and style. They were 'adult' clothes; well tailored, practical and reflecting the fashions of the day but not over-the-top.

Jaeger 125 is a new book detailing the company's history. In 1880, the German hypochondriac Dr Gustav Jaeger published a book promoting perfect health by wearing wool next to the skin. This gave birth to a craze for wool-jersey long johns and thus the British firm called Dr Jaeger’s Sanitary Woollen System Co Ltd began. Their supply of long johns to war troops was a mainstay, but in the 1920s they tried fashion emphasizing wools: cashmere, angora, alpaca, camel hair. That camel-hair coat you have (or always wanted) was a Jaeger invention.

The 1930s saw its first store opening on Regent Street specifically tailored to the middle class who could not afford to travel to Paris for their couture. Jaeger was the next best thing to a Savile Row suit. When Jean Muir joined the company in 1956 the label started to attract a younger clientele. However, somewhere along the way those loyal customers did not stay with the Jaeger brand and they found themselves with a warehouse of double knits.

However, today within the throes of a real recession, the Jaeger label is again showing its smart and intellectual style. For the consumer who wants to spend wisely and not have a throwaway wardrobe, Jaeger can easily become the new Burberry. Their latest catwalk show garnered rave reviews.

Items now available at