Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Romper Room!

The romper is back! Get dressed in a snap with these one piece stylish short ensembles just listed at iKonic Vintage on Etsy.

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Max & Chloe Vintage Sale!!

Hi Everyone!! Come and check out the new lower prices for the blowout summer sale at
Max & Chloe!!

Everything has been marked down to make room for 200 new Summer items:)

Blouses are now $12
Coats are now $30
Dresses are now $18
Handbags are now $10
Jackets are now $20
Skirts are now $15
Shoes are now $16
Sweaters are now $10

So take advantage while it lasts!!!

the $50 Dress Sale at Dorothea's Closet Vintage!

Making room for more vintage with Fall shopping season around the corner! I've started marking down pieces on the website to $50 and will be regularly adding to that list, so check back often! These beauties are now $50 and with luck, several more will be today (I'll update the blog and TWITTER as I go)....

Today, a few fantastic 40s day dresses in cool green prints, done in a crisp cotton...perfect for summer!

40s larger size rayon with Victorian men & women in silhouette, a few minor flaws but easily worn despite them!

And a fun late 40s sundress with purple rose print, velvet bows and rhinestones!

A few 50s dresses....

From the 60s, page 2....

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Fabulously Beautiful Weather & Vintage Purses From the Pacific Northwest

Wow, it's been incredibly dry and sunny on this visit to Washington state, visiting friends, eating great Thai food, and finding incredible vintage purses. We have managed to locate a great bunch of vintage handbags including this vintage snakeskin clutch, an Ostrich handbag, and a great umbrella purse, among the many others. Here's a few pics of these great treasures and a picture of a tiny, dreamy little town north of Mount Vernon I am sworn not to reveal the name..Edison (oops!).


Most of the vintage clothing & accessories on this blog are for women so here is a change of pace... some man candy!

The necktie as we know it is thought to have begun during the Thirty Years War in Europe during the 1600s. The French, always fashion forward, took note of the kerchiefs worn by the Croatian mercenaries & turned the humble neckerchief into the cravat, a word derived from the Croatian & French words for Croat, hrvati & croates. Until George Bryan "Beau" Brummell introduced a more tailored look in the early 19th century these cravats were mostly frilly & lacy. The 1920s saw the introduction of the modern tie construction which has continued until today with variations in the width & length. The mid 20th century ties are highly collectible for their amazing variety of designs.

On offer from The Spectrum, a small selection of 40s-50s NOS Arrow ties for the hepcat, swing daddy or the businessman looking to liven up his wardrobe ~






Curvy Plus-Size Vintage Bathing Suits!

Hi -

I'm stocking gorgeous plus-size bathing suits for the full-figured fashionista! Each suit has a structured bra inside, and range from conservative to ultra-daring. There is even a plus-size Bond Girl bikini, never worn, made in France! My mannequin, Bodicea, is six feet tall and is 44-32-45. Each suit has been gently laundered and is ready to wear out of the package!

Sirena of California blue floral nylon bathing suit, XL, on sale!

1970s Maidenform sarong-suit, L (this one is slightly snug on Bodicea)
To be listed today

Darlene rose-front sheath style swimsuit, XXL

1960s Maillot Croisette bikini bathing suit, made in the Cote d'Azur, XXL
Ending in THREE DAYS!

So what are you waiting for? Why let the skinny minnies be the only ones strutting their vintage stuff poolside? Come to Elisa's Bodacious House of Style and see what other goodies I've got!

New This Week

Here's a little bit of what's in the store this week. Free shipping on select pieces. Auctions end on Thursday. We wish everyone a happy 4th and an extra long weekend:)

amazing front draping + intricate, full crochet back.

stripey + loose cut + chunky buttons up one side

ethnic gauze butterfly dress + amazing colors + comfy breezy

sheer nude dress cape

plunge halter swimsuit/bathing suit + cute little belt detail

Monday, June 29, 2009

Penelopepup's on Etsy

Penelopepup's Vintage just opened a new Etsy shop!

I hope you'll stop by and check us out. Here's a just a few of our new items...

60s black chiffon & rhinestones party dress size S

70s smokey blue deer & bird print top size M-L

80s painted velvet bolero jacket size L

80s strapless black nylon lounge jumpsuit size S-M

I'll be adding new items weekly! Check us out at penelopepupsvintage.etsy.com!

Hush Hush.......It's a Cover-up

No not a political cover-up but a swimsuit cover up. From almost the beginning of swimsuit's there have been swimsuit covers. Part for modesty, part for sun protection and part just because it made a prettier presentation.

Here are just a few actual cover ups that I have found. Some are the actual garment and some are Magazine articles and advertisements and there are even a couple of patterns for you to make your own swimsuit and cover-up.

This little organdy skirt is featured in a 1951 Holiday Magazine article 5 page Fashion spread from 1951 showing the latest in bathing suit fashions. Designers included are Tina Leser, Carolyn Schnurer, Annis Originals, Sea Nymph, Caltex, Bestlyne, Cole of California, Rose Marie Reid, Jantzen, Mabs of Hollywood, Sacony and Gantner.

Men also had their Matching sets often called Cabana Sets. Colorful vintage McGregor sportswear ad from 1948. Ad shows several different styles of sportswear for men and promotes "Sun Sets" a brilliant new color achievement in teamed water suits.

Fun Novelty Print Vintage 50s Swimsuit Cover-Up From The Lucite Box

This cotton swim cover-up is so adorable. It's from the 50s and features a print of moustached bathers, lady sunbathers and beach umbrellas. (We like the old-timey swimwear these characters from 1915 are wearing.) The short little jacket is lined in white terry cloth and has two slash pockets. It's got a cute sailor collar. It slides over your swimsuit easily as there are no closures. It looks like this has seldom if ever been worn.

Beach dress in two lengths, two piece bathing suit & hat. The sleeveless beach dress tied at shoulders is gathered to yoke and has lowered round neckline and optional purchased belt. View 1 is regular length. View 2 is above knee length. Lined, two piece bathing suit has bra top with back button closing, and shorts with elastic waistline and leg casings. The lined hat has a large brim that may be worn turned back! 1967

Back buttoned bra, dart fitted pants or shorts with center back zipper, and sleeveless, seven panel princess dress or top buttoned at back. Bra is interfaced and faced with self fabric. Back opening of dress or top and pants or shorts waistband are interfaced. Dress has applied bow at top of vent in left front seam. 1965

Vintage 70's Bright DeWeese Design Blouse Cover-up S From Glamoursurf

Vintage 70's DeWeese Design Bright print blouse top swimsuit coverup beachwear, size Small. This most likely had a matching swimsuit at one point. Nice bright all over print in shades of pink, orange, goldenrod, lavender and rust. Self fabric covered button front closure. Shirt cover up is in excellent vintage condition. No fiber content tags, we believe this to be a nylon spandex blend.

Vintage 1940s Blue Coral Terry Cloth Beach Bolero Cape

Vintage 1940s Mustard Yellow Chenille Beach Cape Large

Vintage 1940s Chenille Beach Cape w Fish Medium

Newspaper Archives show ads in 6/1939 and 8/1939. $1.95 - 5.95 Polly Prentiss beachwear 1/4 off! Tufted chenille jackets, capes, boleros and long beach coats. And this one is a BEAUTY! 3 little fish blow bubbles over waves of the ocean.