Coffee Break Shopping: JolieVintageShop

Jolie Vintage Shop on Etsy has new stock. And oh what new stock they have.

I think it goes without saying that if I had the money, I’d purchase all the frocks below.  The owner – Nena – has such an incredible eye for vintage and sells at really reasonable prices. I’ve seen pieces of this quality at double, and even triple, the price here.  Most of my vintage pieces have been purchased from her, and I don’t regret a single one – they’re all brilliant!

Here is my latest lust list:

Gorgeous 1960s Low Back Watercolour Dress – $78

Lovely 1960s Cream Crochet Sun Dress – $54

Gorgeous 1950s Teal Gingham Dress – $52

Amazing 1960s Full-Skirted Open Back Illusion Dress with Lace Bodice – $168

Fantastic 1960s Tiered Skirt Day Dress – $78

Gorgeous 1960s Lace and Velvet Cocktail Dress – $62

1950s Pink and Black Flocked Swirl Pattern Circle Skirt – $48

Sexiets 1950s Plum Silk Wiggle Dress – $86

Beautiful 1950s Cream and Butter Yellow Eyelet Dress – $82

Sexy 1950s Silk Jacquard Wiggle Dress with Train – $78

Sweet 1960s Gingham and Crochet Sun Dress – $48

Sexy 1960s Cocktail Dress with Fringe and Stones – $62

On a side note…

…the reason I buy so much vintage is because of the quality, cut, femininity, and uniqueness.

If I were to walk into Portmans and spend $120 on a dress, the cut might be okay, and the quality/ workmanship *might* be okay. If I were to spend $120 on a vintage piece, the cut is outstanding, and the quality/ workmanship is outstanding too. These pieces were made to last, and last they have. When you try on a vintage dress for the first time, you realise how poorly cut so many pieces are these days. If you ever get the opportunity, buy a vintage piece. It’s worth the hunt.

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16 Responses to Coffee Break Shopping: JolieVintageShop

  1. Oh, it’s all so pretty! Yeah, that’s why I like buying vintage or at least vintage-style clothes. Such better cuts and quality.

  2. Dempeaux says:

    @Julia They are so lovely. I don’t know how I am going to choose! Yes, every time I go inot a ‘normal’ clothing shop I find myself wondering what vintage pieces I could buy for the same price. The quality and cut are so much better! :)

  3. Suzanne says:

    And I am always impressed by their models. Creepy? Maybe! She chooses such PRETTY girls.

    I LOVE the Teal Gingham, but for you I think the best is that eyelet dress!it looks new, its ridiculous!

  4. Angela says:

    LOVE LOVE LOVE!!
    The teal gingham is a knockout.

  5. Dempeaux says:

    @Suzanne Me too! They’re so lovely! The girl in the teal frock is actually Nena (the owner) herself! Gorgeous non? I’ve seriously got my eye on that white dress. Great rec Suzanne :)

  6. Dempeaux says:

    @Angela It’s so lovely. I don’t think I’ve come across anything like it anywhere else! :)

  7. Diana says:

    Gorgeous, especially the first patterned dress with the low back.

    I buy a lot of vintage as well – not so much dresses, but blazers, pants, and blouses, because my style is more boyish/androgynous than classic femininity – and I agree with you about the superior workmanship. I also love fitted, slightly retro shift dresses. They often run a little long on me, but I get them taken up at a tailors to fall mid-thigh.

    One of my favourite places to shop for clothes is Victorious in Westfield Sydney, which sells Australian labels, designer vintage and reconstructed pieces from the past. My mother bought a vintage cashmere Aquascutum coat in perfect condition from there for $400; even after some alteration (to take the shoulders in a little), it was still a bargain.

  8. Dempeaux says:

    @Diana Yes I love that one! The pattern is gorgeous. I’m very glad to meet a fellow vintage buyer! Buying vintage is such a great experience and really teaches you what good clothes should look like, no matter what you style. I’ve never heard of Victorious, but I want to go there immediately ;)

  9. Jade says:

    My god the first dress, I DIE!!! If I were a skinny biatch I’d snap it up quick smart! <3

  10. Dempeaux says:

    @Jade Isn’t it amazing?? It’s gorgeous! :)

  11. NeenaJ says:

    Do you have any tips for fuller figured girls? I’m an American size 10 (sometimes 8). And all the vintage dresses I’ve ever seen are simply cut too small for me!

  12. Dempeaux says:

    @NeenaJ That’s such a great question! I keep meaning to write a guide to vintage shopping, but I just don’t seem to have the time at the moment. I’ve read lots of guides that suggest it’s very hard to find bingger sizes (although US 8/10 isn’t big at all – it’s the average woman’s body size) but I’ve never really found this to be the case. At your present size I’m guessing your waist would be around 30 inches, but to be sure measure yourself (with a little room to spare for breathing!) and if you don’t have a tape measure with cms/ inches, buy one from Ebay for about $1.50 including shipping. At this measurement there are lots and lots of clothes that you could try out. What you go for depends on your body shape rather than your weight, but I do think a good old-fashioned wiggle dress looks pretty amazing on everyone. It’s an added bonus if you find a dress with no flaws, like this one http://www.etsy.com/listing/73776890/fun-1960s-graphic-floral-print-wiggle, although I find that most holes etc can be easily repaired.

    The 50s and 60s feature many good quality, well cut pieces that would sit well in anyone’s wardrobe. I love the 40s, but bear in mind that it might be harder to find a piece that doesn’t need repair. Also, because of war-time rationing, many dresses were made of cheap rayon, but the cut is AMAZING. If you go back further than that I find the price shoots up and it becomes very hard indeed to find a piece that does’t need lots of work. I haven’t bought anything pre-40s yet. My collection features dresses from the 40s, 50s, and 60s. In terms of finding things your size, just like everyone else it’s a matter of browsing and seeing if you find something in your size that you like. So many times I’ve loved a dress but it’s been way too big or way too small. This is the nature of vintage shopping I’m afraid :) Good luck!

  13. These are wonderful selections. I defy anyone not to click right on this Etsy shop link when they see this post. I follow @natashabailie on twitter who runs a vintage shop from Singapore – you might like to check her site out sometime.

    http://www.styleonthecouch.com

  14. Dempeaux says:

    @StyleOnTheCouch Exactly! It’s my favourite shop. Love Nena’s taste. Thanks for the recommendation! :)

  15. NeenaJ says:

    Thanks so much!

  16. Dempeaux says:

    @NeenaJ No problem! :)

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