Monday, March 3, 2014

Shop My Closet

Update 3/11/14 - Spring Sale! I really need to make some space in my closet (and a little money for my wedding) so I'm having a sale. Use the coupon code "SPRINGTIME" and save 20% between now and March 20, 2014.

Hi everyone. Lately I've been spending some time going through my vintage stuff trying to figure out what I really want to keep and what I can part with. Over the years I've collected many items that I now realize I will never use, or will never wear again. It's time to pass them on to someone else who can give them a loving home. I haven't mentioned much about my upcoming wedding but I'm beginning to feel the financial pinch. Which is a big reason for sorting through and selling off some items.

First up are some shoes. Neither pair fit so I can't see keeping them. The red pair I bought for myself but I found them to be too narrow The brown Red Cross shoes came with another pair I won on Ebay. They look far worse then they really are. Believe me, add new insoles and you will have a super pair of 1940s shoes. I sold one pair of Red Cross shoes last year and have another pair that I'm sure I will end up listing as well.

1940s cherry red heels
1940s Red Cross Shoes
How many vintage wedding gowns does one girl need? I had three listed and sold one. Believe it or not but I have three more I could list. I love them but they take up soooo much storage space! And what's the use of keeping a cute little cocktail dress that doesn't fit even if I did have some place to wear it to? This little number by GiGi Young New York was a Goodwill score. I didn't try it on in the store because I was in a hurry and when I got home realized in was waaaay to small in the hips. Bummer. It's a good thing I did some reach before listing this one. I found the identical dress listed somewhere else for $375! Um, holy cow! I listed mine based on other online prices for GiGi Young dresses. I think it's reasonable but would be open to reasonable offers too.

LBD by GiGi Young New York
Still trying to sell the green bridesmaid dress I made last year. I just listed another dress I made for a friend's 2004 wedding. It's made from a 1950s/retro pattern. I really don't think I'll wear either of them again and they are just taking up space.

Green Bridesmaid - Made by me
1950s/Retro Bridesmaid Dress - Made by me
I've had a lot of people favorite my 1940s plum and orange dress but so far no takers. If you have a few moments please visit my shop and let me know what you think or if you are looking for anything in particular. I have a lot of other things I could list - a couple 40s and 50s era dresses, a 15th century costume as well as some other historical costume pieces, 70s dresses, shoes - just to name a few things. I just need to find the time to photograph them. :) As a special thank you to those of you following my blog, use the code BLOGFAN to receive 10% your total purchase.


  1. Those Red Cross shoes are cool! Do you know why they're labeled as Red Cross? Were they part of a uniform or made by them? I don't know much about '40s shoes, but they're pretty neat!

  2. Hi Sarah,
    The shoes are made by the "Red Cross Shoe Company" which was a popular manufacturer of shoes in the 1940s and 1950s. The shoe company doesn't have any affiliation with the American Red Cross so far as I know.


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