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  1. Delgato858

    Delgato858 Registered Guest

    Hello, I am new to this fascinating forum. A little bit about myself. I have been a collector of sorts since i was a child, and in the last few years began selling on Ebay. My father owned and operated a clothing Boutique in the
    late 1960's thru the mid 70's on the east coast, and stayed in the clothing industry through the 80's. I worked in the clothing industry late 80's to mid 90's and left for 15-18 years. I have a fascination with vintage items that include clothing
    and do actively hunt for out of the ordinary pieces. I joined this for help discovering the styles, and identifying pieces, and to share. A recent find is a lightweight Turquoise suede dress/ or caftan by John Hogan (designer Adele simpson) that still has a price tag on it. I look forward to being here. Thank you, Ed
  2. The Vintage Merchant

    The Vintage Merchant Administrator Staff Member

    Welcome, Ed!
  3. Delgato858

    Delgato858 Registered Guest

    Thank You!!
  4. Pinkcoke

    Pinkcoke Alumni

    Hi Jean,
    I hope you get to bring a lot of your vintage with you from France! I am in the UK, as are some of the other members here.
  5. GroovyTwinkies

    GroovyTwinkies Registered Guest

    I'm fairly new to the vintage scene. I have always loved the fashions of the 30s and 40s and recently started combing thrift stores and yard sales for vintage items. I would one day like to own a shop of high end vintage clothes and accessories. Thank you so much for putting this forum and site up.
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  6. birdcagevintage

    birdcagevintage Registered Guest

    I'm new! Although I have been lurking for a while, I signed up last week to be able to ask questions of the community and grow my knowledge base. I've been a vintage merchant for just about two years. I was doing it full time, but recently started working again, so sadly I haven't had as much time to really go looking for great stuff! I hope to be able to go back to full time eventually.
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  7. The Vintage Merchant

    The Vintage Merchant Administrator Staff Member

    good morning and welcome to the VFG, GroovyTwinkies, BirdCageVintage and Priyanka!
  8. sewingmachinegirl

    sewingmachinegirl Administrator

    Welcome Priyanka, Groovy Twinkies, and BirdCageVintage , you will love it here!! :hiya:
  9. karen mizzi

    karen mizzi Registered Guest

    I've been watching from the sidelines for a while. I love restoring anything vintage. Mainly furniture and dresses. I started an online store selling
    My 2 favourite eras are the 30s and 60s. I used to love playing in my mums wardrobe with all her 60s clothing and I love the 30s because my favourite movies as a child were with Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers.

    I love learning about Vintage and this website is like my bible for labels.

    Karen x
  10. theresa carmagnola

    theresa carmagnola Registered Guest

    Good Morning! I am new to the website...and I am looking for guidance.
    I recently received dozens of vintage couture including designers Chanel, Valentino, St Johns, Emanuel Ungaro
    Some of the items still have their original price tags in place. Most of the clothing is from the late 60's to the late 90's
    Is there a market for such items...just not sure what to do with all these clothes.
    I appreciate any feed back.
  11. shadesoftime

    shadesoftime Registered Guest

    Hello everyone!

    I recently signed up, after a few months of going through thrift shops and collecting vintage clothing items. I used to go to thrift shops in order to find clothes for myself, and was often disappointed, but since discovering some lovely/funny/beautiful vintage pieces, going there is now so exciting to me, and feels like a treasure hunt! I do not have any background in fashion though, so I just had to learn along the way, and am still pretty bad at dating clothing in the absence of labels/recognizable zips, etc.
    So far, the VFG website as been a mine of very useful information, and I love to read the forums and see your expertise about dating garments. I hope to learn a lot from that, from on the field observations, as well as from the recommended literature. It is also great to know that I will have a place where I can share my newly found treasures, and if I may, I would also appreciate to ask your opinion about some of the items I found and have doubts about. I also hope that I will be able to contribute through my own research!

    Thank you

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  12. vaseline_deon

    vaseline_deon Registered Guest

    lifelong fashion fiend here and tho i have people with whom i talk to about it, im almost at the point of being too far gone/esoteric for most. LOVE vintage and as an artist and designer fashion history and garment construction is a huge, wonderful world to me.

    feel like i need to be learning more than im obsessively hoarding the amazing pile of vintage dresses. learn about makes, history, etc etc. ive been active on art and sewing forumz before but never onez about fashion. i think this is a great distraction from the likes of facebook.
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  13. Velvet Willows

    Velvet Willows Registered Guest

    Hello all!

    I'm new to the world of vintage selling, though I have always loved having my own personal collection of vintage clothing.
    I still feel so new and overwhelmed in learning everything there is to know about vintage clothing & vintage selling so I thought I would join the forums to expand my knowledge :)

    I'm 25, live in Worcester MA but am originally from Poland Spring, Maine (yes, like the water) and I have one spoiled cat named Samantha.
    My day job is in the mental health field and while I LOVE LOVE LOVE my job working in a group home for 18-23 year olds with mental illness, it's really hard to pay off student loans & save for a future when you work in social services!

    I look forward to being a part of this community & hope to learn much from the many expert vintage sellers on here...
  14. Pinkcoke

    Pinkcoke Alumni

    Hello Velvet! (curious minds want to know is that your first name?) If so how lush!
    This is a great place to learn, I joined as a guest a few years ago for similar reasons and have never looked back. If you haven't already, I'd start by reading through some of the guides on the website, such as our timeline, and maybe one of the specialist topics that takes your fancy. Feel free to ask any questions in the Q&A thread.
  15. OneSpanishFly

    OneSpanishFly Registered Guest

    Hello Ladies and Gents. My name is Andrew. I've been in love with the thrill of finding rare and unique items since I was younger. My parents would take me to various flea markets and vintage fairs on the weekends, so I developed the itch early on. Recently I have started to become more serious about the collecting and trading of vintage clothing. I am excited to be joining this community and look forward to sharing my finds. I have already found so much valuable information, I love it!:)
  16. Retro Ruth

    Retro Ruth Administrator Staff Member

    Welcome Andrew, velvet and all the others, do jump in.
  17. atticoftreasures2007

    atticoftreasures2007 Registered Guest

    Hi my name is Jan! Ever since I was a child I appreciated vintage and antique treasures. I have a love for vintage jewelry, and am a collector, buyer and seller of it. I feel like an outfit without jewelry is like a cupcake without icing!
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  18. DianaTheArtisanal

    DianaTheArtisanal Registered Guest

    I just registered today and look forward to getting to know you all! I sell vintage on Etsy. Mostly jewelry. Glad to be here!
  19. SleepingBeauty

    SleepingBeauty Registered Guest

    Hello everyone! Just a quick introduction. I live in Australia and appreciate vintage jewelry, handbags and fashion items. I can't say I am a collector, but I have been lucky enough to be given a few beautiful vintage pieces as gifts over the years. Nice to meet you all and looking forward to having a look around!
  20. The Vintage Merchant

    The Vintage Merchant Administrator Staff Member

    Welcome SleepingBeauty, Diana and Jan!

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