Norma Jean Vintage LLC

Norma Jean Vintage LLC

We are continuing our exploration of the best and coolest Etsy has to offer with the fairly new and absolutely lovely shop called Norma Jean Vintage LLC. So far we mostly reviewed European brands and shops, so it is a real pleasure to be able to present to you an American brand for a change. Especially when it’s a vintage repro brand, which arealways near and dear to my heart.   Their name is, as…

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Mrs. V. discovers Dolly and Dotty

Mrs. V. discovers Dolly and Dotty

There are some things which are near and dear to my heart, like vintage, reproduction vintage and pretty pretty dresses. There are some things which are even dearer to my heart, and those are brands and shops who really believe in what they do, and to whom their work is a thing of love. It is always my great joy and privilege to find and discover new shops and brands, and get to peek behind…

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Mrs V has a crush on Callous Crow

Mrs V has a crush on Callous Crow

I can’t believe it took me this long to discover Etsy. Seriously. I mean, I was aware of it, I would sometimes poke around it a bit, but I never really dedicated my time to it as much as I should have, it turns out. Because boy, was I missing out! One of the stores that I almost missed (and am SO incredibly glad I didn’t) is Callous Crow. Now, what do you need to…

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Ticci Rockabilly

Ticci Rockabilly

  One of the largest sources of unique clothing, and at the same time one of the simplest platforms for small brands to sell on is etsy. Sometimes it can be difficult to find that right gem in a sea of vintage, upcycled and not at all handmade or unique items.  One brand, however, that seems to sail these choppy waters without a single hitch is Ticci Rockabilly. This quirky and unique retro brand was…

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Cherise Design

Cherise Design

It isn’t often that we have a chance to present you with something as special and unique as a bespoke seamstress. Back in 2007, Leea started Cherise Design from her living room, while still studying clothing design. She now has an atelier near the centre of Tampere in Finland. She is a true lover of vintage styles and designs, and spends her time creating beautiful vintage reproduction pieces using original vintage patterns modified slightly to…

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Mrs. V. discovers Belsira

Mrs. V. discovers Belsira

  Oh gentle reader, do I have a treat for you today! A month or so ago, I stumbled upon the website of Belsira, a brand with their own unique twist on the pinup and retro fashion. While a lot of brands and shops get their inspiration from past times and classical cuts, it mostly stays just that, an inspiration, and you kind of have to squint your eyes very hard to see where their…

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Atomic Lace

Atomic Lace

Oh gentle reader, do I have a thing for glitter, and for all those things creepy and cute. And if you give me creepy and cute at the same time, I am prone to high-pitched noises of delight. It is no wonder then that I fell in love with Atomic Lace the moment I saw what they have to offer. Atomic lace is just about everything you ever wanted in quirky jewellery. It is an…

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The Seamstress of Bloomsbury

The Seamstress of Bloomsbury

  Growing up with my grandparents, who were both tailors, gave me a special love for vintage fashion, be it original pieces or reproductions. And companies that specialize in authentic vintage reproduction pieces have a very special place in my heart. The seamstress of Bloomsbury is one such company. Named for the famous seamstress Lilian Wells, and based on her experience and designs, The Seamstress design and create authentic reproductions of 1940’s pieces.  And by…

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Altvenger meets Kate’s Clothing!

Altvenger meets Kate’s Clothing!

Kate’s Clothing is a UK-based alternative fashion shop which specializes in Gothic, Punk and creepy clothing, shoes and accessories. They offer a mind-blowing selection of brands and designs. You can find anything the spooky heart desires and more! They even stock brands such as Lip Service, which are hard to find in Europe. Believe me, I have shopped in various alternative stores and finding Lip Service clothing has always been almost impossible. Especially if you take into…

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Altvenger meets The Black Angel

Altvenger meets The Black Angel

    The Black Angel is a Gothic store based in Luxembourg. The founder, Tessy, opened one of the first alternative stores way back in 1999 and an online store was activated in 2001! The shop offers a wide range of Gothic and Alternative brands at reasonable prices and fast shipping. I had the pleasure to chat with one of their masterminds, Daniel! 🙂 1. Hello and thank you for joining us for this interview!…

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