April 27, 2012
Top 12 Etsy shops for mid-century fashion
Here, I’ve trawled over 100 pages in my Etsy Favourites folder to bring you my top 12 shops that specialise in fashion from the ’50s and ’60s.
1. Wear it Again
An excellent resource for the most exquisite ‘50s party frocks in organzas, chiffons, satins, tulles and taffetas. Keep an eye out for classic Alfred Shaheen frocks.
An impeccable collection of vintage dresses, with an impressive line-up of the prettiest ‘50s full-skirted frocks I’ve seen.
3. Dear Golden
This Michegan-based Etsy shop specialises in superbly-preserved frocks from the 20th century. Keep an eye out for magnificent ‘50s party and evening gowns.
4. Travern 7
A small but perfectly formed collection of unusual mid-century day and evening dresses, as well as suits and ensembles.
5. Hollie Point
A fantastic Etsy shop boasting an impressive range of day and evening dresses from the ‘50s and ‘60s, as well as an immaculately curated collection of jewellery and accessories. I love the floral enamel floral broches.
6. Swanee Grace
This New York-based shops stocks a great line-up of day dresses from the ‘50s and ‘60s, as well as separates and accessories.
7. Quirk Vintage Clothing
Based in LA, this Etsy shop specialises in mid-century day dresses, with a scattering of evening gowns, bridal, tops, sweaters, hats and coats for good measure. I spotted a Christian Dior ’50s dress here.
8. Capricious Traveller
A great collection of mostly day frocks from the twentieth century, with some interesting jewellery pieces as well.
9. Nod to Mod Vintage
This shop stocks a large range of frocks spanning the twentieth century, with some really fabulous pieces from the ‘50s and ‘60s.
One of the few really fab vintage shops on Etsy to sort by size, which is kinda important as a lot of vintage frocks are very tiny indeed.
11. My Favorite Vintage
An excellent shop for vintage shoes, as well as some rather incredible mid-century evening wear.
12. Simplicity is Bliss
Lots of fabulous ‘50s day frocks here, but I’ve also spotted some really lovely black cocktail numbers as well.