I know most of you have Etsy accounts and have already experienced shopping on Etsy. It is always fantastic when you find a great deal or an item that fits perfectly on your figure or even a great addition to your vintage wardrobe.
I came across an amazing shop called Hollie Point Vintage run by a sweet gal named Jennifer. Here is an interview with Jennifer about her fantastic vintage shop:
When did your love of vintage begin?
It's really hard to pinpoint just when my love of vintage began. As a child I was fascinated by the costumes in old movies and I was obsessed with Tom Tierney paper dolls, the Vivien Leigh and Grace Kelly dolls were my favorites! I was also very much influenced by my grandmother's clothing that she'd kept from the fifties. She would occasionally let me look through her old jewelry boxes containing rhinestones and retro modern treasures, which was always such a delight!
When did you begin selling vintage?
I began selling vintage by selling to local stores. Anytime I found a vintage piece in a thrift store or at a garage sale I bought them just so that I could study them and enjoy them for a little while.
I ended up with pieces that didn't fit or that weren't my style so I eventually wanted to pass them on to someone who could use them. I think my Etsy shop grew out of my desire to collect as
much vintage as I could possibly get my hands on!
Why do you love vintage?
I love vintage because it tells stories. There is something almost mystical about a garment that has been worn and loved. Old dresses provide subtle clues about the lives of the women who wore them. My job often gives me the opportunity to learn more about these women, sometimes by speaking directly to them or to their friends or relatives and it's always so thrilling when I can learn that a particular dress was worn to a particular event on such and such a day. Clothing is a very effective memory cue so when people speak about clothes that they have worn it can elicit very strong emotions, usually very positive emotions.
Tell us more about your shop and why you love selling?
Collecting and selling vintage is my all-consuming passion. I try to think of my shop as more than just a clothing store. It's like my own temporary museum that gives me the opportunity to both teach about and learn about the history of dress and the history of women. I also love that my job allows me to make other vintage enthusiasts happy. It is always such a thrill to hear from a customer who is delighted with her new dress or accessory.
Here some of Jennifer's amazing dresses that are in her Etsy Shop now!
Hollie Point Vintage carries dresses from the 1920's to the 1970's as well as, skirts, suits, gowns, tops, jackets, coats, hats, purses, and jewelry. There is just eye candy everywhere!!! And best of all is that there is a wide range of prices as well depending on your budget, so there really is something for everyone.
I just adore this seller. Aside from the fact that she is selling beautiful vintage items, what is best of all is that she is so very nice. There is nothing better than purchasing something from someone and getting the best customer service EVER. It is something that is special to find in any shop you enter, even a cyber one.
So stop by and check out Hollie Point Vintage. Let me know what pieces are your favorites. You can also help me spread the word on this wonderful shop by sharing her items in your Pinterest boards.
I hope you enjoyed this spotlight on Hollie Point Vintage and that you find some amazing pieces to add to your vintage wardrobe. Happy Shopping!!