Monday, March 31, 2014

Where to Buy Vintage Clothing: An Unexpected Estate Sale in Historic Miami

Whether you are a reseller or casual collector reach out to your local estate sale companies and organizers. I suggest serious resellers formally introduce themselves (more on that later) but if you just love finding vintage treasures let everyone know.

I called an organizer several months ago inquiring about the vintage clothing selection that would be available at a particular sale.  To my surprise she called me this Friday to let me know that she was having her own sale... of her personal vintage collection!

I would read about how other shop owners would score dozens of fabulous finds from the back of forgotten closets and seemingly stumble upon homes over flowing with treasures. How did they get so lucky! While pounding the pavement and scouring ads is necessary, you can increase your chances by simply asking in advance. You never know when you'll be surprised with a great sale!

As an added bonus, the sale was in a beautiful old part of Miami filled with 1920's architecture. Photographs are NOT of the home I visited, just other historic properties in the neighborhood.

Enjoy the rest of the tour and see what beautiful 1930s - 1960s pieces I found after the jump!

Luxurious velvet coat ♥ spunky granny square sweater ♥ hand painted chiffon evening gown ♥ beaded sequin top ♥  lace and satin girdle ♥ cherry blossom pencil skirt ♥ lace flower bridal veil antique doe and fawn tapestry ♥ crochet afghans 

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