Saturday, 21 September 2013

Anniversary Sale!

Here's the exciting news, I spoke about in my last post. Elly Maggy Vintage turns one on Tuesday!! I can't believe it has been 12 months since I opened the store!

Things began quite slowly while I figured out the quirks of Etsy and picture-taking but, since the start of 2013, it's been getting busier and I've been sending more and more vintage to far-flung places (Australia, New Zealand, Brazil, America, Norway,'s a long list!). It has been especially lovely to hear back from customers who are enjoying their new clothes! As a thank you and to celebrate the shop's birthday, I am offering 20% off in the store from Monday to Wednesday (23rd-25th).

**Prices will be automatically updated and no other discount codes will be accepted during the sale**

Enjoy the sale. And THANK YOU!!!

Sunday, 15 September 2013

Just listed

It has been a horrible day here weather-wise. The wind has been tossing around the beech trees, throwing birds out of branches, and a torrential rainstorm has been rattling the windows. As a result, I've spent a lazy Sunday afternoon indoors but I have managed to get up a new listing in the shop. I took the pictures two weeks ago (when the sun was shining!) but I've been sitting on them since then. Finally they're up online!

Painterly floral Regina Kravitz union-made button-up dress
Look at that capelet!

It deserves a close-up!
...and another one!
And so does the hip pocket with its lovely pleats!
Here's the dress in action
Take a little look in the shop for all the details. I made a reconnaisance trip to town for new pieces yesterday and managed to see a few nice bits and bobs. I usually buy things straightaway for the Etsy shop but I was in a rush so I'll be going back tomorrow with fingers crossed that they're all still there! The update might be a little way off as I'll be away for work at the end of the week for a few days (so any items bought on Thursday-Friday will be shipped after the weekend) but I have some good news to post before then so keep your eyes peeled!

Monday, 9 September 2013

North West Wanderings II

With autumn arriving, I wanted to share a couple of photos from the start of an unusually sunny summer. Back when the sun was just starting to shine, I took a daytrip by train to Chester. I wandered along the river, in front of The Rows and through the ancient ampitheatre, where a Roman foot soldier was giving a guided tour and workers munched on sandwiches among the remains.

I spent a small part of the day thrifting and found a 1970s dress, which has already sold and made its way across the sea to New York. It's funny to think of the journey it has made!

The ruins of St John the Baptist's Church

Me looking awkward in front of the camera!

Sunday, 8 September 2013

Autumn pieces

1950s Vogue plaid jacket
After the mini update yesterday, I wanted to post some autumn goodies I've been adding to the shop over the past week. A couple of these pieces have been listed just a few minutes ago! There's stuff from the 1950s to the 1990s with every decade in between.

1990s black zip-up cardigan
80s does 40s wasp waist jacket
1980s Jaeger Annie Hall trousers
1980s Jaeger plaid skirt in navy, cream and orange
1970s chestnut brown knit
1960s knit polo shirt with scalloped collar
1970s patchwork suede bag
I'm very pleased that there are now more than 70 pieces in the shop for the first time since I opened Elly Maggy Vintage. With the chaotic busyness of the last few weeks hopefully done and dusted and a more regular schedule with work outside the shop, I aim to devote more time to thrifting and listing. I have some exciting plans up my sleeve for later this month so look out for news on here!

Saturday, 7 September 2013

End of summer

Here's a mini shop update with pieces for changeable end of summer / start of autumn weather. Click on the links for information on each item... And keep scrolling down because I've saved the best 'til last with this update - a beautiful 1970s Indian dress! I have a big autumn update planned for tomorrow/Monday so stay tuned for details on this ol' blog... I hope you like the new pieces!

1960s pleated tennis skirt
1980s floral print boatneck dress
1990s lemon and lime print sheer blouse
1970s Indian cotton dress