A Regal Affair : shop update

shop update

shopping list:

vintage 1950s houndstooth dress

vintage 1950s needlepoint kelly bag

vintage 1950s pink crocodile embossed handbag

vintage 1960s brown suede handbag

At last… finally a shop update that I can be proud of! It’s been a long time coming, since I’ve scouted and supplied vintage in my little Etsy shop. Not that it was by ‘choice’ but rather difficult obstacles and crazy circumstances… but now that the storm has passed, I’m very excited to do what I love (which is to supply exclusive vintage dresses and handbags to customers across the globe) all the while meeting people who share my passion for timeless fashion.

 I was lucky to come across this collection during my current visit back east. The houndstooth dress is in impeccable condition and would look beautiful worn from day to night. It really is that versatile… think… worn in the office with a fitted blazer and pumps during the day then off to that special dinner date followed by a martini in hand of course at night.   The pink crocodile kelly bag is a current favorite of mine just because of the color alone. For me, pink is the new black and I love how feminine it makes me feel. I also truly believe that a vintage kelly handbag (in any shape/color) will transform any basic uniform to something utterly chic.

Aside from the long awaited shop update, I plan to add new pieces on a weekly basis, yet I haven’t quite decided which day will work best. Monday seems appropriate but there’s something about kicking the weekend off to newly stocked vintage each Friday… any thoughts/suggestions?


A shop preview

shop update

shop update


Here’s a look at Mod Human’s shop update … I hope to have these items available in the shop no later than midnight. My family and I are going on a road trip for the next few days or so… first stop is Savannah Georgia, then Charleston South Carolina.  Who knows where else we will end up. See, the thing is my husband is an artist (oil paintings) and frequently we hit the road to sell his work. It’s fun, exciting, nerve wrecking and scary all in one big bundle. We usually pack up the vehicle, grab a road map and just drive to the nearest town to sell, sell, sell. Once the art is sold out, we take a deep breath and drive back to our lovely home to create more. It’s pretty awesome actually! This is why I hope to have the shop stocked with a few new items before we hit the road. Fingers crossed, I’m off! Wish us luck 😉

– oh! and have a fantastic weekend !

10.10 collection

vintage red beaded evening bag    

1960s brown leather kelly bag  

1960s black leather kelly bag

1950s plaid/wool  dress

1960s plaid/tweed pencil skirt 

1970s red plaid cape

There’s an ongoing trend happening right now in the shop, which consist of red’s, brown’s and mainly lots of plaid. Tis the season to wear plaid my darlings and M.H.V. is well stocked for the moment. This past Monday, baby J.J. and I went on a quick ‘handbag run’ and returned home with fantastic pieces… three of which are featured above and available for purchase. There are two additional purses I hope to have in the shop before the day ends… my mom and granny are visiting us today – which will free up my hands to work on photographing and listings.

The Charming Three

Newly Listed –

1960s plaid checkered tweed skirt

1970s red plaid wool pleated skirt

1950s mohair wool full skirt 

These lovely three, were purchased at a lonely antique shop located off the beaten path in a tiny town called Snellville, Georgia. The owner of the shop, is an old little lady that spends her time knitting sweaters and sipping chamomile tea – all while patiently waiting for customers to visit and hopefully make a purchase. Baby J.J. and I stayed for over an hour chatting with this dear lady and after browsing a few racks I was happily surprised to come across such charming skirts. I was told that these three skirts were purchased from the estate of a sweet woman who once taught english in France over 60 years ago before marrying and moving to the states.