Assumed from the word “Vantage”, the store gives vantage for vintage lovers to shop gorgeous pieces from different decades. I have to say, if I only had a credit card to shop online – I would for sure bought the lovely lace jacket underneath. To celebrate my 100th post, I was privileged enough to interview the fashion lovers behind VPV, and I can proudly that they have become my very first sponsor.
Tell us about “VantagePointVintage” and why you guys started it.
I’ve always loved to shop and have enjoyed wearing unique and eclectic outfits. My husband also is a vintage clothing lover, especially vintage t-shirts. In the beginning of 2008 he decided to start selling some old t-shirts online as a way to pay for new vintage finds and over the past 2.5 years VPV has evolved from our modest roots.
What are your favorite items in the store at the moment and how would you dress this up?
We have some really fabulous items in the store right now. The fall / winter season is one of my favorites to dress for. Our store is currently featuring several adorable sweaters and cardigans (my personal weakness) that are perfect to pair with boots, stockings and a mini dress, or your favorite pair of jeans. For men, we have several rockabilly flannel shirts, which I think is a great look for guys, especially when paired with a dark wash jean and pea coat or leather jacket.
How do you and your husband choose the items to the store?
When choosing items for the VPV store, we look for vintage items in great condition, keeping in mind the current trends as well as classic looks. We are especially excited when we discover really unique items; giving our customers the opportunity to express their personal sense of style through a rare or unusual piece is an important goal.
The store consists of many clothes from different decades, what is your favorite decade?
There are really amazing clothes from every decade that have left a lasting impression on fashion. I appreciate the beauty of classic items from the 50’s and 60’s and think they make great wardrobe staples. I also really like to add a bit of “punch” to my outfits and enjoy mixing in statement pieces from the 70’s and 80’s when fashion was a bit more dramatic. For example, I love wearing a simple 60’s trench coat over my skinnies, pumps, and vintage blouse. Another look I love is layering a great 80’s blazer over a cute mini dress.