Vintage Etsy Society Street Team
Collectors of Vintage Vera Neumann
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Just a little comment from a mostly sometimes visitor here! I used to work at the Vera showroom in NYC back in the early 70s and have been looking at the various scarves available on Etsy to have just one as a reminder of those days.....so even if new ones do come out, great! I didn't hear about it myself, but I saw it here first!
Posted at 10:19 pm Aug 9, 2012 EDT
I have mixed feelings about this. I hadn't heard this info, so thank you for letting us know. I am going to google it and see if I can find info. I collect her scarves, some I sell but some I just can't part with. I have a thing for anything Vera anyway. My mom's name was Vera and in 1979 she bought me my very first Vera tablecloth when I got married. I still have it.
Anyway, bringing the brand back into the spotlight could strengthen demand for the vintage pieces, which would be a good thing. I just hope it doesn't "water down" the name, though. My first thought is how famous designers go and put their "lower end" versions in regular stores like Target and H&M. For instance, when I sell something vintage Norma Kamali, it should be worth something. But some of the younger folks out there know her only by the line she did for Walmart. That, for me, can be the kiss of death.
My 2 cents. Have a great day everyone!
Posted at 11:32 am Aug 15, 2012 EDT
I have just learned that kitchen linens are already being reproduced & sold. I don't shop in "regular" stores & only learned this because a kind stranger contacted me regarding tea towels in my shop I believed to be pristine vintage, only to sadly learn they are brand spankin new. More excellent info here:
Posted at 7:48 am Aug 22, 2012 EDT