Brie's Gift Gallery - Vintage & Handcrafted Finds

Illinois, United States · 59 Sales


Brie's Gift Gallery - Vintage & Handcrafted Finds

Illinois, United States 59 Sales On Etsy since 2007

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Announcement   Unique high-quality and designer vintage costume jewelry from the 1940s-1980s plus other occasional surprises!


Last updated on 31 Jan, 2016

Unique high-quality and designer vintage costume jewelry from the 1940s-1980s plus other occasional surprises!

Brigid McAlpin

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Brigid McAlpin


From Part-Time Fun to Full-Time Passion, Brie's Has Come Full Circle!

The mother-daughter team of Annamarie and Brigid McAlpin has been serving the Chicagoland area since 1982. We have designed and created a number of different products over the years such as hair accessories, hats and jackets. Since 1995 we have designed vintage glass bead and crystal jewelry under the company name Windy City Jewelry. In 2004 we formed an artist's group, Flower Girls Gifts, to provide local boutiques and galleries with an expanded selection of floral-themed gifts in addition to the jewelry.

In 2006 we decided to combine the concepts of handcrafted and vintage into one store, Brie's Gift Gallery, where we offer the work of an expanded group of artists in addition to vintage home accessories and small furniture pieces placed on consignment by Brigid's eBay and estate sale clients. We started in a 450 square foot store which we quickly outgrew and in 2008 moved to a larger location 1 1/2 blocks west of our first store. In 2011 we moved again to Uptown Park Ridge. In 2014 we downsized from a brick and mortar location to an in-home studio where jewelry may be purchased by appointment. We also expand our offerings and hold three pop-up sales per year - Spring, Fall and Holiday.

In 2008 we launched our estate sale business, Brie's Estate Sales. We specialize in helping those who are moving, retiring or settling an estate turn their unwanted property into cash.

We are excited to share some of our great finds with you. Thank you for visiting and we look forward to serving you!

Shop members

  • Brigid McAlpin

    Owner, Maker, Curator

    From Finance degree to accountant to MBA to computer programmer to business owner, it's been a long and winding path! So happy to be able to follow my dream and own my own business. Look forward to seeing where the path will lead!

  • Annamarie McAlpin

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    From Fashion Merchandising degree to Floral Design certificate, I have always pursued the creative arts. Ahead of the trends and very prolific. Inspired by European travels, especially Paris! Love being a free spirit and let my imagination fly.

Shop policies

Last updated on 31 January, 2016
Welcome to the Brie's (Brigid & Annamarie's) Gift Gallery Etsy shop. We are a mother-daughter team who creates jewelry, pins and pincushions using vintage glass beads, crystals and jewelry components. We also conduct estate sales in the Chicago area on a regular basis under the name Brie's Estate Sales.

Our studio in Mount Prospect, IL showcases our work along with the work of other local artists. We also carry vintage home accessories and vintage costume jewelry. We have the best selection of handcrafted jewelry and vintage costume jewelry in the Chicagoland area. Our Etsy shop for handcrafted jewelry is windycityjewelry.

If you are close by you are welcome to pick up your Etsy purchases at our studio to save the shipping cost. For more information about our studio and to sign up for our e-mail newsletter, visit

We want you to know that our Etsy shop and studio items are NOT estate sale leftovers, nor do they come from the estate sales we conduct. They are carefully curated through various sources based on our many years of experience.

Thank you very much for your interest in our shop!

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
  • Money Order
  • Check
  • Other Method
Returns and exchanges
Please read the listing carefully, examine the photos and ask questions before purchasing as items are sold as is and are not returnable. Unauthorized returns are subject to a 20% restocking fee.
We accept PayPal, money orders, personal checks and VISA, MasterCard, Discover Card and American Express directly through our merchant account.
We ship worldwide, sending packages six days a week, Monday through Saturday. We will combine multiple items from any of our shops in the same package to save your shipping costs. Sorry but we are not able to ship large furniture pieces.
Additional policies and FAQs
We are happy to wholesale our items to qualified purchasers. Convo us for details!