AlexSandras

AlexSandra's Vintage Emporium

Oregon, United States · 721 Sales

AlexSandras

AlexSandra's Vintage Emporium

Oregon, United States 721 Sales On Etsy since 2010

5 out of 5 stars
(315)

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-Website: alexsandras.com
-Instagram: vintagediva

When I was four years old my Grandmother (we called her Nani) gave me a box of sparkling rhinestone costume jewelry. My Grandfather owned a mens clothing store in downtown Portland, Oregon from 1938-1978. When Nani would pass through Lipman Wolfe and Co. the sales girls would say, "Oh, Mrs. Bolger, you simply MUST have this blue rhinestone bracelet by Weiss." Despite the fact that a two inch wide bracelet was far too overwhelming for her Wallis Simpson, Duchess of Windsor style she would buy these fanciful gems and leave them in her jewel box, hardly worn and awaiting my arrival.

Vintage costume jewelry has always been my passion and as I grew up fashion, American history and attention to detail were added to the mix.

I am now a seamstress specializing in historic restoration in addition to being a collector of vintage clothing, jewelry and accessories for the past three decades. Buying and selling vintage and antique goods has been how I have made my living since 1998. In 2004 I opened AlexSandra's Vintage Emporium on Interstate Avenue in Portland, Oregon in a small 1924 bungalow home containing a collection of vintage finery from 1968 and before. Now open by appointment only, if you're near or visiting Portland, Oregon visit this link to make an appointment for vintage shopping any day between 10am-8pm with 24 hours notice.

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The vintage clothing offered here has been spotted, appropriately laundered and repaired when needed.

Announcement
Last updated on Mar 22, 2016

-Visit our sister store dedicated to the Vintage Bride:
http://www.etsy.com/shop/unionmadebride
-Website: alexsandras.com
-Instagram: vintagediva

When I was four years old my Grandmother (we called her Nani) gave me a box of sparkling rhinestone costume jewelry. My Grandfather owned a mens clothing store in downtown Portland, Oregon from 1938-1978. When Nani would pass through Lipman Wolfe and Co. the sales girls would say, "Oh, Mrs. Bolger, you simply MUST have this blue rhinestone bracelet by Weiss." Despite the fact that a two inch wide bracelet was far too overwhelming for her Wallis Simpson, Duchess of Windsor style she would buy these fanciful gems and leave them in her jewel box, hardly worn and awaiting my arrival.

Vintage costume jewelry has always been my passion and as I grew up fashion, American history and attention to detail were added to the mix.

I am now a seamstress specializing in historic restoration in addition to being a collector of vintage clothing, jewelry and accessories for the past three decades. Buying and selling vintage and antique goods has been how I have made my living since 1998. In 2004 I opened AlexSandra's Vintage Emporium on Interstate Avenue in Portland, Oregon in a small 1924 bungalow home containing a collection of vintage finery from 1968 and before. Now open by appointment only, if you're near or visiting Portland, Oregon visit this link to make an appointment for vintage shopping any day between 10am-8pm with 24 hours notice.

https://hirefrederick.com/alexsandras-vintage-emporium/services/80058b01-45e3-42eb-8ef7-dd2f1e825d08/openings

The vintage clothing offered here has been spotted, appropriately laundered and repaired when needed.

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I love all the tiny details in this 1940s jacket. The lining has a cable car print, the buttons are self covered and decorated with a stitch of thread that goes on to secure them to the garment while pin tucking details can be found beneath the collar.
Now listing 1940s and 1950s jackets and suits. These are two of the three labels that can be found in this fitted 1950s charcoal beauty.
Now listing 1940s hats including this beauty that bears my favorite Meier and Frank label.
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About

Bringing good things back to life.

Aside from the uniqueness provided by old timey garments and
accessories, my love for them deepens when I am privileged enough to have their story shared with me. Often by the families of the people who originally owned my inventory but most fortunately when it's from the owners themselves. Many a mother and daughter's items have passed through my hands over the years. I have shared their stories with new owners who continue to remember them and cherish their time spent on earth.

Drama is the signature of AlexSandra's Vintage Emporium. Along with my charming Mother and a variety of dear old friends and new acquaintances we showcase a small sliver of the inventory predating 1976 from my collection located in Portland, Oregon.

As a self taught seamstress, I also refashion many family wedding dresses here in Portland. On Saturdays and Sundays I entertain guests while they are permitted to peek at my vast inventory. Brides visit for fittings and consultations. During the week I list items in both my Etsy shops, clean and repair garments and accessories, do my weekend sewing, and get wrapped up in the occasional fashion show. In the interim, old timey goodies come flying through the air at me.

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  • AlexSandra

    Owner

    An interest in not dressing like everyone else led me to a life of vintage early on. Raised by an actress and performing myself gave me an appreciation for the eccentric. As a self taught seamstress and a Virgo, vintage condition detail is my jam.

  • Mary Lynn Bolger

    Mother Dear

    My courageous Mother, Mary Lynn is the world's finest volunteer. She's a natural born gluer, replacing rhinestones like a boss. Miraculously, she finds ironing relaxing. She invented Advanced Style with her signature white hairdo in the 1970s.

Shop policies

Last updated on January 8, 2013

Accepted payment methods

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  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
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Payment
Payment is expected within three days of purchase. We are happy to reserve items for purchase at a specified date. All layaway proposals are considered. We accept all methods of payment including PayPal, personal checks and money orders.
Shipping
I take the utmost care in packing and shipping all my vintage treasures. All items are shipped via Priority Mail within 1-2 business days. Items can be shipped more quickly if buyer covers shipping costs.

I happily ship to International customers using USPS Priority Mail International. I do not falsify customs forms and your country may charge you a value added tax for which you are responsible.
Refunds and Exchanges
In over a decade of selling items over the internet, I have never offered returns unless I made some error in the listing. So far it's happened twice. Flaws are noted and photographed when needed or available upon request. As a seamstress I excel at measuring garments, recommend you measure something of similar style and am always happy to walk you through how something might fit.

As I specialize in items from 1968 and before, everything is sold as found in used condition.

Should I make an error, returns may be accepted with notification of the problem and the customer agrees to pay shipping both ways. A 15% restocking fee will apply.
Additional policies and FAQs
Please note that our vintage clothing is shown on models who fit it properly. Any pinning or modification to fit will be noted in listing.