BasyaBerkman

Basya Berkman Vintage Fashions

Illinois, United States · 1577 Sales

BasyaBerkman

Basya Berkman Vintage Fashions

Illinois, United States 1577 Sales On Etsy since 2010

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Julia

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Announcement   Discerning collection of women's vintage clothing and accessories, from designer to street style.

Follow my visual playground on pinterest: http://pinterest.com/basyaberkman/

Looking for sneak peeks of coming merchandise and behind the scenes shots? follow me on Instagram: http://instagram.com/basyaberkman

I also love to trade with my fellow Etsy shop-keepers! Sellers, contact me if you see something you want to barter!

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Last updated on May 28, 2016

Discerning collection of women's vintage clothing and accessories, from designer to street style.

Follow my visual playground on pinterest: http://pinterest.com/basyaberkman/

Looking for sneak peeks of coming merchandise and behind the scenes shots? follow me on Instagram: http://instagram.com/basyaberkman

I also love to trade with my fellow Etsy shop-keepers! Sellers, contact me if you see something you want to barter!

Julia

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About

Limitation Breeds Creativity.

I was a high school girl on a tight budget and a penchant for 60s granny shoes. The conformity of mall shopping was stifling, while the designer boutiques were out of my league. And so... I made do with thrift stores, flea markets, cast offs from older relatives; these became my "finds". The limits to my wallet opened up a world of unique self expression! Not infrequently would I be asked on the train where I got that amazing coat, dress, handbag, etc. Ta da! Self expression was achieved with money left over to buy books on Oscar Wilde! I had less amounts of clothes than the average 18 yr. old fashionista but I had quality stuff with serious impact. Basically, I did more with less.

Fast forward twenty years and the same philosophy fuels my shop as I joyfully rescue cast-off delicacies for your consuming pleasure in between homeschooling my two kids. I believe in using real life ladies as models to make the clothing come alive and to explore styling ideas. All of my models are friends or teens from my homeschool community.

A word about the name of the store. Basya was a tireless matriarch from the Old Country who inspired me to always look to the past with an eye for reinvention. A holocaust survivor, legendary dollar stretcher, and life-long seamstress, she nurtured all my childhood dreams. Every time I list an item in her name, I feel like I'm honoring her warmth, wisdom, and originality.

Keep up with sneak peeks and see my inspiration by following me here:
www.facebook.com/basyaberkmanvintage.

Follow my visual playground on pinterest: http://pinterest.com/basyaberkman/

Want more? The context for all I do is here: http://instagram.com/basyaberkman

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    Wardrobe Mistress, Owner, Creator

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