BlastFromThePastBags

Handpicked one of a kind bags and purses

Varna, Bulgaria · 473 Sales

BlastFromThePastBags

Handpicked one of a kind bags and purses

Varna, Bulgaria 473 Sales On Etsy since 2013

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Announcement   Welcome to my little vintage world! BlastFromThePastBags is the right place for you if you love high-quality accessories that never go out of date and still look chic. It is the right place for you if you don't like spending money on fast fashion that changes the next season. It is the right place for you if you don't want to change your entire closet every year. It is the right place for you if you want to have trendy pieces that time has proven to last. It is the right place for you if you love to look like an eternal fashion icon at all times. It is the place for you if you love to enjoy and bring new life to vintage pieces. Last but not least it is the right place for you if you love to have fun, express yourself and inspire people around you.
My husband and I truly believe that each of our vintage pieces carries a message. Each bag or purse, belt or waist cincher, each pair of shoes or sandals has a story to tell. Each vintage piece will help you express your true self and inspire others.

In my shop you will find one of a kind accessories - bags, purses, belts and waist cinchers, shoes and sandals, skirts and tops. BlastFromThePastBags is a small family owned business. All of my items are personally handpicked by me or my husband from vintage and thrift shops and from my mom and my grandma's closets. My vintage bags, shoes, belts and accessories date back to the 60s, 70s, 80s and 90s. In my little vintage boutique you will find vintage leather bags, satchels, totes, shoulder and hand bags, doctors bags, Kelly style purses, canvas shopping bags, sisal beach baskets, small evening clutches and more. You will also find unique accessories - belts, shoes, scarves, skirts, dresses, tops, jackets and many more!

This is a place where you can enjoy, and bring new life to unique vintage bags! Our bags are the keepers of all those most important things that we need every day. I would like to think of the bags as not just as accessories, but creatures that we can bring life to. We use them every day, they help us organize our stuff, they takes us through each day. The bags made us happy, they bring joy and positivity. They help us be who we truly are!

Vintage bags and antique purses deserve to be with us today. They have traveled through decades to reach us today. They have been stored in attics, garages, basements and some have managed to survive until today. Some purses have been passed through generations, almost like heritage - from mother to daughter.

I am one of those girls. I truly love everything vintage, everything that has a story to tell. I used to watch my mom dress when I was little. I admired her stylish clothes, shoes and bags. I wanted to have them that very moment, as I was watching her starring at the mirror. I wanted to be a grown up, so I can wear the same clothes as her. It was very much the same when I was staying at my grandma's during the holidays. I have always fell for old-fashioned clothes and accessories. I just love them! I love the thought of having something special, something that noone else has, something unique, something that you can really find today.

Welcome to my world!

Warm regards,
Dobi
BlastFromThePastBags

Announcement

Last updated on Mar 7, 2018

Welcome to my little vintage world! BlastFromThePastBags is the right place for you if you love high-quality accessories that never go out of date and still look chic. It is the right place for you if you don't like spending money on fast fashion that changes the next season. It is the right place for you if you don't want to change your entire closet every year. It is the right place for you if you want to have trendy pieces that time has proven to last. It is the right place for you if you love to look like an eternal fashion icon at all times. It is the place for you if you love to enjoy and bring new life to vintage pieces. Last but not least it is the right place for you if you love to have fun, express yourself and inspire people around you.
My husband and I truly believe that each of our vintage pieces carries a message. Each bag or purse, belt or waist cincher, each pair of shoes or sandals has a story to tell. Each vintage piece will help you express your true self and inspire others.

In my shop you will find one of a kind accessories - bags, purses, belts and waist cinchers, shoes and sandals, skirts and tops. BlastFromThePastBags is a small family owned business. All of my items are personally handpicked by me or my husband from vintage and thrift shops and from my mom and my grandma's closets. My vintage bags, shoes, belts and accessories date back to the 60s, 70s, 80s and 90s. In my little vintage boutique you will find vintage leather bags, satchels, totes, shoulder and hand bags, doctors bags, Kelly style purses, canvas shopping bags, sisal beach baskets, small evening clutches and more. You will also find unique accessories - belts, shoes, scarves, skirts, dresses, tops, jackets and many more!

This is a place where you can enjoy, and bring new life to unique vintage bags! Our bags are the keepers of all those most important things that we need every day. I would like to think of the bags as not just as accessories, but creatures that we can bring life to. We use them every day, they help us organize our stuff, they takes us through each day. The bags made us happy, they bring joy and positivity. They help us be who we truly are!

Vintage bags and antique purses deserve to be with us today. They have traveled through decades to reach us today. They have been stored in attics, garages, basements and some have managed to survive until today. Some purses have been passed through generations, almost like heritage - from mother to daughter.

I am one of those girls. I truly love everything vintage, everything that has a story to tell. I used to watch my mom dress when I was little. I admired her stylish clothes, shoes and bags. I wanted to have them that very moment, as I was watching her starring at the mirror. I wanted to be a grown up, so I can wear the same clothes as her. It was very much the same when I was staying at my grandma's during the holidays. I have always fell for old-fashioned clothes and accessories. I just love them! I love the thought of having something special, something that noone else has, something unique, something that you can really find today.

Welcome to my world!

Warm regards,
Dobi
BlastFromThePastBags

Dobromira Velikova

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Dobromira Velikova

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About

The Passion For Vintage

Hi :)

I am glad to see you here! Welcome to my little vintage world :)

My name is Dobi and I am obsessed with vintage clothes and accessories. I love bags and purses, shoes and boots, clothes and accessories from the 70s, 80s and 90s. I have some items from the 50s and 60s also. My vintage passion started since I was a little girl. I was born and raised in a tiny town on the Black sea cost called Balchik. When I was a kid often times my mom would drop me off at my grandma's apartment to spend the weekend there. I absolutely loved to stay in my granny's apartment. Everything about it was so fascinating - from the retro green wallpapers to all the little treasuries I would find in her closet or the drawers of her dressing table. I would often times pull out a dress from the 50s and put her red kitten heels on, add some red lipstick on my lips and cheeks and ready to rock! I was really dreaming big back then, although I was just a little girl. Like every little girl I wanted to become a famous movie star, a well known singer or a beautiful model so I can dress up and look awesome in this retro classic chic all the time.
Well... none of this happened. I am not a movie star nor a singer. But dreams evolve with time and as we all grow our dreams change.

I moved to Varna - one of the big cities in Bulgaria, over a decade ago. In my early 20s I discovered thrifting. It was amazing! I loved it and I just could not stop. I never did. Every once in a while I would go out on tour around the thrift and vintage shops in the city and I would always find something gorgeous for myself. I had a big closet with all the amazing vintage clothes, bags and shoes. I guess you can call it an obsession and I loved it.

Over five years ago I met a great guy - Mihail, who is currently my loving husband. When we moved in together he knew how passionate I was about vintage clothes and accessories. He knows that I am happiest when I go out looking for amazing pieces from different eras. He knows I love thrifting! It's just my passion. He inspired me and challenged me to turn my hobby into a business, so I can do what I love every day. It was his idea to open up our own shop and share the cute vintage finds with the world. Both of us run our cute little vintage shop on Etsy and Misho is involved in every aspect of the business. He helps me dig up amazing items in vintage and thrift shops , takes photos, stages my photoshoots, acts as my mode sometimes for mens vintage clothing and accessories, he also helps with packing and shipping the orders. We work together side by side as a team and as a family. And I am so glad we do :)

Now we live together in our cute little apartment here in Varna, which is also my work space. Once I bring my lovely items that I have found home, I carefully clean the vintage purses and the accessories, I hand wash the vintage scarves, skirts, shirts and dresses so they can be ready to be used as soon as you receive them. I photoshoot them as well - right on our little balcony, or in our living room agains he soft green wall. I am also modelling some of my items at times, I am in most of the pictures you will see in my shop. So I guess part of my dream as a kid has become a reality, although in a slightly different way :)

If you are reading this right now, I trust you are a vintage lover just like me. So we already have a lot in common. We share the same passion, which brings likeminded people together.

Thank you for being here! Take a tour and take a look around! You never know what vintage find you will fall in love with :)

Thank you,
Dobi & Misho

Shop members

  • Dobromira Velikova

    Owner

    HI guys :) My name is Dobi and I am a vintage lover, perhaps just like you, so we have a lot in common already. Vintage clothes and accessories have always attracted me since I was a little girl. I guess once you go vintage you can never go back :)

  • Mihail Velikov

    Owner

    Misho is my amazing and loving husband who helps me run my Etsy shop in every possible way. He is involved in all the process in place - from the selection of my items, photo shoots, packing and shipping. We both do it all together side by side.

  • Margarita Velikova

    Owner

    Magi is our beautiful little girl, who brings joy and happiness to our days!

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Last updated on Mar 10, 2017
Frequently asked questions

Do you offer worldwide shipping?

Yes, all of my vintage items can be shipped worldwide. I can ship your vintage piece of clothing or accessory to any part of the world. To find out how much shipping would cost to your country, feel free to take a look at the shipping section underneath the photos of the vintage item you have selected.

What’s your handling time?

I will prepare and ship your vintage item within 3 working days after you have places your order. As soon as I ship your vintage bag, belt or accessory, I will update your Etsy order details and mark it as shipped. Handling time may vary sometimes due to national holidays. I will notify you in advance if this happens.

How long will my vintage item take to arrive?

I will ship your vintage item within 3 working days via the Bulgarian post office services - BulPost. After I ship your item I will mark your order as shipped and I will update your Etsy order with the tracking number.

Items shipped within the European Union usually take around 6-10 working days. Overseas delivery usually takes around 15-20 working days. Depending on the destination country and the postal services it might take longer but should not take more than 21 business days.

If for any reason you do not receive your vintage piece of clothing or accessories within 21 working days, feel free to contact me back. I will investigate the case and get back to you with an update as soon as possible.

Will I get a tracking number?

Yes, I ship all my vintage items via registered post with a tracking number. I will send you the tracking number as soon as I ship your package, so you can track your vintage bag or purse, shoes or scarf till it reaches your door.

Do you offer shipping upgrades in case I need my vintage item quicker?

Yes, I can organize a courier for you in case you would like to receive your vintage bag, belt or accessory faster. Feel free to contact me if you need your vintage item quicker and I can courier it over to you. I will be able to give you a quote and approximate shipping time for the item you have selected.

Do you offer gift wrapping and packaging?

All my items come neatly packaged in simple craft paper and twain with a sticker with BlastFromThePastBags logo, a business card and a thank you note. They are gift-ready. If you'd like to present the vintage bag, scarf, dress, shirt or belt as a gift, just let me know and I will be happy to white anything you'd like on the thank you card. If you are presenting the item as a gift for special occasion, just let me know and I can use special gift wrapping paper that corresponds to the theme :)

Are there any specific care instructions for my leather bag/belt?

Most of the vintage bags, purses, shoes, sandals, boots and belts in my shop are made of genuine leather. Leather goods are usually very easy to care for and will last you for a very long time if you take proper care of them.

*Every other day, give your item a quick sweep with a soft dry cloth.
*Every 3-4 weeks condition the leather apply special leather conditioner/ polish on a soft cloth and gentry rub the surface. Test it out on small surface first, as some leather items may slightly change their color depending on the polish/ conditioner you use.
*To preserve the shape of your bag, fill it with stuffing when you are not using it, to ensure that it stays in shape.

Are there any specific care instructions for my vintage shirt/ skirt/ dress/ scarf?

I carefully hand wash all of my vintage items, so they are ready to wear as soon as you receive them. Some of my vintage items have care instructions marked on the label. For the ones that do not have care instructions, I would recommend to wash them by hand or machine wash them using a gently cycle and warm water and wash them with similar colors.

Do you accept custom or personalized orders?

All the items in my shop are vintage and they are one of a kind. Most of my items are from the 70s, 80s and 90s. Due to the nature of the items in my shop, I am unable to accept custom or personalized orders. However if you are looking for something special, let me know and I will be happy to get in touch if I get my hands on something similar :)

If I am not satisfied with the vintage item I have ordered, will I be able to return it?

Yes. If for any reason you the item that you have ordered for not feel quite right to you, or you have simply changed your mind, feel free to contact me within 14 days after you have received your package. I will provide you with a return address, so you can ship your vintage bag, belt, shoes, shirt, dress, skirt or scarf back. I will organize a refund for you once the item arrives back. The shipping charges are non-refundable.