RESERVED --1930s Dress/ 30s Sheer Pinwheel Embroidered Gown / Peter Pan Collar / Button Front
1920s Coat / 20s Printed Abstract Lamé Coat/ Rare! / Amazing Museum Quality / Near Mint! / Saks and Co / Gold Metal Fibers
Rare 1930s Dress/ 30s Black and Silver Metallic Lame OPEN BACK Gown / Fishnet Sleeves / Ostrich Cuffs
RARE! 1920s Dress / Narrative Figural GOLD Lamé Embroidery 20s Dress / Eastern Motifs Gold Bullion / Metal Fibers!
INCREDIBLE Couture 1920s Dress / 20s Metallic Gown / Bright Blue / METAL FIBERS Lace / Lame / Exquisite Museum Quality
1920s Flapper Coat / 20s Vibrant Colorful Metallic Lamé Coat / Incredible Blue Camouflage Lining!
1920s Coat / 20s Printed Floral Lamé Coat/ Rare! / Amazing Museum Quality / Bright Lilac Lining
RARE 1910s Chinese Canton Embroidered Silk Dress / Wide Tasseled Sleeves / Wrap Style / Antique Edwardian
RARE Antique Trinket Box / Japanese EROTIC Shibayama / Insects and Figures Early 20th c Meiji / Pill or Snuff Box / Shunga
RARE Antique Chinese Lotus Shoes / Early 20th c. / Rare Western Style !! / Shoes for Bound Feet / 1920s 1930s
RARE Antique 1920s Girl Scout Outfit / Dress and Jacket Workwear Sportswear Set / Scout Uniform
Rare! 1940s Lingerie / 40s WWII Novelty Panties / LACE UP Knickers / Suva Fiji / Embroidered
Rare!! 1920s Dress / 20s Metallic LAMÉ Dress / Shimmering 20s Gown / LEAF Motif / Asymmetrical Train
RARE 1960s Pants / 60s 70s Folk Art Hippie Pants / OOAK Hand Drawn Wrangler Cream Sanforized Misses Jeans
Ainsley on Oct 28, 20225 out of 5 stars
Wonderful item! Arrived quickly and well packed. Very happy with entire transaction. Thank you very much!
Catherine on Oct 11, 20225 out of 5 stars
Very nice antique birdcage automaton. Arrived quickly and was well packed. The item was as described and the little bird sings beautifully. I highly recommend this seller!
Kiira on Oct 4, 20225 out of 5 stars
Absolutely love these pants, worth every penny! Thank you so much.
Laura on Aug 31, 20225 out of 5 stars
What a glorious piece and so thrilled with my purchase. Just as described and so stunning. Very happy
arianna on Jul 21, 20225 out of 5 stars
So ecstatic to add another AHMAZING drool worthy piece from this shop to my collection! Guermantes is the place to get RARE super special vintage! And fair prices too! This cardigan is even more amazing in person! I collect 30s/40s knits so when I saw this listed in the shop I immediately bought it! Shipped quickly, packaged securely, and arrived as described. Thanks again! Can’t wait to buy more!
Elise on Jul 18, 20225 out of 5 stars
Shipped quickly. Communication with seller was top notch. I hope buying for this shop is as fun as shopping in it!
janiceprince on Apr 1, 20225 out of 5 stars
Wonderful Hat to add to my collectionQ
Aminah on Feb 19, 20225 out of 5 stars
Beautiful and very delicate dress. Super quick delivery even though it was an international order!
Catherine on Feb 17, 20225 out of 5 stars
Stunning and so soft, honestly is even better in person
G U E R M A N T E S
Guermantes Vintage was founded in February 2012. "Guermantes" is a nod to Proust's In Search of Lost Time. The philosophy of the shop is influenced by Proust's treatment and understanding of memory; each vintage piece is a symbol of essential memory, not only personal (for example in the ownership of a particular individual) but cultural memory as well. Its details - seams, hemline, buttons, silhouette - all reflect its era and the way the world was at the time it was made. Much like Proust's narrator biting into a Madeleine, I believe that experiencing vintage clothing is an immediate portal to memory, a window into a personal and a cultural past.
In Search of Lost Time was first published in English translation over several years, between 1922 and 1931. Though Guermantes Vintage spans the 1910 through the early 1960s, my clear focus is on my stock of exceptional 1920s and 1930s era vintage.
Owner, Curator, Creator
Obsessive collector of all the weirdest old dresses
Accepted payment methods
Returns & exchanges
Guermantes Vintage is not responsible for items lost or damaged in transit.
USPS Shipment arrival times are approximate and may arrive later than expected. If you would like a guaranteed delivery time please contact me prior to purchase, and I will adjust shipping costs.
International buyers are responsible for paying any customs fees imposed.
Additional policies and FAQs
If you would like to reserve an item, please contact me. Keep in mind that by reserving an item you commit to buying that item. A non-refundable deposit may be required for holds.
A NOTE ON CLEANING:
I consider all pieces sold here to be artifacts of an earlier time. As such I work to preserve and document them for future generations as best I can. I personally take a conservator's approach to the preservation of these textiles and recommend that they be cleaned and laundered as infrequently as possible.
Frequently asked questions
Layaway is available for all items. Please contact me to set up a payment plan.
All layaway payments are nonrefundable, and if a payment is late layaway may be terminated, or a daily late fee applied.
For best fit I recommend comparing measurements given to those of a similarly cut garment you own that fits you well.
1920s items should fit loosely. In general I recommend at least 2" of wiggle room between your measurements and dress measurements.
I do not allow refunds or returns based on size so please check measurements carefully and ask all questions before purchasing. Items may be pinned to fit dress form.
DISCOUNTS AND COUPONS
All prices are firm. I do not offer discounts or coupons. However, I am happy to offer layaway on any item. Please message me for info.
Please contact me prior to purchase if you would like to insure your order during shipment. Insurance is not included in the listed postage cost.
RETURNS AND EXCHANGES
All sales are final. Guermantes Vintage does not accept returns or exchanges.
Please keep in mind that all items are vintage, used, and sold AS IS. I describe items to the best of my ability. Some very minor flaws may not be noted. If you would like additional details or photos of any of my listed items please ask before purchasing. Please keep in mind that colors may vary based on computer monitor.
I cannot predict how a vintage item will wear and will not accept returns if an item becomes damaged after it has been received by the buyer. This applies especially to antique items, which can be especially delicate.