MODERNEMILLIE

MODERNE MILLIE

Houston, Texas
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| 623 Sales | 5 out of 5 stars 5 out of 5 stars

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Announcement    SPECIAL: Each purchase over $100+ comes with a small gift.

Welcome to MODERNEMILLIE! To introduce myself: I'm a flapper at heart who loves the Deco era, and I'm also drawn to sleek mid-century style and MRS. MAISEL chic. In real life, I'm a national magazine writer/editor and novelist who worked for two antiques dealers/designers between journalism jobs. When deadlines drove me nuts, I began going to antique shows and flea markets for fun (to relieve stress) and collecting vintage pieces. Now I want to share my finds with you!

I look for unique items in great shape with classic lines and timeless appeal. Please check out my vintage bags for weddings, formals, dances and plays/the opera. Mint in the box compacts and items make great gifts. New stock added regularly. I rarely ship overseas but may make exceptions. Thanks!

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Last updated on Oct 25, 2022

SPECIAL: Each purchase over $100+ comes with a small gift.

Welcome to MODERNEMILLIE! To introduce myself: I'm a flapper at heart who loves the Deco era, and I'm also drawn to sleek mid-century style and MRS. MAISEL chic. In real life, I'm a national magazine writer/editor and novelist who worked for two antiques dealers/designers between journalism jobs. When deadlines drove me nuts, I began going to antique shows and flea markets for fun (to relieve stress) and collecting vintage pieces. Now I want to share my finds with you!

I look for unique items in great shape with classic lines and timeless appeal. Please check out my vintage bags for weddings, formals, dances and plays/the opera. Mint in the box compacts and items make great gifts. New stock added regularly. I rarely ship overseas but may make exceptions. Thanks!

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Ellen M. Collier

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About MODERNEMILLIE

Sales 623
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Vintage Vamp

My love for vintage started as a journalism student at the University of Texas @ Austin when vintage clothing was cool. (Of course it still is!) I used to love wearing beaded sweaters, 1940s dresses and carrying vintage handbags to formals and dressy events--at that time, vintage clothing was ideal for a student's budget.

After I graduated, I worked for two antiques dealers/interior designers between journalism jobs who took me on buying trips and showed me the ropes--and that led to my interest in period furniture, Art Deco and vintage accessories. Of course I still couldn't afford the items I wanted, and usually put furniture, etc. on lay-away.

One year, I wore a formal 1950s gown--all I could afford--to the Consular Ball in Houston and was written up in the society pages! I even got married in a beautiful 1940s satin wedding gown with hand-embroidered lace and pearls at the neckline.

Now I know the business a bit better and appreciate antiques even more, and I still often put items on lay-away. My house is half-furnished in antiques and I try to buy quality over quantity--still it's hard to say no to a beautiful design!

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  • Ellen M. Collier

    Owner, Customer Service

    Welcome to MODERNEMILLIE! I'm a flapper at heart who loves the Deco era and sleek mid-century style and MAD MEN chic. I look for items in great shape with classic lines and appeal. Please no returns on vintage items on sale. Thanks!

  • Gary E. Collier

    Photographer, Owner

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