Model J Vintage

New York, United States On Etsy since 2011


Model J Vintage

New York, United States | 29 Sales

Announcement    Vintage Fashion and Collectibles from the 1920s through the 1990s. Mix vintage into your wardrobe to create your unique personal style, or style a complete vintage outfit. You can find me on Facebook at


Last updated on Apr 23, 2016

Vintage Fashion and Collectibles from the 1920s through the 1990s. Mix vintage into your wardrobe to create your unique personal style, or style a complete vintage outfit. You can find me on Facebook at


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    About ModelJVintage

    Sales 29
    On Etsy since 2011

    From Collector to Picker to Swing Dancing to Vintage Shop Owner

    I always loved vintage. As a contemporary dancer I identified with Ginger Rogers and thought I should have been born in the 1930s. The wide leg, flowing pants from that era and the long bias cut gowns that Ginger Rogers wore to dance in just made my heart flutter.

    I was eclectic though and my fashion sense picked up unique items from many eras and current fashions and mashed them all together. Being able to take a 1980s dress and pair it with a 1930s hat and contemporary combat boots made me happy.

    I was a picker for a number of small vintage stores in the midwest for a brief while, continuing to grow my own vintage collection. When I began swing dancing in 2008 I saw that many dancers were into recreating vintage looks from the 20s through the 50s. When some friends and I started our swing dance, Jam Circle, I brought vintage to sell to the dancers.

    That was the beginning and now I sell here on Etsy as well as in person at Swing Remix and a few other Swing Dance Events here in NYC (Jam Circle is defunct).

    I hope you like my finds and they fit creatively into your wardrobe making you feel as unique as you already are.

    Shop members

    • Joy Grad

      Owner, Curator, Photographer

      Jewelry Designer, Vintage Purveyor, Swing and Social Dancer, Native New Yorker, Lover of all things Dance

    Shop policies

    Last updated on November 9, 2012
    I have a lifetime love of vintage clothing and household items. I wear and use them in my daily life, deriving great pleasure from these small connections to past eras. It's wonderful to see the changes in design through the 20th Century. It feeds the intellect to understand a period's design influences and to see design connections between eras, art forms and cultures. Today we can be creative by blending items from different eras to make our own eclectic style. What better reason to have beautiful vintage objects in your daily life? These items are meant to be worn and used, loved and cared for, and, most of all, mixed in with your contemporary lifestyle.

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    Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
    • Check
    Returns and exchanges
    These are vintage items and include some wear and tear as noted in the listing. That being said, I will accept returns within 3 days of receipt only if it is not as described. Original packaging must be used, return shipping cost is the responsibility of the buyer and there will be a 15% restocking fee. If you desire, the original purchase price can be put toward other item(s) as a credit and there will be no restocking fee.
    I accept Paypal and personal checks. If sending a personal check I will wait 3-7 days for the check to clear before shipping your item.
    General Shipping Policies:
    I ship first class, parcel post and priority mail, using those that offer the lowest rates for that item. If you think shipping could be lower to your area send me a message with your address and I can explore other options. I am happy to make shipping more affordable if possible.

    Combined Shipping:
    I am happy to combine shipping costs for two or more items. In general, shipping more than one item together is very cost effective for you. My shipping profiles for clothing generally include a price for a second item. For three or more items you would need to message me with the items you would like to purchase and I can figure out the shipping costs.

    Shipping costs on household items vary so widely that I can't include a second item cost in the listing. Please message me if one or more of the items you would like to purchase is a household item. Some items may be too bulky to ship together economically. Send me your address and I can research a combined shipping rate.
    Additional policies and FAQs
    (All garments are measured flat on a hard surface.)

    BUST: Measured directly under the armpits and doubled.

    SHOULDERS: Measured across top of the garment from shoulder seam to shoulder seam.

    SLEEVE: Men's - measured from the back of the middle of the neck to the end of the cuff. Women's - measured from the top of the shoulder seam to the end of the cuff.

    WAIST: Pants/Skirts - measured across the very top, then doubled. Shirts/Dresses - measured at 6-8 inches below the armpit, then doubled.

    HIPS: Pants/Skirts - measured 8-9 inches down from the waist, then doubled. Shirts/Dresses - measured 14-16 inches below the armpit, then doubled.

    LENGTH: Skirts - measured from the front top of the waist to the bottom of the hem. Shirts/Dresses - measured from the center back of the neck to the bottom hem or from shoulder seam to hem, as noted in listing.

    INSEAM: Measured along the inside leg from the crotch seam to the bottom hem.

    RISE: Measured from crotch seam to the top of the waist band in the front and back.

    FLARE: Measured across the bottom opening of the pant leg. This measurement is not typically doubled.

    SWEEP: Circumference of the bottom hem of a skirt, dress, coat, or jacket. This measurement is mostly used for coats or jackets.