Announcement Vintage clothing, accessories, home goods and textiles. If you are in the Houston area please visit the new store at 4009 Polk, Houston Texas 77023 at the corner of Cullen and Polk.
Vintage clothing, accessories, home goods and textiles. If you are in the Houston area please visit the new store at 4009 Polk, Houston Texas 77023 at the corner of Cullen and Polk.
- All 435
- Vintage Designer 48
- Vintage Dresses 80
- Antique / Really Old 5
- Lingerie Loungewear Swim 22
- Separates and Outerwear 46
- Vintage Hats and Eyewear 10
- Vintage Accessories 30
- Vintage Shoes and Boots 12
- Vintage Bags and Belts 30
- Vintage Men 21
- Vintage Children 5
- Vintage Home 73
- Rusty Junk and Tools 3
- Vintage Costumes & Ideas 5
- Vintage Bargains 41
Rose Blossom on Jan 13, 2017
Another treasured gorgeous jumper to add to my collection! Very pleased with item and service thankyou :)
Rose Blossom on Jan 13, 2017
The modt gorgeous vibrant poster to add to collection! Wonderful seller. Delivered on time and well packaged. Thankyou :)
K.C. Lemon on Jan 11, 2017
Perfect fit for my daughter. She loves it. Shipping was quick and item in great condition
Eado Vintage in East Downtown Houston
This little store was started to be happier in my life doing something I love to do. I was inspired by my friend Vanessa and her etsy store Height of Vintage. I was in fashion school at the time and thought I would be very general and do handmade and vintage fashion and called the shop Purpose Fashion. I finally realized I am not programmed for the cut throat, stressful fashion world. I love to create and make things but selling them is another game entirely. It just came naturally to focus on the vintage clothing. I guess you could say I found my purpose. I love shopping for vintage. I love finding cool things and then researching my finds. I really love that I can buy these lovely things even if they don't fit. :) I live in a "transitional" area close to Downtown called EaDo....East Downtown Houston: The Art and Soul of the City. It has been a bad area for a long time but I took a chance and bought an old bungalow about 11 years ago. I remodeled about 3 years ago and built a shop behind my house for all my etsy treasures. They were filling every closet I owned in my very small house. It seemed an appropriate time to change the name of the store and get focused. After 3 years I have outgrown my small shop. I opened a brick and mortar in May 2015. It is stuffed with all kinds of vintage goodies. It's a lot of work but a real labor of love. I would say about 1/6 of the items are here in the etsy store. If you've read this far please use coupon code: Take10 for 10% off anything in the store. If you live in the Houston area be sure to drop by 4009 Polk St, Suite c, 77023 across the street from Kroger! Hope to see you soon!
Vintage fanatic in Houston Texas.
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
Returns & exchanges
- Items on sale
- To communicate with you about your order
- To fulfill your order
- For legal reasons (like paying taxes)
Frequently asked questions
What size is it?
Vintage sizes are different than modern sizes. I usually try to size as xtra small 34" bust or less, small 34-36" bust, medium 38"-40" bust, large 42"-44" bust and XLarge 45" bust plus. Each listing should have measurements. These are taken laying flat and doubled where appropriate. The best is to take something that fits you well, measure it and compare the measurements or take your measurements with under garments add a little for ease and comfort and compare to listed measures. Many vintage items have easily tailored construction. If something is a little big you can usually have it taken in. Convo me and I can look at it for you.
What does it smell like?
I hate this question. Smell is a matter of opinion. I don't find the vintage smell offensive. Some people do. Do I wash everything? No I can not dry clean or wash everything. It's just impossible. I have too much and it would be cost prohibitive. I discount it if it needs cleaning and I haven't done it. I do hand wash a lot of the things that are hand washable especially if they have a stain. Everything is hanging together or stored together so even if I do wash it it may still have a vintage smell. If you love and buy a lot of vintage you know what I'm talking about. It goes away when you wash or dry clean. Steaming will also help on more delicate items. I usually steam prior to photographing. Please Ask to have it cleaned before shipping
Yes I will discount if you are buying multiple items. The more you buy the better the discount. Convo me with a list and let me calculate the shipping and discuss a discount. Combining shipping with etsy calculator is always too high no matter what I do.
Do I give discounts?
Yes and no. Sometimes. Depends. You can convo me with any reasonable offer.
What is the condition?
Most vintage lovers understand that wearing vintage sometimes means accepting small imperfections. I really try to list all the imperfections to the best of my ability. Unless stated in the listing I repair most issues needing attention. I never say it's in excellent condition any more. If you look hard enough you will find something. When you are wearing a vintage piece most people will not be on the ground inspecting your hemline for pin holes. Keep that in mind. Each listing has a condition section where i list the issues and give my opinion of how noticeable they are for average wearing conditions. I also let you know what I repaired and how it came out. If you are super super picky you should probably buy new clothes. Just saying.
How do I clean my vintage clothes?
There are entire books and blogs written on this subject. There were very few fabric content labels on clothing before the 1970s. A lot of vintage was home sewn so no labels there. You have to first determine the fabric if possible. In many cases I have done this for you in the first section of the listing. This is your guide to cleaning. Figure out the fabric then google the cleaning for that fabric or ask me and I'll give you my best idea. In short, don't put your vintage in the washing machine or dryer. I have a hand wash cycle and will occasionally wash sturdy cottons in the washer and line dry. Cleaning vintage does usually require more work but it is always worth the extra trouble.
Why buy vintage?
It's earth friendly.
The fabrics are awesome.
The construction is usually way better than modern clothing.
The design is original.
Everything at the mall is a knock off of something vintage.
Why buy a cheap imitation when you can buy the real deal?
No one else will be wearing your dress at the party.