vintanthromodern

Expertly Curated Vintage / New Haven, Connecticut

Connecticut, United States · 501 Sales

vintanthromodern

Expertly Curated Vintage / New Haven, Connecticut

Connecticut, United States 501 Sales On Etsy since 2011

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Announcement   expertly curated vintage / handpicked daily
find us in New Haven, Connecticut & vintanthromodern.com

We believe vintage is for EVERYbody and we love using our customers and fellow small business entrepreneurs as models!

We're in the process of combining our sister shops vintanthromodern kiddos and vintanthromodern home with this shop to streamline your shopping experience. Stay tuned for expertly curated vintage clothing, shoes, accessories and home goods for your entire vintage loving family - all in one location.

Live in Connecticut or the surrounding area? Visit our brick and mortar shop at 938 State Street in the East Rock neighborhood of New Haven, CT.


Like/follow us on social media and receive a coupon code to use on your first purchase!

twitter & pinterest: vintanthromod
facebook.com: thevintanthromobile
instagram: vintanthromodern

Announcement
Last updated on May 4, 2016

expertly curated vintage / handpicked daily
find us in New Haven, Connecticut & vintanthromodern.com

We believe vintage is for EVERYbody and we love using our customers and fellow small business entrepreneurs as models!

We're in the process of combining our sister shops vintanthromodern kiddos and vintanthromodern home with this shop to streamline your shopping experience. Stay tuned for expertly curated vintage clothing, shoes, accessories and home goods for your entire vintage loving family - all in one location.

Live in Connecticut or the surrounding area? Visit our brick and mortar shop at 938 State Street in the East Rock neighborhood of New Haven, CT.


Like/follow us on social media and receive a coupon code to use on your first purchase!

twitter & pinterest: vintanthromod
facebook.com: thevintanthromobile
instagram: vintanthromodern

Melissa Gonzales

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Melissa Gonzales

Vintage 1980's Tiffany Matisse Make Up Bag
US$16.00
Vintage 1930s Siam Warrior Brass Cuff Links
US$20.00
Vintage 50s Black Silk Asian Purse
US$12.00
Vintage 1940s Large Copper Bird Brooch
US$30.00
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About

vintanthromodern vintage - expertly curated vintage - handpicked daily

VINTANTHROMODERN is an expertly curated vintage shop that features clothing, shoes, accessories and home goods that are handpicked daily. Our brick and mortar shop also has a great selection of handmade and small batch gifts from local makers including letterpress cards, candles, jewelry and more!

Visting Connecticut? Pay us a visit!
VINTANTHROMODERN | 938 State Street, New Haven, Connecticut

from dailynutmeg.com
"Before meeting Vintanthromodern Vintage owner Melissa Gonzales, I envisioned her as imaginative and whimsical—the kind of woman who, as a child, twirled around the kitchen in her grandmother’s fanciest frocks, sunlight and the color of marsh marigolds gliding across the floor together.
Such nostalgic notions of playing dress-up as children rings out in the hearts of many vintage lovers, but that image doesn’t completely capture Gonzales. She also radiates the energy of an old soul—serene and reflective, with a quiet inner drive.
She started Vintanthromodern Vintage in not-so-vintage 2011. She admits the business name is a mouthful, and it turns out that’s the point. “People suggested that I change it from the very beginning,” she says, “but I’m really stubborn—I promise that once you figure out how to pronounce it, you won’t forget it and that’s what, I think, gives it a lot of character.”
An art teacher during the day, she works on Vintanthromodern much of the rest of the time, finding the right clothing and curating collections to sell. Her interest in historical fashion is longstanding; flip through her high school yearbook and you’ll find Gonzales decked out in a sweet vintage velour shirt amidst a rather dreary sea of Gap logo tees.
Over the years, Gonzales has relentlessly sifted, combed and browsed, accumulating quite a mass of clothing, jewelry and accessories. Along the way she’s become well-versed in major periods of style and developed a discerning eye, which seems to have gained her a local following, particularly among New Haven’s creative-types. They may have discovered Vintanthromodern at two of New Haven’s most creative and vintage-friendly brick-and-mortar shops, the English Building Market and Project Storefronts’s brash new retailer Lipgloss Crisis, where some of Gonzales’s one-of-a-kind wares are on display.
You can also check out Vintanthromodern’s inventory at various flea markets, farmers’ markets and festivals across the shoreline (including at the International Festival of Arts & Ideas, as pictured above) courtesy of The Vintanthromobile, which is exactly, gloriously what it sounds like—a roving minibus filled with dresses, jackets, shirts, hats, handbags, trinkets and the like (catering to both women and men). The Vintanthromobile is a unique and attractively merchandised storefront all its own. It even has hardwood flooring and a curtained-off dressing room in the back for trying on a wrap dress, perhaps, or a floral house coat.
If you’ve seen it, you know that it wears plenty of that heart and soul on its sleeves. The vehicle’s exterior features lovingly painted details like little black birds perching on prominent red stitch lines, along with logo and patterned signage. In addition to the changing area, the interior contains hanging hooks and clothing racks galore and is capable of carrying standalone racks and tables for displaying wares outside the van, like a contemporary version of a trade caravan.
Having a mobile store means she can literally go find shoppers, but it’s not the only trick up Gonzales’s sleeve. She’s smartly utilized a variety of social media platforms to connect with potential customers, who can get all of the latest updates via the company’s Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts. Then there’s something that might feel a little vintage itself in this fast-changing technology landscape: the company blog. Recent posts involve styling and photographing outfits inspired by recent fashion-culture events, like the release of Baz Luhrmann’s blockbuster version of the 1920s-set The Great Gatsby, and the Costume Institute gala this past May at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, where “punk” was the theme.
While it’s certainly fun to flounce around in flapper dresses and spiky bracelets, and though Gonzales encourages wearing vintage as a meaningful form of self-expression, she’s also passionate about the human benefits of choosing older pieces. “More and more, people are becoming socially conscious of what’s going on in other countries. People are really looking for ways of being a consumer that doesn’t exploit others and most people don’t think of vintage as a way to do that. To mTo me, it is,” she says.
Gonzales is likewise attuned to the environmental and consumer benefits of buying vintage. Describing much of what’s sold new today as “disposable cloas “disposable clothing,” she adds, “It’s not just about how the piece looks, but it’s about how it’s made, the quality, and how long it will last you.”
Examining Gonzales’s treasures, one can’t help but wonder about their stories. Whose forms did they fit? What moments in history did they witness? How have they survived so intact, so long? If Vintanthromodern Vintage has its way, those stories are far from over."

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  • Melissa Gonzales

    Owner, Curator

    Art Teacher by day - vintage hunter/gatherer by night and weekend.

Shop policies

Last updated on June 17, 2015
Thank you for visiting Vintanthromodern Vintage. Our expertly curated vintage collection is handpicked daily.

If you're in Connecticut please check out our brick & mortar shop at 938 State Street

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
  • Money Order
  • Other Method
Payment
Reserves/holds are available for up to 7 days.

Layaway is available on items over 100.00. A non-refundable deposit is required to initiate layaway and payment is due in full within 30 days.
Shipping
I only ship to confirmed Paypal addresses. Exceptions can be made with communication prior to purchase.

I am currently only shipping orders out on Saturdays. Please LET ME KNOW if you need your item within a special time frame, and I can almost always accomodate your special request.

Method of shipping:

Domestic: Items will be shipped priority unless otherwise requested. Tracking and confirmation are included.

International: Items that do not fit into a priority flat rate envelope will be mailed first class, with which there is no tracking. This means that once the item leaves the United States, no further tracking is possible. I am not responsible for packages lost after leaving the United States. A shipping and handling charge of 5.00 is added for international items shipped first class. This charge is already included in the shipping price listed. If you would like door to door tracking, packages must be sent via Priority International, which is more expensive. There is no additional shipping and handling charge for Priority International.

For buyers Down Under: please note that all shipping done to Australia will be through USPS Priority Mail ONLY, which is reflected in item shipping costs. Thank you in advance for your understanding.

The shipping price listed is an estimate; actual shipping rates may vary. If you would like a specific shipping quote, please send your zipcode and state/country. Refunds will be issued for shipping overages at the time your item is shipped.
Refunds and Exchanges
Please ask questions beforehand to make sure the item will fit your needs BEFORE placing your order.

ALL SALES ARE FINAL unless a significant error has been made in the listing.

Returns are also NOT accepted for:
*POOR FIT
*FAILURE TO READ SHOP DESCRIPTIONS
*FAILURE TO EXAMINE LISTING PHOTOGRAPHS
*FAILURE TO READ SHOP POLICIES

While, I do my best to accurately describe items, please keep in mind that vintage items sometimes have imperfections that do not impact the item's charm and wearability.

IWhen you receive your vintage item, please leave feedback. The Etsy community remains a safe place to do business due in part to its feedback system. Part of the excitement of selling vintage items is knowing that someone somewhere LOVES it!

Please give us the courtesy of contacting us before leaving neutral or negative feedback or before opening a claim in etsy or paypal; OUR MAIN GOAL IS CUSTOMER SATISFACTION! We are committed to fairness and integrity with every sale.
Additional policies and FAQs
I am open to reasonable offers and trades. Please convo me for more information.