WearArtcreations

Kimono & Jewelry

Cambria, California · 20 Sales

WearArtcreations

Kimono & Jewelry

Cambria, California 20 Sales On Etsy since 2010

5 out of 5 stars
(13)

Announcement   Welcome to a rare collection of antique and vintage
Japanese kimono, haori jackets, michiyuki coats
and WearArt jewelry by Lucia Capacchione.

Announcement

Welcome to a rare collection of antique and vintage
Japanese kimono, haori jackets, michiyuki coats
and WearArt jewelry by Lucia Capacchione.

Lucia Capacchione

Contact shop owner

Lucia Capacchione

Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(13)
Chelsie Richardson

Chelsie Richardson on Jun 3, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

This is the most breathtakingly beautiful kimono I have ever seen. I was thinking about using the fabric to create my wedding dress, but I don't think I can alter something that is more work of art than item of clothing. Lucia was a pleasure to communicate with, and the kimono arrived very quickly with a perfect little card included. I couldn't be happier with my purchase if it came with free chocolate and a hug.

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About

How I turned a hobby into a business

My Etsy shop was an outgrowth of a brick and mortar store called The Painted Lily in Cambria, CA. I had been collecting Japanese clothing ( kimono, haori and michiyuki ) for many years. I was inspired to open The Painted Lily after meeting a kimono expert who appraised my personal collection.

I was amazed to learn the value of these items that I had been wearing so casually over the years. Some of the antique items were worth as much as $3,000 on the collector's market. His advice: "Don't ever sell these...they are too good." He went on to encourage me to begin looking for items that I could sell and suggested that I consider opening a shop. The timing wasn't right for starting a new business, however I did find some reasonably priced antique and vintage Japanese clothing items at estate sales antique stores and specialty shops. I put on some private invitational sales in my home. In the first weekend I sold almost all the items on the racks!

A few months later, the opportunity to start a co-op gallery with other local artists presented itself. The Painted Lily was born and my part of the gallery featured my new collection of Japanese long kimono, haori jackets and michiyuki coats. This led to suggestions from internet-savvy friends and family that Etsy was the place for me. I hope you enjoy creating your own personal style in clothing and accessories. As another design mentor used to say, "Have fashion courage!"

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Shop members

  • Lucia Capacchione

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator

    I bought my first kimono at 17. Putting it on gave me the feeling of having worn one in a previous lifetime. As an adult I have collected and worn Japanese clothing for an east-meets-west style enhanced by my own ethnic jewelry designs.

Shop policies

Last updated on February 3, 2011
Welcome to WearArt Creations. I offer handmade jewelery featuring ethnic beads and pendants and other treasures I have collected in my travels over the years. My other offerings are authentic, vintage Japanese kimono, haori jackets ( for both men and women ),michiyuki coats for women, kimono and other garments for children and youth, and accessories. I have been collecting Japanese garments for many years and recently turned my hobby into a business. I hope you enjoy these beautiful wearable art items as apparel for yourself or to be given as gifts. Many of the kimono and other Japanese clothing make stunning display items in your home or office.

Accepted payment methods

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  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
I accept Paypal only because it accepts all credit cards and gives me verification of addresses for shipping. It is the most secure way to transact online shopping exchanges.
Shipping
We ship USPS Priority mail with insurance and handling built in to our shipping prices. After careful inspection, items are carefully packed in protective wrapping and boxed securely. We ship out the next day after the funds have cleared.
Refunds and Exchanges
I'm sorry but all sales are final. Loss due to the fault of the post office will be compensated by insurance for the parcel.
Please contact us if that rare situation happens.