Announcement Welcome to Catherine Simms Vtg, a store dedicated to Vintage Special Occasion Clothing~ One of a kind fashion~ because everyone deserves to sparkle!
Welcome to Catherine Simms Vtg, a store dedicated to Vintage Special Occasion Clothing~ One of a kind fashion~ because everyone deserves to sparkle!
Plus Sz 4X// Judith Ann Plus Purple Beaded shirt// Sequin beaded blouse Deadstock
Sale Price $220.00
Sz 12// AMAZING Black Heavily beaded gown// Sequins beads Leg o mutton Sleeves//Rare
Sale Price $760.00
Sz M // Sealed With A Kiss Envelopes Sequin Jacket// Vintage beaded bomber with denim
Sale Price $440.00
Sz M// Fabulous Gown with Embellished sequin floral// Modest Gown// Sequin beaded
Sale Price $680.00
Crystal on Jan 16, 20225 out of 5 stars
Beautiful in person! As described. Fast shipping.
Julia on Jan 11, 20225 out of 5 stars
sizing and details of minor damage (fading) are accurate, i'm very happy with the look of it
Jessica on Dec 27, 20215 out of 5 stars
Amazing dress! Item as described and in excellent condition.
Dana on Dec 8, 20215 out of 5 stars
Gorgeous, stunning dress. Arrived quickly!
prycious on Dec 6, 20215 out of 5 stars
Absolutely love, will definitely do business again!!!
Elizabeth on Dec 3, 20215 out of 5 stars
Such a gorgeous piece! I was debating about sizing and inquired about it. I got a very prompt answer. Totally eased any fears! Thank you for your shop and service!
Calysta Cheyenne on Dec 1, 20215 out of 5 stars
Great quality, as described. I am pleased, but wish there were buttons. It was clasped in the photo so I though it would have some sort of snap or hook and eye. But that’s ok, I’m still happy.
Arlene on Nov 21, 20215 out of 5 stars
Beyond words beautiful. Thanks very much!
marksherman77 on Nov 14, 20215 out of 5 stars
Item was just as described. Thank you!
katie on Nov 2, 20215 out of 5 stars
Impeccable design, exceeded expectations, shipped quickly but carefully. You were right Cathi, it is one of the most beautiful dresses I’ve EVER seen. Will follow up with pics! Shop owner is a true delight and I’ll be purchasing again!
The Story of Catherine Simms
In 1985, I began a Bridal and Special occasion store, named Catherine Simms in the Chicagoland area. This store, far exceeded my expectations and in time, we found ourselves selling literally thousands of prom and special occasion dresses. During the time I owned the store, we had hundreds of fashion shows and I was in sparkly, lacy heaven! It was a dream job, and I loved every minute of it. But after 7 years, came children, and more life (my husband took over his dad’s company) so I sold my store in the 1990s. Not long after, I began to work with young people. Using my fashion show skills I began to create large dance productions events for kids and teenagers. We took teens to many countries and danced around the world (literally) putting on productions and training young people that there is a big world out there. Of course I had to raise money for my dreams, and began to sell old photos in 2000s. For almost 20 years I have sold old photos mostly majoring on 1920s fashions and beautiful images and sold photos all over the world. Always with an eye on beauty and fashion, I loved it! After 2009, it was time to move on from teenagers, but the photos stayed with me, and I created a place on Etsy as well as eBay known for selling vintage photos.
In 2018 for our 40th anniversary, my hubby and I decided to have a big party. Great Gatsby was the theme and instead of dressing in the fringy flapper, I decided to do sequins, deco, and full on Gatsby. It was beyond fun, and I was suddenly hooked on a new passion (or an old one) 1980s/90s Vintage clothing and fashion. Remembering that that era was strong on the same styling as the Art Deco and flapper fashion, I couldn’t get enough and began to hunt all around for more of the sequin goodies, thrilled that I knew many of the designers, knew their fit, and once again found that all things can become new again!
Now that it is the 2020's, Great Gatsby parties are even becoming more and more something people are enjoying. So I have a lot of styles that are Gatsby Styles. Fashions that will make you stand out and go back to the age of food, jazz, and fun!
1980s is also a fun fashion trend today, so you will see some classic 1980s styles, with some of my favorite designers that I remember buying the first time they came around.
Also, Remember that vintage fashion is just good common sense. The quality of items that were sold in 1980 were of much higher quality than those of today. The hand beading on some of the older pieces are absolutely amazing. But remember, they were also sized differently. So you shouldn't depend on the size on the tag, but instead know your own measurements. And buying vintage means that you will be doing your part to help our environment and repurpose these beautiful items. So here is to the fashions of yesterday brought back for you today!
I have been in customer service and retail for so many years, and I want you to have a good transaction! If there are any problems at all, please do not hesitate to let me know so that I can cheerfully work it out with you and that you will be happy! Which is frankly why I do this to begin with!!
Thanks for checking us out!
Color may vary from monitor to monitor; please know this before purchasing. Also Vintage Sizes are known for being smaller than today's sizes...so MEASURE!! and
please ask any questions you might have, I am usually not to far away from my phone so i can answer you!
Accepted payment methods
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept cancellations
I don't accept returns or exchanges
Returns and exchange details
Note: we try hard to get things cleaned and repaired before it is shipped to you..if there is something that i could not repair it will be mentioned, but my goal is to make sure it is in Great condition for you!
These are vintage pieces..so I might miss something from time to time..and if so..WRITE ME..i will be happy to make things right for you! I want you to come back again and again!
I will also work out layaway if you need to take time to pay something
Again, communication is key.