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!
Sz XL+// Vintage Sequin Gold black Beaded duster//Long Jacket// Sequin beaded coat
Sale Price $487.50
Sz S// Vintage Gatsby style Beaded sequin dress// Heart shaped neckline// Judith Ann
Sale Price $112.50
Sz 4// Vtg Lillie Rubin Stunning Trophy Dress// Vtg sequin beaded silk dress//Sultry
Sale Price $337.50
Sz M// Jeanette for St Martin Long evening dress// Halter top Beaded sequined silk
Sale Price $487.50
Nashalee on Nov 21, 20225 out of 5 stars
My only issue was size ran small but item was beautiful and seller was amazing when it came to return!! Highly recommend
Ashleigh on Nov 11, 20225 out of 5 stars
Really amazing dress, thank you so much CatherineSimmsVtg for this special vintage find. Quality matched description and the dress arrived in perfect condition. Thank you for shipping to NZ :)
Reviewed by Inactive on Nov 5, 20225 out of 5 stars
Cathi was very quick to answer my questions, went above and beyond with shipping quickly and the item was perfect for my event. Beautiful and in excellent condition! Would absolutely reccommend this shop!
Julia on Oct 9, 20225 out of 5 stars
Really beautiful. A bit small but I think I measured the wrong part of my hips! Nothing a good pair of spanx won't fix. The seller was very easy to deal with. Highly recommend!
Holly on Oct 2, 20225 out of 5 stars
I can’t sing high enough praises for Cathi and also this jacket (and all the clothes she sells). I am now a collector of Cathi’s items and I can’t wait for my next treat! If you are eyeing something up… go for it!!!
Alyssa on Sep 30, 20225 out of 5 stars
Extremely beautiful! The pattern and sequins are so unique! This is perfect for the holidays and winter! Fits perfectly shipping and delivery was so quick! So excited to wear this another amazing purchase thank you so much! 😍🙏
Alyssa on Sep 14, 20225 out of 5 stars
Absolutely beautiful! Love this dress it’s beyond perfect! This is my third purchase and I always love Cathi’s pieces! Thank you so much!
Diana on Sep 11, 20225 out of 5 stars
This jacket is terrific. I have another one and was glad to find this one. It's in great condition and your mailing was quick.
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 & exchanges
I will also work out layaway if you need to take time to pay something
Again, communication is key.