VacationWardrobe

Eclectic Handmade Collection of Resort Wear & Jewelry

Woodside, New York On Etsy since 2018

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VacationWardrobe

Eclectic Handmade Collection of Resort Wear & Jewelry

Woodside, New York | 200 Sales

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Announcement    We are SUSPENDING ALL International orders; because there are long delays at customs, etc.

***Our studio is currently closed due to the virus. I do some limited work & colors in my small kitchen, new sizes and styles are being added weekly! I have a very large inventory, and my updated listings reflect the items/sizes that you can order. If you can add your item to the shopping cart, it IS AVAILABLE! Also, do not hesitate to send me a convo if you don't see what you're looking for :)
Please be careful and thank you for supporting a small business!
***SEND ME A CONVO IF YOU'D LIKE TO BE ADDED TO MY MAILING LIST!!!!!

During "NORMAL" TIMES:
Dear Customers,

I post most of my items as Made to Order - I have a large inventory that I sell at arts & crafts shows and festivals. Chances are, whatever you order I do have! And I usually ship really fast!

However, I do travel every weekend and will have to make anything that is not in stock.

Made to order items will be created between my shows - will update every We are SUSPENDING International shipping because there are too many delays.
customers with a proper schedule, so do not hesitate to place your order!

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Last updated on May 23, 2020

We are SUSPENDING ALL International orders; because there are long delays at customs, etc.

***Our studio is currently closed due to the virus. I do some limited work & colors in my small kitchen, new sizes and styles are being added weekly! I have a very large inventory, and my updated listings reflect the items/sizes that you can order. If you can add your item to the shopping cart, it IS AVAILABLE! Also, do not hesitate to send me a convo if you don't see what you're looking for :)
Please be careful and thank you for supporting a small business!
***SEND ME A CONVO IF YOU'D LIKE TO BE ADDED TO MY MAILING LIST!!!!!

During "NORMAL" TIMES:
Dear Customers,

I post most of my items as Made to Order - I have a large inventory that I sell at arts & crafts shows and festivals. Chances are, whatever you order I do have! And I usually ship really fast!

However, I do travel every weekend and will have to make anything that is not in stock.

Made to order items will be created between my shows - will update every We are SUSPENDING International shipping because there are too many delays.
customers with a proper schedule, so do not hesitate to place your order!

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Between two shows my friend and I took tons of photos of the new styles! This is a sneak peek, I'll upload and edit them when I get home!
When I display my clothes at my shows, I like be matching them up with my crocheted jewelry! Can you see this design with some of my tie-dye color combos? Find out more and don't hesitate to contact me for a custom design!
It seems most people just LOVE purple! At my shows it's definitely a great seller. Here is softer color combination; two shades of purple with brow. Looking for something special and comfy? This duster style makes a great Valentine's Day gift!
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About VacationWardrobe

Sales 200
On Etsy since 2018

Combining great colors with flattering shapes!

Hello,
In this shop, I wanted to create a special collection for the hard-working woman who wants to feel pretty and alive on vacation (or just feel like she's on one!), a night out or even just lounging at home!
My usual customer grew up in the seventies, and still longs for the "bohemian hippie days". She is young at heart, a flower child with great responsibilities! She wants to wear vibrant and fun styles that make her stand out.
Styles that are flattering and forgiving, for all shapes, sizes and age groups! My essential pieces travel well and are easy to care for. The high-quality hand-dye holds up well and the colors will remain vivid for years!

***I welcome custom orders; I buy and hand dye my garments, I'll be happy to do some custom combinations (see some of my listings & previous sales for an example)
My linen garments are designed and made by me, I also make all my crocheted jewelry.

Agi Anderson: Born in Budapest, Hungary, in 1961.
Creating and selling my fun designs had been a long journey for her.
She'd been always fascinated by anything hand made. She still has the book with the story of a little mole who saw a pair overalls with tons of pockets hanging on the clothesline. He really wanted a pair for himself, so all the animals chipped in and helped to make one for him! They grew linen, made it into fabric, cut and sewed it. That was it for me! At the age of six, She was already making little outfits for her dolls, cutting out tiny buttons from plastic bottles, made dollhouses from shoe boxes, furnished them with matchboxes, we could just keep going on! If you haven't figured it out yet, She's been pretty much self-taught in everything! Her grandmother showed her the very first basic crochet stitches, then she figured out the rest. Through the years She's experimented with all kinds of techniques and projects. She learned beading after a visit to the museum, made puppets after she saw a show, she can't even remember it all! She loved sewing clothes, especially since back then there were very few stores in her country with extremely limited selection. An eclectic very skinny girl like her never looked good in anything. That inspired her to come up with her own designs. Some were tie-dyed, some beaded or embroidered on.
At 18, she was making macrame necklaces. She kept giving them away, so a friend offered to help her sell them. She never thought of becoming a businesswoman before. She met some young artists who helped her get into the crafts show circuit. This road was not easy because Hungary was still a socialist country and self-employment was very hard and rare. Agi went to sell in different cities, took the red-eye if you had to, even hitch-hiked. She lived a free-spirited artist's life, had a lot of fun and made good money!
After meeting her American fiance, she moved to New York City. Agi tried to sell the same crafts she made back home, but everything was different here. She was constantly searching for the right way to make money with her designs. She had two children who of course were wearing her little outfits and sweaters she made for them! And yes, she still has a few saved! Back then Agi was really into knitting. She contacted some magazines to find out how to get her designs published, then started submitting them. Finally, Agi got one accepted and she made the first sweater for VOGUE KNITTING. The most challenging part was to self-learn how to write professional instructions. she never even worked from one! And that is a whole different language. After having many designs published as a freelance knitwear designer, she went to a trade show where somebody wanted to hire me as a designer. But Agi was thinking; If she thinks she can make money off of my designs, so can I! So she launched her own children's knitwear company. She needed to find manufacturers to help - long story but she managed to figure some things out, have some agents working for her and got orders from boutiques. At one point Designs by Agi had a 100 specialty accounts! During this time she became a single mom with absolutely no help in this country. Agi was forced to really try to figure out what and how. She had a lot of extra inventory, no money and kids to feed, bills to pay. Then she remembered selling at shows back in her country. Agi found out how to sign up for street fairs. And she did it. She fazed out the wholesale business and she's been doing all kinds of shows and festivals ever since, 20+ years! Her collection changes depending on what the customers are looking for. It started out with baby and kids items. They are in solid and tie-dye colors with my original crocheted appliques she hand stitches on. People loved them so much they

Agi

See my other shops;
www.designsbyagi.etsy.com
www.mermaidgemsny.etsy.com
www.bohoyogishop.etsy.com

My now-adult son Robert is a very talented artist too!
Check out his work here:
www.robanderson.art

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  • Agi

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    Born in Budapest, Hungary has been living in NYC since 1986. Agi is a self-taught crafter-artist, has experimented with all kinds of crafts and techniques. She has been selling her work at shows for 40 years now!

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