Expertly Curated Vintage / New Haven, Connecticut

New Haven, Connecticut On Etsy since 2011


Expertly Curated Vintage / New Haven, Connecticut

New Haven, Connecticut | 532 Sales

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Melissa Gonzales

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Melissa Gonzales

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Live in Connecticut or the surrounding area? Visit us at 895 Whalley Avenue in New Haven, Connecticut & thevintanthromobile
instagram: vintanthromodern


Last updated on Mar 25, 2020

expertly curated vintage / handpicked daily

Live in Connecticut or the surrounding area? Visit us at 895 Whalley Avenue in New Haven, Connecticut & thevintanthromobile
instagram: vintanthromodern


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About vintanthromodern

Sales 532
On Etsy since 2011

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!

"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.
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 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 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 February 13, 2020
Thank you for visiting Vintanthro Modern & Vintage. Our expertly curated vintage collection is handpicked daily.

If you're in Connecticut please check out our brick & mortar shop at 895 Whalley Avenue, New Haven, Connecticut.

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Accepted payment methods

Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
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Returns and exchanges
I don't accept returns, exchanges, or cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
Returns and exchange details
Please ask questions 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.

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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.

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Reserves/holds are available for up to 7 days. Just ask!

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, unless otherwise agreed upon.
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 send a message if you need your item within a special time frame, and I can almost always accommodate 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.

Free domestic shipping. For international orders the shipping price listed is an estimate; actual shipping rates may vary. If you would like a specific shipping quote, please send your country.
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I am open to reasonable offers. Please convo me for more information.