Gradually transitioning to! <3

Illinois, United States · 86 Sales


Gradually transitioning to! <3

Illinois, United States 86 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars
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Announcement   Welcome to Curio Vintage, I delight in bringing the quality & charm of yesterday to your wardrobe, one piece and story at a time. Transitioning to!

Last updated on Aug 23, 2016

Welcome to Curio Vintage, I delight in bringing the quality & charm of yesterday to your wardrobe, one piece and story at a time. Transitioning to!


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50's Amethyst Lace Party Dress
Mint 40's Dress / Cotton and Lace
40's Nude Sheer Polka Dot Evening Gown
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Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
Jackie Shay

Jackie Shay on Feb 3, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

This vintage dress is just stunning. It is modest, but elegant. It is exactly what I was hoping for. The buying process was a cinch! The measurements are perfect, so make sure you measure yourself before buying anything! If I were few more inches bigger this beautiful piece wouldn't fit. It shipped super fast and I am so happy! I will definitely buy from this shop again. Thank you!!!


lilaloopsa on Nov 24, 2015

5 out of 5 stars

Shipped on time, was packed nicely, and I can't imagine a more perfect dress. A few flaws from age but incredibly beautiful and high-quality. The seller was willing to work with me on the price and all in all I am extremely happy with this purchase.

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So excited to finally list this beauty of a Fred Perlberg evening gown! Talk about quality and details! sparkles

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Pink 50's Evening Gown / Fred Perlberg


Girl meets Dress.

I always felt out of place, but I was really out of date.

I was raised by an antique loving Mother and a sharp dressing Father, so I suppose the result is only natural. My Mother infused my childhood with old books, TCM, depression ware, and a general reverence for the past, while my Dad built in me an appreciation for Andy Griffith, tailoring and military details.

My Vintage shop (originally named Wishflower Vintage) was born in August of 2011 in order to rescue dusty garments from attics and give them a new lease on life. My main goal from the get-go was the same as it is today: to get these beautifully crafted pieces into the closets of people who will love and wear them again! By finding and selling these unique garments, a little bit of the class and quality of yesterday can be had by all who desire it.

After almost two years, I renamed my shop Curio Vintage in April of 2013. I strongly resonate with valuable, yet dusty things (curios)-- that blend of beauty and imperfection speaks to my heart and reminds me why I so love working with vintage clothing-- Authentic stories and real people.

On an average day, you could find me painting, writing, pondering the inner workings of humans, talking to God, or twirling around my living room in newly-found dusty dresses (don't worry, I wash them after that!).

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  • Erin

    Owner, Curator, Hunter, Twirler, Historian, Photographer, Accountant

    I'm just a girl who values days long past, and sharing that love with others. I'm drawn to things of age because of the honest stories they tell + the kindred spirit I've felt for their charming strangeness and rough edges. I'm a Curio too, I guess.

Shop policies

Last updated on June 2, 2016
Hello and welcome to Curio Vintage! It warms my heart to bring unique vintage garments + accessories to those who value their style, charm and history. If you have any questions about my shop or items, please feel free to convo me! :)

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
  • Pay with Master Card
  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
  • Buy with Apple Pay
  • Pay with Sofort
  • Pay with iDeal
  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
I have always accepted payment via Paypal and am now also allowing direct checkout by credit/debit card too!

Thanks! :)
Items will not be shipped until payment is complete.

All items will be shipped out within 24 hours of your purchase (unless you purchase on a Saturday or the day before a holiday).

I always try to save my customers as much on shipping as possible. If the shipping cost turns out to be less than what I charged you, I will refund you the difference if it is 1 dollar or more.

All orders will be shipped via USPS. If you need your order rushed, please let me know so I can make arrangements and adjust the shipping charge.

I'm completely open to international customers, if you are interested in an item please contact me for a shipping quote specific to where you live. Please note though that buyers are responsible for any and all duties and customs charges that may be incurred by international shipping.
Refunds and Exchanges
All sales are final! Please pay close attention to the measurements and pictures before you purchase. If you need a measurement that isn't listed, please contact me and I'll be happy to provide it for you. -^_^-
Additional policies and FAQs
My greatest hope is for my customers to be delighted with their purchases! -^_^- I strive to give accurate photos, measurements and info for each item that I list. It is common for vintage clothing to have flaws or stains, all of which I take care to disclose (and I look closely) in each listing. That being said, please know that it's possible for my human eyes to miss small things. If you feel that the item you purchased was horribly misrepresented, please contact me right away so we can work it out! :)

The best way to know if a garment will fit you, is to measure a similar garment that fits you well and compare to the measurements listed. All my measurements are taken flat and doubled in the case of bust, waist and hips.

All my items have been dry cleaned or hand washed with care!

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