• Vintage Fashion for the Academy Awards

    Glam Fashion at the Academy Awards

    1. Coco Chanel Beaded Purse from Nachokitty 2. Black Velvet Evening Gown from Mary Beth Hale 3. Victorian Diamond Filigree Ring from Poor Mouchette 4. Terani Couture Gown from 86 Vintage 5. Gold Metallic High Heels from Story Tellers Vintage 6. Silk Strapless Party Dress from Roselein Rarities The Oscar’s are about movies and dresses. “Who are you wearing?” has become a must ask question on the red carpet, and actors and actresses are decked out in designer dresses and suits ready to answer. If we take a look back Academy Award history, there has been quite an evolution in style for the event. In 1929, Janet Gaynor wore an off-the-rack…

  • Antique Victorian Velvet Cape

    Not (Only) Heroes Wear Capes

    As the weather turns chill and those autumn winds start to blow, many of us are pulling the coats and mittens out of the closet. If you’re like me, you may be disappointed to find that your trusty pea coat has seen better days. While shopping for a replacement I was frustrated with the lack of stylish modern jackets. Of course, you can always turn to the pages of Etsy to find a fantastic vintage coat for your fall wardrobe. But then I came across something truly unique: a vintage cape. Thick black wool and snazzy clasps made this piece just POP. Why not trade in your everyday jacket for…

  • 1940s Dress Set

    The 1950s Housewife at the Office

    Vintage fashion is something of a trend right now, with victory rolls and hair scarves popping up at your local farmers market or concert venue, paired with fitted waists, flared skirts, and capped sleeves to make any 1950s housewife envious. While there are wonderful events where you can go full-on vintage (here in Boston we just held a 1920s lawn party!), for the majority of us a good 5+ days a week are structured around office wear and business casual. The cost of a good vintage dress, even a bargain, can be hard to justify when it’s delegated to weekend-only wear. But as both a lover of vintage style and…

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    The Last Days of Summer

    Summer in 1955 photo by: Tammy Tummy Tumbler Vintage Sunglasses from Saffron Colored Pony Vintage Picnic Basket from Recycle Buy Vintage 1950s Sundress from Small Earth Vintage Now is the perfect time to get outdoors and enjoy a picnic, before we’re stuck indoors all winter long. The last days of summer are upon us and there’s no time to waste.  This snapshot from 1955 says it all.  Get a similar look from the shops of Vintage and Main with a pair of vintage sunglasses, a vintage picnic basket, and a sweet 1950s dress to end your summer right.

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    Get the Look – Jane Birkin

    Drawing from various inspiring sources such as style icons, fashion blogs, and vintage shops, you can create your own personal style.  We love this vintage photo of Birkin, and how it speaks to the current 1970s influence in today’s fashion trends. Photo by: Cafe du Cap Jane Birkin is the ultimate style icon — the famous Hermès Birkin bag is named after her.   She plays and has fun with her style, and you can too!  Let the past inspire you, and don’t be afraid to mix vintage pieces with today’s trends.  Get this look effortlessly with these vintage items: Vintage French Neckties by French Attic Finds 90s Tweed Wool…

  • Everything Else Vintage

    Welcome to Vintage & Main Collective

    Top left to bottom right: Aviator sunglasses from Recycle Buy Vintage // 1970s Dress Top Set from Roselein Rarities Twisted Wire Basket from Whimzy Thyme // Vintage 50s Gloves from Small Earth Vintage Turquoise Biker Ring from Adobe House Vintage // Tooled Leather Belt from 86 Vintage Argus Camera from Third Shift // Mid Century Creamer from 4 Envisioning Vintage A select collective of professional vintage and antique dealers with active shops on Etsy.com, Vintage and Main delights in bringing the best genuine vintage to market while providing exceptional customer service.  Knowledgeable and passionate about vintage, it’s not just a business for us, it’s a way of life.  We share with you…