Here are some sites we like to visit, shops we patronize, and brick & mortar businesses we support and recommend. Please click through and take a look. You can tell them we sent you!
Vintage Fashion Guild Member Shops:
Better Dresses Vintage is a proud member of the VFG, the world's leading resource for vintage fashion. Free and open to the public, the VFG Forum is a great place to learn more about vintage. Friendly experts will answer your toughest questions and share your enthusiasm. Visit the Label and Fabric resources to increase your knowledge. And when you're ready to buy, do so with confidence from any VFG Trade Member seller. Better Dresses Vintage recommends these outstanding shops in particular:
Dorothea's Closet - Angela was our mentor when we were setting up shop. Visit her site to see why we think she's among the best sellers out there.
Past Perfect Vintage - Hollis has been bringing splendid vintage fashion and textiles to the public since 1992. The scope of her knowledge and experience is impressive.
Big Yellow Taxi Vintage - My dear friend Deborah's "... swinging hot spot -- offering an eclectic array of vintage fashions from cool and hip to classy and chic."
Club Vintage Fashions - "Exceptional Vintage at Affordable Prices."
My Vintage Clothes Line - "Specializing in the finest vintage clothing and accessories."
Stella Rose Vintage - Vintage shoes (Melanie is our vintage footwear go-to expert) and more.
The Vintage Vortex - "Bringing Southern California's Finest Vintage Fashions to Your Door!"
Vintage Devotion - "Passionately connected to the past. Clothing * Jewelry * Accessories."
Viva Vintage Clothing - "Quality vintage clothing, jewelry and accessories since 1997"
VFG Member Blogs and Reference Sites
Living Fifties Fashion - Rita's wonderful blog examines and celebrates the fashions and lifestyles of the fabulous fifties.
My Vintage Vogue - Jessica is "just a girl with a scanner and a dream, preserving the past one image at a time."
Other Recommended Vintage-Related Sites
Delilah's Deluxe - Janet's online shop and Montana storefront feature vintage goodies and her skilled writing.
Head to Toe Fashion Art - Lavinia's site is a wealth of information on French fashion history.
I See France! Vintage - Witty Diane offers a first-rate selection of quality vintage lingerie and more.
La Roux Vintage - I bought this exquisite parasol from Erika, who provides wonderful customer service.
Love Butler Vintage - Patrice serves up fun vintage finds for you and your home, with unparalleled customer service.
Mannequin Heads by Crunkleton - Our octogenarian friend Marge makes truly lovely display pieces. Our beautiful "Cracked Jane," shown below, is her work.
Renditions Design - Renee creates lovely historical reproductions at reasonable prices. Her custom work is first-rate!
The Jewelry Repair Company - Professional, reasonably priced and super-friendly. Your vintage jewelry repair specialists.
Treadle Treasures - Heather makes her Civil War reproduction garments the old-fashion way and the results are beautiful. Here she is at work:
The Vintage List - A comprehensive online directory of quality vintage sellers, vintage blogs, and other vintage-related sites.
Vintage Textile Soak - Got stains? If this stuff can't get it out, nothing will. Gentle on your most delicate vintage items.
Vintage Virtuosa - From fine clothing to hand-selected items for the home, Karen offers the complete vintage lifestyle.
Other Web-Based Companies:
Impeccable Prose - Copyediting and proofreading services for authors and organizations. Extensive experience in academic, business, and medical publishing. Let us make your manuscript or web site the best it can be. When clarity and accuracy are key, rely on us.
Legacy Scrapbooking - Lynda and Larry sell everything you need to create beautiful layouts. Customer service is their top priority.
Atlanta Brick & Mortar Businesses:
2 Crafty Chicks - Owners Anna and Dede run this first-rate children's arts+crafts studio like a well-oiled machine.
Finders Keepers Consignment Shops - The very best in nearly new fashion and furnishings. Bonnie's staff are friendly and helpful.
Stamps Store Fixtures - Suzanne and Mark stock everything you need for your shop. We found Lola the Mannequin here, among other essentials. Shop in person or order online.
Wardrobes by Lillian Charles - Personable and creative, Lillian can style a whole new look for you, using what you already own!