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New at Frequency Vintage and What I Learned about Vintage Fur/Faux

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Gonna kick it off with this KILLER LEATHER TRENCH COAT!  If this super slick trench fit me, it would not be on the market.  I mean, there is no way to wear this and not be pretty sure you’re a spy. 
This is an amazing, flawless vintage piece.

$125 Frequency Vintage

And of course, gotta add a few more belts!  How better to mix up a look than with a fun, colorful pop full of vintage flare!

$7.00 Frequency Vintage

$7.00 Frequency Vintage

This belt fits right in with the Must have Monday: Bugging Out  post about the Critters Trend. 

 

 What I learned about fur

 $75 Frequency Vintage

I love this coat.  Just like the leather one at the top, if it was my size, you wouldn’t be seeing it here.  It is so soft, love the big collar, and the lining is beautiful.  I think dressing up a pair of jeans with this would be a great modern twist on a classic look.

It looks and feels real, the lining is luxurious, but!….the label tells it all.  It’s not marked Faux Fur, in fact it says clean by Fur Coat methods.  The give away is actually the label: Mincara.  In fact all Mincara, Intrique, Tissavel, Borgana, Glenoit and Grandella(commonly seen vintage labels) coats are faux, whether denoted on the label or not.  Some vintage sellers don’t take the extra step to research, so the more you know, the better chance of getting a really great piece, faux or fur.

Real does not always mean better.  Seriously, the Mincara coat above is awesome.  Great vintage shape, feel, warmth, look, and beautifully lined.  I have seen real pieces that are just falling apart with a much higher price tag.  So if you are in the market for a fur, maybe faux is the way to go.

Uping your Etsy Part 1

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My online vintage shop Frequency Vintage has been up and running 3 weeks now and going well.  Since it is a side project things tend to go a little slower than I would like.  My impatience kicks in and I want more views and sales NOW!!!  But how?  What are the best ways to bump your Etsy shop to the top of everyones favorites?

PART 1. Use all 14 of your Tags well:

When listing items, one of the key steps to having your shop pop up in a search is using relevant, descriptive, and inventive tags.  Sounds easy, but for me it is one of the hardest parts of listing.  Etsy Admin often suggest using style, color, textures and motifs as tags for your items.  Courtesey of Etsy’s Blog, here is a great list to help the tagging begin:

Size: baggy, big, bulky, chunky, curvy, deep, delicate, dense, extra small, fitted, frail, gigantic, heavy, huge, large, lightweight, little, long, loose, massive, medium, miniature, oversized, petite, plump, plus size, shallow, shapely, short, small, snug, streamlined, substantial, tailored, tall, thick, thin, tight, tiny, voluminous, voluptuous, wide

Texture: airy, bright, bumpy, buttery, coarse, cool, cozy, cuddly, delicate, downy, embossed, feathery, fluffy, frilly, frizzy, furry, fuzzy, glittery, grainy, hammered, hard, iridescent, light, luminescent, luminous, matte, metallic, opaque, patina, plush, pointy, polished, prickly, puffy, rough, ruffled, sculptured, shaggy, sharp, sheer, shimmery, shiny, silky, slick, smooth, soft, sparkly, stamped, translucent, transparent, velvety, waxy, woolly

Style: 1980s (or any decade), adorable, African, Americana, angelic, antique, art deco, art nouveau, Asian, autumn, avant-garde, bizarre, black tie, bohemian, boho chic, bold, burlesque, business, casual, cheerful, chic, circus, classic, classy, clever, cocktail, colorful, complex, contemporary, country, cute, cyber, dark, deconstructed, delicate, DIY, dramatic, earthy, eccentric, edgy, Edwardian, elegant, ethnic, European, everyday, fall, fantasy, feminine, flapper, folk, folk art, formal, French, funky, funny, futuristic, gag, geek, geekery, gladiator, glam, goddess, goth, gothic, gothic, grotesque, harvest, hippie, hipster, horror, humorous, Indian, indie, industrial, Japanese, kawaii, librarian, lolita, luxurious, manly, masculine, mermaid, Mexican, midcentury, Middle Eastern, mod, modern, modest, modish, mystical, natural, nautical, nerd, noir, nostalgic, old world, organic, oriental, Paris, peasant, pirate, playful, polished, prairie, preppy, pretty, Primitive, punk, quirky, refined, Renaissance, Renaissance Fair (Ren Faire), retro, rockabilly, Roman, romantic, rustic, sailor, secretary, seductive, shabby chic, simple, sophisticated, southwest, sporty, spring, steampunk, summer, sustainable, tasteful, traditional, trendy, ugly, urban, Victorian, vintage, waldorf, weird, western, whimsical, winter, witty, woodland, zany

Motifs and Patterns: argyle, Asian, asymmetrical, brocade, Celtic, checked, checkered, complex, damask, dotted, Egyptian, fleur de lis, floral, geometric, gingham, Gothic, hearts, paisley, plaid, polka dot, scalloped, stars, striped, swirls, symmetrical, tartan, tweed, woodland

Specific Colors: charcoal, chartreuse, chocolate brown, cobalt blue, coral pink, cornflower blue, cream, crimson, cyan, emerald green, fuschia, gold, hot pink, indigo, ivory, kelly green, lemon yellow, lime, magenta, mauve, navy blue, nude, olive green, periwinkle, robins egg blue, royal blue, sapphire, silver, sky blue, slate grey, taupe, teal, turquoise

MORE TIPS COMING SOON!  Check back for Part 2

What’s New at Frequency Vintage

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Just wanted to share a few more pieces up in the shop.  If only the wrap dress was in my size, ho hummmm.  Good news for my smaller followers though, this one of a kind piece can be yours!

1970s Floral Faux Wrap Dress $27.99 

Ladies: Belt this button down for a preppy look

Gents: Button it up for the same

Purple Button Down $9.99

And I know everyone could use a little leopard in their closet.  Vintage 1980’s belt $7.00

Navajo Print Perfection

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I have really been loving this trend.  Used the print in my tights post, and don’t feel satisfied.  Here are a few of my favorites for $50 and below!

This is an incredible find for $50!  One of a kind, find it here at Vurban Vintage.

$14.99!!!! Super cute.  Great for layering from FredFlare.com

$22 at Blue Planet

$44.93 from ASOS

$28.75 from ASOS.  Something for the boys

AND a little shameless self promotion.  I love this belt, super cute, thin, beaded, stitched, amazing vintage shape, and yours for $7 at Frequency Vintage!
Not Navajo print, but definitely Boho Chic.

Have you seen any Navajo print for $50 or below?

11/15 ADDITION TO THIS POST.

In scanning through blogs today, I found these kick-a hats.  Seriously love these!

Okay, these are a hair outside the $50 and Below at $55 but I really think these are hip and had to share.

Thanks for the find ’bout time tae.  Check out the blog this came from.

Frequency Vintage Update

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Frequency Vintage’s inventory is growing quickly!  This weekend I will be photographing and posting an amazing and rare Pier Giorgio woven bag, 70’s psychedelic Kay Windsor dress and a yellow and white mod Jakie O’my goodness it is awesome Oleg Cassini dress.  Excited?  Me too! 

Also wanted to share with you 3 new pieces that landed in the shop this week:


Be back this afternoon with FUNKY FRIDAY FOR THE FEARLESS FASHIONISTA.

Check out Frequency Vintage.

Frequency Vintage Up & Running!

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Frequency Vintage Up & Running!

I took a few steps forward this weekend and setup my Etsy shop FREQUENCY VINTAGE.  I love Etsy, as a shopper and a seller.  It is a great place to find one of a kind gifts, DIY supplies and VINTAGE!!!!

TOP FIVE REASONS I CHOSE ETSY FOR MY ONLINE STORE
1. Easy and Free Shop Setup
2. Low cost $.20 per post and only 3.5% off the sale
3. Step by step listing that can be saved as a draft if not ready to post
4. Many ways to search = variety of shoppers
5. Smooth Purchasing for both customers and sellers

 First thing I did was make my banner.  I wanted it to be clean,  fun and have a vintage feel.  I found a great font on dafont.com an awesome site with tons of free fonts that liven up anything you are working on.

Then, I got my first two items up and have much more in stock which I will post soon.   

AWESOME Vintage 70’s Mod Dress $14.99

A black belt is a must have and this is in great condition, genuine leather and a nice price $7.

Got the ball rolling and am really loving shopping and sharing my finds. 

Only ran into one problem, I can’t figure out how to post and Etsy mini shop as a widget in my side bar.  Any suggestions for WordPress?  I will be searching and hopefully get back soon with a solution.