Everyone deserves to feel fabulous. Especially you.
Hi, I’m Dawn from The Vintage Eclectic! I’ve always been a lover of all things vintage. As a child, I dug through my mom’s old 70’s clothes and wore them to school. (I was not very popular.) As a teen, I purchased 50’s party dresses from Good Will and went to swing dancing lessons. As an adult, my wardrobe is full of unique vintage pieces and my home is filled with vintage and retro decor.
I have built an extensive shop full of amazing vintage pieces so you can experience the joy of vintage too!
Have you ever felt left out? It’s a terrible feeling. We all know what it’s like to be excluded. Throughout school, I was bullied for being different. I was laughed at because of the clothes I wore. I felt self-conscious about my appearance all the time. It affected my self-esteem and friendship-making skills.
Now, as an adult, I am thrilled to be unique. I’m looked up to for my funky vintage style! I want to give that to all of you. It’s important to us that we include all sizes, shapes, heights, ethnicity, and lifestyles.
I never want anyone to feel that they can’t wear something they want to wear. We all know what it’s like to shop in a vintage store. It’s always difficult to find pieces that fit. I’m offering every size online, from 0 to 20 so you’re sure to find something that will make you feel beautiful and confident. Your wardrobe should reflect what a badass you are. You deserve it.
As a female-run company, I’m very passionate about empowering my fellow female warriors. We’ve all been through a lot, so we should support each other in any way we can. The Vintage Eclectic holds a special place in my heart because it is not only symbolic of a new chapter in my life but representative of what restoration really means.
In the early days of our sourcing, we scoured places, searching for pieces we were drawn to, searching through a multitude of unclaimed clothing. Imagine coming across a 1950’s wedding dress that you knew had once belonged to a young bride, so eager to start her new life and filled with hopes and dreams, only to find that memory holder had been discarded and left without its story ever being heard. Now, your hands are pulling the dress out of its past and into the present where it will be given the chance to be tenderly restored; its’ seams mended, its’ stains washed. You now see that this piece has a story that can live on. It was always special even if it had once felt forgotten. Time hasn’t made anything irredeemable; in fact, it has only given greater value to the pieces that have made it through they are one of a kind, just like those who, too, will find themselves drawn to our pieces.
This is a Photoshop-free zone. We believe every woman is beautiful in their uniqueness and flaws, so we choose to celebrate them rather than hiding them.
Unapologetic styling gives women the freedom to be who they are, regardless of their lifestyle. Have you ever lusted after a funky item, but thought, “I could never pull that off.” Yes you can! We offer styling tips and photos that will guide you through styling all your vintage pieces.
We are a green company. Rather than creating and selling brand new clothing, we are recycling old clothing to give it a new life. Our pieces have been cleaned and lovingly restored rather than thrown in the landfills. There’s no need for us to use dyes or chemicals, factories that pollute the environment, or plastic that ends up in landfills. All of our plastic packaging is biodegradable and reusable, and our boxes are made from recycled consumer products. Our lack of storefront will save on electricity and water.