Thursday, April 26, 2007

Paper Pursuits

I just discovered a great online vintage fashion resource - Paper Pursuits: Fashion & design print collectibles. This site sells vintage fashion magazines, advertisements, and designer sewing patterns. If you already know of this site, sorry, I just stumbled into it and got pretty excited!

The pattern collection is just to die for! Warning: the prices may trigger that cardiac arrest (if you're used to shopping for vintage pattterns on Ebay or Lanetz Living, like me). I love the As Seen In... page, where there is a side-by-side view of the sewing pattern and the designer garment in a "current" magazine.

I browsed the magazines; some of the individual issues allow you to view a selection of pages inside. I think a great birthday gift idea would be to give someone a magazine from the month and year of their birth.

Overall, this website is easy to navigate and has great image quality - features that are unfortunately not so common in some of the other online vintage fashion resources I've visited.

2 comments: said...

Do you know about So Vintage? They have good stuff too--but the prices are also high. Still, nice stuff & not everything shows up on Ebay. Plus you get 10% on further purchases, which helps--if only a little!

Christina said...

Thanks for letting me know about So Vintage ( They've got a well edited selection of patterns; it's so nice to not have to sort through a bunch of boring stuff. Makes it all the more tempting :)