Wednesday, September 23

Hoarding (otherwise entitled Bragging Rights)






I've got it bad for vintage shoes. Visit my shop and you can tell. I particularly have it bad for 1930s-1940s shoes, and oxfords to boot. I pretty much buy up every pair that I can see that'll fit me and have amassed quite a collection, seen above. These are all my own shoes, and how could I ever wear all these vintage shoes I do not know, but yet. Running a vintage shop means coming across amazing garments and shoes all the time and it's hard not to hoard the things you are really keen on. I tend to hoard the aforementioned shoes as well as 1930s-1940s dresses and coats. But even if you do not have a shop you may find that you hoard certain types or styles of clothing, when it comes times for weeding out, they are the things you just cannot seem to part with. What are the things that you hoard?

14 comments:

Amber said...

Man, you have the best shoes. Why can't I find stuff like that in Denver?

I hoard mirrors, mostly the hideous gold 1970s ornately framed kind. I'm finally starting to be okay with selling some of them on Etsy, but I would keep every single one if I could.

Toosdai said...

mah! shoes! i've always been horrible at buying and wearing shoes, and recently decided to get over my fear of heights by buying some oxford training heels. i bought them in brown and black and am in love. they class up any outfit, and i can now see why people are in love with shoes.

Andrea Zvaleko said...

I seriously need to live where you are. If I were to find just one pair of those shoes here, I'd flip out! And keep them, of course.

Jessica / Lola Vintage Clothing said...

Those first pair are hands down AMAZING, don't you ever get rid of those! I hoard sailor dresses. I also hoard teeny tiny vintage pill boxes, I'll have to blog about it soon and share pics.

reilly said...

Ooooh, I have some serious shoe envy right now! I love the first and last pair.

Non-clothing-item-specific, I really love the color green and bows, so I am always on the lookout for those things and they will even cloud my judgment about something that I would normally consider ugly.

little my said...

Wooow!!You really have the vintage shoe fairy working for you! :P I simply love every pair and your shop has some seriously tempting stuff as well! I tend to hoard scarves(I never seem to have too many) and...bags!(well, that's mostly because there's a thrift store where are very cheap vintage bags). The funny thing is that I always tend to wear the same 3-4 bags! It's such a shame to just leave the rest hanging...yet I love each bag!

LandGirlontheHomeFront said...

I'm swooning. Amazing! You have serious bragging rights!!! I am a vintage hoarder, too...and shoes are definitely an obsession. Thanks for sharing a glimpse of your own lovelies! xoxo

Caitlin said...

If only my GIANT feet would fit into older shoes :-(

Mars said...

The first! The last! Oh my. *Fans self*

The Church of Vintage said...

I lust for the first pair! Shoes are the reason a good percentage of the planet will be going to hell and why that sin probably exists in the first place.

I actually had the exact same pair of black canvas oxfords but in a beautiful blue that I sold over the summer and I do believe I just bought the exact same pair of the brown brogues just below them over the weekend, they have a fishnety/open weave happening on the instep. They don't quite fit so off to Etsyville for them:(

ambika said...

Oh, these are all drool worthy--that first pair especially. And I feel you on the oxfords love.

Leigh said...

Wow, they are incredible! Wish I had even one of those pairs. I thought of you last week when I went to this store. Check out the shoes in the background as the page flashes! Holy vintage shoe heaven. http://www.absolutevintage.co.uk/

Anonymous said...

To answer your question, as a vintage seller... I tend to keep 90% of the sweaterdresses I find the only ones that go aren't a good color for me get to the public. I'm also a sucker for beat up brown leather cowboy belts if I wasn't married I would snag up everyone with a name stamped on it, but it might give the wrong impression =)

Marcy Co said...

The cheap vintage bags are classy and elegant looking.

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