Thursday, February 3, 2011
Why buy something reproduced and unoriginal when you can buy something with a story or made with love?
I just love looking at an article of cloth and being able to see history or the handmade feeling that this was not manufactured with thousands of other items of clothing.
So when I had the opportunity to review a piece of vintage clothing or accessory of course I jumped at the chance!
Here are a few words from the owner:
Why did you start Viral Threads?
Being a Pastry Chef for the last 7 yrs restricted me from wearing girly things during the day. Viral Threads was created as an outlet to express that area of my life. I have always had a passion for Vintage and as a result my cloest began overflowing with so many goodies I had nowhere to put them! It was time to share them with the world :)
I like to think my clothes come alive at night like Toy Story characters. So I feel very bad when I come across something I havent worn in a long time and my mission is to find it the perfect new home!
What is your inspiration behind your etsy store?
My inspiration comes from my desire to make ladies everywhere feel pretty:) To be the provider of that overwhelming rush of happiness you get when you find that perfect and favorite new "something" is incredibly rewarding and keeps me going every day.
How do you choose what items to sell?
I keep myself up to date on what the latest and upcoming trends are and what people are seeking to buy. I constantly read fashion magazines, books, blogs, and websites; I also do a lot of people watching and pay attention to what's being worn in a girl's every day wardrobe. A lot of what I list are things I would personally wear myself and find hard to give up. I also try to have a wide variety of styles and things that are unique and not easy to find.
Shopping at Viral Threads is a great online experience. When you click the link to open her etsy site everything is clearly labeled and categorized so you can easily find what you are looking for. You can also see that the owner spends a lot of time choosing what to sell as all of her items are spectacular and of great quality. I looked at her site for hours deciding what I liked most which was hard since she has so many neat and interesting pieces.
The prices of her vintage items are very reasonable for the quality of vintage you are buying. I think every vintage shopper has bought items with moth balls or stenches that come with buying used. The vintage items at Viral Threads have been picked for their condition as well as quality so even though the item is pre-owned it feels like new. They are perfect on trend clothing items.
Viral threads offers a wide range of items from shoes and coats to belts and tunics.
So what did I receive from Viral Threads etsy site? Let me show you!
I got a beautiful oatmeal linen top. I collect vintage clothing and I cannot tell you how great the condition of this top is in. Its perfect. This shirt has a deep v neckline, black collar piping, nipped waist, and rolled little sleeves.
I seriously cannot even tell this top is old. The detailing is beautiful and so dainty and the chic! The buttons are in great working condition. This shirt adds a touch of vintage and character to any outfit while still being feminine and classy.
The package I got from this etsy store was so well wrapped. The items came in tissue paper and were folded nice and neat. I hate when you open up a package and see a crumbled item inside and this was not the case. The communication was great and the items were quickly shipped.
I cannot recommend this etsy store enough!
Viral Threads had a surprise for Toes That Twinkle followers!
Viral Threads is kind enough to offer one of my followers an item from their shop!
The Vintage GYPSY Cream Crochet Lace BIRDS and BRANCHES Flapper Fringe Poncho Wrap Cape Scarf! Do not miss this giveaway!
Isn't it BEAUTIFUL!
Isn't it BEAUTIFUL!
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