You may remember today’s featured Etsy shop owners’ Megan and Nora from back in July when they guest posted here on FF. Well, I have had to the absolute pleasure to work with them again, as they have recently opened an Etsy shop, Two Birds Boutique, with all of their fabulous vintage finds!
Do you watch Mad Men? Well, doesn’t this skirt totally have that Mad Men feel?! And the color! Oh the color! I die.
Vintage 60s Mad Men Pencil Skirt
And this skirt not only qualifies for free shipping, but it’s also 20% off. Enter the code NEWYEAR in the coupon field. Or don’t, so I can buy it.
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Vintage 70s Delicate Sweater
I am smitten with this sweater. The delicateness of the details, the color, and the doily collar just make it such a classic. The flower embroidery comes in lavendar, peach, rose and mauve. LOVE.
This tunic is adorable. I am not a huge fan of tight stuff on me personally, so I tend to lean towards the tunic route. I think these colors are great, too!
And don’t forget your 20% off! Now through January 11, enter NEWYEAR. And if you aren’t able to shop this week, check out the deal breakdowns below using the coupon code!
January 1 – 11: 20% off
January 12 – 21: 15% off
January 22 – 31: 10% off
Megan and Nora were kind enough to answer some questions. Enjoy!
1. What has been your most favorite vintage find?
That’s a tough one. A friend of mine was planning a surprise wedding and she asked for help finding a dress. I went gung ho and bought three vintage white dresses. Last minute, she found one herself, but I love the ones I found so much I might dye them and keep them for myself. Oh, and recently, I thrifted a pair of mint condition vintage Frye boots for $8.99. Gotta love a deal!
I have a pair of British brown riding boots that I have worn to death. I really need to replace them, but I cannot bring myself to get rid of them (or stop wearing them)!
2. For someone interested in thrifting, what advice would you give them?
There are a lot of tips. my top three would be to 1. Go often. Stores restock daily, so you have the potential to find new treasures on a daily basis. 2. Look outside the box (or your size). People oftentimes throw clothes back where they don’t belong, and vintage sizes are different than current sizes. So, looking in different sections (or in the cast-off racks outside the dressing room) opens up the fab-finding potential that much more. 3. check check check. People donate things all the time without washing, fixing or caring about the condition. So mke sure to check the item for any stains, holes or imperfections.
Megan’s answers are perfect. I might also add that it is overwhelming, so when you first start thrifting to go knowing what you want and only look in those sections. You can slowly build up to exploring the entire store.
3. What are your favorite colors?
Old vintage refrigerator colors like avocado,mustard, teal, orange and cream.
Avocado and granny smith apple greens and orange for sure.
4. Who is are your fashion icons?
past: Audrey Hepburn, Sophia Loren
present: Alexa Chung, Zoe Deschanel
Past: Audrey Hepburn, Francoise Hardy, Mia Farrow
Present: Alexa Chung, Kate Moss, Sienna Miller (apparently I wish I was British).
5. What is your favorite item in your shop?
The 70s open cardigan. I would have kept it myself, but it didn’t fit. I adore the colors (see #3) and the style works with pretty much any outfit!
Any and all of our boots! I am a freak for vintage riding and cowboy boots. I also adore the green floral and lace chiffon maxi dress.
Aren’t they just the cutest?! Don’t forget now through the 11th to enter the code NEWYEAR for 20% off! Happy shopping!