Thursday, October 30, 2014

coming soon: the harris tweed collection

I'm very happy to announce that we have a wee Harris Tweed collection coming to the shop, in the form of four handsome men's jackets.

One of my favorite things about Harris tweed is the idea that you can see the beautiful range of colors of the Scottish Hebrides islands woven into the fabric itself.  Every aspect of Harris tweed is made on this archipelago, from the spinning to the dying and the weaving of the cloth, making these jackets very special.  (You can read much more about Harris Tweed on the official website.)

They will begin arriving in the shop soon!


Wednesday, October 29, 2014

we are 6! a shop celebration.

Today is our sixth anniversary on Etsy, so it's time for a shop sale and giveaway!

Everything in the shop is currently marked down 20% until 12:00 am midnight EST on Monday, November 3.

To enter the $100.00 shop giveaway, you must follow the shop on Instagram, and follow the instructions detailed in this post there.  The giveaway ends at the same time as the sale.

Best of luck, and hearty thanks to all of our fantastic customers and followers!


Tuesday, October 28, 2014

shop preview: collegiate plaid, 1940s deer, and a folkloric cape

This week's shop preview features lots of wonderful woolens, from the 1940s through 1970s, including polished charcoal flannel, collegiate plaid, a sporty varsity cardigan, and a fantastic deer pattern sweater.  All items begin arriving in the shop shortly.

And stay tuned here and on the Small Earth Vintage Instagram for a very special announcement tomorrow! 

1950s sky blue and camel plaid flannel dress.

1940s wool deer and snowflake sweater.

1970s home sewn Vogue Couturier dress, design by Alberto Fabiani. 

Folkloric floral embroidered cape.

Deadstock 1940s charcoal wool blend zig zag fringe dress, by Syd Chicago.

1950s blue plaid pencil skirt with pockets.

Abstract print cotton dress, by Catherine Ogust for Penthouse Gallery.

1970s women's red and gray wool plaid fitted jacket, made expressly for The Wool Shop.

1960s sapphire wool shift dress with belt, by Pendleton.

1950s women's cream wool varsity sweater.

1950s gray wool skirt and top set, By Petti.

1970s red plaid wool knife pleat skirt, by Cos Cob.

1960s gray and red striped knit dress.

1950s pink Shaggy Mist wool cardigan, by Garland.


Wednesday, October 15, 2014

shop preview: the Pendleton collection, 40s crepe and lace, and dancing pandas

Today's shop preview includes most of the items from our autumn Pendleton collection, a couple of lovely dresses, a tweedy jacket for the ladies, and an amazing sweater with dancing pandas!  All items are arriving in the shop starting today.

1960s grid plaid dress, by Young Pendleton.

1950s Pendleton emerald green shadow plaid full skirt.

1950s violet and blue paisley stripe polished cotton dress.

1970s herringbone tweed women's jacket with elbow patches.

1960s Pendleton wool plaid shirt dress with belt.

1950s blue and green plaid wool coat, by Pendleton.

1980s pink panda can can sweater with silver glitter.

1960s mustard wool drop waist dress, by Young Pendleton.

1940s black crepe and lace dress, a New York Creation by the N.Y. Dress Institute.

1960s green and gold Young Pendleton skirt with pockets and bow.

1960s navy swiss dot square dance dress, by Kate Schorer Originals.

1960s cream and brown plaid, pleated skirt, by Young Pendleton.


Tuesday, October 14, 2014

shop accessories preview: belts, bow ties, specs, and scarves

A varied selection of women's and men's accessories are on the way to the shop, including belts, buckles, bow ties, eyeglasses, gloves, and a wonderful Native American print silk scarf.  All items will be arriving in the shop starting tomorrow.

1970s tiny flowers tooled leather bag.

1960s browline safety glasses, by Aden.

1950s translucent gold threaded frames.

1950s black plastic glasses frames, by American Optical Company.

Tooled leather belt with painted flowers and brass buckle.

1960s mod gold metal chainlink belt.

Firefighter enamel and brass belt buckle.

Brass bas-relief elk belt buckle.

1950s houndstooth plaid clip-on bow tie.

1950s red plaid clip-on bow tie.

1950s blue and white silk polka dot bow tie.

Black faux alligator mid-length gloves, by Hansen.

Red leather mid-length gloves, by Fownes.

Vera Neumann leaf origami scarf.

Gold and burgundy floral print silk scarf, by Anne Klein.

Silk Native American motif scarf, by Vera Neumann.


Friday, October 10, 2014

coming to the shop: the Pendleton collection

Just in time for autumn, we are very pleased to announce the launch of the Pendleton collection!  This fall we'll be offering a nice little collection of vintage 1950s-1970s Pendleton skirts, dresses, and coats.  What better time to get cozy and chic in classic Pendleton plaids and woolens?

The shop already has a few Pendleton suits and skirts, which you can find here.  The new items will be added in the next few weeks.


Wednesday, October 8, 2014

shop preview: plaid and wool gingham, a winter sailor dress, and a botanical print

Earthy cottons, wool gingham and plaid, a creamy neutral cardigan, and a colorful novelty knit vest, a sailor dress for cool weather, and even a bright and sunny botanical print, are all coming to the shop this week!

1950s earthy checked dress with belt.

1970s radish love sweater vest.

1950s eyelet embroidered cream dress, by Sir James Sportaculars.

1960s paisley print ruffles blouse, by Aldens.

1960s mod floral print dress, by Puritan Forever Young.

1970s floral batik print maxi dress.

1980s plum jam plaid wool skirt, by Diane Von Furstenberg.

1950s marine blue dress with button collar and ribbon belt, by R&K Originals.

1950s cream open net cardigan, from Neiman-Marcus.

1980s garnet corduroy sailor girl dress, by Polly Flinders.

1950s wool gingham dress with bow at neck, by Nat Turoff.

1960s pleated wool plaid skirt, by Century of Boston.

1960s yellow floral botanical print cotton oxford cloth dress.



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