How many coats does one (little) person need? Well, when you follow the rule 'Not as many as Rosa has' I think you're pretty safe! ;) Those beautiful vintage coats are just a bit too tempting for her mom... Lucky for me children grow fast, and therefore buying a few sizes ahead isn't even such a bad idea. So now Rosa also has this one on it's way, a summer coat for next year:
When buying old stuff, it's sometimes hard to distinguish between 'nice funny vintage' and 'nice beautiful vintage'. When you're interested in all things old, at a certain point anything from a certain era seems interesting, and then it can be hard to decide whether it's just interesting or also something you really love. I found myself struggling with this little dilemma when I found this super funny faux fur children's eskimo coat: did I just like it because it was so funny and obviously from a different era, or was I checking back on the coat on etsy all the time because I really liked it?
It took me a little while to decide (which isn't that bad when you're usually buying on impulse!), but when I kept picturing how Rosa would wear it and loved that idea so much, I finally bought the coat. And now I can't stop thinking about the funky toddler that she will be in a year or so! ;)
(and in the back of my mind I can already hear my mom say: 'Oh, I can't believe you actually bought this, thirty-five years ago we were só glad that this fake fur trend was finally over!' ;))
And since we can't have them all (the coatracks here have already been complaining), I thought I'd make a little selection of nice vintage coats that can currently be found in my favorite vintage etsy shops, for other people to buy. I noticed a few of them have already been sold in the past few days, so it's good to know that unique pieces like these may go fast!
All the above mentioned shops are worth checking out for other pieces of vintage clothing as well!