vintage, there's something about it . . .

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I received such a special email this week that I asked the author if I could share it here on Lune. It really brings what we all love about collecting vintage fashion into light in such a sweet, honest way. Here is the note I read from Melanie that warmed my heart:

Hey Jill,

My name is Melanie, and I recently bought two dresses from your online shop. I purchased the yellow crocheted babydoll dress and a white sundress with a small box geometric like print. I just wanted to tell you how happy I am with my purchases :-) I do not have a blog of my own, but I am an avid reader of lots of blogs and that is how I discovered your shop because I read your blog first.

The yellow crocheted dress is just the most perfect piece of clothing I own. I swear it was made for me. There is just something about a vintage piece like that one that makes my heart so happy. It is completely different than buying something new because vintage clothing has a story and every piece is unique.

My mom saw me wear the yellow dress and she got very emotional because she had a similar dress when she was younger. She then proceeded to tell me the story about it, who made it for her, how she didn't like it because it wasn't "from the department store" etc. I just wanted to let you know that two of your pieces made it to a happy home where they will be worn with love and taken care of for a very long time.

Thank you so much!

So, tell me. Do you have a vintage garment that is special to you? Why does it make you smile every time you pull it off the rack? I'd love to read about it, and I'll share a story about one of my favorite pieces next week too.