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Welcome to Blue Velvet Vintage

Like Coco we believe "A girl should be two things, classy and fabulous."  We dream in black and white love stories, swoon for  hourglass silhouettes and never leave the house without our signature red lipstick.

So for modern Audrey’s, Jackie O’s and Marilyn’s, founder Theresa Campbell McKee and her team of stylists act as your vintage fashion fairy godmothers, providing personalized service to help you find that perfect outfit to add a dash of get-noticed glamour to your wardrobe.  We specialize in collectible authentic period clothing and vintage inspired fashions perfect for special occasions such as vintage-themed events and weddings. From Mad Men, Roaring 20’s and Old Hollywood Glamour parties to swing dancing nights and classic movie viewings, we are enthusiastic experts in all eras.

Offering pretty dresses for the modern glamour girl who loves timeless fashion and classic pin up styles. Whether you immerse yourself in a complete era-specific look or like to complement your modern wardrobe, we have something that fits the bill. 

Many of our items end up in the music and entertainment industry, but most of our fabulous finds go to fashionable, vintage-loving women just like you!

Selling online since 2002 we are members of the exclusive Vintage Fashion Guild and have been featured in The New York Times, Palm Beach Post, Entreprenur.com,  The Knot and Offbeat Bride.

 

Our Authentic Vintage Clothing

Discover an expertly-curated selection of high quality authentic vintage clothing from the 1920s to the 1970s

Each of our items is hand selected for its own unique beauty and style. We search far and wide in our effort to continually offer you only the best in authentic vintage. With us doing the leg work, it allows you the luxury of ordering and trying on your purchases from the comfort of your own home.

Most of our authentic vintage merchandise is in flawless or close to flawless condition. Condition issues, if any at all, are noted in the item descriptions.  Everything is carefully cleaned and, if necessary, repaired. So it's ready to wear right out of the box!

 

Our Vintage Inspired Clothing

Our vintage style clothing and accessories are chosen for their classicly glamorous looks.  Our love of old movies inspires our selection of gowns and dresses. If it looks like something Clara Bow, Liz Taylor, Rita Hayworth, or Jean Harlow would wear, then we add it to our online collection. 

Our own Classic Dame private label line is designed for women who love the feminine, figure flattering looks of the 40s and 50s, but can’t always find the right fit in their favorite style .Our dresses are unapologetically pretty, combining playful sophistication with ladylike sex appeal. Made with fine quality fabrics and construction right here in Florida, USA!

 

 Meet Theresa, Founder, Blue Velvet Vintage

theresa campbell founder blue velvet vintageA former personal chef and caterer on private luxury yachts and estates, Theresa Campbell McKee first carried her love of vintage through international waters. Discovering one-of-a-kind treasures at various ports of call, she then offered her unique finds up for sale to a small network of friends and fellow enthusiasts. Over more than a decade, this beloved, part-time effort eventually became Blue Velvet Vintage, a long-standing mainstay in online vintage and vintage-inspired shopping for women all over the world.Theresa Campbell

Now settled in Florida just north of Palm Beach, Theresa’s buying trips include vintage and contemporary fashion trade shows , an exclusive network of dealers and estate sales.  In 2004, she created the Blue Velvet Vintage House brand, Classic Dame, modifying vintage wonders from her personal collection to fit a modern woman’s shape.

An enthusiastic advocate for preserving and celebrating styles of the past, Theresa is an avid swing dancer who loves to throw theme parties (dress up mandatory!) in her vibrant mid-century style home.

More about Theresa-

Favorite decade: 1950s

Favorite songs to swing dance to: Satin Doll (Duke Ellington) Beyond the Sea (Bobby Darin) Jump with My Baby (Big Bad Voodoo Daddy)

Favorite red lipstick: currently Stila Stay All Day in Fiery

Favorite vintage dress: Blue floral print Alfred Shaheen Hawaiian dress from the 50s.

Favorite dress up theme: Vintage Vegas/Rat Pack or Old Hollywood Glamour

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Proud member of the Vintage Fashion Guild

 

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