Tuesday, November 8, 2011

The Paraders Vintage Giveaway!!!


I am really, really happy to announce that the lovely Anna and Rachael from the online shop 'The Paraders Vintage' are hosting a $50 giveaway!!!  The Paraders Vintage, an online vintage shop and blog, aims to provide a modern mix of lovely dresses and charming accessories.  

Here's a bit more about the shop from Rachael:
Hello!  I'm Rachael, creator of The Paraders - the online vintage shop of Chicago.  The Paraders is full of wearable vintage from the 20s through the 80s that makes a girl look lovely and feel lovely too!  Our blog compliments the shop style with "dating vintage clothing" posts, vintage buying and styling tips, and my adventures through and aside from the shop.  As our shop expands into a full-blown independent website over the next month, please stay in touch with the Paraders to hear all about what it takes to jump from Etsy into a bigger, scarier market.  Also, stay tuned for our Paraders s/s 2012 dress collection! Thanks so much for listening and have a wonderful day!

Here are a few of my favourites from their lovely vintage shop:

1930s dress Lanvin adaptation:
I've never seen such an exquisite dress! I love, love, love the colours and texture!

60s coat medium large:
Wow--I just love this orange colour--perfect for autumn and winter.

1940s jacket large - 40s navy blue angled military war jacket:

I just love the double collar, the interesting pocket details and the buttons on this 40's jacket!

60s dress set xs / teal woolen skirt jacket blue 1960s:
You know how much I love teal! This set is so perfect!  I could see making a lot of matching blouses!

60s dress set small:
This dress reminds me so much of Betty draper! I love the bow on the top!

 

The Giveaway:

This giveaway is for $50 to The Paraders Vintage online store and is open to readers everywhere.  To enter you must be a follower of The Paraders Blog.  Just leave a comment on this post by Saturday the 19th of November about which item you like best in The Paraders Vintage store.

Optional other entries include (for up to a total of four entries):

2. Follow The Paraders on Twitter
3. Like The Paraders on Facebook
4. Join The Paraders newsletter

Let me know if you've done any of these extra entries in the comments section!   And because Anna and Rachael are so lovely, their giving all my readers 20% of their vintage store for the duration of the giveaway!  Just use the code HAPPYSEWING at check-out!  Huzzah!

88 comments:

  1. Wooo awesome prize.
    So I followed their blog

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  2. And I think I signed up to their newsletter - hope it worked!

    And this is my favourite item!
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/81930695/1940s-dress-small-40s-black-dress-xs

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  3. Apart from the Lanvin (Gah!!!) this rather lovely mustard 50's coat is almost edible!

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/64935353/50s-coat-medium-large-1950s-winter-coat

    Am following their blog now. Some lovely inspiration on there! Thanks for sharing and for hosting the giveaway too!
    Px

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  4. Am now a follower of their blog - my favourite item in the shop is this one: http://www.etsy.com/listing/66360399/60s-dress-small-light-blue-taupe-pleated - just perfect for the summer we're about to go into~!

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  5. I also just subscribed to their newsletter under "kibbleking (at) yahoo (d0t) com (dot) au".

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  6. I also just followed them on twitter. Phew! Now fingers crossed!

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  7. my favourite item is the 1960s plaid house dress green pink blue

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  8. oh yay! what fun. I think my favorite is the 40s linen summer dress. I'm now a follower of their blog in my reader :]

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  9. and I have now subscribed to their newsletter

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  10. Ooooh, look how pretty the pink dress is!

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  11. I've done everything except twitter and will do that later. (Twitter is too busy, evidently.)

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  12. Pick only one favorite item, so hard. I figure my favorite is probably is down on the boardwalk dress
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/79450061/50s-60s-dress-large-bright-blue
    but alas it is not in my size. So I would go with the grey wool pencil skirt
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/65919209/pin-up-skirt-small-gray-pencil-skirt

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  13. http://www.etsy.com/listing/79457680/60s-dress-large-1960s-gingham-dress-lime?ga_search_query=plus%2Bsize&ga_search_type=user_shop_ttt_id_5754836


    http://www.etsy.com/listing/81314431/70s-dress-large-1970s-navy-blue-white?ga_search_query=plus%2Bsize&ga_search_type=user_shop_ttt_id_5754836


    http://www.etsy.com/listing/79969621/1930s-dress-lanvin-adaptation-1939-paris

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  14. joined newsletter email list

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  15. The orange and brown coat is AMAZING!

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  16. I am following them on Twitter and pretending I am super tech savvy :)

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  17. And...I'm subscribed to their newsletter. Chicago businesses are awesome!!

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  18. Just liked on facebook, OMG this site is divine. Sharon

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  19. Oh, and signed up for the letter and followed!
    Fingers crossed. Sharon

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  20. Favorite item:
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/81930695/1940s-dress-small-40s-black-dress-xs

    (following their blog)

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  21. Now I've signed up for their newsletter. :)

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  22. Wow! I love the '50s 60s cropped jacket medium / black velvet cardigan bolero jacket!' I follow the Paraders blog.

    -Chloe
    (csd6j@virginia.edu)

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  24. i can't pick one so i picked two :)
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/81930695/1940s-dress-small-40s-black-dress-xs this 40s black dress
    and
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/82677824/1930s-dress-medium-30s-black-dress-maxi this 30s black/gold maxi dress

    i am 100% certain that i need these for all the holiday parties that i don't go to ;)

    oh, and i'm following their blog!

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  25. I also follow them on facebook

    -Chloe
    (csd6j@virginia.edu)

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  26. I'm following their blog, and my favourite item is the 1950s poodle skirt navy blue, too bad its too small for me.

    Cornelia

    porcelina[at]live[dot]nl

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  27. I follow the Paraders on twitter, @killingbirds

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  28. Ooh, there is so much to pick from! But my favorite item is the gorgeous 60's summer floral dress (http://www.etsy.com/listing/79369232/60s-dress-medium-1960s-summer-dress). So pretty! Thanks for hosting such a great giveaway!

    Crystal
    gilland [at] etsu [dot] edu
    http://vintagelovingmom.blogspot.com/

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  29. Following the Paraders on FB, Crystal-Cutshaw-Gilland.

    Crystal
    gilland [at] etsu [dot] edu
    http://vintagelovingmom.blogspot.com/

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  30. Following the Paraders on Twitter, @vntglovingmom

    Crystal
    gilland [at] etsu [dot] edu
    http://vintagelovingmom.blogspot.com/

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  31. Signed up for the Paraders newsletter!

    Crystal Gilland
    gilland [at] etsu [dot] edu
    http://vintagelovingmom.blogspot.com/

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  32. I looked through the whole shop, and kept coming back to that teal suit!

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  33. I follow the paraders blog and LOVE the 60's dress set!

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  34. Please enter me in the contest. My favorite item is 1940s skirt suit large / 40s dress set skirt jacket caramel brown : Uptown Girl (w64wc02-1) Dangtryagain@msn.com

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  35. I have liked the paraders on facebook. Dangtryagain@msn.com

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  36. I am subscribed to the paraders newsletter. Dangtryagain@msn.com

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  37. Amazing giveaway! And I'm following the blog :)

    email: irac.grgic@gmail.com

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  38. I'm liking them on facebook too :)
    And here is my fav item:

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/77623828/60s-dress-xl-1960s-shift-dress-large

    Yeeey!

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  39. thanks for the link to the blog, very cool.
    I adore the 50s dragon dress: http://www.etsy.com/listing/75145524/50s-dress-medium-1950s-full-skirted
    but I'd go more practical for the http://www.etsy.com/listing/74290368/60s-dress-xl-yellow-green-floral-bow

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  40. 1940s jacket large - 40s navy blue angled military war jacket : Patriot jacket (w240a02-1) is my favourite though I love the orange coat with the astrakhan trim. I'm following their blog now.

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  41. Great competition! I have followed them on twitter...

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  42. ...also like them on Facebook...

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  43. ... and I am following their blog! My favourites are definitely this 1940s dress - http://www.etsy.com/listing/74878122/1940s-dress-medium-40s-dress-summer - and of course the Lanvin, swoon!

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  44. wow! I'm definitely a follower now. I love the xs teal dress set. That color pops! Thanks for the giveaway chance!

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  45. I liked Paraders on Facebook. The 60's Summer Floral Dress is adorable (http://www.etsy.com/listing/74758409/60s-dress-floral-summer-dress-blue-pink).

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  46. I love the 'Mary Muffet full skirted dress' - http://www.etsy.com/listing/81930695/1940s-dress-small-40s-black-dress-xs
    Simple but elegant!!

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  47. I follow their blog now! And I absolutely love this dress: http://www.etsy.com/listing/82406678/60s-dress-medium-large-1960s-brown-wool

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  48. I now follow on twitter: https://twitter.com/#!/tinapickles/status/134480245230280704

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  49. I now also like them on facebook: http://www.facebook.com/theparadersvintage?sk=wall

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  50. I now also subscribe to their newsletter!

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  51. I love the White Oleander wedding dress - I'm already married so don't have much use for it but I love it nonetheless!

    I'm now following their blog, and following them on twitter. Fingers crossed!!

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  52. Hi! Thanks for a great giveaway! I'm now following on their blog =)

    I loved this little evening bolero:
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/85742581/1930s-bolero-small-medium-30s-shrug
    Might have to get that one...

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  53. Oooh I just added their blog to my rss reader. And realized they're from my very own backyard. Does adding their etsy shop to my favorites get me an extra entry?! hehe

    Thanks for the lovely giveaway!

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  54. Hello my dear,

    Cool giveaway! If I won, I'd most certainly go for this excellent 50s frock:

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/75145524/50s-dress-medium-1950s-full-skirted

    I'd have so much fun wearing this!

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  55. Oh, and for an extra entry I'm following on twitter (@dolly_clackett)

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  56. I'm a very happy follower of Paraders. My favourite item at the moment would have to be

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/85737961/60s-dress-large-1960s-black-red-white

    I love everything about this dress.

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  57. I love, love, love the 1950's hollywood black circle skirt dress! So gorgeous!

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  58. I signed up for their newsletter :)

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  59. Oh, loving the 40's suit! http://www.etsy.com/listing/83252983/1940s-skirt-suit-large-40s-dress-set

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  60. Subscribed to the newsletter, and I hope I win!

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  61. Great giveaway! I don't need a wedding dress, but I love the 1950s lace wedding dress. Very pretty! Thanks for the chance to win! pe_mayfield (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  62. I'm following their blog, and I like the yellow-green plaid sleeveless dress. Cute!!

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  63. This is fabulous shop! Thanks!

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  64. Trying to find a single favorite is pretty much impossible. But I really did like the Evening Cappuccino dress... and the Rose Garden dress... and the black and white pillbox hat... and so on and so forth! :-) Thanks for hosting this giveaway. b3master(at)menterz(dot)com

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  65. What a fantastic giveaway. I hadn't heard of Paraders Vintage until this post and I'm delighted to have found them.
    I am now following their blog and while it's hard to pick a favourite item from their Etsy store, I would have to go with the fabulous 60s dress set medium large / 1960s black brocade bowed wiggle dress jacket set : Ms. Rosenfeld set:
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/82103219/60s-dress-set-medium-large-1960s-black?favorite_listing_id=82103219&show_panel=true

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  66. And I've "liked" The Paraders on Facebook

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  67. And subscribed to their newsletter

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  68. Karen in MilwaukeeNovember 19, 2011 2:13 AM

    liked on FB. anything Lanvin forever! karen dash jones at wi.rr.com

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  69. Oh my goodness, that Lanvin dress is fabulous!

    In their shop, I LOVE the 30s black dress maxi gold sequins gown : Mademoiselle and polka dot small pleated skirt: Norma Jean dress.

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  70. I also follow them on Twitter.

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  71. Wow, am I too late? (not sure of the time difference) If not please enter me too... I'm following them, and I love this dresses in particular http://www.etsy.com/listing/75145524/50s-dress-medium-1950s-full-skirted?name_notice=1&show_panel=true

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  72. My absolute favorite is the Darling of the Dynasty dress. Totally following the parader's blog now. Thanks!

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I read each and every comment--thank you so much!

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