About Me

My name is Sandra; welcome to Retromonde Vintage, an indie website devoted to vintage clothing, accessories and home goods. I’ve been selling online at various venues since about 2000. The ones you’ve probably heard of are eBay and Etsy. Selling on large corporate venues is an adventure with pros & cons. But the rules needed on eBay to control mega-sellers overseas are a poor fit for a 1 person micro-business. I’m an indie seller of unique vintage items; I’m not looking for mega-scalability… I don’t want to become a household name. I simply want to provide you with thoughtfully curated, high-quality, GENUINE vintage products. I ship within 2 business days and pack your item carefully to get your purchase to you safely. If there’s a problem I’ll provide one-on-one customer service to ensure you’re happy with the transaction. No feedback or reviews necessary.

I’m an experienced seller but don’t expect you to take my word for it. I’d like you to feel comfortable dealing with my business; please check out my feedback on eBay- Retromonde where I sell contemporary clothing, accessories & misc.

on Etsy- Retromonde Studio sells women’s & children’s vintage clothing & accessories

Acme Apron Shoppe sells handmade & vintage aprons, textiles, household & holiday goods

Dapper Fellas sells mens & boys vintage clothing, accessories & fun stuff

Who am I?

Not quite as old as dirt (but probably a lot older than you), I’ve been married over 40 years to my sweetheart & best friend. We have 3 children (including my beautiful & talented webmaster Nicole) and 2 grandkids that I spoil shamelessly.

Where in the World?

Located in the beautiful Pacific Northwest near Portland, Oregon, I’m often out & about town, searching attics, basements & thrift stores for more goods to stock my store. Yes, I’m a professional rag picker (ha-ha, I love that phrase, lol). I’ve been one for decades and can’t see any reason to ever quit doing what I love. If by some fluke I’m not working then I’m at the beach or somewhere outside taking pictures. Or I may be hunting Pokemon… ya never know!

I work from my home; all items are safely stored upstairs where our dogs & cats aren’t allowed.

Why?

Simply put, I love everything about selling & using vintage & antique goods… that OLD stuff that so many people just don’t understand or appreciate. I love the thrill of the hunt AND the research about what I’ve found after I get it home. I really enjoy giving others the opportunity to reuse something that had been discarded and was headed for a landfill before I found it. The craftsmanship present in both textiles & hard goods that were created in an earlier time is often superior to what we have available to us today making it a pleasure to wear or use.