All About Retromonde Vintage

Welcome to Retromonde Vintage, an independently-owned website devoted to genuine pre-owned 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, Etsy and Poshmark.

Selling on large corporate venues is an adventure with pros & cons. But the rules needed to control mega-sellers in the US & abroad 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 (or carefully chosen if you prefer), high-quality, GENUINE vintage products.

I’m an experienced seller but don’t expect you to take my word for it. I’d like you to feel comfortable so have provided links so you can easily check out my feedback on–

eBay- I don’t have an active store there now but my user name there is Retromonde I sell contemporary clothing & misc. I’ve sold there since the early 2000s.

Etsy- My shop there is Retromonde Vintage. I sell women’s & children’s vintage clothing & accessories, household goods and crafty supplies for makers.

Etsy #2 shop is named Dapper Fellas. That’s home to vintage menswear- clothing & accessories.

Poshmark- Retromonde sells contemporary clothing and accessories for men, women and kids. 

I ship within 2 business days because I live near 4 different post office locations. Each item is carefully packaged to ensure it gets to you safely. If there’s a problem I’ll provide one-on-one customer service to ensure you’re happy with the transaction; feedback or reviews are unnecessary. 

Call Me Sandra; I own Retromonde Vintage

I’m old enough to remember when wall phones had rotary dials, no food or drink was allowed in cars, and when your favorite movie aired maybe once a year on network tv. I’ve been married over 40 years to Brian, my sweetheart & best friend. We have 3 children (including my beautiful & talented webmaster Nicole) and 2 grandkids that I spoil shamelessly. 

Located in the beautiful Pacific Northwest near Portland, Oregon, I’m often out & about searching attics, basements & thrift stores for more goods to stock my store. Yeah… I’m a professional rag-picker (I love saying that) and have done this for decades. It’s often tiring, dirty, competitive and stressful but I can’t see any reason to ever quit doing what I love.

If I’m not working I could be at the beach, at home sewing or mending, in my garden or yard taking pictures of flowers, birds & bugs.  Or I may be out hunting Pokemon, playing poker with friends OR at a reggae show- ya never know!

The Big ‘WHY’. 

Why do I sell vintage and antique things instead of working a 9-5 job? Simple- after doing this for decades I still love everything about selling & using vintage & antique goods. You know… that old stuff (TOS) 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. Reusing what’s already available is SO GOOD for our planet. I really enjoy giving others the opportunity to reuse something that had been discarded, headed for a landfill before I found it. The craftsmanship 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. Maybe that explains the many hours I often spend restoring or mending what I find.

Thanks For Looking!

I hope you’ll take some time to browse around my website while you’re here. If you’re looking for anything in particular that you don’t see, please send me a message using the ‘contact’ button. Your next treasure may be sitting here in a box waiting for me to list it for sale. Thanks; have a great day!