Proudly announcing that I have sold OVER 9,700 vintage lingerie garments. I am self taught connoisseur, historian, and curator of some of the most rarest of vintage lingerie garments that you will ever see. I am most recently featured in a newly released book on vintage lingerie called...Irresistible: The Art of Lingerie, 1920-1980
My friend and owner of Vintage Bliss was kind enough to feature and interview me...
Sweet Cherry Vintage Lingerie is owned by Shelley, who has been selling on eBay for approximately 10 years – the last nine she has specialized in vintage lingerie. As with many sellers of collectibles, she began her interest in vintage lingerie as a collector. Here are the questions I asked Shelley about Sweet Cherry Vintage Lingerie and her answers:
How did you get started selling vintage lingerie? As a child, I loved my Mother’s frilly chiffon peignoir sets and as a vintage clothing collector, I started out collecting vintage slips and nightgowns when I went to shop for vintage clothing. My collection started growing quite large so I found I needed to downsize and saw eBay as an awesome chance to sell off my collection. It evolved from there and it is my quest to search, shop, find the most exclusive vintage lingerie to sell to other collectors!
What is your favorite item you have sold? My favorite item I ever sold was this minty green Lucie Ann/Claire Sandra Nightgown and a Coral Pleated Vanity Fair nightgown.
Are you a collector as well as a seller? Mostly a seller now, however I have a few treasured items I cannot part with.
When you find great items do you keep them for yourself? Hardly ever. I sell 100% of everything I find. After 9 years of doing this, I just don’t have the room to keep everything.
What do you like best about what you are doing? Oh the freedom and being my “own boss”. I was an office manager in a dental office for nearly 20 years and gave it up 6 years ago to sell on eBay full-time and I don’t look back. I do miss the “steady” income, however being at home with my family and being my own boss overshadows that.
What are the biggest challenges? Trying to do everything! Mom, wife, maid, cook, and owner. My husband was in a near fatal accident on June 21, 2010. He is permanently disabled and working from home allows me to take care of him.
What is your “Holy Grail” in Vintage Lingerie? I would have to say any Claire Sandra/Lucie Ann gowns, with marabou or the “pom poms” (like the mint green one pictured).
Shelley would would love to invite anyone to shop with her. She ships worldwide and if you mention you read this article and win or purchase any of her items, she will give you FREE shipping off your next purchase and 50% off shipping to my international customers.