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About Us

Viva Vintage™ Clothing has enjoyed over 26 years of providing customers with high-quality, carefully selected and well-priced, authentic vintage clothing and accessories. I love what I do, and I hope that you will too!


I have been in the vintage clothing business since 1997. My first vintage "incarnation" was as a bricks-and-mortar vintage shop in the Chicago area (Evanston IL), operating in that location for ten years. In 2007, as my next vintage venture, I began selling online, through this very website that you are visiting! By moving to selling mainly online, I am thrilled to share my love of vintage with all of you, wherever you are in the world! 

If you are in (or visiting) the Chicago area and prefer to shop in person, I would be happy to set up an appointment for you to view my vintage collection at a well-organized and totally shop-able storage facility. (Please note however, that I do not take walk-ins, and am not usually available for same day appointments--although I may be.)  Contact me to schedule a visit--or if you are interested in selling vintage items. I am always buying great vintage!

I also sell clothing and accessories at local Chicago vintage clothing shows and events, like the Chicago Vintage Clothing and Jewelry Show and Vintage Garage Evanston.

For up-to-date info about my selling schedule, you can follow me on Instagram, Facebook, or sign up for the Viva email newsletter (sign-up form at bottom of the page). 


I especially love working with costumers for theater productions, films and TV shows. Email, call, or schedule an appointment, to see if I have what you need!


Of course, my main focus is helping "regular" customers to find the perfect vintage outfit or accessory.


Looking for a retro dress for a vintage-themed wedding or a night out dancing, that perfect necklace or evening bag to complete your look for a vintage-era costume party, or a versatile and classic vintage day dress or cardigan for work? I'd be happy to help!

1970s dress black ruffles flamenco 70s disco dress

All photos: Hair by Antje Kastner-Panya, Make-Up by Jezabel Carolina Rico.
3rd photo: by Elizabeth Sisson

Since 2010, Viva Vintage Clothing has been a proud member of the Vintage Fashion Guild. The VFG is a wonderful organization for help and advice about all things related to vintage clothing, and home of the fabulous VFG Label Resource--an indispensable tool for researching vintage labels!