Saturday, December 29, 2007

Featured Item- 70's Fitted Plaid Blazer XS-S

This weeks feature is a fab 70's fitted blazer in a wonderful tartan plaid. Beautifully made with the cutest zodiac buttons!

Pair it up with:

*A cami top like this piece from with a touch of sparkle.

*Some skinny black pants like this pair from

*A fabulous vintage or retro clutch like this very retro faux croc clutch in deep red from

*Red heels like this pair of vintage 80's peeptoe heels, size 9.5, from ebay seller cara-mia.

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Roller Boogie

Damn I wish someone would rent out a roller rink and host a "Roller Boogie" party! I'm so totally ready to party like it's 1979...just need to brush up on my skating skills!

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Featured Item- SOLD

This weeks feature is an adorable vintage 60's mini dress pattern. We love it's darling puff sleeves and empire waist! Bust size 34. See our patterns section for this pattern and more!

Check out Reprodepot Fabrics for amazing repro fabrics!

Featured Item- 60

Friday, December 7, 2007

Winter SALE!!

Penelopepup's Vintage Winter Sale! 20% off orders over $20. Just use code: winterfun at checkout. Sale ends Jan. 1st, 08.

Music Fix- They Might Be Giants

These boys are so cute and funny and smart. They just plain make me happy! They Might Be Giants with 1986's "Don't Let's Start".

Monday, December 3, 2007

Featured Item- SOLD

I love the big bold striped and skinny fit of this yummy vintage 70's turtle neck sweater!

Pair it up with:

A great pair of jeans like this pair of high waisted Jordache jeans from Mel's Shoppe Vintage.

And some vintage shoes like this pair of 70's Oxford heels, size 8.5 (that I am totalllly in love with!!) from totallyuniquepieces.

Saturday, December 1, 2007

Update on move

Hey folks! The move took a bit longer than expected (you never realize just how much STUFF you have until it's time to move!), but it's all moved over now. Now we just have to get everything organized in the new house, whew! The stress of the move has me feeling a bit under the weather, but I'm going to do my best to get some new items listed this coming week. I'll be starting with some really reallllly cute 60's and 70's sewing patterns! Thanks so much for your patience!!
- Jen

Saturday, November 24, 2007

Music Fix- Sylvester

I feel like a little disco tonight and you just can't beat the amazing voice of Sylvester. Here's his most well known dance hit, "You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real)", but be sure to check out some of his other work if you wanna keep dancing!

Friday, November 16, 2007

Featured Item- SOLD

I love teal and black together and this 80's dress really pops with it's bias striped skirt and teal piping trim!

vintage 80's teal and black bias striped dress

Pair it up with:

A great pair of vintage new wave black heels, size 8, from abandoned

And an awesome pair of matching teal and black hoop earrings, handmade by Designs By Grace.

Friday, November 9, 2007

Music Fix- Iggy Pop

1977- One of my absolute favorites from one of punk rocks founding fathers, Iggy Pop's, "Lust For Life".

Friday, November 2, 2007

Featured Item- SOLD

Spy girl trench coat in cherry red with fabulous details! We love the double breasted buttons, wide belt and flared detail at back.

Pair it up with:

Some hot heels like this pair of totally new wave 80's red heels, size 6, from Online Vintage Auctions. Oh how I wish I had smaller feet!!

And a purse like this amazing vintage 60's mod red and black bag from retro--chic.

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Moving time

Penelopepup's is moving! Well, I'm moving that is! Over the next month my partner, Chris and I will be moving into a new home. It's super exciting, but it's also going to be a ton of work. Over the next month there may be a bit of a slow down as far as listing new items goes, but I'll still be around to answer any questions and orders will still go out in a timely fashion. For the time being Penelopepup's address will remain the same. I'll keep you all updated. Thanks for bearing with us!


Friday, October 19, 2007

Music Fix- Trans X

1981's "Living On Video" by Trans X.

Monday, October 15, 2007

Featured Item- SOLD

Purrrfect vintage 50's fitted leopard print faux fur jacket! We love the rockabilly vixen look this jacket evokes!

Pair it up with:

A sexy 50's or 60's little black dress like this gorgeous black velvet vintage dress size small from The Vintage Fashionista.

And some hot stiletto heels like these vintage black patent springolator heels size 10m from Decadence Past.

Saturday, October 6, 2007

Music Fix- The Undertones

"Teenage Kicks" by The Undertones. John Peel considered this the best record ever made! While it's not my favorite of all time, it's still a really fun classic song. The recent remake by Nouvelle Vague is worth checking out as well!

Thursday, October 4, 2007

Featured Item- SOLD

This week we're featuring this amazing vintage 80's black party dress with sequins, lace, gorgeous coffin pleating and hanky hem!

Pair it up with:

Some hot 80's heels like this ultra sexy pair of vintage velvet ankle strap heels, size 7.5/8 from Aphrodite Eternal.

Or this pair of vintage leather peep toe heels, size 9, from Jumpinjavacafe.

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Music Fix- Elvis Costello

The absolutely AMAZING Elvis Costello with 1978's "Pump It Up".

Friday, September 21, 2007

Featured Item- 70's Queens Key Oversized Pendant Necklace

We added a vintage jewelry section to the site this week! Check it out for yummy vintage baubles including this AWESOME 70's necklace with big wood pendant with ornate key.

Pair it up with:

A fabulous vintage v-neck dress like this super cute 70's surplice top dress from Dollface Vintage.

New Auctions!

We took a little break from doing auctions the last few weeks, but we're back at it now with the items pictured below and a few more. Stop by and grab a great deal on vintage and gently used clothing! You can view our auctions here.

Saturday, September 15, 2007

Music Fix- Visage

1980's "Fade To Gray" from the new romantic band Visage. I love the beautiful and oh so 80's visuals!

Friday, September 7, 2007

Featured Item- SOLD

This week we're featuring a great vintage 80's leather belt. It features double straps with roll bar buckles and a large metal ring at one side.

Pair it up with:

A vintage tunic like this 70's embroidered beauty from Rewind Vintage.

Thursday, August 30, 2007

Vintage Sale!!

The eBay Vintage Blow Out sale is going on now until Sept. 6th!! Hurry on over to and search vbo for super deals on vintage clothing and accessories all priced at buy it now for $19.99 or less! Visit our ebay page to see what Penelopepup's has to offer.

Music Fix- Romeo Void

The adorable and totally awesome, Debora Iyall and her new wave group, Romeo Void, with their 1982 hit, "Never Say Never"!

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Featured Item- 70's Red Puff Sleeve Jacket XS-S

This weeks feature is a darling vintage 70's little red fitted jacket with puff sleeves.

Pair it up with:

A pair of jeans with some hot vintage heels like this pair of 80's heels with cutouts size 10 from Rewind Vintage.

And a great purse like this vintage 80's cherry red new wave clutch from kaleidoscope Eyes Vintage.

Friday, August 24, 2007

Music Fix- The B-52's

You're living in your "Own Private Idaho"! We love love love the ultra groovy B-52's!

Sunday, August 19, 2007

Featured Item- SOLD

This weeks feature is an adorable 80's dress with 40's/50's styling. I adore the polka dot print and the full swingy wrap skirt with waist detail!

Pair it up with:

Some great navy blue accessories like this vintage 50's raffia clutch purse from Black Cat Karma.

And this super cute pair of vintage 50's babydoll heels with studded bows from Calendar Girl Clothing.

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Music Fix- Pat Benatar

Kickass hot 80's rocker, Pat Benatar, with "YOu Better Run".

This Weeks Auctions

Just click the photo to check out this weeks auctions for great deals on vintage and gently used clothing.

Sunday, August 12, 2007

Featured Item- 60's Hawaiian mini dress- M

I love the ultra vivid pinks and orange of this vintage 60's Hawaiian mini! It has a youthful mod flare with it's empire bust and a-line skirt.

Pair it up with:

Vintage shell jewelry like this cute pink shell necklace from Max and Kylie's Place.

Wednesday, August 8, 2007

Music Fix- Scandal

Here's the lovely Patty Smyth and her 80's band, Scandal, with their hit "Goodbye To You".

Sunday, August 5, 2007

Featured Item- 70's Plaid Maxi Dress S-M

This vintage 70's long maxi dress is so adorable with it's black and yellow plaid print, smocked elastic bodice and tiered skirt! A perfect boho dress for lounging around and enjoying the last days of summer!

vintage 70's boho hippie yellow and black plaid smocked top tiered skirt long maxi dress
Just stop by our site to check it out.

Pair it up with:

A yummy black beaded necklace like this beautiful vintage big faceted beaded necklace and matching bracelet from eBay seller jhauerwas.

vintage black beaded necklace and matching bracelet

And some comfy sandals like this pair of vintage 70's wood platform thongs size 6.5 from eBay seller rewind-vintage.

vintage 70's black and gold wood platform thong sandals

Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Music Fix- Joan Jett

I still remember rocking out to this song as an 8 year old. Thank you Joan Jett for being such a badass role model, xxoo!!

Friday, July 27, 2007

Featured Item- SOLD

This weeks feature is a darling vintage 80's blue and white polka dot dress in a soft cotton jersey. It's so cute with it's little puff sleeves and tiny buttons detail at one shoulder. Size small.

Pair it up with:

A hot pair of 80's new wave heels like this pair, size 7, from eBay seller Mel's Shoppe Vintage.

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Music Fix- Olivia Newton John

A great article in the latest issue of Bust magazine reminded me just how awesome Olivia Newton John was when I was a kid. It also reminded me how awesomely over the top Xanadu was! This one is especially for you, Craig! xx

Oh, damn I have to add this one too! It's just so glittery... It's from the Xanadu soundtrack as well (I told you it was good!).

Monday, July 23, 2007

Feature Item- SOLD

This vintage 80's party dress is so utterly fabulous! It's got it all, black satin, metallic gold, strapless fitted bodice, poufy tiered skirt and an oh so 80's big bow!

80's metallic gold strapless prom dress from Penelopepup's Vintage Clothing

Be sure to add some vintage bling like this sparkling black rhinestone necklace from the eBay store Whiskers Rescue. P.S. All their proceeds go to Whiskers Rescue Inc. to help care for and neuter stray cats!

Thursday, July 19, 2007

Music Fix- Stray Cats

Meow! Let's do a little 80's does 50's with the Stray Cats "Stray Cat Strut"! Be sure to check out their website...they're going on tour starting tomorrow, woot!

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Featured Item- SOLD

This 80's ethnic boho tent dress is so dreamy in a sheer white cotton crinkle gauze. The v neck is trimmed in crochet lace and soft satin ribbon lines the ruffle yoke and hem. The full tent shape allows it to fit a variety of sizes and looks great with or without a belt.


Pair it up with:

A great vintage belt like this awesome vintage white corset belt from eBay seller kiddy_cats_eye.

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Auction Action

I've sent a few items to auction over at eBay. These 10 items will be ending this Sunday the 15th so grab a deal! I'll be adding more items to auction tomorrow evening as well.

vintage clothing and gently used retro clothing auctions from Penelopepup's Vintage

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Music Fix- Fun Boy Three and The Go-Go's

Members of The Specials went on to form the band Fun Boy Three. Their singer, Terry Hall, co-wrote "Our Lips Are Sealed" with The Go-Go's Jane Wiedlen. I love both versions of the song so I couldn't pick just one!

Sunday, July 8, 2007

Featured Item- SOLD

This vintage 70's cotton summer dress is so damn cute in black and yellow! It features shiny little black buttons down the front and adorable daisy and stars appliques around the yoke.

Pair it with:

Some cute yellow and black jewelry like this awesome vintage polka dot bracelet from eBAy seller zimbalist. It's ending in just a few days!

And some great shoes like this pair of 70's black wedge heel sandals size 9 from the eBay store Mill Street Vintage.

Wednesday, July 4, 2007

Music Fix- The Specials

Everyone needs a bit of ska in their life! Here's The Specials with "Ghost Town".

Sunday, July 1, 2007

Featured Item- SOLD

This weeks featured vintage 70's dress is so divine! It features a beautiful floral border print with tiny pleats, flutter sleeves and a surplice bodice. Perfect for an evening out!

Match it up with:

A gorgeous bracelet like this vintage 70's enamel floral bracelet from eBay seller myoldjewelry.

And some hot heels like this pair of vintage new old stock 80's new wave peep toe heels from the eBay store bombshellshoes.