Best Buys in the Bay: Hot Vintage from Huzzah!Vintage

Based out of Oakland, Huzzah!Vintage offers an impressively diverse (and adorable!) selection of vintage dresses, hats, blouses, accessories, and housewares for “everything from your 80s themed prom to your 50s style cocktail party.” Oh, and lots of retro 1960s mod too! For some crazy reason, everything is super affordable too. Love it.

You can shop via Gina’s website,, or via her store.

THIS JUST IN: Gina has been sweet enough to offer all my readers 10% off their first purchase from with the code QSB10 now through June 15, 2010. So you’ve got no excuse not to pick up something pretty.

Here, I’ve pulled my five favorite pieces from her current etsy line-up of fab and rad pieces. It was nearly impossible to choose only five, but–somehow–I did. I highly recommend checking out the complete Huzzah! collection, because my top 5 don’t necessarily include your own Must Purchase Now and Make Mine pieces, you know?

1. This first one is by far my favorite. I think it’s incredible. The batik-style fabric is accented with heavy, shimmering Carolina blue paint and is fully lined in dark blue polyester. Click here for the listing, and a more in-depth description along with exact measurements (a must-have for buying online).

Described as being in excellent condition and a size Medium, this batik print, drop waist dress will run you a paltry $68. Huzzah! indeed!

2. How rad are these 1970s Corning glass tumblers? Can’t you just picture yourself with your lover, tangled up on a bearskin rug, in front of a fire, drinking hot toddies from these babies? Just me? Ah well then.

Only $10! Is it actually 1975? (That'd be kind of cool.)

3. Though I’m a smidge worried about the hand on this one–polyester being what it was–I lovelovelove the space-dyed material and cut too much to really let it bother me. It’s a classic 1960s shift dress. It is unlined, with a nylon zipper at the back-center. It is machine washable and in excellent vintage condition. Click here for the detailed listing and measurements.

It's described as a large (but, again, check the measurements for a more accurate sense of fit), this mod little number will set you back only $32. You spent more than that last weekend on drinks, and you'd look smashing holding a martini glass in this.

4. Yes, yes, yes! There is nothing I love more than a bag that goes with everything but still manages to NOT be boring. (Okay, there are a lot of things I love more than that, but, still.) Every woman needs a cool black clutch. This one is real leather, fully lined, and in excellent condition.

And it's only $24. Worth it!

5. Last but not least, this black lacy number is described as a large, but I actually think it would look awesome all boxy and oversized on someone tiny. But this 1960s piece with scalloped edging and feminine darting might just be one of those things that looks swell and swinging hip on everyone. Click here for more details.

$26. Share with your five best girlies and pay less than $5 each.

Happy shopping!


2 thoughts on “Best Buys in the Bay: Hot Vintage from Huzzah!Vintage”

  1. Jenny, you’re so welcome! and thanks for reading. I can’t say I’m actually that surprised that you’ve got a connection to Gina. The Bay Area is the smallest-towniest Big City in the world. I’ve said for years, if the rest of the world is six degrees of separation then the Bay is TWO AT MOST. Seems odd but true, no?

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