Wednesday, February 14, 2018


Hello from FN Platform / Magic, Las Vegas

Hi! I'm writing to your from FN Platform / Magic in Las Vegas. We're here exhibiting our shoes in our cute little 10 x 10 booth and it's been quite the experience! Without revealing *too* much, we're happy to report that we had quite a lot of interest from retail shops and we're hoping to announce some new partnerships soon. ;-)

Photo by FN Platform
I know you guys are espying the gorgeous new Fall "Spice It Up" shoes in the couple photos and stories we've shared on Instagram. We are so excited to share these with you later in the year. In the meantime, don't miss the Spring pre-order for "At the Boardwalk" open right now, right this very moment, at

Spring and current shoes!
Stay tuned for more exciting news from us, darlings!
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Thursday, February 1, 2018

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PRE-ORDER! New "At The Boardwalk" Spring Vintage Shoes!

We are beyond excited to present to you our new Spring/Summer collection, affectionately named "At the Boardwalk." The new collection is officially open for Pre-Order with a nice discount at

Here's a little preview video telling you about each style...

Excited? We are too! A little more about our four new designs...


What retro shoe closet is complete without a pair of classic t-straps? We went for the iconic black/white and added a spicy dash of red/white as well. Our Gatsby T-straps are all leather with rubber street soles and that comfy 2.5 inch Spanish heel you all love. $130 ($150).

Gatsby 1920s T-Straps in black and white

Gatsby 1920s T-Straps in red/white. These are magic.

You've never seen anything quite like Ginger. Quintessentially 1930s, these sandals have a little bit of everything Art Deco to love - tiny peep toes, perforated vamps, keyhole ties, open sides with a bit of elastic for excellent fit, and that lovely 2.5 inch Spanish heel. We've done them in nautical blue/white and poppy red/white. $130 ($150).

Ginger 1930s Sandals in blue/white

Ginger 1930s sandals in red/white. Um, YES.

Golf shoes, you guys. The Hepburns were inspired by vintage Keds ads and the spectator style of the links. We've done them in brown/white and kelly green/white with removable kiltie fringes. They've got a 1.6 inch stacked Cuban heel and a beautiful early '40s toe shape - so chic! $140 ($160).

Hepburn 1940s Golf Shoes in brown/white. My FAVORITE.

Hepburn 1940s Golf Shoes in kelly green/white with removable fringies.

Last but not least, the Ritas are our identical repro this season, and they are everything fabulous about the 1940s in footwear. Peep toes, cutouts, lace-up closure, platform, AND a slingback! Ritas feature our 3 inch Cuban heel paired with a 0.5 inch platform, making these a comfortable and stylish shoe to wear with vintage and modern outfits alike. Available in black and tan. $140 ($160).

Rita 1940s Cutout Platform Slingbacks in brown. True reproductions!

Rita 1940s Cutout Platform Slingbacks in black.

Pre-Order is open
February 1 - February 28th
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Friday, November 24, 2017


Black Friday SALE at Royal Vintage!

It's that special time of year...the time when families come together to celebrate Thanksgiving, eat delicious food, drink yummy drinks, watch some parades (or football), and generally get into the spirit of the holiday season!

...then Black Friday hits...and all the sales break loose!

Here are our weekend SALE deals at

First, everything that has already been on sale now has additional markdowns! There are some gorgeous shoes here - don't miss out!

They're already on sale, but now with deeper markdowns!
Secondly, we have some new shoes on sale - Peggy in Black/White & Dolores in Brown! Don't miss your chance because once they're gone ... they're gone for good.

Peggy in Black/White and Dolores in Brown are officially on sale this Black Friday!
Shop our super-swell sale at

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Friday, September 29, 2017

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My Next Vintage Sewing Project - Butterick B6485 1944 Dress

Retro Butterick 1944 Dress - B6485
This December, we are headed to New York City for another holiday work trip in my favorite city for vintage fashion.

Of course this means I'm already pondering my wardrobe and the weather. It's going to be cold, so break out the tweed suit, the cashmere coat, and that cute-as-heck little knitted elf hat I got last winter. But naturally I want something new to look chic in while representing Royal Vintage at our first footwear trade show, FFANY (Fashion Footwear Association of New York).

I recently picked up this new pattern from Butterick, a 1944 retro re-issue, B6485. Initially the pattern illustrations didn't attract me. It looked overly complicated and "meh," but I was completely seduced by the sample garment shown on the model, and quite impressed by the quality and sensitive styling Butterick did for their cover shoot. Sold.

Butterick B6485 pattern illustration - "meh" said I. I wasn't excited by these drawings, but the sample garment shown on the model is gorgeous. I hope it will look as good on me.
What I like about this pattern is that there are many fitting points (all those darts), and on-the-go adjustability built in with the tie back. The design also allows for a long waist. I may or may not convert the center back zipper to a size zip for more accuracy. And we'll just have to see how the shoulder pads go. ;-)

Butterick B6485 - adjustability in the back with a tie.
I initially thought of wool crepe in something striking like powder blue or burgundy, but I wasn't able to find much (which is typical for 100% wool crepe). Instead, I went with another very-vintage textile, 100% rayon challis in a sophisticated medium grey, which is also a great neutral for strong-hued accessories in a variety of colors.

So this will be my NYC 2017 dress. I've been itching to make another 1940s frock for awhile and I'm excited to get started. More updates soon!
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