For Washington women yearning to find unique pieces on a budget, Etsy.com—which sells handmade and vintage items ranging from T-shirts and hair accessories to bespoke suits and ball gowns—is a great option if you know where to look. Every week, Amber Taylor finds Etsy’s best, whether you’re dressing for an A-list event or brightening up a trusty dress.
The return of Mad Men to our weekly TV schedules inspires a desire for va-va-voom fashions inspired by the show’s retro aesthetic. Although Mad Men costume designer Janie Bryant has a clothing line coming out this fall, Etsy has several sellers that can get you your fix of ’60s style on a shorter timeline.
Heartmycloset offers custom versions of similar fashions. This wide-collared dress would be at home in the Sterling Cooper Draper Price office. $85.
Show off hourglass curves in this pencil skirt with contoured contrast seams. angelaosborn, $105.
For a more casual look, MichelleTan offers adorable blouses with Peter Pan collars and pert (but removable) bows. $59.
This prim cardigan looks as if it might have hung in Peggy’s closet but is actually hand-knit to your size using a pattern by Flossy. flossyanddossy, $84.
Men seeking to subtly emulate Don Draper might add a silver tie bar to their existing ensemble. jealousydesign, $49.