Newsletters

Get Shop Around delivered to your inbox every Tuesday Morning.

Shop Around on Twitter
The Etsy Stylist: Handmade 'Mad Men'
Forever ’64 fashions inspired by 'Mad Men'. By Amber Taylor
Comments () | Published August 27, 2010
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.

Shebycindy offers reproductions of several eye-catching costumes from the show, including iconic dresses last seen on Joan and Jane.

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.

Accent a vintage style with sanibelsands' statement-making brooch ($10.99) or a pen necklace from lanyapi ($49).

Men seeking to subtly emulate Don Draper might add a silver tie bar to their existing ensemble. jealousydesign, $49.

Subscribe to Washingtonian
Follow Washingtonian on Twitter
 

More>> Shop Around Blog | Style | Find a Spa

 

Categories:

Etsy Stylist Shopping
Subscribe to Washingtonian

Discuss this story

Feel free to leave a comment or ask a question. The Washingtonian reserves the right to remove or edit content once posted.
blog comments powered by Disqus

Posted at 11:05 AM/ET, 08/27/2010 RSS | Print | Permalink | Comments () | Washingtonian.com Blogs