Couture Allure is my dream come true. I have been an online retailer of vintage clothing since 2001, but my fascination with vintage fashion began when I was just a child. I remember pulling down my mother’s hatboxes from the closet shelf and trying on her hats in front of the mirror one by one. I remember wonderful days spent exploring my grandmother’s attic surrounded by tulle party dresses and evening gowns that were worn to high school proms and college dances by my mom and her sister. I remember searching for vintage jewelry at yard sales and antique shops as a young mother. Those treasures were an affordable way to add a touch of the unique to my wardrobe.
I have a solid background in fashion. I began sewing at age 12 and have a degree in Fashion Design. I have worked for over 30 years in all aspects of the fashion trade, including design, wholesale, and retail management and training. The quality and construction of vintage clothing fascinates me. I consider myself a crusader and spend a lot of time educating the world about vintage via my blog. I am a strong advocate of the idea that every stylish woman should make vintage clothing a part of her wardrobe.
Located on the Gulf Coast of Florida, I have spent years developing contacts here and in New England in order to bring you the best in vintage fashion still hiding in historic homes. In 2013, I expanded my horizons by moving to Florida after living in the Boston area for most of my life. I look forward to continuing my quest to bring you the best in vintage fashion from North to South and everywhere in between as I travel up and down the East Coast several times a year.
Welcome to my passion, my obsession, my avocation and my dream. Welcome to Couture Allure….where vintage happens!