Winters Past

20th Century Fashion from Deco to Disco

The Winters Past Story

Winters Past, founded in 1999, is a vintage jewelry and clothing shop located in historic Micanopy, in the heart of old Florida, where you’ll find us at 116 NE Cholokka Blvd. We are housed in a historic 100 year store building that is over 100 years old.

We are dedicated to offering a well curated selection of unique, hand-picked, true vintage clothing, jewelry and accessories from the deco era through the disco years. We carry clothes that are between 20 and 100 years old, in good condition and ready to wear. Winters Past specializes in mid century, American made costume jewelry. We are known for our wide selection of true vintage millinery, maintaining an inventory of several hundred hats. We want to make it easy for you to find unique, wearable vintage pieces that you’ll enjoy having.

Think about this: your jewelry and clothing are  worn next to your skin and remind you of their presence through the day: the ear rings that dangle against your neck, the ring you see on your finger, the   shirt you wear to work. Approach this with some thought. What makes you feel good when you wear it? What do you wish to be reminded of? What would you like to say about yourself?

Sure, all of us pick up basic wardrobe items from the big box stores and catalogues. So, how do you personalize a mass market look and make it your own? How about mixing it up with a dash of vintage?

Try this:

Add an oversized glittery flower pin to a standard jean jacket

Wear a vintage cotton day dress with your Converse sneakers

Choose a stunning sixties little black dress for your next dressy event

Slip on a vintage silk camisole under your work outfit and let a little lace show at the neckline

Add a bold mod pendant to a tee shirt and jeans

I bet you have owned some article of clothing that made your heart skip a beat when you wore it. You carried that feeling with you as you went about your day. Why not seek the sensation  of feeling fabulous every day? At Winters Past, we don’t want you to settle for something OK or good enough. We seek clothing and accessories that make you feel really good when you wear them.

In the word of Agent Dale Cooper from the TV series Twin Peaks,

“I’m going to let you in on a little secret: every day, once a day, give yourself a present. Don’t plan it; don’t wait for it; just let it happen. It could be a new shirt in a men’s store, a catnap in your office chair, or two cups of good, hot, black, coffee”

So, What’s your pleasure today: an art deco compact, a bakelite bangle, a 1940’s rhinestone brooch, a fabulous sixties evening dress, a seventies western shirt or an eighties power suit?

You’ll find all that and more at Winters Past.  Visit us and treat yourself.

And here is a short video where I answer the question, Why buy vintage?

Note: after 16 years in Macintosh, Winters Past has moved to Micanopy! Visit our new location at 116 NE Cholokka Blvd. in the former O. Brisky’s Books.


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