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About bettesbargains

Vintage clothing enthusiast and professional vintage seller antique dealer since 1994. I love antique and vintage clothing and accessories and I have collected and worn it since the 70s. The style, fit and uniqueness of vintage and retro makes one stand out from the crowd. I sell clothing and accessories from the Victorian era through the early 70s. My specialty is the 1940s and 50s. I also sell vintage vanity items, compacts,perfumes,small kitschy kitchen items and sewing patterns. I have been selling online since 2000 as Another Time Vintage Apparel www.anothertimevintageapparel.com Now reopened to the public at 16 N Main St, Shrewsbury, Pa 17361 717 235 8210 7 days a week.

Hang on to your hat. Vintage hats, that is.


It is fall and where I live it is getting to be cooler and much more windier. So why wear a run of the mill mass produced hat from the mall when you can don a unique one of a … Continue reading

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Fabulous Forties Vintage Fashions. Always a Favorite and in Style


My passion is the 1940s era. The vintage fashions, clothing,  accessories, movies and of course the music! Those fabulous forties fashions. Oh my. The vintage forties 1940s fashions never go out of style in my mind. Nothing is more flattering … Continue reading

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A 1934 35 Vintage Fashion Catalog from Lane Bryant For Larger Sizes


I just unearthed this wonderful vintage catalog of plus size vintage fashions from Lane Bryant, the leading distributor of larger size clothing and accessories from the deco 1930s. The Style Book of Slenderizing Fashions. Fabulous deco early 1934 and 1935 … Continue reading

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Vintage 1960s and 70 handbags from a purse collectors estate.


A few years ago I was lucky enough to be called upon to “clean out” a handbag collectors home. The previous owner obviously was in love with quality handbags and pocketbooks. I found closet after closet of beautiful 1960s and … Continue reading

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The different shapes and styles of vintage 1960s dresses. From teenagers to cocktails.


                              The early vintage 1960s had many varied styles and shapes of vintage dresses the ranged from the figure hugging to the more full skirted look . Whether they were an elegant cocktail dress or a more casual fun full … Continue reading

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My new companion vintage shop. Another Time Vintage Apparel. More ways to shop for vintage clothing!


I love vintage clothing and all the accessories that go along with the clothing. I have amassed a huge inventory over my 17 years in business and I have just set up another website to provide you with even more … Continue reading

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Antique and Vintage Millinery Head Forms Mannequin Display


          From my own collection is this grouping of 1920s and 1940s authentic mannequin heads or hat forms.    Three are the old plaster and the deco 20s lady in the front is paper mache and my real find.  I have been collecting these … Continue reading

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A Florida vacation. The vintage way.


Plan a trip to Florida and do it the retro vintage way. Wear vintage hats, shoes and carry a great bought in Florida 1960s handbag. We all like to reminisce about the old days and now you can relive the vintage … Continue reading

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Vintage 1950s Curvy Larger Size Clothing


 Another Time Vintage Apparel has stylish vintage dresses & clothing for the larger size bombshell vintage loving gal.   Hard to find fashionable vintage dresses from the 1950s & 60s in bigger sizes that are as cute as the small sizes. I have … Continue reading

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Vintage 1960s Vibrant Red Royal Hawaiian Floral Mod Shift Dress


I was very excited to find this fun retro mod 1960s vintage shift dress by Royal Hawaiian. It is a shift style with the cutest details at the hem of large pleats and pockets topped by large covered buttons. It … Continue reading

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