Thursday, October 30, 2014

Perfectly Printed Sweaters

While shopping at the mall the other day, I was surprised by the less than subtle printed knits. From black and white to colorful prints and the eye catching southwestern prints. This took me back to the late 80's early 90's. I am guilty of wearing bold colors and eye catching prints, sometimes over done but always right on trend. Here are FreshandSwanky's currently listed trendy sweaters but even better, they are originals from the 70's and 80's.

 This 1980's Pink Acrylic sweater is just $19  
Loose fitting and cropped, you can wear this with skinny jeans and your favorite boots or a pair of boyfriend jeans for a casual look.

This Vintage 1970's Sweater comes in tan acrylic and has a unique Southwestern print in blue and navy and has two front pockets. This sweater is listed for just $23. Vintage Apparel Ladies 70's Sweater, Acrylic, Tribal, Tan, Blue, L...
If your not into the 80's and 90's show your true boho self with this 1970's gem that you can be certain your friends wont have.

Friday, September 19, 2014

Wearing our "Going Green" literally!

"Going Green" is an all to common phrase we are all well aware of and is one reason why was started. Preserving vintage apparel by buying and reselling amazing fashion finds and keeping them out of our landfills and on our backs where they should be.
Here is how we are literally wearing our green finds.

This is my new favorite coat we have in stock. This 1960's Lori Coat comes in a beautiful green wool in an A-line shape with large front button closure and a fur lined collar. You can purchase this coat at

This 1970's Kelly Green Disco Dress comes in a full length polyester blend fabric and has sheer, pleated sleeves with a self fabric double waist. This gorgeous gown retails for $58 

This is our final selection of a perfect Fall Green. This 1970's Bromley Coat comes in a thick polyester and is fully lined with four front button closure and front pockets. Perfectly modeled after 1940's coats.
This coat retails for $49.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

FreshandSwanky Meets Lily Rose Apparel

This Vintage Cotton Floral fabric was purchased my Lily Rose. Take a look at what she did with it!

Here is the beautiful sleeveless blouse with rounded collar detail. Please take a look at her Facebook page

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Jumpsuit into Spring

One of my favorite items for the season is the Jumpsuit. They come in all shapes, sizes and colors and are wearable for all people of all sizes.
Super fun bright cotton jumpers to formal black silk jumpers perfect for a gala, there is a jumpsuit for every gal!

This 1980's Red Jumpsuit comes in a bright red and is perfect for relaxing with friends or running errands. It retails for just $28.

This Chic and Elegant Black Jumpsuit comes in polyester and is perfect for a night out on the town or a dinner date. This is an original 1970's Disco Jumpsuit that cannot be replaced with today's modern day jumpers.

This 1980's Saks Fifth Avenue Jumper comes in a fuchsia velour and has a front zipper closure with a fitted waistband and is perfect for a chilly day. Its only $48 at www://

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Vintage Floral Maxi Dresses

I found this beautiful image from December's W Magazine and I was inspired to pull some of
vintage floral maxi dresses.
The following maxi dresses are dated from the 1970's to the 1980's.

This Floral Maxi Dress comes in the 1970's Prairie Style in white cotton, orange trim and is perfectly boho chic!


This 1970's Floral Gown comes in yellow nylon and has a rich, colorful, floral print in yellow, pale pink, and two tones of blue. Light weight and flowing fabric make for a lovely vintage statement.

This 1970's Maxi is one of my favorites, it comes in a blue polyester and has an abstract floral print in pink with splashes of white to bring a nice contrast throughout the fabric. This dress has a high wasted princess cut with a v neckline and long sleeves.

A beautiful vintage take on colorful, floral maxis.

Monday, January 13, 2014

1970's Geometric Polyester On Stage

This 1970's Polyester Fabric was sold to my customer Meredith who make makes children's costumes at a small theatre named Wolf Performing Arts Center outside Philadelphia.

This characters name was Polyester Louis and you can see what an amazing job Meredith did on the costume.
You can learn more information about the play and the Center at

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Terrific in Tan

This week I pulled this fantastic page on pretty in python but my inspiration was the color. Tan is an easy earth tone that just about anyone can wear, not to mention the rich gold accents in the jewelry and hardware. This Harpers Bazaar page features styles from the 60's-the 90's.

This Ladies 1980's Cape (1960's style) comes in a tan polyester (faux suede) and has rich gold clasp closure detail. 

This cape offers texture and color and is available 
for just $22 and has never been worn, original tags attached.

Let's not forget my favorite accessory-shoes! These 1990's Tahari Ballet Flats come in a rich tan leather and have the 1960's flare with the large bow detail.
These gently used flats are just $37 and are in amazing condition.
We have 60's, 80's and 90's to complete this seasons look, not bad for just $59, you can have an affordable look with some high end brands, and without the high end price!