About What Was is Vintage
Our Service Pledge
We pride ourselves on our close attention to uniqueness, quality, detail and condition in bringing you only the finest antique and vintage items for your consideration. Since customer satisfaction and great service is always our goal we will work with you to resolve any problem you may have with any item you receive quickly and in a friendly professional manner.
Our collection includes vintage costume and estate jewelry from the mid 1800’s to the late twentieth century. Victorian, Art Nouveau, Art Deco and Post Modern are our specialties. Our inventory consists of Costume Jewelry and Vintage Clothing including accessories for women and men. We also carry fine antiques including Art Pottery, Glassware, Perfume Bottles, Vanity Items, Textiles, Collectibles, and Art Deco objects. We have sold our vintage clothing and jewelry at the Manhattan Vintage Clothing Show to fashion designers including Ralph Lauren, Anna Sui, Donna Karan and menswear company Nat Nast. Contemporary jewelry and accessories designers Larry Vrba, Dannijo, Lulu Frost, Jennifer Behr, Sequin NYC, Alexis Bittar, and Ben Amun are among our customers. We have also contributed clothing and jewelry to costume designers for Broadway and TV. Our items have appeared in the Broadway productions of Gypsy, Blithe Spirit and the 2008 production of An American in Paris by costume designer Carrie Robbins. We have also contributed to the HBO production of Mildred Pierce and have a current and ongoing relationship with the HBO series Boardwalk Empire costume designers.