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 Mid Century Modern are our specialties. Our inventory consists of Estate and Costume Jewelry and Vintage Clothing including accessories for women and men. We also carry fine antiques including Art Pottery, Vanity Items, Textiles, Collectibles and Art Deco Decorative Arts. We also exhibit in New York 3 times a year at the fabulous trendy Manhattan Vintage Clothing & Accessories Show at the Metropolitan Pavilion. Our customers include fashion designers and contemporary jewelry designers Larry Vrba, Dannijo, Lulu Frost, Jennifer Behr, Sequin NYC, Alexis Bittar, Ben Amun, Anna Sui, Donna Karan and Ralph Lauren. We also supply curated vintage and contemporary jewelry, clothing and accessories to Hollywood movies, Television and Streaming Internet Series. We had a 3 year relationship with costume designers from the HBO series Boardwalk Empire the Fox hit series “Gotham” and the Cinemax series “The Knick”. We are now actively working with fashion designer Donna Zakowska on the fabulous 16 time Emmy Award winning smash hit series “The Marvelous Mrs Maisel” starring Rachel Brosnahan as Midge. One of our recent Vintage Fashion and Accessories projects is work on a new film entitled "Respect" the Life Story of Aretha Franklin starring Jennifer Hudson. In addition we finished up 2019 working with the costume design team on Season 1 of the Apple TV smash hit Series "Dickinson". We began working early in 2021 with the Costume Design team on Season 4 of "The Marvelous Mrs Maisel".