Giveaway from The Vintage Martini, D Magazine's Best Vintage Store

If you follow me on Twitter, you know that I'm a bit obsessed with sharing pics of spectacular vintage and thrifted items I come across while doing research (which my husband would correct as" shopping") for my Thrifting 101 series. Last week I had the pleasure of dropping into Vintage Martini, a jewelbox of a vintage store in Carrollton, Texas. Voted as D Magazine's choice for “Best Womens Consignment Store in Dallas”, Vintage Martini features pristine vintage from the likes of Emilio Pucci, Hermes, Betsey Johnson, Halston, Christian Dior, and other high-end designers.

Vintage Larry Aldridge silk dress
Two of many vintage hats and turbans

Vintage Martini is a shop located in a charming Texas town square not far from Dallas. While browsing the store and trying my best not to hyperventilate, I spoke with owner Ken, a native of St. Louis. Ken scours the world in search of pristine vintage clothes and accessories. He is brilliant at identifying obscure vintage labels and patiently answered my questions about his merchandise, which beckons from endless racks of silk dresses, beaded cardigans, 1920's flapper dresses, vintage prom dresses, and 1950's white gloves.

In addition to offering designer clothing, Vintage Martini extends their inventory to vintage fashion magazines, sunglasses (I walked out with a fabulous pair from the 70's that would make Rachel Zoe weep with jealousy), stoles, bags, scarves, and even vintage barware to go with any great outfit.  All of their inventory is updated frequently and is available online, making for an easy shopping experience.

Vintage Betsey Johnson eyelet dress

To celebrate reaching 150 followers, I'm offering my very first giveaway - a $50 gift certificate to Vintage Martini to use either in-store or online! To enter, simply do the following: 

  • Follow me through Google Friend Connect;
  • Follow me on Twitter @dresscourage;
  • Become a fan of Vintage Martini on Facebook,
  • and leave me a comment with your email address at the end of this post. 
  • For an extra entry, re-tweet the following: RT @dresscourage I just entered the Vintage Martini giveaway at

That's it! The winner will be chosen at random on April 21st. Good luck!


  1. Is it one entry per? One for being a google follower, one for following on twitter...?

  2. I saw all of these great items on Twitter and Instagram last week; they made me want to take a drive to Dallas!

  3. I did become a fan of theirs on facebook because they just sound so freakin' cool! I would have to shop online from them since I am in Colorado but I would be willing to look at it as a viable option! My email address is Thanks for the giveaway!

  4. Winning this gift certificate would make me the happiest girl on the internet!

    I follow you through Google and Twitter.

  5. I follow thru google connect,facebook, and twitter.

  6. Wow, sounds like a good store. I follow you through Google Friend Connect and on Twitter. I just RTed your giveaway tweet.

  7. I had the pleasure of meeting you at TxSCC. I have been stalking you since then. But now I follow you in the open! My email is akgw7402(at)gmail(dot)com

  8. This place looks awesome! I'm definitely checking it out the next time I'm near Dallas.

  9. following via google friend connect! great giveaway!


  10. What an awesome giveaway!!! Congrats on the 150! I follow you on Twitter (I don't have Google Friend Connect).

    kels10 (at) hotmail (dot) com

  11. woo woo woo!! i follow you on twitter (i deleted la blogging just isn't for me, i don't think).


  12. i follow you on twitter. :)

  13. i tweeted:)

  14. Ooo, I love that white wicker basket handbag they have in stock!
    gfc follower
    twitter follower @icitea
    facebook fan @itsuko tea

    le.paradis.found at gmail dot com

  15. I follow you through google and twitter (of course!) and liked them on Facebook.

  16. Whoops. Must read things thoroughly. I'm tweeting this and my email is heather.innercupcake at


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