About Us

Welcome to Metro Retro Vintage

We offer a variety of authentic vintage and antique jewelry, clothing, and accessories from the 1800s to the 2000s. Shop for dresses, brooches, lingerie, bracelets, handbags, hats, rings, necklaces, scarves and a vast assortment of fashion items from all eras.

We have been selling online since 1994, and are proud members of the Vintage Fashion Guild.  

You can also visit us at:

Metro Retro Vintage on Etsy

Hep Cat Vintage on Etsy (Men's shop)

For information on our Shop Policies, Payments, and Returns, please visit our  FAQs page.  


Our Story

2024 marks our 30th year in e-commerce, selling vintage on a variety of platforms and marketplaces.

I (the owner) am an anthropologist, jewelry collector, and silversmith, and began selling vintage jewelry and beads on BITNET via Usenet and Listserv groups, in the early 1990s.

By 1997, we had moved our business to eBay and by 2008, we transitioned once again to Etsy.  Today, we continue to share our love and passion for all things vintage, primarily fashion and jewelry items, via our website here at Metro Retro Vintage.


The Vintage Life

My articles have appeared in a variety of commercial and online publications, and although it's been awhile since I've last blogged, you can read some of my writings here.


Your Questions

Questions?  Please feel free to drop us a line via our Contact page.

We are located in New York which observes Eastern Standard Time.  We answer all queries promptly, however, please note any differences in time zones when awaiting a response.  

Thank you!