Wednesday, 28 December 2011

New arrivals!

Stay tuned to www.runaroundsuevintage.com or friend me on Facebook to be up-to-date on these awesome new arrivals. I'm also going to do a blowout sale for it is out with the old and in with the new!



Photos by Jake Simp Photos


Saturday, 24 December 2011

Congrats to Stephanie and Athena!

Mrs Amber Apple readers Stephanie and Athena have won a $25 Christmas giveaway for Runaround Sue Vintage! Thanks for all who played along and look out for more chances to win in 2012:)

Thursday, 22 December 2011

A few shots from the photo shoot with Jake Simp Photos!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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Monday, 12 December 2011

We're having a dress sale!


All dresses are now 20% off until Friday! Don't miss this chance to get dolled up at an extra low cost! Peruse through the dresselection here.

Sunday, 11 December 2011

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Saturday, 10 December 2011

Christmas gift card: it's sooo pretty!

Wednesday, 7 December 2011

Gift cards now available!


Grab yourself one here

This is what they want for Christmas! Give the gift of vintage, y'all

I am happy to change the dollar amount to more or less if you PM me. Postage is applied if you want me to send a gift-wrapped card to the recipient. If it's an e-gift card, I am happy to refund your postage via paypal after purchase.

When purchasing please let me know the address or email address of the recipient and I'll send a gift card along with redemption instructions.

Gift card is good for one year from date of purchase

Remember all orders come with a CD full of vintage tunes so this will be sent with the order once the recipient redeems the gift card. I'll also include a personalized, hand-written note with the gift card.

Monday, 28 November 2011

Appreciation Pic from Marta

Big thanks to Marta for posting this amazing pic of her runaround sue vintage lemon 60s nightgown that I purchased in Scotland. She wore it to her rehearsal dinner. Love it!

Appreciation pic!

Thanks again to Kate in Sheffield, UK for posting a great appreciation pic! Glad you are loving your new sonnets and flowers top!

Pics from the November Lowcountry Artist Market

Full album here on Facebook but here's a few highlights! It was a great day and we can't wait to do it again.




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Cyber Monday!


Come on in and sift through the finds! Use coupon code CYBERWEEK all week long to get a whopping 25% off your entire order!

Thursday, 24 November 2011

Black Friday Sale!



stop by now for 20% off all orders with coupon code BLACKFRIDAY. All orders will be gift-wrapped with recycled materials AND all orders come with a free CD full of vintage tunes.

Happy Thanksgiving!
Love, Kel xoxo

http://www.runaroundsuevintage.com

Tuesday, 15 November 2011

Lowcountry Artist Market: Runaround Sue Vintage Boutique

Lowcountry Artist Market: Runaround Sue Vintage Boutique: So I stopped by Goodwill yesterday to pick up a few dishes to make on of these , and noticed lots of folks pillaging through the clothing.  ...

Friday, 11 November 2011

Appreciation Pic!

Thanks, Kate! You look tres cool in your new-to-you Thirst Buster tee!

Thursday, 27 October 2011

Charleston

This is from the day Runaround Sue Vintage and I moved to our super pretty new home!

Tuesday, 25 October 2011

Lowcountry Artist Market

Runaround Sue Vintage will be there, come and sift through the goods! Saturday, Nov 19th, 2011 from 10am-3pm at the Music Farm on Ann Street, Charleston

Sunday, 23 October 2011

Press release: Runaround Sue Vintage goes live at the Farm

Runaround Sue Vintage goes live at the Farm

www.runaroundsuevintage.com

Runaround Sue Vintage, up-and-running since January of this year, has, so far, been solely accessible online. But now, she’s ready to show her face, and all of her vintage lace, at her very first market fair.

To celebrate her arrival in Charleston’s creative and vintage-friendly community, owner Kelly Rae Smith is taking the dot-com boutique to the Music Farm next month for the Lowcountry Artist Market. Smith can’t think of a better place to go live than the Farm, a place that naturally draws lovers of art, in the design district of Upper King.

“It’s the perfect chance to get acquainted with the local, like-minded community, and vice versa,” owner Kelly Rae Smith said. “I’m excited that I’ll be surrounded by the best minds in Charleston and their impressive craftsmanship”

The Lowcountry Artist Market is a one-day event taking place at the Music Farm on Ann Street from 10am-3pm on Saturday, November 19th, a date cleverly close to the commencement of the holiday season.

Smith said, “This will be the place to fill your Santa sacks full of unique, one-of a-kind gifts, from Runaround Sue’s vintage one-offs to hoards of local crafts and designs.”

The Runaround Sue Vintage stall will not only feature a seemingly infinite array of women and men’s clothing, aprons, shoes, bags, and sewing patterns, but will also boast new-to-you, eco-friendly crafts like upcycled vintage tea cup candles. Other retro goodies are the works as well, so expect the shop’s vintage suitcase to spilleth over with charming little treats, including a free compilation CD full of vintage tunes as a complimentary gift to the first twenty buyers.

Please note that the online shop will close during the hours between 10am and 3pm on November 19th, 2011. In most cases, the Runaround Sue items at the market stall will be much cheaper than the online price. An ATM machine will be on-site, but everyone is encouraged to also bring cash. Smith is in the process of trying to make credit card purchases possible as well.

The online boutique holds secret sales for Facebook and Twitter fans and sends out a free compilation CD with every online order, full of rare vintage tunes. Search for Runaround Sue Vintage Boutique on Facebook, or @runaroundsuevtg on Twitter, and stay updated on vintage fairs, events, sales, and other retro news.

About Runaround Sue Vintage: Although the idea and name of Runaround Sue Vintage was conceived in an Edinburgh, Scotland flat over three years ago, the dream didn’t come into fruition until January, 2011. Sourcing much of the stock from her own overflowing vintage wardrobe, Kelly Rae Smith visited her South Carolina home (and their many thrift stores), and soon decided that the time was finally right for www.runaroundsuevintage.com to be born. The online shop is now stocked with nearly unique items from all over Europe and the US east coast; any of their known stories are told in the item descriptions.

Smith has recently moved from Scotland after a five-year stint where she was a food & drink magazine editor and cultural journalist. She is now living in the Avondale neighborhood of Charleston, SC running the Runaround Sue Vintage headquarters, freelance editing, and occasionally sipping Lady Grey from pretty vintage tea cups. .

Contact Kelly Rae Smith on shopatrunaroundsue@gmail.com for press images, or visit www.runaroundsuevintage.com.

Saturday, 15 October 2011

Runaround Sue Vintage brings Joy to the World of ugly


For immediate release

Runaround Sue Vintage brings Joy to the World of ugly

www.runaroundsuevintage.com

Runaround Sue Vintage, the online emporium based in Charleston, SC, isn’t all lace and grace, all pretty and frilly. It’s also a little silly. It’s even a little ugly.

In preparation for December’s inundation of homes filled with festive tunes, booze and endearingly tacky attire, Runaround Sue is stocking up on many varieties of ugly in the Christmas sweater department.

“Everyone’s bound to get a few Ugly Christmas Sweater Party invites this year,” owner Kelly Rae Smith said. “And with so many ugly sweater wars in the works, we plan to dress our customers for battle.”

For years now, it’s become increasingly fashionable to fill Facebook albums with photos of house guests gathered in front of Christmas trees, adorned in the tackiest holiday sweaters in town. Thrift stores, attics and mothers’ closets are scoured. Competitions ensue. It gets ugly indeed.

Smith said, “We’ve taken all the dirty search work out of the equation for our shoppers. Whatever level of ugly desired, we’ve got you covered. From jolly snowmen to stockings with bling, our vintage sweater section is where it’s at.”

Runaround Sue Vintage boasts Christmas sweater vests, cardigans, turtlenecks and sweaters decorated in candy canes, cardinals, cottages and more. The online store also stocks nearly 500 aesthetically-pleasing vintage items, including women and men’s clothing, aprons, shoes, accessories, sewing patterns and knitted novelties for all occasions.

The online boutique holds secret sales for Facebook and Twitter fans and sends out a free compilation CD with every order, full of rare vintage tunes. Search for Runaround Sue Vintage Boutique on Facebook, or @runaroundsuevtg on Twitter, and stay updated on vintage fairs, events, sales and other retro news.

About Runaround Sue Vintage: Although the idea and name of Runaround Sue Vintage was conceived in an Edinburgh, Scotland flat over three years ago, the dream didn’t come into fruition until January 2011. Sourcing much of its stock from her own overflowing vintage wardrobe, Kelly Rae Smith visited her South Carolina home (and their many thrift stores), and soon decided that the time was finally right for www.runaroundsuevintage.com to be born. The online shop is now stocked with nearly 500 one-of-a-kind items from all over Europe and the US east coast; any of their known stories are told in the item descriptions.

Smith has recently moved from Scotland after a five-year stint where she was a food & drink magazine editor and cultural journalist. She is now living in the Avondale neighborhood of Charleston, SC running the Runaround Sue Vintage headquarters, and occasionally adorning an ugly 80s sweater.

Contact Kelly Rae Smith on shopatrunaroundsue@gmail.com for press images, or visit www.runaroundsuevintage.com.

Contact: Kelly Rae Smith
E: shopatrunaroundsue@gmail.com

Sunday, 9 October 2011

Vintage home stylings

 


This is a photo taken last evening at the home of my sister-in-retro, Lindsay. Isn't this wall stunning?
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Eye Level Art

 


What a lovely Saturday spent perusing the handmade goods and vintage finds at this art warehouse on Spring Street, Charleston. Runaround Sue imagines herself here during the December fair. Would you come and see her there?
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PREVIEW: New items coming soon

 


Look out for beautiful florals and polka dots and pocketwatches, and even a Christmas blanket cardi, coming to the front page of Runaround Sue Vintage this week!

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