Yes, its a crazy story and one that has been told over and over again for the last 19 years since I took over the business being the third generation to carry on the legacy. My grandfather started this Emporium, my father continued it on for forty years and I now run it...and have done for over 19 years now. And yes really... everything you see is genuine and originally purchased by my grandfather directly from the factory.

Browsing through the numerous pages you will be dazzled and excited as you will see original and genuine vintage embellishments that have never been circulated before, hence "uncirculated old/new merchandise," from Circa 1920's. Only original factory crafted embellishments, notions, buttons and more exist in our emporium being uploaded daily as there is just too much to do at once. All our items are first hand vintage meaning they have been stored up until now so even though vintage you will be the first person to wear or use the item.

In our numerous categories you will find: Appliqué, Buttons, Braids, Bakelite Bracelets, Bridal Fashions, Buckles, Costume Jewelry, Sequins, Hair Accessories, Lace, Ribbons, Motifs, Trims, and much much more.

These amazing vintage embellishments are available for immediate shipment in various sizes, shapes and colors. We certainly offer quantity purchase discounts as well as wholesale orders. Most of our Ribbon bolts still have our name, which further endorses our exclusivity. Loads of items are all on original cards.

In the summer of 2015 we moved over to London UK and there we have been selling ever since. We still do have a representative in the DC area who can help out with any enquiries and can send over anything you want from the website to the USA. 

If you have any questions, concerns or requests, please feel free to contact us or email me direct at e-mail:

Lisa Mainz ( the grand daughter)