Vintage European winter style at afterglow vintage

Amazing 1980’s Italian made webby laced vintage sweater, linen blend, cream, with dark brass eyelets, small / medium

Awesome vintage 1980’s softly fitted sweater, in cream webby super lightweight textured knit with openwork vertical stripes. Features high round neckline, soft cut, wide ribbed cuffs and waist, and best of all, long sleeves attached with ties threaded through darkened brass eyelets…

1960’s vintage Braemer cashmere vee neck cardigan, made in Scotland, lobe collar with gold edged pearly buttons, dark spring green, medium

Oh so elegant, classic vintage cashmere cardigan, soft and comfy and of wonderful quality! Button down front with ‘layered’ lobe collar at the vee neckline, straight cut, three quarter raglan sleeves, gold edged pearly buttons, in a lovely dark spring green…

Vintage Missoni slouchy cardigan, cotton / silk blend, argyle inspired intarsia knit in gray, black, turquoise, blue, cream, & golden brown

Oh so soft and comfy, perfect oversize easy fit cardigan in an intarsia knit argyle inspired pattern in cotton / silk blend textured sweater knit, with striped ribbing edging the neckline and down the front, at the hem, tops of the pockets, and cuffs. Button down front with deep vee neckline, black round buttons. Early 1980’s…

Beautiful vintage wool sweater from Finland by Teroma, in deep cranberry red and cream, with wide foldover neck, women’s medium

Oh so warm and cozy wool sweater, in lovely quality wool knit in dark cranberry red and cream, with decorative zigzag and stripe designs down the collar and center of the sweater bodice, and around the upper sleeves. With wide mock turtleneck neckline that folds over on either pointed side and fastened at the shoulder….
Lanvin pullover textured minimalist knit top, darkest blue / black, with long raglan sleeves and zip side, women’s small / medium
Oh so soft, classic yet ultra modern top, in textured darkest blue / black textured soft cozy lightly stretchy knit, with softly fitted square cut, raglan long sleeves, and slightly curved hem, and a split left side that zips up with an exposed zipper….
Vrikke Norwegian embroidered wool cardigan / jacket in cream with beautiful sage green scroll and floral designs, large / OSFM
Beautiful Norwegian cardigan /jacket in a softly fitted square cut, in cream flannel-like fuzzy woven breathable wool fabric, with embroidered sage green scroll and floral designs. Also features a round neckline, two pewter-look embossed hook closures, long sleeves, with all edges bound in matching sage green
Vintage 1980’s Italian made mini sweater dress, gray wool blend w/ cream striped hem, cuffs, and neck, button back, Lauren Alexandra, OSFM
Darling little Italian made mini sweater dress, with long full sleeves gathered at the extra wide cuffs, mock turtleneck, softly fitted square cut, straight hem with gray buttons at the sides, button back with pearly amber buttons, gray with cream striped hem, cuffs, and neckline. 1980’s / early 1990’s…
Leaf embroidered deep teal sweater, Italian, 1950’s style from the 1980’s, with golden brown yarns and seed beads, small / 4-6
Darling classic sweater, 1950’s style from the 1980’s, with little foldover collar, in softest deep teal wool and mohair blend knit. Embroidered in a lovely stylized leaf pattern in golden brown yarns with scattered seed bead embellishments, soft cut with ribbed cuffs and waistband. With small removable shoulder pads…
All this and more at afterglow vintage!
You can find more vintage from and inspired by Europe at my Pinterest page too


By amymcools

Amy M. Cools, PhD, is a historian, author, and educator. Her doctoral thesis, ‘The Life and Work of James McCune Smith (1813-1865),’ is the first completed book-length biographical study dedicated to this pioneering intellectual, scientist, and physician. She is currently a historical researcher and writing assistant and part-time educator. As time allows, she is also currently working on a full-length scholarly biography of McCune Smith and on compiling and editing his complete written works. Amy holds a PhD in History from the University of Edinburgh (2021); an MA in Intellectual History with Distinction from the University of Edinburgh (2018); a BA in Philosophy: Ethics, Politics and Law, Summa Cum Laude from California State University at Sacramento (2013), and an AA in Humanities and Fine Arts from Riverside City College (1999). Amy has written theses, peer-reviewed articles, conference papers, and essays on McCune Smith, Frederick Douglass, the history of nineteenth- and early twentieth-century civil rights movements, the history of philosophy, United States history, and other historical and philosophical topics. Links to these and/or full articles can be found at her website – for which she plans to resume writing more frequently as soon as her busy schedule allows – which also features photo-illustrated writings about her history- and philosophy-themed travels and other topics. Born in California, USA, she now makes her home near Falkirk, Scotland.

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