New pieces galore at afterglow vintage!

vintage clothing curated by Amy Cools

Hello friends,

I’m adding oodles and oodles of new vintage to my Esty shop afterglow vintage this week, adding new pieces as fast as I can describe them and edit the photos! My goal is to keep around 500 pieces in my shop at any given time… let’s see how fast I can add the new treasures I’ve found

Lots of dresses, evening wear, great prints. little black dresses and pant suits, separates, and more!…


by Amy Cools

The Louise Dress, by AC Clothing and Bags

The Louise Dress is named for the lovely, vivacious, and trailblazing Louise Brooks.
These dresses feature the cropped length, clean, elegant lines, and easy fit of the mid ‘twenties. Sleeveless, loose-fitting, with dropped waist and a tie-topped scooped back and layered flared skirts, with a dainty vintage button where the upper skirt overlap meets the bodice. They’re constructed of light weight original vintage print fabrics, cut on the bias, finished with contrast cotton binding and dainty vintage button where the overskirt meets the dropped waist.

These dresses are made to order by request

Amy Cools
Amy Cools
Amy Cools


 Soft Sculpture Top, by AC Clothing and Bags

These softly fitted, oh-so-easy to wear tops are 

created from a variety of original vintage and 
contemporary knit fabrics. The center front and 
top back panels consist of a baby rib black cotton
knit, and the color blocks is an amalgam of colorful 
and print knits, vintage and contemporary. 

These tops are made to order by request

Sneak peek: new body wear and vintage print knit pieces by AC Clothing and Bags

These pieces will be available by special order:

you pick your fabric and specify your size

Body wear and knits by AC Clothing and Bags

* Vintage print long sleeve tees, in original vintage print fabrics from the 1960’s – 1980’s

* Leggings with wide flat elastic waistbands, in solids and stripes

* Print / solid panel shorts with wide flat elastic waistbands, in solids and stripes

Soon to arrive at
Send message AC thru the shop for details and pre-orders

afterglow’s Guide to Independent California Shopping

by Amy Cools

Hello friends! I’m going to resurrect my Guide to Independent California Shopping, and am seeking designers / shops / galleries to list (I discontinued work on the Guide when I returned to college to complete my degree)

It’ll begin as a page on my blog, and its website may be relaunched, depending on response

Here’s the bare bones of the new page for the Guide, with links to the old website pages, many of them still up, but some info may be out of date