Shop Hound: Truly Tattered in Tustin, CA

I thought it might be fun to start a new little feature on my blog of shops I have visited and love.  You may remember the old Vogues in the 1930s and 1940s had a special called “Shop Hound” where they’d report on all the up and coming things that were at shops in New York, all accented by cute little caricatures of a little puppy.  Well, I’m not a dog person, and I’m not Vogue, but I love the idea so much that I want to share with you places I’ve discovered.

First up I’d like to share Truly Tattered in Tustin, California.  I met the proprietress, Patti, at The Vintage Marketplace when she was hunting goodies for herself and her shop. We made a date to meet up, and I fell in love as soon as I walked in the door!
Truly Tattered in Tustin, CA

Truly Tattered in Tustin, CA
This place is a treasure trove of frilly, lacy, vintage goodness.  Patti has a wide range of interests, and in her own words she loves “vintage glam” like lingerie, laces, and boudoir items. She also loves creating lovely handmade goodies like paper flowers and jewelry from vintage supplies.  Even if you’re not a fan of the Shabby Chic look, you’ll find little treasures that the vintage lover adores!

Truly Tattered in Tustin, CATruly Tattered in Tustin, CA
Truly Tattered in Tustin, CA

Patti says that she’s always on the hunt for more vintage treasures, and I noticed her finds are priced quite reasonably.  She said the shop is constantly changing, so there’s always new vintage goodies to discover.  That’s music to my ears!
Truly Tattered in Tustin, CA
Truly Tattered in Tustin, CA

Patti also has a small selection of cute vintage supplies including buttons and occasional vintage millinery flowers and lace, as well as pretty vintage jewelry.

Truly Tattered in Tustin, CA

There is also a nice selection of vintage lingerie.  Patti told me she especially is on the hunt for vintage nightgowns, bras, and other pretty lingerie goodies.  I spied a few nice Edwardian to early 1920s camisoles in the shop, too!
Truly Tattered in Tustin, CA

The nightgown above, and a 1940-1941 Montgomery Wards catalog came home with me after my visit, as well as a few more vintage goodies.  I couldn’t pass them up!

You can visit Truly Tattered at from Tuesday to Saturday 11:00-5:00 at:

482 El Camino Real  Tustin, CA 92780

You can also find Patti on her Truly Tattered blog and Facebook page.

Phone: (714) 838-1989

**The Fine Print: I was in no way compensated for writing about this shop- I just wanted to share a fun shop find with my readers!**

6 Comments on Shop Hound: Truly Tattered in Tustin, CA

  1. Ginger
    September 26, 2012 at 7:42 pm (12 years ago)

    Aww, that looks like such a neat place! I’ve rarely seen that much vintage lingerie in one place, and it’s all so pretty.

    • Lauren
      September 26, 2012 at 7:58 pm (12 years ago)

      It was so cute! She really has a knack for the displays- and I agree! You seldom see more than a couple of vintage lingerie bits. She had at least four bias cut rayon nightgowns in there and they were all beautiful. :)

  2. Laura Mae
    September 27, 2012 at 12:43 am (12 years ago)

    That negligee is amazing! It makes me want to purchase some silk satin and work on some lingerie.

  3. Porcelina
    September 27, 2012 at 4:24 am (12 years ago)

    I’m adding this shop to the list of places that I need to go to when I make a transatlantic visit to California (saving up, a couple of years’ time maybe)….


    Porcelina xx

  4. Jen Thompson
    September 27, 2012 at 10:45 am (12 years ago)

    I love all of your shopping blog posts! The photos you take are so gorgeous, and it’s fun to see all of the cool shops and booths that you get to visit. I wish I could see them in person!

  5. Debi
    September 27, 2012 at 1:15 pm (12 years ago)

    Wow! These photos are absolutely stunning! I love those vintage buttons!

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