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Vintage Kiddo Roundup: VillaCoola by Lishyloo

As the second part of our wonderful Vintage Mondays, I’d like to let you in on one of the best kept secrets in Etsy’s vintage world.    Over the past few months, I  kept finding the most darling vintage goodies for the Peach that were incredibly well-priced and they all had one thing in common–Lishyloo of VillaCoola!

Lishyloo has one of the best stocked vintage shops on Etsy with a focus on kid’s clothing. There are almost 90 pieces of vintage kid’s clothing listed as of today. NINETY PIECES! That’s just bananas!  And the prices are refreshingly low.  Cheaper than things you would find on an Old Navy sales rack and so much better made and cuter to boot!

After professing my love for her, I had Miss Lish over for some e-tea and crumpets and she sweetly answered all of my dazzlingly clever questions.  Here is what she said:


MK: How did you get into collecting vintage clothes for kids?

LL: I started collecting vintage for babies and kids when my nephew was born in 2002 and I had an excuse to comb the children’s section of the thrift. I kept finding so many great items for kids that I had amassed quite a collection by the time my first son, Truman, came on the scene in 2006.

MK: what made you start your fabulous Etsy shop?

LL: After I found out baby #2 was a boy last year I decided to start selling off all of the girl clothes I had collected and now I am hooked on it! I love to dress my boys in vintage and I love the little thrill I get when I find something for the store that I know someone out there will love.

MK: what is your favorite vintage era?

LL: My favorite era for kid’s clothing is definitely the 70s. I grew up in a super small town in southern Minnesota and we would buy all of my clothes at the one boutique in town called “The Village Shoppe.” ALL of the clothes there were Health-tex and Granimals and they had a Patti Playpal doll they would use as a mannequin. In addition to all of my vintage finds on the store, I also have two Patti Playpal dolls in my house that totally freak out my husband. I should really use them to model things for the store! I would give anything to be able to visit The Village Shoppe circa 1975 when I was born!


Miss Lishyloo, you are killing me with your button cuteness!  Colored me charmed. And color us lucky–because I’ve picked out some of my favorite pieces from Lishyloo’s store–and they are all under $15.00. Whoohoo!

Like this adorable matching set for a young zoo-bound kid.   Is that a giraffe in your pocket  or are you just happy to see me?

What is there not to love about this yellow polka dotted beauty from uber seventies children’s brand Health Tex.  What can I say, I have a soft spot for duckies?

I must be craving sunshine, because I’m totally in love with yellow right now, but who wouldn’t be with this little Bo Peep in gingham dressie? Ruffles and a scallop edging? Stop the insanity!

Alix wrote about the Roper, well, I’m calling this fabulous jacket the Larry after Larry, the ladies man and downstairs neighbor in Three’s Company!  What a great jacket–just for when your tot decides to hang out at the Regal Beagle.

And this little sailor romper is too dear for words. The fish detail is just stunning. Lishyloo, where do you find these gems?

I hope these wonderful finds don’t spend too much more time in Lishyloo’s shop. Enjoy and happy Monday!