Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Hey friends! Remember this dress?
It came from a lovely Etsy shop called The Paraders. Today Rachael from  The Paraders is here to tell you a bit about her shop and offer up a super sweet giveaway! Take it away Rachael.
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Hello! I'm Rachael Hammon, owner and creator of The Paraders. The Paraders began in 2010 out of a severe desire to create. After a couple of lowly retail jobs got the best of me, I decided to try my hand at entrepreneurship...a deeply engrained lifestyle in my family. Since then, I've learned by leaps and bounds the ins and outs of etsy, vintage style, and how to make it work. 

Learning is a continual process and I'm excited that my work affords me to constantly learn, make, and do. Vintage clothing has always held my interest, but not nearly as much as it has lately. A history of dress is more than just clothing...it's a deep look into the past and tiny glimpses into lifestyles of ages gone. It thrills me to work with such wonderful items and people.  





Since the start of the Paraders, the shop has grown into place full of wearable vintage that makes you look lovely and feel lovely too.  My blog compliments the shop style with vintage era dating clues, vintage buying and styling tips, and my adventures through and aside from the shop.  I do hope you take a look at the Paraders shop and blog as well as our facebook - letting you know about exclusive sales and products.  Also, as our shop expands into a full-blown independent website over the next month, please stay in touch with the Paraders to hear all about what it takes to jump from Etsy into a bigger, scarier market.  Thanks so much for listening and have a wonderful day!


XOXO
Rachael 
The Paraders •••
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Up for grabs in the giveaway is a $50 gift certificate to The Paraders!



How to Enter: please leave some way for me to contact you if you win!
Visit The Paraders and daydream about what you would buy if you won. Share your favourite item in the comments!


Additional Entries: please leave a separate comment for each entry.
• follow The Paraders blog
• like The Paraders on Facebook
• follow The Paraders on Twitter
• sign up for the weekly newsletter


I will announce the winner on July 6th!

♥elycia

114 comments:

  1. oooh i love the poison ivy dress!
    thanks for the giveaway!

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  2. THE WHITE SWAN DRESS!! It's sooo fantastic! :D

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  3. Oh my goodness, this is a great giveaway. I love their stuff. I follow their blog and totally like them on facebook. Did you see the pink and peach lace summer dress? umm hi its amazing. i need it. :)

    email is: erykaann88@gmail.com

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  4. I would get the vintage 1970s ORCHARD full circle skirt or the vintage 1980s ADRIAN formal dress! cheltrl@gmail.com

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  5. Following on Twitter! cheltrl@gmail.com

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  6. Liked on Facebook! cheltrl@gmail.com

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  7. Subscribed to the newsletter! cheltrl@gmail.com

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  8. Following their blog. cheltrl@gmail.com

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  9. Hooray! I am such a big fan of the Kings Cross tiny purse!

    So exciting :)

    aal718(at)gmail(dot)com

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  10. Such a beautiful dress! I totally fell in love with the vintage 1970s IN BLOOM maxi dress (w170g01-1). But this Etsy-shop is full off beautiful items. I love this giveaway (:

    You can contact me by e-mail: ia.peters@hotmail.com

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  11. I like the princess peach dress, but all were gorgeous! kcballif@gmail.com

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  12. Following with bloglovin' (:

    - Iris Anastasia, ia.peters@hotmail.com

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  13. Likes on Facebook (:

    - Iris Anastasia, ia.peters@hotmail.com

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  14. Faux leopard pillbox hat!
    shastahalley@gmail.com

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  15. I'm following The Paraders blog in Google Reader.
    shastahalley@gmail.com

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  16. Following on Twitter (:

    - Iris Anastasia, ia.peters@hotmail.com

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  17. And signed up for the newsletter. All done! (:

    Love,
    Iris Anastasia - ia.peters@hotmail.com

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  18. Black Bow Dress all the way!!
    nowsherwood@gmail.com

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  19. Any dress! They all look fantastic

    jinxeh[at]hotmail[dot]com

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  20. love them all... but particularly the vintage 1950s POISON IVY full skirted dress!

    star11_80@yahoo.com

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  21. i'd take one of everything, please. Or just the sitting on the dock dress. ;)

    the.prairie.hen[at]gmail.com

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  22. LOVE your shop! I would totally get this dress

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/76613778/vintage-1970s-blue-summer-dress-the

    And I have the perfect brown belt for it. =D

    Marilyn
    pulpsushi @ gmail

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  23. I also liked you on Facebook

    Marilyn
    pulpsushi @ gmail

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  24. I would love the super cute apron! Or a purse... Thanks!

    julidette{at}gmail{dot}com

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  25. Following you on bloglovin

    Marilyn
    pulpsushi @ gmail

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  26. I follow The Paraders blog. :)

    Bernadette~
    julidette{at}gmail{dot}com

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  27. And I'm following you on Twitter (phew!)

    Marilyn
    pulpsushi @ gmail

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  28. I LIKE on FB!

    Bernadette~
    julidette{at}gmail{dot}com

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  29. What a great giveaway! This jacket is pretty fantastic http://www.etsy.com/listing/65195856/sale-vintage-emerald-mandarin-jacket?ref=v1_other_1

    sarahbeth_smiles@yahoo.com

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  30. I like The Paraders on Facebook!

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  31. I follow The Paraders on Twitter!

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  32. I want this!
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/74672439/vintage-1980s-bentley-pocketed-romper

    tinyyellowbird@yahoo.com

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  33. I love the 1950s Mrs. Holloway day dress! So pretty!

    hanagray05@gmail.com

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  34. I am now following their blog!

    hanagray05@gmail.com

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  35. I signed up for the newsletter!

    hanagray05@gmail.com

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  36. I don't know where I would wear it but I love the betsey johnson silk dress!

    tamara
    tamz_ck@hotmail.com

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  37. I LOVE this dress! http://www.etsy.com/listing/75148499/vintage-1950s-poison-ivy-full-skirted and many others.

    TeraHeater at Gmail dot come

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  38. Signed up for their newsletter :)
    TeraHeater at gmail dot com

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  39. Liked them on Facebook!
    TeraHeater at gmail dot com

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  40. Right up my alley!
    I love the fabiani dress!
    daniellenarcher@hotmail.com!

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  41. And I follow their blog.
    TeraHeater at gmail dot com

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  42. I also "liked" them on facebook!
    daniellenarcher@hotmail.com

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  43. I also signed up for the newsletter!
    daniellenarcher@hotmail.com

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  44. And i followed them on blogger!
    daniellenarcher@hotmail.com

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  45. I love the Day in the Park dress! And it's in my size!

    squirrelgonutz [at] yahoo [dot] com

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  46. Omgosh. I'll dream having any of these beautiful dresses. It would complete my "the housewife that everyone hates because she's so perfect" look. :D
    ipadlucy@gmail.com

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  47. my favourite is the vintage 1950s SEA CRUISE maillot, though it was so hard to pick. they have a lot of lovely dresses too.

    porcelina (at) live (dot) nl

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  48. aaand i liked them on facebook (nelleke cornelia)

    whoa, 3 times, i hope i am lucky, it is always nice to add something new to your vintage garderobe.

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  49. Oh my goodness..it is all completely gorgeous! but I think my heart skipped a beat when I saw the vintage 1970s tan flouncy draped summer dress. Eep!

    amy
    amymorby(at)gmail(dot)com

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  50. This dress is my absolute dream Summer dress: http://www.etsy.com/listing/76613270/vintage-1960s-pink-and-peach-laced

    I adore it!
    ninarucker at gmail dot com

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  51. I adore these: http://www.etsy.com/listing/65761271/vintage-lily-perriwinkle-strapped-heels, and would die to have them as my wedding shoes!

    marythiedeman@yahoo.com

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  52. Yes Yes Yes!

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/67221260/vintage-1930s-thin-crepe-madeline-dress

    This dress please! Soooo Pretty!

    amykaireen (@) hotmail.com

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  53. I already follow the paraders blog!

    <3

    http://fate-filledtimes.blogspot.com/

    amykaireen (@) hotmail.com

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  54. I already like the paraders on the book of faces (Facebook).

    :)

    http://fate-filledtimes.blogspot.com/

    amykaireen (@) hotmail.com

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  55. I have also signed up for the weekly newsletter!

    :)

    http://fate-filledtimes.blogspot.com/

    amykaireen (@) hotmail.com

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  56. That pink knit dress is pretty fabulous!

    ♥ sécia
    www.petiteinsanities.blogspot.com

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  57. oh my so many gorgeous dresses! I love the 1970s daisy day dress and the golden paisley dress too.

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  58. I love the peach and pink 60's dress! I would love to add that to my wardrobe!

    atleastsheisntstandingsill.blogspot.com

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  59. Awesome giveaway Elycia!
    My fave is http://www.etsy.com/listing/67795478/vintage-kings-cross-tiny-purse-w700b00-4

    Tone xo
    lostcabinvintage@gmail.com

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  60. What a great giveaway and shop! I'm really loving the vintage Cotton Candy summer dress and the vintage 80's lace vest. So nice things!

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  61. I also liked them on facebook.

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  62. i love the day in the park dress!=)

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  63. i now follow the paraders blog.

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  64. Oh, my! I love the vintage Helen Whiting black dress...so pretty! That's what I would get!

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  65. Following The Paraders blog...I love the shop too!

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  66. I would get the vintage Betsey-Johnson silk dress. Oh my goodness is it gorgeous!!
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/72571885/vintage-betsey-johnson-rhinestone-silk


    littleashleybear@gmail.com

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  67. I follow the paraders on facebook!


    littleashleybear@gmail.com

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  68. I follow the paraders on twitter!


    littleashleybear@gmail.com

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  69. I follow the paraders blog!


    littleashleybear@gmail.com

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  70. I signed up for the weekly newsletter!

    littleashleybear@gmail.com

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  71. loving the vintage 1960s DAPHNE navy day dress!
    so cute!

    gracegeisler@gmail.com

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  72. i'd DEFINITELY get this:

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/74747801/vintage-1970s-orchard-full-circle-skirt

    beauty. i hope i win. seriously.

    shopallbuttonedup@Yahoo.com

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  73. Everything is so pretty, it's so hard to choose favourites! The Nautical Striped cardigan really caught my eye, though. :)

    the.inglenook {at} yahoo {dot} com

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  74. Such a cute shop! I would love to get the DAPHNE navy day dress if I won!

    xoxo
    Christine
    christine at flappergirl dot org

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  75. I think this dress is so pretty!

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/76613270/vintage-1960s-pink-and-peach-laced

    jennifer.mae.davis@gmail.com

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  76. I think the 1950's oleander wedding dress is beautiful!

    Rose
    chocolatesoap(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  77. They are all so fantastic, but I especially love the Golden Braid Paisley Party Dress.



    jessica [at] jessica bilyard .com

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  78. Oh, I love the sitting on the dock of a bay dress... perfect for all those summer days.
    reefbreak_uk(at)yahoo(dot)co(dot)uk

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  79. The green maxi dress (In Bloom) has my name written alllll over it. I'd crop it and wear it all over the place.

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  80. That poison ivy dress is to die for! Love the shape!

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  81. great giveaway!! i love her dresses! the adrian and white swan have to be on my favorites list.

    lifespelledjen@gmail.com

    life spelled jen

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  82. ooh. I love the city of vice dress (even though I couldn't wear it :P) Everything is soooo lovely.
    arrythmias@rocketmail.com

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  83. I really like the bright pink pleat blouse. So pretty! jessicar.bruner@gmail.com

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  84. If i could have something from this shop, i would have the vintage 1960s PRINCESS PEACH long gown!! its so beautiful!

    kelly <3
    kelly.mcneil13@gmail.com

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  85. Oh my God, it's such a good Etsy shop.. I couldn't wait and already ordered my favorite item. Sooo happy! Can't wait untill it's here in Holland! (:

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  86. the vintage Bass two toned oxfords are my favorite!
    Liked you guys on facebook and signed up for the newsletter :)

    monkeybutts117@gmail.com

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  87. haha changed my mind.. the vintage 1950s DAY in the PARK pleated dress is actually my most favorite!

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  88. How about those oxfords - The "Tricia"! If only thy were in my size... and I love the red leather boots too!

    tammyo1229(at)gmail(dot)com

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  89. Subscribed to the blog on bloglovin'.

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  90. And..... subscribed to the newsletter! Hope I win!

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  91. I also made a blogpost about The Paraders and the dress I bought last week. It's in Dutch, but if you're curious, click on the link. http://irisanastasia.blogspot.com/2011/07/paraders-en-mijn-aanwinst.html

    Love,
    Iris Anastasia Peters - ia.peters@hotmail.com

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  92. This shop is lovely! I'm dying to get the 'vintage 1970s ORCHARD full circle skirt', so so pretty!

    chrissy.sparkle@gmail.com

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  93. Am now following The Pretender's blog too :)

    chrissy.sparkle@gmail.com

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  94. And I just liked The Pretenders on Facebook!!! :D

    chrissy.sparkle@gmail.com

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  95. Just liked them on Facebook, signed up for their newsletter, as well as added them on Google friend. Such a cute shop!

    I really love the gingham pencil skirt...great classic wardrobe piece!

    aylafreedom@hotmail.com

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  96. Oh, lovely!! :) I've just fallen in love with the 'vintage 1970s ribbons and pleats dress', so my fingers are crossed!

    michelle.a.clement@gmail.com

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  97. All the dresses look beautiful, it would be so hard to pick just one!
    Oh, by the way, if you want to get in touch with me to tell you I had won the giveaway, be my guest: coffeerocketfairytale@googlemail.com

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  98. I love that plaid cape and all the white blouses!
    cornflowerbluestudio@yahoo.com

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  99. I follow on Twitter...
    cornflowerbluestudio@yahoo.com

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  100. I love this:
    vintage 1950s DAY in the PARK pleated dress!!

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  101. i like the balloon day skirt

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  102. I know I'm probably last- but here's hoping I get my hands on this to buy the sailboat dress! It's perfect!

    crystalmichie@hotmail.com

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