I’m Lizzie Bramlett, aka Fuzzylizzie, a former teacher and long-time collector and lover of vintage clothing. I discovered history while in college, and proceeded to make it my major. My practical-minded father wanted to know how I planned to make a living “doing history,” so to appease him I also got a teaching certificate, thinking I could fall back on it if needed.
But while doing my teaching practice, I found that I loved teaching, so the next 28 years were spent in the company of a never-ending stream of preteens, all of whom got a healthy dose of my brand of history education.
As retirement loomed, I thought I’d make a little extra money by selling vintage clothing, which I’d been buying and collecting since the 1970s. And for a few years I did sell some mighty fine vintage. But I soon discovered that I loved collecting and researching the odd bits of fashion history more than I wanted to sell it, so I gave up the business so I could concentrate on this online journal.
The Vintage Traveler™ is where I tell about the interesting finds I make; whether it is an article of clothing, a travel destination, a tidbit of history or an obscure fashion history fact, I’m always on the hunt for the next old thing.
Expect to see vintage photographs showing people in sportswear, reviews of fashion books and films, hints for identifying and collecting historic fashion, and a bi-weekly round-up of fashion history news from around the internet. And forgive me while I show off the great things I find while traveling around in search of my new favorite vintage piece.
My sister, Susan, and me, Charleston, SC, 2012