Thanksgiving is just a couple days away, believe or not! More than likely, you have your plans figured out, but have you thought about what you’re going to wear? If not, we’ve pulled together some beautiful fall looks below, all perfect for Thanksgiving. As well, we’ve paired each one with items from Vintage Contessa & Times Past, all of which are available for you to shop now.

Louis Vuitton Monogram Drouot / Chanel Double “C” Hammered Earrings (Photo: Atlantic-Pacific)

Chanel Black Double Fold Bag (Photo: Damsel in Dior)

Chanel Red Quilted Chain Flap Bag (Photo: Carrie Colbert)

Louis Vuitton Speedy / Rolex Datejust (Photo: L. Avenue)

Celine Luggage Mini Tri Color Bag (Photo: The Style Scribe)

Chanel Quilted Chain Shoulder Bag / Hermes Printed Silk Scarf (Photo: Great Fashionable)

Louis Vuitton Louise Bag (Photo: Vogue France)

Louis Vuitton Twist Brown Lambskin Crossbody / Hermes Unisex Bracelet (Photo: The Fashion Spot)

Louis Vuitton Artsy MM (Photo: Vogue Spain)

Have a Happy Thanksgiving and be sure to come back on Friday to hear about our Black Friday / Cyber Monday deals!




Designer handbags are an investment. Plain and simple, they can be rather expensive and not fit into everyone’s budget. Understandably so! However, something you might not realize is that not all our bags are thousands and thousands of dollars. In fact, we have a great assortment of entry level priced bags here at Vintage Contessa & Times Past.

Whether you’re looking to buy a gift for yourself or someone else (the holidays are upon us, after all!), if a luxury bag has been on your wish list, maybe now is the time.

Below we’ve pulled together our entry level priced bags, by designer, that are available in our showroom and online. They are all, of course, authentic and extremely beautiful and timeless. So, keep on scrolling.

Louis Vuitton / Louis Vuitton / Louis VuittonChanel / Hermes / Valentino / Goyard / Celine


Of course, these are all still investments, as a luxury designer bag should be, but we wanted to point out our entry level priced bags. As always, you want to do your research and not make an impulse purchase when it comes to a designer bag. Think about what you really want, what goes with your style, and what you’ll wear for seasons to come. If you have any questions, be sure to let us know.




If we had to pick some of our favorite style icons, Sophia Loren would most certainly be on that list. She’s an accomplished actress with an incredible sense of fashion. She’s always been such an elegant and classy woman, and we love looking to her for style inspiration.

So, below you’ll find some of our favorite shots of Sophia Loren alongside our favorite bags and jewelry. From The Pride and the Passion to Houseboat, and many many in between, we’re a huge fan, and we always have been. Here’s to Sophia Loren – then and now.

from top to bottom:

Chanel black double flap / Goyard black with brown trim / 18k yellow gold basket weave dome ring / Chanel braid earringsValentino rock stud tote / Louis Vuitton St. Jacques PM EPI Blue / Cartier yellow gold 18k Love bracelet / Louis Vuitton Speedy / Louis Vuitton monogram babylone / Chanel quilted chain shoulder bag


Sophia Loren images borrowed from (from top to bottom): bloglovin’, Conde Nast Traveler,, Pinterest (unknown), Pinterest (unknown), The Telegraph, Today Show, Pinterest (unknown), We Heart It, xo Jane


We stayed at Hotel Berchielli, which, for us, was a perfect location with an amazing view of the river. We found that almost everything in Florence was walking distance.  Their outdoor courtyard was one of the most picturesque for photos.

I highly recommend going for the champagne sabor at St. Regis Hotel. Bella had her first experience with a sabor.

We experienced the most enchanting visit with Aquazzura co-founder Edgardo Osorio. Born in Colombia and raised between Miami and London, Edgardo personifies his brand with his drop-dead looks, warm personality and passion for modern design. He is truly a modern day craftsman of glamorous footwear.

The Aquazzura headquarters and flagship store are situated in the historical Palazzo Corsini, on the picturesque banks of the Arno River, in the heart of Florence and in the proximity of the best shoemakers and craftspeople in the world.

Edgardo gave us a tour of his amazing design and operations headquarters. Rob, Bella and I joined him for an enchanting lunch in his personal home. The design of his home was as exceptional as the design of his shoes. It is a perfect mix of antique and modern furniture.  To say we were enchanted was an understatement.

After an afternoon of shopping, we enjoyed an amazing dinner at the family run, lovely Pandemonio restaurant. Ask to be seated in the back room. They are known for their meats, but we loved the fish. And we had a beautiful meeting with Momma herself.

We often book with Viator. I booked the 3 hour walking tour for kids that was less than desirable. Bella had fun meeting a friend, but in general, we aren’t tour people. But I would highly recommend the photo session with Eva. She has an amazing eye for photography and was open to taking strong direction or to lead the way. I loved her pleasant demeanor and her photography was so wonderful. We will more than likely use one of her images for our Christmas card photo.


Photo of Edgardo’s home via W Magazine


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