My name is Carla McCarthy and I'm the founder of Cougar Vintage.
Thanks for stopping by and checking out my store, I promise you'll find the most genuine vintage items available out there.
I've loved fashion & style since I was a little girl, playing in my mother's closet. I used to dress up, mix and match clothes, and do my own make up. Being unique was what I always wanted to do and express myself as.
I'm originally from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. I studied ballet at the prestigious "Centro de Arte e Cultura Ballet Dalal Achcar" for 15 years. I have a degree in Fashion by the Candido Mendes, University School of Fashion Design and founded companies like "Absoluta" and "Nica Mello" clothing lines for various boutiques in Rio and São Paulo. I also had a regular fashion segment on the popular TV show "Lili program" (CNT) in Rio.
So I know a lot about art! I've been around enough of it, it's a lifestyle for me.
MORE ABOUT CARLA.
Carla came to the US in 2006 to open a division for a Brazilian jeans company, Gang Rio.
It was here in Florida, Carla McCarthy grew to where she is now constantly in demand as a stylist in magazine editorials and personal shopping magazines. She wrote for 10 years the fashion column for Gazeta, a Brazilian newspaper and worked as a fashion director for UPSCALE Living Magazine!
A pioneer in work styling with Brazilian and international celebrities, Carla McCarthy and her "styling" began in Fashion Week Rio with Ana Furtado. Then it spread to Miami, with celebrities like Adriana de Moura on Bravo TV wearing her work.
Not to mention being wardrobe assistant on the famous and trendy international TV program on GNT "Além da Conta" with Ingrid Guimarães and guests!
It was here that she founded Cougar Vintage, online clothing business, jewelry, decor and accessories vintages.
"My mom has always been my fashion icon from my childhood. I have played amidst her collection of Chanel and Cartier. I just love fashion and everything that relates to the theme. All the inspiration for my vintage collection is based on my fashionistas icons of the 60s, 70s and 80s, like my mother, Jackie Onassis, Audrey Hepburn, and Lauren Hutton. I believe that my pieces can transport you to a more glamorous and hopeful time."
"My mom has always been my fashion icon from my childhood. I have played amidst her collection of Chanel and Cartier. I just love fashion and everything that relates to the theme.All the inspiration for my vintage collection is based on my fashionistas icons of the 60s, 70s and 80s, like my mother, Jackie Onassis, Audrey Hepburn, and Lauren Hutton. I believe that my pieces can transport you to a more glamorous and hopeful time."
All things vintage can be found here on my personal boutique vintage shop: Cougar Vintage!
All vintage items are real authentic world class vintage relics that are personally hand selected by me for this shop. All vintage items are inspected by me upon collection, and are usually found in great condition or mint condition.
Cougar Vintage is a retail store that sells clothing, apparel, accessories, decor, jewelry, bags, shoes, handbags, purses, clutches, and so much more. Items range from cougar, lion, cheetah print to colorful, artsy, deco drive art can be found here at Cougar Vintage, including all kinds of jackets with embroidery and prints.
Once in a life time unique vintage items, you'll never find them again!
Cougar Vintage used to be a shop available on Etsy, but I have moved Cougar Vintage to an e-commerce website store to make things easier for everybody to buy!
With a better platform, I am directly able to bring you the best Cougar Vintage shopping experience than ever before. The Cougar Vintage Shop is an online e-commerce shop for all things vintage.
We accept all major cards and Paypal!
Online international retail shopping available here at Cougar Vintage.
Please read the shop poilcy and details before purchasing any items as I don't want there to be any confusion, especially those that come from the Cougar Vintage Etsy shop.
Moving to a website platform has me change the way operations are ran, so things are a little different now.
Thanks for choosing Cougar Vintage!
All the items we sell at the Cougar Vintage shop are unique and one-of-a-kind items and collectibles.
We sell only 100% authentic items, guaranteed.
We examine every item on our site before it is collected and picked up for you to purchase!
We lovingly hand-source our vintage items to bring you a wearable collection of beautiful pieces ranging from clothing, shoes, accessories, bags, clutches, purses, jewelry, decor, and more.
We check each item for signs of wear and cleanliness and we describe each item fully.
We classify our vintage shop items as follows:
~ Mint: As new, with no flaws or signs of wear.
~ Excellent: Previously worn, with no notable flaws.
~ Very Good: Previously worn, with minimal noted flaws or signs of wear. No repair needed, fully wearable.
Thank you for your trust in Cougar Vintage!
Vintage item label sizes vary between brands and eras.
Compare the measurements provided within the listing to your own body and a similar item you own to predict the actual size and fit.