Everything in our vintage collection is original, one-of-a-kind vintage! Our team of seasoned buyers travels around the world, sourcing products directly from private collectors, top traders and auctions. Each piece in our collection is individually curated and authenticated by our vintage expert before it reaches our store. As a company, we usually buy directly and invest directly in the products that we believe in and that meet our high standards. With us, the procurement process is very personal and it is extremely important to us to always make fair offers to our sellers.
Each product is selected by us for its exceptional design and high quality. Almost all vintage pieces in our shop are signed and give an exact inference to the designer and the age. Most of the pieces are from the 1950s to the 1990s and were then produced in elaborate handcraft in jewelery factories and design houses. Although our collection is constantly changing (new favorites are added almost daily), our collection is always wearable and timeless.
Favorite fashion jewelry designers included Trifari, Monet, and Sarah Coventry, all well-known American jewelery makers based in Providence, Rhode Island. Their jewelery creations were even worn by famous Hollywood divas like Marilyn Monroe, Bette Davis and Elizabeth Taylor and could easily keep up with the couture fashion houses in terms of quality and design! Most of these companies had to shut down in the 1980s or ’90s as they were unable to withstand the big wave of cheaper Asian fashion jewelry.
Likewise, we are proud to offer a wide selection of rare design pieces from couture fashion houses such as Dior, Chanel, Givenchy, YSL and Lacroix. These spectacular jewels are not only wonderful to look at but also the perfect accessory to bring a little glamor into your everyday life.
In the furnishing area, we focus mainly on ornate glass objects, stylish mid-century ceramics and fine porcelain. Most of our vintage interior products come from estates of passionate collectors and home-made art and design enthusiasts.
Our mid-century ceramic collection includes rare studio ceramics as well as exceptional products by well-known designers from the former West Germany, the GDR or Scandinavia. Most of our glass objects come from Murano, Italy and are appreciated and loved around the world!
About The Story was founded by Felicia Kufferath-Kassner in 2016 with the vision to create a place where individualists and design lovers come together to find the most unique vintage pieces and discover the stories behind them.
She noticed early on that when looking for high-quality vintage pieces in normal retail stores not being able find any. At the same time, however, not everyone has the time, inclination and opportunity to search for the so-called “needle in a haystack” at antique markets at the weekend! She was researching the internet and could not find an adequate online shop that offers a large selection of vintage designer pieces and at the same time guarantees the authenticity or genuineness of the design pieces. Driven by a lifelong love of vintage objects, a sense of fashion and lifestyle, and extensive knowledge of sourcing design treasures, she is able to develop the business idea for aboutthestory.co . The products are purchased directly from private collectors, top dealers and auctions. In this way, the company invests directly in the products it believes in and ensures that the product selection always remains exclusive!
“We want to share our expert knowledge and thus promote interest in art & design, awaken creativity & the joy of experimentation and create a community where art connoisseurs and collectors, as well as customers who are just discovering the design world for themselves, can find their daily dose of inspiration and simply bring it into their homes! We also make sure that our product selection always remains at affordable prices to provide our customers with an easy way to collect decorative art and jewelry”.
What began as a passionate hobby in 2016 is now the secret tip for vintage designer jewellery and decorative interior products. In August 2020 About The Story opens its first local store in Aachen.