Lindy Hop on Etsy

This post was written by Lindy Shopper.

There are certain things that people associate with Lindy Hop. When you associate Lindy Hop with a garment or object, that term can yield some interesting results.

As I was pilfering through the Etsy listings a few months ago for 1940’s dresses, I happened upon this jumper, which had the words “Lindy Hop” in the item’s title. Something about this jumper does evoke Lindy Hop and the youthfulness of the swing era in the 1940’s, which made me think, “How appropriate to list this particular item with the words ‘Lindy Hop’ in the title!” I’m sure there are other communities that may be looking for 1940’s jumpers for adults, but something about this was just spot on for a Lindy Hopper (or at least this Lindy Hopper) to want and have in her wardrobe. Needless to say, it has been a match made in heaven. :)

Can this success be replicated by searching for items listed under “Lindy Hop” on Etsy? For the most part, yes. There are a few irrelevant items, such as some random non-swing era jewelry, a child’s dress, and some Hello Kitty hair clips (arguably dance functional, but not necessarily evoking Lindy Hop specifically); however, there were some really great listings and item associations with the phrase:

Shoe bags! A staple for most swing dancers I know.

Classic wide leg trousers - I can't say enough good things about the comfort and style of a good pair of wide leg trousers.

Wide leg adjustable back denim pants - again with the wide legs, and paired with an adorable blouse FTW!

A fantastic red skirt in wool crepe.

White 1930's peeptoe shoes with cutouts, size 7.5 - LOVE!

There's even some Lindy Hop photography for sale.

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3 responses to “Lindy Hop on Etsy

  1. I would think that you would have the good sense to give that girl with the Jitterbuggin shop a feature of her own. She clearly is a dancer and has some great designs – http://www.etsy.com/shop/Jitterbuggin

  2. It looks like you beat me to the punch – the traffic from my blog is already flowing heavily in Jitterbuggin’s direction.

  3. Oh, those peeptoes…be still, my heart!

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