Celebrate Betsey Johnson's birthday by shopping these hard-to-find vintage pieces
Shopping for a one-of-a-kind vintage Betsey Johnson piece? Look no further than Etsy for all her best old-school looks.
If you’re all about that colorful Betsey life, chances are you’ve got a closet full of animal print, pinks and reds, dots, and bows. Betsey Johnson‘s first fashion line debuted decades ago, and she’s still going strong. However, many fashionistas regard the ’80s and ’90s as the designer’s heyday. Pieces from those eras are highly coveted, but if you know where to look, you might be able to score yourself a rare piece.
Enter Etsy. The site’s vintage category contains many colorful treasures from the designer’s collection, punk label line, brand collabs, and diffusion lines. Unfortunately, because the pieces are vintage and designer, sizes tend to run smaller, and it’s hard to find larger sizes. Still, there are tons of bags, jewelry, and accessories bearing Betsey’s classic flair.
In honor of the designer’s birthday, we’ve rounded up a few for your perusal.
1Betsey Johnson Graphic Cotton Bubble Dress (Size Large)
Bubble butt or not, this frock will make that booty pop.
2Betsey Johnson Marilyn Monroe Pop Art Tunic Pullover
It’s like a Warhol art piece that you can wear.
3Betsey Johnson Glitter Star Polly Mules (Size 7)
Every bombshell needs a pair of sexy slide mules.
4Betsey Johnson “Love” Turquoise Heart Cropped Cardigan (Size Small)
Love is all you need…and this sweater.
5Betsey Johnson Parrot Earrings
These statement earrings will be a conversation starter.
6Betsey Johnson Bejeweled Black Chelsea Boot (Size 7.5)
Have some flair for your feet.
7Betsey Johnson Plaid Schoolgirl Fit & Flare Punk Dress
A puffy petticoat AND it has pockets!
8Betsey Johnson Velvet Animal Print Fitted Mini Dress (Size 4)
Giving us Alabama from True Romance vibes.
9Betsey Johnson Velvet Rose Print Strappy Wedge Platforms (Size 8.5)
A little on the spendy side, but they’re in pristine condition and look absolutely stunning.
10Betsey Johnson Pink Cat Face Wristlet
Stash your cash in this kitty cat.
11Betsey Johnson Leopard Vampire Marilyn Monroe Hot Pink Peplum Dress (Size Small)
This dress has a lot going on, but we love it.
12Betsey Johnson Pink Houndstooth Extra Large Carry On Wheeled Tote
Stash all your new vintage treasures in this spacious duffel.
13Betsey Johnson for Candies Black Wood Mules (Size 9)
Leopard print pony hair and metal studs are so ’90s.
14Betsey Johnson 1980’s Punk Label Foot Print Cut-Out Sweater Dress
This easy pullover is one size fits most.
15Betsey Johnson Vintage 1950’s Style Polka Dot Swing Dress (Size 10/Large)
Be a pinup at the picnic.
16Betsey Johnson Faux Snakeskin Coat With Faux Fur Collar and Cuffs (Size Medium)
It’s the coat you need to complete your Marla Singer from Fight Club Halloween costume.
17Betsey Johnson Polka Dot Dress (Size 4)
Minnie Mouse would rock it.
18Betsey Johnson Punk Label Re-issue Spice Up Your Life Knit Dress (Size Medium)
Get a head start on your winter wardrobe with this quirky knitted piece.
19Betsey Johnson Bling Necklace
Add some sparkle to your outfit with this necklace.
20Betsey Johnson Striped Babydoll Skater Dress (Size Medium)
A comfy, easy-to-rock little black (and pink) dress.
21Betsey Johnson Leopard Print Babydoll Dress (Size Medium)
Happy hunting, Betsey fans!