What are the differences between antiques, collectibles, vintage, mid-century modern, and retro?

Antique items are over 100 years old.

Collectibles are items that are worth more than their original price tag because of rarity or popularity. Examples: antiques, vintage apparel, toys, coins, comic books, stamps.

Vintage items are between 20 and 99 years old and exhibit specific, recognizable qualities that speak of the era or decade in which they were produced.

Mid-Century Modern items were made during the United States’s post-World War II period, from the 1940s through the 1970s. This style is defined by minimalistic, uncluttered lines, and simple, organic, or geometric shapes with bold pops of color.

Retro items are between 15 to 20 years old and are considered derivative or imitative of previous trends, fashions, designs, or styles. “Retro” can also be applied to items from the 1950s, 1960s, or 1970s that have become fashionable again.

How and from where do you source your vintage items?

One of my favorite adventures when I travel the world is hunting down vintage pieces to share on Bloom and Prosper. Because we are based in Kauai, Hawaii, many items are Pacific-island, Hawaii, or Kauai sourced. Products are organic, fair trade, ethically-made, cruelty-free, and zero-waste.

How do I calculate shipping for my order?

Shipping is free for any U.S. order. International shipping cost is based on your location and will be calculated at checkout. We ship worldwide using recycled and/or eco-friendly materials!

What are your return or exchange policies?

Due to the nature of vintage items, all sales are final. Before you purchase, be sure to check the pictures and descriptions, and ask if you have questions. We take great care to offer high-quality items in excellent condition that are expertly and accurately represented so you can be confident in and happy with your purchase.

I'm excited to receive my vintage items! How can I track my order?

You’ll need your order number and the email address used to place the order. Click here.