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The Chramostas have built their international reputation utilizing their buying expertise, value, honesty, and integrity. They scour the globe in the quest to purchase the finest curated collection of authentic, timeless, luxury pieces. Each item they sell has been purchased personally and/or vetted by the couple, rather than offering products on a consignment model like many other sites. They offer a 100% authentic with an authenticity promise.

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The Vintage Contessa & Times Past & Times Past

The Vintage Contessa & Times Past & Times Past, an internationally recognized showroom based in Houston, is a one-stop, family run shop for high-end vintage and estate pieces. Dynamic husband and wife duo, Rob and Donae Cangelosi Chramosta, travel the world sourcing the finest estate jewelry, watches, designer handbags and accessories, GIA certified diamonds, rare coins, and antiquities that appeal to collectors around the globe.

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WHAT OUR CUSTOMERS HAVE TO SAY

This is the only place in Houston for quality vintage, high fashion jewelry, scarves and handbags. The staff is totally friendly, very professional and a complete pleasure to deal with. Rob and his beautiful wife are some of Houston’s best— friendly, knowledgeable, and totally fun. If I could give their boutique 10 Stars, I would. I’ve recommended to all of my best friends that a visit to The Vintage Contessa and Times Past is an experience one will not forget. And the treasures you might find are truly that— treasures!
Victor Riddle
Victor Riddle
19:17 19 Oct 19
I recently purchased a watch from Rob at Times Past and couldn't be happier about it. I walked into their beautiful showroom and was quickly greeted by his wonderful wife Donae. After looking at a few watches through the cases Rob immediately came up to me and asked me to tell him what I was looking for and informed me that the majority of his inventory is not out. After listening to my wants he quickly returned with 4-5 watches that exactly matched the criteria I expressed to him. I was given the pros about each style and also background information on specifications I had no idea I even needed to know. The entire process was extremely comfortable and I thank Rob for making me feel good about my purchase without the typical pressure sales that most jewelers apply. As I acquire new watches in the future I know that Rob will be the only person I purchase anything from. I highly recommend anyone to both Rob and Times Past!
Jordan Jennings
Jordan Jennings
20:13 23 Sep 19
Excellent transaction on a wonderful new Panerai. The watch is 15 years old and came as if it was manufactured yesterday. Very friendly staff and expedited delivery. Would recommend to anyone looking for the highest quality timepieces in new or near new condition.
Sergio Borgia
Sergio Borgia
01:11 11 Sep 19
Always have a great experience when visiting this gem of a spot, even when I'm simply there to browse. The staff are helpful, knowledgeable, and very kind. If you are looking for some unique pieces to add to your collections, this is your place!
Sarah Fard
Sarah Fard
21:17 27 Aug 19
Designer lovers listen up!!! This hidden gem of houston has got all that you could ever dream of! Not only are the pieces in incredible condition but the service is beyond outstanding! Everything is 100% authenticated and the staff really knows what they’re talking about. The prices they give are extremely fair compared to other places I’ve been. I went in the buy my dream Chanel bag and walked out a happy lady without any second thoughts. Trust me on this. I can’t wait to go back!
Kasey Lemmon
Kasey Lemmon
04:05 27 Aug 19
Designer lovers listen up!!! This hidden gem of houston has got all that you could ever dream of! Not only are the pieces in incredible condition but the service is beyond outstanding! Everything is 100% authenticated and the staff really knows what they’re talking about. The prices they give are extremely fair compared to other places I’ve been. I went in the buy my dream Chanel bag and walked out a happy lady without any second thoughts. Trust me on this. I can’t wait to go back!
Kasey Lemmon
Kasey Lemmon
04:05 27 Aug 19
Fantastic service through and through, came to sell a Rolex and ended up trading up. Saw a Daytona I liked and they showed me plenty of options and know their watches!Would absolutely recommend to anyone looking to sell or buy a luxury item.
Adam Farrar
Adam Farrar
23:51 26 Aug 19
Fantastic service through and through, came to sell a Rolex and ended up trading up. Saw a Daytona I liked and they showed me plenty of options and know their watches!Would absolutely recommend to anyone looking to sell or buy a luxury item.
Adam Farrar
Adam Farrar
23:51 26 Aug 19
I love Visiting and buying the best bags and jewelry at The Vintage Contessa. Donae and Rob are the nicest people! They are not only great business people but fun to be around! I highly recommend you visit their store.
Tricia Oliver
Tricia Oliver
21:26 26 Aug 19
Diamonds, jewelry, purses...oh my! Times Past & Vintage Contessa is a one stop shop for every gal’s wish list! Rob secured the diamonds and helped design a new ring, taking my original ring and making a keepsake pendant and earrings that I treasure. I have purchased scarf for my MIL, an Hermès bracelet for a dear friend; it’s a wonderful place to shop for all the special people in your life without paying crazy retail prices. Go visit soon!
Kelli Bridges
Kelli Bridges
19:45 21 Aug 19
Diamonds, jewelry, purses...oh my! Times Past & Vintage Contessa is a one stop shop for every gal’s wish list! Rob secured the diamonds and helped design a new ring, taking my original ring and making a keepsake pendant and earrings that I treasure. I have purchased scarf for my MIL, an Hermès bracelet for a dear friend; it’s a wonderful place to shop for all the special people in your life without paying crazy retail prices. Go visit soon!
Kelli Bridges
Kelli Bridges
19:45 21 Aug 19
Excellent service
般若
般若
19:37 03 Nov 18
Lindsay Davies
Lindsay Davies
22:16 24 Oct 18
Gary Ozaeta
Gary Ozaeta
09:19 23 Dec 17
Fantastic seller of high end watches and handbags
Kevin Otto
Kevin Otto
20:00 11 Nov 17

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Our growing family of satisfied customers across the globe know that at Vintage Contessa & Times Past, we buy designer handbags and jewelry in pristine condition. We not only offer clients the ability to get cash out of their initial investments, but also offer in-store credit for individuals looking to trade in an item and upgrade to a new style or designer. Vintage Contessa & Times Past & Times Past team has discerning taste and features a full array of gorgeous and tasteful handbags from designers such as Louis Vuitton, Chanel, Hermes and many others.

Clients love to buy and sell high-end luxury handbags and jewelry with us because they know we offer:

  •     Guaranteed authenticity on all items we sell
  •     A rigorous inspection process to ensure you receive a top quality item
  •     An extensive selection of world-class designer products
  •     A collection full of limited edition, one-of-a-kind and hard-to-find items
  •     Fair pricing, deep discounts and more

We buy designer jewelry, including watches, from a full range of world-class manufacturers including, but not limited to : Audemars Piguet, Breitling, Bvlgari, Cartier, Chanel, Hermes, Louis Vuitton, Omega, Panerai, Patek Philippe, Rolex, Tag Heuer, Tiffany & Co, Tudor and, Van Cleef & Arpels.