Vintage Contessa Times Past Living The Authentic Life Podcast


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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

The Vintage Contessa & 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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Cheers to all the strong beautiful women working hard to give back to our community and dressing their best while doing it! 💃🥂🌎🫶.

#livingauthentically #liveauthentic #livingtheauthenticlife #choosejoy #livingbestlife #purposedriven #dothework #makeadifference #livingyourbestlife #authenticlife #authenticlifestyle
#dresswithpurpose #dressforsuccess #girlboss #luxurystyle #dressfortheoccasion #bestdressed #hermesbirkin #crocodilebirkin #crocodilebag #birkin25

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It's #wackywatchwednesday and today we're talking about the often misunderstood #quartzwatches ⌚️⌚️⌚️ Most people don't believe Rolex ever made them, but Rolex actually made 2 #Oysterquartz models - a Datejust and Day-Date. 💯 Because they were retired over a decade ago, these models are incredibly rare and highly sought after. 🕵️‍♂️ If you're a #rolexcollector, you're gonna want to check out the #rolexoysterquartz #watches we just got in 🔥 ...

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#Houston—we have a scarf! 🚀🧣 We are thrilled to announce the official launch of the Vintage Contessa Houston, TX Silk Scarf Benefitting Astrodome Conservancy‼️ This 100% silk twill scarf was designed in collaboration with @RokiSilkDesign & artist @fashionart_Saba. $50 of each purchase will be given to the @AstrodomeConservancy in an effort to bring the #Astrodome back to Life. 💙🧡 This item is currently is available in a very limited quantity - contact us to get yours now! 🇨🇱🇨🇱🇨🇱 ...

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Soon the leaves will change🍁, and so will our wardrobes...🌬️🧥 Each September, autumn reminds us that some changes are beautiful. And each week, our new arrivals remind us of the same thing! 🔥 Today we have #Rolexexplorer #watches ⌚️ and a dreamy pink #chaneltweed bag💗 There's nothing like a fabulous fall #accessory to help you embrace the magic of sweater weather. 💯 ...

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NY Fashion Week 💃 is one of the most exciting weeks in the fashion world🌎. What better way to celebrate🍾 than entering the the captivating world of Nina Magon at the official launch of her Interior Design coffee table book, EVOKE @bebitalia #nyc🗽‼️

Nina's distinct vision👀 encompasses not only interior design and architecture but also fashion👗 and travel✈️. Beautifully showcasing these elements while seamlessly integrating them, Nina inspires beyond interior design👩🏼‍🎨.

In celebration🥂 of Nina's influence of high fashion 💎and her adoration of luxurious furniture🛋️, we were thrilled to support her collaboration with the iconic Italian🇮🇹 furniture group B&B Italia and the renowned global fashion house #Balmain for this exclusive launch. Together, amidst the glamor🫦 and prestige✨ of New York Fashion Week, we immersed ourselves in their collaborative showcase where the worlds🗺️ of fashion and interior design came together together with opulence👑 and splendor.💥

#livingtheauthenticlife #connection #livingyourbestlife #comealive #authenticlife #authenticlifestyle #forbeswomen #luxurytravel #luxurylifestyle #luxurystyle #travelstyle #dresswithpurpose #dressforsuccess #mogul #mogulmindset #dressfortheoccasion #hermesbirkin #crocodilebirkin #birkin25 #birkincroco #birkinbag #hermesstyle #balmainarmy #balmainparis #nyfw2023

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What a Fri-YAY🎉 after attending the Forbes Women Summit…In a word…POWERFUL💥…from the speakers, to the attendees, to the location🗽 and space… the energy⚡️ was “something spectacular for the soul”‼️

It’s simply extraordinary☄️ to attend an event that leaves you feeling so empowered✨ to reflect and discover new perspectives, that you come alive🔥. We left inspired to dig even deeper in our commitment to live a life of purpose. ♾️

As we listened to the speakers🗣️ and shared our own stories of victories and defeats🙇‍♀️, our connections were enhanced by the shared pain of overcoming adversity🏋️‍♀️. When we collectively commit to unite through the discomfort, we harness a REAL power🪫 that rises in a way that we create REAL change.

Cheers🥂 to coming alive and living the authentic life…united…powerful and ever rising.💯

#livingauthentically #liveauthentic #livingtheauthenticlife #choosejoy #livingbestlife #purposedriven #dothework #makeadifference #ikegai #connection #connectwithyourself #livingyourbestlife #comealive #authenticlife #authenticlifestyle #forbeswomen #luxurytravel #luxurylifestyle #luxurystyle #travelstyle #dresswithpurpose #dressforsuccess #girlboss #girlbosslife #mogul #mogulmindset #dressfortheoccasion

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Missoni has been a brand that I've admired since I was a young girl👧🫶 Being Italian, they were the ultimate symbol of proud tradition as a family-owned fashion label. 🇮🇹 Their ads didn't just feature beautiful models, they showcased generations—from grandparents to kids—always reflecting the essence of Italy. 👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 It was so special to get to meet the incredible #Missoni family in such an intimate way. Not only did I pick up some fabulous new pieces 🛍️, but I also got to be reminded of my own big Italian family. 💚🤍❤️ La famiglia e tutto 🥂 ...

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We've all heard about #breakfastatTiffanys but dinner at Tiffany's takes it to a whole new level! 🍽️🌀💍🏬 We had such a fabulous time at @Tiffanyandco's @BlueBoxCafeNYC, and getting a special tour of the #GivenchyCouture x #TiffanyandCo collaboration felt like the ultimate Audrey Hepburn moment 🕶👩🏻😍 Of course we couldn't forget #wackywatchwednesday ⌚️—this week we have some incredible #newarrivals in perfect #tiffanystyle—a yellow gold #tiffanyandcowatch and a #tiffanyblue #RolexOysterPerpetual 💙💙 DM us for details! ...

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Where fashion meets the city that never sleeps. #NYFW 🚕🌆 Real talk—#FashionWeek can get chaotic. Whether you’re running from show to show📸, shopping newly released collections🛍️, or connecting with friends in town👯‍♀️, keeping up with the newest trends is hard work!💯 We are enjoying every #newyorkminute—from the @Zara x @StevenMeiselOfficial pop up 🖤🤍 to a sneak peak at spring🌸 with @christylynncollection to #falltrends @Bergdorfs 🍂—so excited to share all the #styleinspo with you 🔥🙌 ...

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As I fly to NYC today on 9-11, I am taking time to reflect and honor🏅 the memories of those who lost their lives🗽. They chose courage, unity, and valor🎖️over fear. We pray 🙏 for the families and loved ones who continue to feel the loss💔.

Each can do our own part by showing kindness and support ❤️‍🩹for those who sacrificed their lives on that fateful day. As a united compassionate community & country🇺🇸, we can do our part by reaching out to those in need 🤝and contribute to the well-being of our community by giving our time and talent🥰.

We must remind ourselves that even in the face of tragedy…love ❤️can triumph over hate, and hope will emerge from darkness🎆.

May we #neverforget‼️

#livingauthentically #liveauthentic #livingtheauthenticlife #choosejoy #livingbestlife #purposedriven
#dothework #makeadifference #ikegai #connection #connectwithyourself #livingyourbestlife #comealive #authenticlife #authenticlifestyle

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Sell Your Luxury Handbags and Jewelry Today for Top Dollar

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 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.

Shop a Premium Selection of Luxury Watches

Attracting customers from around the world, The Vintage Contessa & Times Past is known as the premium designer watch store in Houston, TX. We offer a truly unique and ever-changing selection of vintage as well as newer pre-owned timepieces for men and women from names like:

And more. Our pre-owned luxury watches, all come with our Authenticity Guarantee and a warranty. Vintage Contessa is proud of the reputation we’ve earned around the world over more four decades with both buyers and sellers for honesty, integrity and value. That’s why many of our clients do business with us again and again.