VINTAGES is our shop in downtown Los Gatos, California. We offer distinctive gifts, home decor and antiques, in a friendly, full-service store. Visit us at VINTAGES, 130C N. Santa Cruz Ave., Los Gatos, CA 95030 • 408-399-9090.
Susan and Bob Bortfeld opened Vintages of Los Gatos in April of 2003. Susan and Bob have combined their diverse strengths with their common love of art and antiques to create a shop unlike any other. Take one part of antiques with one part of distinctive gifts, mix in some handcrafted art, and you have Vintages. Susan and Bob bring a high level of personal service and knowledge that makes Vintages even more special.
Vintages offers a broad line of decorative paper and ribbon, and art crafted using these elements. This is the realm of Susan, who at an early age found herself enthralled with beautiful paper and ribbon. Susan and Bob met while Susan was working in sales and marketing for a semiconductor company in Silicon Valley. Shortly after they got married, Susan opened her first shop, Mrs. B’s Baskets, which catered to the need for specialty gifts at the corporate, professional and personal levels.
After thirteen successful years, Susan moved on to the world of antiques. Bob, a former corporate executive in Silicon Valley, joined her when he retired in 1997. Both Susan and Bob have been collectors for years, so this was a natural fit. The couple rented space in antique shops, which afforded them the time to travel and go on the hunt for antiques.
Bob, an avid corkscrew and Hawaiiana collector, has taken charge of the antique side of the shop. Over the past decade in the antique business, the Bortfelds have put together an eclectic collection of vintage jewelry, estate silver, vanity accessories and perfume bottles. To keep the inventory fresh and diverse, Bob regularly brings in unique collections to augment the regular antique inventory.
In 2003, the idea of having a shop of their own came along. So Vintages was born. Vintages of Los Gatos has just celebrated its sixth anniversary. When the Bortfelds opened Vintages in 2003 they wanted to offer fine antiques and gifts that are distinct and unique. That tradition continues today, six years later, with a great selection of estate silver and vintage jewelry complimented by many hand crafted items, elegant gifts, beautiful ribbons and decorative papers.
Recognizing the importance of internet sales and marketing, Vintages now offers some products online and plan to expand that offering in the near future. Since this is a two-person shop, some of these changes take time. However, Susan and Bob like it that way. At Vintages the customer can expect a changing array of items, but a consistent attention to detail and service.
We have been collectors forever and started our antiques business in 1996. Los Gatos is a wonderful town and we would love to have you stop in if you visit Los Gatos.