Rice and Beans Vintage in the Press
Vintage Designer Shoes from Rice and Beans Vintage featured T MAGAZINE: The Women's Fashion Issue
Vintage T-Shirts from Rice and Beans Vintage Featured in T MAGAZINE: The Greats Issue
Beth Behrs wears Vintage Chanel Jewelry from Rice and Beans Vintage
Anine Bing in Vogue Spain wearing Vintage Chanel bags from Rice and Beans Vintage
But in 2004, after a couple of fairly successful years, Cellier, back in Maine and raising a child with special needs, was concerned that eBay was becoming saturated with vintage merchandise — not all of it authentic — and she felt its sterile, cookie-cutter environment was tamping down her passion. “When Jacob was born, I knew I wanted to stay home, have a creative outlet, and feel good about what I was doing,” she says, “and eBay wasn’t making me feel that way.”
I've been cheating a little bit on our favorite auction site (eBay) with the quirky online shop Rice and Beans Vintage.
Say hello to the latest addition to my Vintage Chanel bag collection.. It was love at first sight when I found it a couple of weeks ago on RICE AND BEANS VINTAGE. I just knew I had to get it. You know when you know, right? It’s so timeless and will give any outfit an interesting and feminine touch..
I have acquired tons of things from them. I love the hunt of finding something new for my collection and I love the recycled aspect too.
Someone recently told me they liked that all my Chanel bags were different and unique. Meaning, I wasn’t carrying the ubiquitous black quilted 2.55 flap bag. Not that there is anything wrong with the classic Chanel style but sometimes it’s fun to mix things up. My not so secret source for all my vintage Chanel bags is my sponsor Rice and Beans Vintage.
I’m in love. I found her at an online shop called Rice & Beans Vintage. The owner has been a client of mine for a number of years now (I told you, no one has better clients) so I have been stalking the site for some time now. Their selection is always well-curated, which helps when seeking out the perfect designer bag, and what I like most about it is that they have a layaway option for those who know the importance of an investment piece but don’t want to wipe out your bank account when taking the plunge.
Helena from Brooklyn Blonde with one of her Vintage Chanel bags from Rice and Beans Vintage
Originally started by rockstar mom, Sarah Korsiak Cellier, of Rice and Beans Vintage, who sought out to bring vintage Chanel to the masses, and masses she did. She personally oversees each bag’s fabric, quality, authenticity, cut and detail.
You’ve gone to great lengths for an unbeatable fashion find. There was that near fist fight over at Marc Jacobs last spring, and you are so that girl who threw an elbow at the Filene’s Basement sale. Occasionally though, Boston shops just don’t get all the right goods. At least now we can peek through the closets of our northerly neighbors at Riceandbeansvintage.com.
Sarah: Founder & Owner
Sarah Korisak Cellier
Owner & Stockist
My love of fashion & dressing up began with a Vintage 50s' red crinoline skirt from Screaming Mimi's in NYC at the age of 10. I begged my parents to take me to the now iconic vintage store because that was in fact the place Cyndi Lauper purchased her famous crinolines. The rest is history. Regardless of my phase in life, dressing up and putting together outfits became my passion. A shoe fanatic and vintage Chanel expert, I reside in Coastal Maine with my son & husband.
What our clients are saying
Hi Sarah, Wanted to let you know that my backpack arrived today And I couldn't be happier. The size and length of straps Worked out perfect with my height, as it does hang lower like you said. Just Love!
Hi Sarah, I received my FABULOUS Ferragamo scarf. Absolutely stunning!!!! I will be wearing it often. I will be checking your site for my next purchase.
Dear Sarah, I received and absolutely love my new chunky vintage ring with pearls! Absolutely lovely!! I wore it yesterday😀 My hubby even thought it was great;) Keep doing what you do!!! Your continued customer
Hi Sarah, I wanted to let you know the bag arrived yesterday and it is glorious, so much so that I arranged for a babysitter on Saturday so I could take my new Chanel baby out on a date!
Hi Sarah! Just wanted to say thank you SO much for excellent service! I just received the Chanel bag by mail and it looks perfect! Will send you a picture of it "in action" when I use it for the first time:-)
OMG !!!! Shut the front door !!!! Just received my Vintage , but brand new RED Chanel Red Bag…..LOVE LOVE LOVE !!! Thanks so much !!! Keep finding these wonderful Items for us Vintage , Chanel loving shoppers out there :)
The three beautiful pair of gloves I ordered, and a spare pair, arrived today, much to my delight. Thank you. You carry the most beautifully made accessories. The black pair with flowers sprinkled across the cuff are perfect for a favorite vintage jacket.
Hi Sarah, I received my Gucci jeans today and I have two words: IN LOVE 😍😍
"I received my box with the Hermes bag and the Missoni sweater set, and I am sooooo happy !!! You really are an AMAZING judge of beautiful, vintage pieces. I have shopped many places before, and your site truly has the most reliably fabulous pieces ! TRULY! You make my shopping so fun !! Thanks a million !"
"Thank you so much, the Chanel sequin flats are drop dead gorgeous! I will be buying more in the future."
"I have worn my Valentino wrap/scarf so many times...it goes with everything and I get so many compliments on it...I have taken it from coast-to-coast and response is always the same...thank you for offering such a lovely item. I love it!"
"Just to inform you that I have now received my order. The shoes are stunning and in excellent condition. They fit perfectly. I’m extremely happy! I shall certainly be visiting your website again. Many thanks!"
"Sarah, thank you again for everything, your service is amazing."
"I have just received the most beautiful pair of Chanel shoes. Thanks again for your great online vintage shop, I will be shopping there again soon."
"Just got the scarf.....EXQUISITE!!!!!!!!!!! Thank you so very very much!!!!! "
"Sarah: WOW. The dress is spectacular! I just want to never take it off. The size is perfect, too."
"Sarah, The earrings are drop dead gorgeous!! I will enjoy wearing them for years to come. Thank you!!"
"SARAH! YOU ROCK! I LOVE MY STUFF!!!!!! I LOVE YOUR STORE!!!!"
"The USPS box arrived safely to me and all of the items inside were just gorgeous! Everything was packaged nice and secure (no water damage or torn box), and all of the items fit me perfectly.
"IT ARRIVED THIS MORNING. ABSOLUTELY STUNNING! Thank you so very much. Look forward to many more delightful packages. "
"I received my coat last Monday and I almost died! Sooooo soft, gorgeous….I feel like a million bucks in it. So beautiful, thank you! I received so many compliments! Thanks again for everything! I am in LOVE. I wish I could sleep in it! "
"Dear Sarah, Got it. Wearing it. Loving it. It was beautifully described and in great condition. Thanks so much!"
"I have purchased a couple of bags from Sarah over the year and she has been the most patient and helpful with all my inquiries. Trusted website and trusted owner. I've not bought any vintage bags elsewhere ever since! Thanks again Sarah!"
The 401 Project
The 401 Project's Mission is to cure MECP2 Duplication Syndrome. As a mom of a son with Mecp2 Duplication Syndrome, this is a research charity that is close to my heart. Rice and Beans Vintage will hold yearly sales where a percentage of profits will go to The 401 Project. MECP2 Duplication Syndrome was discovered in 2005. It is a progressive neurological disorder, primarily affecting males. Common features include non-verbal communication, infantile hypotonia (low muscle tone), global developmental delay, intellectual impairment and/or autistic traits, recurrent deadly respiratory infections, and epilepsy. Other signs and symptoms include ataxia (wobbly movements), gastro-oesophageal reflux, severe constipation, aspiration, and feeding difficulties.
Sarah Korsiak Cellierriceandbeansvintage@gmail.com