Inspired by my family’s vacations at the beach on New York’s Long Island, Petrie Point Designs makes what is old new again. It’s the point where past and present meet; where vintage becomes modern; where an everyday item becomes a work of art.
During my childhood, my family spent summers out on the North Fork of Long Island. My parents would pack up the family in the station wagon and drive East to spend July and August at a lovely summer rental in the sleepy seaside village of Greenport, Long Island.
Before the North Fork turned into Long Island wine country, the area was comprised of vast potato fields that stretched out toward the shore. Vacation for my family meant—as our parents reminded us “no TV, radio or telephone.” And surprisingly this never bothered us kids
we spent our summer at the beach surrounded by the smells of sunscreen, sand and surf.
The house we rented was set right on the tip of an inlet on Shelter Island Bay, and so my father, Donald J. Petrie, decided to bestow our family name on this spot we all loved so much. He dubbed it “Petrie Point.” My happy memories of Petrie Point are what built my enduring love for the shore.
Fast-forward to the present: My husband, two children, beach-loving dog and I have been lucky enough to follow in my parents’ footsteps and own a house on Shelter Island, NY that overlooks Petrie Point. We love the timeless familiarity and feeling the island has to offer. It is my inspiration behind Petrie Point Designs. I hope each piece I create communicates this same feeling of warmth and happy memories to those that enjoy them—and for those that love to be surrounded by playful yet chic design.
Susan Petrie-Badertscher, founder
Petrie Point Designs are authentic, vintage bathing suits from the 1920s to the 1960s that are beautifully framed and made into timeless works of art. Since all Petrie Point Designs have their own unique character and history, there may be slight imperfections on some of the pieces. However, the imperfections are what make each one so real and memorable.
Perfect for your home, beach house, hotel, restaurant, or as a gift, Petrie Point Designs can be customized by frame and fabric matte if preferred.
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Ideal for the nursery/child's room, a baby shower gift, or just to satisfy your youthful yearning, PPD also has a collection of pint-size designs featuring vintage one-of-a-kind infant and children's clothing and framed collectibles. From antique toddler boxing gloves and playful nautical rompers to cherished toys, the pint-size collection will add a touch of whimsy and charm to any interior.
The Petrie Point Design collection is constantly being updated with new items. If you are looking for something specific (color, style, era, etc.) please let us know. Although rare items sell quickly, we keep them posted on our site so that if you see a piece you must have tell us about it and we will work to find a close match. Chances are we may have something similar to what you are looking for!