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    Vintage 1960s Black Lilli Ann Dress & Cape Ensemble- New! Vintage 1960s Black Lilli Ann Dress & Cape Ensemble- New! Quick View
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    Measurements

    Size: Small

    Dress
    Bust: 36 inches + 91 cm

    Waist: 30 inches + 76 cm

    Hips: 36 inches + 91 cm

    Natural Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 15 inches + 38 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder: 39 inches + 99 cm 

    Hem Length: 3 inches + 8 cm

    Zipper Length: 22 inches + 56 cm

    Cape

    Bust: 38 inches + 96.5 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder: 39 inches + 99 cm 

    Note: Measurements are taken from outside, flat and stretched from seam to seam. This is the maximum size allowable, so please consider individual fit and comfort.

     

    Description

    * Spectacular commercially made black wool knit dress and coat ensemble

    * Classic 1960s A-line silhouette

    * Black cape with wide lapel collar and slit openings for arms

    * Single-breasted and fastened with contrasting cream fabric buttons

    * Cape is edged with cream trim on the collar, front opening and the hemline

    * Black dress with rounded neckline and long sleeves

    * Dress cuffs are trimmed with cream piping and cream fabric buttons

    * The dropped waist on the dress is trimmed with identical piping

    * Both dress and coat fully lined in black acetate

    * Label reads Lilli Ann Knit


    Lilli Ann
    This famous American label was registered in 1933 by Adolf Schuman. Fabrics were specially imported from France and Italy, many made expressly for Lilli Ann. These fabrics were bought from mainly small textile companies that were in dire financial straits after the war and in danger of closing. As a result, Schuman was credited with saving many of these from financial ruin and in official recognition for his services was awarded Medals of Honour from both France and Italy.  On the other hand, the Lilli Ann customer knew that their suits, coats and dresses were made of the highest quality, hand-loomed fabric. Lilli Ann was also recognised for its innovative designs and quality construction. The label received the Gold Medal in Fashion Design, America's highest award in fashion. Nowadays, there is very high demand for this label from collectors and fashionistas from around the world. It must be said that this label is one of my all-time favourites as many of my customers know...:)

     

    Condition 

    Excellent. 

    No notable flaws that I can see - looks like it was never worn. 

    Please note that these are vintage items that have been used and loved over the years, As such, they may display slight evidence of their age. Any notable flaws above and beyond this will be highlighted here.

     

    Comment 

    This rare Lilli Ann Ensemble is immaculate straight from the home of a Lilli Ann collector. This is an exceptional piece. . Please drop us a line if you require additional information about this listing.

     

    Shop Policies

    COVID-19

    Unfortunately, the pandemic has resulted in a backlog of parcels worldwide. Our local Postal Service continues to operate at increased capacity and assures us that packages will arrive at their destination, albeit with a noticeably longer timeframe.

    We now offer an alternate express delivery service via DHL for those of you who want your packages more expediently. This option is currently delivering packages within a seven-day timeframe from collection.

    Availability
    This item is within our selling stock. In the unlikely event that two buyers purchase this item concurrently, payment will be immediately refunded to the latter purchaser. We apologise in advance should this rare circumstance arise.


    Postage
    We make every effort to post your item within 1-3 days of payment. Should a circumstance arise where we are unable to post within this timeframe (eg we are away at a fair) we will contact you immediately. Please note that our postage charges are based on standard international and domestic air packages - all with tracking. If you want to upgrade to express postage or require insurance, please contact us prior to checkout and we will adjust the rates accordingly.

     

    LayBys/Layaways
    Yes we do offer flexible layby/layaway options and are open to negotiation as to the time period. Obviously, the more expensive the item the longer the time you will have to finalise payment. Contact us to see how accommodating we can be :)

    Alterations
    Obviously, as these are one- off pieces, the fit may not be quite what you need. To this end, we also offer an alteration service by professional seamstresses. Please shoot us an email outlining what you want and we will quickly respond with a quote and timeframe. Costs are kept to a minimum for this service.

    Special Orders
    If you are looking for something that you don't currently find in our shop - let us know we may be able to help you with a special listing!

    Photography
    Our photos are taken with a mix of studio and ambient lighting. Whilst we take care with the colour balance of our photos, individual computer monitors register colours differently depending on their calibration. If you want the exact colour shade drop us a line and we will give you the Universal Pantone colours that match the item.

     

  • Late 1950s - Early 1960s Pink Floral Designer Dress- New! Late 1950s - Early 1960s Pink Floral Designer Dress- New! Quick View
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    • Late 1950s - Early 1960s Pink Floral Designer Dress- New!
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    Late 1950s - Early 1960s Pink Floral Designer Dress- New!

    $290.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Small

    Bust: 34 inches + 86 cm

    Waist: 26  inches +66 cm

    Hips: open

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 16 inches + 41 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder: 43 inches + 109 cm 

    Zipper Length: 14 inches +36 cm

    Hem Length: balloon hem

    Note: Measurements are taken from outside, flat and stretched from seam to seam. This is the maximum size allowable, so please consider individual fit and comfort.

     

    Description

    * Lovely late 1950s to early 1960s commercially made dress

    * Fabric is a cranberry coloured wool blend

    * Classic silhouette with a fitted waist and full skirt

    * Bodice with long sleeves and rounded neckline that dips low in back

    * Rolled self-collar follows the neckline and opens at the back

    * Skirt is gathered at the waist and features a balloon hemline

     * Unlined bodice and fully-lined skirt

    * Back metal zipper with hook and eye closure

    * Label reads Jerry Gilden

    Jerry Gilden was a maker of moderately-priced women’s ready-to-wear from the mid 1940s through to the 1960s. The company was one of the top five producers of women’s dresses in the United States. At the peak of production, the label was producing over a million garments a year. 

    The in-house costume designer, Giselle, was responsible for designing the dresses and separates that made the Gilden name famous. After her death in 1952, Gilden took as his partners Sayde and Abe Weinberg, with Sayde becoming the designer of the Jerry Gilden lines. The firm ceased production in 1960. Because of their construction and styling, the label is keenly sought after by today's vintage fashion collectors and lovers.

     

    Condition 

    Excellent. 

    No notable flaws that I can see - in wonderful condition for its age. 

    Please note that these are vintage items that have been used and loved over the years, As such, they may display slight evidence of their age. Any notable flaws above and beyond this will be highlighted here.

     

    Comment 

    Beautiful and elegant dress, the colour is gorgeous too!  Please drop us a line if you require additional information about this listing.

     

    Shop Policies

    COVID-19

    Unfortunately, the pandemic has resulted in a backlog of parcels worldwide. Our local Postal Service continues to operate at increased capacity and assures us that packages will arrive at their destination, albeit with a noticeably longer timeframe.

    We now offer an alternate express delivery service via DHL for those of you who want your packages more expediently. This option is currently delivering packages within a seven-day timeframe from pick-up.

    Availability
    This item is within our selling stock. In the unlikely event that two buyers purchase this item concurrently, payment will be immediately refunded to the latter purchaser. We apologise in advance should this rare circumstance arise.


    Postage
    We make every effort to post your item within 1-3 days of payment. Should a circumstance arise where we are unable to post within this timeframe (eg we are away at a fair) we will contact you immediately. Please note that our postage charges are based on standard international and domestic air packages - all with tracking. If you want to upgrade to express postage or require insurance, please contact us prior to checkout and we will adjust the rates accordingly.

    LayBys/Layaways
    Yes we do offer flexible layby/layaway options and are open to negotiation as to the time period. Obviously, the more expensive the item the longer the time you will have to finalise payment. Contact us to see how accommodating we can be :)

    Alterations
    Obviously, as these are one- off pieces, the fit may not be quite what you need. To this end, we also offer an alteration service by professional seamstresses. Please shoot us an email outlining what you want and we will quickly respond with a quote and timeframe. Costs are kept to a minimum for this service.

    Special Orders
    If you are looking for something that you don't currently find in our shop - let us know we may be able to help you with a special listing!

    Photography
    Our photos are taken with a mix of studio and ambient lighting. Whilst we take care with the colour balance of our photos, individual computer monitors register colours differently depending on their calibration. If you want the exact colour shade drop us a line and we will give you the Universal Pantone colours that match the item.

     

     

     

  • Early 1960s Brown Checkerboard Print Dress- New! Early 1960s Brown Checkerboard Print Dress- New! Quick View
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    • Early 1960s Brown Checkerboard Print Dress- New!
    • Early 1960s Brown Checkerboard Print Dress- New!
    • Early 1960s Brown Checkerboard Print Dress- New!

    Early 1960s Brown Checkerboard Print Dress- New!

    $260.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Small

    Bust: 36 inches + 91 cm

    Waist: 26 - 27 inches + 66 - 69 cm

    Hips: open

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 15 inches + 38 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder: 42 inches + 107 cm 

    Zipper Length: 14 inches + 36 cm

    Hem Length: 2 inches + 5 cm

    Seam Allowance: 1 inch + 2.5 cm (per side)

    Note: Measurements are taken from outside, flat and stretched from seam to seam. This is the maximum size allowable. As the zipper does not open to the top please allow yourself sufficient room to manoeuvre on and off.

     

    Description

    * Lovely late 1950s to early 1960s dress

    * Fabric is cotton designed with brown, mushroom pink & white squares with black

    * Classic silhouette with a fitted waist and full skirt

    * Bodice is sleeveless with a contrasting notched collar in white cotton

    * Skirt is full and gathered at the waist

    * Closed-in metal zipper at centre back

     * Unlined, serged seams with handstitched hem

    * Unlabelled

     

    Condition 

    Excellent.  No notable flaws that I can see - the hem needs restitching in one place and a back seam has unravelled a few stitches but other than that she is great condition, fabric is bright and crisp.

    Please note that these are vintage items that have been used and loved over the years, As such, they may display slight evidence of their age. Any notable flaws above and beyond this will be highlighted here.

     

    Comment 

    Really pretty dress in fabulous colour combination topped off brilliantly with that wide white collar. Please drop us a line if you require additional information about this listing.

     

    Shop Policies

    COVID-19

    Unfortunately, the pandemic has resulted in a backlog of parcels worldwide. Our local Postal Service continues to operate at increased capacity and assures us that packages will arrive at their destination, albeit with a noticeably longer timeframe.

    We now offer an alternate express delivery service via DHL for those of you who want your packages more expediently. This option is currently delivering packages within a seven-day timeframe from pick-up.

    Availability
    This item is within our selling stock. In the unlikely event that two buyers purchase this item concurrently, payment will be immediately refunded to the latter purchaser. We apologise in advance should this rare circumstance arise.


    Postage
    We make every effort to post your item within 1-3 days of payment. Should a circumstance arise where we are unable to post within this timeframe (eg we are away at a fair) we will contact you immediately. Please note that our postage charges are based on standard international and domestic air packages - all with tracking. If you want to upgrade to express postage or require insurance, please contact us prior to checkout and we will adjust the rates accordingly.

    LayBys/Layaways
    Yes we do offer flexible layby/layaway options and are open to negotiation as to the time period. Obviously, the more expensive the item the longer the time you will have to finalise payment. Contact us to see how accommodating we can be :)

    Alterations
    Obviously, as these are one- off pieces, the fit may not be quite what you need. To this end, we also offer an alteration service by professional seamstresses. Please shoot us an email outlining what you want and we will quickly respond with a quote and timeframe. Costs are kept to a minimum for this service.

    Special Orders
    If you are looking for something that you don't currently find in our shop - let us know we may be able to help you with a special listing!

    Photography
    Our photos are taken with a mix of studio and ambient lighting. Whilst we take care with the colour balance of our photos, individual computer monitors register colours differently depending on their calibration. If you want the exact colour shade drop us a line and we will give you the Universal Pantone colours that match the item.

     

     

     

  • Late 1950s to Early 1960s Red Plaid Cotton Dress- New! Late 1950s to Early 1960s Red Plaid Cotton Dress- New! Quick View
    • Late 1950s to Early 1960s Red Plaid Cotton Dress- New!
    • Late 1950s to Early 1960s Red Plaid Cotton Dress- New!
    • Late 1950s to Early 1960s Red Plaid Cotton Dress- New!
    • Late 1950s to Early 1960s Red Plaid Cotton Dress- New!

    Late 1950s to Early 1960s Red Plaid Cotton Dress- New!

    $280.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Small

    Bust: 36 inches + 91 cm

    Waist: 27 - 28 inches + 69 - 71 cm

    Hips: open

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 15 inches + 38 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder: 42 inches + 107 cm 

    Zipper Length: none

    Hem Length: 5 inches + 13 cm

    Seam Allowance: 0.5 inches + 1.25 cm (per side)

    Note: Measurements are taken from outside, flat and stretched from seam to seam. This is the maximum size allowable, so please consider individual fit and comfort.

     

    Description

    * Lovely late 1950s to early 1960s commercially made dress

    * Fabric is shagbark cotton - a nobby weave textured cotton 

    * Pattern is a red plaid with black and light red stripes

    * Classic silhouette with a fitted waist and full skirt

    * Round jewel collar with shirtfront closure from neckline to below the waist

    * Red button closure to waist and hook and eye and snaps below

    * Bodice has short sleeves with tiny gathers at the waist that looks like it's elasticized but it's rigid 

    * Skirt is full with knife pleats 

     * Unlined, pinked seams with handstitched hem

    * Label reads Lanz Originals

    Lanz was started in Salzburg, Austria in 1922, by Josef Lanz and Fritz Mahler to supply traditional costumes for Austrians attending the Salzburg music festival. They noted their costumes were also bought by tourists (Americans) traveling to Austria in the 1920s and early 1930s.

    In the mid 1930s, Josef Lanz left Austria, leaving the company there in the hands of other family members, and went to New York, where he opened a new branch of the business in 1936. About this time the hallmark Lanz heart appeared on Lanz labels. After the war, Lanz expanded their business to create fashions that were inspired by traditional Austrian folkwear, but followed the lines of current fashions.

    Lanz of California was established in the 1940s, and they began to manufacture Austrian-inspired clothing in the US. By the early 1950s, the Lanz of California label was owned by Nornie and Werner Scharff, and the European and American companies were totally independent of one another. Their chief designer was Nornie Scharff, and she and Werner spent a great deal of time each year in Europe buying fabrics. By 1978, there were two Lanz companies in the US, Lanz Originals, which was still making dresses, and Lanz of Salzburg, a sleepwear maker. Around 2001, Lanz Originals stopped production.

    The USA label seems to have changed in 1956, and a copyright date was put on that label. The 1957 date has been found on garments dating to the early 1960s, so please note that the copyright seems to be for the label design, not for the actual garment. (Courtesy of the Vintage Fashion Guild)

     

    Condition 

    Excellent. 

    No notable flaws that I can see - a tiny bit of crushing to the velvet but hard to notice due to its lustre and a couple of loose threads. It's really in wonderful condition for its age. The coat is beautifully finished and can almost be worn with the lurex on the outside.

    Please note that these are vintage items that have been used and loved over the years, As such, they may display slight evidence of their age. Any notable flaws above and beyond this will be highlighted here.

     

    Comment 

    Incredibly beautiful dress set designed to stand out. A true Hollywood ensemble fit to be worn by the stars.  Please drop us a line if you require additional information about this listing.

     

    Shop Policies

    COVID-19

    Unfortunately, the pandemic has resulted in a backlog of parcels worldwide. Our local Postal Service continues to operate at increased capacity and assures us that packages will arrive at their destination, albeit with a noticeably longer timeframe.

    We now offer an alternate express delivery service via DHL for those of you who want your packages more expediently. This option is currently delivering packages within a seven-day timeframe from pick-up.

    Availability
    This item is within our selling stock. In the unlikely event that two buyers purchase this item concurrently, payment will be immediately refunded to the latter purchaser. We apologise in advance should this rare circumstance arise.


    Postage
    We make every effort to post your item within 1-3 days of payment. Should a circumstance arise where we are unable to post within this timeframe (eg we are away at a fair) we will contact you immediately. Please note that our postage charges are based on standard international and domestic air packages - all with tracking. If you want to upgrade to express postage or require insurance, please contact us prior to checkout and we will adjust the rates accordingly.

    LayBys/Layaways
    Yes we do offer flexible layby/layaway options and are open to negotiation as to the time period. Obviously, the more expensive the item the longer the time you will have to finalise payment. Contact us to see how accommodating we can be :)

    Alterations
    Obviously, as these are one- off pieces, the fit may not be quite what you need. To this end, we also offer an alteration service by professional seamstresses. Please shoot us an email outlining what you want and we will quickly respond with a quote and timeframe. Costs are kept to a minimum for this service.

    Special Orders
    If you are looking for something that you don't currently find in our shop - let us know we may be able to help you with a special listing!

    Photography
    Our photos are taken with a mix of studio and ambient lighting. Whilst we take care with the colour balance of our photos, individual computer monitors register colours differently depending on their calibration. If you want the exact colour shade drop us a line and we will give you the Universal Pantone colours that match the item.

     

     

     

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    Early 1960s Coral Pink Cotton Dress- New!

    $290.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Extra Small - Small

    Bust: 32 - 34 inches + 81 - 86 cm (32 inches plus cups)

    Waist: 24 - 25 inches + 61 - 63.5 cm  (hook and eyes can be moved)

    Hips: open

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 15 inches + 38 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder: 37 inches + 94 cm 

    Zipper Length: none

    Hem Length: 2 inches + 5 cm

    Seam Allowance: none

    Note: Measurements are taken from outside, flat and stretched from seam to seam. This is the maximum size allowable, so please consider individual fit and comfort.

     

    Description

    * Lovely early 1960s commercially made dress

    * Fabric is a coral pink piqué cotton

    * Classic silhouette with a fitted waist and full skirt

    * Bodice with a wide oval neckline at front and low scooped back

    * The front bodice is decorated with white piping at the neckline, arm-opening &     waist

    * Full knife-pleated skirt

    * Rear features a scalloped opening edged in white trim

    * Closes with contrasting white covered buttons

     * Unlined, raw seams with handstitched hem

    * No label remains but I was given an original advertisement that featured the dress

     

    Condition 

    Excellent. 

    No notable flaws that I can see - a couple of pulls that are typical of piqué fabric but nothing to detract.

    Please note that these are vintage items that have been used and loved over the years, As such, they may display slight evidence of their age. Any notable flaws above and beyond this will be highlighted here.

     

    Comment 

    Gorgeous dress with the most amazing back. It's so good!  Please drop us a line if you require additional information about this listing.

     

    Shop Policies

    COVID-19

    Unfortunately, the pandemic has resulted in a backlog of parcels worldwide. Our local Postal Service continues to operate at increased capacity and assures us that packages will arrive at their destination, albeit with a noticeably longer timeframe.

    We now offer an alternate express delivery service via DHL for those of you who want your packages more expediently. This option is currently delivering packages within a seven-day timeframe from pick-up.

    Availability
    This item is within our selling stock. In the unlikely event that two buyers purchase this item concurrently, payment will be immediately refunded to the latter purchaser. We apologise in advance should this rare circumstance arise.


    Postage
    We make every effort to post your item within 1-3 days of payment. Should a circumstance arise where we are unable to post within this timeframe (eg we are away at a fair) we will contact you immediately. Please note that our postage charges are based on standard international and domestic air packages - all with tracking. If you want to upgrade to express postage or require insurance, please contact us prior to checkout and we will adjust the rates accordingly.

    LayBys/Layaways
    Yes we do offer flexible layby/layaway options and are open to negotiation as to the time period. Obviously, the more expensive the item the longer the time you will have to finalise payment. Contact us to see how accommodating we can be :)

    Alterations
    Obviously, as these are one- off pieces, the fit may not be quite what you need. To this end, we also offer an alteration service by professional seamstresses. Please shoot us an email outlining what you want and we will quickly respond with a quote and timeframe. Costs are kept to a minimum for this service.

    Special Orders
    If you are looking for something that you don't currently find in our shop - let us know we may be able to help you with a special listing!

    Photography
    Our photos are taken with a mix of studio and ambient lighting. Whilst we take care with the colour balance of our photos, individual computer monitors register colours differently depending on their calibration. If you want the exact colour shade drop us a line and we will give you the Universal Pantone colours that match the item.

     

     

     

  • Late 1950s to Early 1960s Pink Roses Cotton Blend Sheath Dress- New! Late 1950s to Early 1960s Pink Roses Cotton Blend Sheath Dress- New! Quick View
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    • Late 1950s to Early 1960s Pink Roses Cotton Blend Sheath Dress- New!

    Late 1950s to Early 1960s Pink Roses Cotton Blend Sheath Dress- New!

    $210.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Small

    Bust: 34 - 36 inches + 86 - 91 cm (due to open dart)

    Waist: 27 inches + 69 cm

    Hips: 40 inches + 102 cm

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 15 inches + 38 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder: 39.5 inches + 100 cm 

    Zipper Length: 15 inches + 38 cm

    Hem Length: 2.5 inches + 6 cm

    Seam Allowance: 0.5 inches + 1.25 cm (per side)

    Note: Measurements are taken from outside, flat and stretched from seam to seam. This is the maximum size allowable, so please consider individual fit and comfort.

     

    Description

    * Lovely late 1950s to early 1960s commercially made dress

    * Fabric is white ribbed cotton overprinted with huge pink roses & long green      stems & leaves

    * Classic silhouette with a defined waist and straight skirt

    * Sleeveless bodice with oval neckline 

    * Darts and two diagonal tucks at the shoulder that open up at the bust

    * Straight Skirt with pin tucks at the waist

    * Fully lined in white acetate

     * Finished seams, back metal zipper, and handstitched hem

    * Label reads Blanes London

     

    Condition 

    Excellent. 

    No notable flaws that I can see.

    Please note that these are vintage items that have been used and loved over the years, As such, they may display slight evidence of their age. Any notable flaws above and beyond this will be highlighted here.

     

    Comment 

    Striking print on this lovely dress, and it's so easy to wear. Fabulous for warm Summer days.   Please drop us a line if you require additional information about this listing.

     

    Shop Policies

    COVID-19

    Unfortunately, the pandemic has resulted in a backlog of parcels worldwide. Our local Postal Service continues to operate at increased capacity and assures us that packages will arrive at their destination, albeit with a noticeably longer timeframe.

    We now offer an alternate express delivery service via DHL for those of you who want your packages more expediently. This option is currently delivering packages within a seven-day timeframe from pick-up.

    Availability
    This item is within our selling stock. In the unlikely event that two buyers purchase this item concurrently, payment will be immediately refunded to the latter purchaser. We apologise in advance should this rare circumstance arise.


    Postage
    We make every effort to post your item within 1-3 days of payment. Should a circumstance arise where we are unable to post within this timeframe (eg we are away at a fair) we will contact you immediately. Please note that our postage charges are based on standard international and domestic air packages - all with tracking. If you want to upgrade to express postage or require insurance, please contact us prior to checkout and we will adjust the rates accordingly.

    LayBys/Layaways
    Yes we do offer flexible layby/layaway options and are open to negotiation as to the time period. Obviously, the more expensive the item the longer the time you will have to finalise payment. Contact us to see how accommodating we can be :)

    Alterations
    Obviously, as these are one- off pieces, the fit may not be quite what you need. To this end, we also offer an alteration service by professional seamstresses. Please shoot us an email outlining what you want and we will quickly respond with a quote and timeframe. Costs are kept to a minimum for this service.

    Special Orders
    If you are looking for something that you don't currently find in our shop - let us know we may be able to help you with a special listing!

    Photography
    Our photos are taken with a mix of studio and ambient lighting. Whilst we take care with the colour balance of our photos, individual computer monitors register colours differently depending on their calibration. If you want the exact colour shade drop us a line and we will give you the Universal Pantone colours that match the item.

     

     

     

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    Late 1950s to Early 1960s Dotted Cotton Dress New! Late 1950s to Early 1960s Dotted Cotton Dress New! Quick View
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    Measurements

    Size: Small

    Bust: 36 inches + 91 cm

    Waist: 28 inches + 71 cm

    Hips: open

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 14.5 inches + 37 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder: 40 inches + 102 cm 

    Zipper Length: 14 inches + 36 cm

    Hem Length: none

    Seam Allowance: 0.5 inches + 1.25 cm (per side)

    Note: Measurements are taken from outside, flat and stretched from seam to seam. This is the maximum size allowable, so please consider individual fit and comfort.

     

    Description

    * Lovely late 1950s to early 1960s dress

    * Fabric is white textured cotton with aqua, blue, yellow and red circles

    * Classic silhouette with a fitted waist and full skirt

    * Bodice is sleeveless with a squared neckline, puckering at centre front

    * White cotton eyelet lace decorates the puckered section

    * Skirt is full and gathered at the waist

     * Unlined, raw seams with machined hem

    * Back metal zipper

     

    Condition 

    Excellent. 

    The only issue is a very small pinhead abrasion at lower front that has been fixed with what looks like an iron-on patch. It is really hardly noticeable and would be completely covered over by a belt.

    Please note that these are vintage items that have been used and loved over the years, As such, they may display slight evidence of their age. Any notable flaws above and beyond this will be highlighted here.

     

    Comment 

    Lovely and eye-catching dress that will make you feel joyful when wearing - it's that sort of dress!  Please drop us a line if you require additional information about this listing.

     

    Shop Policies

    COVID-19

    Unfortunately, the pandemic has resulted in a backlog of parcels worldwide. Our local Postal Service continues to operate at increased capacity and assures us that packages will arrive at their destination, albeit with a noticeably longer timeframe.

    We now offer an alternate express delivery service via DHL for those of you who want your packages more expediently. This option is currently delivering packages within a seven-day timeframe from pick-up.

    Availability
    This item is within our selling stock. In the unlikely event that two buyers purchase this item concurrently, payment will be immediately refunded to the latter purchaser. We apologise in advance should this rare circumstance arise.


    Postage
    We make every effort to post your item within 1-3 days of payment. Should a circumstance arise where we are unable to post within this timeframe (eg we are away at a fair) we will contact you immediately. Please note that our postage charges are based on standard international and domestic air packages - all with tracking. If you want to upgrade to express postage or require insurance, please contact us prior to checkout and we will adjust the rates accordingly.

    LayBys/Layaways
    Yes we do offer flexible layby/layaway options and are open to negotiation as to the time period. Obviously, the more expensive the item the longer the time you will have to finalise payment. Contact us to see how accommodating we can be :)

    Alterations
    Obviously, as these are one- off pieces, the fit may not be quite what you need. To this end, we also offer an alteration service by professional seamstresses. Please shoot us an email outlining what you want and we will quickly respond with a quote and timeframe. Costs are kept to a minimum for this service.

    Special Orders
    If you are looking for something that you don't currently find in our shop - let us know we may be able to help you with a special listing!

    Photography
    Our photos are taken with a mix of studio and ambient lighting. Whilst we take care with the colour balance of our photos, individual computer monitors register colours differently depending on their calibration. If you want the exact colour shade drop us a line and we will give you the Universal Pantone colours that match the item.

     

     

  • Early 1960s Blue Chambray Cotton Shirtfront Dress- New! Early 1960s Blue Chambray Cotton Shirtfront Dress- New! Quick View
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    • Early 1960s Blue Chambray Cotton Shirtfront Dress- New!
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    Early 1960s Blue Chambray Cotton Shirtfront Dress- New!

    $250.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Small

    Bust: 36 inches + 91 cm

    Waist: 25 - 26 inches + 64 - 66 cm

    Hips: open

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 16 inches + 41 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder: 42 inches + 107 cm 

    Zipper Length: none

    Hem Length: 5 inches + 13 cm

    Seam Allowance: 0.5 inches + 1.25 cm (per side)

    Note: Measurements are taken from outside, flat and stretched from seam to seam. This is the maximum size allowable, so please consider individual fit and comfort.

     

    Description

    * Lovely late 1950s to early 1960s commercially made dress

    * Fabric is blue chambray cotton

    * Classic silhouette with a fitted waist and full skirt

    * Round jewel collar with shirtfront closure from neckline to hem

    * Red saddle stitching along placket edge with red button closure

    * Bodice has short sleeves and turnover cuffs

    * Skirt has boxed pleats with three sets of knife pleats either side

     * Unlined, pinked seams with handstitched hem

    * Label reads Virginia Reel

     

    Condition 

    Excellent. 

    I believe this to be deadstock, it is in excellent condition. Belt loops but no belt.

    Please note that these are vintage items that have been used and loved over the years, As such, they may display slight evidence of their age. Any notable flaws above and beyond this will be highlighted here.

     

    Comment 

    Absolutely lovely dress that can be easily accessorized. Flattering cut and adore the pleating arrangement in the skirt.  Please drop us a line if you require additional information about this listing.

     

    Shop Policies

    COVID-19

    Unfortunately, the pandemic has resulted in a backlog of parcels worldwide. Our local Postal Service continues to operate at increased capacity and assures us that packages will arrive at their destination, albeit with a noticeably longer timeframe.

    We now offer an alternate express delivery service via DHL for those of you who want your packages more expediently. This option is currently delivering packages within a seven-day timeframe from pick-up.

     

    Availability
    This item is within our selling stock. In the unlikely event that two buyers purchase this item concurrently, payment will be immediately refunded to the latter purchaser. We apologise in advance should this rare circumstance arise.


    Postage
    We make every effort to post your item within 1-3 days of payment. Should a circumstance arise where we are unable to post within this timeframe (eg we are away at a fair) we will contact you immediately. Please note that our postage charges are based on standard international and domestic air packages - all with tracking. If you want to upgrade to express postage or require insurance, please contact us prior to checkout and we will adjust the rates accordingly.

    LayBys/Layaways
    Yes we do offer flexible layby/layaway options and are open to negotiation as to the time period. Obviously, the more expensive the item the longer the time you will have to finalise payment. Contact us to see how accommodating we can be :)

    Alterations
    Obviously, as these are one- off pieces, the fit may not be quite what you need. To this end, we also offer an alteration service by professional seamstresses. Please shoot us an email outlining what you want and we will quickly respond with a quote and timeframe. Costs are kept to a minimum for this service.

    Special Orders
    If you are looking for something that you don't currently find in our shop - let us know we may be able to help you with a special listing!

    Photography
    Our photos are taken with a mix of studio and ambient lighting. Whilst we take care with the colour balance of our photos, individual computer monitors register colours differently depending on their calibration. If you want the exact colour shade drop us a line and we will give you the Universal Pantone colours that match the item.

     

     

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    Late 1950s Early 1960s Charcoal Cotton Dress With White Stripes- New! Late 1950s Early 1960s Charcoal Cotton Dress With White Stripes- New! Quick View
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    Late 1950s Early 1960s Charcoal Cotton Dress With White Stripes- New!

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    This product is sold out

    Measurements

    Size: Small

    Bust: 36 inches + 91 cm

    Waist: 27.5 - 28 inches + 70 -72 cm

    Hips: open

    Bodice Length From Outside Shoulder: 15 inches + 38 cm

    Sleeve Length From Outside Shoulder: 20 inches + 51 cm (plus cuffs)

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder:  40 inches + 102 cm 

    Hem Length: 3.5 inches + 9 cm

    Zipper Length: 11 inches + 28 cm

    Seam Allowance: 1 inch + .2.5 cm (per side)

    Note: Measurements are taken from outside, flat and stretched from seam to seam. This is the maximum size allowable, so please consider individual fit and comfort.

     

    Description

    * Striking early 1960s charcoal medium weight cotton-blend ress

    * Fabric design features white vertical thin stripes

    * Classic silhouette with a defined nipped waist and wide skirt

    * Bodice has shirtmaker front fastening with peaked collar

    * Long sleeves with turnover cuffs

    * Front button fastening to waist and side metal zipper, cuffs have buttons also

    * Skirt is knife-pleated and very full

    * Unlined, serged seams, hand-sewn hem

    * Label has been cut out

     

    Condition 

    Excellent. 

    No notable flaws that I can see - looks hardly ever worn.

    Please note that these are vintage items that have been used and loved over the years, As such, they may display slight evidence of their age. Any notable flaws above and beyond this will be highlighted here.

     

    Comment 

    Love this sophisticated dress and how it offers unlimited opportunities for accessorizing.  Please drop us a line if you require additional information about this listing.

     

    Shop Policies

    COVID-19

    Unfortunately, the pandemic has resulted in a backlog of parcels worldwide. Our local Postal Service continues to operate at increased capacity and assures us that packages will arrive at their destination, albeit with a noticeably longer timeframe.

    We now offer an alternate express delivery service via DHL for those of you who want your packages more expediently. This option is currently delivering packages within a seven-day timeframe from pick-up.

    Availability
    This item is within our selling stock. In the unlikely event that two buyers purchase this item concurrently, payment will be immediately refunded to the latter purchaser. We apologise in advance should this rare circumstance arise.


    Postage
    We make every effort to post your item within 1-3 days of payment. Should a circumstance arise where we are unable to post within this timeframe (eg we are away at a fair) we will contact you immediately. Please note that our postage charges are based on standard international and domestic air packages - all with tracking. If you want to upgrade to express postage or require insurance, please contact us prior to checkout and we will adjust the rates accordingly.

    LayBys/Layaways
    Yes we do offer flexible layby/layaway options and are open to negotiation as to the time period. Obviously, the more expensive the item the longer the time you will have to finalise payment. Contact us to see how accommodating we can be :)

    Alterations
    Obviously, as these are one- off pieces, the fit may not be quite what you need. To this end, we also offer an alteration service by professional seamstresses. Please shoot us an email outlining what you want and we will quickly respond with a quote and timeframe. Costs are kept to a minimum for this service.

    Special Orders
    If you are looking for something that you don't currently find in our shop - let us know we may be able to help you with a special listing!

    Photography
    Our photos are taken with a mix of studio and ambient lighting. Whilst we take care with the colour balance of our photos, individual computer monitors register colours differently depending on their calibration. If you want the exact colour shade drop us a line and we will give you the Universal Pantone colours that match the item.

     

     

  • Late 1950s Early 1960s Lilac & Blue Rose Cotton Dress - New! Late 1950s Early 1960s Lilac & Blue Rose Cotton Dress - New! Quick View
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    Late 1950s Early 1960s Lilac & Blue Rose Cotton Dress - New!

    $290.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Extra Small

    Bust:  34 inches + 86 cm

    Under Bust: 32 inches + 81 cm

    Waist: 24 inches + 61 cm

    Hips: Free

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 14.5 inches + 37 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder:  39 inches + 99 cm 

    Hem Length: 1.75 inches + 4.5 cm

    Zipper Length: 15 inches + 38 cm

    Seam Allowance Each Side: .25 inches + .75 cm

    Note: Measurements are taken from outside, flat and stretched from seam to seam. This is the maximum size allowable, so please consider individual fit and comfort.

     

    Description

    * Gorgeous late 1950s to early1960s ivory background dress

    * Fabric design features large blue and lilac roses with green leaves

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and full skirt

    * Sleeveless bodice with square neckline

    * Bodice has shelf bust with gathers

    * Self piping under shelf bust that crosses over, culminating in a bow at the waist

    * Very full skirt ,tightly gathered at waist

    * Unlined, raw seams and hand sewn hem

    * Low back with metal zipper closure


    Condition 

    This dress is in excellent condition for its age.  No notable flaws that I can see.  Cleaned and ready to wear. 

    Comment

    Beautiful silhouette for balmy sunny days. The colour palette is so lovely as are the finishing touches.  Please drop us a line if you require additional information about this listing.

     

    Shop Policies

    COVID-19

    Unfortunately, the pandemic has resulted in a backlog of parcels worldwide. Our local Postal Service continues to operate at increased capacity and assures us that packages will arrive at their destination, albeit with a noticeably longer timeframe.

    We now offer an alternate express delivery service via DHL for those of you who want your packages more expediently. This option is currently delivering packages within a seven-day timeframe from pick-up.

    Availability
    This item is within our selling stock. In the unlikely event that two buyers purchase this item concurrently, payment will be immediately refunded to the latter purchaser. We apologise in advance should this rare circumstance arise.


    Postage
    We make every effort to post your item within 1-3 days of payment. Should a circumstance arise where we are unable to post within this timeframe (eg we are away at a fair) we will contact you immediately. Please note that our postage charges are based on standard international and domestic air packages - all with tracking. If you want to upgrade to express postage or require insurance, please contact us prior to checkout and we will adjust the rates accordingly.

    LayBys/Layaways
    Yes we do offer flexible layby/layaway options and are open to negotiation as to the time period. Obviously, the more expensive the item the longer the time you will have to finalise payment. Contact us to see how accommodating we can be :)

    Alterations
    Obviously, as these are one- off pieces, the fit may not be quite what you need. To this end, we also offer an alteration service by professional seamstresses. Please shoot us an email outlining what you want and we will quickly respond with a quote and timeframe. Costs are kept to a minimum for this service.

    Special Orders
    If you are looking for something that you don't currently find in our shop - let us know we may be able to help you with a special listing!

    Photography
    Our photos are taken with a mix of studio and ambient lighting. Whilst we take care with the colour balance of our photos, individual computer monitors register colours differently depending on their calibration. If you want the exact colour shade drop us a line and we will give you the Universal Pantone colours that match the item.

     

     

    Shop Policies

    Availability
    This item is within our selling stock. In the unlikely event that two buyers purchase this item concurrently, payment will be immediately refunded to the latter purchaser. We apologise in advance should this rare circumstance arise.


    Postage
    We make every effort to post your item within 1-3 days of payment. Should a circumstance arise where we are unable to post within this timeframe (eg we are away at a fair) we will contact you immediately. Please note that our postage charges are based on standard international and domestic air packages - all with tracking. If you want to upgrade to express postage or require insurance, please contact us prior to checkout and we will adjust the rates accordingly.

    LayBys/Layaways
    Yes we do offer flexible layby/layaway options and are open to negotiation as to the time period. Obviously, the more expensive the item the longer the time you will have to finalise payment. Contact us to see how accommodating we can be :)

    Alterations
    Obviously, as these are one- off pieces, the fit may not be quite what you need. To this end, we also offer an alteration service by professional seamstresses. Please shoot us an email outlining what you want and we will quickly respond with a quote and timeframe. Costs are kept to a minimum for this service.

    Special Orders
    If you are looking for something that you don't currently find in our shop - let us know we may be able to help you with a special listing!

    Photography
    Our photos are taken with a mix of studio and ambient lighting. Whilst we take care with the colour balance of our photos, individual computer monitors register colours differently depending on their calibration. If you want the exact colour shade drop us a line and we will give you the Universal Pantone colours that match the item.

     

  • Early 1960s Designer Adele Simpson Red Plaid Suit- New! Early 1960s Designer Adele Simpson Red Plaid Suit- New! Quick View
    • Early 1960s Designer Adele Simpson Red Plaid Suit- New!
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    • Early 1960s Designer Adele Simpson Red Plaid Suit- New!
    • Early 1960s Designer Adele Simpson Red Plaid Suit- New!

    Early 1960s Designer Adele Simpson Red Plaid Suit- New!

    $290.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Small

    Jacket

    Bust: 36 inches + 91 cm

    Waist: 36 inches + 91 cm

    Hips: open

    Bodice Length From Outside Shoulder: 19.5 inches + 50 cm

    Shoulder to Shoulder: 16 inches + 41 cm

    Sleeve Length From Outside Shoulder: 19.5 inches + 48 cm

    Skirt

    Waist: 26 inches + 66 cm (can gain one-inch by moving press stud & hook and eye)

    Hips: 38 inches + 96.5 cm

    Length From Waistband: 23.5 inches + 60 cm

    Hem Length: 2.5 inches + 6 cm

    Seam Allowance: Feels generous but hidden by lining

    Note: Measurements are taken from outside, flat and stretched from seam to seam. This is the maximum size allowable, so please consider individual fit and comfort.

     

    Description

    * Stylish 1960s fine wool commercially made suit

    * Fabric design features plaid pattern in red wool with black stitching

    * Classic period silhouette with box jacket and straight skirt

    * Jacket has long sleeves with slit at wrist

    * Fold-over collar with centre front opening with no closures

    * Two mock pockets at front

    * Back has half belt decorated with two buttons

    * Skirt is straight with waistband and very slight gathering at the front

    * Fully lined, jacket in black and the skirt in red

    * Couture-standard finishing with hand sewing

    * Label reads Adele Simpson 

     Adele Simpson started her career as a designer at Ben Gershal in 1927. Her sister was employed there, and Gershal hired Adele after asking her sister about who made her dresses. In 1942 she went to work at Mary Lee, where she worked under her own name by 1944. She purchased the company in 1949 and remamed it Adele Simpson, Inc. Her husband, Wesley Simpson, designed many of the fabrics used in her early designs. She was known for her usage of fabrics, and for her practical, wearable designs. Adele Simpson was known throughout the 1970s and 1980s for chemise dresses and shirtwaists. After she retired in the early 1980s, the company was run by Adele’s daughter, Joan Simpson Raines. Designers are often carried away. They make sensational things. I’m tempted that way myself. Adele Simpson, 1976 (courtesy of the Vintage Fashion Guild)


    Condition 

    Excellent. 

    No notable flaws that I can see.

    Please note that these are vintage items that have been used and loved over the years, As such, they may display slight evidence of their age. Any notable flaws above and beyond this will be highlighted here.

     

    Comment 

    Stylish and impeccably tailored suit. Gorgeous colour and fabric as well. This suit is an excellent example of the finishing detail and practicality Adele Simpson is renowned for.  Please drop us a line if you require additional information about this listing.

     

    Shop Policies

    COVID-19

    Unfortunately, the pandemic has resulted in a backlog of parcels worldwide. Our local Postal Service continues to operate at increased capacity and assures us that packages will arrive at their destination, albeit with a noticeably longer timeframe.

    We now offer an alternate express delivery service via DHL for those of you who want your packages more expediently. This option is currently delivering packages within a seven-day timeframe from pick-up.

    Availability
    This item is within our selling stock. In the unlikely event that two buyers purchase this item concurrently, payment will be immediately refunded to the latter purchaser. We apologise in advance should this rare circumstance arise.


    Postage
    We make every effort to post your item within 1-3 days of payment. Should a circumstance arise where we are unable to post within this timeframe (eg we are away at a fair) we will contact you immediately. Please note that our postage charges are based on standard international and domestic air packages - all with tracking. If you want to upgrade to express postage or require insurance, please contact us prior to checkout and we will adjust the rates accordingly.

    LayBys/Layaways
    Yes we do offer flexible layby/layaway options and are open to negotiation as to the time period. Obviously, the more expensive the item the longer the time you will have to finalise payment. Contact us to see how accommodating we can be :)

    Alterations
    Obviously, as these are one- off pieces, the fit may not be quite what you need. To this end, we also offer an alteration service by professional seamstresses. Please shoot us an email outlining what you want and we will quickly respond with a quote and timeframe. Costs are kept to a minimum for this service.

    Special Orders
    If you are looking for something that you don't currently find in our shop - let us know we may be able to help you with a special listing!

    Photography
    Our photos are taken with a mix of studio and ambient lighting. Whilst we take care with the colour balance of our photos, individual computer monitors register colours differently depending on their calibration. If you want the exact colour shade drop us a line and we will give you the Universal Pantone colours that match the item.

     

     

  • Late 1950s to Early 1960s Black Flocked Chiffon Party Dress- New! Late 1950s to Early 1960s Black Flocked Chiffon Party Dress- New! Quick View
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    Late 1950s to Early 1960s Black Flocked Chiffon Party Dress- New!

    $270.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Extra Small

    Bust: 32 - 34 inches + 81 - 86 cm

    Waist: 24 inches + 61 cm

    Hips: open

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 15 inches + 38 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder:  40 inches + 102 cm (longest tip)

    Hem Length: none

    Zipper Length: 14 inches + 36 cm

    Seam Allowance: none

    Note: Measurements are taken from outside, flat and stretched from seam to seam. This is the maximum size allowable, so please consider individual fit and comfort.

     

    Description

    * Beautiful late 1950s to early 1960s black chiffon dress

    * Fabric design features black and white flocked floral pattern

    * Classic silhouette with a defined waist and full skirt

    * Dress is sleeveless with a scooped oval neckline

    * Black taffeta ruched cummerbund waist

    * Skirt is very full and has an inbuilt tulle crinoline

    * Low v-shaped back with metal zipper

    * Fully lined in cream acetate 

    * Unlabelled but looks professionally made


    Condition 

    This would have been listed as near mint if it wasn't for a pinkish discoloration along the left underarm that has also affected the flocking in that area. Curiously the opposite armscye is not affected. Can be worn as is or camouflaged with a bit of ingenuity. Priced with this blemish in mind. Please refer to last photo.

    Please note that these are vintage items that have been used and loved over the years, As such, they may display slight evidence of their age. Any notable flaws above and beyond this will be highlighted here.

     

    Comment 

    This is such a beautiful dress, the flocking on the dress is raised and in mint condition - apart from the affected side, unfortunately. The scalloped hemline is so eye-catching too. Shown with a rhinestone brooch, available separately. Please drop us a line if you require additional information about this listing.

     

    Shop Policies

    COVID-19

    Unfortunately, the pandemic has resulted in a backlog of parcels worldwide. Our local Postal Service continues to operate at increased capacity and assures us that packages will arrive at their destination, albeit with a noticeably longer timeframe.

    We now offer an alternate express delivery service via DHL for those of you who want your packages more expediently. This option is currently delivering packages within a seven-day timeframe from pick-up.

    Availability
    This item is within our selling stock. In the unlikely event that two buyers purchase this item concurrently, payment will be immediately refunded to the latter purchaser. We apologise in advance should this rare circumstance arise.


    Postage
    We make every effort to post your item within 1-3 days of payment. Should a circumstance arise where we are unable to post within this timeframe (eg we are away at a fair) we will contact you immediately. Please note that our postage charges are based on standard international and domestic air packages - all with tracking. If you want to upgrade to express postage or require insurance, please contact us prior to checkout and we will adjust the rates accordingly.

    LayBys/Layaways
    Yes we do offer flexible layby/layaway options and are open to negotiation as to the time period. Obviously, the more expensive the item the longer the time you will have to finalise payment. Contact us to see how accommodating we can be :)

    Alterations
    Obviously, as these are one- off pieces, the fit may not be quite what you need. To this end, we also offer an alteration service by professional seamstresses. Please shoot us an email outlining what you want and we will quickly respond with a quote and timeframe. Costs are kept to a minimum for this service.

    Special Orders
    If you are looking for something that you don't currently find in our shop - let us know we may be able to help you with a special listing!

    Photography
    Our photos are taken with a mix of studio and ambient lighting. Whilst we take care with the colour balance of our photos, individual computer monitors register colours differently depending on their calibration. If you want the exact colour shade drop us a line and we will give you the Universal Pantone colours that match the item.

     

     

  • Late 1950s to Early 1960s Brown Plaid Cotton Dress- New! Late 1950s to Early 1960s Brown Plaid Cotton Dress- New! Quick View
    • Late 1950s to Early 1960s Brown Plaid Cotton Dress- New!
    • Late 1950s to Early 1960s Brown Plaid Cotton Dress- New!
    • Late 1950s to Early 1960s Brown Plaid Cotton Dress- New!
    • Late 1950s to Early 1960s Brown Plaid Cotton Dress- New!

    Late 1950s to Early 1960s Brown Plaid Cotton Dress- New!

    $180.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Small - Medium

    Bust: 36 - 37 inches + 91 - 94 cm

    Waist: 28 - 29 inches + 71 - 74 cm

    Hips: open

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 16 inches + 41 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder:  40 inches + 102 cm 

    Hem Length: 4 inches + 10 cm

    Zipper Length: 7 inches + 18 cm

    Seam Allowance: 1 inch + 2.5 cm (per side)

    Note: Measurements are taken from outside, flat and stretched from seam to seam. This is the maximum size allowable, so please consider individual fit and comfort.

     

    Description

    * Lovely early 1960s medium weight cotton dress

    * Fabric design features a plaid pattern in brown, gold, black, grey and white

    * Classic silhouette with a defined waist and full skirt

    * Bodice with long sleeves and an open V-neck to waist

    * Mean to be worn with a skivvy or blouse underneath - as shown

    * Knife pleated skirt with a metal zipper at the front to the waist

    * Unlined, raw seams, and a handstitched hem

    * No label looks homemade

     

    Condition 

    Excellent. 

    No notable flaws that I can see - looks hardly worn. Some fraying of seams inside not an issue. Belt loops but no belt. A couple of male press studs added inside bodice probably to accommodate a dickey at some point.

    Please note that these are vintage items that have been used and loved over the years, As such, they may display slight evidence of their age. Any notable flaws above and beyond this will be highlighted here.

     

    Comment 

    Lovely dress with the flexibility of wearing with a blouse or dickey in warmer weather and equally great with a sweater or skivvy on cooler days.  A dickey is a false front originally known as a detachable bosom. Traditionally worn by men, with their tuxedo dress suits, they subsequently made the transition to women's wear in the 1940s. While dickeys have gone in and out of style over time, they've made a recent resurgence in the fashion world. Please drop us a line if you require additional information about this listing.

     

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    COVID-19

    Unfortunately, the pandemic has resulted in a backlog of parcels worldwide. Our local Postal Service continues to operate at increased capacity and assures us that packages will arrive at their destination, albeit with a noticeably longer timeframe.

    We now offer an alternate express delivery service via DHL for those of you who want your packages more expediently. This option is currently delivering packages within a seven-day timeframe from pick-up.

    Availability
    This item is within our selling stock. In the unlikely event that two buyers purchase this item concurrently, payment will be immediately refunded to the latter purchaser. We apologise in advance should this rare circumstance arise.


    Postage
    We make every effort to post your item within 1-3 days of payment. Should a circumstance arise where we are unable to post within this timeframe (eg we are away at a fair) we will contact you immediately. Please note that our postage charges are based on standard international and domestic air packages - all with tracking. If you want to upgrade to express postage or require insurance, please contact us prior to checkout and we will adjust the rates accordingly.

    LayBys/Layaways
    Yes we do offer flexible layby/layaway options and are open to negotiation as to the time period. Obviously, the more expensive the item the longer the time you will have to finalise payment. Contact us to see how accommodating we can be :)

    Alterations
    Obviously, as these are one- off pieces, the fit may not be quite what you need. To this end, we also offer an alteration service by professional seamstresses. Please shoot us an email outlining what you want and we will quickly respond with a quote and timeframe. Costs are kept to a minimum for this service.

    Special Orders
    If you are looking for something that you don't currently find in our shop - let us know we may be able to help you with a special listing!

    Photography
    Our photos are taken with a mix of studio and ambient lighting. Whilst we take care with the colour balance of our photos, individual computer monitors register colours differently depending on their calibration. If you want the exact colour shade drop us a line and we will give you the Universal Pantone colours that match the item.

     

     

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    Measurements

    Size: Small

    Bust: 36 inches + 91 cm

    Waist: 27 inches + 69 cm

    Hips: open

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 15 inches + 38 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder:  39 inches + 99 cm 

    Hem Length: 2 inches + 5 cm

    Zipper Length: 17 inches + 43 cm

    Seam Allowance: none

    Note: Measurements are taken from outside, flat and stretched from seam to seam. This is the maximum size allowable, so please consider individual fit and comfort.

     

    Description

    * Beautiful early 1960s off white background cotton, commercially made dress

    * Fabric design features stripes in sage green, gold and yellow

    * Classic silhouette with a defined waist and full skirt

    * Bodice with cap sleeves and a scooped out neckline

    * Dress has fan-shaped darting below the bust

    * Skirt is very full with fixed pleated seams that open out around hip area

    * Matching self-belt that buckles at the rear with bow at the front

    * Back early plastic zipper for closure

    * Unlined, a mixture of open and serged seams, hand-sewn hem

    * Label reads Continentals - Made in England

     

    Condition 

    Very Good+

    No notable flaws that I can see - a couple of pin dot sized marks in the skirt - really not noticeable, a couple of the darts below the waist have unravelled a couple of stitches - again minor (you can re-stitch if it bothers you). This dress presents beautifully with just the tiniest hint of general wear.

    Please note that these are vintage items that have been used and loved over the years, As such, they may display slight evidence of their age. Any notable flaws above and beyond this will be highlighted here.

     

    Comment 

    The construction of this dress is amazing! The fan-shaped bodice and the partially stitched pleats create a wonderful visual effect.  A true beauty! Please drop us a line if you require additional information about this listing.

     

    Shop Policies

    COVID-19

    Unfortunately, the pandemic has resulted in a backlog of parcels worldwide. Our local Postal Service continues to operate at increased capacity and assures us that packages will arrive at their destination, albeit with a noticeably longer timeframe.

    We now offer an alternate express delivery service via DHL for those of you who want your packages more expediently. This option is currently delivering packages within a seven-day timeframe from pick-up.

    Availability
    This item is within our selling stock. In the unlikely event that two buyers purchase this item concurrently, payment will be immediately refunded to the latter purchaser. We apologise in advance should this rare circumstance arise.


    Postage
    We make every effort to post your item within 1-3 days of payment. Should a circumstance arise where we are unable to post within this timeframe (eg we are away at a fair) we will contact you immediately. Please note that our postage charges are based on standard international and domestic air packages - all with tracking. If you want to upgrade to express postage or require insurance, please contact us prior to checkout and we will adjust the rates accordingly.

    LayBys/Layaways
    Yes we do offer flexible layby/layaway options and are open to negotiation as to the time period. Obviously, the more expensive the item the longer the time you will have to finalise payment. Contact us to see how accommodating we can be :)

    Alterations
    Obviously, as these are one- off pieces, the fit may not be quite what you need. To this end, we also offer an alteration service by professional seamstresses. Please shoot us an email outlining what you want and we will quickly respond with a quote and timeframe. Costs are kept to a minimum for this service.

    Special Orders
    If you are looking for something that you don't currently find in our shop - let us know we may be able to help you with a special listing!

    Photography
    Our photos are taken with a mix of studio and ambient lighting. Whilst we take care with the colour balance of our photos, individual computer monitors register colours differently depending on their calibration. If you want the exact colour shade drop us a line and we will give you the Universal Pantone colours that match the item.

     

     

  • Fabulous 1960s Faux Leopard Coat- New! Fabulous 1960s Faux Leopard Coat- New! Quick View
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    Fabulous 1960s Faux Leopard Coat- New!

    $390.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Small - Medium

    Bust: 40 inches + 102 cm

    Waist: 40 inches + 102 cm

    Hips: open

    Shoulder Width: 15 inches + 38 cm

    Sleeve Length: 21 inches + 53 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder:  38 inches + 96.5 cm 

    Hem Length: none

    Zipper Length: none

    Seam Allowance: none

    Note: Measurements are taken from outside, flat and stretched from seam to seam. This is the maximum size allowable, so please consider individual fit and comfort.

     

    Description

    * Stylish 1960s faux fur coat, expertly made

    * Fabric design features a leopard print

    * Classic silhouette with a straight drop

    * Double-breasted with six huge black moulded buttons

    * Turnover collar in dark faux mink fur

    * Two pockets either side at the front

    * Back has half-belt with two decorative buttons

    * Fully lined in faux min fur apart from sleeves which are in black satin

    * Fabulous matching of the print in construction of the coat

    * No label

     

    Condition 

    Excellent. 

    No notable flaws that I can see - looks hardly ever worn.

    Please note that these are vintage items that have been used and loved over the years, As such, they may display slight evidence of their age. Any notable flaws above and beyond this will be highlighted here.

     

    Comment 

    Fantastic coat with great styling of the period. It's almost fully reversible but the sleeves are in black lining. Obviously not to add bulk at the sleeves.  So beautifully constructed. Please drop us a line if you require additional information about this listing.

     

    Shop Policies

    COVID-19

    Unfortunately, the pandemic has resulted in a backlog of parcels worldwide. Our local Postal Service continues to operate at increased capacity and assures us that packages will arrive at their destination, albeit with a noticeably longer timeframe.

    We now offer an alternate express delivery service via DHL for those of you who want your packages more expediently. This option is currently delivering packages within a seven-day timeframe from pick-up.

    Availability
    This item is within our selling stock. In the unlikely event that two buyers purchase this item concurrently, payment will be immediately refunded to the latter purchaser. We apologise in advance should this rare circumstance arise.


    Postage
    We make every effort to post your item within 1-3 days of payment. Should a circumstance arise where we are unable to post within this timeframe (eg we are away at a fair) we will contact you immediately. Please note that our postage charges are based on standard international and domestic air packages - all with tracking. If you want to upgrade to express postage or require insurance, please contact us prior to checkout and we will adjust the rates accordingly.

    LayBys/Layaways
    Yes we do offer flexible layby/layaway options and are open to negotiation as to the time period. Obviously, the more expensive the item the longer the time you will have to finalise payment. Contact us to see how accommodating we can be :)

    Alterations
    Obviously, as these are one- off pieces, the fit may not be quite what you need. To this end, we also offer an alteration service by professional seamstresses. Please shoot us an email outlining what you want and we will quickly respond with a quote and timeframe. Costs are kept to a minimum for this service.

    Special Orders
    If you are looking for something that you don't currently find in our shop - let us know we may be able to help you with a special listing!

    Photography
    Our photos are taken with a mix of studio and ambient lighting. Whilst we take care with the colour balance of our photos, individual computer monitors register colours differently depending on their calibration. If you want the exact colour shade drop us a line and we will give you the Universal Pantone colours that match the item.

     

     

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    Measurements

    Size: Small

    Bust: 36 inches + 91 cm

    Waist: 27 - 28 inches + 69 - 71 cm

    Hips: open

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 15 inches + 38 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder:  43.5 inches + 110 cm 

    Hem Length: 1.5 inches + 4 cm

    Zipper Length: 22 inches + 56 cm

    Seam Allowance: 0.5 inches + .1.3ncm (per side)

    Note: Measurements are taken from outside, flat and stretched from seam to seam. This is the maximum size allowable, so please consider individual fit and comfort.

     

    Description

    * Gorgeous 1950s white cotton background commercially made dress

    * Fabric design features lovely full-blown roses & rosebuds in lavender, purple & green

    * Classic silhouette with a defined waist and full skirt

    * Dress is sleeveless with a v-shaped surplice neckline that extends to the waist

    * A self-fabric bow is attached at bodice waistline 

    * Full skirt with box pleats that are slightly gathered for added fullness

    * Rounded neckline at back with metal zipper

    * Bodice is lined in white lawn

    * Label reads Frank Usher - London

    Frank Usher opened for business in 1946 in London. The company’s specialty was bringing high-end details and fresh off the runway inspirations at a more moderate price range, and often incorporating up-market details such as elaborate embroidery. More recently, the company went into receivership in 2001, was sold to management, and was then purchased by the Simma Corporation. The Usher warehouse and distribution plant was moved from London to Stoke to streamline operations. Currently, the company produces four different collections of evening wear and versatile separates: Frank Usher, Dusk, Coterie, and Bridal.

    Condition 

    Excellent. 

    No notable flaws that I can see - bow probably needs a couple of stitches for reinforcement. Slight fraying of seams internally but does not affect the integrity of the dress or its appearance.

    Please note that these are vintage items that have been used and loved over the years, As such, they may display slight evidence of their age. Any notable flaws above and beyond this will be highlighted here.

     

    Comment 

    Beautiful dress with a fabulous floral pattern. The silhouette is so slimming and flattering to the figure. U added the purple belt for demonstration purposes only. Easily replicated with purple ribbon.  Please drop us a line if you require additional information about this listing.

     

    Shop Policies

    COVID-19

    Unfortunately, the pandemic has resulted in a backlog of parcels worldwide. Our local Postal Service continues to operate at increased capacity and assures us that packages will arrive at their destination, albeit with a noticeably longer timeframe.

    We now offer an alternate express delivery service via DHL for those of you who want your packages more expediently. This option is currently delivering packages within a seven-day timeframe from pick-up.

    Availability
    This item is within our selling stock. In the unlikely event that two buyers purchase this item concurrently, payment will be immediately refunded to the latter purchaser. We apologise in advance should this rare circumstance arise.


    Postage
    We make every effort to post your item within 1-3 days of payment. Should a circumstance arise where we are unable to post within this timeframe (eg we are away at a fair) we will contact you immediately. Please note that our postage charges are based on standard international and domestic air packages - all with tracking. If you want to upgrade to express postage or require insurance, please contact us prior to checkout and we will adjust the rates accordingly.

    LayBys/Layaways
    Yes we do offer flexible layby/layaway options and are open to negotiation as to the time period. Obviously, the more expensive the item the longer the time you will have to finalise payment. Contact us to see how accommodating we can be :)

    Alterations
    Obviously, as these are one- off pieces, the fit may not be quite what you need. To this end, we also offer an alteration service by professional seamstresses. Please shoot us an email outlining what you want and we will quickly respond with a quote and timeframe. Costs are kept to a minimum for this service.

    Special Orders
    If you are looking for something that you don't currently find in our shop - let us know we may be able to help you with a special listing!

    Photography
    Our photos are taken with a mix of studio and ambient lighting. Whilst we take care with the colour balance of our photos, individual computer monitors register colours differently depending on their calibration. If you want the exact colour shade drop us a line and we will give you the Universal Pantone colours that match the item.

     

     

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    Measurements

    Size: Small - Medium

    Dress

    Bust: 36 inches + 91 cm

    Waist: 31 inches + 79 cm

    Hips: 38 inches + 96.5 cm

    Length from Outside Shoulder: 38 inches + 96.5 cm

    Hem: 3 inches +  8 cm

    Coat

    Bust: 38 inches + 96.5 cm

    Shoulder Edge to Edge: 16 inches + 41 cm

    Sleeve Length from Outside Shoulder: 23.5 inches + 60 cm 

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder: 36 inches + 91 cm 

    Hem Length: 2 inches + 5 cm

    Note: Measurements are taken from outside, flat and stretched from seam to seam. This is the maximum size allowable, so please consider individual fit and comfort.

     

    Description

    * Pristine late 1960s to early 1970s polyester knit dress and coat ensemble 

    * Classic A-line silhouette with a slightly nipped waist 

    * Dress features long sleeves with a round neckline

    * Styled to look like a pinafore dress with a blouse underneath but is all one piece

    * The 'blouse' features a red nylon fabric imprinted with white hearts

    * Sleeves have buttoned cuffs

    * Remainder of the dress is in a blue and white pinstripe

    * Faux pockets with a flap highlighted with a red button

    * Coat is almost full length but shorter than the dress

    * Wide lapel turnover notched collar

    * Red buttons closure at front

    * Coat also has faux pockets decorated with red button

    * Coat and dress fully lined in white acetate

    * Back nylon zipper on dress

    * Label reads Lilli Ann

    Lilli Ann
    This famous American label was registered in 1933 by Adolf Schuman. Fabrics were specially imported from France and Italy, many made expressly for Lilli Ann. These fabrics were bought from mainly small textile companies that were in dire financial straits after the war and in danger of closing. As a result, Schuman was credited with saving many of these from financial ruin and in official recognition for his services was awarded Medals of Honour from both France and Italy.  On the other hand, the Lilli Ann customer knew that their suits, coats and dresses were made of the highest quality, hand-loomed fabric. Lilli Ann was also recognised for its innovative designs and construction techniques. The label received the Gold Medal in Fashion Design, America's highest award in fashion. Nowadays, there is huge demand for Lilli Ann apparel from collectors and fashionistas around the world. It must be said that this label is one of my all-time favourites as many of you may know...:)

     

    Condition 

    Excellent. 

    Both coat and dress are in excellent condition.  Looks hardly worn, if at all.

    Please note that these are vintage items that have been used and loved over the years, As such, they may display slight evidence of their age. Any notable flaws above and beyond this will be highlighted here.

     

    Comment 

    Lovely, seldom seen style of Lilli Ann ensemble. Wonderful silhouette highlighted by the contrasting faux blouse effect. It's such a treat to have acquired this unique piece in such excellent condition. Please drop us a line if you require additional information about this listing.

     

    Shop Policies

    COVID-19

    Unfortunately, the pandemic has resulted in a backlog of parcels worldwide. Our local Postal Service continues to operate at increased capacity and assures us that packages will arrive at their destination, albeit with a noticeably longer timeframe.

    We now offer an alternate express delivery service via DHL for those of you who want your packages more expediently. This option is currently delivering packages within a seven-day timeframe from collection.

    Availability
    This item is within our selling stock. In the unlikely event that two buyers purchase this item concurrently, payment will be immediately refunded to the latter purchaser. We apologise in advance should this rare circumstance arise.


    Postage
    We make every effort to post your item within 1-3 days of payment. Should a circumstance arise where we are unable to post within this timeframe (eg we are away at a fair) we will contact you immediately. Please note that our postage charges are based on standard international and domestic air packages - all with tracking. If you want to upgrade to express postage or require insurance, please contact us prior to checkout and we will adjust the rates accordingly.

     

    LayBys/Layaways
    Yes we do offer flexible layby/layaway options and are open to negotiation as to the time period. Obviously, the more expensive the item the longer the time you will have to finalise payment. Contact us to see how accommodating we can be :)

    Alterations
    Obviously, as these are one- off pieces, the fit may not be quite what you need. To this end, we also offer an alteration service by professional seamstresses. Please shoot us an email outlining what you want and we will quickly respond with a quote and timeframe. Costs are kept to a minimum for this service.

    Special Orders
    If you are looking for something that you don't currently find in our shop - let us know we may be able to help you with a special listing!

    Photography
    Our photos are taken with a mix of studio and ambient lighting. Whilst we take care with the colour balance of our photos, individual computer monitors register colours differently depending on their calibration. If you want the exact colour shade drop us a line and we will give you the Universal Pantone colours that match the item.

     

  • Early 1960s Harlequin Print Cotton Sundress & Bolero- New! Early 1960s Harlequin Print Cotton Sundress & Bolero- New! Quick View
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    Early 1960s Harlequin Print Cotton Sundress & Bolero- New!

    $260.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Small

    Dress

    Bust: 32 - 36 inches + 81 - 91 cm (due to shirring)

    Waist: 26 - 30 inches + 66 - 76 cm (due to shirring)

    Hips: open

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 15 inches + 38 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder: 40 inches + 102 cm 

    Hem Length: 2 inches + 5 cm

    Zipper Length: none

    Seam Allowance: none

    Bolero

    Bust: 36 inches

    Length: 11 inches

    Note: Measurements are taken from outside, flat and stretched from seam to seam. This is the maximum size allowable, so please consider individual fit and comfort.

     

    Description

    * Beautiful early 1960s cotton sundress commercially made

    * Fabric design features a harlequin print in blue, red, yellow and white

    * Classic silhouette with a defined waist and full skirt

    * Dress is sleeveless with a squared neckline and contrasting shoulder straps

    * Bodice is shirred at the back and lined in white cotton at the front

    * Skirt is very full and features two applied patch pockets 

    * Pockets have contrasting yellow bows

    * Matching bolero jacket that fastens with three buttons

    * No openings, slips over head, serged seams, hand-sewn hem

    * Only size label remains

     

    Condition 

    Excellent. 

    No notable flaws that I can see. Please note that the yellow straps have been altered. It appears that it would have been a halter neck originally and has been altered to fixed straps at some stage. Consequently, the buttons holes are visible on the strap which would have originally secured the halter. Straps can be replaced if required or changed back to the original state.

    Please note that these are vintage items that have been used and loved over the years, As such, they may display slight evidence of their age. Any notable flaws above and beyond this will be highlighted here.

     

    Comment 

    Delightful dress and bolero ensemble. The harlequin design is so eye-catching. Please drop us a line if you require additional information about this listing.

     

    Shop Policies

    COVID-19

    Unfortunately, the pandemic has resulted in a backlog of parcels worldwide. Our local Postal Service continues to operate at increased capacity and assures us that packages will arrive at their destination, albeit with a noticeably longer timeframe.

    We now offer an alternate express delivery service via DHL for those of you who want your packages more expediently. This option is currently delivering packages within a seven-day timeframe from pick-up.

    Availability
    This item is within our selling stock. In the unlikely event that two buyers purchase this item concurrently, payment will be immediately refunded to the latter purchaser. We apologise in advance should this rare circumstance arise.


    Postage
    We make every effort to post your item within 1-3 days of payment. Should a circumstance arise where we are unable to post within this timeframe (eg we are away at a fair) we will contact you immediately. Please note that our postage charges are based on standard international and domestic air packages - all with tracking. If you want to upgrade to express postage or require insurance, please contact us prior to checkout and we will adjust the rates accordingly.

    LayBys/Layaways
    Yes we do offer flexible layby/layaway options and are open to negotiation as to the time period. Obviously, the more expensive the item the longer the time you will have to finalise payment. Contact us to see how accommodating we can be :)

    Alterations
    Obviously, as these are one- off pieces, the fit may not be quite what you need. To this end, we also offer an alteration service by professional seamstresses. Please shoot us an email outlining what you want and we will quickly respond with a quote and timeframe. Costs are kept to a minimum for this service.

    Special Orders
    If you are looking for something that you don't currently find in our shop - let us know we may be able to help you with a special listing!

    Photography
    Our photos are taken with a mix of studio and ambient lighting. Whilst we take care with the colour balance of our photos, individual computer monitors register colours differently depending on their calibration. If you want the exact colour shade drop us a line and we will give you the Universal Pantone colours that match the item.

     

     

  • Late 1950s Early 1960s White Cotton Ivy Print Dress- New! Late 1950s Early 1960s White Cotton Ivy Print Dress- New! Quick View
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    Late 1950s Early 1960s White Cotton Ivy Print Dress- New!

    $180.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Small

    Bust: 34 inches + 86 cm

    Waist: 26 inches + 66 cm

    Hips: open

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 14 inches + 36 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder:  40 inches + 102 cm 

    Hem Length: none

    Zipper Length: 15 inches + 38 cm

    Seam Allowance: 0.25 inches + .75 cm (per side)

    Note: Measurements are taken from outside, flat and stretched from seam to seam. This is the maximum size allowable, so please consider individual fit and comfort.

     

    Description

    * Lovely late 1950s to early 1960s white cotton dress

    * Fabric design features trailing ivy in shades of green, white and black

    * Classic silhouette with a nipped waist and flared skirt

    * Dress is sleeveless with an oval neckline

    * Neckline features piping trim with a notched tab that extends down centre front

    * The notched tab is decorated with a large green cloth-covered button

    * Skirt is knife-pleated at the waist

    * Low v-shaped back with metal zipper and hook and eye closure

    * Bodice has deep facings 

     

    Condition 

    Excellent. 

    No notable flaws that I can see - a couple of  light pin dot marks but not noticeable at all/ The fabric is bright and white with no yellowing.

    Please note that these are vintage items that have been used and loved over the years, As such, they may display slight evidence of their age. Any notable flaws above and beyond this will be highlighted here.

     

    Comment 

    This is such a beautiful dress, the flocking on the dress is raised and in mint condition. The colour is delightful. Please drop us a line if you require additional information about this listing.

     

    Shop Policies

    COVID-19

    Unfortunately, the pandemic has resulted in a backlog of parcels worldwide. Our local Postal Service continues to operate at increased capacity and assures us that packages will arrive at their destination, albeit with a noticeably longer timeframe.

    We now offer an alternate express delivery service via DHL for those of you who want your packages more expediently. This option is currently delivering packages within a seven-day timeframe from pick-up.

    Availability
    This item is within our selling stock. In the unlikely event that two buyers purchase this item concurrently, payment will be immediately refunded to the latter purchaser. We apologise in advance should this rare circumstance arise.


    Postage
    We make every effort to post your item within 1-3 days of payment. Should a circumstance arise where we are unable to post within this timeframe (eg we are away at a fair) we will contact you immediately. Please note that our postage charges are based on standard international and domestic air packages - all with tracking. If you want to upgrade to express postage or require insurance, please contact us prior to checkout and we will adjust the rates accordingly.

    LayBys/Layaways
    Yes we do offer flexible layby/layaway options and are open to negotiation as to the time period. Obviously, the more expensive the item the longer the time you will have to finalise payment. Contact us to see how accommodating we can be :)

    Alterations
    Obviously, as these are one- off pieces, the fit may not be quite what you need. To this end, we also offer an alteration service by professional seamstresses. Please shoot us an email outlining what you want and we will quickly respond with a quote and timeframe. Costs are kept to a minimum for this service.

    Special Orders
    If you are looking for something that you don't currently find in our shop - let us know we may be able to help you with a special listing!

    Photography
    Our photos are taken with a mix of studio and ambient lighting. Whilst we take care with the colour balance of our photos, individual computer monitors register colours differently depending on their calibration. If you want the exact colour shade drop us a line and we will give you the Universal Pantone colours that match the item.

     

     

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    Measurements

    Size: Small

    Bust: 36 - 37 inches + 91 - 95 cm

    Waist: 28 inches + 71 cm

    Hips: open

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 14.5 inches + 37 cm

    Shoulder to Shoulder: 16 inches + 41 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder:  40 inches + 102 cm 

    Hem Length: none - machined

    Zipper Length: 10 inches + 25.5 cm

    Seam Allowance: 0.25 inches + .75 cm (per side)

    Note: Measurements are taken from outside, flat and stretched from seam to seam. This is the maximum size allowable, so please consider individual fit and comfort.

     

    Description

    * Lovely early 1960s white weighty cotton waffle weave commercially made dress

    * Fabric design features rows of abstract roses and leaves in tangerine and green

    * Classic silhouette with a defined waist and gathered skirt

    * Bodice has short sleeves and a wide oval neckline

    * Skirt is gathered and has the original self-fabric belt

    * Side early plastic zipper

    * No label remains but there are remnants of a size tag

     

    Condition 

    Excellent. 

    No notable flaws that I can see - a couple of tiny frays at neckline - just needs the loose threads secured but hardly noticeable at any rate.

    Please note that these are vintage items that have been used and loved over the years, As such, they may display slight evidence of their age. Any notable flaws above and beyond this will be highlighted here.

     

    Comment 

    Great fabric design, it really stands out and is so detailed. The heavier weight cotton gives a lovely fall to the dress. Ready for lots of use!! Please drop us a line if you require additional information about this listing.

     

    Shop Policies

    COVID-19

    Unfortunately, the pandemic has resulted in a backlog of parcels worldwide. Our local Postal Service continues to operate at increased capacity and assures us that packages will arrive at their destination, albeit with a noticeably longer timeframe.

    We now offer an alternate express delivery service via DHL for those of you who want your packages more expediently. This option is currently delivering packages within a seven-day timeframe from collection.

    Availability
    This item is within our selling stock. In the unlikely event that two buyers purchase this item concurrently, payment will be immediately refunded to the latter purchaser. We apologise in advance should this rare circumstance arise.


    Postage
    We make every effort to post your item within 1-3 days of payment. Should a circumstance arise where we are unable to post within this timeframe (eg we are away at a fair) we will contact you immediately. Please note that our postage charges are based on standard international and domestic air packages - all with tracking. If you want to upgrade to express postage or require insurance, please contact us prior to checkout and we will adjust the rates accordingly.

     

    LayBys/Layaways
    Yes we do offer flexible layby/layaway options and are open to negotiation as to the time period. Obviously, the more expensive the item the longer the time you will have to finalise payment. Contact us to see how accommodating we can be :)

    Alterations
    Obviously, as these are one- off pieces, the fit may not be quite what you need. To this end, we also offer an alteration service by professional seamstresses. Please shoot us an email outlining what you want and we will quickly respond with a quote and timeframe. Costs are kept to a minimum for this service.

    Special Orders
    If you are looking for something that you don't currently find in our shop - let us know we may be able to help you with a special listing!

    Photography
    Our photos are taken with a mix of studio and ambient lighting. Whilst we take care with the colour balance of our photos, individual computer monitors register colours differently depending on their calibration. If you want the exact colour shade drop us a line and we will give you the Universal Pantone colours that match the item.

     

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    Measurements

    Size: Small

    Bust: 34 - 36 inches + 86 - 91 cm (some stretch)

    Sleeve Length from Outside Shoulder: 20 inches + 51 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder:  21 inches + 53 cm 

    Note: Measurements are taken from outside, flat and stretched from seam to seam. This is the maximum size allowable, so please consider individual fit and comfort.

     

    Description

    * Lovely early 1960s tangerine mohair wool cardigan

    * Open front with rounded neckline and long sleeves

    * Front edges and cuffs are decorated with wide-loop trim

    * Self-belt with loop tassels cinch in the waist

    * Unlined

      

    Condition 

    Excellent. 

    No notable flaws that I can see - looks hardly worn.

    Please note that these are vintage items that have been used and loved over the years, As such, they may display slight evidence of their age. Any notable flaws above and beyond this will be highlighted here.

     

    Comment 

    Fabulous and unusual cardigan/jacket. The loop braid is amazing! Great to team with dresses, skirts or slacks. Please drop us a line if you require additional information about this listing.

     

    Shop Policies

    COVID-19

    Unfortunately, the pandemic has resulted in a backlog of parcels worldwide. Our local Postal Service continues to operate at increased capacity and assures us that packages will arrive at their destination, albeit with a noticeably longer timeframe.

    We now offer an alternate express delivery service via DHL for those of you who want your packages more expediently. This option is currently delivering packages within a seven-day timeframe from collection.

    Availability
    This item is within our selling stock. In the unlikely event that two buyers purchase this item concurrently, payment will be immediately refunded to the latter purchaser. We apologise in advance should this rare circumstance arise.


    Postage
    We make every effort to post your item within 1-3 days of payment. Should a circumstance arise where we are unable to post within this timeframe (eg we are away at a fair) we will contact you immediately. Please note that our postage charges are based on standard international and domestic air packages - all with tracking. If you want to upgrade to express postage or require insurance, please contact us prior to checkout and we will adjust the rates accordingly.

     

    LayBys/Layaways
    Yes we do offer flexible layby/layaway options and are open to negotiation as to the time period. Obviously, the more expensive the item the longer the time you will have to finalise payment. Contact us to see how accommodating we can be :)

    Alterations
    Obviously, as these are one- off pieces, the fit may not be quite what you need. To this end, we also offer an alteration service by professional seamstresses. Please shoot us an email outlining what you want and we will quickly respond with a quote and timeframe. Costs are kept to a minimum for this service.

    Special Orders
    If you are looking for something that you don't currently find in our shop - let us know we may be able to help you with a special listing!

    Photography
    Our photos are taken with a mix of studio and ambient lighting. Whilst we take care with the colour balance of our photos, individual computer monitors register colours differently depending on their calibration. If you want the exact colour shade drop us a line and we will give you the Universal Pantone colours that match the item.

     

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    Measurements

    Size: Small

    Bust: 35 - 36 inches + 89 - 91 cm

    Waist: 28 inches +71 cm

    Hips: open

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 15 inches + 38 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder: 39 inches + 99 cm 

    Hem Length: none (needs restitching)

    Zipper Length: 166 inches + 41 cm

    Seam Allowance: 1 inch + 2.5 cm (per side)

    Note: Measurements are taken from outside, flat and stretched from seam to seam. This is the maximum size allowable, so please consider individual fit and comfort.

     

    Description

    * Beautiful early 1960s designer silk dress

    * Fabric design features red flowers with green leaves

    * Classic silhouette with nipped-in waist and draped skirt

    * Dress has bracelet-length sleeves and an oval collar

    * Darts that start at neckline and stop at hips

    * Attached pleated panel at left side of the skirt

     

    * Fully lined in cream acetate with back metal zipper

    * Label reads Susan Norell Mayfair 

    Condition 

    Excellent. 

    No notable flaws that I can see - looks hardly ever worn.

    Please note that these are vintage items that have been used and loved over the years, As such, they may display slight evidence of their age. Any notable flaws above and beyond this will be highlighted here.

     

    Comment 

    Such a fabulous dress! The print is delightful - bright and colourful.  The construction is impeccable. Obviously, with a Mayfair label, this dress reeks expensive high-end design. You can see that by just looking at its wonderful silhouette. Please drop us a line if you require additional information about this listing.

     

    Shop Policies

    COVID-19

    Unfortunately, the pandemic has resulted in a backlog of parcels worldwide. Our local Postal Service continues to operate at increased capacity and assures us that packages will arrive at their destination, albeit with a noticeably longer timeframe.

    We now offer an alternate express delivery service via DHL for those of you who want your packages more expediently. This option is currently delivering packages within a seven-day timeframe from collection.

    Availability
    This item is within our selling stock. In the unlikely event that two buyers purchase this item concurrently, payment will be immediately refunded to the latter purchaser. We apologise in advance should this rare circumstance arise.


    Postage
    We make every effort to post your item within 1-3 days of payment. Should a circumstance arise where we are unable to post within this timeframe (eg we are away at a fair) we will contact you immediately. Please note that our postage charges are based on standard international and domestic air packages - all with tracking. If you want to upgrade to express postage or require insurance, please contact us prior to checkout and we will adjust the rates accordingly.

     

    LayBys/Layaways
    Yes we do offer flexible layby/layaway options and are open to negotiation as to the time period. Obviously, the more expensive the item the longer the time you will have to finalise payment. Contact us to see how accommodating we can be :)

    Alterations
    Obviously, as these are one- off pieces, the fit may not be quite what you need. To this end, we also offer an alteration service by professional seamstresses. Please shoot us an email outlining what you want and we will quickly respond with a quote and timeframe. Costs are kept to a minimum for this service.

    Special Orders
    If you are looking for something that you don't currently find in our shop - let us know we may be able to help you with a special listing!

    Photography
    Our photos are taken with a mix of studio and ambient lighting. Whilst we take care with the colour balance of our photos, individual computer monitors register colours differently depending on their calibration. If you want the exact colour shade drop us a line and we will give you the Universal Pantone colours that match the item.

     

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    • Late 1960s  Deadstock Lilli Ann Cream Ensemble - New! (ON HOLD)

    Late 1960s Deadstock Lilli Ann Cream Ensemble - New! (ON HOLD)

    $590.00 AUD

    Please note this item is on hold and not available for sale at this time. Thank you for understanding.

    Measurements

    Size: Small - Medium

    Dress

    Bust: 37 inches + 94 cm

    Waist: 32 inches + 81 cm

    Hips: 38 inches + 96.5 cm

    Length from Outside Shoulder: 38 inches + 96.5 cm

    Hem: none

    Coat

    Bust: 38 inches + 96.5 cm

    Shoulder Edge to Edge: 16 inches + 40 cm

    Sleeve Length from Outside Shoulder: 22.5 inches + 57 cm 

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder: 34 inches + 86 cm 

    Hem Length: none

    Note: Measurements are taken from outside, flat and stretched from seam to seam. This is the maximum size allowable, so please consider individual fit and comfort.

     

    Description

    * Pristine late 1960s to early 1970s cream wool knit dress and coat set

    * Classic A-line silhouette with a slightly nipped waist 

    * Dress is sleeveless with a  jewel neckline

    * It features brown faux fur collar and hemline

    * Self-fabric rope belt at waist

    * Coat is ¾ length designed to show the border of the dress beneath

    * Wide lapel turnover notched collar in faux fur

    * Faux fur trim at the hemline of coat

    * Coat also has a wide tie belt

    * Coat and dress fully lined in cream acetate

    * Back nylon zipper on dress

    * Label reads Lilli Ann

    Lilli Ann
    This famous American label was registered in 1933 by Adolf Schuman. Fabrics were specially imported from France and Italy, many made expressly for Lilli Ann. These fabrics were bought from mainly small textile companies that were in dire financial straits after the war and in danger of closing. As a result, Schuman was credited with saving many of these from financial ruin and in official recognition for his services was awarded Medals of Honour from both France and Italy.  On the other hand, the Lilli Ann customer knew that their suits, coats and dresses were made of the highest quality, hand-loomed fabric. Lilli Ann was also recognised for its innovative designs and construction techniques. The label received the Gold Medal in Fashion Design, America's highest award in fashion. Nowadays, there is huge demand for Lilli Ann apparel from collectors and fashionistas around the world. It must be said that this label is one of my all-time favourites as many of you may know...:)

     

    Condition 

    Excellent. 

    Both coat and dress are in excellent condition. Deadstock without tags, never been worn.  The dress has a couple of tiny spots the size of a pinhead on the lower skirt, really not worth mentioning and you would never notice unless looking for them. As this is deadstock, I haven't cleaned it, and most likely these would be removed on dry cleaning. 

    Please note that these are vintage items that have been used and loved over the years, As such, they may display slight evidence of their age. Any notable flaws above and beyond this will be highlighted here.

     

    Comment 

    Lovely, seldom seen style of Lilli Ann ensembles. Great silhouette highlighted by the faux fur trim. It's such a treat to have acquired these in such excellent, deadstock condition. Please drop us a line if you require additional information about this listing.

     

    Shop Policies

    COVID-19

    Unfortunately, the pandemic has resulted in a backlog of parcels worldwide. Our local Postal Service continues to operate at increased capacity and assures us that packages will arrive at their destination, albeit with a noticeably longer timeframe.

    We now offer an alternate express delivery service via DHL for those of you who want your packages more expediently. This option is currently delivering packages within a seven-day timeframe from collection.

    Availability
    This item is within our selling stock. In the unlikely event that two buyers purchase this item concurrently, payment will be immediately refunded to the latter purchaser. We apologise in advance should this rare circumstance arise.


    Postage
    We make every effort to post your item within 1-3 days of payment. Should a circumstance arise where we are unable to post within this timeframe (eg we are away at a fair) we will contact you immediately. Please note that our postage charges are based on standard international and domestic air packages - all with tracking. If you want to upgrade to express postage or require insurance, please contact us prior to checkout and we will adjust the rates accordingly.

     

    LayBys/Layaways
    Yes we do offer flexible layby/layaway options and are open to negotiation as to the time period. Obviously, the more expensive the item the longer the time you will have to finalise payment. Contact us to see how accommodating we can be :)

    Alterations
    Obviously, as these are one- off pieces, the fit may not be quite what you need. To this end, we also offer an alteration service by professional seamstresses. Please shoot us an email outlining what you want and we will quickly respond with a quote and timeframe. Costs are kept to a minimum for this service.

    Special Orders
    If you are looking for something that you don't currently find in our shop - let us know we may be able to help you with a special listing!

    Photography
    Our photos are taken with a mix of studio and ambient lighting. Whilst we take care with the colour balance of our photos, individual computer monitors register colours differently depending on their calibration. If you want the exact colour shade drop us a line and we will give you the Universal Pantone colours that match the item.

     

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    Toni Todd Late 1950s Early 1960s Red Plaid Dress- New!

    $280.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Small

    Bust:  36 inches + 91cm 

    Under Bust: 34 inches + 86 cm

    Waist: 28 inches +71 cm

    Hips: Free

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 16 inches + 41 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder:  41 inches + 104 cm 

    Hem Length: 3 inches + 7 cm

    Zipper Length: 20 inches + 51 cm

    Note: Measurements are taken from outside, flat and stretched seam to seam. Please allow for individual fit and comfort.

     

    Description

    * Lovely 1950s cotton commercially made dress

    * Plaid design in reds, greens and greyish white

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and full skirt

    * Short sleeved bodice with wide collar

    * Bodice has false placket down front with decorative buttons

    * There is a gap in the placket to thread a ribbon belt through

    * Full box pleated skirt

    * Unlined, raw seams with hand finished hem

    * Back with metal zipper

    * Label reads Toni Todd

    Toni Todd

    R & M Kaufmann, Inc was inaugurated in Aurora, Illinois during the 1900s. The owners were brothers who produced high quality but moderately priced dresses and sleepwear. They were able to keep prices low by mass producing garments in their own factories.  In fact, their motto was "Only the LOOK is expensive."  Sales grew steadily through the use of full page advertisements in SeventeenMademoiselle and Charm magazines as well as the use of live television commercials on shows such as "Beat the Clock."  The Kaufmann's produced under several labels including the Toni Todd line which specifically targeted younger women.  The company was sold to Russ Togs in 1969.

     

    Condition 

    This is such a lovely dress, with so many design features. The bodice in particular is so flattering. In real life, the dress is a smidge lighter than the photographs show but I found it difficult to colour balance for some reason.  No notable flaws that I can see, apart from the dress might need the cotton thread that forms the hook and eye reinforced. Cleaned and ready to wear. Please drop us a line if your require additional information about this listing.

     

    Shop Policies

    Availability
    This item is within our selling stock. In the unlikely event that two buyers purchase this item concurrently, payment will be immediately refunded to the latter purchaser. We apologise in advance should this rare circumstance arise.


    Postage
    We make every effort to post your item within 1-3 days of payment. Should a circumstance arise where we are unable to post within this timeframe (eg we are away at a fair) we will contact you immediately. Please note that our postage charges are based on standard international and domestic air packages - all with tracking. If you want to upgrade to express postage or require insurance, please contact us prior to checkout and we will adjust the rates accordingly.

    LayBys/Layaways
    Yes we do offer flexible layby/layaway options and are open to negotiation as to the time period. Obviously, the more expensive the item the longer the time you will have to finalise payment. Contact us to see how accommodating we can be :)

    Special Orders
    If you are looking for something that you don't currently find in our shop - let us know we may be able to help you with a special listing!

    Photography
    Our photos are taken with a mix of studio and ambient lighting. Whilst we take care with the colour balance of our photos, individual computer monitors register colours differently depending on their calibration. If you want the exact colour shade drop us a line and we will give you the Universal Pantone colours that match the item.

     

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    Measurements

    Size: Small

    Bust: 36 inches + 91 cm

    Waist: 28 inches + 71 cm

    Hips: open

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 15 inches + 38 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder:  47 inches + 122 cm 

    Sleeve Length: 17.5 inches + 45 cm

    Hem Length: none

    Zipper Length: 15 inches + 38 cm

    Note: Measurements are taken from outside, flat and stretched from seam to seam. This is the maximum size allowable, so please consider individual fit and comfort.

     

    Description

    * Beautiful late 50s to early 60s wool-blend dress

    * Fabric design features allover florals in vibrant pinks, reds and purples

    * Classic silhouette with a nipped waist and full skirt

    * Dress has ¾ sleeves with an oval neckline

    * Fitted waist with self-tie at front

    * Skirt is very full and has a balloon hem

    * Low u-shaped back with metal zipper

    * Skirt lined in pink acetate, 

    * Label reads Jerry Gilden Spectator

    Jerry Gilden was a maker of moderately-priced women’s ready-to-wear from the mid-1940s through to the 1960s. The company was one of the top five producers of women’s dresses in the United States. At the peak of production, the label was producing over a million garments a year. 

    The in-house costume designer, Giselle, was responsible for designing the dresses and separates that made the Gilden name famous. After her death in 1952, Gilden took as his partners Sayde and Abe Weinberg, with Sayde becoming the designer of the Jerry Gilden lines. The firm ceased production in 1960. Because of their construction and st

     

    Condition 

    Excellent. 

    No notable flaws that I can see - vibrant colours and strong fabric. Small repair to fabric around the zipper, hardly noticeable.

    Please note that these are vintage items that have been used and loved over the years, As such, they may display slight evidence of their age. Any notable flaws above and beyond this will be highlighted here.

     

    Comment 

    Love this dress for its colour combination, its styling and construction.and, of course, - its label. Jerry Gilden made so many wonderful dresses and this one is up there with the best in my opinion.  Please drop us a line if you require additional information about this listing.

     

    Shop Policies

    COVID-19

    Unfortunately, the pandemic has resulted in a backlog of parcels worldwide. Our local Postal Service continues to operate at increased capacity and assures us that packages will arrive at their destination, albeit with a noticeably longer timeframe.

    We now offer an alternate express delivery service via DHL for those of you who want your packages more expediently. This option is currently delivering packages within a seven-day timeframe from collection.

    Availability
    This item is within our selling stock. In the unlikely event that two buyers purchase this item concurrently, payment will be immediately refunded to the latter purchaser. We apologise in advance should this rare circumstance arise.


    Postage
    We make every effort to post your item within 1-3 days of payment. Should a circumstance arise where we are unable to post within this timeframe (eg we are away at a fair) we will contact you immediately. Please note that our postage charges are based on standard international and domestic air packages - all with tracking. If you want to upgrade to express postage or require insurance, please contact us prior to checkout and we will adjust the rates accordingly.

     

    LayBys/Layaways
    Yes we do offer flexible layby/layaway options and are open to negotiation as to the time period. Obviously, the more expensive the item the longer the time you will have to finalise payment. Contact us to see how accommodating we can be :)

    Alterations
    Obviously, as these are one- off pieces, the fit may not be quite what you need. To this end, we also offer an alteration service by professional seamstresses. Please shoot us an email outlining what you want and we will quickly respond with a quote and timeframe. Costs are kept to a minimum for this service.

    Special Orders
    If you are looking for something that you don't currently find in our shop - let us know we may be able to help you with a special listing!

    Photography
    Our photos are taken with a mix of studio and ambient lighting. Whilst we take care with the colour balance of our photos, individual computer monitors register colours differently depending on their calibration. If you want the exact colour shade drop us a line and we will give you the Universal Pantone colours that match the item.

     

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    Measurements

    Size: Medium

    Dress

    Bust: 40 inches +102 cm

    Waist: 36 inches + 91 cm

    Hips: 42 inches + 107 cm

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder to Dropped Waist: 22 inches + 56 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder:  42 inches + 107  cm 

    Cape

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder:  42 inches + 107  cm 

     

    Note: Measurements are taken from outside, flat and stretched from seam to seam. This is the maximum size allowable, so please consider individual fit and comfort.

     

    Description

    * Amazing 1960s wool commercially-made dress and cape

    * Fabric is black and white fleck heavyweight wool tweed and fine black wool

    * Classic Space Age silhouette 

    * Dress has short sleeves and rounded collar in black fine wool with a dropped waist

    * Lower part of skirt in tweed with wide knife pleats

    * Large decorative buttons decorate the dress on each side below the waist

    * Cape is constructed entirely in b&w tweed with peaked collar

    * Button-through cape with mock button pockets that are really slits for arms

    * Cape has an open kick pleat at back and is fully lined in black silk taffeta

    * Dress with back metal zipper hand sewn typical of couture finishing

    * Dress also fully lined in black silk taffeta

    * Label reads Jean Patou Paris

    Jean Patou (1887-1936) opened his first design house, Parry, in 1912. Two years later he reformed the company under his own name, but was forced to leave it in the care of his family while he was deployed during WWI. He was back in business after the war and in 1919 the House of Patou began in earnest. His clothes were sporty and youthful and they were a big success both in France and in the United States. He not only designed dresses, but also true sportswear such as tennis dresses, ski ensembles, and bathing suits.

    In 1924 Patou travelled to the US and when he returned to Paris he took with him six American models. The American trade was an important part of his business and the models were to assure a good fit on the taller American figure, and to attract more US buyers. In 1929 Patou lowered hemlines and moved the waist back to its natural position and the rest of the fashion world soon followed suit.

    Patou died in 1936 and the house was then directed by his brother-in-law, Raymond Barbas. Since then there has been a considerable amount of talent at the house of Patou: including Marc Bohan 1953-1957, Mad Carpentier 1958-1960, Karl Lagerfeld 1960-1963, and Christian LeCroix 1982-87. The last clothing collection was in 1987, and since that time Patou has produced perfumes. (Courtesy of the Vintage Fashion Guild)

     

    Condition 

    Mostly excellent. 

    The only issues I can see are a couple tiny pinhole repairs on back of the dress that are hardly noticeable and. couple of pinpricks. Both near the zipper and honestly you would never know unless pointed out. There are a couple of holes in the lining of the cape but again not noticed when wearing and does not affect the durability or presentation of this sensational outfit.

    Please note that these are vintage items that have been used and loved over the years, As such, they may display slight evidence of their age. Any notable flaws above and beyond this will be highlighted here.

     

    Comment 

    Magnificent and highly-collectable Space Age dress and coat ensemble by the renowned fashion label Jean Patou. It is likely Karl Lagerfeld was the design of this ensemble. It truly is an incredible piece. Please drop us a line if you require additional information about this listing.

     

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    COVID-19

    Unfortunately, the pandemic has resulted in a backlog of parcels worldwide. Our local Postal Service continues to operate at increased capacity and assures us that packages will arrive at their destination, albeit with a noticeably longer timeframe.

    We now offer an alternate express delivery service via DHL for those of you who want your packages more expediently. This option is currently delivering packages within a seven-day timeframe from collection.

    Availability
    This item is within our selling stock. In the unlikely event that two buyers purchase this item concurrently, payment will be immediately refunded to the latter purchaser. We apologise in advance should this rare circumstance arise.


    Postage
    We make every effort to post your item within 1-3 days of payment. Should a circumstance arise where we are unable to post within this timeframe (eg we are away at a fair) we will contact you immediately. Please note that our postage charges are based on standard international and domestic air packages - all with tracking. If you want to upgrade to express postage or require insurance, please contact us prior to checkout and we will adjust the rates accordingly.

     

    LayBys/Layaways
    Yes we do offer flexible layby/layaway options and are open to negotiation as to the time period. Obviously, the more expensive the item the longer the time you will have to finalise payment. Contact us to see how accommodating we can be :)

    Alterations
    Obviously, as these are one- off pieces, the fit may not be quite what you need. To this end, we also offer an alteration service by professional seamstresses. Please shoot us an email outlining what you want and we will quickly respond with a quote and timeframe. Costs are kept to a minimum for this service.

    Special Orders
    If you are looking for something that you don't currently find in our shop - let us know we may be able to help you with a special listing!

    Photography
    Our photos are taken with a mix of studio and ambient lighting. Whilst we take care with the colour balance of our photos, individual computer monitors register colours differently depending on their calibration. If you want the exact colour shade drop us a line and we will give you the Universal Pantone colours that match the item.

     

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    Measurements

    Size: Small

    Dress
    Bust: 36 inches + 91 cm

    Waist: 30 inches + 76 cm

    Hips: 36 inches + 91 cm

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 15 inches + 38 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder: 38.5 inches + 98  cm 

    Hem Length: 3 inches + 8 cm

    Zipper Length: 22 inches + 56 cm

    Coat

    Bust: 38 inches + 96.5 cm

    Waist: 32 inches + 81 cm

    Sleeve Length from Outside Shoulder: 24 inches + 61 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder: 39 inches + 99 cm 

    Note: Measurements are taken from outside, flat and stretched from seam to seam. This is the maximum size allowable, so please consider individual fit and comfort.

     

    Description

    * Spectacular 1960s commercially made dress and coat ensemble

    * Classic mod A-line silhouette

    * Navy coat with cream wide lapel notched collar and long sleeves

    * Single-breasted and fastened with fancy navy and white plastic buttons

    * Bottom of coat has alternating diagonal straps in navy and white

    * Navy dress with rounded neckline with contrasting piping 

    * Dress has short sleeves with cream edges

    * Princess seams down front and back

    * Lower dress has diagonal inserts that match the coat

    * Both dress and coat fully lined in white acetate

    * Label reads Lilli Ann Knit


    Lilli Ann
    This famous American label was registered in 1933 by Adolf Schuman. Fabrics were specially imported from France and Italy, many made expressly for Lilli Ann. These fabrics were bought from mainly small textile companies that were in dire financial straits after the war and in danger of closing. As a result, Schuman was credited with saving many of these from financial ruin and in official recognition for his services was awarded Medals of Honour from both France and Italy.  On the other hand, the Lilli Ann customer knew that their suits, coats and dresses were made of the highest quality, hand-loomed fabric. Lilli Ann was also recognised for its innovative designs and quality construction. The label received the Gold Medal in Fashion Design, America's highest award in fashion. Nowadays, there is very high demand for this label from collectors and fashionistas from around the world. It must be said that this label is one of my all-time favourites as many of my customers know...:)

     

    Condition 

    Excellent. 

    No notable flaws that I can see - looks hardly ever worn.

    Please note that these are vintage items that have been used and loved over the years, As such, they may display slight evidence of their age. Any notable flaws above and beyond this will be highlighted here.

     

    Comment 

    Love this ensemble, especially the geometric inserts that really make it stand out. Beautifully finished too!  It's becoming increasingly difficult to source these ensembles, especially in this condition. Please drop us a line if you require additional information about this listing.

     

    Shop Policies

    COVID-19

    Unfortunately, the pandemic has resulted in a backlog of parcels worldwide. Our local Postal Service continues to operate at increased capacity and assures us that packages will arrive at their destination, albeit with a noticeably longer timeframe.

    We now offer an alternate express delivery service via DHL for those of you who want your packages more expediently. This option is currently delivering packages within a seven-day timeframe from collection.

    Availability
    This item is within our selling stock. In the unlikely event that two buyers purchase this item concurrently, payment will be immediately refunded to the latter purchaser. We apologise in advance should this rare circumstance arise.


    Postage
    We make every effort to post your item within 1-3 days of payment. Should a circumstance arise where we are unable to post within this timeframe (eg we are away at a fair) we will contact you immediately. Please note that our postage charges are based on standard international and domestic air packages - all with tracking. If you want to upgrade to express postage or require insurance, please contact us prior to checkout and we will adjust the rates accordingly.

     

    LayBys/Layaways
    Yes we do offer flexible layby/layaway options and are open to negotiation as to the time period. Obviously, the more expensive the item the longer the time you will have to finalise payment. Contact us to see how accommodating we can be :)

    Alterations
    Obviously, as these are one- off pieces, the fit may not be quite what you need. To this end, we also offer an alteration service by professional seamstresses. Please shoot us an email outlining what you want and we will quickly respond with a quote and timeframe. Costs are kept to a minimum for this service.

    Special Orders
    If you are looking for something that you don't currently find in our shop - let us know we may be able to help you with a special listing!

    Photography
    Our photos are taken with a mix of studio and ambient lighting. Whilst we take care with the colour balance of our photos, individual computer monitors register colours differently depending on their calibration. If you want the exact colour shade drop us a line and we will give you the Universal Pantone colours that match the item.

     

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    Vintage 1950s - 1960s Figural Frog Handbag - New!

    $450.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Length: 12 inches +  30.5 cm

    Depth from Highest Point: 7.5 inches + 19 cm

    Overall Height: 5.5 inches +14 cm

    Body Depth: 3 inches + 8 cm

    Drop Length of Straps: 15 inches +  38 cm

      

    Description

    * Whimsical woven synthetic wicker handbag commercially made

    * Design features 3D frog shape

    * Red marble eyes

    * Upper back section has an opening and lid to access the interior

    * The lid secures by an elasticised button closure

    * Pair of braided handles attached either side of the opening

     

    Condition 

    Excellent. 

    No notable flaws that I can see - looks hardly carried

    Please note that these are vintage items that have been used and loved over the years, As such, they may display slight evidence of their age. Any notable flaws above and beyond this will be highlighted here.

     

    Comment 

    Good figural handbag are getting harder to find. This frog shape is particularly endearing and he boasts loads of attitude.  I've only had one other, identical to this but with green eyes. I think the red really stands out.  Please drop us a line if you require additional information about this listing.

     

    Shop Policies

    COVID-19

    Unfortunately, the pandemic has resulted in a backlog of parcels worldwide. Our local Postal Service continues to operate at increased capacity and assures us that packages will arrive at their destination, albeit with a noticeably longer timeframe.

    We now offer an alternate express delivery service via DHL for those of you who want your packages more expediently. This option is currently delivering packages within a seven-day timeframe from collection.

    Availability
    This item is within our selling stock. In the unlikely event that two buyers purchase this item concurrently, payment will be immediately refunded to the latter purchaser. We apologise in advance should this rare circumstance arise.


    Postage
    We make every effort to post your item within 1-3 days of payment. Should a circumstance arise where we are unable to post within this timeframe (eg we are away at a fair) we will contact you immediately. Please note that our postage charges are based on standard international and domestic air packages - all with tracking. If you want to upgrade to express postage or require insurance, please contact us prior to checkout and we will adjust the rates accordingly.

     

    LayBys/Layaways
    Yes we do offer flexible layby/layaway options and are open to negotiation as to the time period. Obviously, the more expensive the item the longer the time you will have to finalise payment. Contact us to see how accommodating we can be :)

    Alterations
    Obviously, as these are one- off pieces, the fit may not be quite what you need. To this end, we also offer an alteration service by professional seamstresses. Please shoot us an email outlining what you want and we will quickly respond with a quote and timeframe. Costs are kept to a minimum for this service.

    Special Orders
    If you are looking for something that you don't currently find in our shop - let us know we may be able to help you with a special listing!

    Photography
    Our photos are taken with a mix of studio and ambient lighting. Whilst we take care with the colour balance of our photos, individual computer monitors register colours differently depending on their calibration. If you want the exact colour shade drop us a line and we will give you the Universal Pantone colours that match the item.

     

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    $690.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Small

    Bust: 34 - 36 inches + 86 -91 cm

    Under Bust: 30 - 32 inches + 76 -81 cm

    Waist: 26 - 27 inches + 66 - 69 cm

    Hips: 42 inches +107 cm

    Sleeve Length From Outside Shoulder: 20.5 inches + 52 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder:  35 inches + 89 cm 

    Hem Length: 1 inch + 2.5 cm

    Zipper Length: 20 inches + 51 cm

    Seam Allowance: none

    Note: Measurements are taken from outside, flat and stretched from seam to seam. This is the maximum size allowable, so please consider individual fit and comfort.

     

    Description

    * Amazing 1960s silk jersey commercially made dress

    * Op art fabric design in a range of colours

    * Dress has long sleeves and a rounded neckline

    * Both the sleeve cuffs and the neckline are decorated in self-fabric ruffle

    * Nipped waist with waistband

    * Flowing mini-length skirt.

    * Back early nylon zipper

    * Unlined - typical finish for this label

    * Label reads Emilio Pucci, Florence - Italy

    Emilio Pucci was famous for his ground-breaking designs that featured sensual, free-flowing lines that followed the natural curves of the body. His stretch silk and cotton jerseys were weightless, unlined, and wrinkle-proof - precursors for a modern, travel-friendly wardrobe that captivated a new generation of modern, active women. Prior to the 1960s, Pucci's worked under his earlier company,  Emilio of Capri. The Emilio Pucci label that we all know and love commenced in the early 1960s with his signature look evolving into the ultimate status symbol of the decade.

     

    Condition 

    Excellent. No notable flaws that I can see, a couple of faint pin dot marks on the skirt hardly noticeable.

    Please note that these are vintage items that have been used and loved over the years, As such, they may display slight evidence of their age. Any notable flaws will be highlighted.

     

    Comment 

    Emilio Pucci was the king of textile innovative and beautiful prints during the 1960's. His designs revolutionized the world of fashion and developed a cult following that was almost unheard of at the time. Today, original Pucci prints from the beginning of his career are hard-to-find and highly collectible. This stunning multi-coloured print silk-jersey dress is a perfect example of his genius. Please drop us a line if you require additional information about this listing.

     

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    COVID-19

    Unfortunately, the pandemic has resulted in a backlog of parcels worldwide. Our local Postal Service continues to operate at increased capacity and assures us that packages will arrive at their destination, albeit with a noticeably longer timeframe.

    We now offer an alternate express delivery service via DHL for those of you who want your packages more expediently. This option is currently delivering packages within a seven-day timeframe from collection.

    Availability
    This item is within our selling stock. In the unlikely event that two buyers purchase this item concurrently, payment will be immediately refunded to the latter purchaser. We apologise in advance should this rare circumstance arise.


    Postage
    We make every effort to post your item within 1-3 days of payment. Should a circumstance arise where we are unable to post within this timeframe (eg we are away at a fair) we will contact you immediately. Please note that our postage charges are based on standard international and domestic air packages - all with tracking. If you want to upgrade to express postage or require insurance, please contact us prior to checkout and we will adjust the rates accordingly.

     

    LayBys/Layaways
    Yes we do offer flexible layby/layaway options and are open to negotiation as to the time period. Obviously, the more expensive the item the longer the time you will have to finalise payment. Contact us to see how accommodating we can be :)

    Alterations
    Obviously, as these are one- off pieces, the fit may not be quite what you need. To this end, we also offer an alteration service by professional seamstresses. Please shoot us an email outlining what you want and we will quickly respond with a quote and timeframe. Costs are kept to a minimum for this service.

    Special Orders
    If you are looking for something that you don't currently find in our shop - let us know we may be able to help you with a special listing!

    Photography
    Our photos are taken with a mix of studio and ambient lighting. Whilst we take care with the colour balance of our photos, individual computer monitors register colours differently depending on their calibration. If you want the exact colour shade drop us a line and we will give you the Universal Pantone colours that match the item.

     

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    Measurements

    Size: Small

    Bust: 36 inches + 91 cm

    Under Bust: 34 inches + 86 cm

    Waist: 26 - 27 inches + 66 - 69 cm

    Hips: 39 inches + 99 cm

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 15 inches + 38 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder:  39.5 inches + 100  cm 

    Hem Length: 1.5 inches + 4 cm

    Zipper Length: 18 inches + 46 cm

    Seam Allowance: 0.5 inch + 1.25 cm (per side)

    Note: Measurements are taken from outside, flat and stretched from seam to seam. This is the maximum size allowable, so please consider individual fit and comfort.

     

    Description

    * Stunning early 1960s cotton commercially made dress

    * Fabric design features gerbera-like flowers in shades of blue & lilac with green centres & leaves

    * Classic silhouette with a cinched waist and straight skirt

    * Sleeveless bodice with wide oval neckline

    * Straight skirt with open kick pleat at back

    * Bodice and skirt both fully lined

    * Back metal zipper

    * Label reads Don Loper

    Don Loper
    Don Loper had a number of professions before he came to costume design - he was a dancer, choreographer, actor, director, costume and set designer. In 1946, he opened a sophisticated couture dress salon on Sunset Boulevard. The lavishly appointed salon showcased a bevy of magnificent gowns, cocktail dresses, suits, dresses and coats - all with hugely expensive price tags.  His designs, which embodied the chic elegance of the period, were very much prized by Hollywood's elite movie stars and by socialites alike. So much so that Lucille Ball, in her hit TV show I Love Lucy dedicated an entire episode to the designer. Today, Don Loper designs often come with hefty price tags, especially the earlier ones. As with Lilli Ann, one can usually spot a Don Loper original by the look, design and cut.

     

    Condition 

    Excellent. 

    No notable flaws that I can see. The hem has been dropped and a faint line remains but it's not very noticeable when worn.  

    Please note that these are vintage items that have been used and loved over the years, As such, they may display slight evidence of their age. Any notable flaws above and beyond this will be highlighted here.

     

    Comment 

    Simple design that is all about the cut and construction. Something Don Loper was renowned for. Cleaned and ready to wear. Ribbon belt for display purposes only. Please drop us a line if you require additional information about this listing.

     

    Shop Policies

    COVID-19

    Unfortunately, the pandemic has resulted in a backlog of parcels worldwide. Our local Postal Service continues to operate at increased capacity and assures us that packages will arrive at their destination, albeit with a noticeably longer timeframe.

    We now offer an alternate express delivery service via DHL for those of you who want your packages more expediently. This option is currently delivering packages within a seven-day timeframe from collection.

    Availability
    This item is within our selling stock. In the unlikely event that two buyers purchase this item concurrently, payment will be immediately refunded to the latter purchaser. We apologise in advance should this rare circumstance arise.


    Postage
    We make every effort to post your item within 1-3 days of payment. Should a circumstance arise where we are unable to post within this timeframe (eg we are away at a fair) we will contact you immediately. Please note that our postage charges are based on standard international and domestic air packages - all with tracking. If you want to upgrade to express postage or require insurance, please contact us prior to checkout and we will adjust the rates accordingly.

     

    LayBys/Layaways
    Yes we do offer flexible layby/layaway options and are open to negotiation as to the time period. Obviously, the more expensive the item the longer the time you will have to finalise payment. Contact us to see how accommodating we can be :)

    Alterations
    Obviously, as these are one- off pieces, the fit may not be quite what you need. To this end, we also offer an alteration service by professional seamstresses. Please shoot us an email outlining what you want and we will quickly respond with a quote and timeframe. Costs are kept to a minimum for this service.

    Special Orders
    If you are looking for something that you don't currently find in our shop - let us know we may be able to help you with a special listing!

    Photography
    Our photos are taken with a mix of studio and ambient lighting. Whilst we take care with the colour balance of our photos, individual computer monitors register colours differently depending on their calibration. If you want the exact colour shade drop us a line and we will give you the Universal Pantone colours that match the item.

     

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    Measurements

    Size: Medium

    Bust: 36 inches + 91 cm

    Under Bust: 34 inches + 86 cm

    Waist: 29 - 30 inches + 74 - 76 cm

    Hips: Free

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 16 inches + 41 cm (straps can be shortened)

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder: 39 inches + 99 cm 

    Hem Length: 0.75 inches + 2 cm

    Zipper Length: 15 inches + 38 cm

    Note: Measurements are taken from outside, flat and stretched from seam to seam. This is the maximum size allowable, so please consider individual fit and comfort.

     

    Description

    * Gorgeous 1950s white pique cotton background sundress

    * Fabric design features a border of pink roses in varying tones with green leaves

    * Classic silhouette with a cinched waist and full skirt

    * Sleeveless bodice with wide oval neckline

    * Back has three spaghetti straps per side in contrasting pink cotton

    * Shoulders are decorated with pink bows

    * Skirt is gathered with pink contrast piping at the waist

    * Single pocket at seam

    * Bodice is fully lined with white pique cotton, raw seams and handsewn hem

    * Back metal zipper

     

    Condition 

    Excellent. 

    No major flaws that I can see. Print is bright with no bleed.

    The only point worth making is that the dress has been shortened at one time. Unfortunately, the excess has been cut.

    Please note that these are vintage items that have been used and loved over the years, As such, they may display slight evidence of their age. Any notable flaws above and beyond this will be highlighted here.

     

    Comment 

    Such a gorgeous print on this dress. The roses are absolutely beautiful. Cleaned and ready to wear. Please drop us a line if you require additional information about this listing.

     

    Shop Policies

    COVID-19

    Unfortunately, the pandemic has resulted in a backlog of parcels worldwide. Our local Postal Service continues to operate at increased capacity and assures us that packages will arrive at their destination, albeit with a noticeably longer timeframe.

    We now offer an alternate express delivery service via DHL for those of you who want your packages more expediently. This option is currently delivering packages within a seven-day timeframe from collection.

    Availability
    This item is within our selling stock. In the unlikely event that two buyers purchase this item concurrently, payment will be immediately refunded to the latter purchaser. We apologise in advance should this rare circumstance arise.


    Postage
    We make every effort to post your item within 1-3 days of payment. Should a circumstance arise where we are unable to post within this timeframe (eg we are away at a fair) we will contact you immediately. Please note that our postage charges are based on standard international and domestic air packages - all with tracking. If you want to upgrade to express postage or require insurance, please contact us prior to checkout and we will adjust the rates accordingly.

     

    LayBys/Layaways
    Yes we do offer flexible layby/layaway options and are open to negotiation as to the time period. Obviously, the more expensive the item the longer the time you will have to finalise payment. Contact us to see how accommodating we can be :)

    Alterations
    Obviously, as these are one- off pieces, the fit may not be quite what you need. To this end, we also offer an alteration service by professional seamstresses. Please shoot us an email outlining what you want and we will quickly respond with a quote and timeframe. Costs are kept to a minimum for this service.

    Special Orders
    If you are looking for something that you don't currently find in our shop - let us know we may be able to help you with a special listing!

    Photography
    Our photos are taken with a mix of studio and ambient lighting. Whilst we take care with the colour balance of our photos, individual computer monitors register colours differently depending on their calibration. If you want the exact colour shade drop us a line and we will give you the Universal Pantone colours that match the item.

     

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    $390.00 AUD


    Measurements

    Size: Small

    Bust: 36 inches + 91 cm

    Under Bust: 33 inches + 84 cm

    Waist: 27 inches + 69 cm

    Hips: Free

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 14.5 inches + 37 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder: 39 inches + 99 cm 

    Hem Length: 1 inches +2.5 cm

    Zipper Length: 19 inches + 48 cm

    Seam Allowance: 0.5 inch + 1.25 cm (per side)

    Note: Measurements are taken from outside, flat and stretched from seam to seam. This is the maximum size allowable, so please consider individual fit and comfort.

     

    Description

    * Gorgeous early 1960s white taffeta background commercially made dress

    * Fabric design features purple roses in various sizes with green leaves

    * Lilac chiffon overlay over the entire dress

    * Classic silhouette with a cinched waist and wide skirt

    * Sleeveless bodice with weighted cowl neckline at front, oval at the back

    * Skirt is pin-tucked for fullness and has self-piping trim around waist

    * Attached draped lilac chiffon scarf on the left shoulder

    * Unlined bodice with stiffened pellon lining on skirt

    * Back metal zipper

    * Only size label remains, along with original swing tags

     

    Condition 

    Excellent. 

    No notable flaws that I can see. Unworn.

    Please note that these are vintage items that have been used and loved over the years, As such, they may display slight evidence of their age. Any notable flaws above and beyond this will be highlighted here.

     

    Comment 

    Gorgeous dress in fabulous condition. Presents beautifully, obviously headstock retaining original tags. Please drop us a line if you require additional information about this listing.

     

    Shop Policies

    COVID-19

    Unfortunately, the pandemic has resulted in a backlog of parcels worldwide. Our local Postal Service continues to operate at increased capacity and assures us that packages will arrive at their destination, albeit with a noticeably longer timeframe.

    We now offer an alternate express delivery service via DHL for those of you who want your packages more expediently. This option is currently delivering packages within a seven-day timeframe from collection.

    Availability
    This item is within our selling stock. In the unlikely event that two buyers purchase this item concurrently, payment will be immediately refunded to the latter purchaser. We apologise in advance should this rare circumstance arise.


    Postage
    We make every effort to post your item within 1-3 days of payment. Should a circumstance arise where we are unable to post within this timeframe (eg we are away at a fair) we will contact you immediately. Please note that our postage charges are based on standard international and domestic air packages - all with tracking. If you want to upgrade to express postage or require insurance, please contact us prior to checkout and we will adjust the rates accordingly.

     

    LayBys/Layaways
    Yes we do offer flexible layby/layaway options and are open to negotiation as to the time period. Obviously, the more expensive the item the longer the time you will have to finalise payment. Contact us to see how accommodating we can be :)

    Alterations
    Obviously, as these are one- off pieces, the fit may not be quite what you need. To this end, we also offer an alteration service by professional seamstresses. Please shoot us an email outlining what you want and we will quickly respond with a quote and timeframe. Costs are kept to a minimum for this service.

    Special Orders
    If you are looking for something that you don't currently find in our shop - let us know we may be able to help you with a special listing!

    Photography
    Our photos are taken with a mix of studio and ambient lighting. Whilst we take care with the colour balance of our photos, individual computer monitors register colours differently depending on their calibration. If you want the exact colour shade drop us a line and we will give you the Universal Pantone colours that match the item.