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  • Vintage Late 1950s Purple and White Cotton Dress- New! Vintage Late 1950s Purple and White Cotton Dress- New! Quick View
    • Vintage Late 1950s Purple and White Cotton Dress- New!
    • Vintage Late 1950s Purple and White Cotton Dress- New!
    • Vintage Late 1950s Purple and White Cotton Dress- New!
    • Vintage Late 1950s Purple and White Cotton Dress- New!

    Vintage Late 1950s Purple and White Cotton Dress- New!

    $270.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Small

    Bust: up to 36 inches + 91 cm

    Waist: 27 inches + 69 cm

    Hips: open

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 14 inches + 36 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder: 37.5 inches + 95 cm 

    Zipper Length: 13 inches + 33 cm

    Hem Length: 1 inch + 2.5 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 cotton dress

    * Fabric is in purple and white

    * Classic silhouette with a fitted waist and full skirt

    * Bodice is sleeveless with a squared neckline

    * Purple cotton inset at bust with piping on the upper white portion following a V-shape

    * Skirt has purple and white panels with piping and v-shape echoing the bodice

    * At the centre of the dips, there are daisy decorative buttons

    * Low V-shaped back

     * Unlined with back metal zipper

    * Belt loops but no belt

    * No label

     

    Condition 

    Excellent. 

    No notable flaws that I can see - two tiny divets in bodice not a hole just pulled thread no bigger than a pinhead. Hem has been let out at one point, faint crease remains but will disappear after a couple of washes.

    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 beautiful and eye-catching dress with lovely design details. 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.

     

     

     

  • Stylish 1950s Strapless Gray Floral Cotton Cocktail Dress- New! Stylish 1950s Strapless Gray Floral Cotton Cocktail Dress- New! Quick View
    • Stylish 1950s Strapless Gray Floral Cotton Cocktail Dress- New!
    • Stylish 1950s Strapless Gray Floral Cotton Cocktail Dress- New!
    • Stylish 1950s Strapless Gray Floral Cotton Cocktail Dress- New!
    • Stylish 1950s Strapless Gray Floral Cotton Cocktail Dress- New!

    Stylish 1950s Strapless Gray Floral Cotton Cocktail Dress- New!

    $310.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Extra Small

    Bust: 32 inches + 82 cm

    Waist: 24 inches + 61 cm

    Hips: open

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 15 inches + 38 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder: 45.5 inches + 114 cm 

    Zipper Length: 15 inches + 38 cm

    Hem 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

    * Lovely late 1950s commercially made dress

    * Fabric is white polished cotton with detailed shaded grey flowers

    * Classic silhouette with a fitted waist and full skirt

    * Strapless bodice with winged sides - can be worn up or down

    * Pleated ivory organza attached underneath that peaks through above bust

    * Decorative self bow at the bust area

    * Skirt is very full - almost full circle

     * Bodice is lined in cream acetate with stays for support.

    * Back features radiating seams above the waist

    * Side metal zipper

    * No label remains but is definitely Fred Perlberg  

     

    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 

    Gorgeous dress with fabulous construction and fabric design. The dress retains the label for one of the main characters from "A Place to Call Home" a popular Australian period drama aired a couple of years back.  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.

     

     

     

  • 1950s Rose Pink and Yellow Abstract Floral Cocktail Dress- New! 1950s Rose Pink and Yellow Abstract Floral Cocktail Dress- New! Quick View
    • 1950s Rose Pink and Yellow Abstract Floral Cocktail Dress- New!
    • 1950s Rose Pink and Yellow Abstract Floral Cocktail Dress- New!
    • 1950s Rose Pink and Yellow Abstract Floral Cocktail Dress- New!
    • 1950s Rose Pink and Yellow Abstract Floral Cocktail Dress- New!

    1950s Rose Pink and Yellow Abstract Floral Cocktail Dress- New!

    $320.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Small

    Bust: 33 - 34 inches + 84 - 86 cm

    Waist: 25 - 26 inches + 63.5 - 66 cm

    Hips: open

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 15 inches + 38 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder: 44 inches + 112 cm 

    Zipper Length: 16 inches + 41 cm

    Hem Length: 1 inch + 2.5 cm

    Seam Allowance: 1 inch +2.5 cm (per side) In cotton section chiffon laid over cotton so no room in chiffon

    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 cotton commercially made cocktail dress

    * Fabric design features an abstract floral pattern in white, yellow, rose pink & charcoal

    * Classic silhouette with a fitted waist and full skirt

    * Sleeveless bodice with camisole style neckline and thin shoulder straps

    * Pleated contrasting yellow chiffon at  bust and straps

    * Princess seamed with a defined waist either side of centre panel

    * Very full skirt, almost full circle

    * Bodice has a semi-attached taffeta corset with boning for structure

     * Back metal zipper

    * Label reads Herald Fashion

     

    Condition 

    Excellent. 

    No notable flaws that I can see -  a couple of hand stitches at top zipper seams.l

    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 designed to stand out. Fantastic construction too and looks hardly worn.  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.

     

     

     

  • Amazing Late 1950s Blue Silk Satin Cocktail Dress- New! Amazing Late 1950s Blue Silk Satin Cocktail Dress- New! Quick View
    • Amazing Late 1950s Blue Silk Satin Cocktail Dress- New!
    • Amazing Late 1950s Blue Silk Satin Cocktail Dress- New!
    • Amazing Late 1950s Blue Silk Satin Cocktail Dress- New!
    • Amazing Late 1950s Blue Silk Satin Cocktail Dress- New!

    Amazing Late 1950s Blue Silk Satin Cocktail Dress- New!

    $350.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Extra Small

    Bust: 32 - 34 inches + 81 - 86 cm

    Waist: 24 -25 inches + 61 - 63.5 cm

    Hips: open

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 16 inches + 41 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder: 46 inches + 117 cm 

    Zipper Length: none

    Hem Length: 1 inches + 2.5 cm

    Seam Allowance: there is a seam allowance but it would be difficult to let out and retain the lines

    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 French blue silk satin

    * Sleeveless bodice with thin straps

    * Sweetheart neckline with winged edges

    * Open front with self-fabric button closures

    * Amazing construction with a wide front

    * Skirt at back is straight with fold-over wings created by the front overlapping

    * Slit pockets in side seams and weights at hemline

     * Lined, pinked and finished seams with handstitched hem

    * Unlabelled but definitely commercially made

     

    Condition 

    Excellent. 

    No notable flaws that I can see. Just a tiny bit of wear at the straps and underarm seams, nothing major.

    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 that is expertly tailored to give you those amazing lines. So stylish! I have included a colour swatch to give you the exact colour. It called Olympic Blue.

     

    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.

     

     

     

  • Gorgeous Vintage 1950s Green Floral Party Dress - New! Gorgeous Vintage 1950s Green Floral Party Dress - New! Quick View
    • Gorgeous Vintage 1950s Green Floral Party Dress - New!
    • Gorgeous Vintage 1950s Green Floral Party Dress - New!
    • Gorgeous Vintage 1950s Green Floral Party Dress - New!
    • Gorgeous Vintage 1950s Green Floral Party Dress - New!

    Gorgeous Vintage 1950s Green Floral Party Dress - New!

    $290.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Small 

    Bust: 36 inches + 92 cm

    Waist: 27 inches + 69 cm

    Hips: free

    Bodice Length: 15 inches + 38 cm

    Total Length: 42 inches + 107 cm

    Hem Length: none

     

    Description

    * Vintage 1950s chiffon dress

    * Print has a floral pattern in sage green over white background

    * Classic silhouette with a very full skirt 

    * Contrasting gathered green taffeta cummerbund waist

    * Sleeveless bodice with wide rounded neckline

    * Fully lined in cream acetate

    * Back zipper closure

     

    Condition

    This vintage dress has been carefully looked after and is in excellent condition for its age. Remember this dress is over sixty years old, with no rips. holes or notable damage. The only flaw is the faintest colour variation to the cummerbund sash and dress neckline - and a little stress on some seams. 

    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 colour in this dress and the contrasting wide cummerbund banding really finishes the dress off.  So lovely!

      

    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 Blue Carnations Cotton Sundress- New! Late 1950s Blue Carnations Cotton Sundress- New! Quick View
    • Late 1950s Blue Carnations Cotton Sundress- New!
    • Late 1950s Blue Carnations Cotton Sundress- New!
    • Late 1950s Blue Carnations Cotton Sundress- New!
    • Late 1950s Blue Carnations Cotton Sundress- New!

    Late 1950s Blue Carnations Cotton Sundress- New!

    $320.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Small

    Bust: 36 inches + 91 cm

    Under Bust: 33 inches + 85 cm

    Waist: 27 - 28  inches + 69 - 71 cm

    Hips: Free

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 14.5 inches + 37 cm (adjustable)

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder:  39 inches + 99 cm 

    Hem Length: 2.5 inches + 6.5 cm

    Zipper Length: 14 inches + 36 cm

    Seam Allowance: 1.5 inches + 4 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 1950s white and blue striped cotton commercially made sundress

    * Fabric design features blue toned carnations with olive green leaves

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and full skirt

    * Sleeveless chemise bodice with spaghetti straps

    * Sleeves and neckline edged in self fabric trim with bows on each strap

    * Full gathered skirt with self belt featuring a bow at from and buckle at back

    * Unlined, selvage seams and hand sewn hem

    * Built in netting underskirt at waist fr fullness and back metal belt

    * Label reads California Cottons

    California Cottons
    Very little information if available on the history of this label. Research indicates that the label probably originated in the United States but was heavily marketed within in the United Kingdom. During the 1950s and1960s however, the manufacturing was done exclusively in Britain, with the actual design work was outsourced to the United States . The clothing from this label is very eye catching and beautifully detailed. To the extent where California Cottons matches the quality and styling of Horrockses Fashions. While its history may be a little vague, its collectability is not. The label is highly prized today.(Thanks to Liz at Advantage in Vintage)

     

    Condition 

    Absolutely gorgeous sundress that looks absolutely spotless. Fabric is crisp and vibrant and without fade.

     

    Comment

    The details on this dress make it quite special. Should you wish to let the hem down, I am sure it won't leave a mark, as the dress looks hardly worn. And if too small, there is plenty of fabric to let out at the seams. 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 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 Pink Floral Designer Dress- New! Late 1950s - Early 1960s Pink Floral Designer Dress- New! Quick View
    • Late 1950s - Early 1960s Pink Floral Designer Dress- New!
    • Late 1950s - Early 1960s Pink Floral Designer Dress- New!
    • Late 1950s - Early 1960s Pink Floral Designer Dress- New!
    • Late 1950s - Early 1960s Pink Floral Designer Dress- New!

    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.

     

     

     

  • Vintage 50s to Early 60s Mint Green Cotton Dress- New! Vintage 50s to Early 60s Mint Green Cotton Dress- New! Quick View
    • Vintage 50s to Early 60s Mint Green Cotton Dress- New!
    • Vintage 50s to Early 60s Mint Green Cotton Dress- New!
    • Vintage 50s to Early 60s Mint Green Cotton Dress- New!
    • Vintage 50s to Early 60s Mint Green Cotton Dress- New!

    Vintage 50s to Early 60s Mint Green Cotton Dress- New!

    $180.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Small

    Bust: 36 inches + 91 cm

    Waist: 26 inches + 66 cm

    Hips: open

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 15 inches + 38 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder: 46 inches + 117 cm 

    Zipper Length: 12 inches + 30.5 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 commercially made dress

    * Fabric is mint green cotton

    * Classic silhouette with a fitted waist and full skirt

    * Sleeveless bodice with deep oval neckline

    * Shirtfront closure with self-fabric buttons and a side metal zipper

    * Inset wide white piqué collar with lattice work

    * Skirt is a full circle

     * Unlined, pinked seams with handstitched hem

    * Label reads Jonathon Logan

    Jonathan Logan was a popular manufacturer of women’s classic dresses, have been foundered in 1944.  The brand was a stable of just about every young girl's closet during the 1950s and 60s. In fact by 1966, Jonathan Logan had become one of the largest ready to wear companies in the USA.

    Jonathan Logan eventually became a collection of fourteen different brands, each geared to a different consumer group. What do these vintage labels have in common: Betty Barclay, Butte Knit, R & K Originals, Youth Guild and Jonathan Logan. At one time, all of these labels were popular divisions of the first large apparel conglomerate, Jonathan Logan. These labels were on some of the most popular dresses and sportswear from the 1950’s through 1970’s, and today, vintage collectors seek out these labels for their style and quality.

     

    Condition 

    Excellent. 

    No notable flaws that I can see - just a few pinhead size spots, not noticeable 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, fresh looking Summer dress with a huge circle skirt.  The collar is a lovely addition. Please drop us a line if you require additional information about this listing.

     

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    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
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  • 50s - 60s Designer Suzy Perette Black Lace Party Dress- New! 50s - 60s Designer Suzy Perette Black Lace Party Dress- New! Quick View
    • 50s - 60s Designer Suzy Perette Black Lace Party Dress- New!
    • 50s - 60s Designer Suzy Perette Black Lace Party Dress- New!
    • 50s - 60s Designer Suzy Perette Black Lace Party Dress- New!
    • 50s - 60s Designer Suzy Perette Black Lace Party Dress- New!

    50s - 60s Designer Suzy Perette Black Lace Party Dress- New!

    $390.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Small

    Bust:  34 inches + 86 cm 

    Under Bust: 33 inches + 84 cm

    Waist: 26 inches + 66 cm

    Hips: Free

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 15.5 inches + 39 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder:  43.5 inches + 110 cm 

    Hem Length: .5 inches + 1cm

    Zipper Length: 14 inches + 36 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

    * Striking 1950s quality black lace designer dress

    * Underskirt of steely blue taffeta

    * Lace design features scrolls, leaves and flowers

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and full skirt

    * Sleeveless chemise bodice with black velvet straps

    * Bodice has princess seaming and shelf bust etched with black velvet

    * Black velvet bow at centre front under bust

    * Full panelled skirt with attached white nylon crinoline

    * Fully lined, pinked seams and hand finished hem

    * Low square back with metal zipper

    * Label reads Suzy Perette

    Suzy Perette

    The Suzy Perette label was a registered trademark of Lombardy Dress (founded as Lombardy Frocks in 1930) and registered in 1954. A sister label to Suzy Perette was the Gigi Young Fashions label (late fifties to 1966). This label followed the same successful style formula of Suzy Perette but as a less expensive line.

    Suzy Perette was greatly influenced by Parisian fashions, with the silhouette of cinched waist and full skirt extremely popular in the early fifties. In fact, the Suzy Perette label acquired the right to incorporate Christian Dior's designs into their own product range- and this dress is a wonderful example!

     

    Condition 

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

    Incredibly beautiful dress straight from the Dior silhouette. Exquisite! 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.

    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
    • 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!

    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.

     

     

     

  • Early 1960s Coral Pink Cotton Dress- New! Early 1960s Coral Pink Cotton Dress- New! Quick View
    • Early 1960s Coral Pink Cotton Dress- New!
    • Early 1960s Coral Pink Cotton Dress- New!
    • Early 1960s Coral Pink Cotton Dress- New!
    • Early 1960s Coral Pink Cotton Dress- New!

    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.

     

     

     

  • 1950s Beaded Pale Gold Silk Satin Cocktail Dress - New! 1950s Beaded Pale Gold Silk Satin Cocktail Dress - New! Quick View
    • 1950s Beaded Pale Gold Silk Satin Cocktail Dress - New!
    • 1950s Beaded Pale Gold Silk Satin Cocktail Dress - New!
    • 1950s Beaded Pale Gold Silk Satin Cocktail Dress - New!
    • 1950s Beaded Pale Gold Silk Satin Cocktail Dress - New!

    1950s Beaded Pale Gold Silk Satin Cocktail Dress - New!

    $490.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Small

    Bust:  34 - 36 inches + 86- 91 cm 

    Under Bust: 32 inches + 81 cm

    Waist: 26 inches + 66 cm

    Hips: Free

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 16 inches + 41 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder:  45 inches + 114 cm 

    Hem Length: 2 inches +5 cm

    Zipper Length: 14 inches + 36 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 pale gold silk satin dress

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and full skirt

    * Sleeveless bodice with draped neckline

    * Decorative ties on each shoulder

    * Lush self fabric cummerbund waist

    * Very full tightly gathered skirt

    * Beautiful beadwork in floral pattern with inset gold beads at centre of flowers

    * Fully lined bodice, built in tulle petticoat in skirt and hand sewn hem

    * Open side metal zipper


    Condition 

    A sophisticated party dress with the most gorgeous beadwork border.  It looks to be commercially mad but alas no label that I can see. In excellent condition too and free from any notable flaws.  Please note that the straps tie at the shoulders but do not adjust the bodice length. 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 :)

    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.

     

  • Sweet Late 1950s Aldens Label Lavender Cotton Dress- New! Sweet Late 1950s Aldens Label Lavender Cotton Dress- New! Quick View
    • Sweet Late 1950s Aldens Label Lavender Cotton Dress- New!
    • Sweet Late 1950s Aldens Label Lavender Cotton Dress- New!
    • Sweet Late 1950s Aldens Label Lavender Cotton Dress- New!
    • Sweet Late 1950s Aldens Label Lavender Cotton Dress- New!

    Sweet Late 1950s Aldens Label Lavender Cotton Dress- New!

    $290.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Small

    Bust: 35 - 36 inches + 89 - 91 cm

    Waist: 26 inches + 66 cm

    Hips: open

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 15 inches + 38 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder: 41.5 inches + 105.5 cm 

    Zipper Length: 16 inches + 41 cm

    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 late 1950s to early 1960s commercially made dress

    * Fabric is lavender cotton

    * Classic silhouette with a fitted waist and full skirt

    * Bodice is sleeveless with a deep oval neckline

    * Tuck pleat at each shoulder seam

    * Cummerbund waist of white cotton lace

    * Lace is overlayed with latticework in lavender 

    * Skirt has knife pleats and is full

    * Low v-shaped back with metal zipper

     * Unlined except at the cummerbund which has white cotton, handstitched hem

    * Label reads Aldens

     

    Condition 

    Excellent. 

    No notable flaws that I can see. The fabric is unfaded with even colour throughout. 

    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 made even better with the contrasting lace cummerbund waist and the superimposed latticework.   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.

     

     

     

  • Lovely 1950s Black Floral Taffeta Dress with Flocking - New! Lovely 1950s Black Floral Taffeta Dress with Flocking - New! Quick View
    • Lovely 1950s Black Floral Taffeta Dress with Flocking - New!
    • Lovely 1950s Black Floral Taffeta Dress with Flocking - New!
    • Lovely 1950s Black Floral Taffeta Dress with Flocking - New!
    • Lovely 1950s Black Floral Taffeta Dress with Flocking - New!

    Lovely 1950s Black Floral Taffeta Dress with Flocking - New!

    $290.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Small

    Bust:  36 - 38 inches + 91 - 96 cm 

    Under Bust: 34 inches + 86 cm

    Waist: 27 inches + 69 cm

    Hips: Free

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 14.5 inches + 37 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder:  40 inches + 102 cm 

    Hem Length: 3 inches + 8 cm

    Zipper Length: 14 inches + 36 cm

    Seam Allowance Per Side: 0.5 inches + 1.5 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

    * Gorgeous late 1950s black taffeta dress

    * Fabric design features large flowers and leaves in pink and green

    * Lush thick velvet flocking creates a 3D effect

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and full skirt

    * Sleeveless bodice with cross over v- neckline

    * Very full gathered skirt

    * Unlined, raw seams, hand sew hem

    * Low back with metal zipper


    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

    Incredibly beautiful dress with the most glorious flocking details.  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.

     

     


     

  • Vintage 1950s Muted Blue and White Cotton Dress- New! Vintage 1950s Muted Blue and White Cotton Dress- New! Quick View
    • Vintage 1950s Muted Blue and White Cotton Dress- New!
    • Vintage 1950s Muted Blue and White Cotton Dress- New!
    • Vintage 1950s Muted Blue and White Cotton Dress- New!
    • Vintage 1950s Muted Blue and White Cotton Dress- New!

    Vintage 1950s Muted Blue and White Cotton Dress- New!

    $290.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Extra Small -Small

    Bust: 34 inches + 86 cm

    Waist: 24 - 25 inches + 61 - 63.5 cm

    Hips: open

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 15 inches + 38 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder: 40 inches + 102 cm 

    Zipper Length: 15 inches + 38 cm

    Hem 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

    * Absolutely gorgeous 1950s commercially made dress

    * Fabric is white cotton with drawn threadwork with large blue flowers

    * Classic silhouette with a fitted waist and full skirt

    * Sleeveless bodice with deep oval neckline and scooped out back

    * Full double box pleated skirt

    * Fully lined in white cotton 

     * Raw seams with handstitched hem

    * Label missing but there is a 1955-1963 Union Label

     

    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 

    Stunning dress constructed with a wonderful cotton fabric with so much detail. 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.

     

     

     

  • Lovely 1950s Blue and White Polka Dot Cotton Dress- New! Lovely 1950s Blue and White Polka Dot Cotton Dress- New! Quick View
    • Lovely 1950s Blue and White Polka Dot Cotton Dress- New!
    • Lovely 1950s Blue and White Polka Dot Cotton Dress- New!
    • Lovely 1950s Blue and White Polka Dot Cotton Dress- New!
    • Lovely 1950s Blue and White Polka Dot Cotton Dress- New!

    Lovely 1950s Blue and White Polka Dot Cotton Dress- New!

    $290.00 AUD

    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: 45 inches + 114 cm 

    Zipper Length: 10 inches + 25 cm

    Hem Length: none - has been let down

    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 1950s navy blue cotton dress

    * Fabric features white polka dots

    * Classic silhouette with a fitted waist and full skirt

    * Bodice has shallow cap sleeves and an oval neckline

    * White pique insert at upper bodice decorated with two bows at peaks

    * Wide cone-shaped skirt with two applied pockets at front

    * Pockets also feature contrasting white  cotton insert with bow ties

    * Unlined, serged seams with machined hem

    * Side closed-in metal zipper

     

    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 

    This is such a sweet dress, who doesn't love polka dots! Made even better with the white cotton contrasting inserts and bows. So fresh looking and perfect for Spring. 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
    • Late 1950s to Early 1960s Pink Roses Cotton Blend Sheath Dress- New!
    • Late 1950s to Early 1960s Pink Roses Cotton Blend Sheath Dress- New!
    • Late 1950s to Early 1960s Pink Roses Cotton Blend Sheath Dress- New!
    • 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.

     

     

     

  • 1950s Yellow and Green Floral Jerry Gilden Dress - New! 1950s Yellow and Green Floral Jerry Gilden Dress - New! Quick View
    • 1950s Yellow and Green Floral Jerry Gilden Dress - New!
    • 1950s Yellow and Green Floral Jerry Gilden Dress - New!
    • 1950s Yellow and Green Floral Jerry Gilden Dress - New!
    • 1950s Yellow and Green Floral Jerry Gilden Dress - New!

    1950s Yellow and Green Floral Jerry Gilden Dress - New!

    $290.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Small

    Bust: 34 inches + 86 cm 

    Waist: 26 inches + 66 cm

    Hips: Free

    Bodice Length From Outside Shoulder: 15.5 inches +  39 cm

    Total Length:  42.5 inches + 109 cm 

    Hem Length : 1.5 inches + 4 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 com

      

    Description

    * Vintage 1950s ivory lightweight cotton dress

    * Design features floral garlands in yellow and orange with sage green stripes

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and full skirt

    * Short sleeved bodice with squared neckline

    * Full knife pleated skirt that features horizontal striped border

    * Comes with original belt with tie

    * Back meal zipper

    * 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 condition.

    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 and a sought-after design by this famous label. 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
    • Early 1960s Blue Chambray Cotton Shirtfront Dress- New!
    • Early 1960s Blue Chambray Cotton Shirtfront Dress- New!
    • Early 1960s Blue Chambray Cotton Shirtfront Dress- New!
    • Early 1960s Blue Chambray Cotton Shirtfront Dress- New!

    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.

     

     

  • 1950s Don Loper Designer Red Rose Lamé Ensemble- New! 1950s Don Loper Designer Red Rose Lamé Ensemble- New! Quick View
    • 1950s Don Loper Designer Red Rose Lamé Ensemble- New!
    • 1950s Don Loper Designer Red Rose Lamé Ensemble- New!
    • 1950s Don Loper Designer Red Rose Lamé Ensemble- New!
    • 1950s Don Loper Designer Red Rose Lamé Ensemble- New!

    1950s Don Loper Designer Red Rose Lamé Ensemble- New!

    $690.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Small

    Dress

    Bust: 35 - 36 inches + 89 - 91 cm

    Waist: 27 inches + 68 cm

    Hips: 40 inches + 102 cm

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 16 inches + 41 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder: 45 inches + 114 cm 

    Coat

    Length: 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

    * Sensational late 1950s coat and dress set, commercially made 

    * Main fabric used is gold lamé printed with red roses and green leaves

    * Coat is made of red velvet and lined in the lamé fabric

    * It features a stand-up Nehru style collar with elbow-length sleeves

    * Dress is all in one and fashioned to look like a sheath dress with an over-bodice 

    * Short-sleeved bodice with a deep scooped out neckline edged in red velvet

    * Low scooped out back with  metal zipper and slit near hemline

     * Fully lined in red acetate, 

    * 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 - 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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    • Stunning 1940s Striped Rayon Day Dress- New!
    • Stunning 1940s Striped Rayon Day Dress- New!
    • Stunning 1940s Striped Rayon Day Dress- New!
    • Stunning 1940s Striped Rayon Day Dress- New!

    Stunning 1940s Striped Rayon Day Dress- New!

    $320.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Extra Small - Small

    Bust: 34 inches + 86 cm

    Waist: 25 inches + 63.5 cm

    Hips: Free

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 15 inches + 38 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder:  42 inches + 107 cm 

    Hem Length: 1.5 inches + 4 cm

    Zipper Length: 10 inches +25 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

    * Absolutely gorgeous 1940s commercially made rayon day dress

    * Fabric design features alternate stripes in B&W static patten & yellow with white pin stripe

    ,* Classic silhouette with cinched waist and full skirt

    * Short sleeved bodice with shirt front opening to waist

    * Turnover notched collar

    * Bodice has closed in pleats that open up just below the bust line

    * Full skirt with closed in pleats to hipline

    * Unlined, serged seams, hand sewn hem

    * Side closed -in metal zipper

    * Label reads St Michael Brand 

     

    Condition 

    Excellent. 

    No notable flaws that I can see - a few stitches have come undone at hemline - an easy fix.

    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 well made dress, and so flattering to the bust, waist, and hips. Lovely colour too!  Cleaned and ready to wear. Please drop us a line if you require additional information about this listing.


    General Information & 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 apologize 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.

     


     

     

    Condition 

    This is such a well made dress, and so flattering to the bust, waist and hips. Lovely colour too! The dress is in excellent condition for its age, no notable flaws that I can see, other than a few stitches have come undone at the hemline.  Cleaned and ready to wear. Please drop us a line if your require additional information about this listing.

      

  • Vintage 1950s B&W Flocked Chiffon Party Dress - New! Vintage 1950s B&W Flocked Chiffon Party Dress - New! Quick View
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    • Vintage 1950s B&W Flocked Chiffon Party Dress - New!

    Vintage 1950s B&W Flocked Chiffon Party Dress - New!

    $390.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Extra Small

    Bust: 32 inches + 81 cm 

    Waist: 24 inches + 61 cm

    Hips: 36 inches + 91 cm 

    Bodice Length From Outside Shoulder: 15 inches + 38 cm

    Total Length:  43 inches + 109 cm 

      

    Description

    * Vintage 1950s ivory chiffon party dress

    * Fabric features black floral flocked pattern with scalloped border

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and wide skirt

    * Sleeveless bodice with shelf bust

    * Thick contrasting velvet shoulder straps

    * Shelf bust with ruffles, black ribbon and lacework

    * Separate black velvet ribbon at waistline

    * Very full gathered skirt with tulle built in petticoat

    * Fully lined in ivory taffeta

    * Back metal zipper

     

    Condition 

    Very Good. This absolutely beautiful 50s party dress is in great condition for its age. The black velvet straps have been added at some point but are easily removable if desired. Perhaps a couple of light marks here and there but really nothing 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 

    This is such a beautiful dress, the flocking on the dress contrasts beautifully with the ivory chiffon and the border floral print is delicious! 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 1950s Black Taffeta Cocktail Dress New! Early 1950s Black Taffeta Cocktail Dress New! Quick View
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    • Early 1950s Black Taffeta Cocktail Dress New!
    • Early 1950s Black Taffeta Cocktail Dress New!
    • Early 1950s Black Taffeta Cocktail Dress New!

    Early 1950s Black Taffeta Cocktail Dress New!

    $190.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Small

    Bust: 34 inches + 86 cm

    Waist: 25 - 26 inches + 63.5 - 66 cm

    Hips: open

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 16 inches + 41 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder:  49 inches + 124 cm 

    Hem Length: none

    Zipper Length: 18 inches + 46 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

    * Striking early 1950s black taffeta cocktail dress with tulle skirt

    * Black tulle skirt with multiple roses of gathered/ ruched taffeta

    * Classic silhouette with a defined waist and full skirt

    * Bodice has a low v-shaped neckline with ¾ length sleeves

    * Skirt is wide & cone-shaped 

    * Ruched layers are horizontal at the front & vertical at the back 

    * V-shaped back with  v-shaped insert above the waist

    * Skirt has taffeta lining, bodice is unlined and long metal zipper at back

    * Unlabelled

     

    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 

    Beautiful New Look cocktail dress with the most amazing 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.

     

     

  • 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
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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!

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

    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
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    • 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.

     

    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.

     

     

  • Coutura Vintage Gift Card ~ The Perfect Gift - New! Coutura Vintage Gift Card ~ The Perfect Gift - New! Quick View
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    • Coutura Vintage Gift Card ~ The Perfect Gift - New!
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    Coutura Vintage Gift Card ~ The Perfect Gift - New!

    $25.00 AUD

    Shopping for someone else but not sure what to give them? Give them the gift of choice with a Coutura Vintage gift card.

    Gift cards are delivered by email and contain instructions to redeem them at checkout. Our gift cards have no additional processing fees.

    If you want to purchase a different dollar value, just contact us and we will create one. 

  • Late 1950s Plaid Cotton Dress by Henry Rosenfeld- New! Late 1950s Plaid Cotton Dress by Henry Rosenfeld- New! Quick View
    • Late 1950s Plaid Cotton Dress by Henry Rosenfeld- New!
    • Late 1950s Plaid Cotton Dress by Henry Rosenfeld- New!
    • Late 1950s Plaid Cotton Dress by Henry Rosenfeld- New!
    • Late 1950s Plaid Cotton Dress by Henry Rosenfeld- New!

    Late 1950s Plaid Cotton Dress by Henry Rosenfeld- New!

    $180.00 AUD

    LovelyMeasurements

    Size: Extra Small

    Bust: 34 inches + 86 cm

    Waist: 24 inches + 61 cm

    Hips: open

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 15 inches + 38 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder:  42 inches + 107 cm 

    Hem Length: 2 inches + 5cm

    Zipper 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

    * Lovely 1950s cotton commercially made dress

    * Fabric design features a plaid pattern in muted red, green, blue and lilac

    * Classic silhouette with a defined waist and full skirt

    * Dress is sleeveless with a v-shaped neckline 

    * Button-through closures the full length of the dress

    * Skirt is very full and knife pleated

    * Label reads Henry Rosenfeld

     

    Condition 

    Excellent apart from color bleed/transfer to the dress. I would say that the dye wasn't fixed properly initially so the dye lifted when washed. I have put it through a dye-fixing process and colour run lifter and it appears much lighter and may go away with subsequent washes. Overall, general colour fade due to the unstable dye. The last photo shows what I'm speaking about and there is a patch at the back bodice that you can see in the photo of the back of the dress. Priced accordingly.

    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 that still presents beautifully, despite the colour issues.. 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.

     

     

  • Stylish Designer 1950s Purple Wool Top and Skirt Set- New! Stylish Designer 1950s Purple Wool Top and Skirt Set- New! Quick View
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    • Stylish Designer 1950s Purple Wool Top and Skirt Set- New!
    • Stylish Designer 1950s Purple Wool Top and Skirt Set- New!
    • Stylish Designer 1950s Purple Wool Top and Skirt Set- New!

    Stylish Designer 1950s Purple Wool Top and Skirt Set- New!

    $290.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Small

    Top

    Bust: 34 - 37 inches + 86 - 96 cm (stretch in top)

    Waist: 28 inches + 71 cm 

    Hips: 32 inches + 81 cm

    Sleeve Length: 16 inches + 41

    Top Length from Outside Shoulder: 18 inches + 46 cm

    Skirt

    Waist: 26 inches + 66 cm (room to move button another inch)

    Hips: Free

    Length from Waist to Hem:  24 inches + 61 cm 

    Hem Length: 1 inch + 2.5 cm

    Total Length: Top and Skirt: 40 inches + 102 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

    * Sophisticated 1950s wool top and skirt set, commercially made

    * Fabric consists of purple top and striped  purple, navy, lilac, gold and black skirt

    * Classic silhouette with a nipped waist and full skirt

    * Top has ¾ sleeves with round collar and bow closure

    * Short metal zipper at back neck

    * Skirt is very full with sunray pleating

    * Waistband with metal zipper and button closure

    * Unlined, hand-stitched hem, both raw and serged seams

    * Label reads Alex Coleman California

    Alex Colman California, founded in 1947, was one of many California clothing companies that opened post World War II period. The family-owned company specialized in quality sportswear, coordinates, and casual dress in the Californian style. The vivid and unique prints used by Alex Colman became their signature and set the standard. These prints were all designed by Blanche Lefton (Alex Coleman's daughter), who was inspired by her many trips to France, Germany and Italy. She would then visit Japan to personally work on her exclusive patterns with their printers: Kanebo and Toyobo. Blanche was an expert at engineering prints so that the borders would match perfectly. The ability of the company to produce these exclusive prints was one of the primary reasons for its success. In 1968, it had grown so much that it was listed on the stock exchange and in 1973 merged with Borden Incorporated. Sometime in 1980, the company finally closed its doors. Their legacy has endured, particularly the classic Coleman border and floral novelty prints and coordinates of the 1950s. Examples of these are highly valued by today's vintage fashion connoisseurs.

     

    Condition 

    Excellent. 

    No notable flaws that I can see - looks hardly ever worn. A small amount of wrinkling and pilling under the arms.

    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 set with all the hallmarks of superior design and construction. Alex Coleman fashions always stand apart from the rest. The colours are rich and vibrant 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.

     

     

  • Late 1950s Green and White Stripes Cotton Dress- New! Late 1950s Green and White Stripes Cotton Dress- New! Quick View
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    • Late 1950s Green and White Stripes Cotton Dress- New!
    • Late 1950s Green and White Stripes Cotton Dress- New!

    Late 1950s Green and White Stripes Cotton Dress- New!

    $250.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Small

    Bust: 34 inches + 86 cm

    Waist: 26 inches + 66 cm

    Hips: open

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 15 inches + 38 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder:  42 inches + 107 cm 

    Hem Length: 0.5 inches + 1.3 cm

    Zipper Length: 15 inches + 38 cm

    Seam Allowance: none at bust due to gusset, the waist can be expanded by up to 2 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 1950s green and white glazed cotton dress commercially made

    * Classic silhouette with a defined waist and full skirt

    * Bodice with cap sleeves and a notched V-shaped neckline

    * Skirt is gathered at the waist and very full

    * Two huge inset pockets at front with contrasting green edging and bows

    * Label reads Bijou Original

     

    Condition 

    Excellent with a couple of minor issues

    The dress presents extremely well but the darts have been taken out at back and it has a replacement nylon zipper. Tiny abrasion where zipper was originally (as it was also let out). If the dress was returned to its original sizing of say around 33b/25 w all these issues would disappear and the dress would present as perfect. 

    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 beautiful dress and very well made.  The pockets are absolutely 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.