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  • 1950s Designer Red Silk Satin New Look Cocktail Dress New! 1950s Designer Red Silk Satin New Look Cocktail Dress New! Quick View
    • 1950s Designer Red Silk Satin New Look Cocktail Dress New!
    • 1950s Designer Red Silk Satin New Look Cocktail Dress New!
    • 1950s Designer Red Silk Satin New Look Cocktail Dress New!
    • 1950s Designer Red Silk Satin New Look Cocktail Dress New!

    1950s Designer Red Silk Satin New Look Cocktail Dress New!

    $320.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Small

    Bust: 34 - 35 inches + 86 - 89 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: 1.5 inches + 4 cm

    Zipper Length: 14 inches + 36 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

    * Stunning 1950s firebox red silk satin commercially made dress

    * Classic New Look silhouette with a cinched waist and full skirt

    * Dress is sleeveless with an inset oval notched neckline panel which widens at the back to form a collar.

    * Faux opening down the front of the dress with decorative self-fabric buttons

    * Self-fabric bow just below the notched collar and princess seaming either side

    * Skirt is very full with wonderful drape

    * Low v-shaped back with collar 

    * In-seam pocket on right-hand side of the dress

    * Back metal zipper, pinked seams, turnover hem (unstitched)

    * Label reads Jonny Herbert Originals

    The Jonny Herbert label produced sophisticated, junior-sized quality day, cocktail and evening dresses. The company was registered by John Buffa and Herbert Aptel in 1950 as a division on Sealove-Becker, Inc. By 1954 the company had expanded into the Midwest with a sales office in Chicago. Aptel later left the company but Buffa managed it until his death in 1973. I have not been able to track more detailed history of the company, although I must add that over the years I have owned a number of dresses from this label, and seen many more, and all are high quality, beautifully made and designed.


    Condition 

    Excellent. 

    No notable flaws that I can see -  a sliver of thread can be seen on a couple of seams and stitching on hem a tad untidy but not visible at all from the front.

    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 

    Simply gorgeous dress with some fabulous design details that really make it stand apart from the rest. One of the best Jonny Herbert dresses I have had the pleasure of owning. Please drop us a line if you require additional information about this listing.

     

    Shop Policies

    COVID-19

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

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

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


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

     

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

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

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

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

     

  • Fabulous Late 1930s to Early 1940s Flecked Wool Coat- New! Fabulous Late 1930s to Early 1940s Flecked Wool Coat- New! Quick View
    • Fabulous Late 1930s to Early 1940s Flecked Wool Coat- New!
    • Fabulous Late 1930s to Early 1940s Flecked Wool Coat- New!
    • Fabulous Late 1930s to Early 1940s Flecked Wool Coat- New!
    • Fabulous Late 1930s to Early 1940s Flecked Wool Coat- New!

    Fabulous Late 1930s to Early 1940s Flecked Wool Coat- New!

    $650.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Small

    Bust: 36 inches + 91 cm

    Waist: 32 inches + 81 cm

    Hips: open

    Sleeve Length from Outside Shoulder: 22 inches + 56 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder: 40 inches + 102  cm 

    Hem Length: 0.75 inches + 2 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

    * Late 1930s to early 1940s wool commercially made coat

    * Fabric is a herringbone weave in white, grey and charcoal wool

    * Classic silhouette with wide shoulders, nipped waist and A-line skirt 

    * Coat has a peaked collar with ultra-wide shoulders edged with self-piping

    * Princess seams with two rows of decorative saddle-stitching 

    * Very wide, dramatic sleeves

    * Military style with centre opening and a row of decorative buttons either side

    * Inset small slash pockets at front

    * Back has decorative saddle stitching down two centre back panels

    * Self-fabric back half-belt with decorative buttons

    * Fully lined in grey silk faille

    * No label but looks commercially made

     

    Condition 

    Excellent. This coat is in remarkable condition for its age.

    No notable flaws that I can see. There is one little pull with a couple of broken strands at the front inside flap. So small it doesn't show up in a photograph.

    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 

    En pointe period styling in this incredible coat. So difficult to find a coat of this calibre in such great condition. She's really special - never had one before with such iconic 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 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.

     

  • 1950s Deadstock Foulard Print Bobbie Brooks Dress - New! 1950s Deadstock Foulard Print Bobbie Brooks Dress - New! Quick View
    • 1950s Deadstock Foulard Print Bobbie Brooks Dress - New!
    • 1950s Deadstock Foulard Print Bobbie Brooks Dress - New!
    • 1950s Deadstock Foulard Print Bobbie Brooks Dress - New!
    • 1950s Deadstock Foulard Print Bobbie Brooks Dress - New!

    1950s Deadstock Foulard Print Bobbie Brooks Dress - New!

    $260.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Small

    Bust:  36 inches + 91 cm 

    Under 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:  40 inches + 102 cm 

    Hem Length: 2 inches + 5 cm

    Zipper Length: 21 inches +53 cm

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

     

    Description

    * Truly lovely late 1950s commercially made medium weight cotton dress

    * Fabric design features a foulard design in stripes and florals 

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and full skirt

    * Long sleeved bodice with jewel rounded collar

    * Both collar and sleeve edges are finished with black crochet trim

    * Full gathered skirt

    *Unlined, raw seams with hand finished hem

    * Back with metal zipper

    * Label reads Bobbie Brooks

    Bobbie Brooks was founded in 1939 by Maurice Saltzman and Max Reiter in Cleveland, Ohio. Originally called Ritmore Sportswear, Inc., the company was bought by Saltzman in 1953 and became Bobbie Brooks, Inc. (Note: The name Bobbie Brooks was used even before the name of the company was changed, possibly as early as 1941.) In 1959, it became the first woman’s garment-making company to be listed on the New York Stock Exchange. During the 1960s, Bobbie Brooks was one of the five largest garment manufacturers in the US, with fifteen factories producing 18,000,000 garments a year.

    Bobbie Brooks used an organized plan of choosing which garments to manufacture. This plan utilized a consumer board made up of 600 of their targeted consumers – junior-sized teens and young women. The company is now owned by Garan, and as of 2010, was carried in Dollar General stores. (Courtesy of the Vintage FashionGuild);

     

    Condition 

    This dress is in excellent condition for its age. Fabric remains crisp and bright with absolutely no fading. Cleaned and ready to wear. Please drop us a line if your require additional information about this listing.

     

    Shop Policies

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


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

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

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

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

     

  • Gorgeous 1950s Giant Sunflower Print Cotton Dress- New! Gorgeous 1950s Giant Sunflower Print Cotton Dress- New! Quick View
    • Gorgeous 1950s Giant Sunflower Print Cotton Dress- New!
    • Gorgeous 1950s Giant Sunflower Print Cotton Dress- New!
    • Gorgeous 1950s Giant Sunflower Print Cotton Dress- New!
    • Gorgeous 1950s Giant Sunflower Print Cotton Dress- New!

    Gorgeous 1950s Giant Sunflower Print Cotton Dress- New!

    $310.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Small

    Bust: 34 inches + 86 cm

    Under Bust: 31 inches + 79 cm

    Waist: 25 inches + 63.5 cm

    Hips: Free

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 15 inches + 38 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder:  39 inches + 99 cm 

    Hem Length: 1 inch  + 2.5 cm

    Zipper Length: 16.5 inches + 42 cm

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

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

     

    Description

    * Gorgeous 1950s white all cotton background commercially made dress

    * Fabric design features large green and yellow sunflowers with olive green leaves

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and full skirt

    * Sleeveless bodice with curved neckline

    * Full skirt with self fabric trim around waist

    * Unlined, serged seams, hand sewn hem

    * Back metal zipper

    * Label unreadable but I can make out the word Sydney and size SSW so Australian Made

     

    Condition 

    Such a fabulous print on this dress, really eye-catching. It's so hard to find these large floral prints and this one is unusual in its colour scheme. No notable flaws that I can see. 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.

     

  • Deadstock Late 1950s Red Roses on Rose Gold Cotton- New! Deadstock Late 1950s Red Roses on Rose Gold Cotton- New! Quick View
    • Deadstock Late 1950s Red Roses on Rose Gold Cotton- New!
    • Deadstock Late 1950s Red Roses on Rose Gold Cotton- New!
    • Deadstock Late 1950s Red Roses on Rose Gold Cotton- New!
    • Deadstock Late 1950s Red Roses on Rose Gold Cotton- New!

    Deadstock Late 1950s Red Roses on Rose Gold Cotton- New!

    $320.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Medium

    Bust: up to 40 inches + 102 cm

    Waist: up to 30 inches + 76 cm

    Hips: open

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 14.5 inches + 37 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder: 41.5 inches + 105  cm 

    Hem Length: 1 inch + 2.5 cm

    Zipper Length: 9 inches + 23 cm

    Seam Allowance: 0.50 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

    * Beautiful 1950s rose gold colour polished cotton commercially made dress

    * Fabric design features breathtaking large painterly roses in shades of crimson and cream with white highlights

    * Classic silhouette with nipped waist and full skirt

    * Dress is sleeveless with a scooped notched neckline and self bow tie

    * Wide skirt with two knife pleats each side of centre both front and back

    * Deadstock with original swing tags

    * Side closed in early plastic zipper, original self belt and belt loops

    * Label reads Dortona Registered

     

    Condition 

    Excellent. 

    No notable flaws that I can see - never worn 

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

     

    Comment 

    The fabric in this dress is utterly amazing. It is so crisp and vibrant and the print is stunningly beautiful. I have not cleaned this dress as I love to preserve the freshness of deadstock items for the enjoyment of the new owner.  Please drop us a line if you require additional information about this listing.

     

    Shop Policies

    COVID-19

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

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

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


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

     

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

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

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

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

     

  • Stylish 1950s B&W Graphic Print Silk Dress- New! Stylish 1950s B&W Graphic Print Silk Dress- New! Quick View
    • Stylish 1950s B&W Graphic Print Silk Dress- New!
    • Stylish 1950s B&W Graphic Print Silk Dress- New!
    • Stylish 1950s B&W Graphic Print Silk Dress- New!
    • Stylish 1950s B&W Graphic Print Silk Dress- New!

    Stylish 1950s B&W Graphic Print Silk Dress- New!

    $260.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Small

    Bust: 34 - 36 inches + 86 - 91 cm

    Waist: 26 inches + 66 cm

    Hips: open

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 16 inches + 41 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder:  41 inches + 104 cm 

    Hem Length: none

    Zipper Length: none

    Seam Allowance: unseen as fully lined

    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 1950s silk day dress

    * Fabric design features off-white and charcoal graphic print in a splash pattern

    * Classic New Look silhouette with nipped waist and full skirt

    * Bodice has V-shaped neckline and centre-front opening

    * Buttons are covered in self-fabric

    * Raglan ¾ length sleeves

    * Skirt is slightly gathered but very full - almost full circle

    * Dress is fully lined in charcoal silk

    * No label but looks expertly made

     

    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 dress with a great silhouette. Great to accessorise. Please drop us a line if you require additional information about this listing.

     

    Shop Policies

    COVID-19

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

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

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


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

     

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

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

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

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

     

  • Lovely 1950s Blue & White Roses Print Dress- New! (ON HOLD) Lovely 1950s Blue & White Roses Print Dress- New! (ON HOLD) Quick View
    • Lovely 1950s Blue & White Roses Print Dress- New! (ON HOLD)
    • Lovely 1950s Blue & White Roses Print Dress- New! (ON HOLD)
    • Lovely 1950s Blue & White Roses Print Dress- New! (ON HOLD)
    • Lovely 1950s Blue & White Roses Print Dress- New! (ON HOLD)

    Lovely 1950s Blue & White Roses Print Dress- New! (ON HOLD)

    $290.00 AUD

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

    Measurements

    Size: Small

    Bust:  34 - 36 inches + 86- 91 cm 

    Waist: 25 - 26 inches + 63.5 - 66 cm

    Hips: Free

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 15 inches + 38 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder:  41 inches + 104 cm 

    Hem Length: 6 inches + 15 cm

    Zipper Length: 17 inches + 43 cm

    Note: Measurements taken from outside, flat and stretched seam to seam. 

     

    Description

    * Beautiful 1950s light ivory cotton voile dress

    * Fabric design features diagonal columns of cascading blue & white long stem roses

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and full skirt

    * Sleeveless bodice with wide oval neckline

    * Neckline and armholes are decorated with bright blue cotton piping

    * Very full skirt, heavily gathered

    * Lined bodice in white voile, raw seams and hand finished hem

    * Back with metal zipper

    * Label reads Saba Juniors 

     

    Condition 

    This dress is in excellent condition for its age.  No flaws that I can see other than the zipper waist has been reinforced by hand, really not noticeable. Cleaned and ready to wear. Please drop us a line if your require additional information about this listing.

     

    Shop Policies

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


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

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

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

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

     

  • Early 1930s Pink Rose Print Voile Day Dress - New! Early 1930s Pink Rose Print Voile Day Dress - New! Quick View
    • Early 1930s Pink Rose Print Voile Day Dress - New!
    • Early 1930s Pink Rose Print Voile Day Dress - New!
    • Early 1930s Pink Rose Print Voile Day Dress - New!
    • Early 1930s Pink Rose Print Voile Day Dress - New!

    Early 1930s Pink Rose Print Voile Day Dress - New!

    $160.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Extra Small - Small

    Bust: 34 inches + 86 cm

    Waist: 30 inches + 76 cm

    Total Length from Shoulder to Hem: 38.5 inches + 98 cm

    Hem: 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

    * Gorgeous semi sheer lightweight cotton voile from the 1930s

    * Fabric design features large pink cabbage roses with green leaves

    * Dramatic shawl collar with lace insert at front neckline

    * Ruffled skirt below hip line

    * No closures just slips on over head

    * Rare to find in such wonderful condition

     

    Condition 

    Such a beautiful and feminine dress! From the early 1930s and in wonderful condition for its 90 years of age.  The dress can be worn loose or cinched in at the waist as it has belt loops. Unfortunately the original belt is missing but one can easily add a small belt or ribbon to accentuate the waistline.  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.

     

  • Vintage 1950s - 1960s Figural Frog Handbag -  New! Vintage 1950s - 1960s Figural Frog Handbag -  New! Quick View
    • Vintage 1950s - 1960s Figural Frog Handbag -  New!
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    • Vintage 1950s - 1960s Figural Frog Handbag -  New!
    • Vintage 1950s - 1960s Figural Frog Handbag -  New!

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

    $450.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Length: 12 inches +  30.5 cm

    Depth from Highest Point: 7.5 inches + 19 cm

    Overall Height: 5.5 inches +14 cm

    Body Depth: 3 inches + 8 cm

    Drop Length of Straps: 15 inches +  38 cm

      

    Description

    * Whimsical woven synthetic wicker handbag commercially made

    * Design features 3D frog shape

    * Red marble eyes

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

    * The lid secures by an elasticised button closure

    * Pair of braided handles attached either side of the opening

     

    Condition 

    Excellent. 

    No notable flaws that I can see - looks hardly carried

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

     

    Comment 

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

     

    Shop Policies

    COVID-19

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

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

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


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

     

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

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

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

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

     

  • Vintage 1950s Red Silk Satin Wiggle Dress New! Vintage 1950s Red Silk Satin Wiggle Dress New! Quick View
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    • Vintage 1950s Red Silk Satin Wiggle Dress New!
    • Vintage 1950s Red Silk Satin Wiggle Dress New!

    Vintage 1950s Red Silk Satin Wiggle Dress New!

    $290.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Extra Small - Small

    Bust: 34 inches + 86 cm

    Waist: 25 - 26  inches + 63.5 - 66 cm

    Hips: open

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 14.5 inches + 37 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder:  42 inches + 107  cm 

    Hem Length: 2 inches + 5 cm

    Zipper Length: 15 inches + 38 cm

    Seam Allowance: 0.75 inches + 2 cm (per side)

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

     

    Description

    * Beautiful 1950s brilliant red silk satin cocktail dress commercially made

    * Short sleeves deep curved neckline

    * Classic silhouette with nipped waist and straight skirt

    * Self-fabric piping around neckline and sleeve edge

    * Darted to achieve that sleek line

    * Low scooped back with metal zipper

    * Skirt has a kick pleat at back hem

    * Unlined, linked seams and handstitched hem

    * Label reads Campus Juniors

     

    Condition 

    Excellent. 

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

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

     

    Comment 

    This is an amazing dress. Gorgeous colour and in pristine condition but the cut of the dress makes it stand out from the rest. Such a wonderful silhouette. Please drop us a line if you require additional information about this listing.

     

    Shop Policies

    COVID-19

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

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

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


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

     

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

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

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

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

     

  • Vibrant 1950s Impressionist Floral Polished Cotton Dress- New! Vibrant 1950s Impressionist Floral Polished Cotton Dress- New! Quick View
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    • Vibrant 1950s Impressionist Floral Polished Cotton Dress- New!

    Vibrant 1950s Impressionist Floral Polished Cotton Dress- New!

    $210.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Small

    Bust: 35 inches + 89 cm

    Waist: 28 inches + 71 cm

    Bodice Length: 16 inches + 41 cm (tip of strap to waist)

    Hips: free

    Total Length: 43 inches + 110 cm


    Description

    * 1950s impressionist floral polished cotton dress

    * vibrant pink and purple flowers on white background

    * Thin straps to bodice attached with bow either side

    * Fully lined bodice with stays for shape

    * Wide skirt with built-in stiffening

    * Side metal zip

     

    Condition

    This vintage dress has been carefully looked after and is in excellent condition for its age. Fabric is bright and strong with no fade or colour variation. Presents beautifully as can be seen.

    Comment 

    This is a  well-constructed dress. The colours are vibrant and the cotton fabric is of high quality. Please drop us a line if you require additional information about this listing.

     

    Shop Policies

    COVID-19

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

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

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


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

     

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

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

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

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

     

  • 1950s Lattice Floral Beaded Cotton Sundress - New! 1950s Lattice Floral Beaded Cotton Sundress - New! Quick View
    • 1950s Lattice Floral Beaded Cotton Sundress - New!
    • 1950s Lattice Floral Beaded Cotton Sundress - New!
    • 1950s Lattice Floral Beaded Cotton Sundress - New!
    • 1950s Lattice Floral Beaded Cotton Sundress - New!

    1950s Lattice Floral Beaded Cotton Sundress - New!

    $270.00 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:  43 inches + 109 cm 

    Hem Length: 1 inch + 2.5 cm

    Zipper Length: 14 inches + 36 cm

    Seam Allowance: hard to ascertain due to 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

    * Beautiful 1950s ivory background cotton dress

    * Fabric design features painterly black lattice with floral bouquets in gold, blue, orange and black

    * Dress is sleeveless with a v-shaped neckline 

    * Wide straps that have a self-fabric tie at each shoulder

    * Neckline, armholes and tie are edged in black piping

    * Clusters of pearl beads, rhinestones and sequins adorn the neckline

    * Classic silhouette with nipped waist and full skirt

    * Skirt is very full, almost full circle

    * Inset pockets starting at the waist on either side with black popping and beads

    * Low scooped back, open side metal zipper 

    * Bodice lined in white acetate, raw seams and hand-stitched hem

     

    Condition 

    Excellent. 

    No notable flaws that I can see - has been worn but presents beautifully. The back darts have been opened at some stage to allow for additional room but can easily be returned to the original state. This adjustment only affected the midriff area, as the darts are intact at the waist and fall below the bust. Faint mark near front waist but it blends so well with the design that you would only notice if inspecting for flaws.

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

     

    Comment 

    Love everything about this dress. The fabric design is really gorgeous and so is the colour scheme. Also, look at that bodice treatment and the pockets too: dripping with pearls and rhinestones. Such wonderful attention to details on this dress. Please drop us a line if you require additional information about this listing.

     

    Shop Policies

    COVID-19

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

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

     

  • Vintage 1940s Royal Blue Crushed Velvet Dress- New! Vintage 1940s Royal Blue Crushed Velvet Dress- New! Quick View
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    • Vintage 1940s Royal Blue Crushed Velvet Dress- New!

    Vintage 1940s Royal Blue Crushed Velvet Dress- New!

    $270.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Small

    Some stretch due to construction and fabric

    Bust: 34 - 36 inches + 86 - 91 cm

    Waist: 26 -28  inches + 66 - 71 cm

    Hips: open

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 14.5 inches + 37 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder:  41 inches + 104 cm 

    Hem Length: none

    Zipper Length: 11 inches + 28 cm

    Seam Allowance: none all seams are rolled

    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 1940s royal blue crushed velvet dress

    * Dress has short sleeves and a dipped sweetheart neckline

    * Classic silhouette with nipped waist and draped skirt

    * Dress has ruching down centre front and centre back

    * Skirt is slightly gathered and falls beautifully

    * Side metal zipper

    * Unlined, rolled hem and seams in lieu of facing fabric

     

    Condition 

    Excellent. 

    No notable flaws that I can see. Some fraying on inside seams, does not affect overall presentation or wearability though.

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

     

    Comment 

    Love this dress, the weight of the fabric makes for a perfect drape - both in the bust and the skirt. Colour is a vivid blue. Shown here with a ribbon belt and butterfly sequin brooch from the same period. Available on request. Please drop us a line if you require additional information about this listing.

     

    Shop Policies

    COVID-19

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

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

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


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

     

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

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

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

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

     

  • Vintage 1950s Tangerine Shot Silk Taffeta Dress- New! Vintage 1950s Tangerine Shot Silk Taffeta Dress- New! Quick View
    • Vintage 1950s Tangerine Shot Silk Taffeta Dress- New!
    • Vintage 1950s Tangerine Shot Silk Taffeta Dress- New!
    • Vintage 1950s Tangerine Shot Silk Taffeta Dress- New!
    • Vintage 1950s Tangerine Shot Silk Taffeta Dress- New!

    Vintage 1950s Tangerine Shot Silk Taffeta Dress- New!

    $340.00 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

    Sleeve Length from Outside Shoulder: 17 inches + 43 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder: 42 inches + 107 cm 

    Hem Length: 0.5 inches + 1.25 cm

    Zipper Length: 16 inches + 41 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

    * Beautiful 1950s tangerine shot silk taffeta commercially made dress

    * Wonderful colour that takes on a range of hues under different lighting conditions

    * Classic silhouette with a cinched waist and full skirt

    * Bodice has wide oval neckline and bracelet-length sleeves

    * Huge cummerbund effect below bust with surplice draping extending below waist

    * Skirt is very full gathered at the front and panelled at the back

    * Low v-shaped back with metal zipper

    * Bodice fully lined in red acetate,  built-in panniers at hips

    * Label missing, only size tag remaining

     

    Condition 

    Excellent. Looks hardly worn.

    No notable flaws that I can see - tiny bruise (not hole) - more like a dimple at back near waistline - hardly noticeable.

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

     

    Comment 

    Incredible presentation, not only due to the wonderful colour but also to the amazing construction. That surplice cummerbund provides a unique and flattering silhouette and the side panniers create a full-skirted look. Obviously a well-made designer dress of its day.  Drop us a line if you require additional information about this listing.

     

    Shop Policies

    COVID-19

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

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

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


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

     

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

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

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

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

     

  • Stunning 1950s Coral Pink Flocked Nylon Dress- New! Stunning 1950s Coral Pink Flocked Nylon Dress- New! Quick View
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    • Stunning 1950s Coral Pink Flocked Nylon Dress- New!

    Stunning 1950s Coral Pink Flocked Nylon Dress- New!

    $320.00 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:  47 inches + 119  cm 

    Hem Length: none

    Zipper Length: 15 inches + 38 cm

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

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

     

    Description

    * Beautiful 1950s coral pink nylon commercially made dress

    * Fabric design features white flocked roses and daisies

    * Dress is sleeveless with a v-shaped neckline and wide collar

    * Classic silhouette with nipped waist and full skirt

    * Dress has princess seaming and a curved inset piece on each side of the waist

    * Skirt is very full and has an inbuilt stiffened cotton crinoline

    * Low v-shaped back with collar and self bow with long tails

    * Fully lined in pink acetate, 

    * Label reads Made by Emersen for Bourne & Hollingworth London

     

    Condition 

    Excellent. 

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

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

     

    Comment 

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

     

    Shop Policies

    COVID-19

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

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

     

  • Authentic 1960s Op Art Silk Jersey Pucci Designer Dress- New! Authentic 1960s Op Art Silk Jersey Pucci Designer Dress- New! Quick View
    • Authentic 1960s Op Art Silk Jersey Pucci Designer Dress- New!
    • Authentic 1960s Op Art Silk Jersey Pucci Designer Dress- New!
    • Authentic 1960s Op Art Silk Jersey Pucci Designer Dress- New!
    • Authentic 1960s Op Art Silk Jersey Pucci Designer Dress- New!

    Authentic 1960s Op Art Silk Jersey Pucci Designer Dress- New!

    $690.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Small

    Bust: 34 - 36 inches + 86 -91 cm

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

    Waist: 26 - 27 inches + 66 - 69 cm

    Hips: 42 inches +107 cm

    Sleeve Length From Outside Shoulder: 20.5 inches + 52 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder:  35 inches + 89 cm 

    Hem Length: 1 inch + 2.5 cm

    Zipper Length: 20 inches + 51 cm

    Seam Allowance: none

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

     

    Description

    * Amazing 1960s silk jersey commercially made dress

    * Op art fabric design in a range of colours

    * Dress has long sleeves and a rounded neckline

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

    * Nipped waist with waistband

    * Flowing mini-length skirt.

    * Back early nylon zipper

    * Unlined - typical finish for this label

    * Label reads Emilio Pucci, Florence - Italy

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

     

    Condition 

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

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

     

    Comment 

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

     

    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.

     

  • Rare 1970s Italian Designer Missoni Lurex Knit Dress - New! Rare 1970s Italian Designer Missoni Lurex Knit Dress - New! Quick View
    • Rare 1970s Italian Designer Missoni Lurex Knit Dress - New!
    • Rare 1970s Italian Designer Missoni Lurex Knit Dress - New!
    • Rare 1970s Italian Designer Missoni Lurex Knit Dress - New!
    • Rare 1970s Italian Designer Missoni Lurex Knit Dress - New!

    Rare 1970s Italian Designer Missoni Lurex Knit Dress - New!

    $690.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Small - Medium - Large

    Measured at rest - there is a fair amount of stretch to the fabric at least six inches

    Bust: 34 inches + 86 cm

    Waist: 24 inches +61 cm

    Hips: Open

    Shoulder to Shoulder: 16 inches + 41 cm

    Bodice Length From Outside Shoulder: 15.5 inches + 40 cm

    Total Length From Outside Shoulder:  59 inches + 150 cm 

    Hem Length: none

    Zipper Length: none

    Seam Allowance: none

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

     

    Description

    * Fabulous late 1970s commercially-made lurex knit maxi dress

    * Fabric design features pink roses and green leaves on a silver background

    * Stripe band in silver, pink, rose pink, light and dark blue

    * Dress with a v=shaped neckline, edged with a horizontal stripe band

    * Long inset sleeves, with horizontally striped banded cuffs 

    * A similar horizontal banded waistline

    * No openings, dress just slips on

    * Bodice unlined,  skirt has peach crepe lining

    * Label reads Missoni Made in Italy

    Missoni

    The Italian knitwear house Missoni has its roots in a small knitting business founded in 1953. For several years they sold sweaters to department stores, until 1958 when they started their own label. Their first collection was showcased in Milan that same year. The business quickly prospered, largely through the support of the fashion editor of Arianna Magazine, Anna Paiggi. By the early 1960s, the company had developed the designs that would make made them famous: flame stitches, wavy lines, and zigzags. The mid 1960s, saw their collections showcased in Paris and by the 1970s, they opened additional boutiques in Milan and New York. Missoni designs were championed in the US by Diana Vreeland, the highly influential editor of American Vogue.  Missoni reached the peak of its influence in the fashion world during this period. In the mid-1980s, a men’s line was started, along with a sports range. In 1996. the Missonis transferred control of the business to their three children. It remains a family business until this day.

    Interestingly, on 13 September 2011, Target Stores offered low-cost variants of Missoni products both in their stores and on their website. Most lines were sold out within 24 hours. There were long queues outside stores and the Target website was quickly overloaded. Within hours, many items appeared on eBay at significantly higher prices. 

     

     Condition 

    Excellent. 

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

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

     

     Comment 

    Rare maxi dress from the most influential period of the Missoni Label - the 1970s. The rose floral design is also relatively rare, as Missoni specialised in geometrical designs. Please drop us a line if you require additional information about this listing.

     

    Shop Policies

    COVID-19

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

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

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


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

     

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

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

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

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

     

  • Lovely 1950s Ticking Stripe with Bandeau Squares Sundress- New! Lovely 1950s Ticking Stripe with Bandeau Squares Sundress- New! Quick View
    • Lovely 1950s Ticking Stripe with Bandeau Squares Sundress- New!
    • Lovely 1950s Ticking Stripe with Bandeau Squares Sundress- New!
    • Lovely 1950s Ticking Stripe with Bandeau Squares Sundress- New!
    • Lovely 1950s Ticking Stripe with Bandeau Squares Sundress- New!

    Lovely 1950s Ticking Stripe with Bandeau Squares Sundress- New!

    $250.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Small

    Bust: 34 -36 inches + 86 - 91 cm

    Under Bust: 32 inches + 81 cm

    Waist: 27 -28 inches + 69 cm

    Hips: Free

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 16.5 inches + 42 cm (can be shortened)

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder:  42 inches + 107 cm 

    Hem Length: 1.5 inches + 4 cm

    Zipper Length: 15 inches + 38 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

    * Gorgeous 1950s white cotton background commercially made dress

    * Fabric design features geometric bandeau print over black ticking

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and full skirt

    * Double spaghetti straps bodice with contrasting shelf insert and centre bow

    * Full knife pleated skirt with huge inset pockets at front

    * Neckline, straps and pockets are trimmed in red cotton

    * Pockets have black ric rac trim

    * Unlined, serged seams, hand sewn hem

    * Back metal zipper

    * Label reads Francis Fay Casuals - Made in Canada

     

    Condition 

    Such an eye-catching and beautiful dress with gorgeous contrasting trim detail. It's in excellent condition too, without any notable flaws.  Looks hardly worn. 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
    e 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.

     

  • Original 1950s Deadstock Roses Cotton Shorts Set- New! Original 1950s Deadstock Roses Cotton Shorts Set- New! Quick View
    • Original 1950s Deadstock Roses Cotton Shorts Set- New!
    • Original 1950s Deadstock Roses Cotton Shorts Set- New!
    • Original 1950s Deadstock Roses Cotton Shorts Set- New!
    • Original 1950s Deadstock Roses Cotton Shorts Set- New!

    Original 1950s Deadstock Roses Cotton Shorts Set- New!

    $180.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Small

    Jacket

    Bust: 37 inches + 94 cm

    Waist: 37 inches + 94 cm

    Sleeve Length from Outside Shoulder: 15 inches + 38 cm

    Jacket Length from Outside Shoulder:  21 inches +53 cm 

    Shorts

    Waist: 25 - 26  inches + 63.5 - 66 cm (button can be moved)

    Hips: 36 inches + 91 cm

    Outside Seam from Waist to Hem: 12. 5 inches + 32 cm

    Rise: 12 inches +30.5 cm

    Zipper Length: 8 inches + 20 cm

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

     

    Description

    * Amazing 1950s deadstock with tags cotton jacket and shorts set

    * Fabric design features yellow & orange roses on a dark background with brown     leaves

    * Jacket with just below elbow sleeves with buttons cuffs

    * Turnover collar and front fastening with MOP buttons

    * Patch pocket on either side of jacket front

    * Open seam edge  on each side of jacket

    * Shorts with a high waist and side metal zipper and button fastening

    * Waist band with loops

    * Shorts are fully lined in white cotton

    * Label reads Confection DeLuxe Macotex

     

    Condition 

    Excellent. 

    No notable flaws that I can see - never worn and well stored. 

    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 set and hard to come by. Especially in this condition. Fabric quality and design is absolutely wonderful. Please drop us a line if you require additional information about this listing.

     

    Shop Policies

    COVID-19

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

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

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


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

     

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

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

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

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

     

  • Vintage 1950s Purple Wool Dress Ensemble- New! Vintage 1950s Purple Wool Dress Ensemble- New! Quick View
    • Vintage 1950s Purple Wool Dress Ensemble- New!
    • Vintage 1950s Purple Wool Dress Ensemble- New!
    • Vintage 1950s Purple Wool Dress Ensemble- New!
    • Vintage 1950s Purple Wool Dress Ensemble- New!

    Vintage 1950s Purple Wool Dress Ensemble- New!

    $295.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Small

    Dress

    Bust: 36  inches + 91 cm

    Under Bust: 32 inches + 81 cm

    Waist: 28 inches + 71 cm

    Hips: 38 inches + 96.5 cm

    Bodice Length From Outside Shoulder: 15 inches + 38 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder:  40 inches + 102 cm 

    Hem Length: .75 inches + 2 cm

    Zipper Length: 18 inches + 46 cm

    Seam Allowance: minimum perhaps .5 of an inch (1.25 cm )all up

    Jacket

    Sleeve Length From Outside Shoulder:  17 inches + 43 cm

    Length From Outside Shoulder: 13 inches + 33 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

    * Eye-catching 1950s purple wool-blend dress and jacket set

    * Classic wiggle silhouette with a cinched waist and straight skirt

    * Dress with cap sleeves and an oval neckline

    * Shelf bust with twin darts either side

    * Bodice centre is decorated with self bow and rhinestones

    * Matching bolero jacket with three-quarter sleeves

    * Jacket has fake fur around the front opening in a plum colour

    * Dress is lined at seat area, bolero is lined around inner shell

    * Back metal zipper

    * No label looks commercially made

     

    Condition 

    Excellent. 

    No notable flaws that I can see. Looks hardly worn. You can see it in the 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 

    Vibrant colour on this lovely ensemble. Fabulous shaping too!! Plus the added details such as the plum faux fur edging around the bolero collar and the rhinestone decorated self bow on dress.  Cleaned and ready to wear. Please drop us a line if you require additional information about this listing.

     

    Shop Policies

    COVID-19

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

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

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


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

     

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

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

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

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

     

  • Late 1950s Suzy Perette Designer Cotton Dress- New! Late 1950s Suzy Perette Designer Cotton Dress- New! Quick View
    • Late 1950s Suzy Perette Designer Cotton Dress- New!
    • Late 1950s Suzy Perette Designer Cotton Dress- New!
    • Late 1950s Suzy Perette Designer Cotton Dress- New!
    • Late 1950s Suzy Perette Designer Cotton Dress- New!

    Late 1950s Suzy Perette Designer Cotton Dress- New!

    $350.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Small

    Bust: 34 inches + 86 cm

    Under Bust: 31 inches + 79 cm

    Waist: 25 inches + 63.5 cm

    Hips: Free

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 14.5 inches + 37 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder:  41 inches + 104 cm 

    Hem Length: 4 inches + 10 cm

    Zipper Length: 18 inches + 46 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 cotton commercially made dress

    * Fabric design features checkerboard pattern in white and jade

    * Classic silhouette with a cinched waist and full skirt

    * Short-sleeved bodice with wide oval neckline

    * Full skirt with knife pleating

    * Bodice lined in white cotton, raw seams and hand-sewn hem

    * Back metal zipper with hook and eye above (eye part needs a stitch)

    * 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. The Suzy Perette label was greatly influenced by Parisian fashions, with Dior's  New Look silhouette of a cinched waist and full skirt extremely popular in the fifties. In fact, the Suzy Perette label acquired the right to incorporate Christian Dior's designs into its own product range.

     

    Condition 

    Excellent. 

    No notable flaws that I can see, the hook and eye closure needs a couple of stitches. 

    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 novelty print dress. Cleaned and ready to wear. Please drop us a line if you require additional information about this listing.

     

    Shop Policies

    COVID-19

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

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

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


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

     

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

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

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

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

     

  • Early 1960s Pink Roses on White Pique Cotton Dress- New! Early 1960s Pink Roses on White Pique Cotton Dress- New! Quick View
    • Early 1960s Pink Roses on White Pique Cotton Dress- New!
    • Early 1960s Pink Roses on White Pique Cotton Dress- New!
    • Early 1960s Pink Roses on White Pique Cotton Dress- New!
    • Early 1960s Pink Roses on White Pique Cotton Dress- New!

    Early 1960s Pink Roses on White Pique Cotton Dress- New!

    $310.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Medium

    Bust: 36 inches + 91 cm

    Under Bust: 34 inches + 86 cm

    Waist: 29 - 30 inches + 74 - 76 cm

    Hips: Free

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

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder: 39 inches + 99 cm 

    Hem Length: 0.75 inches + 2 cm

    Zipper Length: 15 inches + 38 cm

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

     

    Description

    * Gorgeous 1950s white pique cotton background sundress

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

    * Classic silhouette with a cinched waist and full skirt

    * Sleeveless bodice with wide oval neckline

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

    * Shoulders are decorated with pink bows

    * Skirt is gathered with pink contrast piping at the waist

    * Single pocket at seam

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

    * Back metal zipper

     

    Condition 

    Excellent. 

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

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

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

     

    Comment 

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

     

    Shop Policies

    COVID-19

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

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

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


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

     

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

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

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

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

     

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    Early 1960s Purple Roses Overlay Dress New!

    $390.00 AUD


    Measurements

    Size: Small

    Bust: 36 inches + 91 cm

    Under Bust: 33 inches + 84 cm

    Waist: 27 inches + 69 cm

    Hips: Free

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 14.5 inches + 37 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder: 39 inches + 99 cm 

    Hem Length: 1 inches +2.5 cm

    Zipper Length: 19 inches + 48 cm

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

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

     

    Description

    * Gorgeous early 1960s white taffeta background commercially made dress

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

    * Lilac chiffon overlay over the entire dress

    * Classic silhouette with a cinched waist and wide skirt

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

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

    * Attached draped lilac chiffon scarf on the left shoulder

    * Unlined bodice with stiffened pellon lining on skirt

    * Back metal zipper

    * Only size label remains, along with original swing tags

     

    Condition 

    Excellent. 

    No notable flaws that I can see. Unworn.

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

     

    Comment 

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

     

    Shop Policies

    COVID-19

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

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

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


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

     

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

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

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

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

     

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    Lovely 1950s White Cotton Embroidered Dress- New!

    $290.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Extra Small - Small

    Bust: 34 - 35 inches + 86 - 89 cm

    Under Bust: 31 inches + 79 cm

    Waist: 24 inches + 61 cm

    Hips: Free

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 15 inches + 38 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder:  40.5 inches + 103 cm 

    Hem Length: 8 inches + 20 cm

    Zipper Length: 14 inches + 36 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

    * Late 1950s to early 1960s white cotton background commercially made dress

    * Fabric design features tiers of embroidered flowers in pinks, lilacs, blues and greens

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and full skirt

    * Sleeveless bodice with oval neckline almost bateau

    * Armholes and neckline edged in white self fabric trim 

    * Tier of embroidery under bust

    * Full tightly gathered skirt with three tiers of embroidery

    * Lined bodice, serged seams and hand sewn hem

    * Back has rounded neckline and open slit to bra line trimmed with self bows

    *Metal zipper at back with hook and eye fastenings

    * Label reads L'Aiglon

    L’Aiglon was founded in 1919 in Philadelphia,  as part of Biberman Brothers, Inc. whose focus was on producing easy care house dresses or wash dresses (referred to back then as tubable). They also made bathrobes and uniforms for maids and nurses.  When the L’Aiglon label became operational, the company expanded its clothing lines to make inexpensive but stylish dresses for women and juniors (the latter under the Jeanne D’Arc label). After WW2 , the company further expanded to take advantage of the post-war economic boom and the rising demand for couture and high fashion items. It focused its production on casual dresses that could be "worn and loved by women in every income bracket from the mink and mansion set to the budget and bungalow crowd." Also during the 1950s,  L’Aiglon dresses were used as costumes for the popular soap opera: The Edge of Night. Around that time, the average L'Aiglon dress sold for around $30 which, according to today's prices would be $250. Despite over 70 years of success L’Aiglon was forced out of business by 1976.  Like many other apparel companies they couldn’t compete with cheaper imported clothing.

     

    Condition 

    Truly a beautiful dress and in the most appealing pastel colours.  No notable flaws that I can see, it presents beautifully. 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.

     

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    Vintage Deadstock 1950s Mint Green Cotton Dress- New!

    $280.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Small

    Bust: 34 - 35 inches + 86 - 89 cm

    Under Bust: 32 inches + 81 cm

    Waist: 25 - 26 inches + 63.5 - 66 cm

    Hips: Free

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 15 inches + 38 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder:  42 inches + 107 cm 

    Hem Length: 2 inches + 5 cm

    Zipper Length: 17 inches + 43 cm

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

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

     

    Description

    * Stunning 1950s mint green combed cotton commercially made dress

    * Fabric design features self stripes and scrollwork

    * Classic silhouette with a cinched waist and full skirt

    * Short full puff-sleeved bodice with oval neckline

    * Neckline and sleeves are decorated with a see-through lace panel

    * Full knife-pleated skirt and matching belt

    * Unlined with hand-sewn hem

    * Back has deep v-shape with metal zipper

    * Label reads Flair by Sportlane with original swing tags

     

    Condition 

    Excellent. 

    No notable flaws that I can see. It has never been worn.

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

     

    Comment 

    Truly beautiful dress, so reminiscent of the early Victorian period in the bodice and sleeve treatment. It's so gorgeous in real life. This is headstock with attached original swing tags and I have not cleaned it. Please drop us a line if you require additional information about this listing.

     

    Shop Policies

    COVID-19

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

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

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


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

     

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

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

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

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

     

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    1950s Ancient Egyptian Novelty Print Cotton Dress- New!

    $195.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Small

    Bust: 36 inches + 91 cm 

    Waist: up to 27 inches + 69 cm

    Hips: Free

    Bodice Length From Outside Shoulder: 15 inches +  38 cm

    Total Length: 40 inches + 101 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

    * Vintage 1950s blue cotton dress

    * Design features Ancient Egyptian figures and hieroglyphics

    * Colours includes turquoise, blue, green and black

    * Classic silhouette with a cinched waist and full skirt

    * Short elbow sleeved bodice with low scooped neckline

    * Wide knife-pleated skirt

    * Self cummerbund waist that is cinched at front centre bodice

    * Back metal zipper

    * Label reads Alfred Webber

     

    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 

    I have a weakness for Ancient Egypt and this also extends to fabric prints. This one is a true beauty. 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.

     

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    Classic 1940 Draped Black Rayon Dress- New!

    $390.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size:  Small

    Bust: 34 inches + 86 cm

    Under Bust: 31 inches + 78 cm

    Waist: 25 - 26 inches + 63.5 - 66 cm

    Hips: Free

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 15.5 inches + 39 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder:  43 inches + 109 cm 

    Hem Length: 1.5 inches + 4 cm

    Zipper Length: 15 inches + 38 cm

    Seam Allowance: Unfortunately seams are nicked

    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 1940s black rayon commercially made dress

    * Classic silhouette with a cinched waist and straight skirt

    * Bodice with V-shaped neckline and cummerbund waist with open tucks at bust

    * Waist dips on one side to form a V-shape with gathers either side

    * Sleeves fall just below the elbow

    * Straight skirt with attached draped panel almost like an over-skirt

    * Skirt at back underneath draped panel is taffeta

    * Back metal zipper and hook and eyesore closures

    *Unlabelled but looks professionally made

     

    Condition 

    Excellent. 

    No notable flaws that I can see. It presents beautifully

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

     

    Comment 

    Fantastic details to this dress and so beautifully made. Designed got emphasise the figure and the drape provides ample movement when worn. Just beautiful! Cleaned and ready to wear. Swallow sequinned 1940s brooch available on request. Please drop us a line if you require additional information about this listing.

     

    Shop Policies

    COVID-19

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

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

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


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

     

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

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

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

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

     

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    Late 1950s Early 1960s Blue and Yellow Floral Dress- New!

    $280.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: SMALL

    Bust: 36 inches + 91 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: 2 inches + 5 cm

    Zipper Length: 15 inches + 38 cm

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

     

    Description

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

    * Fabric design features alternate white and yellow squares with blue floral centres edged in black

    * Classic silhouette with a cinched waist and full skirt

    * Short-sleeved bodice with high oval neckline

    * Neckline edged in dark blue piping 

    * Full gathered skirt

    * Unlined, serged seams with a hand sewn hem

    *Back early nylon zipper

    * Looks commercially made but no label

     

    Condition 

    Excellent. 

    No notable flaws that I can see. Colours remain vibrant and the cotton fabric is strong and crisp - in fact, looks hardly worn.

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

     

    Comment 

    Love the fabric design on this dress! Lovely bold colours with gorgeous painterely florals. Cleaned and ready to wear. Please drop us a line if you require additional information about this listing.

     

    Shop Policies

    COVID-19

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

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

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


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

     

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

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

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

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

     

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    • Glorious 1950s Green With Red Roses Cotton Dress- New!

    Glorious 1950s Green With Red Roses Cotton Dress- New!

    $280.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Small

    Bust:  34 inches + 85 cm 

    Under Bust: 32 inches + 81 cm

    Waist: 26 inches + 66 cm

    Hips: Free

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 14 inches + 36 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder:  38 inches + 96.5 cm 

    Hem Length: none

    Zipper Length: 14 inches + 36 cm

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

     

    Description

    * Beautiful 1950s ivory and green striped background, textured cotton dress

    * Fabric design features abstract lime green horizontal swishes and red roses 

    * Classic silhouette with a cinched waist and full skirt

    * Sleeveless bodice with wide collar at neckline

    * Collar is attached at the back with a couple of stitches

    * Very full knife-pleated skirt

    * Unlined, raw seams, machined hem

    * Back nylon zipper (original replaced previously)

     

    Condition  

    Excellent. 

    No notable flaws that I can see. It's obvious that the bodice has been shortened at one time, and could easily be let down another 1.5 inches. The original zipper must have been replaced at this time.

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

     

    Comment  

    The fabric on this dress is absolutely stunning!  It's good-weight cotton and falls beautifully. The pattern is so lovely with lots of detail. All in all, a gorgeous dress. Cleaned and ready to wear. Please drop us a line if you require additional information about this listing.

     

    Shop Policies

    COVID-19

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

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

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


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

     

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

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

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

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

     

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    • Vintage 1950s Grey and Pink Stripe Cotton Dress- New!
    • Vintage 1950s Grey and Pink Stripe Cotton Dress- New!
    • Vintage 1950s Grey and Pink Stripe Cotton Dress- New!

    Vintage 1950s Grey and Pink Stripe Cotton Dress- New!

    $280.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Extra Small

    Bust: 34 inches + 86 cm

    Under Bust: 30 inches + 76 cm

    Waist: 25 inches + 63.5 cm

    Hips: Free

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 14.5 inches + 37 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder:  40 inches + 102 cm 

    Hem Length: 5 inches + 7 cm

    Zipper Length: none

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

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

     

    Description

    * Gorgeous 1950s grey cotton dress

    * Classic silhouette with a cinched waist and full skirt

    * Sleeveless bodice with round neckline

    * Large attached collar in pink cotton with notches at sides 

    * Collar is accented with grey self-fabric bows at the notches

    * Full gathered skirt featuring alternate stripes in pink and grey

    * Back secures with large pearlised buttons

    * Unlined, pinked seams, hand-sewn hem


    Condition 

    Excellent. 

    No major flaws found, colours perhaps not as vibrant as they once were but hardly noticeable.

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

     

    Comment 

    Really striking dress in an unusual colour combination. Love the stripe effect and the gorgeous collar treatment. So lovely! Cleaned and ready to wear. Please drop us a line if you require additional information about this listing.

     

    Shop Policies

    COVID-19

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

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

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


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

     

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

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

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

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

     

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    • Late 1950s Orange and Grey Abstract Cotton Dress- New!

    Late 1950s Orange and Grey Abstract Cotton Dress- New!

    $290.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Small - Medium

    Bust: 36 inches +91 cm

    Under Bust: 32 inches + 81 cm

    Waist: up to 28 inches + 71 cm (meant to be cinched in)

    Hips: Free

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 15 inches + 38 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder:  40 inches + 102 cm 

    Hem Length: 1 inch + 2.5 cm

    Zipper Length: 15 inches + 38 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

    * Gorgeous 1950s crisp cotton dress

    * Fabric design features abstract geometric designs in white, grey and orange

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and full skirt

    * Sleeveless bodice with a square neckline

    * Shelf bust with large self-fabric ruched cummerbund waist attached at front

    * Cummerbund turns into a sash belt at rear with large self-fabric buckle

    * Full, tightly gathered skirt

    * Unlined, serged seams, hand-sewn hem

    * Side closed -in metal zipper

    *Looks commercially made but no label

     

    Condition 

    Excellent. 

    No notable flaws that I can see, other than the belt buckle is a tad discoloured and fraying but not very noticeable and could be easily replaced with a new buckle. You can see it in the second 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 

    Beautiful and unusual fabric design dress with lovely bodice features, front and back. Cleaned and ready to wear. Please drop us a line if you require additional information about this listing.

     

    Shop Policies

    COVID-19

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

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

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


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

     

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

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

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

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

     

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    • Vintage 1940s Brown Wool Knit Suit- New!
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    • Vintage 1940s Brown Wool Knit Suit- New!

    Vintage 1940s Brown Wool Knit Suit- New!

    $290.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Small - Medium

    Jacket

    Bust: 38 inches + 96.5 cm

    Waist at Rest: 26 inches + 66 cm

    Waist Expanded: 32 inches + 81 cm

    Sleeve Length from Outside Shoulder:  21 inches + 53 cm

    Length from Outside Shoulder: 22 inches + 56 cm

    Skirt

    Waist at rest: 27 inches (cinches tighter with elastic) + 69 cm

    Waist Fully Expanded: 32 inches + 81 cm

    Hips: 38 inches + 96.5 cm

    Skirt Length from Waist : 30 inches + 76 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder to Hem:  46 inches + 117 cm 

     

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

     

    Description

    * Lovely 1940s brown wool boucle knit suit

    * Classic silhouette with a cinched waist and strong shoulders

    * Jacket with rounded collar neckline decorated in lush chocolate brown velvet

    * Elasticised as waist to give a peplum effect

    * Long sleeves with ribbing at cuffs and padded shoulders

    * Front closure with chocolate brown velvet buttons

    * Slightly flared skirt

    * Unlined

    * Label reads Hand Loomed by Kimberly

     

    Condition 

    Excellent. 

    No notable flaws that I can see. Perhaps the elasticised waist is a little more relaxed than it was originally,

    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 suit with lovely design details and in great condition for its age.  The chocolate velvet trims just set it off beautifully, Cleaned and ready to wear. Please drop us a line if you require additional information about this listing.

     

    Shop Policies

    COVID-19

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

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

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


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

     

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

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

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

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