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

    Fabulous 1960s Faux Leopard Coat- New!

    $390.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Small - Medium

    Bust: 40 inches + 102 cm

    Waist: 40 inches + 102 cm

    Hips: open

    Shoulder Width: 15 inches + 38 cm

    Sleeve Length: 21 inches + 53 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder:  38 inches + 96.5 cm 

    Hem Length: none

    Zipper Length: none

    Seam Allowance: none

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

     

    Description

    * Stylish 1960s faux fur coat, expertly made

    * Fabric design features a leopard print

    * Classic silhouette with a straight drop

    * Double-breasted with six huge black moulded buttons

    * Turnover collar in dark faux mink fur

    * Two pockets either side at the front

    * Back has half-belt with two decorative buttons

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

    * Fabulous matching of the print in construction of the coat

    * No label

     

    Condition 

    Excellent. 

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

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

     

    Comment 

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

     

    Shop Policies

    COVID-19

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

     

     

  • 1970s Artemis Designer Fabric Palazzo Pants & Halter Top Set- New! 1970s Artemis Designer Fabric Palazzo Pants & Halter Top Set- New! Quick View
    • 1970s Artemis Designer Fabric Palazzo Pants & Halter Top Set- New!
    • 1970s Artemis Designer Fabric Palazzo Pants & Halter Top Set- New!
    • 1970s Artemis Designer Fabric Palazzo Pants & Halter Top Set- New!
    • 1970s Artemis Designer Fabric Palazzo Pants & Halter Top Set- New!

    1970s Artemis Designer Fabric Palazzo Pants & Halter Top Set- New!

    $180.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Fits a range of sizes

    Bust: 32 - 38 inches + 82 - 96 cm (Depends on how you tie it)

    Waist: 22 inches + 56 cm (at rest)  30 inches + 76 cm (fuilly extended)

    Bodice Length from Centre Neck: 14 inches + 35 cm

    Pants Length from Waist:  40 inches + 102  cm 

    Hem Length in Pants: 2 inches + 5cm

    Zipper Length: none

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

     

    Description

    * Super 1970s palazzo pants and matching halter top, commercially-made set

    * Fabric features an abstract print in blue and black on white background 

    * Whilst the fabric is signed Artemis, a well-known Italian designer - the internal label is missing, just the size tag remains

    * Halter top with rolled collar and tie back

    * Top is lined in white acetate 

    * Pants have an elasticized waist with wide-leg palazzo pants

     

     

    Condition 

    Excellent. 

    No notable flaws that I can see - a slight thread pull in a couple of places.

    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 echoing the popular beach sets of the 1920s and 1930s.  Great contours on this outfit. Please drop us a line if you require additional information about this listing.

     

    Shop Policies

    COVID-19

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

     

     

  • Vintage 1930s Black Rayon Overdress- New! Vintage 1930s Black Rayon Overdress- New! Quick View
    • Vintage 1930s Black Rayon Overdress- New!
    • Vintage 1930s Black Rayon Overdress- New!
    • Vintage 1930s Black Rayon Overdress- New!
    • Vintage 1930s Black Rayon Overdress- New!

    Vintage 1930s Black Rayon Overdress- New!

    $290.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Small

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

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

    Hips: open

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 15 inches + 38 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder:  42 inches + 106 cm 

    Hem Length: 2 inches + 5 cm

    Zipper Length: none

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

     

    Description

    * Stunning 1930s blacked ribbed rayon overdress

    * Classic silhouette with a nipped waist and gently sloping skirt

    * Long wide sleeves with v-shaped neckline

    *Overdress is fully open down front with a press stud closure at waist

    * A self-fabric half belt can be tied at the waist

    * Inset cream eyelet lace collar

    * Back bodice lined in self-fabric remainder unlined

     

    Condition 

    Excellent. 

    No notable flaws that I can see. There is some cream hand stitching to secure the collar but may be part of the original construction, cotton thread looks old. Beautiful presentation.

    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 

    Amazing 1930s overdress in such fabulous condition. Very light and billowy perfect over dresses and skirts.  Please drop us a line if you require additional information about this listing.

     

    Shop Policies

    COVID-19

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

     

     

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

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

    $260.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Small

    Dress

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

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

    Hips: open

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 15 inches + 38 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder: 40 inches + 102 cm 

    Hem Length: 2 inches + 5 cm

    Zipper Length: none

    Seam Allowance: none

    Bolero

    Bust: 36 inches

    Length: 11 inches

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

     

    Description

    * Beautiful early 1960s cotton sundress commercially made

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

    * Classic silhouette with a defined waist and full skirt

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

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

    * Skirt is very full and features two applied patch pockets 

    * Pockets have contrasting yellow bows

    * Matching bolero jacket that fastens with three buttons

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

    * Only size label remains

     

    Condition 

    Excellent. 

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

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

     

    Comment 

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

     

    Shop Policies

    COVID-19

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

     

     

  • Vintage 1950s Shell Pink Medallion Dress- New! Vintage 1950s Shell Pink Medallion Dress- New! Quick View
    • Vintage 1950s Shell Pink Medallion Dress- New!
    • Vintage 1950s Shell Pink Medallion Dress- New!
    • Vintage 1950s Shell Pink Medallion Dress- New!
    • Vintage 1950s Shell Pink Medallion Dress- New!

    Vintage 1950s Shell Pink Medallion Dress- New!

    $220.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Medium

    Bust: 40 inches + 102 cm

    Waist: 30 inches + 76 cm

    Hips: open

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 16 inches + 41 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder:  47 inches + 119 cm 

    Hem Length: 1.5 inches + 4 cm

    Zipper Length: 12 inches + 30 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

    * Pretty 1950s coral pink cotton-blend dress

    * Fabric design features transparent medallions

    * Classic silhouette with a defined waist and full skirt

    * Dress is sleeveless with a squared neckline

    * Three decorative strips commence at neckline and descends to ¾ length of skirt

    * These are decorated with self-fabric bows at bottom edge

    * Skirt is panelled and  quite full 

    * Low squared back with side metal zipper

    * Unlined

     

    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 

    Beautiful dress with such a lovely and unusual fabric. As the dress is see-through one might need to wear with a slip. The colour of the slip. as seen through the transparent medallions, will surely add yet another dimension to the dress.

     

    Shop Policies

    COVID-19

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

     

     

  • Vintage 1950s Blue Cameo Roses Cotton Dress- New! Vintage 1950s Blue Cameo Roses Cotton Dress- New! Quick View
    • Vintage 1950s Blue Cameo Roses Cotton Dress- New!
    • Vintage 1950s Blue Cameo Roses Cotton Dress- New!
    • Vintage 1950s Blue Cameo Roses Cotton Dress- New!
    • Vintage 1950s Blue Cameo Roses Cotton Dress- New!

    Vintage 1950s Blue Cameo Roses Cotton Dress- New!

    $260.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Medium

    Bust: 38 inches + 96.5 cm

    Waist: 30 inches + 76 cm

    Hips: open

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 15 inches + 38 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder:  40.5 inches + 103 cm 

    Hem Length: none

    Zipper Length: 7.5  inches + 19 cm

    Seam Allowance: none

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

     

    Description

    * Lovely 1950s white and silvery grey background cotton dress

    * Fabric design features clusters of blue roses with green leaves in a cameo setting 

    * Classic silhouette with a defined waist and full skirt

    * Bodice is sleeveless with a deep v-shaped neckline 

    * Button-through bodice with molded blue buttons

    * Bodice decorated with blue piping

    * Skirt is very full, wide cone-shaped 

    * Low v-shaped back 

    * Side metal zipper. machined hem

    * Unlabelled looks homemade

     

    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 

    Love the print on this dress and the lovely bodice construction. Great colours that would go with a range of accessories. Please drop us a line if you require additional information about this listing.

     

    Shop Policies

    COVID-19

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

     

     

  • Lovely 1950s Novelty Butterfly Print Cotton Dress- New! Lovely 1950s Novelty Butterfly Print Cotton Dress- New! Quick View
    • Lovely 1950s Novelty Butterfly Print Cotton Dress- New!
    • Lovely 1950s Novelty Butterfly Print Cotton Dress- New!
    • Lovely 1950s Novelty Butterfly Print Cotton Dress- New!
    • Lovely 1950s Novelty Butterfly Print Cotton Dress- New!

    Lovely 1950s Novelty Butterfly Print Cotton Dress- New!

    $220.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Small

    Bust: 34 inches +  86 cm 

    Waist: 26 inches +  66 cm

    Hips: Free

    Bodice Length From Outside Shoulder: 16 inches + 41 cm

    Total Length:  41 inches +  104 cm 

      

    Description

    * Vintage 1950s white cotton dress

    * Gorgeous novelty print of butterflies over an etched leafy background in charcoal

    * Butterflies  in brown, blue and pink with black detail

    * Classic silhouette with a cinched waist and full skirt

    * Sleeveless bodice with low scooped oval neckline

    * Wide skirt gathered at the waist

    * Back metal zipper

     

    Condition 

    This charming novelty print dress is in excellent condition, considering its over sixty years of age. 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.

     


     

  • Sophisticated 1940s Striped Two-Tone Wool Suit- New! Sophisticated 1940s Striped Two-Tone Wool Suit- New! Quick View
    • Sophisticated 1940s Striped Two-Tone Wool Suit- New!
    • Sophisticated 1940s Striped Two-Tone Wool Suit- New!
    • Sophisticated 1940s Striped Two-Tone Wool Suit- New!
    • Sophisticated 1940s Striped Two-Tone Wool Suit- New!

    Sophisticated 1940s Striped Two-Tone Wool Suit- New!

    $350.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Small - Medium

    Jacket

    Bust: 36 inches + 91 cm

    Waist: 28.5  inches + 72 cm

    Sleeve Length: 25 inches + 63.5 cm (not measuring the turnover in the cuffs)

    Length from Outside Shoulder to Jacket Hem: 25 inches + 63.5

    Skirt

    Waist: 30 inches + 76 cm (originally 26 inch waist + 66 cm)

    Hips: 40 inches + 102 cm

    Total Length from Waist Band to Hem: 26 inches + 66 cm 

    Hem Length: 2 inches + 5 cm

    Zipper Length: 7 inches + 18 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

    * Stylish 1940s wool blend commercially made suit

    * Striped fabric in charcoal, black, grey and blue

    * Classic silhouette with a nipped-in waist and slightly A-line straight skirt

    * Jacket features long sleeves with peaked lapel collar

    * Both collar and cuffs are highlighted in solid charcoal wool

    + Strong padded shoulders

    * Skirt has a waistband and side metal zipper

    * Silvered metal buttons

    * Fully lined in navy crepe

    * Label reads Nobility Jrs

     

    Condition 

    Excellent. 

    No notable flaws that I can see - presents beautifully.

    The waist has had a piece added to expand, could easily be bright back to its original state if you wish to make shorter. The piece is in different fabric but a close match.

    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 

    A wonderful, well-made suit. The striped and solid contrasts really lift the suit to a new level. Classic Joan Crawford suit!! 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.

     

     

  • Beautiful 1950s Yellow Daisy Border Print Cotton Dress - New! Beautiful 1950s Yellow Daisy Border Print Cotton Dress - New! Quick View
    • Beautiful 1950s Yellow Daisy Border Print Cotton Dress - New!
    • Beautiful 1950s Yellow Daisy Border Print Cotton Dress - New!
    • Beautiful 1950s Yellow Daisy Border Print Cotton Dress - New!
    • Beautiful 1950s Yellow Daisy Border Print Cotton Dress - New!

    Beautiful 1950s Yellow Daisy Border Print Cotton Dress - New!

    $275.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Extra Small

    Bust: 34 inches + 86 cm 

    Waist: 24 inches + 61 cm

    Hips: Free

    Bodice Length From Outside Shoulder: 14.5 inches + 37 cm

    Total Length:  39 inches + 99 cm 

    Hem Length: 4 inches + 10 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 co

      

    Description

    * Vintage 1950s lightweight ivory cotton blend dress

    * Cascading daisies with large yellow daisies at border

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and full skirt

    * Short-sleeved bodice with a scooped neckline

    * Shelf bust that is gathered from neckline with crossover piping and waist bow

    * Skirt is full with narrow knife pleats

    * Bodice is lined with white lightweight cotton

    * Back metal zipper

     

    Condition 

    This beautiful dress in excellent vintage condition for its age with no flaws that I can see, other than the hem was et down at some stage and has left a fine white line. Really it's hardly noticeable in the busy print. Fabric is strong and free from fade. Cleaned and ready to wear. Please drop us a line if your require additional information about this listing.

     

    Shop Policies

    COVID-19

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

     


     

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

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

    $180.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Small

    Bust: 34 inches + 86 cm

    Waist: 26 inches + 66 cm

    Hips: open

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 14 inches + 36 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder:  40 inches + 102 cm 

    Hem Length: none

    Zipper Length: 15 inches + 38 cm

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

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

     

    Description

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

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

    * Classic silhouette with a nipped waist and flared skirt

    * Dress is sleeveless with an oval neckline

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

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

    * Skirt is knife-pleated at the waist

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

    * Bodice has deep facings 

     

    Condition 

    Excellent. 

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

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

     

    Comment 

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

     

    Shop Policies

    COVID-19

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

     

     

  • Lovely 1950s Purple and Blue Circle Novelty Print Dress- New! Lovely 1950s Purple and Blue Circle Novelty Print Dress- New! Quick View
    • Lovely 1950s Purple and Blue Circle Novelty Print Dress- New!
    • Lovely 1950s Purple and Blue Circle Novelty Print Dress- New!
    • Lovely 1950s Purple and Blue Circle Novelty Print Dress- New!
    • Lovely 1950s Purple and Blue Circle Novelty Print Dress- New!

    Lovely 1950s Purple and Blue Circle Novelty Print Dress- New!

    $280.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Small - Medium

    Bust: 36 - 38 inches + 91- 96.5 cm

    Under Bust: 33 inches +86 cm

    Waist: 27- 28 inches + 69 - 71 cm

    Hips: Free

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 14 inches + 36 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder:  41.5 inches + 105 cm 

    Hem Length: none

    Zipper Length: 17 inches + 32 cm

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

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

     

    Description

    * Gorgeous 1950s white cotton background commercially made dress

    * Fabric design features large circles in lavender, purple and blue

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and full skirt

    * Sleeveless bodice with oval neckline

    * Self fabric half cummerbund that has ties at front

    * Full gathered skirt

    * Unlined, finished seams and hand sewn hem

    * Back metal zipper

    * Label reads Designed and Produced by Fred Howard

     

    Condition 

    Another eye-catching and fun dress and again in my favourite colour combination A truly flattering design and in excellent condition too.  No notable flaws that I can see, other than a repair to the zipper around waist not particularly well done (refer last photo) but can easily be repaired. The skirt has been let down and there is a faint dirt line that is likely to disappear with subsequent washes. In any case, not really noticeable at all. 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 Watermelon Pink Floral Cotton Dress- New! Vintage 1950s Watermelon Pink Floral Cotton Dress- New! Quick View
    • Vintage 1950s Watermelon Pink Floral Cotton Dress- New!
    • Vintage 1950s Watermelon Pink Floral Cotton Dress- New!
    • Vintage 1950s Watermelon Pink Floral Cotton Dress- New!
    • Vintage 1950s Watermelon Pink Floral Cotton Dress- New!

    Vintage 1950s Watermelon Pink Floral Cotton Dress- New!

    $285.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Small

    Bust: 34 inches + 86 cm

    Waist: 26 - 27 inches + 66 - 69 cm

    Hips: open

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 16 inches + 41 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder:  45 inches + 114 cm 

    Hem Length: 1 inch + 2.5 cm

    Zipper Length: 15 inches + 38 cm

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

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

     

    Description

    * Beautiful late 1950s watermelon pink polished cotton dress

    * Fabric design features a painterly floral design in white, yellow, blue and green

    * Classic silhouette with a defined waist and full skirt

    * Dress is sleeveless with spaghetti straps

    * Slightly gathered centre front upper bodice seam with self bow

    * Very full skirt gathered at the waist

    * Low square back with metal zipper

    * Bodice is lined in self-fabric, serged seams and hand sewn hem

    * No label but looks commercially made

     

    Condition 

    Excellent. 

    No notable flaws that I can see - fabric is strong and colour vibrant

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

     

    Comment 

    Gorgeous dress with a beautiful floral design. Love the bodice treatment too. 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 1960s  Deadstock Lilli Ann Cream Ensemble - New! (ON HOLD) Late 1960s  Deadstock Lilli Ann Cream Ensemble - New! (ON HOLD) Quick View
    • Late 1960s  Deadstock Lilli Ann Cream Ensemble - New! (ON HOLD)
    • Late 1960s  Deadstock Lilli Ann Cream Ensemble - New! (ON HOLD)
    • Late 1960s  Deadstock Lilli Ann Cream Ensemble - New! (ON HOLD)
    • Late 1960s  Deadstock Lilli Ann Cream Ensemble - New! (ON HOLD)

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

    $590.00 AUD

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

    Measurements

    Size: Small - Medium

    Dress

    Bust: 37 inches + 94 cm

    Waist: 32 inches + 81 cm

    Hips: 38 inches + 96.5 cm

    Length from Outside Shoulder: 38 inches + 96.5 cm

    Hem: none

    Coat

    Bust: 38 inches + 96.5 cm

    Shoulder Edge to Edge: 16 inches + 40 cm

    Sleeve Length from Outside Shoulder: 22.5 inches + 57 cm 

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder: 34 inches + 86 cm 

    Hem Length: none

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

     

    Description

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

    * Classic A-line silhouette with a slightly nipped waist 

    * Dress is sleeveless with a  jewel neckline

    * It features brown faux fur collar and hemline

    * Self-fabric rope belt at waist

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

    * Wide lapel turnover notched collar in faux fur

    * Faux fur trim at the hemline of coat

    * Coat also has a wide tie belt

    * Coat and dress fully lined in cream acetate

    * Back nylon zipper on dress

    * Label reads Lilli Ann

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

     

    Condition 

    Excellent. 

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

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

     

    Comment 

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

     

    Shop Policies

    COVID-19

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

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

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


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

     

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

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

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

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

     

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

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

    $280.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Small

    Bust:  36 inches + 91cm 

    Under Bust: 34 inches + 86 cm

    Waist: 28 inches +71 cm

    Hips: Free

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 16 inches + 41 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder:  41 inches + 104 cm 

    Hem Length: 3 inches + 7 cm

    Zipper Length: 20 inches + 51 cm

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

     

    Description

    * Lovely 1950s cotton commercially made dress

    * Plaid design in reds, greens and greyish white

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and full skirt

    * Short sleeved bodice with wide collar

    * Bodice has false placket down front with decorative buttons

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

    * Full box pleated skirt

    * Unlined, raw seams with hand finished hem

    * Back with metal zipper

    * Label reads Toni Todd

    Toni Todd

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

     

    Condition 

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

     

    Shop Policies

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


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

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

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

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

     

  • Gorgeous 1950's Lilac Floral Gerbera Print Cotton Dress - New! Gorgeous 1950's Lilac Floral Gerbera Print Cotton Dress - New! Quick View
    • Gorgeous 1950's Lilac Floral Gerbera Print Cotton Dress - New!
    • Gorgeous 1950's Lilac Floral Gerbera Print Cotton Dress - New!
    • Gorgeous 1950's Lilac Floral Gerbera Print Cotton Dress - New!
    • Gorgeous 1950's Lilac Floral Gerbera Print Cotton Dress - New!

    Gorgeous 1950's Lilac Floral Gerbera Print Cotton Dress - New!

    $260.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size:  Small 

    Bust: 36 inches +  91 cm

    Waist: 26 inches + 66 cm 

    Hips: free

    Sleeve Length: 7.5 inches + 19 cm

    Shoulder to waist: 15.5 inches + 40 cm

    Length: 42 inches + 107 cm 

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

     

    Description

    * Lovely 1950s white cotton background dress

    * Print features all over gerbera flowers in lilac and purple with green leaves 

    * Classic silhouette with fitted bodice and full skirt

    * Bodice with short sleeves and scooped oval neckline 

    * Narrow panel at centre front bodice with sewn down knife pleats either side

    * Centre self-fabric bow below the neckline

    * Wide skirt with knife pleats

    * Side metal zipper

    * Unlined, selvedge and raw seams, hand-sewn hem

     

    Condition

    Excellent. 

    No notable flaws that I can see - beautiful, fresh presentation, washed and ready to wear.

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

     

    Comment

    This beautiful dress makes me think of Spring!!  Love the bodice styling and the fabric colour and print. 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.

     

  • 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!
    • Vintage 1950s - 1960s Figural Frog Handbag -  New!
    • 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
    • Vintage 1950s Red Silk Satin Wiggle Dress New!
    • Vintage 1950s Red Silk Satin Wiggle Dress New!
    • 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
    • Vibrant 1950s Impressionist Floral Polished Cotton Dress- New!
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    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
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    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!

    $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
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    • 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!

    $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
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    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
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    • 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.

     

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    $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.

     

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    $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.