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  • Recreation of Marilyn Monroe's Dress In Niagara Film - New! Recreation of Marilyn Monroe's Dress In Niagara Film - New! Quick View
    • Recreation of Marilyn Monroe's Dress In Niagara Film - New!
    • Recreation of Marilyn Monroe's Dress In Niagara Film - New!
    • Recreation of Marilyn Monroe's Dress In Niagara Film - New!
    • Recreation of Marilyn Monroe's Dress In Niagara Film - New!

    Recreation of Marilyn Monroe's Dress In Niagara Film - New!

    $190.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Small

    Bust:  34 - 36 inches + 86 - 91 cm 

    Under Bust: 33 inches + 84 cm

    Waist: 26 - 27 inches + 66 - 67.5 cm

    Hips: 36 - 38 inches+ 91 - 96 cm

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 15 inches + 38 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder:  42 inches + 107 cm 

    Hem Length: 2 inches + 5 cm

    Please note fabric has some stretch.

    Dress dummy size is 36 inch bust, 26 inch waist and 38 inch hips and fits her perfectly as shown

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

     

    Description

    * Recreation of dress made for Marilyn for the Niagara film - worn for publicity photos

    * Fabric is synthetic with a bit of stretch

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and straight skirt

    * Sleeveless halter neck bodice with upturned pointed collar

    * Bodice has shelf bust with gathers

    * Button accents down centre front

    * Straight skirt wit two darts on each side for figure hugging fit

    * Skirt has slit at front hemline

    * Plastic zipper at back


    Condition 

    This is a truly beautiful ad very well made dress, that is very close to the original as worn by Marilyn. I had it commissioned for a Marilyn Monroe exhibition I curated around ten years ago.  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.

     

  • 1950s Ivory Cotton Dress with Green Embroidery- New! 1950s Ivory Cotton Dress with Green Embroidery- New! Quick View
    • 1950s Ivory Cotton Dress with Green Embroidery- New!
    • 1950s Ivory Cotton Dress with Green Embroidery- New!
    • 1950s Ivory Cotton Dress with Green Embroidery- New!
    • 1950s Ivory Cotton Dress with Green Embroidery- New!

    1950s Ivory Cotton Dress with Green Embroidery- New!

    $290.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Extra Small

    Bust:  33 - 34 inches + 83 - 86 cm 

    Waist: 25 inches + 63.5 cm

    Hips: Free

    Bodice Length: 16 inches + 41 cm

    Total Length:  42 inches + 107 cm 

    Hem Length: 2 inches + 5 cm

    Zipper Length: 13 inches + 33 cm

    Note: All measurements taken flat and stretched seam to seam

     

    Description

    * Beautiful 1950s ivory cotton sun dress

    * Fabric features embroidered floral design in emerald green

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and full skirt

    * Sleeveless bodice with chemise bodice and wide straps

    * Neckline features strip of green embroidery with scalloped edging

    * Very full skirt with three tiers of green embroidered floral 

    * Unlined, raw seams with hand finished hem

    * Low back with green embroidered strip at neckline and metal zipper

    * Label reads Henley Jr.

     

    Condition 

    This dress is in excellent condition for its age.  No major flaws that I can see, other than the straps may have been altered or replaced at some stage as there is hand stitching inside the dress at the base of the straps. Does not show on the outside though. 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.

     

  • Late 1950s to Early 1960s Orange Roses Wiggle Dress - New! Late 1950s to Early 1960s Orange Roses Wiggle Dress - New! Quick View
    • Late 1950s to Early 1960s Orange Roses Wiggle Dress - New!
    • Late 1950s to Early 1960s Orange Roses Wiggle Dress - New!
    • Late 1950s to Early 1960s Orange Roses Wiggle Dress - New!
    • Late 1950s to Early 1960s Orange Roses Wiggle Dress - New!

    Late 1950s to Early 1960s Orange Roses Wiggle Dress - New!

    $260.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Extra Small

    Bust:  34 inches +  86 cm 

    Waist: 24 inches +  61 cm

    Hips: 34 inches + 86 cm

    Bodice Length From Outside Shoulder: 14,5 inches +  37 cm 

    Total Length:  39 inches + 99cm 

    Hem: 3 inches + 8 cm

      

    Description

    * Vintage late 1950s to early 1960s silk organza wiggle dress

    * Eye-catching abstract coral and orange roses with green leaves

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and straight skirt

    * Sleeveless bodice with huge surplice pleated collar, front and back

    * Organza is over cream lining, with raw seams and hand sewn hem

    * Working back metal zipper

     

    Condition 

    This beautiful dress is in excellent vintage condition for its age. No notable flaws that I can see.  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 if this rare circumstance arises.


    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 1940s Chocolate Brown Wool Coat - New! Gorgeous 1940s Chocolate Brown Wool Coat - New! Quick View
    • Gorgeous 1940s Chocolate Brown Wool Coat - New!
    • Gorgeous 1940s Chocolate Brown Wool Coat - New!
    • Gorgeous 1940s Chocolate Brown Wool Coat - New!
    • Gorgeous 1940s Chocolate Brown Wool Coat - New!

    Gorgeous 1940s Chocolate Brown Wool Coat - New!

    $590.00 AUD

    lMeasurements

    Size: Small

    Bust:  36 inches + 91 cm 

    Waist: 28 inches + 71 cm (can be cinched tighter by half belt)

    Hips: Free

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 15.5 inches + 39 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder:  43 inches + 109 cm 

    Hem Length: 1 inch + 2.5 cm

    Sleeve Length: 24 inches + 61 cm

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

     

    Description

    * Beautiful 1940s deep chocolate brown 100% virgin wool coat

    * Classic princess style silhouette with cinched waist and draped skirt

    * Bodice with turnover collar in russet brown velvet

    * Bodice has russet velvet decorative trim down front in a shield shape

    * Opening has decorative buttons to appear double-breasted

    * Half self belt at back with large self buckle

    * Fully lined in brow crepe with felt interlining,  raw seams and hand sewn hem

    * Labels read 1. Fortsmann , 2. James McCreery & Co 5th Avenue and 3.Quality Craftsmanship Style by Brevity

    Forstmann was a maker of woollen yarns and fabrics, but they did not actually produce finished clothing. The company was formed in 1904 by the Forstmann family, German immigrants with a long history of fabric-making. Forstmann products were very high quality, and their label was proudly displayed alongside that of the garment maker’s.


    Condition 

    A beautiful high-end 1940s coat, tailored to flatter the figure. It's in excellent condition for its age with no notable flaws that I can see. There is a tiny bit of wear (rubs)  to the velvet trim but really not an issue. I have included a close up in last photo. A couple of tiny holes in the lining, not noticeable when wearing and not an issue structurally. 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.

     

  • Quality Early 1960s Black Lilli Ann Designer Ribbed Coat - New! Quality Early 1960s Black Lilli Ann Designer Ribbed Coat - New! Quick View
    • Quality Early 1960s Black Lilli Ann Designer Ribbed Coat - New!
    • Quality Early 1960s Black Lilli Ann Designer Ribbed Coat - New!
    • Quality Early 1960s Black Lilli Ann Designer Ribbed Coat - New!
    • Quality Early 1960s Black Lilli Ann Designer Ribbed Coat - New!

    Quality Early 1960s Black Lilli Ann Designer Ribbed Coat - New!

    $590.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Medium

    Bust:  42 inches +106 cm 

    Waist: 44 inches + 112 cm

    Hips: Free

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder:  36 inches + 91 cm 

    Sleeve Length from Outside Shoulder: 21 inches + 53 cm

    Hem Length: 3 inches + 8 cm

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

     

    Description

    * Beautiful 1960s Lilli Ann designer coat - this is one of their high-end designs

    * Fabric is a ribbed fine gabardine wool especially made for Lilli Ann in France

    * Classic silhouette with gentle A-line shape

    * Quality lush black fur stand up collar

    * Coat with long sleeves and front button opening

    * Buttons are 3D wth shiny jet beads around the circumference

    * Mock flap pockets at breast and vertical slit pockets below with a matching flap

    * Fully lined in black satin

    * Labels 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 quality construction. The label received the Gold Medal in Fashion Design, America's highest award in fashion. Nowadays, there is very high demand for this label from collectors and fashionistas from around the world. It must be said that this label is one of my all-time favourites as many know...:)


    Condition 

    This dress is in excellent condition for its age.  No notable flaws that I can see.  One can easily replace the closed-in metal zipper with a longer zipper that opens higher, for added ease in getting it over the shoulders. 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.

     

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

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

    $290.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Small

    Bust: 34 inches + 86 cm 

    Waist: 26 inches + 66 cm

    Hips: Free

    Bodice Length From Outside Shoulder: 15.5 inches +  39 cm

    Total Length:  42.5 inches + 109 cm 

    Hem Length : 1.5 inches + 4 cm

      

    Description

    * Vintage 1950s ivory lightweight cotton dress

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

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and full skirt

    * Short sleeved bodice with squared neckline

    * Full knife pleated skirt that features horizontal striped border

    * Comes with original belt with tie

    * Back meal zipper

    * Label reads Jerry Gilden

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

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

     

    Condition 

    This dress is in excellent vintage condition for its age with no flaws that I can see. 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 if this rare circumstance arises.


    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.

     

  • Recreation of Marilyn's Aqua Blue Satin Dress- New! Recreation of Marilyn's Aqua Blue Satin Dress- New! Quick View
    • Recreation of Marilyn's Aqua Blue Satin Dress- New!
    • Recreation of Marilyn's Aqua Blue Satin Dress- New!
    • Recreation of Marilyn's Aqua Blue Satin Dress- New!
    • Recreation of Marilyn's Aqua Blue Satin Dress- New!

    Recreation of Marilyn's Aqua Blue Satin Dress- New!

    $210.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Small

    Bust:  34 - 36 inches + 86 - 91 cm 

    Waist: 26 inches + 66 cm

    Hips: 38 inches + 96.5 cm

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 15 inches + 38 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder:  41 inches + 104 cm 

    Hem Length: 1.5 inches + 4 cm

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

     

    Description

    * Beautiful 1950s style aqua blue satin dress from As Young as You Feel

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and straight skirt

    * Sleeveless bodice with shelf bust

    * Boned bodice for structure and removal cups

    * Fabric inside shelf bust is draped

    * Shelf feature at the front turns into halter straps at back

    * Self bow decorates shelf bust at centre front

    * Pleated dart skirt with curved slit at hemline

    * Halter back with buttons for closure

    * Lined bodice, serged seams, hand sew he


    Condition 

    This dress is in excellent condition for its age.  No notable flaws that I can see.  One can easily replace the closed-in metal zipper with a longer zipper that opens higher, for added ease in getting it over the shoulders. 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.

     

  • Designer 1950s Hattie Carnegie B&W Herringbone Wool Suit- New! Designer 1950s Hattie Carnegie B&W Herringbone Wool Suit- New! Quick View
    • Designer 1950s Hattie Carnegie B&W Herringbone Wool Suit- New!
    • Designer 1950s Hattie Carnegie B&W Herringbone Wool Suit- New!
    • Designer 1950s Hattie Carnegie B&W Herringbone Wool Suit- New!
    • Designer 1950s Hattie Carnegie B&W Herringbone Wool Suit- New!

    Designer 1950s Hattie Carnegie B&W Herringbone Wool Suit- New!

    $390.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Small

    Jacket
    Bust:  36 inches + 91 cm 

    Waist: 28 inches + 71 cm

    Sleeve Length: 24.5 inches + 62 cm

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 16 inches + 41 cm

    Skirt

    Waist: 28 inches + 71 cm

    Hips: 40 inches + 102 cm

    Length: 29 inches + 74 cm

    Hem: 4 inches + 10 cm 

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

     

    Description

    * Stylish 1950s designer custom made suit

    * Fabric is wool in a b&w herringbone pattern

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and a-line skirt

    * Battle style jacket with collar and shoulder pads, front opening and tag pulls at     sides

    * Jacket has long sleeves with turnover cuffs

    * Skirt has unique flap from centre seam that conceals pockets

    * Fully lined jacket, partially lined skirt, hand sewn hem 

    * Label reads Hattie Carnegie Custom Made

    Hattie Carnegie

    Hattie Carnegie led a fashion empire that set the pace of American fashion for over three decades. Although she could not sew herself, she did have the foresight to garner talented people. Many of the designers who worked for Hattie Carnegie emerged as important designers and arbiters of style in their own right. Pauline Potter (later Baroness Philippe de Rothschild), Norman Norell, Claire McCardell, James Galanos, Jean Louis, and Travis Banton - all began their careers under the direction of Carnegie. Acting as the great arbitor of style and taste, Carnegie brought out the best of each designers’ talents. Her regular clientele included many of America’s most prominent socialites along with Hollywood and Broadway stars. Clients included the Duchess of Windsor, Barbara Hutton, Clare Booth Luce, Constance Bennett, Tallulah Bankhead, Joan Crawford, Gertrude Lawrence, and Norma Shearer. Her most recognised fashion line was the “Carnegie suit.” 

    Hattie Carnegie Custom Label
    The Custom Salon was considered to be the heart of the Hattie Carnegie business. In fact, made-to-order fashion was the line that launched her label. Her focus was to interpret European style for the American consumer, but the sense of dress she chose to champion was not contained within the minutiae of design. It was rather an approach to fashion that emphasised consummate polish in every outfit.

    Condition 

    Impeccably tailored suit, typical of a bespoke piece from a high-end label. I have listed this suit as 1950s rather than later because of some interesting features: the earlier label, the type of talon zipper used and the slight padding on the shoulders.  It could even be earlier. It is interesting to note that Carnegie was commissioned to design the Womens Army Corps' uniforms during WW2, for which she was presented with the highest civilian award for service. This suit is undoubtedly influenced by that commission which included a cropped battle jacket in both Summer and Winter styles. Here is an opportunity to purchase an unusual and rare suit from an important American designer. It also happens to be in excellent condition. 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.

     

  • Glorious 1950s Red Rose Floral Cotton Dress- New! Glorious 1950s Red Rose Floral Cotton Dress- New! Quick View
    • Glorious 1950s Red Rose Floral Cotton Dress- New!
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    • Glorious 1950s Red Rose Floral Cotton Dress- New!

    Glorious 1950s Red Rose Floral Cotton Dress- New!

    $280.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Small

    Bust:  34 inches + 85 cm 

    Under Bust: 32 inches + 81 cm

    Waist: 26 inches + 66 cm

    Hips: Free

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 14 inches + 36 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder:  38 inches + 96.5 cm 

    Hem Length: none

    Zipper Length: 14 inches + 36 cm

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

     

    Description

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

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

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and full skirt

    * Sleeveless bodice with roll over collar at neckline

    * Collar is attached at rear with a couple of stitches

    * Very full knife pleated skirt

    * Unlined, raw seams, machined hem

    * Back nylon zipper (original replaced previously)

     

    Condition 

    The fabric on this dress is absolutely stunning ! It's in excellent condition too. No notable flaws that I can see.  It's obvious that the bodice has been shortened at one time, and could easily be let down another 1.5 inches. The original zipper must have been replaced at this time. Please see below for details on alteration service.  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.

     

  • Recreation of Cream Dress Worn By Marilyn Monroe- New! Recreation of Cream Dress Worn By Marilyn Monroe- New! Quick View
    • Recreation of Cream Dress Worn By Marilyn Monroe- New!
    • Recreation of Cream Dress Worn By Marilyn Monroe- New!
    • Recreation of Cream Dress Worn By Marilyn Monroe- New!
    • Recreation of Cream Dress Worn By Marilyn Monroe- New!

    Recreation of Cream Dress Worn By Marilyn Monroe- New!

    $150.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Small

    Tag: US size 4

    Bust:  34 - 36 inches + 86 - 91 cm 

    Under Bust: 33 inches + 84 cm

    Waist: 26 - 28 inches + 66 - 71 cm

    Hips: 36 inches - 38 inches + 91-96 cm

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 15 inches + 38 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder:  44 inches + 112 cm 

    Hem Length: 1 inch + 2.5 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

    * Recreation of a late 1940s early 1950s dress worn by Marilyn Monrie

    * Cotton and synthetic blend cream fabric

    * Classic silhouette with nipped in waist and straight skirt

    * Short sleeved bodice with V-shaped neckline

    * Bodice has large self bow underneath neckline

    * Long curving skirt  with back open slit at hem

    * Unlined, serged seams, machined hem

    * Rolled collar at back with concealed nylon zipper

     

    Condition 

    This dress is in fabulous condition, maybe a couple of specks but not noted when wearing. 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.

     

  • Beautiful 1950s Green Floral Plisse Cotton Dress - New! Beautiful 1950s Green Floral Plisse Cotton Dress - New! Quick View
    • Beautiful 1950s Green Floral Plisse Cotton Dress - New!
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    • Beautiful 1950s Green Floral Plisse Cotton Dress - New!
    • Beautiful 1950s Green Floral Plisse Cotton Dress - New!

    Beautiful 1950s Green Floral Plisse Cotton Dress - New!

    $280.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Small

    Bust:  36 inches + 91 cm 

    Under Bust: 33 inches + 84 cm

    Waist: 26 inches + 66 cm

    Hips: Free

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 15 inches + 38 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder: 43 inches + 109 cm 

    Hem Length: none

    Zipper Length: 9 inches + 23 cm

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

     

    Description

    * Beautiful 1950s mint green plisse cotton dress

    * Fabric design features floral sprays in orange, lavender and ivory with dark green     leaves 

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and full skirt

    * Short sleeved bodice with deep V-shaped neckline

    * Bodice has shelf bust with gathers

    * Very full skirt almost full circle 

    * Dress has built in cream petticoat with sweetheart neckline and thin shoulder straps

    * Fully lined with additional gauze underskirt , raw seams, machined hem

    * Closed-in side metal zipper

    Plisse
    Cotton fabric with a puckered texture caused by a chemical treatment (with sodium hydroxide) is called plissé. The chemical is applied in stripes which causes the fabric in those areas to shrink, leaving the remaining area puckered. The puckered areas usually follow the warp of the fabric. The appearance is much like seersucker. (Courtesy of the Vintage Fashion Guild)

     

    Condition 

    This dress is in excellent condition for its age.  No notable flaws that I can see.  One can easily replace the closed-in metal zipper with a longer zipper that opens higher, for added ease in getting it over the shoulders. 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.

     

  • 1960s Ivory Net Sequinned Designer Party Dress - New! 1960s Ivory Net Sequinned Designer Party Dress - New! Quick View
    • 1960s Ivory Net Sequinned Designer Party Dress - New!
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    • 1960s Ivory Net Sequinned Designer Party Dress - New!
    • 1960s Ivory Net Sequinned Designer Party Dress - New!

    1960s Ivory Net Sequinned Designer Party Dress - New!

    $450.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Small

    Bust: 34 inches + 86 cm 

    Waist up to: 26 inches + 66 cm

    Hips: Free

    Bodice Length From Outside Shoulder: 15 inches +  38 cm (adjustable)

    Total Length:  42.5 inches + 108 cm 

      

    Description

    * Vintage 1960s ivory net party dress

    * Decorated with multiple rows of iridescent MOP sequins

    * Classic silhouette with cinched slightly dropped waist and full skirt

    * Sleeveless bodice with band collar and sheer illusion neckline

    * Ivory crepe underskirt with scooped out sleeveless bodice and plunging back

    * Upper bodice lined in sheer organza

    * Cream taffeta lining and working back nylon zipper

    * Label reads Blum's Vogue

    Blum's Vogue

    The dress carries a Blum's Vogue Chicago designer label, a high end designer store. Blum's dressed Chicago's most fashionable women for decades. For forty years, Harry Blum, owner of Blum's Vogue would travel to Paris every season to select the fashions for his store. Blum carried designer notables such as: Dior, Chanel, Balenciaga, Givenchy, and Mme Gres. He would also carry American designer labels such as, Norell, Trigere, Ben Zuckerman, Galanos, Werle, Ceil Chapman, etc. Unfortunately, as this dress only carries the Blum's Vogue label, I cannot be certain of the individual designer.

     

    Condition 

    This outstanding dress is in excellent vintage condition for its age. No major flaws that I can see, but there are some splits to the organza lining underneath the netting at the back of the dress, more than likely hanger damage. The organza lining could be replaced if desired or left as is as the splits cannot be seen from the exterior of the dress.  There are a couple of light marks on the underneath lining material which do not show up at all on the crepe underskirt or net outer skirt. I must highlight the construction of this dress, which is definitely high-end and impeccably finished. Please drop us a line if your require additional information about this listing.

    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 if this rare circumstance arises.

     

    Shop Policies


    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 1960s Blue Cotton Twill Dress with Fish Applique  - New! Early 1960s Blue Cotton Twill Dress with Fish Applique  - New! Quick View
    • Early 1960s Blue Cotton Twill Dress with Fish Applique  - New!
    • Early 1960s Blue Cotton Twill Dress with Fish Applique  - New!
    • Early 1960s Blue Cotton Twill Dress with Fish Applique  - New!
    • Early 1960s Blue Cotton Twill Dress with Fish Applique  - New!

    Early 1960s Blue Cotton Twill Dress with Fish Applique - New!

    $190.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Small

    Bust: 34 inches + 86 cm 

    Waist: 26 inches + 66 cm

    Bodice Length: 16 inches + 41 cm

    Hips: free

    Total Length: 39 inches + 99.06 cm

     

    Description

    * Gorgeous early 60s blue cotton denim twill dress

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and very full skirt

    * Scooped neck bodice decorated with red rick rack trim

    * Very full gathered skirt

    * Lovely red bandana print applique fish on white line which extends to waist

    *Working back metal zipper 

     

    Comment

    This dress is in excellent condition with no rips, stains, major fading or holes. The only point to make is that the fabric may not be as vibrant colour as it was originally but the dress presents beautifully and the colouring is consistent. Red ribbon not included. I have since found an ad in the 1960 Spiegel catalog which shows a very similar denim dress with bandana print, however the applique is a rooster rather than the fish which is featured on this dress.

    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 if this rare circumstance arises.


    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 

     

  • 1950s White Pique & Blue Polka Dots Dress Ensemble - New! 1950s White Pique & Blue Polka Dots Dress Ensemble - New! Quick View
    • 1950s White Pique & Blue Polka Dots Dress Ensemble - New!
    • 1950s White Pique & Blue Polka Dots Dress Ensemble - New!
    • 1950s White Pique & Blue Polka Dots Dress Ensemble - New!
    • 1950s White Pique & Blue Polka Dots Dress Ensemble - New!

    1950s White Pique & Blue Polka Dots Dress Ensemble - New!

    $260.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Small

    Bust up to: 36 inches + 91.5 cm 

    Waist:  26 inches + 66 cm

    Hips: 36 inches + 91.5 cm

    Jacket Length: 15 inches + 38 cm

    Bodice Length: 15 inches +  38 cm 

    Total Length:  42 inches +  132 cm 

     

    Description

    * Fetching 1950s white pique cotton dress with blue polka dots

    * Contrasting blue pique jacket

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and shapely skirt

    * Sleeveless dress bodice with square neckline

    * Low back with wide straps

    * Jacket features low neckline, short sleeves, collar and fastens with two pearly buttons

    * Working back metal zipper 

     

    Comment

    This ensemble is in pretty good condition for its age. Apart from a couple of minor pin size spots and tiny pulls, the only issue worth mentioning is that there is some colour fade on the shoulders but it's not very noticeable. Nevertheless, the price of the outfit reflects this small issue.

    We are more than happy to answer any inquires about this item. 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.

    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 :)

     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!

    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 if this rare circumstance arises.

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

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

    $290.00 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.

     

  • Vintage 1950s Navy New Look Dress- New! (ON HOLD) Vintage 1950s Navy New Look Dress- New! (ON HOLD) Quick View
    • Vintage 1950s Navy New Look Dress- New! (ON HOLD)
    • Vintage 1950s Navy New Look Dress- New! (ON HOLD)
    • Vintage 1950s Navy New Look Dress- New! (ON HOLD)
    • Vintage 1950s Navy New Look Dress- New! (ON HOLD)

    Vintage 1950s Navy New Look Dress- New! (ON HOLD)

    $260.00 AUD

    Please note this dress is on hold and not available for general sale..thank you for understanding

    Measurements

    Size: Small

    Bust:  36 inches + 91 cm 

    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:  45 inches + 114 cm 

    Sleeve Length: 18 inches + 46 cm

    Hem Length: .5 inches + 1 cm

    Zipper Length: none

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

     

    Description

    * Lovely early 1950s commercially made New Look dress

    * Fabric is a textured cotton blend  

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and full skirt

    * Long bracelet sleeved bodice with centre front button opening to hem

    * Double collar, one in navy and the other in ivory linen wth self bow

    * Turnover cuffs on sleeves edged in ivory linen

    * Skirt is very full with deep box pleating from waist

    * Unlined raw and pinked seams with hand finished hem

    * Label reads Harry S Epstein New York

     

    Condition 

    Such an eye-catching and flattering dress with classic early 1950s styling. Think Lucille Ball!!  The dress itself in excellent condition for its age.  No notable flaws that I can see, the white linen cuffs are very slightly discoloured but I managed to get them much brighter than they were originally. I imagine a couple more washes will see them as bright as ever. 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.

     

  • 1970s Brown & White Houndstooth Horrockses Designer Dress- New! 1970s Brown & White Houndstooth Horrockses Designer Dress- New! Quick View
    • 1970s Brown & White Houndstooth Horrockses Designer Dress- New!
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    • 1970s Brown & White Houndstooth Horrockses Designer Dress- New!

    1970s Brown & White Houndstooth Horrockses Designer Dress- New!

    $220.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Small

    Bust:  36 inches + 91 cm 

    Under Bust: 33 inches + 84 cm

    Waist: 26 inches + 66 cm

    Hips: 38 inches + 96.5 cm

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 15 inches + 38 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder:  42 inches + 107 cm 

    Hem Length: 1 inch + 2.5 cm

    Zipper Length: none

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

     

    Description

    * Beautiful 1950s brown and white houndstooth designer dress

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and widening skirt

    * Sleeveless shirtfront bodice with wide peaked turnover collar and v-neck

    * Fastened by six brown buttons down front

    * Generous panelled skirt widening towards hemline

    * Unlined, finished seams with hand finished hem

    * Label reads Horrockses

    Horrockses was founded in 1791 in Preston, UK as a cotton manufacturer. In 1946 the company started Horrockses Fashions Limited and the Horrockses label was born. The clothing was designed  in London, using the cotton that was produced by the Horrockses Mill in Preston. Most of their garments were made from their cotton, but they also used other fibres from other makers.

    During the 1950s, Horrockses was famous for their colourful cotton floral prints, which were made into full-skirted summer dresses. These dresses were popular not only in Britain but they were also imported into the US, where they could be found at upscale stores such as B. Altman. The dresses, even though they were only cotton day dresses, were not cheap and were very well made. The company worked at improving the image of cotton and they were very successful. The company’s top designers left in 1958 and the company was sold to Steinberg & Sons in 1964. The label was discontinued in 1983. Courtesy of the Vintage Fashion Guild

     

    Condition 

    This eye-catching dress is in excellent condition for its age.  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 :)

    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 Chartreuse Halter Glazed Cotton Dress  - New! Vintage 1950s Chartreuse Halter Glazed Cotton Dress  - New! Quick View
    • Vintage 1950s Chartreuse Halter Glazed Cotton Dress  - New!
    • Vintage 1950s Chartreuse Halter Glazed Cotton Dress  - New!
    • Vintage 1950s Chartreuse Halter Glazed Cotton Dress  - New!
    • Vintage 1950s Chartreuse Halter Glazed Cotton Dress  - New!

    Vintage 1950s Chartreuse Halter Glazed Cotton Dress - New!

    $290.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Medium

    Bust: 36 inches + 91 cm 

    Waist up to: 28 inches + 66 cm

    Hips: Free

    Bodice Length From Outside Shoulder: 15 inches +  38 cm 

    Total Length:  47 inches + 108 cm 

      

    Description

    * Vintage 1950s chartreuse glazed cotton dress

    * Features metallic gold leaf pattern

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and full skirt

    * Fitted bodice with halter neckline and dramatic standup collar

    * Wide circle skirt with self fabric belt 

    * Working side metal zipper

    * Bodice has stays for structure

     

     

    Condition 

    This beautiful dress is in excellent vintage condition for its age. No notable flaws that I can see other than the gold leaf design has rubbed slightly under the arms and inside of collar, perhaps a couple of other places where the gold isn't as detailed as the rest. In reality, these don't stand out at all when worn. The collar can be worn standing up or laid flat as shown. This is shown in the 5th photo, along with the self belt. No doubts about it, this is an exceptional and highly sophisticated dress. Shown with a crinoline and ribbon for presentation purposes and not included in the sale.  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.


     

  • Late 1950s Early 1960s Blue Anemone Print Cotton Dress - New! Late 1950s Early 1960s Blue Anemone Print Cotton Dress - New! Quick View
    • Late 1950s Early 1960s Blue Anemone Print Cotton Dress - New!
    • Late 1950s Early 1960s Blue Anemone Print Cotton Dress - New!
    • Late 1950s Early 1960s Blue Anemone Print Cotton Dress - New!
    • Late 1950s Early 1960s Blue Anemone Print Cotton Dress - New!

    Late 1950s Early 1960s Blue Anemone Print Cotton Dress - New!

    $290.00 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: 14.5 inches + 37 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder:  40 inches + 102 cm 

    Hem Length: 3.5 inches + 9 cm

    Zipper Length: 19 inches + 48 cm

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

     

    Description

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

    * Fabric design all over print of blue anemones with sea green leaves

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and full skirt

    * Short sleeved bodice with deep rounded neckline 

    * Unusual peaked waistline (inverted v-shape at front centre)

    * Full circle skirt with flat centre panel and knife pleated all round

    * Built in half belt secures at rear with large white button

    * Unlined, serged seams with hand finished hem

    * Back with metal zipper

    * Label reads Elmoor Lonon

     

    Condition 

    This dress is in excellent condition for its age.  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 :)

    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 Blue Carnations Cotton Dress- New! 1950s Blue Carnations Cotton Dress- New! Quick View
    • 1950s Blue Carnations Cotton Dress- New!
    • 1950s Blue Carnations Cotton Dress- New!
    • 1950s Blue Carnations Cotton Dress- New!
    • 1950s Blue Carnations Cotton Dress- New!

    1950s Blue Carnations Cotton Dress- New!

    $290.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Small

    Bust:  35 - 36 inches + 89 -91 cm 

    Under Bust: 34 inches + 86 cm

    Waist: 27 inches + 69 cm

    Hips: Free

    Length from Outside Shoulder to Natural Waist: 15 inches + 38 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder:  43.5 inches + 110.5 cm 

    Hem Length: 2 inches + 5 cm

    Zipper Length: 16 inches + 41 cm

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

     

    Description

    * Gorgeous 1950s quality crisp white cotton background dress

    * Fabric design features two shades of blue carnations with green leaves

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and full skirt

    * Sleeveless bodice with wide scooped neckline

    * Bodice has slightly dropped waist that finishes in two peaks

    * Waist is edges with contrasting blue piping

    * Very full gathered skirt wit white cotton underskirt

    * Unlined serged seams with hand finished hem

    * Low back with metal zipper

    * Label reads Suzy Sports Model

     

    Condition 

    This is such a gorgeous dress. It's in dress  excellent condition for its age free from flaws  Fabric is crisp and colours unfaded. The dress has been let down to its original length and a slight crease fold remains, crease only not fading. This will disappear completely with subsequent washed. 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.

     

  • 1950s Strapless Aqua Swallows Black Cotton Dress - New! 1950s Strapless Aqua Swallows Black Cotton Dress - New! Quick View
    • 1950s Strapless Aqua Swallows Black Cotton Dress - New!
    • 1950s Strapless Aqua Swallows Black Cotton Dress - New!
    • 1950s Strapless Aqua Swallows Black Cotton Dress - New!
    • 1950s Strapless Aqua Swallows Black Cotton Dress - New!

    1950s Strapless Aqua Swallows Black Cotton Dress - New!

    $340.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Small

    Bust:  35 inches + 89 cm 

    Waist: 26 inches + 66 cm

    Hips: Free

    Bodice Length on Mannequin: 16 inches + 41 cm

    Bodice Length (Side Bust to Waist):  8 inches + 20 cm

    Total Length on Mannequin : 46 inches + 117 cm 

    Total Length ( Side Bust to Waist): 38 inches + 96.5 cm

    Hem Length: none

    Zipper Length: 13 inches + 33 cm

    Note: All measurements taken flat and stretched seam to seam

     

    Description

    * Lovely 1950s black cotton dress

    * Fabric design features aqua swallows in flight

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and full skirt

    * Strapless bodice with slight sweetheart neckline

    * Bodice features pronged rhinestones 

    * Very full circle skirt with four rows of aqua braiding and in-built muslin petticoat

    * Self-lined bodice, raw seams with hand finished hem

    * Low back with side, open to pit, metal zipper with hook and eye fastening

     

    Condition 

    Love the swallow print on this beautiful dress. It's in great condition for its age with no notable flaws that I can see, perhaps a little bit of wear to the muslin petticoat, really not an issue. 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.

     

  • Late 1950s Matchbox Novelty Print Cotton Dress - New! Late 1950s Matchbox Novelty Print Cotton Dress - New! Quick View
    • Late 1950s Matchbox Novelty Print Cotton Dress - New!
    • Late 1950s Matchbox Novelty Print Cotton Dress - New!
    • Late 1950s Matchbox Novelty Print Cotton Dress - New!
    • Late 1950s Matchbox Novelty Print Cotton Dress - New!

    Late 1950s Matchbox Novelty Print Cotton Dress - New!

    $290.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Small

    Bust:  34 - 36 inches + 86 - 91 cm 

    Waist:  26 inches + 66 cm

    Hips: Free

    Bodice Length From Outside Shoulder: 14 inches +  36 cm

    Total Length:  39 inches + 99 cm 

    Hem: 1.5 inches + 4 cm

      

    Description

    * Vintage 1950s calpreta cotton dress

    * Spectacular matchbox novelty print

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and full skirt

    * Sleeveless bodice with squared neckline

    * Contrasting blue cotton bow attached that created a keyhole effect

    * Box pleated full skirt 

    * Back metal zipper

    * Label reads "Blacon"

     

    Condition 

    This desirable novelty print dress is in excellent condition for its age. Tiny bit of rubbing on the very tip of armholes but hardly noticeable .Missing belt. Clean and ready to wear. Contact us if you require further information on this item. Thank You.

     

    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.

     

  • Late 1950s Pink and Gold Roses Cotton Dress - New! Late 1950s Pink and Gold Roses Cotton Dress - New! Quick View
    • Late 1950s Pink and Gold Roses Cotton Dress - New!
    • Late 1950s Pink and Gold Roses Cotton Dress - New!
    • Late 1950s Pink and Gold Roses Cotton Dress - New!
    • Late 1950s Pink and Gold Roses Cotton Dress - New!

    Late 1950s Pink and Gold Roses Cotton Dress - New!

    $290.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Small

    Bust:  36 inches + 91 cm 

    Under Bust: 34 inches + 86 cm

    Waist: 26 inches + 66 cm

    Hips: Free

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 15 inches + 38 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder:  40.5 inches + 103 cm 

    Hem Length: 2 inches + 5 cm

    Zipper Length: 12 inches + 30.5 cm

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

     

    Description

    * Pretty late 1950s white glazed cotton commercially produced dress

    * Fabric design features columns of pink and gold roses with green leaves

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and full skirt

    * Short sleeved bodice with square neckline

    * Bodice has tucks at either side of front neckline (later modification)

    * Very full circle knife pleated skirt

    * Unlined, serged seams with hand finished hem

    * Side metal zipper and self belt

    * Label reads St Michael, Great Britain

     

    Condition 

    This dress is in excellent condition for its age.  The only issue of note is that the inside facing has been cut to make the modification at the neckline. The facing there has frayed. This is only noticeable from the inside of the dress, externally it presents flawlessly.  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.

     

  • 1950's Purple & Black Flocked Party Dress Ensemble - New! 1950's Purple & Black Flocked Party Dress Ensemble - New! Quick View
    • 1950's Purple & Black Flocked Party Dress Ensemble - New!
    • 1950's Purple & Black Flocked Party Dress Ensemble - New!
    • 1950's Purple & Black Flocked Party Dress Ensemble - New!
    • 1950's Purple & Black Flocked Party Dress Ensemble - New!

    1950's Purple & Black Flocked Party Dress Ensemble - New!

    $390.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Small 

    Bust: 34 - 36 inches +  86 - 91 cm (due to gathered bust)

    Waist: 26 inches + 66 cm

    Bodice Length: 16 inches + 41 cm

    Hips: free

    Total Length: 46 inches + 117 cm

     

    Description

    * 1950s iridescent purply pink taffeta with black flocked lattice daisy pattern 

    * Material decorated with glitter dot highlights

    * Classic New Look silhouette with fitted bodice and very full circle skirt

    * Bodice features a dramatic low cut sweetheart shelf bust edged in black taffeta

    * Lovely contrast bolero with sculptured stand-up neckline and fastens with large black          jet button

    * Original self belt with scalloped edged that buckles at back

    * Side metal zipper

     

    Comment

    This gorgeous dress and jacket set has been carefully looked after and is in excellent condition for its age. Fabric is crisp and strong and free from notable flaws. The only issue I can see is that the belt buckle at back is slightly worn. This is a stunning dress! For information it was featured in the Australian TV Series A Place to Call Home

     

    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.

     

  • 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.

     

  • Late 1950s Early 1960s Tangerine Ranuncula Print Dress- New! Late 1950s Early 1960s Tangerine Ranuncula Print Dress- New! Quick View
    • Late 1950s Early 1960s Tangerine Ranuncula Print Dress- New!
    • Late 1950s Early 1960s Tangerine Ranuncula Print Dress- New!
    • Late 1950s Early 1960s Tangerine Ranuncula Print Dress- New!
    • Late 1950s Early 1960s Tangerine Ranuncula Print Dress- New!

    Late 1950s Early 1960s Tangerine Ranuncula Print Dress- New!

    $240.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Small

    Bust:  34 inches + 86 cm 

    Under Bust: 32 inches + 81cm

    Waist: 26 inches + 66 cm

    Hips: Free

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 14 inches + 36 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder:  37 inches + 94 cm 

    Hem Length: 2 inches + 5 cm

    Zipper Length: 10 inches + 25 cm

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

     

    Description

    * Lovely late 1950s to early 1960s black and white swiggle pattern background

    * Fabric design also features tangerine and red ranunculus 

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and full skirt

    * Sleeveless chemise bodice with heart shaped neckline

    * Full skirt tightly gathered at waist

    * Unlined, raw seams with hand finished hem

    * Scooped back with side closed-in zipper

     

    Condition 

    This dress is in excellent condition for its age.  No notable flaws that I can see. It appears that the original zipper has been replaced. 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.

     

  • Vintage 1950s Green & Black Geometric Novelty Print Dress- New! Vintage 1950s Green & Black Geometric Novelty Print Dress- New! Quick View
    • Vintage 1950s Green & Black Geometric Novelty Print Dress- New!
    • Vintage 1950s Green & Black Geometric Novelty Print Dress- New!
    • Vintage 1950s Green & Black Geometric Novelty Print Dress- New!
    • Vintage 1950s Green & Black Geometric Novelty Print Dress- New!

    Vintage 1950s Green & Black Geometric Novelty Print Dress- New!

    $210.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Larger

    Bust:  42 inches + 107 cm 

    Under Bust: 40 inches + 100 cm

    Waist: 32 inches + 81 cm

    Hips: Free

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 15 inches + 38 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder: 40 inches + 102 cm 

    Hem Length: 3 inches + 8 cm

    Zipper Length: 7 inches + 18 cm

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

     

    Description

    * Unusual 1950s cotton dress with white background

    * Fabric design features black, green and white dots to form a geometric pattern

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and full skirt

    * Sleeveless bodice with V shaped neckline

    * Bodice has faux placket at front with green square buttons

    * Tiered skirt with fuller bottom layer

    * Unlined, raw seams with machined hem

    * Back with geometric detail on bodice with side metal zipper

     

    Condition 

    This dress is in excellent condition for its age.  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 :)

    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 Blue Roses Taupe Embroidered Cotton Dress Set - New! 1950s Blue Roses Taupe Embroidered Cotton Dress Set - New! Quick View
    • 1950s Blue Roses Taupe Embroidered Cotton Dress Set - New!
    • 1950s Blue Roses Taupe Embroidered Cotton Dress Set - New!
    • 1950s Blue Roses Taupe Embroidered Cotton Dress Set - New!
    • 1950s Blue Roses Taupe Embroidered Cotton Dress Set - New!

    1950s Blue Roses Taupe Embroidered Cotton Dress Set - New!

    $290.00 AUD


    Measurements

    Size: Small - Medium

    Top

    Bust up to: 38 inches + 96.5 cm

    Length: 20 inches +  51 cm

    Skirt

    Waist up to: 26.5 inches + 67 cm

    Hips: Free

    Length skirt: 25 inches + 63.5 cm 

        

    Description

    * Vintage 1950s medium weight cotton dress

    * Embroidered taupe scroll raised flock pattern

    * Dress features huge cabbage roses in a duck egg blue shade

    * Wonderful silhouette with nipped waist and ultra wide skirt

    * Shirt sleeved bodice with deep rounded neckline

    * Very full gored panelled skirt with wide waistband and belt loops

    * Side metal zipper fastening for both skirt and top.

    * Skirt has additional button fastening at waist band

     

    Condition

    Gorgeous dress set with the most exquisite fabric. The raised scroll work embroidery pattern is very tactile and compliments the huge cabbage rose garland design. This dress set is in excellent vintage condition with no issues to note other than the buttons at waistband are miss-matched ... leave as is or replace buttons. In any case not at all visible when worn with a belt, ribbon etc. Please note there is no room to move buttons to provide for larger waist size.

     

     

    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 if this rare circumstance arises.

    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.

  • Vintage 1950s Wool Lilli Ann Designer Dress- New! Vintage 1950s Wool Lilli Ann Designer Dress- New! Quick View
    • Vintage 1950s Wool Lilli Ann Designer Dress- New!
    • Vintage 1950s Wool Lilli Ann Designer Dress- New!
    • Vintage 1950s Wool Lilli Ann Designer Dress- New!
    • Vintage 1950s Wool Lilli Ann Designer Dress- New!

    Vintage 1950s Wool Lilli Ann Designer Dress- New!

    $590.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Small

    Bust:  36 inches + 86 cm 

    Under Bust: 34 inches + 64 cm

    Waist: 26 inches + 63.5 cm (Huge seams in this dress)

    Hips: Free

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 16 inches + 38 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder:  40 inches + 117 cm 

    Hem Length: 2.5 inches + cm

    Zipper Length: 13.5 inches + 34 cm

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

     

    Description

    * Elegant late 1950s designer dress

    * Black and rose pink knobbly wool

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and straight skirt

    * Bodice with 3/4 sleeves and large portrait collar

    * Collar and cuffs decorated with black wool fringing

    * Packet at front with hidden metal zipper

    * Straight skirt with inset diagonal pockets on each side

    * Unlined except for back seat, raw seams and hand finished hem

    * 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 quality construction. The label received the Gold Medal in Fashion Design, America's highest award in fashion. Nowadays, there is very high demand for this label from collectors and fashionistas from around the world. It must be said that this label is one of my all-time favourites as many of my friends would know...:)

     

    Condition 

    This rare and collectable dress is in excellent condition for its age.  Free from holes, smells or damage. The only thing worth mentioning is the the hook and eye at the collar may need some reinforcement at a future date. Generous internal seams so it could easily be let out if desired. 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.

     

  • Vintage 1950s Berry Print Cotton Dress- New! Vintage 1950s Berry Print Cotton Dress- New! Quick View
    • Vintage 1950s Berry Print Cotton Dress- New!
    • Vintage 1950s Berry Print Cotton Dress- New!
    • Vintage 1950s Berry Print Cotton Dress- New!
    • Vintage 1950s Berry Print Cotton Dress- New!

    Vintage 1950s Berry Print Cotton Dress- New!

    $290.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Small

    Bust:  34 - 36 inches + 86 - 91 cm 

    Waist: 27 inches + 69 cm

    Hips: Free

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 15 inches + 38 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder:  44 inches + 112 cm 

    Hem Length: none

    Zipper Length: 16 inches + 41 cm

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

     

    Description

    * Striking 1950s quality crisp cotton with ivory background

    * Fabric design features pink berries with grey leaves

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and full skirt

    * Sleeveless bodice with oval neckline

    * Bodice has shelf bust with princess seaming

    * Full skirt with v-shaped magenta cotton insert

    * Self bows of the magenta fabric at the centre of each diagonal

    * Fully lined in Pellon for additional structure

    * Scooped back with closed-in metal zipper

    * Label reads Habe Garments

     

    Condition 

    This dress is in excellent condition for its age.  No notable flaws that I can see, apart from breaks in the Pellon lining.  Does not affect the presentation of the dress, as it is all internal. In my opinion the Pellon lining should be removed, it's very easily done. 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.

     

  • 1960s White Linen Pink Floral Embroidered Party Dress - New! 1960s White Linen Pink Floral Embroidered Party Dress - New! Quick View
    • 1960s White Linen Pink Floral Embroidered Party Dress - New!
    • 1960s White Linen Pink Floral Embroidered Party Dress - New!
    • 1960s White Linen Pink Floral Embroidered Party Dress - New!
    • 1960s White Linen Pink Floral Embroidered Party Dress - New!

    1960s White Linen Pink Floral Embroidered Party Dress - New!

    $390.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Small

    Bust: 34 inches + 86 cm 

    Waist up to: 26 inches + 66 cm

    Hips: Free

    Bodice Length From Outside Shoulder: 15 inches +  38 cm (adjustable)

    Total Length: 42 inches + 107 cm 

      

    Description

    * Vintage early1960s white linen dress

    * Embroidered trailing floral pattern on skirt in pinks and greens

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and sculptured skirt

    * Sleeveless bodice with thin straps and bib design at front

    * Large 3D self bow at waist in shape of a rose

    * Skirt has a panel of organza under the embroidery for contrast

    * Tulle panniers at each hip for shape

    * Working back metal zipper

    * Old store stock with original tags.

    * Label reads Georgette Triliere

     

    Condition 

    This beautiful dress is in excellent vintage condition for its age. No notable flaws that I can see. The dress is old store stock, never worn, with the original tags.  So many special features to this dress: the embroidery, 3D rose applique, tulip shaped skirt, front bib panel, organza border, low back...it's a true stunner! 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.

  • 1970s to 1980s 3D Coral Chiffon Designer Party Dress  - New! 1970s to 1980s 3D Coral Chiffon Designer Party Dress  - New! Quick View
    • 1970s to 1980s 3D Coral Chiffon Designer Party Dress  - New!
    • 1970s to 1980s 3D Coral Chiffon Designer Party Dress  - New!
    • 1970s to 1980s 3D Coral Chiffon Designer Party Dress  - New!
    • 1970s to 1980s 3D Coral Chiffon Designer Party Dress  - New!

    1970s to 1980s 3D Coral Chiffon Designer Party Dress - New!

    $390.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Extra Small - Small

    Bust: 32 inches + 81.3 cm

    Waist: 26 inches (absolute maximum )+ 66 cm

    Hips: 35 inches + 89 cm

    Total Length: 43 inches + 109. cm

     

    Description

    * Curve-hugging, hourglass ruched silk chiffon over satin cocktail dress

    * Huge 3D multi layered floral roses at hemline

    * Sweetheart neckline with spaghetti straps

    * Superb construction with additional pink crepe lining

    * Side zipper with hook and eye closures to conceal zipper

    * Designer label Lillie Rubin, USA  Hard to date this dress - it could possibly be 1980s but the label is one that was prevalent in the 1960s - 1970s. Later labels dropped the script font.

     

    Lillie Rubin
    The Lillie Rubin fashion line of special occasion and cocktail wear was founded in 1945 in Miami, Florida.  Many well known designers contributed to the collections over the years including Joan Leslie, Johnny Herbert, Robert David Morton, Molly Paris, Pierre Cardin, Fora King, Giorgio Sant' Angelo. Advertisments for the Lillie Rubin collection regularly appeared in Vogue magazine.The company ceased production in 1990 when it was bought out by Cache’. 

     

    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 if this rare circumstance arises.


    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.