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  • 1950s Designer Lilli  Ann Black Boucle Princess Coat- New! 1950s Designer Lilli  Ann Black Boucle Princess Coat- New! Quick View
    • 1950s Designer Lilli  Ann Black Boucle Princess Coat- New!
    • 1950s Designer Lilli  Ann Black Boucle Princess Coat- New!
    • 1950s Designer Lilli  Ann Black Boucle Princess Coat- New!
    • 1950s Designer Lilli  Ann Black Boucle Princess Coat- New!

    1950s Designer Lilli Ann Black Boucle Princess Coat- New!

    $990.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Small 

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

    Under Bust: 32 - 33 inches + 81 - 84 cm

    Waist: 27 - 28 inches + 69 - 71 cm

    Hips: Free

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 15 inches + 38 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder:  41 inches + 104 cm

    Hem Length: 2 inches + 5 cm

    Shoulders (seam to seam): 16.5 inches + 42 cm

    Sleeve Length Outside Shoulder: 23 inches + 58 ( without turning up to make cuffs)

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

     

    Description

    * Gorgeous designer inky black boucle wool princess coat

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and full skirt

    * Sleeves can be worn down or turned up to make French cuffs

    * Coat has jewelled collar neckline 

    * Secures with three large self fabric buttons with additional press studs

    * Very full skirt with side inseam pockets

    * Fully lined in black satin with hand finished hem

    * Label reads 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 and clients would know 😉

     

    Condition 

    This desirable princess coat is in excellent condition for its age. No flaws to speak of. Dry cleaned and ready to wear. Should you want further information please don't hesitate to contact us. PLEASE NOTE: no discounts are available on this coat but postage is included in price - no additional charges at checkout.

     

    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 - 1960s Designer Black Lace Party Dress- New! Vintage 1950s - 1960s Designer Black Lace Party Dress- New! Quick View
    • Vintage 1950s - 1960s Designer Black Lace Party Dress- New!
    • Vintage 1950s - 1960s Designer Black Lace Party Dress- New!
    • Vintage 1950s - 1960s Designer Black Lace Party Dress- New!
    • Vintage 1950s - 1960s Designer Black Lace Party Dress- New!

    Vintage 1950s - 1960s Designer Black Lace Party Dress- New!

    $390.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Extra Small - Small

    Bust:  32 -34  inches + 81 - 86 cm 

    Under Bust: 33 inches + 84 cm

    Waist: 26 inches + 66 cm

    Hips: Free

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 15.5 inches + 39 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder:  43.5 inches + 110 cm 

    Hem Length: .5 inches + 1cm

    Zipper Length: 14 inches + 36 cm

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

     

    Description

    * Striking 1950s quality black lace designer dress

    * Underskirt of steely blue taffeta

    * Lace design features scrolls, leaves and flowers

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and full skirt

    * Sleeveless chemise bodice with black velvet straps

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

    * Black velvet bow at centre front under bust

    * Full panelled skirt with attached white nylon crinoline

    * Fully lined, pinked seams and hand finished hem

    * Low square back with metal zipper

    * Label reads Suzy Perette

    Suzy Perette

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

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

     

    Condition 

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

     

  • Rare 1950s Poodle Print Sage Green Cotton Novelty Dress- New! Rare 1950s Poodle Print Sage Green Cotton Novelty Dress- New! Quick View
    • Rare 1950s Poodle Print Sage Green Cotton Novelty Dress- New!
    • Rare 1950s Poodle Print Sage Green Cotton Novelty Dress- New!
    • Rare 1950s Poodle Print Sage Green Cotton Novelty Dress- New!
    • Rare 1950s Poodle Print Sage Green Cotton Novelty Dress- New!

    Rare 1950s Poodle Print Sage Green Cotton Novelty Dress- New!

    $310.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Small

    Bust: 36 inches + 91 cm 

    Waist: 26 inches + 66 cm

    Hips: Free

    Bodice Length From Outside Shoulder: 15 inches +  38 cm

    Total Length:  41 inches + 104 cm 

    Hem Length: 1 inch + 2.5 cm

     

    Description

    * Vintage 1950s sage green cotton dress

    * Gorgeous novelty print of poodles in black, green and white

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and full skirt

    * Sleeveless bodice with low scooped neckline

    * Bodice has contrasting dark green piping and a stripe insert at centre front

    * Insert features brown shiny buttons along bodice

    * Gathered skirt with huge border print of poodles

    * Brown shiny shoe buttons used for dog's eyes

    * Back metal zipper, belt loops but no belt

     

    Condition 

    This highly sought after novelty print dress is in great vintage condition for its age with the only flaw I can see is that there is a fade line where the dress was let down. Easy to remove by putting in a pink tuck at that location and have the striped portion start  slightly higher. That would eliminate the fade line completely,  Shoe button eyes might need to be reinforced at some stage as the cotton thread is slightly loose. 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 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.

     

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    Striking 1960s Pink Floral Maxi Dress- New! Striking 1960s Pink Floral Maxi Dress- New! Quick View
    • Striking 1960s Pink Floral Maxi Dress- New!
    • Striking 1960s Pink Floral Maxi Dress- New!
    • Striking 1960s Pink Floral Maxi Dress- New!
    • Striking 1960s Pink Floral Maxi Dress- New!

    Striking 1960s Pink Floral Maxi Dress- New!

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    This product is sold out

    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: 16 inches + 41 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder:  55 inches + 140 cm 

    Hem Length: 2 inches + 5 cm

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

     

    Description

    * Striking 1960s quality pink background cotton blend

    * Fabric design features bouquets of vibrant pink & magenta flowers with green leaves

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and gently flaring skirt

    * Sleeveless bodice with shirtfront  to waist and turnover notched collar

    * Fastened with self fabric buttons to front waist and zipper below

    * Long undulating skirt with self tie seperate sash

    * Unlined, serged seams with machined hem

    * Label reads Sun Fashions of Honolulu

     

    Condition 

    This eye-catching dress is so vibrant and pristine.  No flaws that I can see, Never been worm. Deadstock with original tags.  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.

  • Lovely 1950s Pink Roses on Black Cotton Dress - New! Lovely 1950s Pink Roses on Black Cotton Dress - New! Quick View
    • Lovely 1950s Pink Roses on Black Cotton Dress - New!
    • Lovely 1950s Pink Roses on Black Cotton Dress - New!
    • Lovely 1950s Pink Roses on Black Cotton Dress - New!
    • Lovely 1950s Pink Roses on Black Cotton Dress - New!

    Lovely 1950s Pink Roses on Black Cotton Dress - New!

    $280.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Small

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

    Wais: 26 inches + 66 cm

    Hips: Free

    Bodice Length From Outside Shoulder: 15 inches +  38  cm

    Total Length:  41 inches + 104 cm 

      

    Description

    * Vintage 1950s black cotton dress

    * Pattern consists of light and dark pink rosebuds within a scroll framework

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and full skirt

    * Shirt sleeved bodice with oval slightly gathered neckline

    * Working side metal zipper

    * Label reads Kay Windsor

    Kay Windsor
    Inaugurated in 1939 in New Bedford, Massachusetts, the company's mantra was to produce moderately-priced dresses and suits that transformed ordinary day wear into chic and stylish garments. In 1954, Kay Windsor Frocks produced a line of Private Secretary dresses, in conjunction with a popular television program of the same name starring Ann Sothern. The arrangement allowed Ann Southern to appear in media advertising on behalf of the the label. Kay Windsor Fashions produced several lines of clothing, but were particularly known for their wide range of novelty and floral prints in a variety of bright shades, often against a black background (and no I didn't make that up). The Kay Windsor label was eventually sold  to Vanity Fair in 1971 for $21 million but was discontinued in 1978.

     

    Condition 

    This beautiful dress is in excellent vintage condition for its age and a perfect example of the novelty floral print on dark background this label was noted for. There are no flaws that I can see. Shown with a crinoline and belt for presentation purposes and not included in the sale.  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.

     

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    Lovely 1940s Cranberry Red Flecked  Princess Coat - New! Lovely 1940s Cranberry Red Flecked  Princess Coat - New! Quick View
    • Lovely 1940s Cranberry Red Flecked  Princess Coat - New!
    • Lovely 1940s Cranberry Red Flecked  Princess Coat - New!
    • Lovely 1940s Cranberry Red Flecked  Princess Coat - New!
    • Lovely 1940s Cranberry Red Flecked  Princess Coat - New!

    Lovely 1940s Cranberry Red Flecked Princess Coat - New!

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    Measurements

    Size: Medium

    Bust: 38 inches + 96.52 cm

    Waist: 30 inches + 76.2 cm

    Hips: free

    Total Length:  47 inches + 119.38 cm

    Sleeve Length: 23.5 inches + 60 cm

     

    Description

    * Lovely 1940s early princess wool coat

    * Fabric is cranberry coloured with white and red woven flecks (almost tweed)

    * Beautiful silhouette with nipped waist and fuller skirt

    * Fitted sleeves and pointed convertible collar ( can be worn closed or open)

    * Two side front pockets, cranberry coloured button closure

    * Striking back with pleating and  back half-belt

    * Fully lined in light pink acetate

    * Label reads The Barometer Styled for All Weather Fashions

     

    Comment

    This vintage coat is in great condition. Lovely colour and fabric and beautiful light-weight early version of a princess coat. Not as full as the later versions during the 50s, but it can take two crinolines petticoats as displayed in these photos. It also looks wonderful falling straight without flared skirt underneath...so versatile. In relation to condition, the coat has been worn but does not display any major defects. The only issue I can see is the bottom hole's stitching is unravelling and could be re-done. Apart from that, it presents beautifully. The back is really AMAZING and I have seen a few coats in my time..:)

    We are more than happy to answer any inquires about this item and to negotiate a mutually agreeable lay-by arrangement.  If you are looking for something that you don't currently find in our shop - drop us a line, we would love to accommodate you with a 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.

    Please Note: Care is taken in the reproduction of photos to ensure the most accurate depiction, however monitor colours can vary between devices due to differences in settings. If colour verification is critical, please contact us and we will give you the universal Pantone colour that matches the item.

     

     

     

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    Late 1950s Couture Don Loper Black & Gold Houndstooth Coat- New! Late 1950s Couture Don Loper Black & Gold Houndstooth Coat- New! Quick View
    • Late 1950s Couture Don Loper Black & Gold Houndstooth Coat- New!
    • Late 1950s Couture Don Loper Black & Gold Houndstooth Coat- New!
    • Late 1950s Couture Don Loper Black & Gold Houndstooth Coat- New!
    • Late 1950s Couture Don Loper Black & Gold Houndstooth Coat- New!

    Late 1950s Couture Don Loper Black & Gold Houndstooth Coat- New!

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    Measurements

    Size: Medium - Large  (this style is meant to be loose)

    Bust: 42 inches + 106.68 cm

    Waist: Free

    Hips: Free

    Total Length:  43 inches + 109.22 cm

    Sleeve Length: 23 inches + 58.42 cm 

     

    Description

    * Classic late 1950s - early  60s boxy coat in mohair wool

    * Great large herringbone weave in black and gold

    * Raglan set full sleeves inside cuff lined with real mink

    * Secured with four large plastic buttons, press studs at collar

    * Two patch pockets with fringing at base

    * Fully lined in rich black satin 

    * Label reads Don Loper

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

     

    Comment

    This vintage coat is in great condition for its age. 

    We are more than happy to answer any inquires about this item and to negotiate a mutually agreeable lay-by arrangement.  If you are looking for something that you don't currently find in our shop - drop us a line, we would love to accommodate you with a 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.

     

    Please Note: Care is taken in the reproduction of photos to ensure the most accurate depiction, however monitor colours can vary between devices due to differences in settings. If colour verification is critical, please contact us and we will give you the universal Pantone colour that matches the item.

     

     

     

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    Quality 1960s Avocado Green & Pink Ensemble- New! Quality 1960s Avocado Green & Pink Ensemble- New! Quick View
    • Quality 1960s Avocado Green & Pink Ensemble- New!
    • Quality 1960s Avocado Green & Pink Ensemble- New!
    • Quality 1960s Avocado Green & Pink Ensemble- New!
    • Quality 1960s Avocado Green & Pink Ensemble- New!

    Quality 1960s Avocado Green & Pink Ensemble- New!

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    Measurements

    Size: Small

    Dress

    Bust:  36 inches + 91 cm 

    Waist: 26 inches + 66 cm

    Hips: 36 inches + 91 cm 

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder:  36 inches + 91 cm 

    Hem Length: 2.5 inches + 6 cm

    Coat

    Bust:  38 inches + 96.5 cm 

    Waist: 34 inches + 86 cm

    Hips: 38 inches + 96.5 cm 

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder:  38 inches + 96.5 cm 

    Hem Length: None

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

     

    Description

    * Magnificent dead stock 1960s dress and coat ensemble

    * Avocado green coat with long sleeves and turnover collar

    * Sleeves have pink piping near cuffs

    * Coat has front closure with ink buttons and a lime green and pink collar

    * Dress has rolled collar and is sleeveless

    * Decorative inverted v trim at bust area in avocado green

    * Unlined, finished seams with hand finished hem on dress

    * Dress with back zipper

    * Label reads Sears Roebuck & Co

     

    Sears, Roebuck & Company was at one time the largest retailer in the United States, and was both a mail-order company and a chain of stores that sold mid-priced goods.

    The company was founded by Richard W. Sears and Alvah C. Roebuck. They began selling watches and jewelry by mail order in the late 1880s. In 1893, they incorporated as Sears, Roebuck & Company. They were located in Chicago, which would remain the site of their headquarters through the years. By 1894, the Sears, Roebuck catalog was filled with many goods that were needed by the many farm families who had little access to stores. Their pricing strategy and wide selection caused the business to grow very quickly, and within a few years the catalog offered everything from farm equipment to toys. In 1925, Sears, Roebuck & Company opened their first store in Chicago. Within the next few years, Sears, Roebuck stores were scattered across the Mid-west, and were being built across the country. By 1933, there were 400 stores nationwide. During this time period, Sears began to develop their own brands, such as Kenmore appliances. Over the years, Sears clothing lines have included Kerrybrooke, Charmode, Roebucks, King’s Road, and The Fashion Place labels. The name of the stores was shortened to just Sears in the early 1970s, though the official name of the company remained Sears, Roebuck and Company until the 1980s. In 1993 an era ended when Sears stopped producing their catalogues. In 2005, Sears was merged into the K-Mart Corporation.

     

    Condition 

    How gorgeous is this ensemble? The colours and styling are absolutely fabulous and its in excellent condition as well. In fact, it has never been worn and still retains its original swing tags. Please drop us a line if your require additional information about this listing.

     

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    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.


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    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 :)

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    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!

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  • 1950s Ivory and Pink Garland Flocked Party Dress - New! 1950s Ivory and Pink Garland Flocked Party Dress - New! Quick View
    • 1950s Ivory and Pink Garland Flocked Party Dress - New!
    • 1950s Ivory and Pink Garland Flocked Party Dress - New!
    • 1950s Ivory and Pink Garland Flocked Party Dress - New!
    • 1950s Ivory and Pink Garland Flocked Party Dress - New!

    1950s Ivory and Pink Garland Flocked Party Dress - New!

    $550.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Small

    Bust: 34 inches + 86.36 cm

    Waist: 25 inches + 63.5 cm

    Hips: free

    Total Length: 60 inches + 152.4 cm

     

    Description

    * 1950s ivory white chiffon dress with pink, cream and green flocked floral pattern

    * Classic silhouette with nipped waist and full skirt

    * Strapless with sweetheart neckline with pink satin edging

    * Pink taffeta cummerbund waist with draped front bow

    * Extra wide and dramatic skirt with floral garland border print

    * White acetate lining with tiered tulle underskirt for added fullness

    *Perfectly working back zipper

     

    Comment

    This vintage dress has been carefully looked after and is in excellent condition for its age. Remember this dress is over sixty years old and has no noticeable flaws that I can see other than some minor discolouration and light marks on the pink taffeta bow. 

    Shown with an added crinoline for demonstration purposes only. We are more than happy to answer any inquires about this item

    LayBuys/Layaways
    Yes we offer flexible laybuy/layaway options and are open to negotiation on 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!

     

     

  • 1950s Gilden Pink Rose Print Cotton Dress- New! 1950s Gilden Pink Rose Print Cotton Dress- New! Quick View
    • 1950s Gilden Pink Rose Print Cotton Dress- New!
    • 1950s Gilden Pink Rose Print Cotton Dress- New!
    • 1950s Gilden Pink Rose Print Cotton Dress- New!
    • 1950s Gilden Pink Rose Print Cotton Dress- New!

    1950s Gilden Pink Rose Print Cotton Dress- New!

    $290.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Extra Small - Small

    Bust:  34 inches + 86 cm 

    Under Bust: 32 inches + 81 cm

    Waist: 25 inches + 63.5 cm

    Hips: Free

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 14.5 inches + 37 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder:  41.5 inches + 105 cm 

    Hem Length: 3 inches + 8 cm

    Zipper Length: none

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

     

    Description

    * Gorgeous late 1950s early 1960s white lightweight cotton designer dress

    * Fabric design features dark pink roses with green stems and leaves

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and full skirt

    * Sleeveless bodice with deep oval gathered neckline

    * Dress fastens with self covered buttons down front to below waist

    * Very full gathered skirt

    * Semi lined bodice, raw seams with hand finished hem

    * Back with vertical and side darts

    * 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 condition for its age.  No notable flaws that I can see, other than some very light discolouration on a couple of buttons, hardly noticeable.  Cleaned and ready to wear. Please drop us a line if your require additional information about this listing.

     

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    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.


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    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
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  • Vintage 1950s Tangerine Orange Floral Cotton Dress  - New! Vintage 1950s Tangerine Orange Floral Cotton Dress  - New! Quick View
    • Vintage 1950s Tangerine Orange Floral Cotton Dress  - New!
    • Vintage 1950s Tangerine Orange Floral Cotton Dress  - New!
    • Vintage 1950s Tangerine Orange Floral Cotton Dress  - New!
    • Vintage 1950s Tangerine Orange Floral Cotton Dress  - New!

    Vintage 1950s Tangerine Orange Floral Cotton Dress - New!

    $260.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Small 

    Bust up to: 36 inches + 91 cm 

    Waist: 26 inches + 66 cm

    Bodice Length: 14.25 inches + 46.2 cm

    Hips: free

    Total Length: 40 inches + 102 cm

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

     

    Description

    * Gorgeous 1950s eggshell coloured polished cotton dress

    * Design features floral print in tangerine, orange, pink and yellow with green leaves

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and very full skirt

    * Sleeveless bodice with wide squared neckline

    * Very full gathered skirt featuring striking border print

    * Working back metal zipper 

    * Commercially made, label reads Berlye

     

    Comment

    This dress is in great condition with no rips, stains, fading or holes. The fabric still retains its sheen and is strong and crisp. The only minor issue of note is that the zipper seems to have been re-sewn near the waist for an inch or so - not noticeable unless looking for it and only mentioned for accuracy as this does not affect the appearance of the dress when worn. Please drop us a line if your require additional information about this listing.

     

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    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.

    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.

     

  • Lovely Early 1960s Cerise Velvet Dress- New! (ON HOLD) Lovely Early 1960s Cerise Velvet Dress- New! (ON HOLD) Quick View
    • Lovely Early 1960s Cerise Velvet Dress- New! (ON HOLD)
    • Lovely Early 1960s Cerise Velvet Dress- New! (ON HOLD)
    • Lovely Early 1960s Cerise Velvet Dress- New! (ON HOLD)
    • Lovely Early 1960s Cerise Velvet Dress- New! (ON HOLD)

    Lovely Early 1960s Cerise Velvet Dress- New! (ON HOLD)

    $290.00 AUD

    Sorry this  dress is on hold pending sale. 

    Measurements

    Size: Small

    Bust:  36 inches + 91 cm 

    Under Bust: 32 inches + 81 cm

    Waist: 27 - 28  inches + 69 - 71 cm

    Hips: Free

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 15 inches + 38 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder:  42. 5 inches + 108 cm 

    Hem Length: none

    Zipper Length: 16 inches + 41 cm

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

     

    Description

    * Striking 1960s velvet dress

    * Fabric is a wonderful cerise colour

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and full skirt

    * Long sleeve bodice with bateau neckline to front

    * Full knife pleated skirt

    * Unlined, pinked and raw seams with hand finished hem

    * Low back with metal zipper

    * Label reads Kerrybrooke Fashions

     Kerrybrooke was one of the house brands of Sears, Roebuck & Company.

    Condition 

    This dress is in excellent condition for its age.  No notable flaws that I can see, the only thing worth commenting is that the pile has flattened slightly where the belt would have been, belt is missing. Priced accordingly.  Such an unusual colour!!! Cleaned and ready to wear. Please drop us a line if your require additional information about this listing.

     

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    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
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    Striking Early 1960s Purple Roses Cotton Skirt- New! Striking Early 1960s Purple Roses Cotton Skirt- New! Quick View
    • Striking Early 1960s Purple Roses Cotton Skirt- New!
    • Striking Early 1960s Purple Roses Cotton Skirt- New!
    • Striking Early 1960s Purple Roses Cotton Skirt- New!
    • Striking Early 1960s Purple Roses Cotton Skirt- New!

    Striking Early 1960s Purple Roses Cotton Skirt- New!

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    Measurements

    Size: Extra Small

    Waist: 24 inches + 61 cm

    Hips: Free

    Total Length from Waistband:  26 inches + 66 cm 

    Hem Length: 3 inches + 8 cm

    Sweep: 67 inches + 170 cm

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

     

    Description

    * Lovely 1960s white crisp heavy weight cotton skirt

    * Fabric design features purple roses print with green leaves

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and full skirt

    * Skirt is gathered with wide applied waistband

    * Constructed to create a border of large purple roses surrounded by smaller buds

    * Side metal zipper fastening with large white button

    * Unlined, serged seams with hand finished hem 

    * Commercially made Arkay Models London

     

    Condition 

    Such a fabulous fabric design on this one and its in excellent condition for its age.  No notable flaws that I can see, a couple of small marks on skirt but they are hardly noticeable. Presents beautifully. Please drop us a line if your require additional information about this listing.

     

    Shop Policies

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


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

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

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

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

     

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    Designer 1960s Blue & White Lilli Ann Coat - New! (ON HOLD) Designer 1960s Blue & White Lilli Ann Coat - New! (ON HOLD) Quick View
    • Designer 1960s Blue & White Lilli Ann Coat - New! (ON HOLD)
    • Designer 1960s Blue & White Lilli Ann Coat - New! (ON HOLD)
    • Designer 1960s Blue & White Lilli Ann Coat - New! (ON HOLD)
    • Designer 1960s Blue & White Lilli Ann Coat - New! (ON HOLD)

    Designer 1960s Blue & White Lilli Ann Coat - New! (ON HOLD)

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    This product is sold out

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

    Measurements

    Size: - Small

    Bust: 36 inches + 91 cm

    Hips: 39 inches + 99 cm

    Length: 35 inches + 90 cm

    Sleeve Length: 24 .5 inches + 62 cm

     

    Description

    * Gorgeous French blue ribbed polyester coat

    * White trim on collar, front placket and cuffs

    * Coat fastens at front with self covered fabric buttons

    * Peaked turnover collar

    * Side pockets

    * Fully lined in matching navy with hand sewn 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 customers know...:)

     

    Comment

    A wonderful iconic Mod coat with the renowned Lilli Ann label. On excellent condition with no faults that I can see. A versatile coat that can be worn in between seasons. Cleaned and ready to wear.

     

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    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
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    Vintage 1950s Pink Embroidered Cotton Dress- New! Vintage 1950s Pink Embroidered Cotton Dress- New! Quick View
    • Vintage 1950s Pink Embroidered Cotton Dress- New!
    • Vintage 1950s Pink Embroidered Cotton Dress- New!
    • Vintage 1950s Pink Embroidered Cotton Dress- New!
    • Vintage 1950s Pink Embroidered Cotton Dress- New!

    Vintage 1950s Pink Embroidered Cotton Dress- New!

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    Measurements

    Size: Extra Small - Small

    Bust:  34 inches + 86 cm 

    Under Bust: 32 inches + 81 cm

    Waist: 25 inches + 63.5 cm

    Hips: Free

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 14.5 inches + 37 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder:  42 inches + 107 cm 

    Hem Length: 3 inches + 8 cm

    Zipper Length: 16 inches + 41 cm

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

     

    Description

    * Beautiful late 1950s early 1960s pink cotton designer dress

    * Fabric design features pink embroidered eyelet lace strips in a darker pink hue

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and full skirt

    * Short sleeved bodice with square neckline

    * Very full gathered skirt with self piping at waist

    * Lined bodice, raw seams with hand finished hem

    * Low back with metal 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 condition for its age.  No notable flaws that I can see, the dress appears to have been taken in and let out at one point but after cleaning and pressing its hardly noticeable. In fact the dress appears hardly worn. Cleaned and ready to wear. Please drop us a line if your require additional information about this listing.

     

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


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

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

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

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

     

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    Vintage Early 1960s Red Wool Birdcage Dress- New! (ON HOLD) Vintage Early 1960s Red Wool Birdcage Dress- New! (ON HOLD) Quick View
    • Vintage Early 1960s Red Wool Birdcage Dress- New! (ON HOLD)
    • Vintage Early 1960s Red Wool Birdcage Dress- New! (ON HOLD)
    • Vintage Early 1960s Red Wool Birdcage Dress- New! (ON HOLD)
    • Vintage Early 1960s Red Wool Birdcage Dress- New! (ON HOLD)

    Vintage Early 1960s Red Wool Birdcage Dress- New! (ON HOLD)

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    Measurements

    Size: Small - Medium

    Bust:  36 inches + 86 cm 

    Under Bust: 34 inches + 86 cm

    Waist: 30 inches + 66 cm

    Hips: 38 inches + 97 cm

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 15 inches + 38 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder: 39.5 inches + 104 cm 

    Hem Length: 3.5 inches + 5 cm

    Zipper Length: 16.5 inches + 36 cm

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

     

    Description

    * Amazing early 1960s light to medium weight wool dress

    * Red self plaid pattern fabric

    * Classic sheath silhouette with cinched waist and straight skirt

    * Sleeveless bodice with rolled collar that transforms to wide straps at back

    * Bodice has cut out birdcage effect above bust

    * Large self bow at centre back

    * Kick pleat at rear of skirt with metal zipper

    * Unlined, raw seams with hand finished hem

      

    Condition 

    This dress is in excellent condition for its age. The only issue that I can see is that there are two tiny woven patch repairs at lower skirt. See last photograph. Hardly noticeable when wearing and are very secure. Large hem which can be let down for longer length. Does not appear that it will leave a mark. Priced accordingly. 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.

     

  • Sophisticated 1950s Mocha Gaberdine Wool Suit- New! Sophisticated 1950s Mocha Gaberdine Wool Suit- New! Quick View
    • Sophisticated 1950s Mocha Gaberdine Wool Suit- New!
    • Sophisticated 1950s Mocha Gaberdine Wool Suit- New!
    • Sophisticated 1950s Mocha Gaberdine Wool Suit- New!
    • Sophisticated 1950s Mocha Gaberdine Wool Suit- New!

    Sophisticated 1950s Mocha Gaberdine Wool Suit- New!

    $390.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Medium - Large

    Jacket

    Bust: 40 inches + 102 cm 

    Waist: 32 inches + 81 cm

    Hips: 42 inches + 107 cm

    Jacket Length from Outside Shoulder: 23 inches + 58 cm

    Sleeve Length: 22 inches + 56 cm

    Skirt

    Waist 29 inches + 74 cm ( can move button for larger fit) 

    Length: 30 inches + 76 cm

    Hem Length: 1.5 inches + 4 cm

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

     

    Description

    * Gorgeous early 1950s mocha wool gaberdine suit

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and straight skirt

    * Jacket has long sleeves and dramatic rolled pleated collar

    * Collar can be worn upright or flat

    * Front fastening with self buttons and flap pockets

    * Great a-line skirt with front and back seams and back kick pleat

    * Jacket fully lined with matching mocha crepe

    * Skirt unlined with side metal zipper fastening

    * Label reads Youthmore Originals

     

    Condition 

    This is a fantastic and extremely well made suit. It is also in excellent condition for its age - I cannot find any faults of note. The collar can be worn up as pictured or flat on the shoulders, looks great either way. Lots of seam inside skirt so can be enlarged if desired. Please drop us a line if your require additional information about this listing.

     

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    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
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    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 :)

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    Gorgeous 1950s Blue Roses Pique Skirt- New! Gorgeous 1950s Blue Roses Pique Skirt- New! Quick View
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    Measurements

    Size: Medium

    Waist: 27 - 28 inches + 69 - 71 cm

    Hips: Free

    Total Length from Waistband:  25.5 inches + 65 cm 

    Hem Length: 2 inch + 5 cm

    Sweep: 86 inches + 218 cm

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

     

    Description

    * Striking 1950s crisp ivory pique skirt

    * Fabric design features graduating blue roses with stems and green leaves

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and full skirt

    * Skirt is box pleated to accentuate the columns of roses

    * Applied waistband with side zipper fastening

     

    * Unlined, raw seams with hand finished hem 

     

    Condition 

    This skirt is in excellent condition for its age.  No notable flaws that I can see. The zipper was faulty on the skirt and Im having it replaced with a similar metal zipper. 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!

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  • Vintage 1950s Pink Floral Applique Silk Dress - New! Vintage 1950s Pink Floral Applique Silk Dress - New! Quick View
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    Vintage 1950s Pink Floral Applique Silk Dress - New!

    $390.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Small

    Bust: 36 inches + 91.4 cm

    Waist: 26 inches + 66 cm

    Bodice: 16 inches + 41 cm

    Hips: free

    Sleeve Length: 15 inches + 38 cm

    Total Length: 42 inches + 107 cm ( 2 inch hem allowance)

     

    Description

    * Vintage late 1950s ivory silk dress

    * Gorgeous pink floral spray pattern 

    * Classic silhouette with fitted waist and full skirt

    * Bodice with squared low neckline, bow on right shoulder

    * 3/4 puckered sleeves near wrist

    * Left side features a row of cascading 3D applique flowers with green leaves

    * Rhinestone accents to leaves on flowers

    * Wide circle skirt

    * Unlined with side metal zipper

     

    Comment

    Gorgeous dress in wonderful condition for its age. No damage at all to this very feminine dress, the silk material is strong and vibrant as seen. Shown with a crinoline for demonstration purposes only. Cleaned and ready to wear. Please drop us a line if your require additional information about this listing.

     

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    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.


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    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 :)

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  • Vintage 1950s Ossie Clark Designer Ivory Moss Crepe Dress- New! Vintage 1950s Ossie Clark Designer Ivory Moss Crepe Dress- New! Quick View
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    Vintage 1950s Ossie Clark Designer Ivory Moss Crepe Dress- New!

    $1,200.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Extra Small 

    Bust:  32 -34 inches + 81 -86 cm 

    Under Bust: 28 inches + 71 cm

    Waist: 24 inches + 61 cm

    Hips: Free

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 15 inches + 38 cm

    Sleeve Length: 24 inches + 61 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder:  54 inches + 137 cm 

    Hem Length: none

    Zipper Length: 20 inches + 51 cm

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

     

    Description

    * Fantastic 1970s ivory moss crepe gown

    * Classic period silhouette with cinched waist and draped skirt

    * Long sleeved bodice with deep v-neckline

    * Front bodice fastening with wide self fabric loops and covered buttons

    * Sleeves have inset gathered fabric at upper arm with self piping

    * Self cummerbund waist with lower trim trailing down skirt to hemline

    * The trim widens out to give a front panelled effect

    * Unlined, serged seams with hand finished hem

    * High back with metal zipper

    * Label reads Ossie Clark For Hadley 

     

    Ossie Clark (1934-1996) went to work at Alice Pollock’s Quorum boutique in 1965, along with textile designer Celia Birtwell, whom he later married. Together, they created clothing that was one of the defining looks of the late 1960s and early 1970s.

    Birtwell’s fabrics were romantic and printed on a variety of textiles, including chiffon, velvet, and rayon crepe. Clark took the textiles, often combining several in a single garment, and created beautiful dresses. They often had a scooped or deeply V-ed neckline, long flowing sleeves and ingeniously cut panels that gave the appearance of layering. He also did a line of snakeskin clothing that was wildly popular.

    In 1969, Alfred Radley became a partner in Quorum, and Clark started designing for both fashion labels. These clothes were more affordable than Quorum designs and very popular and so Clark’s influence continued to grow. By the end of the 1970s, Ossie Clark’s career was pretty much over except for the occasional dress for a private client. He died in 1996. (Curtesy of the Vintage Fashion Guild)

     

    Condition 

    Ossie Clark dresses are rare and highly sought after. This particular dress is packed with amazing design details that make it really special. It's in excellent condition for its age.  No notable flaws that I can see, a tiny pink smudge on left upper sleeve that has lightened considerably and hardly noticeable. Cleaned and ready to wear. Please drop us a line if your require additional information about this listing.

     

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    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!

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    1960s Designer Red & Gold Baroque Velveteen Dress  - New! 1960s Designer Red & Gold Baroque Velveteen Dress  - New! Quick View
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    Measurements

    Size: Medium

    Bust: 36 inches +  91 cm

    Waist: 28 inches + 71 cm

    Bodice Length: 15 inches + 38 cm

    Hips: free

    Sleeve Length: 24 inches + 61 cm

    Total Length: 39 inches + 99 cm

     

    Description

    * Gorgeous 1960s Mod burgundy red and golden mustard velveteen dress

    * Eye-catching Baroque pattern

    * Great silhouette with nipped in waist 

    * Large inverted pleat at centre front

    * Slightly flared sleeves above wrist secured with elastic

    * Self tie and back nylon zip

    * High quality designer dress

    * Label reads Jeanne Booher for Jeunesse

     Jeunesse Label

    The Jeunesse Label was owned by Max Blauner of the Lombardy Frocks. Other labels owned by the company were the well-known Suzy Perette  (famous for reproducing Christian Dior designs under licence) and Gigi Young (a sister company producing more mid-priced lines). The up-market New York based Jeunesse label showcased several high-end designers including Jeannene Booher,  

     

    Jeannene Booher

    From the 1960s until  she ended up at Maggy London, Jeannene Booher worked for several large design houses,  as well as featuring her own collections. These included  Jeunesse, Pauline Trigere, Jo Copeland, Arnold Scassi, Adele Simpson and David Morris. It was said that buyers from stores throughout the USA believed her designs were the best they had ever seen and compared her to the likes of Courreges, Gernreich,  Tiffeau and Beene.

    The famous fashion publicist, Eleanor Lambert, wrote in 1970 ” Jeannene is a whiz at tailoring. She blends classic grace and sophistication with her own snappy angular cut, flaring skirts and sense of the waistline.” Though Jeannene Booher’s Maggie London fashions are still pretty plentiful,  it’s rare to find her earlier designs - of which this is a wonderful example.  If you appreciate clean lines, bold graphic prints and timeless style, then this is certainly a desirable label to look out for when hunting for vintage designer clothing of the Mod period.

     

    Comment

    This gorgeous dress is in wonderful condition  for its age and I cannot find any faults. Cleaned and ready to wear. Please drop us a line if your require additional information about this listing.

     

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    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
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  • Lovely 1950s Blue Geometric Paisley Border Print Dress- New! Lovely 1950s Blue Geometric Paisley Border Print Dress- New! Quick View
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    Lovely 1950s Blue Geometric Paisley Border Print Dress- New!

    $290.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Small

    Bust:  34 inches + 86 cm 

    Waist: 25 - 26 inches + 64 - 66 cm

    Hips: Free

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 15 inches + 38 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder:  40 inches + 102 cm 

    Hem Length: 1 inch + 2.5 cm

    Zipper Length: 18 inches + 46 cm

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

     

    Description

    * Striking late 1950s crisp sky blue and white diamond print background cotton dress

    * Fabric design also features paisley border print in sky blue, gold and navy

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and full skirt

    * Sleeveless bodice with broad rounded neckline

    * Neckline and shoulder edge finished with self fabric piping

    * Very full gathered skirt that features deep border print

    * Unlined, serged seams with hand finished hem

    * Scooped back with metal zipper

    * Label reads Victor Josselyn

    Victor Josselyn is a British label that produced quality garments that rivalled Horrockses. All of the Victor Josselyn dresses I have seen feature gorgeous fabrics, mostly cotton, along with wonderful prints. The cut and finishing of the garments also reflects high production values.  The Victor Josselyn label is keenly sought out by collectors because of these attributes. This dress is no exception and I believe it dates from 1959 -1960.

     

    Condition 

    This dress is in excellent condition for its age. In fact it looks hardly worn and is beautifully crisp and vibrant. Cleaned and ready to wear. Please drop us a line if your require additional information about this listing.

     

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    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
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  • Lovely Early 1960s Asian Novelty Print Silk Dress- New! Lovely Early 1960s Asian Novelty Print Silk Dress- New! Quick View
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    Lovely Early 1960s Asian Novelty Print Silk Dress- New!

    $190.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Extra Small - Small

    Bust:  34 inches + 86 cm 

    Under Bust: 32 inches + 64 cm

    Waist: 25 inches + 63.5 cm

    Hips: Free

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 15 inches + 38 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder:  46 inches + 117 cm 

    Hem Length: none

    Zipper Length: 13.5 inches + 34 cm

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

     

    Description

    *Late1950s early 1960s ivory silk blend dress

    * Fabric design features Asian calligraphy type print

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and straight skirt

    * Sleeveless bodice with almost a bateau neckline

    * Skirt is quite straight and narrow at hemline

    * Fully lined in ivory acetate with hand finished hem

    * Low back with metal zipper

    * No label but well made

     

    Condition 

    This dress is in great condition for its age.  No notable flaws that I can see, other than what appears to be a run at the lower back of the skirt neat the hem which someone has reinforced with a patch on the under side of the dress. It does have a matching belt which I haven't photographed. It is slightly soiled at buckle but is included in the listing.   Cleaned and ready to wear. Please drop us a line if your require additional information about this listing.

     

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


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

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

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

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

     

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    Early 1960s Lilli Ann Cream Wool Designer Coat- New! Early 1960s Lilli Ann Cream Wool Designer Coat- New! Quick View
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    Measurements

    Size: Medium - Large

    Bust: 42 inches + 107 cm

    Waist: Free

    Hips: Free

    Total Length:  37 inches + 94 cm

    Hem Length: 2 inches + 5 cm

    Sleeve Length from Shoulder : 20 inches  + 51 cm   

     

    Description

    * Sophisticated late 1950s early 1960s cream ribbed wool designer coat

    * Long set-in raglan sleeves 

    * Wide notched collar with front fastening

    * Three large self covered buttons at front

    * Pockets at front hip

    * Fully lined in rich cream satin 

    * Label by Lilli Ann Petite

     

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

     

    Comment

    This vintage coat is beautifully tailored and in great condition for its age. It has been used but does not appear to have any major issues. I did notice out in the sunlight a couple of small patches where the mohair long hairs were missing. They are difficult to spot and the person I purchased it from and even myself , when inspecting it for the initial listing, completely overlooked them. The wool fabric is fine it’s just the long strands of mohair that are missing.  Both areas are tiny no bigger than an eraser head. Not a moth hole - no holes at all but could have been a surface graze which only damaged the long wispy bits. Anyway as I said barely noticeable. If you would like a photo of the area I am happy to oblige . 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.

     

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    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.

     

     

  • Amazing Silky 1950s Geometric Scarf Print Dress - New! Amazing Silky 1950s Geometric Scarf Print Dress - New! Quick View
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    Amazing Silky 1950s Geometric Scarf Print Dress - New!

    $320.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Medium 

    Bust up to: 38 inches + 96.5  cm 

    Waist: 28  inches + 71 cm

    Hips: Free

    Bodice Length: 14.5 inches + 37 cm

    Total Length:  40 .5 inches + 103 cm 

    Hem Length: none

    Zipper Length: none

     

    Description

    * Gorgeous late 1950s silky ivory background dress

    * Features plaid scarf print with geometric details and scrolls  in browns and blues 

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and full skirt

    * Short sleeves with shirt front opening and turn over collar

    * Extra placket that conceals buttons

    * Wide skirt with pleating at waist

    * Unlined, finished seams and machined hem (has been let down)

    * Label reads Blaines London

     

    Condition 

    This beautiful dress is in fabulous condition for its age, with no faults that I can see. Looks hardly worn. Cleaned and ready to wear. Please drop us a line if your require additional information about this listing.

     

    Shop Policies

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


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

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

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

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

     

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    Gorgeous 1950s French Blue Wool Dress - New! Gorgeous 1950s French Blue Wool Dress - New! Quick View
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    Please note this dress is on hold pending sale 😊

    Measurements

    Size: Small - Medium

    Bust:  36 inches + 91 cm 

    Under Bust: 33 inches + 84 cm

    Waist: 27.5 inches + 70 cm

    Hips: Free

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 15 inches + 38 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder:  45 inches + 114 cm 

    Hem Length: 1 inch + 2.5

    Zipper Length: 13 inches + 33 cm

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

     

    Description

    * Beautiful 1950s wool blend French blue dress

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and full skirt

    * Bodice with bracelet inset sleeves and shirt front opening

    * Stepped V-neck fold over collar with attached decorative self tie

    * Front closure features large navy blue buttons

    * Full sun ray pleated skirt

    * Unlined, raw seams with hand finished hem

    * Side metal zipper

    * UK label reads Rembrandt Original

     

    Condition 

    This really lovely dress is in excellent condition for its age.  No notable flaws that I can see, it presents really beautifully. Missing its belt. Please note that there are large seams in this dress if you wish to make it a bigger size. Cleaned and ready to wear. Please drop us a line if your require additional information about this listing.

     

    Shop Policies

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


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

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

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

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

     

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    Measurements

    Size: Extra Small 

    Bust:  32 - 34 inches + - 81 - 86 cm 

    Under Bust: 30 inches + 76 cm

    Waist: 24 inches + 61 cm

    Hips: Free

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 14 inches + 36 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder:  39 inches + 99 cm 

    Hem Length: 3 inches + 8 cm

    Zipper Length: 14.5 inches + 37 cm

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

     

    Description

    * Striking 1950s mint green background cotton designer dress

    * Fabric design features embroidered flowers and leaves in a sage green colour

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and full skirt

    * Cap sleeved bodice with wide v neckline

    * Bodice has centre front seam and vertical darts

    * Very full tightly gathered skirt with inverted pleat at front and embroidered panels 

    * Unlined, pinked seams with hand finished hem

    * Low back with metal zipper

    * Label reads Anne Fogarty

    Anne Fogarty

    Anne Fogarty (1919-1980) started her design career in 1948 working for Youth Guild. In 1950, she went to work for Margot, Inc. Her dresses commonly had fitted bodices and full skirts with crinolines, but after 1956, her look narrowed somewhat, with longer, straighter skirts. Fogarty began doing designs exclusively for Saks Fifth Avenue in 1957.

     

    Condition 

    This dress is in excellent condition for its age.  No notable flaws that I can see, apart from a tiny repair in the inside facing, a couple of broken embroidery stitches and removed belt loops. All easily fixed. Cleaned and ready to wear. Please drop us a line if your require additional information about this listing.

     

    Shop Policies

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


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

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

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

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

     

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    Vintage 1950s Black & Bronze Floral Voile Dress - New!

    $290.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Extra Small

    Bust:  34 inches + 86 cm

    Waist: 25 inches + 63.5 cm

    Hips: free

    Total Length : 41 inches +  104 cm

     

    Description

    * Vintage late 1950s - early 60s sheer black voile dress

    * Design features a floral pattern

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and very full skirt

    * Scooped oval neckline with short sleeves

    * Black velvet waist with gross-grain ribbon trim

    * Skirt is almost full circle

    * Low back with metal zipper

    * Bronze acetate lining

     

    Comment

    This amazing dress has been carefully looked after and is in excellent condition for its age. Remember this dress is over sixty years old and has no noticeable flaws that I can see.  Shown with a crinoline, which is not included,. Please drop us a line if your require additional information about this listing.

    Shop Policies

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


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

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

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

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

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    Measurements

    Size: Small

    Bust:  35 inches + 89 cm 

    Under Bust: 33 inches + 84 cm

    Waist: 25 - 26 inches + 63.5 - 66 cm

    Hips: Free

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 14.5 inches + 36 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder:  43 inches + 96.5 cm 

    Hem Length: 2 inches + cm

    Zipper Length: 10 inches + 25 cm

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

     

    Description

    * Striking 1950s quality crisp ivory cotton dress

    * Fabric design features vivid purple full blown roses with green leaves

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and full skirt

    * Sleeveless bodice with rounded neckline

    * Contrast lilac trim along neckline

    * Very full gathered skirt with two huge applied pockets

    * Pockets are ruched with long lilac trim bows

    * Unlined, serged seams with machined hem

    * Closed in side metal zipper 

    * UK brand, label reads Deneave by Marsden

     

    Condition 

    This gorgeous dress is in excellent condition for its age, the colours are so vibrant and free from fade and the cotton fabric is crisp and strong.  No flaws that I can see. Missing original belt. Cleaned and ready to wear. Please drop us a line if your require additional information about this listing.

     

    Shop Policies

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


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

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

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

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

     

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    $190.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Small

    Waist: 26 inches + 66 cm

    Hips: Free

    Skirt Length from Top of Waistband: 27 inches + 69 cm

    Waistband: 1.75 inches  + 4.5 cm 

    Hem Length: 4 inches + 10 cm

    Zipper Length: 7 inches + 18 cm

    Sweep at Hem : 90 inches + 229 cm

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

     

    Description

    * Beautiful 1950s crisp black cotton skirt

    * Fabric design features large full blown turquoise roses with white and grey shading

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and full skirt

    * Full gathered skirt with wide self waistband

    * Skirt does up with side metal zipper and a back button

    * Lined bodice, raw seams and hand sewn hem

     

    Condition 

    This beautiful skirt is in excellent condition for its age.  No notable flaws that I can see, it presents beautifully. The black is still black and the turquoise roses are sublime. It looks like the hem was taken up at some point but could easily be let down to its original length. Cleaned and ready to wear. Please drop us a line if your require additional information about this listing.

     

    Shop Policies

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


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

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

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

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

     

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    Deadstock 1950s Leopard Print Cotton Bikini Swimsuit- New!

    $240.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Extra Small - Small

    Bust:  34 inches + 86 cm  (can stretch up to 36 inches + 91 cm)

    Under Bust: 32 inches + 64 cm (can stretch up to 34 inches + 86 cm)

    Hips: up to 36 inches + 91 cm

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

     

    Description

    * Eye-catching 1950s dead stock cotton bikini

    * Fabric design features leopard print in cream and black

    * Classic figure hugging silhouette 

    * Sweetheart neckline with black contrasting trim

    * Thin adjustable straps

    * Bottoms with three cut-out side straps

    * Back of briefs with black decorative stitching

    * UK label reads Demoiselle Model Swimwear

     

    Condition 

    This amazing bikini is in mint condition for its age.  Never worn and looking as good as the day it was made. 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.