$ 269.00Stunning late 1800s day dress in iridescent chocolatey brown satin taffeta. Skirt is a full A line shape with a box pleat at the back of the waist and room for a bustle as its longer in back. The bottom 10 inches or so has a stiff lining that helps it hold its full shape as you waft through a room. There is the littlest bit of hairbrush fringing along the bottom of the skirt. It literally "sweeps the floor"! :) Hook and eyes slightly off center up the front. And a hook on the back to attach to the bodice. The bodice in lined in the most wonderful stripey silk in cream and brown. Oh how I wish Etsy would give us a couple more photos so I could show you! High neck that closes with more hook and eyes, wonderful pleats all down the front, and the prettiest ivory lace trim that goes up the front and then swings all round the back of the shoulders. The sleeves on this... so amazing. There is a sleek over-sleeve with just the slightest leg-o-mutton poufing at the shoulders. Under that over-sleeve is a secondary sleeve that is made of the same striped silk down to just above the wrists where it then becomes a fully leg-o-mutton cuff with more lace trim and more hook and eye closures. The bodice has the coordinating hook and eye to attach to the one on the skirt. There is boning all round, armpit protectors by Kleinert ( they're marked, oh joy! And Kleinert was founded in 1869) which have thankfully kept the armpit staining and it's subsequent disintegration of the fabric at bay, yay!!! This is truly an amazing ensemble.
$ 179.00Drop waisted, easy fit, divine navy rayon crepe, this 1920s dress has it all. Buttons up the front with gold buttons that I actually suspect are quite a bit older than the dress itself. Gorgeous coffin pleats all round the skirt, short cuffed sleeves, mandarin style collar, and oh those buttons! About a medium size I'd say, and have I mentioned those great buttons?
$ 30.00What an amazing piece of old Hollywood Memorabilia! Wonderful scarf features the 1939 Paramount Pictures animated film "Gulliver's Travels". Feels like a rayon or possibly a silk blend. No designer label, but it does say that it was licensed by Paramount. Measures about 20" by 20". One of the funnest ( is that a word?) things I've had in my shop!
$ 109.00Stunning ballet pink satin brocade dress from the 1940s. Boat neck in front swooping down to a scooped back. Wonderful box pleating around the skirt. The skirt is fully lined with a pellon ( stiff paper) lining built in. The bodice is lined in ivory--acetate I believe. There is a stunning pattern of oriental inspired butterflies what appear to be bamboo leaves throughout the fabric. In addition, as if that wasn't all enough ton make this dress fabulous, its made even more so by beaded embroidered areas at various points. Has metal zipper on the side. Slightly dolman, short capped sleeve. Two wonderful hip pockets built into the pleating of the skirt. Happily the matching belt is still with us. It has a permanent bow on it and attaches with hook and eye. Probably a small to medium. No label.
$ 325.00Stunning 1940s wedding gown in a champagne / darker ivory satin. Absolutely beautiful! Short sleeves, shoulder pads, sweetheart neckline and princess seams, metal zipper on the side, and all these lovely flower appliques on the sleeves, bodice, down the front of the skirt and along the bottom front of the skirt. The satin on this is super soft. No label. Small size, I'd say.
$ 140.00Fantastic vintage late 40s/ early 50s New Look party dress in salmon pink lace over an opaque salmon acetate lining. Comes with a matching belt. Full skirt, mid length, short dolman sleeves that are gathered down the length, metal zipper on the side. This is such a pretty dress and perfect for just about any event. Label reads: Jack Kopp, California. Probably in the medium size range.
$ 79.00Isn't this lovely? I wish it fit me, I'm a sucker for floral prints like this. Pretty ballet pink 1940s nightgown covered in deeper pink roses. Plunging V Neck with amazing soutache detail and a low V back. Super soft and silky, feels like a rayon to me, so comfy! No label, or actually there is but its so faded its not readable. I'd say its about a smallish medium.
$ 199.00Utterly divine vintage late 40s full length New Look party dress in deep pink roses on a cream background. This is a sheer chiffon fabric over a rayon acetate type lining. Both chiffon layer and lining feature the same floral print for twice the flower fun! 3/4 length Cuffed Dolman sleeves, the most gorgeous collar finished off with a big pussy bow. There is a matching belt that goes with this dress that I've shown in the last photo but you can also wear it without as its not attached. Utterly gorgeous! Full skirt though not quite a full circle, and I elected not to show it with a crinoline because I didn't have the right length crinoline for it, though its full enough for one. Metal zipper at the front of the waist, and then three matching fabric covered buttons up the bodice. This is the PRETTIEST dress and perfect for just about any event. Feels like cotton to me. Extra small. Label reads: Jay Thorpe, New York. Jay Thorpe was one of the best fashion shops in New York during the 20s -50s. It featured couture and designer French and in-house fashions.
$ 90.00Cherry red late 40s-early 50s party dress. Princess seams, slightly dropped waist, beautiful full skirt, and wonderful deep V neck in front with a sassy pointed lapel collar. Sleeveless, metal zipper on the side. No designer label. Unlined. I'd say a smallish medium sized. You'll make a statement in this dress.
$ 159.00This is such a great dress! There are three pieces to it. First layer is the beautiful dusty rose colored slip, probably a rayon or acetate. It has spaghetti straps and a metal zipper up the side. It would be a darling dress all on its own! Then there is the actual overdress. Its a pewter silver color, woven of ribbons. Also probably a rayon or something similar. It has short sleeves, a cute collar and four very charming copper-ey buttons up the front --though those buttons are decorative only. It actually fastens with hidden snaps up the front. At one piunt someone added some elastic to the waist, I do not believe this was original. The third piece is the matching ribbon belt. The belt is really interesting. It closes with a hook but there are three snaps on the inside that you can adjust the belt to make it fit better. Its hard to describe, but needless to say is very clever! The underside of it is leather. There is no label.I'd say this is a mediumish size.
$ 66.00Lovely cotton velvet dress from the 1940s in darkest forest green. Has metal zipper on the side, and buttons up the front of the bodice. The label reads: Trudy hall Jrs. Slightly dolman sleeve, short, with a cuff embellished with a looped trim that is matched on the collar. Two wonderful hip pockets built into the pleating of the skirt. Thread loops for a belt and happily the belt is still with us and in matching green velvet. Probably a small.
$ 89.00 - Sold OutThe most cheerful yellow plaid tartan dress from the late 40s. So bright and pretty, I wish this would fit me, but alas, my loss is your gain. Feels like a linen cotton blend, very light weight flannel. So soft. Has one oversized hip pocket on the right side, and a matching belt with a pearlized buckle. Scoop neck, short dolman sleeves, almost a full circle skirt. Metal zipper and snaps and one hook and eye on the side. One wee button at the back of the neck and a small keyhole back below it. Medium sized, I'd say. No label. Looks just as good with or without a crinoline. The last photo shows it without.
$ 69.00 - Sold OutGosh this bag is phenomenal! OK, lets start with the beautiful needlepoint outer shell. Its gorgeous. So Victorian looking. Now, because this is a patented 3 way handbag from bags by Edwards, lets unhook the little clasps at the top and remove that outer shell. Flip it over and reattach it. Its now a black leather bag! Woo hoo!!! But wait, let's take that outer shell back of again and what do we have here? Oh, just a gorgeous black faille handbag. All three versions have that divine Lucite handle of course, and inside is a lovely large compartment and two other smaller compartments, one of which is zippered. Edwards got the patent for this 3 way bag in 57. And we're so glad they did! I love this bag. About 12.5" wide, 9.25 " tall (not including handle) , 3.5" wide at the base.
$ 75.00Super pretty 1950s dress with a black bodice and black and white print skirt. There is a Peter Pan collar and cuffs on the short sleeves made o the same fabric as the skirt. A short zipper up the skirt and then the bodice closes up the back with five buttons and one snap at the very top and a second snap at the waist. A great box pleat the very front of the skirt. The sleeves are kinda neat, you can fold up the top, black layer, as I've done in the photos, or leave it down so the black and white just peeks out. The skirt is lined, the top is not. I believe the top is a silk blend (maybe linen?), and the skirt a cotton blend. Its super cute either way. No label.
$ 28.00I've not seen another one quite like this one from Coblentz. Brown Suede trimmed and handled with some sort of reptile, I'm guessing crocodile, or alligator. Nice hard base and wide opening so its easy to see and get to what you want in it. Gold tone clasp and corners of the opening. Three interior pockets of various sizes, including one zippered ( metal zipper). Comes with a tortoise shell plastic comb! :) About 10.25" wide, 5.75 " tall (not including handle) , 5" wide at the base.
$ 58.00Gorgeous little vintage sweater from about the 1950s. Sweet pale blue color shot through embroidered with scroll flourishes in two darker shades of blue. Pearlized buttons up the front. Long sleeved cardigan style. Medium size, I'd say. Label reads: Goepple Sportswear Mills Inc., Orlon, Acrylic Fiber
$ 129.00Fantastic vintage 50s New Look party dress in a red roses print on white. Capped Dolman sleeve, pleated neckline and skirt gathered at the waist. There is a matching cummerbund belt that goes with that I've shown here but you can also wear it without as its not attached. Utterly gorgeous! Full skirt though not quite a full circle, metal zipper down the back. This is the PRETTIEST dress and perfect for just about any event. Feels like cotton to me. Extra small. Label reads: Connie Sage Sub Teens Exclusively.
$ 98.00 - Sold OutStunning wool wiggle dress from the early 1960s. Above the elbow length sleeve, slight boat neck, princess seams in the bodice and wonderful flattering pleats at the hips in front for the slight bubble shape in the skirt. And the neatest fold over detail effect at the collar with a matching covered decorative button front and center. The fabric is like a wool barkcloth. Fully lined. Metal zipper up the back. Label reads: Jeannette Alexander of California. Nice larger size too.
$ 86.00Absolutely gorgeous early 1960s dress in peacock blue felt. Metal zipper up the back, full skirt. High neckline, and sleeveless style. And of cpurse the utterly charming extra large pearlized buttons up the front. Princess seams. Belt loops though no belt. Small to medium size, I'd say. No label, though there is a Lot # Label.
$ 92.00Very special 1960s dress in offwhite lace. High, empire, waist. Box pleat in the front and center of the skirt, simple squared neckline. The body of the dress is fully lined. The long sleeves are not. Metal zipper up the back. This would make a gorgeous wedding dress ( and probably was ), or a fabulous party dress. No designer label, but there is a Union Made label. Small size, Id say, possibly extra small. As you can see from the photos its a hair too small for my dress form, Lola, so I just zipped it as far as I could get it. It does zip fine all the way though, zipper works perfectly.
$ 52.00This is the most charming and perfect little dress for late Summer transitioning into Autumn. Orange barkcloth 60's mod dress with yellow trim and the cutest floss flowers on the front. To me they look like yellow dandelions! Sleeveless with a higher neckline, knee length skirt, metal zipper up the back. This is a wiggle style, but a little easier fitting in the waist, which is nice. Small to extra small I'd say. There is no designer label though there was once. There is a size tag that says 6, but this is a vintage size so please refer to the measurements as vintage sizing isn't the same as modern.
$ 88.00 - Sold OutStunning 1910s Edwardian girls dress. White cotton with what miles and miles of exquisite broderie anglaise cutwork lace. Tiny pintucking down the bodice and around the skirt. Slight drop waist, 3/4 sleeves, scoop neckline, trimmed in more of that broderie anglaise, and it appears that much of the stitching if not all of it was done by hand. Tiny buttons down the back. It appears as though some of the buttons have been replaced at various times as they are not all the same ( though very close, so not noticeably different unless one is really looking for it). There is no label. I'm not very educated in sizing girls dresses, but this is for an older child, not a toddler and certainly not a baby. Please refer to the measurements I've given below.
$ 89.00 - Sold OutLovely little capelet from the turn of the last century in black nubby wool. Simple collar, reminiscent of a nehru collar. Held together in two places with heavy duty hook and eyes. Fully lined in black cotton. No label. Pretty much one size fits most I'd say. Little note, you could actually reverse this and wear the cotton side out if you wished to, its finished just beautifully with hidden seams.
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