$ 39.00Just stunning black wiggle dress circa late 1940s or earlier 50s. Feels like a silk faille. Feast your eyes on that amazing polonaise!!! Two big bows gather it up to a flounce on either side. There is an entire pencil skirt underneath with its own separate zipper. Peekaboo keyhole opening at the collar and another bow at the back of the neck atop another keyhole opening. No label. Probably a small size. Please see condition below. So much to love about this dress.
$ 35.00 - Sold OutGlorious full length gown from about the 40s. I believe this is dupioni silk. Strapless, heart shaped neckline gathered in the center with a bit of smocking and touched with a fluff of back lace. Simple full skirt. Metal zipper and a hook and eye at the side. Medium size I'd say. No label. Please see condition below as this dress has some issues and is sold as is.
$ 30.00 - Sold OutPretty black slip circa 1940s. Meant originally as a slip underneath a dress, but would make a fantastic slip dress now. There is an interesting panel of chiffon down the front of the bodice, lace trim round the top of the bodice and flesh colored spaghetti straps. Metal zipper on the side. Medium size, I'd say. Label reads: Toni Tyler Please see condition below as this has some issues. Feels like a rayon.
$ 15.00 - Sold OutPretty blush pink slip circa 1940s. Wider shoulder straps, dropped waist, interesting seams at the diagonal down the torso in front. No label. Larger size. This darling does have some issues, please read below
$ 35.00 - Sold OutPretty black chiffon dress circa 1940s. Meant originally to be worn over another layer obviously. Covered buttons all up the front and a sweeping skirt with lace inserts. So pretty. Medium size, I'd say. Please see condition below as this has some issues.
$ 59.00Beautiful deep peach-ey pink Vintage Tap Pant Style Panty from the 1930s possibly 40s. French seams, buttons at the side, scalloped edge at the bottom hem with ivory piping. And ceck out those wee white strawberry appliques!! So cute!!!! High waisted. Label reads: Kristine Handmades, Fabric by Stonecutter. Probably a small to medium sized depending on how big your waist is.
$ 39.00It doesn't get much girlier than this. Quilted bed jacket in pink with a print of watercolor dainty flowers all over. Fully lined in a soft pink cotton or cotton blend with ties at the neck. A daring small pocket on the right side and 3/4 sleeves. Probably a medium size but a really easy fit that could work well for a wide variety of sizes. Label reads: Dolly Hart Los Angeles.
$ 219.00Beyond beautiful black dress from the later 1940s, or early 1950s. Makes me think of a Black Swan. The most amazing bodice with a black velvet modesty panel across the bust and then black lace and velvet straps over the shoulders. The velvet carries all down the back to a bow at the waist and extra long ends hanging down the skirt. Just gorgeous! Almost a full circle skirt. Has metal zipper on the side. No label. A lovely larger size, and great for a taller girl too! Yay! It's just a hair too big for me or I'd have kept this one for sure.
$ 149.00Beautiful black rayon dress from the later 1940s, or early 1950s. Full circle skirt. Slightly blouse-y bodice with a neckline that's sewn in such a way as to make it look somewhat twisted. The shoulder straps tie so its nice and adjustable as far as length there goes. Has metal zipper on the side. No label. Probably a small to medium.
$ 219.00This is a magnificent full length opera coat from about the 1940s or 50s in black silk velvet. Incredible shaped collar! Slightly puffed shoulders, though no shoulder pads. Simple clean lines with no front closure. Fully lined in black satin. Label reads: Bergdorf Goodman Fifth Avenue at 58th Street. Small to smaller medium I'd say.
$ 219.00Beyond beautiful black dress from the later 1940s, or early 1950s. I wish wish, wish I had a dress form small enough for this so you could get the real feel for it, but it's too small so I've had to pin it. Hopefully that will be enough. Its utterly divine. The most amazing bullet shape bodice just full of gorgeous beading all round the bust front and back and then soft black tulle over the shoulders. Fantastic gather at the hip on one side and then this fall of liquid black silk satin skirt which has a small rounded cornered slit on one side. Has metal zipper on the side, but curiously on the right, not the left as usual, and yes, I've made sure which side is front and back. No label, probably homemade though very, very well by an excellent seamstress, but that may explain the zipper.
$ 20.00Darling small prints in black metal frames of early Horseless Carriages. Perfect for a car lover or collector! There is a purple velvet backing and a circular metal hanger. They measure 4.25" x 3.25". The listing is for the pair. Please convo me if you're interested in that.
$ 219.00 - Sold OutOne of the most stunning dresses I've ever had in any of my various shops. Beautiful silvery grey lace over blush acetate lining. From the later 1940s, or early 1950s. Full circle skirt. There is a layer of grey tulle between the lace and the lining. Cross the heart bodice, short illusion sleeves, and illusion shoulders and upper back. Metal Zipper on the side. Thread loops for a belt, but no belt. No label. About a large medium, I'd say.
$ 30.00Lovely deep olive green satin cocktail hat circa late 40s or 50s. Trimmed all over with velvet flower buds and leaves in varying shades of green and gold threads. Lined with lace and velvet cording.
$ 46.00This is such a cute dress. Pink with white trim at sleeve cuffs and neckline and at the top of the hip pockets. Cute little white stitching is a nice touch too. This is from the later 40s or early 50s. Has a side metal zipper, and a snap at the front of the bodice where a modesty panel was added to give it a semi sailor look. Its linen, I believe, but doesn't wrinkle that much so probably a blend with something else. Label reads: None. A larger size too!
$ 129.00This stunner is a 1940s or 50s prom or party dress that looks like it could have been ( but wasn't) a ballerina's dress for Swan Lake. It was certainly inspired by it! Bodice is boned, and is strapless, and is covered in loosely gathered white tulle. Then those "wings" across the bust! To die. Beautifully studded with rhinestones or diamantes. Metal zipper on the side. I've shown this with a crinoline that's a bit short for it as I don't have a full length one, but imagine it with a full length! So lovely. Dress is white acetate with two layers of white tulle over it. Label reads: None. Small size, I'd say.
$ 75.00Beautiful vintage black ribbon dress circa late 1940s or early 1950s. Wiggle style with criss cross bands of narrow ribbon. Beautifully detailed neckline. Cap sleeves. darts at the bust and a few pleats at the waist. Small shoulder pads. Feels like a silk blend or rayon to me. Has a side metal zipper. Medium to smaller large size, I'd say. Unlined. No label.
$ 79.00Deep espresso brown lightly boucled two piece suit circa the 1940s, maybe 50s. The jacket is really the star here. It has these fantastic buttons! The sleeves are not quite full length, but a bit longer than 3/4. The bottom hem in front has a slits at either hip. Shoulder pads. Its kind of a shorter, more boxy shape, that makes me think 60s, but the woman I got it from said her mother wore it well before then and there are definitely things about it that make me think she's right. The skirt is A line, has several darts at the waist for a nice shape, and a metal zipper at the side. Both jacket and skirt are lined in what feels like rayon. The body is probably wool. Medium size, I'd say. There are two labels. The designer ones read "Friedmont" and are in both jacket and skirt. Then there is an additional one for the store it was sold at, reads: "Housemans, Grand Rapids".
$ 8.00Adorable white cotton baby socks or stockings. Thigh high. No label. I believe this is circa 1940s or so.
$ 45.00Lovely ivory beaded handbag by Whiting and Davis form the 1940s. Covered in ivory beads sewn together into a mesh, with a celluloid frame and chain. Soo cute! The interior is one big open space with 1 smaller open compartments. Lined inside in a dark marooney-red faille. Label inside says, Alumesh, Whiting and Davis, made in The U.S.A. About 9.5" wide, 7.5 " tall (including clasp but not including handle).
$ 24.00Sweet little fabric belt from the 40s. Olive khaki green, probably rayon or a rayon cotton blend. Matching fabric covered belt buckle. Imminently adjustable because there are no holes for the buckle. Measures 33" from the hole in the buckle to the other end. No label.
$ 149.00This is a stunning party dress from the 1940s in black velvet. Has metal zipper on the side. Absolutely darling neckline and sleeves with scalloped edges. label reads: Betty Brief. Slightly dolman sleeve, small shoulder pads. This is either a silk or a rayon velvet, so soft!!! Thread loops for a belt but alas no belt. My trick is too use grosgrain ( or velvet) ribbon in whatever color you like to create a tie on belt! Probably a small to medium
$ 62.00This is a darling gingham print nylon dress from the 1940s. Super cute collar detail! A few small gathers at the skirt at the waist at either hip. Side metal zipper. A loop for a belt at both sides but alas, no belt. Medium size, I'd say. No label.
$ 15.00Fantastic screw back earrings of black microbeads. Circa 1940s, and I believe the metal used here is brass.
$ 25.00This beaded handbag circa the 30s or 40s has an interesting hinged opening and a hard round weighted bottom that helps it stay open if you set it down. The handle consists of two beaded straps that are wound together to make one spiral strap that feels solid in your hand. Its lined with black satin trimmed with a goldish piping. Two smaller compartments inside apart from the main one to hold all your goodies organized.
$ 30.00Fantastic black cloche hat circa 1940s. Semi sheer mesh with the littlest hint of a brim on the sides. Wrapped round with black birdcage dotted veiling, embellished with a wee black velvet ribbon bow in front. Grosgrain ribbon round the inside. No designer label, but there is a size inside. says 23.
$ 25.00Black cotton faille handbag circa the 1940s, with double straps and metal zipper closure. The zipper has a little matching black loop on it. This cute little bag is lined in peach satin. There are no extra interior compartments. No label.
$ 49.00Simply beautiful black topper half hat circa 1940s. Black velvet band goes from ear to ear. Behind that is a folded mesh made of black soutache all looped round and round. The soutache comes to a sort of crown above the velvet band in front, then in the very back, hangs down along the back of the head. There is a birdcage veil attached which is studded with small rhinestone-looking diamantes. There are two little clusters of these on the veil. Then there are ore diamantes along the velvet band as well. Measures 13" from ear to ear, but it seems this is one size fits most. Label reads: May co. Wilshire, The Crystal Room.
$ 30.00Fantastic black tilt hat circa 1940s. Black mesh circular base covered with black fabric and then topped with feathers and birdcage veiling. A little black velvet bow sits right in the very center. Grosgrain ribbon round the inside. No designer label, measures 20.5" round the inner circle, but it seems this is one size fits most as its meant to sit atop the crown.
$ 10.00Sweet hatpin from around the 1940s. Or the head is at least. The shaft may be newer but still quite vintage. I believe this is a pin made from adding an older ornament, that may have been a button or part of a broach to some little rhinestone and silver plated jewelry bits and then soldered onto a newer shaft. Measures just over 4.25" long
$ 26.001940s black mesh hat with darling heart shaped felt hat pin. This little darling comes to a sort of point in the very center and then the front is folded up against itself. There is a wire inside the brim so one can bend this too one's desired shape to an extent. The fabric this is made out of has a sort of sheen to it. Really cute design. There is a grosgrain ribbon band round the inside. Measures 21" round the inside at the grosgrain ribbon. Its crushable so will ship flat.
$ 135.00Beautiful classic vintage black crepe dress from the early 1940s. Simple and elegant style with that classic 1940s shape. So the wonderful design element here is that enormous bow at the hip, finishing off the band around the hips of faille. Its not really either a peplum or polonaise as its part of the actual main body of the dress instead of draping over it, but with that additional little row of loped fringe, it sort of looks like it. I adore the itty bitty little pointed collar, the fantastic looped fringe trim at the sleeve ends and again along the edge of the faille hip panel, and the two tiny pleats, well more like darts, at the center front and back of the skirt. Has a side metal zipper. Label reads: Kay Collier, Designs For Youth Medium to large size, I'd say.
$ 65.00Beautiful vintage black lace dress circa the 1940s. Wiggle style through the body opening up into a fishtail bottom, with inserts of black sheer silk-like rayon. The neckline is trimmed in ruffled, scalloped lace, the shoulder straps are about 1.5" wide and are lined with sheer mesh for more stability and strength, and there are darts at the bust. There are loops at the waist for a belt, but no belt. I thing a black velvet ribbon tied at the waist as a belt would be beautiful here. No closure, meant to pulled on. Small size, I'd say. Unlined so a slip would be in order unless you're quite a bit braver than I. No label but you can see the remains of where one once was.
$ 20.00 - Sold OutThis amazing bag has one of the most incredible frames I've come across. Its some sort of metal, steel perhaps, or pewter, molded with intricate scroll work. The clasp is shaped like a rolled up scroll at one end and snaps neatly over the frame when closed. Its so unusual! The bag itself is leather with a single strap and has seen better days but there is still so much to love about this bag I'm hoping someone with some repair or upcycling skills can make it shine again Its lined with black faille and has one inner center zipper compartment as well as the two main ones, and a small unzipped pocket on one side. Measures approx. 8.5" by 5.5" tall not including clasp and strap.
$ 159.00 - Sold OutThis is a stunning party dress. Late 1930s, early 1940s black taffeta, sort of a moire, but an intersting oval pattern. Beautifully detailed neckline adorned with a perfect bow, pleating through the bust, and a full circle skirt ( or very close to full). There is a side metal zipper and loops for belt, though the belt is no longer with us. Short cap sleeves, slightly dolman. No label. A wonderful, feminine dress!
$ 96.00Beautiful vintage black rayon dress from the 1940s. This dress is as amazing in front as in back. There is a Peter pan collar, with smocking underneath that nd again at the waist, and then coffin pleating in between. Beautiful wide fitted waist then a loose pleated skirt. Short sleeves with more pleats in them. Then in back is a fun keyhole opening underneath the metal zipper at the back of the neck. You could stitch that up if you wanted, and indeed it may have been originally. But I like it so much as is so I left it. There is more pleating here in back as well. And to top it all off, this darling little loose buckled half belt! Small to medium size, I'd say. No label.
$ 68.00Beautiful vintage black rayon dress from the 1940s. This dress is as amazing in front as in back. The bodice is a shiny silky fabric that could actually have some silk in it, patterned with large spiral-ey circles. Short sleeves and dramatic shoulder pads. V neck and smocking at the shoulders. The skirt has four tiers separated with large horizontal pintucks. Then in back are fun pleats at the waist in the bodice and interesting panels from the waist getting wider as it goes down. Metal zipper at the side. Small size, I'd say. No label.
$ 39.00Classic black cardigan from the 1940s. Buttons up the front with marbled buttons. Has vertical ribbing across the yoke. Fells like an acrylic to me. No label though the stitching remains show where there was one once. I'd say this is a small to medium size.
$ 99.00This is a stunning dress from the 1940s in black satin. It may be a silk satin, it feels like it to me, but I can't wear to it. Either way its very fine quality material. Has metal zipper on the side. Dolman capped sleeves with substantial shoulder pads. Smocking at the cleavage, and a fantastic bit of peplum in the front. No label. Thread loops for a belt but no belt alas. About a small I'd say.
$ 89.00This is a stunning dress from the 1940s, possibly later 30s in black silk velvet. Has metal zipper on the side. Smocking at either shoulder from the collar, and embroidery at the cuffs and the front of the torso in the shape of little flowers. The cutest little rosette made of lace at the left breast. This embroidery gives a slightly quilted feel to these areas. Really sweet. No label. Short puffed sleeve--like a leg-o-mutton but short- small shoulder pads. Probably a small to medium.
$ 64.00Beautiful vintage black taffeta dress from the 1940s. Darling pearlized buttons down the front and cute pleating and matching buttons on the sleeves. But what makes this dress extra cool is that underneath the pearlized buttons, are four hidden buttons to help with getting in and out of the dress without sacrificing the charm of the many small buttons on the front. It also comes with a side metal zipper to make things even easier! Medium to large size.
$ 65.00Beautiful vintage black taffeta dress from the 1940s. Short sleeves with velvet pointed cuffs. Matching velvet trim round the V neckline with a modesty panel across the bust. Flirty pleated draping at one hip. Shoulder pads. Fantastic velvet belt with metal buckle. Side metal zipper. Large to extra large size, I'd say.
$ 89.00Black Velvet is so hard to photograph, I never seem to be able to do it justice. This dress is so gorgeous. Silk velvet in night black. Slightly empire waist with cross your heart neckline and a bow detail. On said bow there resides one wonderful rhinestone broach. This broach is missing a few stones, but its barely noticeable and simply adds to the overall charm of this dress. Or replace the broach altogether if you wish! In addition there are two hip pockets, so popular in the 40s! Side metal zipper. This is the softest, most wonderful dress, its the kind of dress you want to cuddle, just as much as wear. Medium Sized.
$ 116.00Fantastic hip length opera coat from the 1940s in lush black velvet. Look at the beautiful gathered sleeve cuffs! Lovely rounded collar and three velvet covered buttons. Open from about the ribcage down. Large shoulders pads with the velvet pleated round them to the back. Fully lined in lovely gold silk ( or maybe a silk or rayon blend, its very fine). No label. Medium to large size I'd say.
$ 69.00Pretty Spring floral dress from the 40s. The print on this is so fresh and pretty with its blue and purple flowers! Scoop neck, short dolman sleeves. This is a sheer nylon or rayon and would need a slip under it. Zipper on the side. Medium sized, I'd say. No label.
$ 24.00 - Sold OutGorgeous deep rich blue velvet belt from about the 1940s. It was hard to catch the color in photos but its is absolutely deep blue, not black. The 2nd photo probably shows it best but even that one doesn't quite get it. Its one inch wide, and features a bow shape across the front. Hooks together with a large metal hook and eye. Its a little under 37.5" from hook to eye, and there is a way to adjust it with some care. It could go maybe an inch longer, but as short as you would like it to be. No label.
$ 30.00Absolutely gorgeous deep blue velvet clutch, circa 1940s. My camera just doesn't capture the color, its such a rich deep midnight blue.There is a gold tone art deco-ey clasp and two short handle straps. The lining is a pretty blue silk faille and has one small zipper pocket and a non zippered pocket as well as the larger main compartment. Here's another fun thing...there are two ticket stubs for a concert at the Horace Bushnell Memorial hall in one of the pockets, dated Feb 24, 1956. I'll be leaving those in there for your enjoyment. I love finding those little trinkets of the past.