$ 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.
$ 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".
$ 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.
$ 62.00Gorgeous 1940s black cord'e bag from Roum. How to describe cord'e? Its kind of like a soutache, I suppose, but specifically it's cord covered with silk or rayon all looped together to create a pattern. There is a metal zipper across the top. Inside is the one main compartment a smaller zippered pocket, a non zippered picket and two narrow pouches for, perhaps a comb or cards. There is a shortish shoulder or arm strap also covered in cord'e. Its just a gorgeous bag. Label treads: Genuine Cord'e, By Roum, Made in California.
$ 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.
$ 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.
$ 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.
$ 20.00Charming and wonderfully aged enamelware or painted metal breadbox circa the 1940s. Blue and cream with blueberries. There are some lovely dings and signs of the full life this has lived, and some fantastic age to various areas. This is about 8" tall and about 13" wide, and 10" deep. Would be utterly charming in a garden or in a vintage or country kitchen. This is a double layer box, and each layer has its own door.
$ 45.00Classy tailored camel colored jacket. Has a rounded lapel, and five pearlized buttons up the front, padded shoulders. The sleeve cuffs are folded up and have a cute rounded corner detail. There are pockets at either hip, though they are open on the interior of the jacket so I wouldn't plan on using them unless you want to stitch up the open part inside. Nipped in tailored waist. Small size, I'd say. Label reads: "Weathervane tailored by Handmacher in a Celanese acetate fabric".
$ 89.00Lovely half cape from the World War Two era in black nubby wool. Simple collar, reminiscent of a nehru collar. Held together at the neck with one large absolutely fabulous Lucite flower button. There is a fantastic black bow tie option at the neck as well, which I unfortunately forgot to photograph. There are hidden arms slits at both sides. Fully lined in black silk ( possibly a silk blend). No label. Pretty much one size fits most I'd say. Probably a wool, or wool blend, but not itchy.
$ 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.
$ 40.00Fun flower covered ladies topper hat circa 1940s. base is soft brown velvet-y felt covered in silk millinery ribbons and flowers in ivory, pale blush and darker blush. Scattered green leaves as well. One size fits all I would think as its just a topper. Label reads: Coulters Wilshire Blvd Los Angeles.
$ 27.00Perfectly perfect little summer sundress circa 1940s. In a print of multicolored flowers that just make me wanna wash that man right outta my hair, a'la South Pacific. Cotton. Wide spaghetti straps, princess seams down the front and back, below knee length. Metal zipper on the side. Medium sized, I'd say. No label. Such a cute dress.
$ 129.00Charming full length party dress from the 1940s. The under layer is a white cotton or cotton blend, and over that is a layer of a sheer nylon scattered with tiny reed dots. Shawl collar over the shoulders, v neck and extra wide ruffled hem. Metal zipper up the back. I love the perfect placement of the red rose applique at the décolletage. No label.
$ 66.00Beautiful vintage slip from the 1940s. Winter white, with a ruffled, tiered hem. What I suspect may have happened with this dress is someone took a slip and a crinoline and sewed them together to create this full length slip. This would make such a lovely slip dress. Has a side metal zipper and the shoulder straps are adjustable. Small to medium size, I'd say. Label reads: Sears Charmode, Superior fabric, workmanship, fit, style. Feels like an acetate to me.
$ 70.00Wonderful girl scouts uniform from the 40s. Two larger hip pockets, one small breast pocket and buttons up the front. Long sleeves, and buttons at the cuffs. All the buttons bear the Girl Scout seal and I believe they are bakelite. There are two patches on the left shoulder, One says Los Angeles and the other has the troop number, 138. I believe this is cotton. The label is just wonderful. Reads: Girl Scouts, National Equipment Service, New York City, Official. Seems like an extra small to me.
$ 65.00Fantastic vintage late 40s early 50s New Look party dress in a green damask with gold flowers. She's too small for any of my dress forms so I've pinned it to Sophia ( one of my forms) here. Tank style sleeve, pleated diamond shape neckline and low back. Full skirt though not quite a full circle, metal zipper down the side. Extra small. There is no label.