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These vintage classics will become treasured heirlooms for generations.  

$ 250.00

Cara Lotti Orange & White Pantsuit, Sailor Style Pants

Fun pantsuit with on trend sailor style pants.
Approx. Size: Size small, but please check measurements below 
Condition: Very good
Mark/Label: C. L Cara Lotti, made in France
One of a kind - Get it before it’s gone.

  • Fun 60s retro style pantsuit in bright orange.  
  • Short, flared jacket with four patch pockets on front.  
  • White plastic daisies decorate each pocket.  
  • White trim on notched collar, lapels, pockets and cuffs.  
  • Cuffs have a row white rounded buttons.  
  • Pants are sailor style with no waistband, double row of large white buttons and a slight flare to the leg.  
  • Pantsuit is a very soft fabric blend of 66% cotton 32% polyamide and 2% polyester.  
  • Orange acetate lining in Jacket. Made in France.   http://bit.ly/2uq70Pm

Cara Lotti is a upscale high fashion boutique located in the 2nd arrondissement of Paris.


Approximate Measurements Taken Flat:   
Jacket -
Shoulders: 16.½" (38 cm)
Bust: 19 ½" (48 cm)

Hips: 19" (51 cm)
Length – Center Back: 21” (86 cm)
Sleeve: 21" (61 cm)
Wrist:  5½" (12.5 cm)

Pants -   
Waist: 15" (37 cm)
Hips: 17" (45.5 cm)
Length 19” (42 cm)
Leg opening: 11" (20 cm)

 

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1970s Lilly Pulitzer Floral Maxi Dress, Size Small-Medium 1970s Lilly Pulitzer Floral Maxi Dress, Size Small-Medium
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$ 325.00

1970s Lilly Pulitzer Floral Maxi Dress, Size Small-Medium

Cool and comfortable summer dress.

Approx. Size: Small - Medium, but please check measurements below.
Condition: Very Good
Mark/Label: The Lilly, Lilly Pulitzer Inc. ®
One of a kind vintage item – Buy Now

  • The classic 1960s summer Lilly Pulitzer chemise maxi dress
  • From her line, The Lilly,
  • Cotton/floral blend floral print in orange, yellow, green and white.
  • Perfect for those hot summer days or for a cocktail party at the pool.
  • Sleeveless dress with rounded neck and V neckline.
  • White Appliqué lace down each side, front and neckline.
  • Side slits for ease of movement and fabulous summer style.
  • Back metal zipper. Label size 12 but please this is a vintage size so please check measurements.
  • 65% polyester, 35% cotton.
  • Machine or hand wash. Do not place in dryer or dry clean.


Approximate Measurements Taken Flat:
Shoulders: 15" (38 cm)
Bust: 19" (48 cm)
Hips: 22" (59 cm)
Length – Center Back: 53” (134.5 cm)
Zipper: 22" (59 cm)


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$ 1,500.00

1939 Coro "Carmen Miranda" Bracelet, Gold-Plated Rhinestone Clamper

One of the rarest pieces of costume jewelry
Approx. Size: Interior Dimension - 2.25" (5.7 cm); Width - 1.50" (4 cm)
Condition: Very good, no dead stones, very minor wear on the inside
Mark/Label: This piece is unmarked.  A matching brooch was made with Trademark #13 as a mark.
Vintage item - Get it before it’s gone
  • The famous gold-plated clamper bracelet by Coro made in 1939.  
  • Dubbed the Carmen Miranda, this large openwork bracelet features large rhinestone camellias and daises with glass cabochon centers in red, blue and green.  
  • Rhinestone pave petals surround the cabochon centers with green enameled leaves hanging on the gold stems.  
  • This bracelet is very dimensional with each camelia sticking out almost 1/2 inch.
  • Tab closure has three rhinestones on the top.  
  • Carmen Miranda stacked two of these on her arm during the Cuanto La Gusta dance number in the 1949 movie A Date With Judy.

Emanuel Cohn and Carl Rosenberger started Coro in1901 as a small accessories store on Broadway in New York City. The company officially changed its name to Coro Inc., a combination of the two names, in 1943. Coro was once one of the largest costume jewelry companies in the world and employed many distinctive designers including Adolph Katz, design director; Gene Verecchio; Oscar Placco; Robert Geissmann and Massa Raimond. The company filed for bankruptcy in the late 1970s. Coro had a large number of jewelry lines.   Check out the VJSE blog for a great article on Coro and Vendome.

 

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$ 395.00

1970s Halston Ultrasuede Trench Coat, Dark Red, Matching Belt

Dynamite Halston trench in a very dark cranberry red ultra suede
Approx. Size - Small. but please check measurements below
Condition: Very good. Minor wear commensurate with age
Mark/Label: Halston
One of a kind vintage item. Get it before it’s gone
 

1970s cranberry red trench coat in Ultrasuede by Halston. Matching belt, seven button front plus two 2 button cuffs with button placket. In-line pockets, one on each side.. Unlined. Note: Ultra suede pieces need to be cleaned by a specialty dry cleaners.  Use clothes brush for dirt and dust. 

Approximate Measurements Taken Flat:
Shoulders 15" (38")
Bust: 18" (45.5 cm)
Waist: 16" (40.5 cm)
Hips: 20” (51 cm)
Length – Center Back: 43” (109 cm)
Sleeve: 23” (58 cm)
Wrist: 4” (20 cm)
Belt: 58" x 2" (147 x 5 cm)

 

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$ 295.00

1970s Bill Blass Tan Ultrasuede Coat Dress

Sophisticated long coat dress in a tan ultra suede Bill Blass
Approx. Size - Label size 10, but please check measurements below
Condition: Very good. Minor wear commensurate with age
Mark/Label: Blassport Ultrasuede Fabric
One of a kind vintage item. Get it before it’s gone
 

Tan Ultrasuede coat dress by Bill Blass.  Rounded collar with tone-on-tone topstitching. Matching belt. Seven button front plus two 2 button cuffs. No pockets. 11 plastic buttons on the front. Unlined. This piece works great as a spring dress or year round as a coat over jeans. Note: Ultra suede pieces need to be cleaned by a specialty dry cleaners. Use clothes brush for dirt and dust. 

Approximate Measurements Taken Flat:
Shoulders 16" (40.5")
Bust: 19" (48 cm)
Waist: 19" (48 cm)
Hips: 20” (51 cm)
Length – Center Back: 44.5” (113 cm)
Sleeve: 26” (66 cm)
Wrist: 45” (51 cm)
Belt: 47" x 3.5" (119 x 9 cm)

 

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$ 3,800.00

Vintage Pierre Cardin Chrome Bib Necklace with Enamel Pendants, circa 1969

An amazing work of wearable art.
Approx. Size: 8” x 10” (20 x 25.5 cm)
Condition: Very minor wear on metal commensurate with age.  Enamel is intact.
Mark/Label: None.
Get it before it’s gone.

  • Long chrome bib necklace with
  • Round pendants enameled in orange and blue concentric circles.  
  • Chrome links on the back allow this piece to set into the contours of your neck. Cardin made several iterations of this design in 1969 and this one is the largest.   http://bit.ly/2pLRJVX

Pierre Cardin was at the height of his powers in the 1960s & 1970s, designing some of the most futuristic jewelry, clothing & hats of the era.  He was known for using geometric and bubble shapes that often looked more like art than practical fasion. Born in Italy in 1922, Cardin grew up in France and starting apprenticing as a tailor's apprentice at age 14.  Cardin moved to Paris in 1945. There, he studied architecture and worked with fashion designer Paquin after World War II. The then worked with Elsa Schiaparelli until he became head of design at Christian Dior.   Cardin founded his own haute couture house in 1950. His career was launched when he designed about 30 of the costumes for "the party of the century", a masquerade ball in Venice on 3 September 1951. He was one of the first couture designers to create a ready-to-wear line. He also was a trailblazer in licensing his name for products such as perfume, automobiles and using his logo on accessories and furniture. Cardin eventually overexposed his brand through that licensing and it fell out of favor in the 1990s. He has retaken control of his branding and has reemerged with new designs plus a renovation of the ruins of the castle in Lacoste, Vaucluse that was once inhabited by the Marquis de Sade.

 

 
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$ 395.00

Après-ski Jacket & Pants, White Faux Fur & Embroidered Black Velveteen, Made in France

Stunning embroidered jacket, tank and pants in black polyester velveteen
Approx. Size: Small, please see measurements below.
Condition:  Like New
Mark/Label: No makers mark, Made in France
One only. Get it before it’s gone

Three piece Après-ski Jacket & Pants. The white faux fur on the jacket is super soft and luxurious.  Intricate Swiss-style floral embroidery in blue, red and white on all three pieces.  Open jacket with wide faux white fur trim on collar, lapel, sleeves, and bottom of the jacket. Lightly padded shoulders.

Black velveteen pants and tank are fairly lightweight to offset the heavier jacket. This jacket is open with no closure. Pants are wide, straight-leg with scalloped edge, button fly in front.  The tank top has spaghetti straps and back is slightly lower than the front. All pieces are lined. 77% polyester, 23% viscose. Label states dry clean only.  No makers mark or brand label.


Approximate Measurements Taken Flat:
Jacket-
Shoulders: 16.5” (42 cm)
Bust: 18” (45.5 cm)
Bottom Edge:  22" (56 cm)
Length Center Back: 22” (56 cm)
Sleeve: 20" (51 cm)
Wrist: 6" (15 cm)

Fur trim: 3" (7.5 cm)

Tank-
Shoulders: 18” (45.5 cm)
Bust: 18” (45.5 cm)
Strap Width: .25” (.63 cm)
Bottom Edge: 17.5" (44.5 cm)
Length Center Back: 12.5” (37 cm)
Zipper: 10" ( 25.5 cm)

Pants-
Waist: 15" (38 cm)
Hips: 21.5" (54.5 cm)
Length: 43" (109 cm)
Pant Width: 9" (23 cm)
Zipper: 8" (20 cm)

  

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$ 2,900.00

1960s Pierre Cardin Burgundy Leather Handbag

Spectacular Cardin handbag.  The look is very architectural. 
Approx. Size:  
Outer measurement (cm): 11" x 9" x 3"  (28 x 23 x 7.5)
Inner measurement (cm):   8.5" x 7" x 3"  (22 x 18 x 7.5)
Condition: Very good
Mark/Label: Pierre Cardin, Made in France
One of a kind. Get it before it’s gone.

  • Vintage 1960s Pierre Cardin handbag.
  • The compartment is suspended within the openwork border.  
  • Rich burgundy leather.
  • Burgundy silk lining.  
  • One main compartment with two smaller pockets.  
  • Gold snap closure, double handles.
  • Paris, made in France  http://bit.ly/2MMJVM5

 

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$ 275.00

Beaded Butterfly Handbag, Shirred Black Fabric by Mary Frances, Style #1711

Striking structured handbag with wood bead handle

One of a kind vintage item. Get it before it's gone.

Approx. Size:  8" x 7" x 3"  (20 x 17.5 x 7.5 cm);  4" Hang  (10 cm)   

Condition: Very good

Mark/Label: Mary Frances, Made in Phillipines, Style #0981

 

Vintage structured handbag from Mary Frances.  Slightly rounded shape in black shirred fabric.  Magnificent beaded butterfly on the front. More intricate beading across the top. One large beaded tassel hangs on each side. Beaded closure comes over the top with metal snap closure on the back. One. main plus one small pocket. Black fabric lining. Preowned.  Style #1711

Mary Frances grew up being influenced by the vibrant spirit and excitement of the San Francisco Bay Area. For over two decades she has taken her vision and passion for fashion design and forged them into an international venture using artistic influences from around the globe. 
Fans of the Mary Frances handbags are as varies as her handbags. These treasures are showing up on the arms of entertainers, artists, and renowned celebrities such as Oprah Winfrey, Kate Hudson, Jennifer Aniston... and the list goes on. Mary Frances' whimsical designs famed for their collaboration between fabric, texture, unique materials, and colors have fueled her soaring popularity.

 

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$ 395.00

Vintage Hermes Scarf, Rocking Horse Design, Raconte-Moi le Cheval by Dimitri Rybaltchenko

Nice large size makes this scarf extremely versatile.
Approx. Size:  35" (89 cm) square 
Condition: Very good
Mark/Label: Hermes Paris, Raconte-Moi le Cheval
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Gorgeous Hermes scarf designed by Dimitri Rybaltchenko.  Titled Raconte-Moi le Cheval, this scarf is a beautiful print of rocking horses on a field of black. Brown border.   Scarf is silk twill with hand-rolled edge.   Originally released in 2000.  

 

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$ 295.00

1970s Green Silk Shantung Evening Gown, Rhinestone Buttons

This one is a stunner.

Approx. Size:  Small.  Please check measurements below.

Condition: Very good

Mark/Label: None

One of a kind vintage item. Get it before it's gone.

 

Bright lime green shirt dress in heavy silk shantung.  Large round light green rhinestone buttons.  Short sleeve.  Collar can lay flat or stand up.  Classic 1970s chic.  This was custom made and shows it.

Approximate Measurements Taken Flat:
Shoulders: 18" (45.5 cm)
Bust: 18.5" (47 cm)
Hips: 24" (61 cm)
Length – Center Back: 55" (140 cm)

 

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$ 295.00

1950s Napier Silver Plate Link Bracelet, Blue Sapphire Crystals

A stunning wide link bracelet from Napier. Bracelet coordinates with this Napier necklace and earrings set.
Approx. Size: 7.5" x 1.5" ( 19 x 2.5 cm)
Condition: Very good.
Mark/Label: Napier.
One of a kind vintage item. Get it before it’s gone.
  • Large, faceted sapphire crystals.
  • Prong set in a silver plate link bracelet.
  • Links are in an openwork scroll pattern.
  • One of the most outstanding Napier designs from the 1950s.
  • Box clasp. 

 

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Missoni Knit Satchel Messenger-style Shoulder Bag from Ebony Fashion Fair Missoni Knit Satchel Messenger-style Shoulder Bag from Ebony Fashion Fair
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$ 295.00

Missoni Knit Satchel Messenger-style Shoulder Bag from Ebony Fashion Fair

Fun and stylish knit handbag by Missoni in their classic zig zag knit pattern
Approx. Size 14" x 15"; strap 1"; total hang 20"
Condition: Very good
Mark/Label: Missoni, made in Italy. 
Only one - Get it before it's gone.
  • Missoni satchel style knit handbag
  • Classic zigzag pattern in brown, tan, cream and gray.
  • Wool, mohair and nylon.  
  • Fold over top with no clasp.
  • One large compartment.
  • Wide woven knit strap.
  • Tan fabric lining.
  • This bag was used in an Ebony Fashion Fair show.

Missoni is a high-end Italian fashion house based in Varese, and known for its colorful knitwear designs. The company was founded by Ottavio ("Tai") and Rosita Missoni in 1953.

Eunice Johnson founded the Ebony Fashion Fair (EFF) in 1958. Johnson was co-owner, with her husband, of Chicago-based Johnson Publishing Company, the publisher of Ebony Magazine. The annual fashion show featured male and female models of mostly African-American descent modeling fashions from top European designers such as Yves St Laurent, Oscar de la Renta, Pierre Cardin, Paco Rabanne, Givenchy, Jean Paul Gaultier, Valentino, and Emanuel Ungaro. Johnson's aim was to bring high fashion couture to the African-American woman who often didn't have access to the best shops.

Many African-American fashion designers got their start with the show including Stephen Burrows, Patrick Kelly, and Willi Smith. The EFF ended in 2009 after the death of Eunice Johnson. Since her passing, Johnson Publishing has been gradually deaccessioning the fashion archive. This collection from Madge includes some of the last pieces that will be made available.


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$ 1,195.00

1980s Geoffrey Beene Couture Opera Coat & Jumpsuit, from the Ebony Fashion Fair

This opera coat is timeless, the jumpsuit is totally 80s chic.
Approx. Size: - Coat- Fits Most, Jumpsuit - Small.  Please see measurements below
Condition: Very good, one faint stain on the bottom rear of coat.  Not noticeable when worn.
Mark/Label: Geoffrey Beene
One of a kind - Get it before it's gone
 

Sensational reversible satin opera coat with matching black knit and satin jumpsuit from famed designer Geoffrey Beene. Open opera coat is absolutely stunning. One side is plain black Reverses to chartreuse and blue color block. Sleeves can be cuffed to show the alternate color. The coat has a double-sided medallion in blue and green that are top stitched in a coiled effect.

Jumpsuits are back in style and this one is a 1980s classic. Scoop neck bodice and sleeves are in black knit jersey. The bottom is a balloon pant style in black satin with chartreuse and teal polka dots that match the coat. Front zipper with hook and eye at neck. Rolled hem.   The jumpsuit is so 80s, the coat is timeless.

Geoffrey Beene, born in Louisiana in 1927. After dropping out of medical school he moved to Los Angles and studied fashion design. He later studied in New York City and Paris. He founded his firm, Geoffrey Beene, Inc., in New York City in 1963. A year later, he was awarded the Coty American Fashion Critics' Award, one of the most prestigious awards in the field of fashion. His first collection was featured on the cover of Vogue Magazine. Beene's clients included Lady Bird Johnson, Pat Nixon, Nancy Reagan, Faye Dunaway and Glenn Close.[ In 1968, he designed Lynda Bird Johnson’s wedding dress. Beene was known as both an innovator and a teacher. Several of his former apprentices such as Kay Unger and Alber Elbaz are now successful fashion designers.

Eunice Johnson founded the Ebony Fashion Fair (EFF) in 1958. Johnson was co-owner, with her husband, of Chicago-based Johnson Publishing Company, the publisher of Ebony Magazine. The annual fashion show featured male and female models of mostly African-American descent modeling fashions from top European designers such as Yves St Laurent, Oscar de la Renta, Pierre Cardin, Paco Rabanne, Givenchy, Jean Paul Gaultier, Valentino and Emanuel Ungaro. Johnson's aim was to bring high fashion couture to the African-American woman who often didn't have access to the best shops.  
Many African-American fashion designers got their start with the show including Stephen Burrows, Patrick Kelly, and Willi Smith. The EFF ended in 2009 after the death of Eunice Johnson. Since her passing, Johnson Publishing has been gradually deaccessioning the fashion archive. This collection from Madge includes some of the last pieces that will be made available.

Approximate Measurements Taken Flat:
Opera Coat: One Size fits most
Shoulders: 19"  (48 cm)
Length – Center Back: 60”  (152 cm)
Sleeve Length: 24”  (63.5 cm)

Jumpsuit: Size Small
Shoulders: 17"  (43 cm)
Bust: 15"  (38 cm)
Waist: 14"  (35.5 cm)
Hip: 22"  (56 cm)
Length – Center Back: 56"  (142 cm)
Sleeve Length: 23"  (58 cm)
Width of Pant at hem: 9"  (23 cm)
Front Zipper Length: 23"  (58 cm)

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$ 229.00

Leather & Zebra Print Baguette by Mary Frances

Fabulous dark brown leather baguette from Mary Frances
Approx. Size:   12" x 5" x 2.5" (30.5 x 12 cm); 17" ( 43 cm) hang
Condition: Very good
Mark/Label: Mary Frances, Made in Philippines
One of a Kind – Buy Now.

Brown and white pony top in a zebra print. Metal conchos with amber tone rhinestones.  Large brooch style detail on front. Large brown suede tassel.  Orange, rust, amber and green beading.  Gold metal chain & leather strap, snap close.  One large compartment.

 
Mary Frances grew up being influenced by the vibrant spirit and excitement of the San Francisco Bay Area. For over two decades she has taken her vision and passion for fashion design and forged them into an international venture using artistic influences from around the globe. 
Fans of the Mary Frances handbags are as varies as her handbags. These treasures are showing up on the arms of entertainers, artists, and renowned celebrities such as Oprah Winfrey, Kate Hudson, Jennifer Aniston... and the list goes on. Mary Frances' whimsical designs famed for their collaboration between fabric, texture, unique materials, and colors have fueled her soaring popularity.

 

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$ 295.00

Mary Frances Handbag - Black Leather Baguette

This sumptuous baguette by Mary Frances has it all
Approx. Size:   12" x 5" x 2";  17" hang 
Condition:  Like New
Mark/Label:  Mary Frances, Made in Philippines.
One of a Kind Item – Get it before it's gone.
  • Black leather body embellished with gold metal "cameos"
  • Heavy beading in black & white quartz and a faceted amber teardrop hanging from each corner. 
  • Faux lizard pattern on back.  
  • Fold-over beaded snap close.  
  • Black and white floral fabric lining.  
  • Beaded chain strap.
  • One large compartment and one small pocket.
 
Mary Frances grew up being influenced by the vibrant spirit and excitement of the San Francisco Bay Area. For over two decades she has taken her vision and passion for fashion design and forged them into an international venture using artistic influences from around the globe. Fans of the Mary Frances handbags are as varies as her handbags. These treasures are showing up on the arms of entertainers, artists, and renowned celebrities such as Oprah Winfrey, Kate Hudson, Jennifer Aniston... and the list goes on. Mary Frances' whimsical designs famed for their collaboration between fabric, texture, unique materials, and colors have fueled her soaring popularity.

 

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Balenciaga Montre Acier Gold Watch Balenciaga Montre Acier Gold Watch
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$ 900.00

Balenciaga Montre Acier Gold Watch

Fabulous statement watch by Balenciaga. Inspired by Cristobal Balenciaga's historical clock,  a symbolic decoration of the George V Boutique.
Approx. Size:  12" x 1.75"; watch face: 2" x 1" x .50" 
Condition: Very good
Mark/Label:   Balenciaga, #1149 of 1226
Buy now - Only one.
 

Gold-plated case, silver-plated nails.  Buckle closure. Waterproof up to 20 meters. Numbered limited edition, Swiss made quartz watch that uses two batteries. Unique belt buckle design with gold band threading under watch. Rectangular watch stands up .50" above the band.  Watch face has Roman numerals for the hour and regular numbers for the minutes.  This watch has been serviced and has new batteries.   From Balenciaga's 2010 collection. Comes in original pouch.  

Pioneer of the cocoon coat, balloon skirt and high-low hem, Cristóbal Balenciaga’s eponymous house was founded in Paris in 1919. A favorite on the red carpet and passionately followed by fashion insiders, Balenciaga continues to pioneer architectural shapes, custom fabrics, and luxe accessories.

 

 

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$ 900.00

Vintage Couture Claude Montana Coat & Pant Ensemble from the Ebony Fashion Fair, Size 44

Fabulous wool coat and pants in vivid purple by famed 80s designer Claude Montana. This set was used at the Ebony Fashion Fair in the 1980s.
Approx. Size:  Label size 44.  This is extra small, please check measurements below 
Condition: Very good. One very small hole on right sleeve.  Pants have not been hemmed.  Belt has been altered to close with a snap.  Buckle has been disabled.
Mark/Label: Claude Montana Paris, made in Italy
One of a kind vintage item - Buy Now.
  • Long coat with wide rounded shawl color.
  • The coat has a metal hook closure at the waist with an additional hook & snap in the middle of the lapel for additional coverage if you aren't wearing a shirt.
  • Coat flairs out from the hips with vertical pleats on each side of the front.
  • Very flattering look.
  • A faux pocket on each side of the front. Slight dolman sleeve. Purple acetate lining.  
  • Matching purple belt with antique silver metal buckle.  
  • Pants are wide-leg with a high waistband that is 2.5".
  • Side metal zipper.
  • Long darts on front and back give these pants a very tailored look. In-line pockets.   
  • Acetate lining. http://bit.ly/2WxwDrg
Approximate Measurements Taken Flat (cm):
Jacket:
Shoulders: 18" (48)
Bust: 17.5"  (44.5)
Waist: 15" (38
Hip: 20"  (51)
Length – Center Back: 33”  (84)
Sleeve Length: 24”  (61)

Pants:  (Very small size)
Waist: 14.5"  (37)
Hips: 22"  (56)
Length" 119" (302) ((Pants are not hemmed)
Pant Width at hem: 6" (15)
Zipper" 9.5"  (24)

Belt:
Length: 34" (86); Width: 3" (7 ), buckle 4" x 4"  (10 x 10)

Montana, born in Paris in 1949, got his start in London the 1960s selling his line of Papier-mâché jewelry. Back in Paris at the start of the 1970s, he worked with the leather accessory company. MacDouglas. He launched his own line in 1977 and become famous as one the most important designers of the 1980s. His clothes were known for their powerful, masculine lines. Jackets usually had shoulder pads. His designs were highly prized by high powered women. In the late 80s, he also designed for Lanvin for several years.

The Ebony Fashion Fair (EFF) was founded in 1958 by Eunice Johnson, co-founder with her husband of Chicago-based Johnson Publishing Company, publisher of Ebony Magazine. The annual fashion show featured male and female models of mostly African-American descent modeling fashions from top European designers such as Yves St Laurent, Oscar de la Renta, Pierre Cardin, Paco Rabanne, Givenchy, Jean Paul Gaultier, Valentino, and Emanuel Ungaro. Johnson's aim was to bring high fashion couture to the African-American woman who often didn't have access to the best shops. 

Many African-American fashion designers got their start with the show including Stephen Burrows, Patrick Kelly, and Willi Smith. EFF ended in 2019 after the death of Johnson. Johnson Publishing has been gradually deaccessioning the fashions since that time. This collection from Madge includes some of the last pieces made available.

    

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$ 325.00

Chinese Lantern Charm Bracelet by Napier

Incredible charm bracelet from Napier.
Approx. Size:  8" (20 cm) long; charms range from .5" to 1.5" in length.
Condition: Very good.
Mark/Label:  Napier.
Vintage piece - Get it before it's gone.
  • Book piece from Napier, page 309 "The Napier Co." by Melinda L. Lewis
  • Large Chinese lantern charms on a silverplate book chain.
  • Part of a series Designed by Eugene Bertoli in the 1950s under the direction of Frederick Rettenmeyer, head designer of Napier from 1907 - 1964.
  • This bracelet is loaded with faux stones in blue lapis, green jade, orange coral and turquoise intertwined with intricate lanterns.  
  • The detail on these charms is incredible.  
  • Spring ring closure. 

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$ 325.00

Vintage 1950s Napier Chinoiserie Asian Charm Bracelet

One of the most famous design series from Napier.
Approx. Size:  8" (20 cm) long; charms range from .5" to 1.5" in length.
Condition: Very good. 
Mark/Label:  Napier. 
Vintage piece - Get it before it's gone.
  • Incredible charm bracelet from Napier.  
  • One in a series during the 1950s designed by Eugene Bertoli under the direction of Frederick Rettenmeyer, head designer of Napier form 1907 - 1964.
  • Large Chinoiserie charms on a silverplate book chain.
  • This bracelet is loaded with faux stones in blue lapis, green jade, orange coral and turquoise. 
  • Asian symbols include a Chinese junk, bells, lanterns, and snake.  
  • The detail on these charms is incredible.  
  • Madge really loves those turquoise peas in a pod.  
  • Spring ring closure.

 

A Chinese lantern bracelet in the same Napier series is available here

 

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1960s Natural Brown Mink Stole & Coordinating Mink Pillbox Hat 1960s Natural Brown Mink Stole & Coordinating Mink Pillbox Hat
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$ 395.00

1960s Natural Brown Mink Stole & Coordinating Mink Pillbox Hat

Luxurious mink coat with coordinating mink hat
Approx. Sizes:
Stole measured flat:  Length Center Back: 19" (48 cm); At widest: 51"  (129.5 cm)
Hat Size: 20.5" (52 cm); Outside Diameter: 10" (25.5 cm); Height of Crown: 4" (10 cm) 
Condition: Very good
Mark/Label: On Stole: Autumn Haze Emba Natural Brown Mink
                    On Hat: Winters Fashion, NYC

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Wide shawl collar is classic 1960s cocktail style. Light brown silk lining. Skins are in excellent shape.

EMBA, was a not-for-profit marketing association formed by mink farmers in 1942. In 1973 it bought the for-profit Seattle Fur Exchange Inc., in 1973. GLMA (Great Links Mink Association) promoted mink under the Blackglama brand, and in 1985 merged with EMBA to form the American Legend Cooperative.

 

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Aqua Blue Cabochon Cuff Bracelet by Kenneth Jay Lane, (KJL) Aqua Blue Cabochon Cuff Bracelet by Kenneth Jay Lane, (KJL)
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$ 248.00

Aqua Blue Cabochon Cuff Bracelet by Kenneth Jay Lane, (KJL)

Gorgeous large turquoise cabs.
Approx. Size : 1.5" w; 2.25" inner dimension
Condition: Very good
Mark/Label: Kenneth Lane
Only one - Get it before it's gone.
  • Stunning wide hinged cuff bracelet by Kenneth Jay Lane.
  • Large round aqua blue cabochons.
  • Set in an open-work gold-plated metal cuff. 

Kenneth Jay Lane is one of the most successful costume jewelers of all time. He got his start designing shoes for Delman and Christian Dior, using his free time to create jewelry. By the late 60s, he had opened his own design house. Lane has designed jewelry all across the price spectrum from unique designs for Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis to Avon; from Bergdorf Goodman to QVC. His jewelry is known for it's high quality and incredible style range from classic pearls and gold metal door knocker earrings to ethnic tribal pieces and even over-the-top rococo and baroque designs. KJL has designed for many companies over the past 50 years and the age of his pieces can be determined by the mark. Every woman should have at least one piece of KJL in her collection.

  

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$ 255.00

Lafayette 148, Brown Leather Jacket, Ruffled Lapel, Size 16

Approx. Size:  Label 16, but please check measurements below.
Condition: Very good
Mark/Label: Lafayette 148 
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Open leather jacket in a lovely shade of chocolate brown.  Ruffled lapel. Double ruffled row at bottom curves away from the front.  Stylish design by Lafayette New York. Label size 16.  Brown silk lining.


Approx. Measurements Taken Flat:
Shoulders: 16"  (40.5 cm)
Bust: 20" (51 cm) (open jacket so can go larger)
Waist: N/A
Hip: 23" (58.5 cm)
Length – Center Back: 25" (63.5) includes 2" of bottom fringe
Sleeve Length: 26" (66 cm)
Wrist: 6" (15 cm)

 

 

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$ 295.00

Antique Merry Widow Hat, Brown Velvet, Beading & Black Feathers, Hat Size 23

Absolutely fabulous Merry Widow hat with Downton Abbey style.
Approx. Hat Size: 23" (58 cm); Outside Diameter: 16" (40.5); Height of Crown 3 (7.5 cm); Width of Brim: 4" (10 cm)
Condition: Very good.Mark/Label: Morris Hat Shop, Fine Millinery, Chippewa Falls Wisconsin
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  • Early 1900s Merry Widow Hat.
  • Warm brown velvet.
  • Large beaded detail on the front and a saucy sweep of black feathers.
  • Wide brim on a wire that is shirred to the flat crown.
  • This one is a real collector's item.
  • Amazing condition for the age.
  • Hat size is oversized due to the hairstyles of the period but fits most.

Merry Widow hat was an extremely large hat a deep crown often decorated with ostrich plumes and tulle. This hat was popularized by Franz Lehár's operetta, The Merry Widow, which enjoyed huge success beginning in 1905.
 
NOT SHIPPABLE TO ITALY

 

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