Winter Fashion Sale
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$ 33.00 $ 55.00

1950s Gray Wool Ladies Hat with Hatpins & Netting, Hat Size 22

Snazzy gray wool felt hat by famed milliner Leslie James
Approx. Hat Size (cm): 22" (56); Outside Diameter: 10" (25); Height of Crown 2" (5); Width of Brim: 1.75" in front (4.5)
Condition: Very good
Mark/Label: Leslie James California,  Woolf Brothers, Label size 22
One of a kind vintage item. Get it before it's gone.

  • Vintage gray wool hat.
  • The salmon pink grosgrain ribbon hatband makes a really inventive color combination with the gray body.
  • Upturned brim on each side.
  • Front of hat tapers to the back.
  • Two different hatpins. In the front that is gray pearl bead; in the back a gray fabric knot. 
  • Matching gray netting and wool cord bow at back.
  • Two inside combs and stretch cord for a secure fit.

 

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$ 51.00 $ 85.00

Leslie James Hat, Red, White & Black Feathers, Netting, Hat Size 20

Lovely feathered hat by Leslie James
Approx. Hat Size: 20 (48 cm); Total Diameter: 7" (17.5 cm); Crown Height: 2" (5 cm)
Condition: Very Good
Mark/Label: Leslie James, Bridget Felt made in Italy
One of kind - Get it before it's gone.

  • 1950s designer hat by Leslie James.
  • Bright red wool base
  • crown of white and black feathers with a few red feathers sprinkled in.
  • Red topknot with netting.
  • Two combs for a secure fit.

 

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Sale
$ 39.00 $ 65.00

Vintage 1950s Leslie James Bejeweled Vintage Hat, Size 21

Unique vintage hat from Leslie James.
Approx. Hat Size (cm): 21" (51); Total Diameter: 12.5" (32); Crown Height: 3" (7.5)
Condition: Very Good
Mark/Label: Leslie James, Innes Department Store (Wichita, KS)

One of Kind - Get it before it's gone.

  • Fabric hat with an abstract floral print in brown green red and yellow.
  • Studded with sewn-on acrylic stars and teardrop jewels in red green, yellow and olive.
  • Large brown fabric hatpin.
  • Matching fabric corded hatband with decorative bow. Inside comb for a secure fit.  
  • Label size 22 but please check measurements below.
  • Check out our blog post on the milliner Leslie James.

 

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Sale
$ 27.00 $ 45.00

1940s Brown Pouch Handbag by Princess, Gold Crown Clasp

You're the vintage princess with this extraordinary 1940s purse
Approx. Size (cm): 8" x 7" x 3 (20 x 77.5 x 7.5); Straps are 1" (2.5) wide; 6" (15) hang; Closure: 2" x 1" (5 x 2.5).
Condition: Very good, minor wear on metal closure. 
Mark/Label: Bag by Princess. 
One of a kind. Get it before it’s gone.

  • Pouch style fabric vintage purse in medium brown.
  • The focal point is the oversized crown snap close in gold metal.
  • Beautiful brown satin lining with one main compartment plus a small pocket.
  • An additional pocket for your comb.
  • Gold comb lock.
  • Double straps.

 

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Sale
$ 237.00 $ 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
Get it before it's gone.

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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Sale
$ 15.00 $ 25.00

Elie Tahari Silk Shell, Abstract Tie Dye in Gray, Green & Purple, Size XL

The perfect shell for fall through spring.
Approx. Size:  Extra Large but please check measurements below.
Condition:  Very good 
Mark/Label:  Elle Tahari
Get it before it's gone.

  • Abstract pattern of green and purple on a base of gray silk
  • Will work under any color of jacket from navy to gray to brown.  
  • Soft comfortable silk with rounded, shirred neckline for a flattering look.  
  • Back darts, olive green lining.  
  • Zipper back.  
  • 91% silk, 9% elastine for a little stretch.  
  • This one will become a wardrobe staple.


Approximate Measurements Taken Flat:
Shoulders:  14.5” (42 cm)
Bust:  22" (49 cm)
Waist: 11" (28 cm)
Hips: 23" (48 cm)
Length – Center Back: 25” (60 cm)
20” concealed zipper  (51 cm)

 

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$ 19.20 $ 32.00

1970s Long Brown Vest, Nubby Hand-Knit

This vest will quickly become a wardrobe staple
Approx. Size:  Small, but please check measurements below
Condition: Vest is in good shape. Small repair of separated weave middle back.
Mark/Label: None
One of a kind vintage item. Get it before it's gone.

  • Thick, nubby hand-knit vintage vest.
  • In tones of brown, orange, rust, green and gold.
  • Two front pockets.
  • Four leather covered buttons in front.
  • Slightly fitted at the waist when buttoned.
  • Fabulous long vest in classic 1970s style. 

Approximate Measurements Taken Flat:
Shoulders: 18" (45.5 cm)
Bust: 21" (53 cm) (if worn open can go larger slightly)
Hip: 22" (56 cm)
Length – Center Back: 28” (71 cm)

 

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$ 16.80 $ 28.00

1960s Brown Faux Leather Saddlebag Handbag by JR Florida, Julius Resnick

Right-in-style vintage saddlebag handbag in textured brown faux leather
Approx. Size: 10" x 8"; 21" (25.5 x 20 x 53 cm) strap; 9" (23 cm) hang.
Condition: Very good, minor wear on metal closure.
Mark/Label: JR Florida, Made in USA (Julius Resnick).
One of a kind vintage item. Get it before it's gone.

  • Saddlebag style handbag in textured brown faux leather.
  • 3 compartments, one of which is has a zipper.
  • Matching strap with double chain detail. Beautiful gold metal twist close. 

 

Julius Resnick was a pioneer in imitation leather bags made from vinyl. The company was founded in 1933 and based in New York City. In the 1950s Resnick retired to Florida and started producing handbags in Hialeah. The company is still in business.

 

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Sale
$ 51.00 $ 85.00

Aligante Alligator Shoulder Bag

There are alligator bags and then there are ALLIGATOR bags.  
Approx. Size (cm):  10" x 7" x 3" (25.5 x 18 x 7.5); max hang 17" (43)
Condition: Good, minor wear on straps commensurate with age.
Mark/Label: Aligante - New Yor.k 
Only One - Buy Now.
  • Alicante Leather Goods handcrafted these unique alligator bags in the 1950s - 1960s with the head and tail intact.  
  • Glass eyes.  
  • The shoulder bag is a structured hard box.  
  • One main compartment plus one small zipper pouch. 
  • Strap adjusts from double hand to single shoulder.

 

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$ 39.00 $ 65.00

1950s John Frederics Hat, Gold Velvet, Black Hackle Feathers, Hat Size 20

Dramatic look and highly collectible.
Approx. Hat Size: 20" (51 cm); Diameter: 8" 20 cm); Crown Height: 5" (13 cm)
Condition: Very good
Mark/Label: Miss Frederics of John Frederics
One of a kind- Get it before it's gone.

  • Vintage John Fredericks hat in plush light gold velvet.
  • High crown.
  • The base is swathed in black and spotted hackle feathers.
  • Perfect three season hat - fall, winter, and spring.
  • Please verify your hat size as this one is on the small side. http://bit.ly/2kaxuh2
This label was a partnership of John Pico Harberger (a/k/a "John Pico John" or "Mr. John") and Frederic Hirst. The Coty awards gave John-Frederics a special award for millinery in 1943. When Mr. John and Frederic Hirst dissolved their partnership in 1948, Mr. John formed the Mr. John label. Frederic Hirst kept the John-Frederics label and also designed hats as "Mr. Fred." After the split, Mr. Fred did not fare as well as Mr. John. John-Frederics was mentioned and/or advertised in fashion magazines in the 1920s through the 1950s. John Frederics Charmer hats were advertised in 1950s magazines after Mr. John left the label. The Philadelphia Museum of Art has 20 hats in its online collection, including examples before and after the partnership split. The Metropolitan Museum of Art has 44 hats, including this innovative turban made of wool yarn and beads circa 1937-41, a turban made of twisted straw braid and silk circa 1940 (and a variation in different colors), an amazing medieval inspired toque with donut shapes dripping with fringe circa 1941, and a spangled snood circa 1942. Labels: John Frederics Made to Order, John Frederics, John Frederics Charmer (less expensive line), "Sweet Young Things" "Miss Frederics."
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$ 33.00 $ 55.00

1940s Cocktail Hat, Black Velour Felt, Feathers & Beading, Hat Size 20

Here's a 1940s feather cocktail hat with a dab of sophistication
Approx. Hat Size: 20.5" (52.07 cm); Diameter: 8" x 7" (20 x 18 cm); Crown Height: 6" (15.24 cm)
Condition: Good, minor wear commensurate with age.
Mark/Label: Exclusively Parkridge; Merrimac Velour Regale
Vintage Item only one available - Get it before it's gone.

  • Back felt vintage hat with a side pom of feathers.
  • Black beaded detailing top where the feathers meet the hat body.
  • Hat body has two tiers in the front.

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$ 33.00 $ 55.00

1950s Winter White Hat, Marshall Field, Wool Felt, Gold Leaf Decoration, Hat Size 21.5

Chic winter white hat in wool felt.
Approx. Hat Size: 21.5" (54.5 cm); Diameter: 11" (28 cm); Crown Height: 5" (13 cm); Width of Brim: 2" (5 cm)
Condition: Very good
Mark/Label: Marshall Field & Company; Felt - Teddy Western Germany
One of a kind vintage item. Get it before it's gone.

  • 1950s white vintage wool hat originally from Marshall Field in Chicago.
  • Gold leaf decoration around the white felt hatband.
  • The felt body is labeled Teddy made in Western Germany which indicates a 1950s piece.
  • Interesting tab detail on back at hatband.

 

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Sale
$ 22.80 $ 38.00

1950s Black Wool Hat by Alice May, Black Ribbon Detail, Hat Size 21

Madge loves the distinctive shape of this hat. Check out the lovely ribbon detail on the back.
Approx. Hat Size (cm): 21" (53) ; Diameter: 16" (40.5); Crown Height: 3" (7.5)
Condition: Very good
Mark/Label: Alice May, Rich's, Austrian wool felt body.
Buy Now. Vintage Item only one available

  • Sensational black wool vintage winter hat.
  • Flared design with black ribbon detail on the back.
  • A lovely look for winter that dresses up or down.

 

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Sale
$ 12.00 $ 20.00

Foldable Travel Hat in Chocolate Brown, Hat Size 22, Winter Hats Women, Vintage Hats Women

Perfect travel hat for fall and winter travel.
Approx. Hat Size: 22.5" (57 cm); Diameter: 10" (25 cm); Crown Height: 4" (10 cm); Width of Brim: 2" (5 cm)
Condition: Good
Mark/Label: Made in China
Get it before it's gone.

  • Dark brown velveteen hat.
  • Beautiful hat for winter.
  • Strips of polyester velveteen are stitched together to create an interesting banded effect.
  • Hat folds flat and is perfect for winter travel.

 

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Sale
$ 27.00 $ 45.00

Vintage 1950s Orange Hat in Shirred Velvet, Rhinestone Trim, Hat Size 21

Striking orange hat with a unique shirred design
Approx. Hat Size: 21" (53 cm); Diameter: 16" (40.5 cm); Crown Height: 3" (7.5 cm); Width of Brim: 2 (5 cm)
Condition: Very good
Mark/Label: None
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  • Orange velvet vintage hat shirred around the hatband.
  • Large sparkling rhinestone on narrow orange ribbon hatband.
  • This hat is structured for a secure fit.
  • Tapered brim. 

 

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Sale
$ 28.80 $ 48.00

1950s Cream Velvet Hat, Orange Hatband & Bow, Hat Size 21

The orange and cream velvet make a marvelous combination
Approx. Hat Size (cm): 21" (53); Diameter: 16" (40.5); Crown Height: 3" (7.5)
Condition: Very good
Mark/Label: None
Buy Now - Only one available

  • Beautiful hat for fall, winter or spring.
  • Cream velvet body that flares out from the top.
  • Three cord hatband in orange and rust.
  • Bow detail in the same orange.

 

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$ 39.00 $ 65.00

Vintage Frank Olive Camel & Gray Wool Wide Brim Hat, Netting, Hat Size 21

We love the two-tone look of this vintage hat.
Approx. Hat Size: 21" (53 cm); Diameter: 8" (20 cm); Height Crown: 4" (10 cm); Width of Brim: 2" (5 cm)
Condition: Very good.
Mark/Label: Frank Olive Private Collection
Buy Now. Vintage Item only one available.

  • Stylish wide brim felt hat.
  • Camel wool accented with gray wool on the top of the crown.
  • Coordinating netting around the top of brim. 
  • This Frank Olive label was for one of a kind, custom hats.
Born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in 1929, Frank Olive studied at the Chicago Art Institute, where he started designing costumes. He moved to New York originally hoping to design for the theater. He worked for a while at Chanda and Emme before opening his first boutique Greenwich Village, where he designed hats for Seventh Avenue fashion houses and leading department stores. In 1971 he partnered with David Stein to establish Frank Olive's World. He was one of the foremost U.S. milliners from the 50s through 90s. His customers included Carol Burnett, Diana Ross, and Peggy Lee. He died in New York in 1995 at age 66.

 

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Sale
$ 540.00 $ 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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$ 21.00 $ 35.00

Vintage Long Shirred Gloves, Bright Orange, Size 7

Approx. Size:  Length" 14", width at wrist stretches to 5" (35.5 x 12.7 cm). No glove size is shown, approximately size 7. 
Condition: Very good.
Mark/Label: None. 
One of a Kind Vintage Item – Buy Now.

  • Make an entrance with these breathing gloves in bright orange.
  • The shirring on each side adds a touch of elegance to the fun color.
  • The perfect pair to show off that blingy bracelet.
  • Nice soft feel with slight stretch.
  • These were known as 6 button or bracelet gloves.  

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$ 21.00 $ 35.00

Vintage Italian Knit Cardigan, Self Hood, Red, Black & White Color Block

Bold and beautiful color block in red, black and white. 
Approx. Size: Fits most but please check measurements below
Condition: Very good
Mark/Label: GISPA, Made in Italy
One of a kind vintage piece - Get it before it's gone.
  
Beautiful long knit cardigan - jacket. Made in Italy by GISPA. Red, Black and white color block pattern. Oversized shawl collar gathers around the neck and may be used as a hood. Open style with shoulder pads. No closure, no pockets. pads. 50& wool 50% acrylic. 

Approximate Measurements Taken Flat:
Shoulders: 22"  (56 cm)
Bust: 24"  ( 69 cm)  (open jacket so can go larger)
Waist: N/A
Hip: N/A
Length – Center Back: 30”  (76 cm)
Sleeve Length: 20”  (51 cm)
Wrist: 6"  (15 cm)

 

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$ 19.20 $ 32.00

Mid Century Red Velvet Structured Handbag by Markay Bags

Sumptuous structured box handbag in bright red velvet.
Approx. Size (cm): 12" x 5.5" x 3" (30.5 x 14 x 7.5);  5" (12.5) hang  
Condition: Minor wear commensurate with age. One small spot on back see second photo.
Mark/Label: MB, Markay Bags, USA.
One of a kind vintage item. Get it before it’s gone.

  • Red velvet structured handbag.
  • Gold metal ring decoration, hardware and feet.
  • Interesting strap design with the single strap doubled back.    
  • One large compartment and one smaller zipper pocket.  
  • Flap latch closure.  
  • Don't you just love the fancy lining pattern in black, gold and silver?  

Markay was a major American manufacturer active 1940s - 1970s

  

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$ 27.00 $ 45.00

Mid-Century Brown Crochet Structured Box Handbag

Fun 1950s crochet handbag.
Approx. Size: 9.5" x 4" x 3"  (24 x 10 x 7.5 cm)
Condition: Very good . 
Mark/Label:  None.
Get it before it's gone.

  • Structured box bag with brown plastic handle.  
  • Brown Crochet box.
  • Gold metal hardware and feet.
  • Orange fabric lining.  
  • One large compartment.

 

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$ 16.80 $ 28.00

1950s Black & Silver Crochet Drawstring Purse, Wooden Beads

Be the fun girl at the party with this round crochet purse from the 1950s
Approx. Size (cm): Bottom diameter: 7" (17.5); 6" (15.25) tall; 6" hang; metal tips: 2" (5).
Condition: Very good .
Mark/Label: None. 
Only One -  Buy Now.
  • Unique round vintage purse/handbag from the 1950s.  
  • Knitted black fabric with silver stripes.
  • Wide middle silver stripe is loaded with beads in red, gold and /green.
  • Fabric drawstrings with silver metal tips.  
  • One large compartment.
 

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$ 177.00 $ 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.
 
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