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[ORDER ITEM #5443B]
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#5443B – c. 1925 RARE NUMBERED COUTURE BEER, 7 Place Vendome, Paris Black Wool Wrap Coat with Awesome Detailing! Let’s start with the fact that this coat is extraordinary.  The House of Beer was one of the top fashion houses from 1884 through the late 1920s when they merged with another fine fashion house, Drecoll and became Drecoll-Beer.  At this time this coat was designed, Beer’s motto had become “conservative elegance”.  I’d say they managed to reflect that in this coat!  There are no closures.  It was meant to be fashionably clutched.  I imagine that became fashionable years prior with the wearing of large embroidered shawls which would be clutched as well.  The coat is a basic black, with huge shawl collar, slight cocoon shape, sleeves that bell out at the back, and well… then comes what I can’t even describe… that awesome detailing!! Sadly I don’t know what it’s called… it’s like a cut velvet, but I’m not sure it’s not some kind of cut sheared fur… it seems too coarse for velvet… but the movie people call it velvet so I’m following their lead. Designed to look like Russian karakul broadtail lamb, but somehow it’s integrated right into the wool.  I’m in awe!  The exterior of this coat is in Excellent condition… no issues.   The interior silk lining has a few minor issues at the back neck (see photos), and the Beer tag is just hanging by a thread.  I’m leaving as I found it, so you don’t think I stitched the Beer label on (god forbid!), but the good news is you can easily see the number under the label!! YEA! Also, sadly the lining is gone from the sleeves, but again, this is all issues ONLY on the interior.  Measures: 45″ long from shoulder to hem. A RARE piece from the MASTER House of Beer. NEW LISTING! Also Listed in the 1850-1920s and Museum Sections.$ 1,765. ORDER

Approx. – SIZE 0-6 (depending what you wear under, and how far you want to wrap)
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#5440 – vintage Julius Garfinkel & Co., Washington DC Gray Fox Stole! Although this is a great 1930s style, It’s likely a 1950s/1960s piece as it has the Fur Label Authority which wasn’t used prior to 1951… so really doesn’t matter… it’s vintage either way! :)   As you can see, you can wear the huge fluffy collar up or down.  Excellent condition.  Gorgeous markings.  Just remember to act cold when you wear this so you won’t have to take it off! :)  Has “non-pockets”, you can just put your hands under the collar at the front.  There is one hook/eye at the very front at bottom, or you can just hold closed as a wrap.  There are easily removable monogram initials. There is a hidden label inside the “pocket” Fur Label Authority numbered H522756. Pretty much a “one size fits all”… this should work well even on Large size! Excellent condition. NEW LISTING! $ 635. ORDER

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#5443A – c. late 1940′s Lenari Designed, New York Black “New Look” Plush Fancy Coat! I wish I knew the name of this great fabric.  It’s probably a wool and mohair blend with an incredible sheen. Very similar to the “Imported from France” fabrics used for the Lilli Ann Coats of the same era. VERY well made.  VERY high quality!!  Near Mint condition!  Fabulous black braided trim double collar to wear up or down, and faceted jet black square buttons.  Wide “circle” skirt with wide balloon-type sleeves with tighter cuffs (so you can push them up your arm a bit if you like).    This coat would look terrific with a belt as well.  This is what you can’t find today in the stores.  QUALITY!  I can’t stress that enough!  Am I using enough exclamation points?? Pockets at sides. Measures:  up to 39″ bust, up to 33″ waist, 43″ long from shoulder to hem. NEW LISTING! Also Listed in the 1930-Today Section.$ 645. ORDER

Approx. – SIZE 6, perhaps 8/10 (depending what you wear under)
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#5443C – c. early 1950′s TRIGERE, New York, Bergdorf Goodman On the Plaza, New York Pauline Trigere Muted Plaid Wool Cape with High Collar Back! Can’t really call this a hooded cape unless you have a pea head! :)  I just raised the back of the collar as you can see how high it goes… like an Edwardian collar!  Lovely almost muted red, green and white plaid wool.  Closes with a short tie at front neck and a couple of fur-type hooks.  The arms go through the holes, but the holes also have button tabs to close if you just decide to toss this over your shoulders.  The inside lining is a green wool to help keep you toasty.  The condition of the exterior is Excellent.  The moths, however, got to the green lining (see photos).  Luckily they didn’t like the taste of the plaid! And the hooks at front would need to be re-stitched in place. A nice early piece of Trigere.  Her version of “Little Red Riding Hood”. NEW LISTING! Also Listed in the 1930-Today Section.$ 425. ORDER

Approx. – SIZE one size fits most
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#7167 – c. 1910-1912 Edwarian PERDOUX Bourdereau Veron & Cie, Place de la Bourse, 132 rue Reaumur, Paris Black Silk Chiffon and Satin Evening Coat! Purchased from B. Altman & Co, Paris/New York! OK Girls… Class is in session!  I’ve done the research and it’s QUITE impressive for this Perdoux label!  First off, from 1896-1900, Perdoux was the 8th President of the prestigious Parisian Chambre Syndicale.  Perdoux SHOULD be better known today as he was mentioned in the same breath as the other top designers of the era.  I found ads to confirm this: A Woodward & Lothrop Store ad from Oct. 12, 1910 from the Washington Herald reads:  “Superb Street and Evening Wraps from Callot Soeurs, Poiret, Gersen, Perdoux, and others”.  And during the St. Louis Worlds Fair Expo, the St. Louis Republic Newspaper of Sept 11, 1904 reads: “B. Nugent & Bro. Dry Goods Co. (Nugents Store) Paris Gowns and Wraps – Our grand opening display of imported garments…making St. Louis attractive during the Fair.  We are prepared to supply, all ready for wearing, the most beautiful creations of the world’s most noted fashion artists – such as Beer, Callot-Soeurs, Redfern, Perdoux, Drecoll, Paquin and others.  To own a gown or wrap made by one of these masters is a distinction of which even the most prominent leaders of society may feel justly proud. Remember too, these gowns are NOT copies or reproductions, but the original garments, bought from their famous makers by our agent, shipped direct to us, and displayed for the first time in our costume rooms.  Prices on these imported gowns and wraps range from $200. to $750 each.”  And then they went on to price US gowns at $25 and coats at fur trim at $25.  Reproductions evening gowns of Paris gowns were priced $65 – $100.  I also found the Perdoux ad from the Paris Exposition Universelle of 1900.  From the ad, we see he was the fashion GOLD MEDAL winner at the Paris Exposition of 1878, Vice President of the Jury in Brussells in 1897, and Member of the Jury at the Exposition Universelle of 1900.  And older Parisian address was listed in this ad.  The newer address is on the coat label of 132 Rue Reaumur, Paris.  I researched this building and it was completed in 1910 so…. that helps to date this coat as well! Excellent condition, near mint with just one button with some silk loss. Black silk chiffon with Black silk satin trim with loads of black passementerie and lace medallions.  Interior lining is also perfect with a sweet little pocket. Again, near mint condition! Just closes at the lower bust and open from there.  Obviously an evening coat. Measures: up to 39″ bust, 50″ long from shoulder to hem. NEW LISTING! Also Listed in the 1850-1920s Section.

$ 2,845. ORDER

Approx. – SIZE 6-10
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SOLD on LAYAWAY
#5434 – c. 1920′s Black Silk Velvet and Brocade Lame Evening Coat with Fur Trim! First things first…. the coat is in Gorgeous condition…except for the fur which would need to be replaced (as it’s totally shedding). What kind of fur it is is a question…. should be replaced with black fox for the right look, but as to what it is now??  Not sure. Sorry.  Anyway, doesn’t matter, because it’s all about the coat!  Great feeling black silk velvet upper and lower coat and then around the mid section is that awesome gold lame brocade in large floral design.  The coat’s collar can be worn open or closed and high to give that very 1920s look.  Coat closes with one large button at the front hipline. Extreme wide batwing sleeves.  Fully lined.  No labels.  48″ long from shoulder to hem.  Nearly impossible to measure otherwise, but will fit up to 46″ hips! There is ever so slight (hardly seen) darkening of lame at back (tarnishing), but it’s hardly even worth a mention.  Replacing fur is easy by a furrier, and you can easily find vintage furs for a song!  Use whatever appeals to you… even faux fur if you prefer.  A lovely gold lame and velvet 1920s coat! NEW LISTING! Also Listed in the 1850-1920s Section.

$ 895. SOLD on LAYAWAY

Approx. – SIZE 8/10, perhaps 12
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#5195 – c. 1890 Victorian Coat of Bottle Green Wool and Soutache!  Wearable Size! One of the prettiest wool Victorian walking coats!!  The soutache is embroidered all down the front  and upper back, as well as on the back skirt and those fantastic sleeves!  Designed in a modified peacock feather design… especially on the skirt.  Short high neck, bustle gathered back, puffed upper sleeves of a matching heavy faille.  Fully lined in matching bottle green silk (still in quite good condition).  So now I have some good news and some bad news.  What do you want first… oh, perhaps I teased it above… this Victorian coat is in a rare wearable size (yea!), however, that’s partly due to the fact that someone moved over some of the crochet ball buttons (see last photo to see the original location) and at some point in time there were some matching (but slightly darker) patches on the front (see close-up photos).  Very well done, but you can certainly see them.  So for the perfectionists it might be a problem, but for the rest of you, you will be thrilled to have a coat of this quality and fabulous look.  In addition, there are some minor moth nips, one of the buttons is missing, and has very minor wear of the silk lining.  You can see from the lining photo of the back neck that there used to be a black label on this coat.  Emile Pingat used a black label in this location and shape, and also used a similar peacock shape design on his 1891 mantle in the Opulent Era book, so let’s just assume it’s Pingat and go from there, eh?? :)  Who knows, this could be an incredible find!!  Measures: 32/33″ bust, 25″ underbust, 26″ waist, 53″ long from shoulder to hem.  The width of the back is usually the problem with these Victorian pieces, but this fits my back (I’m a slightly narrow-backed, very modern size 4 bust, size 0/2 waist, 33″ bust, c/d cup). NEW LISTING! Also Listed in the 1850-1920s Section.

$ 985. ORDER

Approx. – SIZE 0-4
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#6868 – c. 1960′s REVILLON, Paris, New York Beaver Fur Zipper Front Vest! ABSOLUTELY Back in STYLE!! No longer just for Sonny Bono (1960′s Sonny & Cher) fans… you will see these fur vests on the runways and on the streets and it’s considered a “must have”! Here’s your history lesson if you don’t know Revillon (a top-end name in furs!!). Revillon, which was founded in Paris in 1723 and has been operating in the United States since 1875, had fur salons in Saks Fifth Avenues for 32 years (from 1963 – 1995). The House of Revillon, based in Paris, is still renown for luxury and fashion furs. I wish you could feel this fur!  SOOOOOOO thick and soft! I can’t stop petting it!!!!   I’ve felt some modern beaver furs that just don’t feel half as nice.  There is a heavy zipper that is hidden up the front (though you will see the zipper tab at bottom.  The high neck will help to keep you warm.  You can wear this open as well… and will look just as great.  Silver tipped color with golden taupe base.  LOVELY!  Wear with a turtleneck or any sweater with nice sleeves (that’s how I like it, but you might have some fashionable ideas that I’m too old to conjure up in my ancient brain).  Excellent condition with just minor wear at the zipper front and bit of a balding very small area INSIDE WHEN WORN at back mid high neck (hardly worth mentioning).  The lining has a few small areas of thinning (mostly inside hemline).  There is a monogram inside of VG. Small pocket inside lining.  Measures: up to 43″ bust, 45″ around the hemline,  28″ long from shoulder to hem. Worth 4 times this price… at least – I just bought it right!! Also Listed in the 1930-Today Category. $ 685. ORDER

Approx. – SIZE 6-10
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#7199 – c. 1960′s GINALA Wool Coat of a Soft Black Color with Flaired “Skirt”! One of those great stylin’ coats from the “mod” era… this one with a bit of a military flair. the color is a soft black that will challenge you, because you could easily call it a deep navy/black or deep grey/black… all depends on the lighting and how you see colors.  I wonder if this Ginala label was chosen as a “knock off” of the very high-end Originala coats… as it has the same style, but this is not of that high-end workmanship or materials.  So.. that means, you can get the right look for a lot less!  Yeah!  Measures: up to 36″ bust, up to 34″ waist, up to 44″ hips,  36″ long from shoulder to hem (someone else measured and got even larger measurements, but again… I don’t want to mislead re: the wearable size).  Now remember these are COAT measurements!  That means… pay little attention to them and more to the fact that this is best for a size 4/6… depending on what you wear under.  Also great for a shorter gal as the sleeves are a bit on the short side – great for me at 5’2″.  The coat looks GREAT on!  You’re friends will think this is an Originala!  Condition? Could use a drycleaning to freshen up, but nothing is really wrong. except the fact that the brasstoned round buttons are all scratched up, and two are missing on the sleeves, so you will want to find all new buttons.  Fully lined. Priced to sell, allowing you $50 for buttons and drycleaning.  You’ll love wearing this!  Looks great on! NEW LISTING! Also Listed in the 1930-Today Section.$ 185. ORDER

Approx. – SIZE 4/6
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#6497 – c. 1960′s DRIZZLE / I. Magnin &Co. “Pucci” Look Coat! I’m showing the back of this coat in this photo not because the front isn’t beautiful, but the back is just “killer”!!  You gotta love all the details that you can barely see due to the wild very Pucci print, but check out the close-up photos to see the horizontal seamed back yoke, the inverted pleat mid back top and bottom, and the tabbed belt loop at mid back!  The front shows the matching self-covered buckle on the wide belt.  Closes with black round snaps up the front… and as you see, you can wear open collar or fully closed. I’m showing collar up, but that’s just to see the undersize…. no shortcuts taken on this gem!  Labeled an OLD size 14! However, this fits me at a modern size 4/6, and will work as well on a modern size 8 (if you don’t wear much under). Fully lined in light blue.  Very bold colors in what looks like a kind of doubleknit(?).. and this Drizzle line specialized in Water repellent coats, so I have to assume this is… but I don’t want to try it out and be wrong.  I have to confess, I’ve worn this coat twice.. both times to vintage clothing auctions with some of the most educated vintage dealers in the country… and they ALL just assumed it was a rare and fabulous Pucci coat!!!!  I don’t blame them.  It’s THAT perfect a copy… and from the correct era! I’m perfectly happy to keep this in my own closet, so I might have to interrogate you prior to allowing you to purchase it… you know, like an adoption process.  You have to be worthy!! Excellent condition with the only issue being the lining shoulder areas with discolorations.  Interior only people!!  Exterior is near mint! NEW LISTING! Also Listed in the 1930-Today Section.$ 1,285. ORDER

Approx. – SIZE 4/6, perhaps 8
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#5021A – c. 1968-1970 GUNTER PROJECT 2 Purple Mod Dress with Matching Mod Coat! Here’s the info from my favorite website, “Vintage Label Resource”:  Gunter Ruecker studied at FIT (NYC), and then after working for a clothing firm in his native Germany, he returned to New York in 1968 and he started his own line, Gunter Project 2.  At Project 2, Gunter made pants outfits for women (and obviously some dress/coat outfits! :).  The company that produced Gunter Project 2, G.T.N., was bought by clothing maker Abe Schrader in 1969.  The line continued to be made into the 1970s. Gunter later became a tailoring instructor at FIT.” No surprise that Gunter became a tailoring instructor, because you can see from this outfit, he was a master tailor!! Check out the close-up photos to see the seaming details and even the slightly scalloped hemline of the dress!!  Quite heavyweight fabric.  Very Pierre Cardin look. Measures:  34″ bust, up to 28/29″ waist, up to 40″ hips, 33″ long from shoulder to hem for both dress and coat. Sadly the condition isn’t perfect.  There is slight discoloration on the coat and major discoloration of the coat lining.  The buttons on both are flaking, so they would need to be replaced.  The dress lining is dirty on the dress at the neck and underarm.  And there is a light spot on the sleeve of the coat. Got all that?   Still a great classic outfit from the Mod era. Priced to reflect condition. NEW LISTING! Also Listed in the 1930-Today Category.

$ 345. ORDER

Approx. – SIZE 4/6
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#6995 – c. late 1940′s JUILLIARD “New Look” Black Virgin Wool Coat with Black Satin Ornamental Trim! For those of you who can’t stand another year of wearing that same winter coat that you’ve been wearing for the last umpteen years, or want the same experience that I get when I wear MY black wool winter coat (yeah, I have a nice one!) when I’m constantly getting compliments for women and men (yup, MEN!) alike!  It makes you feel great… and helps to liven up your attitude even if Winter weather is getting you down. Lovely black 100% virgin wool coat (how DO they know these sheep were virgins?) with fabulous black satin applique ornamental trip around wide “circle” skirt and very wide shawl collar.   Wide balloon-type sleeves with tighter cuffs (so you can push them up your arm a bit if you like).   This coat would look terrific with a belt as well. Measures:  34/35″ bust, 26-30″ waist (depending where you place the snap/hook). As it is now in the photo, the waist is larger than it was originally… with the smaller waist it would have been a bit more wrapped.  Though looks great either waist size! Fully lined. Excellent condition with just one hardly seen tiny moth hole on the skirt… backed by black, so again.. unless you are inspecting the coat as I have to do for you….  (see photo). NEW LISTING! Also Listed in the 1930-Today Category.

$ 745. ORDER

Approx. – SIZE 4/6
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#6989 – Vintage Luxurious Genuine Sable Fur Boa /Stole / Scarf / Wrap! A LONG 7.5 FEET long! As good as new, but a lot less expensive! Measures an exceptional 9″ wide x  91″ long (that’s over 7.5 feet!!!). Yeah, I know, I should just pick one name to call this piece, but it’s versatile and can be worn a few different ways, so.. it’s all these things! A genuine, stunning, luxurious, fluffy, soft, supple and lightweight sable measuring terrific 90″ long and 9″ wide as there are two boas loosely connected into one which allows it to be securely worn criss-crossed.  A fabric chain closure also allows the sable to comfortably and elegantly drape over the shoulders flowing past the thighs. Each end has tails that are as soft as the rest of the fur.  The lining is velvet. The fur is in mint condition and so is the lining. This sable fur was just recently cleaned and is ready to wear.  I am not certain of the origin of this sable, but it’s indeed sable! It has a distinctive darker brown stripe down the center of each pelt with whitish silver furs and a pale area at the criss-cross which proves it to be natural color. When worn criss-crossed around the neck, it is long enough to graze the knees!! NEW LISTING! Also Listed in the 1930-Today Category.

$ 1,385. SOLD


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#4554 – c. 1940′s Martha Weathered Navy Wool Boucle Deco Cape with White Sequins! Martha Weathered was a very exclusive shop one of the fine ladies’ shops on Chicago’s Magnificent Mile (Michigan Ave). One of my favorite 1920′s beaded dresses came from this shop, and now… ta da!…. my favorite cape! A navy blue wool cape in a nubby texture. The shape is open, there are not closures. Padded shoulders and swing back. What makes it so special is the white sequin deco floral design at front and back! Condition you ask? Near mint! I really can’t find anything wrong with it! Full rayon lining. Measures: 42″ long from back neck to hem, 118″ around bottom! There is nothing else to measure.. it will fit a small to largish woman (though might be a bit too much for small, short woman). I might add one hook/eye at front neckline to secure it, but doesn’t look like it ever had anything. The deco design on this cape is absolutely thrilling! Also Listed in the 1930s-Today Category.$ 795. ORDER

Approx. – SIZE One Size fits Most
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#6801 – c. 1960′s Doris Duke’s Russian Sable Lined Gold Silk Satin Evening Coat! Doris Duke was dubbed at birth “the richest girl in the world”, and it was true! And that continued through her life, so at one point she was said to be the 3rd richest woman in the world, behind Queen Elizabeth of England and Queen Juliana of the Netherlands  When she died in 1993, she was said to be worth $2 Billion… back when that was still a lot of money! :) Reports claim she had $1 million a week in expendable income!!  NICE!! So even though she liked a good bargain, she certainly had the best!  So, ta-da, I present to you her Russian sable lined gold satin coat.  The full sable lining (excluding the sleeves, so it’s a long vest) is worn next to your skin… ooh!… and is totally removable with buttons!  So remove and sleep on it if you so desire! :)  Or wear it under some other coat (use this gold satin as a pattern, or design your own). As you can see, the sable peeks out at collar, cuffs, down front and then extends 10″ below the outercoat hemline. The sleeves are lined in silk quilting.  Sable is in Excellent condition!  The satin coat has a few scattered small spots and one small tear (see photos) at upper bust (likely where the coat was grabbed by a too sharp fingernail, or torn on a brooch). No closures, meant to be clutched! :)  Measures:  57″ long from shoulder to hem. NOTE: A 1958 Time Magazine article quotes a sable-lined raincoat costing $15,000… back in 1958!!!! Also Listed in the 1930s-Today Category.$ 4,250. ORDER

Approx. – SIZE Small (sizes 2-6 best)
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#9939 – c. 1906/07 RARE Parisian Fabulous Ermine and Lace Coat!  With the Photo of the Original Owner (Willie Mae Thompson Norfleet) Wearing the Coat! Wearable Size! This coat comes directly from the descendants of the woman in the photo…. the coat was stored for all these years in the homestead and remains in surprisingly Excellent condition!!  There are only a few issues to speak of… other than the missing crocheted button on the front (big deal)… there is one spot on the lace on the lower back of the coat, and the inner barely seen silk is shattering behind the lace at the hemline (see photos).  The silk lining is in great condition (see photos), but the extremely delicate pleating chiffon trim (which hardly ever survives!) was taped together.  This kept it from getting worse, but it’s not something I’d recommend! :)  Anyway, I’m leaving as I found it.  You can remove the chiffon and no one would know anything was wrong, but I’d rather leave as much fashion history as possible.  NOTE: The coat was not meant to be worn full-length, but rather to about 7/8 length over a gown, so imagine a gown peeking out the bottom.  Wearable 2-6 size!  Measures: Up to 35″ bust, but the back is a bit small at 13″ between armseams, so best for a size 2/4 gal with smallish back. Though as you can see, she wore it open!  52″ long from shoulder to hem. Until the 20th Century, ermine was reserved for royalty in Western Europe seen on the coronation robes of royal and noble persons.  It symbolized purity, valor, justice and dignity. After that, only the most wealthy could afford something this luxurious!!  This coat comes with the original photo of Willie Mae wearing the coat, and a typed 7-page family diary from 1894-1904 which describes the constant trips to Europe and Paris… and even times when they stayed with Royalty, and Willie Mae’s sister Ada’s address in NYC which was the prestigious Central Park West… one block from the famed John Lennon’s Dakota building!!  I’m attributing the coat as a Parisian Designer Coat as it’s nearly an absolute match to the Parisian jacket I have listed below! And I know this family bought most of their clothing from Paris. Also Listed in the 1850-1920s and Museum Categories.$ 5,875. ORDER

Approx. – SIZE 2/4, perhaps small 6
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#4523A – New Dyed Blue Fox Stole! I bought this dyed blue fox stole to go with the Sharon Stone worn 1920′s beaded flapper dress I had for sale… but since I don’t know who wants what for what reason… I figured I should list it separately. Heck, you might want to wear it with nothing underneath! Who am I to tell you you can’t! :) Just please… wear something on the bottom! :) Excellent condition.. like new…. wait a minute, it IS new! Guess that’s why it’s in such great shape! lined in the same electric blue satin as the bow in front. The blue of the fox is slightly more subdued. Really great color. 36″ long by 11″ wide.. slightly curved shape to fit the body. Also Listed in 1930-Today Category.$ 395. ORDER

 


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#9346 – c. 1980′s RARE MICHAELE VOLLBRACH Gold Lame and Soft Green Wool Felt Kimono Shaped Evening Coat Trimmed in Peacock Feathers! Former Coty Fashion Design Winner! Attention all wall flowers!!!! You do NOT want this coat! However, if you have always craved attention, and you have a flamboyant style.. or if you are a couture collector… well then… you have just found the holy grail! :) Amazing piece.. part fashion, part sculpture.. by the incomparable Michaele Vollbrach! Just so you know… a quilted kimono jacket sold for $2900+ at Doyle’s Auction House, so the prices for these extraordinary pieces are high.. for good reason! No museum textile collection should be without Vollbrach! FYI, “Michael” Vollbrach was recently wooed out of retirement to head the house of Bill Blass, but he’s had to tame his wild streak, so it’s not the same. Originally purchased in mid-1980′s for $2,000. Purchased from Charlotte’s in Akron, OH during a trunk show when Michaele Vollbrach was there! So no question this is a limited production couture, or one-of-a-kind piece. Unlined felt (see inside photo). Not for warmth! :) The peacock feathers are beautifully iridescent! The gold lame is shiny! Measures: 46″ long from shoulder to hem. No closures, so will fit a variety of sizes.. just not small/short please! This will overwhelm you! Excellent, near mint condition. Also Listed in the Museum Category.$ 1,750. ORDER

Approx. – SIZE Medium-Large (sizes 10-14, perhaps 16)
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#3637 – c. 1960′s PAULINE TRIGERE Turquoise Blue Wool Evening Coat Encrusted with Rhinestones! Should be in the museum section! This is one of the few items I will guarantee to be of a certain designer even without a label. I have seen enough Pauline Trigere’s in my life to know that this is HER… I know from the type of rhinestones and wool tailoring that nobody else can copy. Even down to the quality of the heavy wool. You will have to trust me, unless you are as knowledgeable as I (ah-hem!), and you know it’s a Trigere as well. Scrumptious color of bright turquoise. The entire neckline, yoke and upper sleeves are lavished with glass rhinestones in every conceivable shape and size. All of these fantastic sparkling stones are in pristine condition, with no darkening, so they catch the light incredibly. The coat itself is soft, very high quality wool (possibly with some cashmere content). Fully lined. Comes with a matching turquoise blue silk scarf from Paris. Excellent condition with the exception of some very light fading down the top of the shoulders down the top of the sleeves. It may be just old dust from hanging on a hanger.. and may get better.. but I haven’t dry-cleaned the coat to attempt. It’s perfectly wearable the way it is. Measurements won’t help much, but I’m a size 6 and this is just a slight bit too large, hence….a size 8. Measures about 37/38″ bust, 37″ long from shoulder to hem. Also Listed in 1930-Today Category.$ 675. ORDER

Approx. – SIZE 8
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#3641 – c. 1950′s HERBERT SONDHEIM Gold Lame Evening Coat! If you take a look through some old Vogue Magazines, you will see that Herbert Sondheim was a top label of the era. Likely very expensive. I had one Sondheim dress in the past, and that was extraordinarily well-made, so no surprise to see this amazing gold lame coat with that label!! Like liquid gold, the most incredible, drapy gold lame fabric in the “new look” shaping. Also has a huge shawl collar that is actually a hood! The coat has a swingy circle skirt with lots of tiny gathers below the waistline, bodice overlaps and snaps at the waist. Sleeves are full with wide split cuffs. The silky lining is a creamy gold. The coat could easily be altered by moving a snap at the waist. Measures: 46″ long from shoulders to hem, 30″ long from waist to hem., up to 39″ bust, 28″ waist, and 100″ around the swingy skirt. Excellent condition, but for the original belt which is missing.., and if you are picky, the hem of the lining only is a tiny bit dirty. Make an entrance! This is a High Fashion Coat! I dare you to find another! Also Listed in 1930-Today Category.$ 945. ORDER

Approx. – SIZE 6 – 10/12 (with snap moved)
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#4579 – c. 1969 Numbered Couture CHRISTIAN DIOR, Autumn-Winter 1969, Paris Winter Coat! For all you collectors who like to find the numbered, dated pieces.. how about a great Christian Dior coat? Fabulous double-breasted plush coat… interesting fabric.. I’m sure there is a name for it, but alas… my lack of education is showing! Don’t tell anyone! The fabric feels like something between a silk velvet and a silk corduroy (though the fabric label in the pocket reads “silk, acetate, acrylic, polyamine.” Though I don’t know if the label is correct to the coat.. so… I guess if you know polymine to the touch… you are a heck of a lot smarter than I! :) Whatever it is.. its fabulous to the touch. The only thing to mention is that since it’s from the (nearly) 1970s, the underarms are tighter than we wear items today.  It was the cut from that era.  None will be different.  It’s just something to keep in mind from the 1970′s.  It will feel tighter than we expect… so if you want to feel roomier, than you should go the size smaller (size 6). Does that make sense or am I rambling??? :)   However… all that being said… it measures:  37″ bust,  up to 37″ waist, up to 42″ hips, 15.5″ across the back, 24″ sleeve from top of shoulder seam to cuff, 45″ long from shoulder to hem.  It’s a very classy, almost dressy coat. Excellent condition.. with just a tiny patch of lining torn under one arm not seen at all on outside (see photo), and one button that needs to be sewn back on (it’s in the pocket… I pinned it on for the photograph, but you really don’t want me to attempt to sew it. Really… you don’t! :) Also in the pocket is more tag info from Bergdorf Goodman.   Why JUST wear a coat.. wear an investment piece! Also Listed in 1930-Today Category.$ 845. ORDER

Approx. – Size approx. 6/8 (depending what you wear under)
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#9688 – c. 1960′s ELINOR SIMMONS for MALCOLM STARR Orange, Gold, Black Metallic Brocade Coat! From the closet of an Opera Singer! Ah, if only you could see this in person! It shines as the material is a metallic brocade. But, alas.. I couldn’t capture it in this photo.. so please look at the close-up photos to see the detailing. Great tailoring. Great matching of print (my Mother always told me that is the sign of quality goods!). Fairly wide lapels. Double breasted. Jet black rhinestone and gold buttons. Marked size 10, but fits more like a size 4/6 today.. tight sleeves, so no big arms, please!  Measures: 35″ bust, up to 34″ waist, up to 43″ hips, 40″ long from neck to hem, 13″ around upperarms, 15″ across back from armseam to armseam. Sleeves work perfectly for me at 5’2″ tall, so if you are taller, the sleeves may be more 7/8 length, which is fine too! Also Listed in 1930-Today Category.$ 385. ORDER

Approx. – SIZE 4/6
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#9137a – c. 1950′s Fine Black Wool Coat! If this coat was hanging in your local department store or boutique, it would likely be one of the most expensive coats you see! But there is no way to convey that in a photograph.. as it’s the material that makes the difference. Also, the dressform is too small for the coat, so it will look better on you! Excellent condition. Button front. Slash side pockets. Half belt at back. Fully lined. Measurements to come. Under $150, so final sale.$ 145. ORDER

Approx. – SIZE 12/14
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#6983 – c. late 1940′s LILLI ANN, Paris “New Look” Gray Patterned Wool Coat! Ah, Lilli Ann… in my opinion the best of the best of the era for tailored suits (OK, perhaps Balenciaga was a wee bit better) and coats! And then this (again my opinion) is the best Lilli Ann wool coat I’ve ever seen!  The shape is superb, the diamond pattered wool material imported from Paris, France is exquisite, and the construction is superb, and damn that bow at the back of the neck is just soooo sweet!! This coat was uniquely wonderful balloon sleeves. Fabulous diamond pattern of the wool…. giving it an almost quilted look.  Love the high lapelled collar… and has two pockets. Lined in the original russet. Give yourself a treat with a winter coat you are going to love to wear!  OR for any Lilli Ann collectors. Measures:  38″ bust, up to 30″ waist, 44″ long from shoulder to hem.  Photographed with crinoline to show off the shape. Excellent condition with barely noticeable moth nips (no holes) on the skirt and back of collar… very hard to see! You’ll never find a better winter coat… and compared to the new wool coats… well, there IS no comparison.  They just don’t manufacture wool like this anymore!! Also Listed in the 1930-Today Category.

$ 785. SOLD

Approx. – SIZE 8, perhaps 10
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#6861 – c. 1908/1909 Gorgeous Pink Silk Embroidered Coat with Lace Trim! I don’t have to say anything, do I? I will just let you look at the photos.  If you are one of the smart ones… you will jump on this!  How many times do you see a pink silk  embroidered “Edwardian” coat in near mint condition????  This is short, but would have been worn over a long dress, giving a great look (I probably should have photographed it over a longer dress, but hey…. I figure you know just as much as I!).  The embroidery is quite 3-dimensional of lovely flowers, I believe they are lilies.  Love the original embroidered decorative buttons! Even the interior is lovely with the large embroidered pocket!! Excellent condition all around. Even the white lace at cuffs and neck. Measures:  34/35″ bust, 42″ long from shoulder to hem. You will LOVE this in person! Also Listed in the 1850-1920s Category. $ 1,465.  SOLD

Approx. – SIZE 4-6, perhaps 8 if you fit the bust
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#5700 – c. 1908-1910 Duster Coat with Fashionable Black Silk Trim! These early duster coats are sought after by early motorcar enthusiasts as they are terrific to wear at the next antique car meet!  Especially if you happen to have an early Model T Ford! They were first produced in 1908, so this is perhaps the perfect duster coat for you!  And pretty to boot!  Linen and silk blend (likely) in linen color trimmed in black silk and goldtone buttons and trim on notched collar, patch pockets and turned over cuffs.  Gathered upper sleeve helps to date the coat.  The back has two 18″ slits for ease of movement. Measures: up to 35″ bust, 13″ across the back (so if will be tight under the arms and across the back, so you will want to be small to fit!!), 51″ long from shoulder to hem.  Can be worn to ground as you see, but will look perfectly acceptable shorter (with a long skirt under). As these go, Excellent condition… often they are very dirty, but this is quite clean with just the most minor dirt, some loss of the black silk at collar (see photos) and the buttons could be shined up a bit.  But what a nice coat!!! Also Listed in the 1850-1920s Category. $ 350. SOLD

Approx. – SIZE 2/4
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#7059 – c. Fall, 1972 NORELL Bone and Bone Checked Wool/Hair Coat!  From NORMAN NORELL’s Final Collection  Donated to Museum from Gustave Tassell, President of Norman Norell, Inc.! Original Hang Tag from I. Magnin with $1,995. Price!! What a find! First off, this coat was deaccessioned from a museum, and still has the museum tags which include a tag denoting the donor to be none other than Gustave Tassell, the designer who succeeded Norman Norell upon his death in October, 1972 as designer of the Norell label. In addition, this coat has the original hand written tape “Denise 925″.  Now I had an exquisite Norell coat with a “Denise 920″ tag in the past.  I have NO idea what this all means, but I’d love to find out if anyone out there has a clue!   Who, or what is Denise, and what do the numbers mean?  “Bueller, Bueller”???  I assume this could be a store sample tag??  Anyway, back to the coat… with all this documentation, and the fact that this coat is in Near Mint condition… it’s an extremely collectable piece! Simple single breasted button front coat of solid color bone wool/hair fiber blend material (like a mohair) with a very deep (or wide) hem band, cuffs and wide collar of a bone and off-white checkerboard design.  Side seam pockets, and self sash tie.  Fully lined.  Measures:  38″ bust, 43″ long from shoulder to hem.  My last Norell sable trimmed and velvet coat (with the Denise 920 tape label) sold for $7500. This coat has the original I. Magnin hangtag that reads “Sample” and the original price as “Coat only $1995.00  So it’s a STEAL at this price… as with inflation it would have sold for $10,400!!!

$ 2,285. SOLD on LAYAWAY

Approx. – SIZE 6/8
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#5021 – c. 1990′s YVES SAINT LAURENT (YSL) Rive Gauche, Made in Paris, France Heavyweight White Poplin “Spy” Trench Coat! One trip to the cleaners (just for the most minor dusty dirt on the shoulder), and one trip to the cobbler (does anyone use that word any more???  OK, the shoe repairman) to find someone who can re-leather the buckles, or just replace the white leather buckles, and then you have a nearly perfect white heavyweight poplin Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche “Spy” Trenchcoat. I can just hear the museum from the original 1960′s “The Avengers” TV show with the fabulous Emma Peel! Valentino and YSL are my two favorite designers of the late 20th C. This is just a basic wardrobe piece that you’ll love to have in your closet.  And if you want to go “Emma”, get some white vinyl boots and a black catsuit under! Price reflects the damage to the buckles…. though it still should be more than this! Hell… perhaps I should just keep this… but it’s just slightly large on me.  Best for a size 8, or small 10.. depending what you wear under it. You know what I’m sayin’?  If you wear nothing under ;) ……..  Oh, 42″ long from shoulder to hem.

$ 235. SOLD on LAYAWAY

Approx. – SIZE 8
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#6902 – c. IRENE Black Satin Evening Swing Coat! You know.. Irene.. the famous MGM Hollywood costume designer! Yes, she designed some fabulous pieces for the most fashionable “regular” woman as well! So Please… I beg of you… don’t wear your denim jacket over your dinner dress when you go out!!!! We NEED to learn to dress again…we NEED to stop looking like “shlameels” (the word my Mother used whenever she saw yet another women in sweats). The world is going to hell in a handbasket… and I figure it’s all because we don’t dress! We were so much more of a genteel world when nobody wanted to get their clothes messed up! Anyway… how would you like a great black satin evening coat?Late 50′s to Early 60′s with large one button front and bell sleeves. Nice tailoring detail at upper bustline and around to upper back. Practically one size fits all as it measures up to 48″ bust, and yet looks great on me with 33″ bust, and the mannequin with 35″ bust.  44″ long from shoulder to hem. The interior is as perfectly tailored as the exterior!  FINE goods. Excellent condition… with the only minor issue that the buttonhole could use tiding up. $ 425. SOLD

Approx. – SIZE 4-12
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#6700 – c. 1960′s PIERRE CARDIN Gray Wool Coat! What is it about 1960s Pierre Cardin?  So many great pieces! I adore the cuffs on this coat and the seaming matching under the arms.  Genius.  Look at the additional photos to see the cuffs cuffed up rather than down… you can wear it either way.  Great back design as well.  Heavy wool…. like they don’t seem to make anymore.  Lined in a vibrant yellow satin! Go ahead… flash whoever you want! :) Perfect elephant gray color wool with fun round black buttons.  Check out the back tabs holding on the matching sash tie.  You can wear the coat open at the collar or buttoned up as you see. Back slit. Excellent condition.

$ 745. SOLD

Approx. – SIZE 6
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#9685 – c. 1960′s House of Gold, Made in British Crown Colony, Hong Kong Black Jacquard Satin Beaded Evening Coat! My goodness… this weights a TON! Slim straight shape coat of black satin covered from top to bottom in black beading with flower design. Large looped ribbon buttons down front and cuffs.  Large patch pleated pockets to front sides. Lapels are also beaded. Fully lined in black satin.  Excellent condition with just a few loose beads, but you won’t miss them! Measures: 40-44″ bust, but tight 15.5″ across back between armseams, 53″ long from shoulder to hem (with extra 5″ of beading in hem), 13″ underarm to cuff.  Works well on me at 5’2″ as is… or can lengthen up to 5″. $ 365. SOLD

Approx. – SIZE 10 / perhaps 12
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#4152 – c. 1950/60′s Natural Fox Pocket Stole /Cape / Wrap / Bolero Length! OK, I’m not actually sure which era this is from, but it’s one of those rare fur shapes that looks correct when worn over a 1930s sexy, sultry gown without overpowering, to a 1940′s suit, to a 1950′s’/60′s wiggle dress… and even looks perfect today for those of you tired of wrapping in a pashmina for evening! A 4-tiered (one longer tier than most similar ones you see) natural Fox Pocket Stole/Cape/Bolero/Wrap (too many names for this!).  Whatever you call it, it is just gorgeous and ultra elegant!  Excellent quality.  Most likely Arctic Norwegian Fox… lush, full and silky. Natural fox, not dyed as the pelts have a deep pile with brown highlights and thick underfur.  Front small pockets lined with champagne satin.  The collar flips up, but it’s satin under, so looks best down. Interior champagne silk lining embroidered Rita S.  I love the old monograms and imagining the life it had before me!  Excellent condition with just the front hook missing (the eye is there).  I’m sitting here right now typing this with this over my shoulders! :)  This is a heck of a lot nicer than a bathrobe! :)  Nice and warm.  Great bed jacket, eh?? :) You might want to leave this page up on your computer “by accident” so your boyfriend/husband sees it! :)  Unless he’s one of those guys that never gets a hint. Measures: 21″ long from neck to hem, 60″ along the hemline, and approximate 17″ from shoulder to shoulder (although it’s hard to measure that). Size estimated as SMALL.  Also Listed in the 1930-Today Category.

$ 365. SOLD

Approx. – SIZE 2-8
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#5689 – c. 1920′s John Wanamaker, New York, Paris, Philadelphia Black Crushed Velvet Coat with Soutache and Embroidery Trim! If you can just overlook the minor velvet baldness at the very edge of the front and on the cuffs… and the tearing of the lining at the upper back.. you will score yourself a heck of a great 1920′s black crushed velvet coat trimmed in gorgeous black soutache and embroidery! The kind of coat you wish they still made today.  Elegant, with lots of “eye candy”! Since it’s a wrap, it will fit many of you… all depends how you like a coat to look on you, and what you wear under! Remember 1920′s items were always worn large!  I measure it as:  up to 43″ bust, up to 43″ waist, up to 48″ hips, 52″ long from shoulder to hem. SO, it you are seeking a 1920′s coat… or heck, just a great coat to wear to attract attention on the street… this will do it, I promise!  The exterior wear is very minor and disappears because it just looks like more crushing.   The only thing you’ll want to do is get that lining repaired or replaced and this will be your favorite winter coat! :)

$ 485. SOLD

Approx. – SIZE 8 – 12
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#9980a – c. 1960′s Faux Spotted Cat 3/4 Length Coat with Matching Sash To Wear 4 Ways! If you are seeking faux furs, best to buy the vintage ones, as I really think they look much more close to the real thing!  This one is terrific!  Beside the great huge pockets at front and large notched collar to wear up or down… there are slits at the sides with the matching sash belt to wear 4 different ways.  No belt, Fully belted, Belted just at front with free back, or Belted just at back with free front!  The buttons are great too … self covered with the same faux fur!  The exterior is nearly perfect, but the interior lining has discolorations and is ripped inside one sleeve (that will need patching).   However, unless you plan to wear this inside-out… do you really care that much?  Measures:  40″ bust, 40″ waist, 48″ hips, 30″ long from shoulder to hem.  Even though it’s large measurements… it will still look good on a smaller size, especially belted.. as you can see, it’s shown on a size 6 mannequin!!

$ 285. SOLD

Approx. – SIZE SMALL – LARGE
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#9613 – c. 1940′s BETH SCHLANK Off-White Mink Jacket / Cape! Beth Schlank’s husband was M.R. Schlank, movie producer in the 1920′s-early 30′s. He and his partner Harry Cohen made silent films, including “Webs of Steel” and “Sgt. Mulligan”. MR’s wife, Bess Wright, owned her own seamstress shop and was just as well-known as Edith Head for her marvelous designs! You can still see the work of Bess Wright Schlank at the Smithsonian Institute and periodically other museums around the country! Priced accordingly to honor the designer… and for the museum design quality. Not really a jacket as the “sleeves” are not really sleeves… they are long openings (actually interesting as it fits like a sling.. your elbows are cradled and your arm comes out the opening. You can also wear with your arms totally inside the cape. Triple swing back, wide “sleeves”, and wonderful curved design at front bottom. A very wide 18″-20″ across the back (hard to tell as there are no seams at back, and 22″ across shoulders, 30″ long from back neck to hem. As always, best to get a new used fur coat cleaned and glazed to look their best, however Excellent condition. $ 1,450. SOLD

Approx. – SIZE 14/16ish
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#9680 – c. 1970′s PAULINE TRIGERE Black Wool Coat with Large Fox Tails Trim! GREAT SIZE! Are you totally bored with all the winter coats you’ve seen in the stores and on your friends? And you really don’t want a complete fur coat – just too much for your area or your taste? Well… how about a great combination??? Classic black wool coat with interesting tailoring – what else would you expect from Pauline Trigere – but then she added a medium sized black fox collar and then… 8 good sized black fox tails that are attached only at the tops, so they move a bit as you move. Gives that old world Hollywood look in a modern-feel coat. Measures: up to 45″ bust! 48″ long from shoulder to hem. Love the slightly puffed shoulders which is so modern today! Excellent condition… the fur could use a glazing. Great price on a great coat! $ 395. SOLD

Approx. – Size 12-16
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#9679 – c. 1970′s HANAE MORI, Paris Wool Heather Tweed Plaid Coat! Do you like bathrobes? Is that your idea of luxury? Well.. if so.. here’s a great winter coat for you.. wraps you like a bathrobe… no buttons, no zippers, no closures.. just find a belt if you like (I cheated and threw on a black belt and then colored it!.. so please note, it doesn’t come with a belt)… or wear open with your great cranberry sweater, skirt and great boots under! Eye-catching large plaid in a cranberry tweed wool with black and barely light green and white lines running through. Cuffed sleeves. Unique ruffled collar turns to show the unlined interior Missoni looking wool tweed. Perhaps I should stop trying to explain this coat.. the photos will tell the story better than I am! So instead… I’ll just give you a bit of info on Hanae Mori (for those of you who don’t know)… Hanae Mori creatd her first collection of ready-to-wear designs in NY in 1965, shortly after opened a boutique in Tokyo, and in 1977 she became the first and only Japanese member of the Chambre Syndicale de la Haute Couture, the governing body of French fashion. She retired in 2004, yet it seems her label will live on. Also Listed in 1930-Today Category.$ 365. SOLD

Approx. – SIZE 8
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#9474 – c. 1960′s MAURICE RENTNER ORIGINAL Red Plaid Wool Coat! You might know the Maurice Rentner name since this is where Bill Blass got his big break in his career as “Bill Blass for Maurice Renter”. So I wonder if perhaps this was actually designed by Mr. Blass prior to his name appearing on the label. If so… it’s one of the earliest Bill Blass pieces you will find. Bill bought Maurice Rentner in 1970 and renamed it “Bill Blass”. Great red and black plaid wool double-breasted coat with self-covered buttons and large notched collar. Fully lined in black satin. Measures: up to 40″ bust, up to 44″ hips, 42″ long from shoulder to hem, 16″ across back between armseams. Excellent condition with just some minor pulls in the fabric. Not a big deal. Under $150, so final sale.$ 145. SOLD

Approx: – SIZE 10/12
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#9934 – c. 1920′s Black Satin Flapper Coat with Monkey Fur Trim! Oh my… have you seen Marilyn Monroe in “The Some Like it Hot” in the scene at the train station? This coat gives you that same look – just a bit less fluffy!  Just carry around a ukulele case! :) Check out the movie trailer at:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vo10W9sSis0 Please note, this is Colubus monkey which is not endangered. For those of you who understand antique and vintage fashion, you will understand the monkey fur.  For those of you who don’t… please understand that I am not making any political statement about furs so please don’t write me!  I just sell antique and vintage fashions, and this is part of our history. Actually, today, the greatest threat to their continued existence comes from loss of habitat when forests are cut down, not the fur trade! Back to the coat… Lovely wide and heavily piped striped detailing at cuffs, down front and back.  High collared neckline as was the fashion of the time. Measures: 34″ bust (leaving the button where it is… but if button is moved, you can go up to perhaps a 37″ bust), 43″ long from shoulder to hem.  There are no buttons at the waist, and no marks where they might have been… hmmm. Perhaps the owner preferred to wear tied closed.  A rare piece from the 20′s!  The condition is very good, though there are extreme minor satin bruises at hemline, one side, and one spot at upper bust (covered when worn).  And wear of the fur at the back cuff.  Really little to mention.  The only issue that will need addressing is that due to a bit of drying, there is a row where the fur is coming unattached (second tier of hem).  Would just need a furrier to resew.  Not bad.  Black silk lining is excellent. $ 885. SOLD

Approx. – SIZE 4-8
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#9857 – c. 1940/1950′s Saks Fifth Avenue Genuine Full Pelt Canadian or Russian Sable Boa! PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE don’t email me if you are offended by the fur.  My job is to sell antique and vintage fashions without making any political or ethical statements on the history of fashion throughout the years.  At many points in time, full body pelt furs were considered extremely fashionable.  I still believe that knowledge of history (whether good or bad) is better than ignorance.  We don’t have to condone specifics of history, just acknowledge it…often so we don’t make the same mistakes!   Now… on to the piece.  Rare to find SABLE pelts in boas. Back side is a brown velvet with initials “MB” and Saks label.  Excellent, near mint condition.  Should cost much more, but priced to sell!

$ 365. SOLD


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#4572 – c. 1940′s Weinberger’s Metallic Braiding and Beaded Boucle Wool Evening Coat! You don’t need to wait for an evening event to wear this coat… as long as you don’t mind being the best dressed woman around! Especially great for those of you who live in Northern walking cities where outerwear is the most important fashion garment. Heads will turn. You’ll be stopped on the street by a fashion magazine photographer who will want your permission to profile you in the next issue. You will be discovered by an agent, and asked to audition for television shows, and you’ll be cast as the next “Desperate Housewife”. You’ll win an Emmy. Then go on to be the first woman to gross $25 million per film. And finally the Oscar and a star on the walk of fame. All that from one coat!!!! :) I can’t promise all this.. all I can promise is that you will love your glamorous new coat. A boucle wool, full length with great sweep, wide 40′s shoulders, shawl collar and gold metallic braiding with beads and pearls which wraps around from front to back waist.. and even under the collar so you can wear it up in Cossack style. Fully lined in rich gold satin. Measures: 36-38″ bust, up to 32″ waist, 58″ long from shoulder to hem, 15″ across back between armseams, 18″ across shoulders. Excellent condition! Near mint! Closes only with two hooks at waist. You can move them a bit if necessary. $ 1,245. SOLD

Approx. – Size approx. 6/8, perhaps 10
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#4089 – c. 1980′s Emerald Green Mouton Plush Faux Fur Bolero Jacket! LARGE SIZE! Rich Deep Emerald Green Color and plush hand.. Wear it for dressy nights or pair it with your favorite jeans and western boots. So versatile. This will never go out of style. Excellent Condition. Fully lined in satin. Measures: up to 42/43″ bust, up to 38″ at waist, 23″ across back, 18″ long from back neck to hem, 21″ sleeves with 3″ folded cuffs. Has two slash pockets. FABULOUS!!!!$ 145. SOLD

Approx. – SIZE 14-18??
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#9986 – c. 1926/1927 EXTRAORDINARILY RARE ATTRIBUTED TO JEANNE LANVIN Ivory Silk Evening Coat with Fur Collar Lined in Brown Silk Velvet! This fabulous piece just came to me “out of the blue” from the descendant of a wealthy woman who travelled in only the best circles.  The family oral history is that this coat was a “runway” piece from Jeanne Lanvin’s Parisian Couture house. My expert fashion historian dated it to likely Winter 1927 due to the bell-bottomed sleeves (introduced in 1926 – but at the height of fashion in the

Autumn/Winter collections of 1927, when couturiers used all their design ingenuity in finding clever dressmaker details, and decorative treatments, to emphasize these flaired, wide-bottomed sleeves.  Certainly, the extraordinary cartridge-pleating on this coat qualifies as a “clever dressmaker detail.”  The placement of this decoration, both to emphasize the width of the sleeve and to suggest a slight flare toward the hem of the garment, reinforces this probability.   The quality of the materials, and the craftsmanship, do suggest that this is real couture, missing label notwithstanding.  In the Fall of 1927, both Doeuillet and Martial & Armand showed coats that vaguely resemble this one, but while there are no specific “designerisms,” to verify the Lanvin attribution, there is also no compelling reason to doubt the family tradition that it is, indeed, by Lanvin.  This MAY be a “one of a kind” sample, and if so… it’s certainly extremely rare!  The exterior is ivory silk tightly gathered into the “feather” scalloped edged design in the bell sleeves and stepped sides and back.  The interior is completely lined in a brown silk velvet. The large collar worn as you see or high and tight (as often seen in the 1920s) is a brown silky fur (not sure what).  There are no closures on the coat.. it just stays open as you see, or use a brooch to close… the fashion etchings from that era just show coats held closed when wrapped.  It’s quite small… as shown on the size 2 mannequin, it really should wrap a slight bit more… so it’s better for a size 0 today.   The condition is very good… Excellent in the structure and the detailing, but the plain ivory silk has large waterspots (light, but they are there) in the front (see photos)… and age spotting on the inside (not seen) under the velvet lining. This is really a coat for a collection or museum as it’s SO special!   Or certainly if you have a Lanvin retrospective ball to attend….  well, this should be one of the highlights of that evening!  A RARE DESIGNER 1920s COAT!

$ 5,000. SOLD

Approx. – SIZE 0
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#3156 – RARE c. early 1960′s Labeled HUBERT de GIVENCHY – PARIS Lime Green Wool Tie Coat! You know that people call everything “Audrey”, but they are usually stretching the definition (including myself!). However, this IS “Audrey” as it was designed by Audrey Hepburn’s favorite designer, Hubert de Givenchy. Yes, he was the one who designed many of her famous movie gowns, as well as her personal wardrobe. Givenchy started working in 1945 for Jacques Fath and continued under Robert Piguet, Lucien Lelong, and Schaiparelli, with Balenciaga for his mentor. He opened his own house in 1952. Rare today (at least rare for me!) to find the Hubert de Givenchy labeled garments….this wonderful feeling soft wool (likely a cashmere blend) coat highlight’s Givenchy’s more simple yet colorful “architectural” style of the late 50′s, early 60′s. Has high empire waist and ties through two button holes in the front for closure. Swing slits in front and in back, make this a unique piece. Lined in green silk. Perfectly tailored with top stitching design. 3/4 length sleeves. 36″ length. 16″ sleeves. 15″ across back at waist point. Excellent condition!!! Museum Quality! $ 1,465.  SOLD

Approx. – SIZE 6
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#9933 – c. Autumn-Winter 1963 CHRISTIAN DIOR, PARIS COUTURE NUMBERED and DATED Coat! Wow!  Step back into the past – and arrive back to 1963 in style in this vintage Christian Dior Couture Coat!!  Awesome funnel neck, 7/8 length sleeve, checked mohair,  “Jackie-O” coat  (eerily dated at exactly the time of President Kennedy’s death of Nov. 22, 1963). Simple, yet classic tan and bone checked mohair.  Nice raglan seaming at the armholes.  Great neck!! Fully lined. Excellent condition with just some scratching of the wooden round buttons. The label shows some age, but the exterior coat does not. Measures: 44″ bust and waist, up to 49″ hips, 41″ long from shoulder to hem. $ 985. SOLD

Approx. – SIZE 6-10 (depending what you wear under and how large you like your coats)
(check measurements above)


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#9616 – c. mid-1960′s REVILLON, Paris, New York of Saks Fifth Avenue Real Sable Fur Coat! Yup… the real thing.. a vintage sable fur coat!  This came from an estate of the finest clothing including Balenciaga dresses and Hermes Alligator purses.  No surprise that she would have had 3, yes 3 Sable Furs… I’ve already sold her 1980′s Russian Sable Jacket and her 1950′s Sable Capelet… not to mention her plain little Mink coat. This coat SO evokes the 1960′s with the horizontal pelt design.  If you search through the old Vogues of that era you will see what I mean.   Originally this coat had a paperthin chiffon lining OVER the satin lining.  That chiffon has gone, but the good news is that that means that the satin lining is “like new”.  The only remnants of the chiffon are at the embroidered name inside. The exterior of the coat is in Very good condition.  There is some minor wear where you might expect it to be, but still… unless you want to pay $20,000+ for a new sable coat… you won’t hardly notice any issues.  The fit of this coat is really the only thing to mention.  It’s a 1960′s fit which means small in the shoulders.  That was the cut of the time.  Try on a few 60s coats and you will see what I mean.  You can belt (as you see – belt no included – just for show), or wear without. $ 2,500. SOLD on LAYAWAY

Approx. – SIZE 4/6 (small shoulders/back)


SOLD
#5631 – c. vintage Real Sable Fur Long Boa or Scarf!  Over 8 FEET long! As good as new, but a lot less expensive! Measures an exceptional 7″ wide x  98″ long (that’s over 8 feet!!!).  Wear it however you like.  I’ve shown a few suggestions.  Or just lay it on your bed and let your cat or dog sleep in the lap of luxury!! :)  I see another vintage sable scarf listed on an estate fur website for “appraisal $15,000, selling for $2,500″ and that one is LINED so you only get one side of fur …  Not this one!!! This is sable on both sides!!  You won’t see anything but fur no matter how you wear it!!  Sable is one of the most (if not the most) expensive furs… and there is a good reason… it’s gorgeous and wonderfully soft.  Likely Russian as it has the darker markings. Note: I sharpened the photos so you can see the detail or the lighter guard hairs, but in doing that, the fur doesn’t look as beautifully soft as it will in person… look at the last photo in the additional photos! :) $ 1,485. SOLD

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#9984 – c. 1960′s REAL ERMINE Fur Capelet!  Ooh SO Soft!! OK, sure you can buy yourself a mink stole, or you can buy what used to only be worn by royalty… white winter ermine!  Sometimes people will confuse white mink with ermine… but it’s very different.  And ermine is the wealthier fur! Lovely cape in great condition which can be worn as you see at the left, or wrapped a bit tighter (see other photos). Has a group of black tipped ermine tails at the front.  Fully lined. Excellent condition.  You will find a few tiny yellowish spots (see photos) in the fur just prove that it is indeed Genuine Ermine and not dyed!  If you want to feel like a Royal Princess….(not the cruise liner, but the fairytale kind)… this is for you! $ 565. SOLD

Approx. – SIZE small best


SOLD
#4753 – c. 1910-1912 Lavender Embroidered Double-Breasted Silk/Linen Coat! Love those Edwardian duster coats, but usually find them too boring?? This should entice you and get you salivating! What a color!!  A light lavender or a light lavender hued gray, either would be correct…. whatever you call the color it’s rare.  Then to top it off, it’s anything but bland!! Exquisite Chinese satin stitch embroidery on collar and cuffs, and down skirt sides and wrapped over shoulders to the remarkably embroidered entire upper back!  Even the eight self-covered buttons are embroidered!  Measures: up to 38″ (though due to smallish back, probably best for a 34-36″) bust, up to 36″ waist, up to 48″ hips, 50″ long from shoulder to hem.  Wasn’t meant to skim the ground as you see, but would have let the dress skirt peek out the bottom.  Excellent condition except for minor fading at the top of the shoulders/sleeves (see photos), the extreme minor wear at embroidery on edge of cuff, and the one tiny, tiny hole at the front (see photos).  That hole is backed in material, so it doesn’t show anything through.  The coat is summer weight, so was never lined.  Any issues are minor.  Has pockets at sides. The coat is something you could easily wear for years to come, and still look great for another 100 years! :)   Or if you have a Model-T Ford you will NEED this high-class duster coat to show up your friends at the next antique automobile meet! $ 945. SOLD

Approx. – SIZE 6-10 (up to 36″ bust best)
(check measurements above)


SOLD
#4623 – c. 1960 PHILIPPE VENET Ivory Spring Coat owned by The Baroness Hubert Von Pantz! Come on… really now… haven’t you always secretly wanted to become a Baroness? Well.. even if you don’t have the entire package.. now at least you can have a Baroness’ coat! Yup.. directly from a museum collection, with the previous owner’s name, Baroness Hubert Von Pantz, attached on a tag. I have little information about her, though Google calls her “Avon Products Terry McConnell”, who married the Baron Hubert Von Pantz… who previously was perhaps best known for his affair with Coco Chanel!!!! The Baron was also known for creating “The Mittersell Schloss”, from an ancient castle in Salzburg…. a resort for wealthy and aristocratic celebrities such as William Randolph Hearst, Bob Hope, Bing Crosby, Duke and Duchess of Windsor, and Clark Gable. So… although this coat looks like it was never worn.. obviously the Baroness was only going to buy the best! Excellent condition, like new. Very expensive detailing, rhinestone buttons, finest fine light ivory spring-weight wool, flap back, fully lined. Even the great Givenchy in his Tribute to Timelessness is quoted as saying “Philippe Venet is a fine example of a couturier who just goes quietly on making the kind of clothes most normal women would love to wear”. Never more true than with this perfect coat! $ 545. SOLD

Approx. – Size 6/8
(check measurements above)


SOLD
#4587 – c. 1950′s Long Natural Mahogany Mink Scarf! I’m not really sure if this is from the 50′s, but I’m just assuming since in the 60′s, most women were wearing the shorter mink stoles.  Fabulous dark rich mahogany mink.  Not dyed as you can see all the subtle shadings of black, brown and red in the fur… all depending on the light and the angle! I’m showing the long scarf worn in a variety of ways… I’m sure you can figure out more! Even down the back!  There is the opening at one end to pull through  the other end as you wish!  Excellent condition.  You are seeing the light hitting the silver guard hairs in the photos… but there are no issues!  Lined in black jacquard silk with no monogram or anything. Measures:  80″ long by 13″ wide at the widest. $ 365. SOLD
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