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Vanity Fair royal-blue nightgown

Strobe-light navy. Skimpy Vanity Fair nightgown --- bright-white stitching along plunging decollatage. Keyhole-front -- criss-cross back -- glowing nylon. Burn your ...

$42       sm/med petite
vintage 40s-50s sheer floral apron

Sheer & floral hostess apron

Ah, the whimsy of the mid-century hostess apron -- embellished and decorative -- tied on just before the dinner guests arrived as a kind of flag of elegant, cheerful ...

$22       one size fits most
vintage 60s 70s Posh Jay Anderson floral blouse

Posh 'Lucila' floral blouse

Entwined blossoms. Floaty, synthetic blouse shouts, 'Spring!', in bright florals -- tulip-pink, pale-rosebud, grass-green & white. Rounded neck with attached ties ...

$42       medium
vintage 40s swing navy scalloped dress

Stenciled & scalloped dress

Sailor belle. Forties, white-on-navy day dress. Stencil-painted and semi-transparent -- a sturdy sort of filmy voile. Wrap bodice has scallop detailing that rides down ...

$124       medium
vintage 60s Tanner pop print sundress

Tanner pop-print sundress NWT

Tanner of North Carolina sundress with a bold flower print strongly-influenced by Scandinavian Pop textile design. Fabric is a lustrous light cotton. Bodice has ...

$62       extra-large
vintage 40s 50s Towncraft mens dressing robe

Towncraft figured dressing robe

Supple & luxurious drag of vintage rayon against the skin is part of what makes mid-century mens dressing gowns so desirable. Add the beauty of a subtle figured ...

$94       mens medium
vintage 80s preppy madras cotton skirt

Striped madras cotton skirt

Imported Indian madras cotton in a summery palette. Sky-blue, purple, lavender, yellow & red -- in chalky tones. Knee-length. +Stripes+ … with a plaid border at ...

$38       large
vintage 60s 70s sirena racer stripe maillot

Sirena racer-stripe maillot

Lucky 7. Sharply-fitted Sirena swimsuit. Matte navy, snow-white, fuschia, hot-pink. Nylon/spandex. Wide-shaped scoop neck --- built-in firm-cup bra & bust ...

$42       med/lg

Patchwork maxi dress

Folk-inspired maxi dress. Patchwork-printed -- primary-red, royal-blue and indigo, black, white, ochre, green. Boat-neck neckline gathers & ties closed at the back. ...

$88       sm/med
vintage 50s floral cotton dress

Blue-rose-printed dress

Glorious blue roses top a charming shirtwaist dress. Four pink gem-cut buttons, with rhinestone centers, close the front --- two more dot the collar. Bodice has a peter ...

$72       extra-large
vintage late 40s pleated bust dress

Woven-bust plaid sundress

Beautifully-colored summer frock -- tailored for an hourglass fit. Princess bodice is patterned --- intricately bust-pleated, with peek-a-boo shoulders. ...

$140       extra-large
vintage 70s retro gored skirt

Chambray pleat skirt

Barbeques and bowling nights. Curve-loving, gore-pleated chambray skirt. Lines and lines of red top-stitching. High-waisted. Cinch the waist tight --- a skinny sash, ...

$36       med/lg
vintage 50s Michelle thin silk tie

Michellé silk neck-tie

Slick whistle of a necktie. Lightweight, silk-taffeta, chain-patterned jacquard. Two bold stripes of grosgrain ribbing are embellished with rococo arrows. An "Original ...

$26       --

Ely & Walker fleur-de-lis robe

Semi-sheer, fine-lawn dressing-robe by Ely & Walker, ye old dry goods company. Ice-blue & navy. Stripes and counter-stripes and fleur-de-lis a'plenty. ...

$42       mens large

Chintz prairie mini-dress

Tree-sprite/bohemian. Prairie-style mini dress mixes tomato-red dots, navy floral chintz, and & red rick-rack. Color-smack -- in soft nylon arnel. A "PBJ" ...

$20       medium / petite
vintage 60s ethnic pleat skirt

Mayan pleat skirt

Knife-pleated wrap-skirt --- sea-green, periwinkle & lavender-blue & navy wool, in geometric-woven stripes --- with fringe. Two buttons close the waist. ...

$50       small
vintage 60s navy knit top

Navy knit top

Fluid, stretchy, boy-cut poly top. Deepest royal-blue. Top-stitched & sharp-cut --- oversized, lacquered buttons --- tapered fit. ...

$24       small
vintage 60s 70s denim jacket

Blue Jean funnel jacket

Hipster jacket. Funnel, cowl or shawl neck. Faded-denim, royal-blue knit, toffee-brown suede stripes, metal snaps. Kangaroo pockets. Knit cuffs. Nylon-lined. ...

$80       med/lg
vintage 70s 30s-inspired knit dress

Pointelle sweater dress

Great-Gatsby-inspired sweater dress plays with texture & transparency. Lustrous, twisted-boucle yarns, in seafoam-green. Peek-a-boo pointelle bust & sleeves ...

$48       med/lg
vintage London Fog navy coat

London Fog fitted coat

Slim-cut wool coat with a Victorian sensibility. Doubled princess seams -- five small lacquered-goldtone buttons -- shoulder pads / puffed shoulders -- lined. ...

$68       small
vintage 60s Fairbrooke navy raincoat

Fairbrooke raincoat

Asymmetrical-fronted, military-inspired rain coat. Dark-navy. Oversized tab belt -- 5 large round buttons -- princess seams. White braid jauntily-pipes the collar and ...

$62       large
vintage 70s 80s terry dress

Jackie O terry shirt-dress

Terry shirtdress in a rich royal-blue. Draped shoulders, 1" cuffed dolman sleevelets, rounded collar, elasticized waist, slender a-line skirt. The kind of scanty, So ...

$38       sm/med
vintage 50s 60s linen shift dress

Raphaël linen pencil dress

Slender, navy shift dress from Italian boutique Raphaël. Classically-styled. The extraordinary detail: textile is punctuated by handcrafted stripes of lace. ...

$172       med/lg
vintage red navy shorts

Checked hot pants

I defy you to re-purpose these girls' shorts as fitted hot pants. Slim. Cheeky red and navy check sailcloth. Flat front/ dart-fitted back. The back has an elastic, ...

$36       extra-small
vintage 80s Givenchy Sport ruffled sweater

Givenchy pointelle sweater

A bit of ruffled, womanly Prep. Furled at the neck. Delicate diamond pointelle patterning is worked in lustrous navy yarns. Finely-knit sportswear -- by ...

$74       large

Pierre Balmain printed dress

Grid-printed shirt-dress, from the Boutique line of French couturier Pierre Balmain. Slender & tailored. Plunging neckline, four flat, self-covered disk ...

$140       large

Hoffman's thin striped tie

Multi-color, horizontally-striped tie by Hoffman's. Patterning is reminiscent of indian trading blankets. Oxblood, navy, mustard, brick-red. Narrow narrow. ...

vintage New Look jacket

Gertrude Singer rayon jacket

Gorgeous, short, rayon gabardine jacket. Padded shoulders. Notched, purple-satin-lined collar. Dart-fitted and flared past the waist. Wasp-waisted design most probably ...

$122       sm/med
preppy vintage 70s pattern sweater

Ardee snowflake sweater

A skinny, high-color, v-neck sweater with all-over patterning. Snow-white, pale-blue, primary-blue, navy, and bright-red. Pixilated pattern depicts stripes of ...

$38       small
vintage 50s 60s Scandinavian mens sweater

Nordic pattern sweater

Norway Design handknit sweater. "Shrinkresistant" & "Colorfast". Thick, pure wool. Steel-grey-blue and ivory. Intricate patterning depicts stylized ...

$135       mens medium
vintage ethnic batik caftan tunic

Batik printed kaftan

Blue & chocolate batik tunic dress with embroidered collar, sleeves & hem. Bust darts. Slashed at the back neck -- closed with a hook. Elbow-length, full ...

$35       extra-large
vintage 70s ruffled sheer shirt

Dabney ruffled blouse

Loose, ruffled blouse with side vents. Victorian-revival. Made of a fluid navy chiffon flecked in tomato-red. High, ruffled ascot neck. Cuffed, elbow-length, full ...

$30       med/lg
vintage 60s belted navy wool coat

Military-styled belted wool coat

Military mode. Thick, navy wool coat. Sash tie cinches the waist. Heart-shaped collar yoke can be buttoned or left open. Narrow-fitted. Faille-lined. Shoulder ...

$220       medium
vintage 70s Malihini maxi dress

Malihini maxi dress

Vibrant, peony & fan-print maxi dress --- a style known in Hawaii as a "tea-timer". Silken poly. Ash-blue, bronze, pale-mustard, royal blue, ivory. 1 1/2" cap ...

$52       med/lg
vintage 80s tie neck top

Miss It tie-neck blouse

Exaggeration is the watchword for this filmy tropical top by Miss It. The poly-crepe textile boasts both a bold, New Wave color palette -- electric purple, ...

$40       large
vintage 50s novelty print blouse

Sateen shirtwaist

Jewel-toned, boxy, cotton sateen top. Visual candy --- an ornate, fan-motif border-print covers front and back. Faux blue satin ribbon scrolls across the design and ...

$76       large
vintage 60s poly scooter dress

Empress scooter dress

Shawl collar, triple-stripe contrast waistband & silver ball buttons are just a few of the allurements of this poly masterwork by the "custom-tailors" at ...

$42       lg/xlg
vintage 70s blue Vanity Fair slip

Vanity Fair aqua slip 34 NWT

Vanity Fair nylon tricot slip in pale seafoam-green. Completely-sheer, sharply-shaped, nylon-organza & lace bust. The lace panel features ...

$26       medium
vintage 60s watercolor print top

Eastmoor watercolor blouse

Fitted top matches minimalist design to a abstract textile ka-pow! Slim-cut, high-necked, narrow-sleeved. The fine nylon jersey reads like a vibrant watercolor ...

$42       small
vintage 60s mod tunic dress

Zig/zag cowlneck dress

Zig-zag on the half-shell. Double-knit tunic dress. Navy > < copper. Exaggerated cowl neck. Bust darts. Column-straight. ...

$46       medium
vintage 70s ribbed top

Beewear poor-boy top

Retro navy ribbed top --- a 30's Chanel sportswear cartoon. Cuffed sleeves. Trompe l 'eoile belt. Stripes and stripes. Let it cling. ...

$35       sm/med
vintage 60s 70s halter dress

Floral halter dress

Techni-color mini dress. Electric & jewel-toned florals. Texturized crepe. Halter top. Low scoop of back.Go-go boots: optional. ...

$60       small / petite
vintage Asian silk satin robe

Asian jade silk evening coat

Jade-green silk robe or evening coat. Slithery, heavy, liquid-satin brocade. Dramatic trapunto-stitching at yoke, pockets, cuffs. Glossy frogs close the robe. ...

$205       med/lg petite
vintage 40s Paul Parnes dress

Paul Parnes jeweled blouson dress

Ingrid-Bergman-worthy, jeweled navy dress. Over-blouse top is studded with two rhinestone & pearl brooch buttons. Sharply-plunging neckline unzips to the waist. ...

$235       medium
vintage 60s tropical sundress

Single strap sundress

Marine-blue, tropical-print dress. Turquoise, aqua and white sailcloth. High neck. Snow-white braiding highlights shouler --- knee-high, side-vent shows off some leg. ...

$52       large
vintage 80s stripe jumpsuit

Chevron harem jumpsuit

New wave tuff in your knitwear jumpsuit. Fat grey & aqua chevron stripes. Scoop v-neck. Pointed waist. Loose harem pants cinch at the ankles. Sexy, ...

$62       large
vintage 40s sports skirt

Tab-front skirt

Sporty 1950's wool skirt with hand-sewn ''arrow'' embroidery. Beautifully-tailored. Dart-fitted waistline. Front kick has two crisp pleats. Side metal zipper. ...

$32       small
vintage 50s blue ribbon dress

Lane Bryant fitted knit dress

Full-length, narrow dress. Dusky-blue boucle knit is striped in lustrous ribbon-work. Deep scoop neck, short sleeves, and an asymetrical swag of bow. Long darts shape ...

$140       extra-large
vintage 60's Misty Harbor trench

Misty Harbor navy trench

Classic navy drill trench by Misty Harbor. Wide belt cinches the waist, big ivory buttons decorate body and match the buckle. Storm flap, raglan sleeves, cuff ...

$70       large
vintage 60s mod mini skirt

Checked mini skirt

High-intensity, checked skirt in robin-blue & reddish-brown. Burly yarns. A-line tweet of a mini. Quantly Mod-ish. ...

$42       sm/med
vintage lanvin dress

Lanvin floral muslin shirtdress

Milky-blue, sheer muslin shirtdress by couture house Lanvin. Pattern of miniature wildflowers in muted pinks, browns, and navy. Flowing dress is gathered at the ...

$360       large
vintage 60s Jantzen sweater

Jantzen heathered sweater

High-textured v-neck sweater --- scallop-knit in shades of aqua-blue. Loose, feminine, spiraling stitching. High-waisted fit. Wide swath of sea-blue ribbing at waist and ...

$38       med/lg
vintage disco shirt

Gino Paoli Victorian sleuth shirt

Sherlock smokes a big pipe. Seventies' Victoriana kitsch. Op repeat-goes-Holmes-a 'plenty. With handcuffs.In slick, thin periwinkle-blue nylon. Disco-ready. By ...

$52       mens extra-lg
vintage tie

Sears mathematical mens' tie

Attention, engineers... Optical-illusion/mathematical tie provokes many questions... Which way are the rectangles facing? Whoa -- or are they squares? Are the shapes ...

$19       ---
vintage 50's dress

Drop-waist floral dress

New Look-influenced, printed faille dress ---- with a nipped-in dropped-waist & a wide spread of skirt. Ten darts tailor the torso. The drop-waist is scallop-shaped ...

$68       medium
vintage 60's dress

Jonathan Logan military shirt-dress

Oh, the joys of Jonathan Logan. This wool knit shows the f*u*n in late-60's fashion. Striated, indigo knit is matched to a Tin-Soldier-print in off-white, orange ...

$65       sm/med
vintage skirt

Benetton fuzzy tube skirt

Benetton angora/wool/nylon cocoon tube skirt in black & electric-turquoise. Ribbed/cinched at waist & hem. ...

$52       med/lg
Missoni dress

Missoni chiffon print dress

Printed chiffon dress -- by Missoni M. Simple, Regency-derived construction --- bias-cut, puffed cap sleeves, tapered waist & a slim skirt with a deep ruffle ...

$149       large
vintage Jody T dress

Jody T maxi gown

Graceful, fluid, caped gown in a colorful printed nylon. Inspired by the bias-cut garden frocks of the 30's. Details include: v-neck, empire waistband, capelet ...

$88       med/lg
vintage quilt skirt

Daisy eyelet patchwork wrap

Daisies & dots. Sweet-pea, patchwork wrap-skirt with squares of white eyelet, daisy-print, honeycomb pique & navy polka dot. Cotton. Two metal daisies close ...

$31       lg/xlg
vintage ruched jeans

Denim balloon leggings

Magnificent, fruity, post-New Wave. These denim laddies are made to be NOTICED. Please flaunt them. Stretchy, wide-band cotton ribbing at waist and cuffs. ...

$72       sm/med
vintage sack dress

Balenciaga-inspired sack dress

This refined sack dress could easily have appeared on the cover of Vogue magazine, 1958. Based on the famous Balenciaga silhouette, it combines narrow lines with a ...

$68       medium
vintage stripe skirt

Sasson stripe skirt

Fat, power-burst-bright, graphic stripe in turquoise, dark fuchsia, kelly green, and navy. Fluid to the feel, provocative and beautifully-colored.By (ooh la la) ...

$42       medium
vintage 60s ski jacket

Sun Valley ski jacket

Hop hop hop in sun, chill, sleet and snow, comfortably cool/hot in your lil' vintage snow bunny wear. This one does have issues but it 's so fun and ...

$24       small