I your weather is anything like mine (cold and snowing) then you’ll not be vintage shopping this week. I hope you’ll enjoy instead part two of my virtual shopping expedition.
I thought at first that the above object was a folded hat. Nope.
It’s a handbag, and a very nice one. It still has the change purse, comb and mirror, and look at the pristine condition.
This piece of 1940s doggie print rayon fabric was a real heart breaker. Besides the scattered holes, there were dark stains throughout.
Hat or wig? Does it even matter?
This great psychedelic print from the late 1960s was made into a maxi skirt.
I stumbled across plaid heaven. Most of these were pleated Pendleton skirts.
This beautiful suit has a label I’d never personally seen before, but thanks to my friend Monica, I knew the story behind the label.
Utah Tailoring Mills made custom fitted clothing for their wealthy clients. The clothing was ordered through sales representatives across the country who placed the order using the client’s individual measurements and personal preferences. To finish the garment, a personalized label with the client’s name was attached.
When I spotted this dress, my first thought was Geoffrey Beene. Instead the label was Teal Traina, where Beene was designer from 1958 through 1963. My guess is that this dress is later, from the late 60s, but it sure does have a Beene aesthetic to it.