We offer a large selection of designers and manufacturers that span the 20th and early 21st century. Sizing varies greatly, so we have outlined our measuring and size estimating process.
The best way to know if a vintage item will fit you is to take a garment that fits you well, similar to the one you are interested in purchasing, and measure it the way we measure ours.
We lay all garments flat and measure as follows*:
BUST - under arm to under arm across the front and then double that measurement.
Measure the WAISTBAND, widest part of the HIPS, widest part of the THIGH on one leg and width of the CUFF, then double those measurements
WAIST - find the smallest part of the garment if there isn't an obvious seam for the waist and measure across and then double that measurement.
LENGTH - Measure from the top of the waistband to the bottom of the cuff along the side seam.
HIPS - Find the largest part of the hip area and measure flat, then double that measurement.
RISE - Measure from the crotch to the top of the waistband.
LENGTH - from the nape of the neck or the top of the shoulders, depending on the style of garment. We will measure to the waist when applicable, so that you can determine if it will fit your torso, and then a waist down measurement.
INSEAM - Measure from the crotch to the bottom of the cuff along the inside seam.
SLEEVES - measure from the top of the shoulder seam to the end of the sleeve. When we think that the arm opening is particularly small, we will provide that measurement as well.**
*Fabrics with stretch will have some give, we will try to mention the range of measurements that will fit comfortably.
**With dolman sleeves, the size is an estimation based on the waist as the body seamlessly joins the sleeve.
Feel free to email us with specific questions about specific measurements that we may not have included that you need to know in order to feel confident about your purchase. If you have a particularly long torso, short legs, long arms, etc.. we can help you determine whether or not a garment will work for your body.SaveSaveSave
If you love Yves Saint Laurent you will truly appreciate this YSL Haute Couture Fall/Winter 1976 / 77 navy blue wool coat. With chocolate brown sheared mink trim and its Cossack style, this truly iconic coat is a rare, collectible piece of fashion history. This is one of our favorite pieces from our YSL collection and the lucky person who buys it will treasure it for years to come.
This Cossack style coat was part of YSL's famous Russian inspired "Ballet Russes" collection. This collection stunned the world with its rich, vibrant colors, textures and silhouettes. We particularly love this coat because it is so wearable and fits elegantly into a modern wardrobe. The colors are still as vibrant and the fabric is still in as impeccable as the year it was made.
This stunning YSL coat has sheared fur on the collar and sleeve cuffs and braided strips across the bodice that close with marbled brown buttons. There are side slit pockets, and this stunning piece is fully lined. We love the beautiful hidden seams found in the couture silk lining and this simply feels heavenly when worn. Once you put it on you will never want to take it off!
Yves Saint Laurent made this coat in a variety of fabrics and styles for this collection and we can see why. It is such a sensational piece and we are so honored to be able to have it in our inventory.
Yves Saint Laurent Paris Haute Couture label - Made in France - number 53012
BUST: This coat fits up to a 36" bust
WAIST: up to 32"
SLEEVE LENGTH: 25"
In order to best determine fit, measure yourself or a garment that fits you well. Compare those measurements to those on the item description.
All of our pieces have been professionally cleaned and arrive ready to wear.