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
This is an incredible gold, ivory and pink vintage Birjand Gunit beaded evening coat from the 1980's. It is similar in style to the fabulous beaded coats that flappers wore in the 1920's. Even the swirls, flowers and golden beading is reminiscent of the roaring 20's!
This coat has tons of detailed beading, dolman sleeves and shoulder pads. It has rayon lining and measures 39" long from the nape of the neck. 58" circumference so one size fits most.
There is only very minor bead loss found - mainly in a few spots under the arms, otherwise excellent condition.
This coat is a great piece to mix with something modern in your closet to get that runway look inspired by Alessandro Michele at Gucci. Mix the beaded texture on the smooth silk with something sturdier like denim or wool to make the outfit more up to date! The key to a successful ensemble is to use high quality pieces that are made well with luxe, natural fibers. The mistake people make is to try to get the look with cheaply made garments or those made of man made materials. That's where vintage pieces can really add depth to your wardrobe! You can buy couture quality clothing at a fraction of the cost of what you have to pay today, and mix it with things you already own! Most importantly, have fun and experiment with different combinations until you find your own voice!
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.