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
These rare thigh high vintage boots were designed by Claude Montana for Ombeline Paris in the 1980's. We have been collecting Claude Montana pieces for many years and this is the first time we have been able to acquire his rare iconic thigh high boots! Boots like these were often featured on the Claude Montana runway and in his print ad campaigns.
These supple leather boots have square toes and close with a zipper that runs the entire length of the shaft to the 2.5" opening at the very top. This makes the boots so easy to get on! The color is a rich deep aubergine or a burgundy with more of a purple than red hue. The leather is incredibly soft and we especially love the quilting detail on the lower back portion of the boot and the waffle sole with V shaped heel.
Made in Italy and labeled a size 38 with Vibram half soles and heels.
CONDITION: Excellent vintage condition with the usual minor sole wear HEELS: 2" BALL WIDTH: 3 and 1/8" LENGTH on the outside: 10.5" LENGTH from top of heels: 24" WIDTH of upper shaft: 16" in circumference
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.