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 truly stunning vintage jacket was designed by Elena Pelevina in the 1980's. Pelevina was most known for her handcrafted Russian folk dolls with detailed, intricate costumes. This jacket was purchased by a woman, whose estate we were fortunate to acquire, who spent a lot of time in Russia on business in the 1980's. She acquired a beautiful collection of Russian pieces and this jacket is a unique treasure.
This exceptional one of a kind vintage jacket is constructed entirely of multi colored, multi patterned strips of fabric that have been quilted together on the diagonal,horizontally and vertically. The shoulders are gathered at the seams and It is fitted at the corded waist, with a pleated peplum that accentuates the silhouette beautifully. Leg of mutton sleeves and a styling reminiscent of Yves Saint Laurent's Russian inspired collections! We especially love the gold metallic ornamental design on the back of the jacket!
There are unique square buttons up the center front for closure that are each in a different pattern. This could easily be worn with a black skirt, jeans, or a pair of trousers you already have in your wardrobe. This skirt was paired by the original owner with an unlabeled patchwork skirt that can also be worn as a dress. We are selling the two separately but you can view the skirt here.
Made in Russia of 80% cotton and 20% silk with 100% silk lining. We estimate this to fit a modern day US size 8.
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.