• Ultimate dapper vintage 1940's early 1950's icey grey coloured skirt suit. The suit jacket has wonderful embroidered arrow detailin on the pockets that come from the darts off the waist of the jacket. Which is just a super design detail. This suit has a wonderful fitted shape of the suit that really cling to your curves. The suit jacket has button down front and is lined on the inside. The skirt has a button and metal side zip as it's opening and closing.
  • Wonderful vintage 1950's chartruese black micro square print skirt suit. This skirt suit has some wonderful detailing like a lovely nipped in waist and lovely decorative buttons.

    This suit has button down front and the skirt has a button and zip opening. Jacket is lined and skirt isn't lined.

  • Wonderful vintage 1950's polished cotton Hawaiian wiggle dress with the most beautiful waist belt detail with sash style detail off the west. The print of this dress is simply wonderful also and really mixes Asian symbolism with beautiful Hawaiian styling. The dress has as a metal back zip as it's opening and closing.
  • Malihini is a Hawaiian family owned business that started in 1948 and still is running today. This incredible vintage 1950's Hawaiian print fitted muu muu style dress with gorgeous ruffle detailing on the sleeves and hem. The dress is a metal zip down the back of the dress as an opening and closing.
  • Gorgeous vintage 1950's confetti glitter plastic inserts western style cuffs. Perfect for all those accessory loving people out there.
  • Wonderful vintage 1950's baby blue novelty print skirt. This skirt has the most beautiful print of budgies in and out of a gold gilded cage. It's simply a beautiful boarder print skirt and sure would be treasured in any vintage lovers wardrobe. Skirt has a button and metal side zip as it's opening and closing.
  • Splendid vintage 1950's colour block wiggle dress. This wonderful dress has pockets on the front and comes with it's orginal belt. This dress truly has wonderful colour of bright blue and pink and navy colour blocking detail. The dress has faux buttons down the front and a metal side zip as the opening and closing.
  • Wonderful vintage late 1950's majestic labelled silver confetti lucite box bag. These are a vintage staple for any vintage loving persons wardrobe. Big enough to fit phone, lipstick and some cash in. Has a front clicking clasp as it's opening and closing.  
  • If you are looking for a piece with such a rich and vibrant history. This amazing 1950's Watumull's cheongsam is the piece for your wardrobe. The piece is made of silk and has depections of a fire bird with what looks like love heards in it's tail feathers. The brand Watmull's was started by Jhamandas Watumull, originally from Hyderabad, Sindh (in what became Pakistan), the son of a brick contractor, was one of the first people of Indian descent to come to Hawai‘i. Jhamandas left his home as a young boy of 14 to earn a living and help his disabled father. His mother sold her jewelry to buy his passage to the Philippines. Jhamandas stayed with an older brother and worked in Manila’s textile mills. He opened a small import shop in Manila that specialized in imports from the Orient with his partner Rochiram Dharamdas. The shop attracted American troops stationed in the Philippines and business was good. In 1913, when the troops were withdrawn from the Philippines and moved to Hawai‘i, the two partners decided to follow them and explore business opportunities. A year later, Dharamdas opened a branch of ‘Dharamdas and Watumulls’ on Hotel Street in Honolulu. Unfortunately, two years later, Dharamdas died of cholera and the store became Jhamandas’ responsibility. Unable to leave the Manila business for long, he decided to send his younger brother, Gobindram (GJ), to take care of the Honolulu store, which was renamed ‘East India Store’. GJ settled in Hawaii and, in 1922, married Ellen Jensen, an American music teacher. Ellen’s sister, Elsie Jensen, traveled to Hawaii in 1928 to visit her. Elsie then started working at Watumull’s East India Store as a window display designer. Watumull’s later commissioned Elsie to create hand-painted floral designs on silk for interior decoration. Her clothing designs would come later. (Honolulu). The initial years in Hawaii were difficult and trying. As the first Indian businessmen in Hawaii, they faced many setbacks, discrimination and daunting immigration laws, including denial of citizenship to GJ although he was married to an American. His wife, Ellen, lost her American citizenship because she had married a British East Indian subject. As time passed, the East India Store flourished, selling raw silk goods and ‘aloha shirts’ on the island, turning into a major department store, before eventually opening additional branch stores in Waikiki and the downtown Honolulu area. In 1954, there were a total of eight Watumull stores. Rejecting a consultant’s advice to change the “tourist-oriented” names of his stores like Leilani Gift Shop and focus on mainland-type goods, they opened more “tourist-oriented’ stores. During the next 20 years, the number of stores increased to 29 and included East India Stores, Aloha Fashions, Malihini Gifts and Leilani Gift Shops. The business became among the top 250 businesses of Hawai‘i. Over time, the Watumull stores have all closed down; one remains at the Ala Moana Center. The Watumull family also set up several local philanthropic and educational institutions, including the Rama Watumull Fund, the J. Watumull Estate, and the Watumull Foundation. Information found from the this wonderful blog The dress opens with a metal talon side zip - which indicates the piece is true to the 1950's please see this link for more information and has frog closures on the neckline. Re the dry cleaners labels, dry cleaners actually became popular in the 1950's so hence maybe the tag.  
  • Glorious vintage late 1950's early 1960's  gold sequin coloured 1950's cardigan.  Gene Shelly of California label was highly sought after. The label was doing some of the best of the early sequinned vintage pieces that you could find anywhere on the planet that is for sure. Cardigan is lined on the inside and has hook and eye closings on the front of the caridgan.
  • Absolutely gorgeous corrally pink scrumptious vintage 1950's jumper. This Saks of Fith avenue comfy jumper is an ultimate staple in any vintage lovers wardrobe. It also has the wonderful button detailing off the neckline.

    Jumper isn't lined and then the button off the neckline.

  • Absolutely wonderful vintage 1950's brown houndstooth print skirt suit. This gorgeous suit has a beautiful shape with a wonderful structured waist with magical bow'esk detailing on the neckline that gives a dramatic detail to the suit.

    The jacket has button down front and the skirt has a metal side zip and a button as it's opening and closing.

  • Splendid vintage 1950's chequered jacket and matching skirt set. This fabric on closer inspection you'll seee reds, blues and whites that gives to the non naked eye a mocha colour. The skirt is a wonderful A line style skirt with matching bolero style jacket. The jacket is lined and doesn't have any openings, the skirt has a button and metal back zip as it's opening and closing.
  • Absolutely wonderful vintage 1950's metal wicca box bag with wonderful lucite top and handle. This shiny beauty is perfect for all vintage loving people and would be a super staple for your wardrobe. Opening is a clip style opening on the top of the handbag.
  • Gorgeous Hawaiian label and print wiggle dress from the late 1950's early 1960's. This tie waisted beauty has a wonderful print of flowers and shrubbery in wonderful hues of greens, blues and blacks. This wiggle number has a two front pockets which is very useful. Dress has a metal zip down the back and a tie waist as it's opening and closings.

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