• Absolutely outstanding vintage 1940's floral pattern print two piece set. This gorgeous set has wonderful colour palet of red, yellow black and orange. It's truly eye popping. Top is tie detail on the front as it's opening and closing. Shorts have button down back as it's opening and closing.
  • 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.

  • Absolutely gorgeous vintage 1940's black skirt suit. But what sets this skirt suit apart is the most amazing 3D padded detailing on the shoulder and bust detailing on the jacket. This suit is also beautifully fitted. The inside of the jacket is lined and the fastenings is two buttons on the front. The skirt has a button and metal side zip as it's opening and closing.
  • Incredible vintage 1940's tan and oat skirt suit. This wonderful suit has the most beautiful nipped in waist detail skirt suit. It's truly an outstanding piece with the block detailing on the neckline and cuffs. Suit has button down front on the jacket and the skirt has a metal side zip with button as it's opening and closing. Please note only suit is being sold no other products shown within image.
  • Ultimate vintage 1940's full length gown for all the garden parties. This beautiful rouched body with gorgeous floral flowy skirt that is perfect for swishing around in. The dress has a metal side zip opening as it's opening and closing.
  • Outstanding vintage 1930's cherry red dress. This dress has oodles of period charm, from the fan style ruffle bow on the neckline to the ruffle detialing on the sleeves. It truly is such a great representation of 1930's fashion and style. The dress has no openings except for neck and cuffs, so this is an over the head piece.
  • Absolutely iconic vintage late 1940's black labelled Lilli Ann suit. Lilli Ann was started in San Francisco in 1933 by Adolph Schuman, naming his company for his wife, Lillian. The company became known for their beautiful, elaborately designed suits and coats. After WWII, Schuman went to France and it was during this time that the labels had “Paris” added to them. This stunning fitted Lilli Ann suit has a tail style detail on the back of the suit jacket which adds a real design detail to the suit. Lilli Ann is always known for making exceptionally figure hugging suits. The suit jacket has faux style buttons that are actually press studs underneath. The suit jacket is lined and the skirt has side zip with button as it's opening and closing. Skirt is not lined. Please not hat is not included with the suit.
  • 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.
  • Circus poodles is what everyone needs as a novelty print within there wardrobe right!! Well never fear this incredible inky background 1940's circus poodle print day dress is just what you've been looking for. This dress has wonderful drapey detailing within it's shape also. Dress has a metal short zip on the back of the neck and a metal side zip on the side of the dress as it's opening and closings.
  • Gorgeous fairytale novelty print 1940's day dress. This wonderful day dress has the most wonderful detail on the bust and a gorgeous faux style pockets on the hips of the dress. The print has wonderful decptions of castles and people playing musical instruments in gorgeous blues, fushcia and whites that really is popping. The dress has hook and eye opening on the back of the neck and a metal side zip.
  • Big shouldered vintage 1940's statement coat. This coat is the trifecta of a statement piece from the structured big shoulders to the soutache detailing and silver little studs near the shoulders. It then has a wonderful tie waist detail, so it nips in the waist and gives such an amazing shape. Coat has a tie waist as it's opening and closing and is lined on the inside.
  • 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.  
  • Absolutely gorgeous 1940's rose and lilac floral printed house dress from iconic brand Textron. This piece is a true piece for any vintage loving persons wardrobe. It's tie waist really gives you that sinch shape on your waist. House dress has ties on the inside and on the outisde as well as a hook and eye on the waist as it's opening and closing.
  • 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.

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