• Amazing saffire blue vintage 1940's embroidered jacket with gorgeous hues of colours in the stitch work. This was owned by the Del Rubio triplets. They probably bought this while being on tour. Jacket has front and eye closures and is lined on the inside.
  • Iconic and uber glamours vintage 1940's floral evening gown. This superb black background with white and grey with dashes of red floral print. This print is truly a statement. The dress has a metal side zip as it's opening.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Absolutely splendid vintage 1940's painterly floral print day dress. This dres has wonderful background colour is a wonderful navy colour with wonderful magenta and pink flowers with wonderful faux sarong style detailing with a gathered detailing off the waist. The dress has also an illusion detailing on the neckline that is the perfect added touch too this dress. Dress has a metal side zip on the side of the dress and a metal side zip on the neck.
  • 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.
  • Absolutely faboulous vintage 1940's CC41 labelled tie waisted day dress. This wonderful piece of history has a gorgeous art deco / 1930's style print in a wonderful milk chocolate and rusty hues. The CC41 Utility logo was a British Board of Trade requirement that appeared on footwear, utility furniture, textiles, and utility clothing for just over ten years from 1941. CC41 designated that the item met the government's austerity regulations. The CC41 logo was designed by Reginald Shipp. The dress has no opening fastenings so this is an over the head piece. Please note none of the accessores come with the dress.
  • 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.
  • Absolutely jaw dropping vintage 1940's dress. This isn't just a vintage dress, it has the most beautiful rouching with padded leaf detailing coming off the bust and hips of the dress to really give this dress some pizzazz. Dress also has a lovely detachable back strap to give that fitted look. Dress has metal back zip as it's opening and closing and a hook and eye strap on the back of the dress.
  • 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.  
  • The most beautiful liquid gold Gene Shelley cocktail dress. This vintage 1950's / 1960's beauty is truly a jaw dropper as the sequins reflect all the light like a mirrorball. This cocktail number has ball detailing on the neckline and sleeves.

    Dress has a metal back zip as it's opening. Dress is not lined but still super comfy.

  • Beautiful light chartruese vintage 1940's day dress. This day dress has some fab detailing and is truly a dress for any vintage loving person's wardrobe. This dress also benefits from wonderful built in shoulder pads. The dress has a button down front as it's opening and closing.
  • 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 stunning vintage 1950's sensational fringe two piece set. This jet black set has gorgeous fringing detailon on the top and trousers to give the perfect swoosh motion when worn.

    Margie Webb who designed high end, custom designed swimwear and clothing out of Laguna Beach starting in 1956.This set must of been sold in the inconic 1950's department store chain Jordon Marsh in Miami.

    Top has a side zip with hook and eye opening. The trousers has a hook and eye and metal back zip as it's opening.

  • Wonderful vintage late 1930's Hawaiian sportswear dress. This gorgeous and rare beauty stenciled painted hibiscus flower print beautifuly placed on this tie waisted dress. This dress has button down front and a metal side zip as it's opening and closing.