Lesser Known Label-Miss Elliette, the Queen of Chiffon

Not everyone who loves to wear vintage fashion can afford to invest in collectible top tier designer pieces. But there are still plenty of more affordable labels to choose from where you can get yourself an extremely well made dress or suit. Clothes that will surely retain or even increase in value over time, considering how much more difficult it has become to find good quality vintage clothing in fine condition.

One of these labels is […]

By | 2014-10-20T13:17:28-04:00 October 20th, 2014|Fashion, Labels to Look For|Comments Off on Lesser Known Label-Miss Elliette, the Queen of Chiffon

Don Loper-From Ballroom Dancer To Fashion Designer

Fashion designer Don Loper with mannequins of his Hollywood clients- including Esther Williams and Ella Fitzgerald. Fashion designer Don Loper with mannequins of his Hollywood clients- including Esther Williams and Ella Fitzgerald.

Ohio native Don Loper started off in show business as a ballroom dancer- and a darn good one! In the 1930’s he and his partner, Maxine Barrat, started off on Broadway […]

By | 2016-05-25T20:15:52-04:00 October 9th, 2013|Labels to Look For|Comments Off on Don Loper-From Ballroom Dancer To Fashion Designer

Lesser Known Label-Jerry Gilden and his Pretty 50s Dresses

Jerry Gilden seersucker dress

I can’t tell you how excited I get when I happen upon a  50s dress with a Jerry Gilden Spectator  label, as they are getting harder and harder to find, especially in good, wearable condition.   He may not have been a big name designer, but Jerry Gilden manufactured some very pretty, very nice quality dresses in the 1950s.   His  […]

By | 2017-06-20T08:58:51-04:00 April 5th, 2013|Fashion, Labels to Look For|4 Comments

Lesser Known Label-Jeannene Booher

Jeannene Booher is not a designer you hear much about.  But she sure was one talented and ambitious lady!  I’m sure you’re familiar with the Maggie London label,  but did you know that  Jeannene Booher designed for that company in the 1980s and also became its vice president?  And from the 1960s until  she ended up at Maggy London, she not only worked for several other  large design houses,  and also designed her own collections. […]

By | 2013-11-15T19:31:37-04:00 July 26th, 2012|Fashion, Labels to Look For|Comments Off on Lesser Known Label-Jeannene Booher

Lesser Known Label-Nat Kaplan

If you run across a dress, suit or coat with the Nat Kaplan label, you should take a closer look at it.  You will  probably find it extremely well made from very nice quality fabrics. It will very  likely have a classic look to it and be finely tailored. Because these are the kinds of fashions  Nat Kaplan’s company manufactured from 1935 to around 1986.

 

Nat Kaplan 1952 tweed jersey suit courtesy of […]

By | 2014-09-18T14:25:21-04:00 July 18th, 2012|Fashion, Labels to Look For|3 Comments
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