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Vintage Coats, Jackets & Capes
  Our outerwear department features Vintage Coats, Jackets, Capes from the Victorian Era to the 70s.

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1940s Vintage Ladies Striped Wool Jacket in Grey and Red  SZ S/M

This Miron wool suit jacket has the use of stripes I associate with the high end California design work. The use of the stripes to emphasize the mini peplums and side panels, plus the triple waist tucks, is well done. The waist is nipped all around , there are bound buttonholes, a crepe lining amd original buttons. The shoulder are rather padded as befits a 40s jacket.  The Marston Company at 548 C Street, San Diego, California was
 started around 1878 by George Marston, a successful business owner, and philanthropist (see Balboa Park, Presidio Park and the San Diego History Center) and the department store carried on until 1961 when it was sold.

Labels: The Marston Company Dan Diego, National Recovery Boards, and Miron 100% Virgin Wool styled by Swansdown

Condition: Very Good, with one worn buttonhole as shown. Freshly cleaned, no other spots or holes.   

Size: Bust: 40", Waist: 29",Shoulders: 16", Sleeves: 24", CB Neck to Waist: 16.5", Neck to Hem: 27” 
Price: $55 

Order #D2338
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Vintage 1960s Red Wool Dress & Coat Set By Originala SZ M

This 60s set is from one of the high end makers of the era. And the quality shows in both the design and the construction. Let’s start with the dress. Fully interlined in silk organza and line in red silk, this has top-stitch details, a hand set zipper, a front half belt, inseam pockets on the side front seams, and a deep center front inverted pleat that hangs perfectly. The coat, which is winter weight, has matching buttons, red lining, bound buttonholes, a back half belt, and big patch pockets. These are tricky though - the opening is on the side. The flaps are just for style.

Label: Originala on both pieces, ILGWU 1964 - 74 label, and National Board of the Coat and Suit Industry

Size: Dress: Bust: 38", Waist: 34", Hips: 40", CB Neck to Waist: 15", CB Neck to Hem: 38", Hem circumference: 70”
Coat: Bust: 38", Waist: 36", Hips: 44", Shoulders: 16", Sleeves: 23.5", CB Neck to Waist: 18", CB Neck to Hem: 40.5".

Condition: Excellent.

Price: $235 

Order #O408
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1940s Soft Golden Yellow Wool Vintage Coat by Monte-Sano & Pruzan 

This wonderful late 1940s coat has such style. The front is double breasted with figured gold buttons, and has belted sides and back. The shoulder are quite padded, with the deep dolman armhole of the late 40s, which flows into a shaped sleeve that tapers at the wrist through seaming. The coat skirt is gathered at the side fronts, and cut in gores at the back. There are welt pockets. It’s very well designed and made, as one would  expect carrying the Monte-Sano & Pruzan  label. And it’s lined in matching crepe. 

Label: Monte-Sano & Pruzan  New York and Bonwit Teller Fifth Avenue New York

Size:  Bust: 38-40", Waist: 28", Hips: approx 38”,Shoulders” 16”, Sleeves: 27”, CB Neck to Waist: 17.5“ , CB to Hem: 44” Hem Sweep: 78”

Condition: Excellent.  No holes, fades, stains or mends.  The label has the previous owners name in ink - faded but visible

Price: $250

Order #O404
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1960s Brown Swing Coat with Fur Collar by Lilli Ann   

This is a grand eyelash wool coat from the desirable house of  Lilli Ann. And it comes with a lot of swing and a lush fur collar. The attached scarf gives it flair, too. The sleeves are ¾ and the buttons are large covered to match  with bound buttonholes. The satin is lining is a rich brown as well. The collar may be sheared beaver.

Labels: Tisse a Paris pour Lilli Ann Paris & Mary Gallo Fitchburg Massachusetts

Size: Bust: 44", Waist: 52" , Hips: 62", Shoulders: approx. 16",  Sleeves: 17" , CB Neck to Hem: 37" , Hem circumference: 72"  

Condition: Excellent, no stains, holes or wear.  

Price: $245
1940s Embroidered Red Wool Vintage Coat by Louella Ballerino

Order #O397
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1940s Embroidered Red Wool Vintage Coat by Louella Ballerino

This early 1940s, perhaps 1939 jacket from California designer Louella Ballerino is a great red wool with ethnic style embroidery. I see the ethnic influence of the late 30s and early 1940s here, when American designers were discovering European and late American folk wear designs. brilliant green, yellow white and purple wool embroidery. Ballerino was known for drawing inspiration from many international sources. This is a sophisticated garment however, meant for the East Coast - the store label is B. Altman. It is lined in cream satin and has large shoulder pads with a hook closure at the neckline. The welt pockets are functional and there are short side vents.

Labels: Louella Ballerino California 100% Wool B. Altman & Co. Fifth Ave. New York

Size:  Bust: 42” Waist: 44”, Hips: 46”,Shoulders: 16.5“ Sleeves: 23” CB to Hem: 32”
Condition: Excellent but for 2 small surface moth craters to the weave as shown.

Price: $155