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

Vintage 1920s Exotic Black Silk Coat with Outstanding Red Velvet Trim and Embroidery

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Vintage 1920s Exotic Black Silk Coat with Outstanding Red Velvet Trim & Embroidery SZ S

This stunning 1927 - 28 coat is beautifully done in black silk taffeta in the straight, almost tubular line of the late 1920s. The ethnic - perhaps Indian inspired? - trim work is outstanding. This is done red velvet with black chain stitch embroidery and is used in bands along the fronts, collar, sleeves and the interior facings. Then it is used in large paisley motifs at the front hems as well. All of this is has a dark metallic thread embroidery in geometric and botehs around it. The coat lining is red silk velvet to match the trim.

Label: none

Size: Bust: 40", Waist: 42", Hips: 44", Shoulders: 14", Sleeves: 23", CB Neck to Hem: 43", Hem Sweep: 52"

Condition: Excellent. No holes, stains or repairs, bit there is light wear on the interior hem.

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Vintage 1920s Jewel Tone Brocade Opera Coat with Fur Collar and Cuffs

Order #MB553
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Vintage 1920s Jewel Tone Brocade Opera Coat with Fur Collar and Cuffs SZ M/L

This striking c. 1926 - 29 brocade coat has jewel tones of ruby, emerald and amethyst with gold scrolls and flowers on a black satin ground. The pattern placement on the back is perfect. The collar is huge! And the matching cuffs are quite deep. The coat has a low waist with a very slight blouson at the back, and a kimono sleeve with setback seam. This sleeves has a series of pin tucks at the elbow to shape it. This is lined in a cream satin with gold lame border of roses and has a small pocket as shown.

Label: none

Size: Bust: 48", High Hips: 43", Shoulders: 17"-18", Sleeves: 23", CB Neck to Hem: 43", Hem Sweep: 46"

Condition: The cuffs have been relined in a cream satin. The exterior coat is excellent. No holes, stains or repairs. The lining has "Sample" written in ink at the center back. This was purchased from the design inspiration collection of J. Peterman. It is not a reproduction.

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1920s Indian Tan Silk Coat with Shisa Mirror Work

Order #MB561
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1920s Indian Tan Silk Coat with Shisa Mirror Work SZ M/L

This c. 1925 - 30 natural tan silk coat is an example of the style made in India for export using and sold in the Middle East and Asia. These combined local embroidery techniques and trims with fashionable silhouette and must have been rather popular with Western tourists. This coat is duster weight. The colorful
embroidered and appliquéd bands with Indian shisa mirror work are at the collar, cuffs and hem. The front closes with 3 buttons and hand worked buttonholes.

Label: none

Size: Bust: 43", Waist: 45", Hips: 48", Shoulders: 15", Sleeves: 22", CB Neck to Hem: 41", Hem Sweep: 52"

Condition: Very Good, with no holes or repairs, but a general dinginess and light soil marks (as shown on the back shoulder) throughout.

RESERVED Price: $275
1940s Black Wool Vintage Coat WWII Era

Order #O419
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1940s Black Wool Vintage Coat WWII Era SZ S

This 1940s wool coat with a herringbone weave has princess lien seam, big shoulder pads and a fitted torso with a pleated back skirt. Top-stitching is used to emphasize the seaming everywhere including those knife pleats. It’s lined in black crepe de chine, which is more fitted at the hem. The buttons are black velvet. A classic ladies coat of the mid-1940s.

Label: The Mademoiselle Shop Stewart Dry Goods Louisville, KY

Size: Bust: 36", Waist: 29", Hips: 38", Shoulders: 14" - 15", Sleeves: 23", CB Neck to Waist: 15", CB Neck to Hem: 39", Hem Sweep: 52"

Condition: Excellent, no spots or holes.

Price: $95
Vintage 1950s Blue Boucle Wool Vintage Jacket

Order #O418
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Vintage 1950s Blue Boucle Wool Vintage Jacket SZ S/M

This 1950s blue and charcoal grey boucle wool jacket has a great easy fit and bell sleeves with cuffs. The lapels are wide and there are shaped standing welt pockets. The buttons are dark mother-of-pearl. The lining is a peach taffeta. Silverman’s was a mid-town department store in Louisville in at least the 50s and 60s.

Labels: Helene Junior New York and Silverman’s Park Blvd Louisville
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Size: Bust: 41", Waist: 40", High Hip: 42", Shoulders: 14", Sleeves: 25", CB to Hem: 24.5"

Condition: Excellent, no holes, stains. There is one missing button at the very top. Fortunately the collar rolls low enough this is not obvious at all.

Price: $55
1950s Cinnamon Brown Wool Jacket with Fur Collar by Givenchy

Order #O421
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1950s Cinnamon Brown Wool Jacket with Fur Collar by Givenchy SZ M

This 1950s jacket by Givenchy is a cinnamon wool in a box silhouette. The main features are the princess line front seams with inseam pockets, the bound buttonholes and the attached fur scarf collar. This is very soft and may be sheared beaver. I assume the Esperanto line was an American made ready -to-wear line designed by Givenchy for the USA market. Dior, Fath and Givenchy all had US lines for the off the rack market in the 50s. This jacket is lined in a matching crepe de chine.

Labels: Esperanto Designed by Hubert de Givenchy, National Recovery Board and Rich’s Atlanta

Size: Bust: 41", Waist: 37", High Hips: 37", Shoulders: 16", Sleeves: 23.5", CB to Hem: 21.5"

Condition: Excellent, no holes, stains.

Price: $125
1960s Vintage Green Plaid Caped Inverness Coat by Trigere

Order #O416
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1960s Vintage Green Plaid Caped Inverness Coat by Trigére SZ S/M

This early 1960s plaid coat cut on the bias from Pauline Trigére reminds me of her plaid suit for Patricia Neal in Breakfast at Tiffany’s. This is a wonderful soft blanket wool, faced with forest green solid wool interior and sewn with flat feld seams. A real treat when working on the bias, but Trigere was a master of bias cut. This is an Inverness - there are no sleeves under the shoulder capes, which are set on the should line only - there is no cape across the back. The body has a very swingy cut. The neckline has a small revere collar at the front, and an attached integral scarf as well. Closures are three leather covered buttons and bound buttonholes. Please note, when worn the sleeves of whatever is worn underneath will show.

Label: Pauline Trigere

Size: Bust: 42", Waist: 43",Shoulders: 16", Capes: 23.5", Hips: Free , CB Neck to Hem: 42", Hem Sweep: 81"

Condition: Excellent, no stains, spots or holes.

Price: $275
1940s Vintage Ladies Striped Wool Jacket in Grey and Red

Order #O410
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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 and 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
Vintage 1960s Red Wool Dress and Coat Set By Originala

Order #D2338
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Vintage 1960s Red Wool Dress and 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
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