Home

About Us

Ordering

Shop By Era:  Victorian and Edwardian Fashion    1920s & 1930s Fashion     1940s & 1950s Fashion
 1960s & 70s Fashion 
   Vintage Designer Fashion

Shop By Garment:  Vintage Dresses & Gowns    Vintage Skirts, Sweaters, Blouses & Swimwear
 
Vintage Dress Suits     Vintage Coats, Jackets & Capes    Vintage Hats, Purses & Shoes   Vintage Menswear   

Vintage Hats, Purses,Accessories & Shoes
Formerly known as the Accessories department, here is where you will find all our hats, shoes, gloves, purses, shawls, shoes and even the odd parasol. If we have stockings, they will be here, too!

1880s - 1890s Victorian Black Cotton Bustle Pad

Order #L327
Click here for photos
Order Here

1880s - 1890s Victorian Black Cotton Bustle Pad

Bustles cam in all shapes and sizes - crinolines, wire cages, horsehair ruffles, even metal coils. This is one of the softer, s\smaller quilted and padded types. The outer layer is cotton with grommets set in to control the padding. There is a small stuffed pad underneath the outer cover. This on just tied on around the waist. I would imagine this was meant more for everyday wear, or for a working woman. I would date this to the later 1880s, or very early 1890s.

Label: none

Size - waist can tie up to 30”, 6.5” Wide

Condition: Good, with wear to the upper right hand side along the waist line and period mend making the main pad shorter around the waist.

SOLD!
1920s Gold and Chocolate Felt Vintage Hat with Stunning Ostrich Plumes

Order #H889
Click here for photos
Order Here

1920s Gold and Chocolate Felt Vintage Hat with Stunning Ostrich Plumes

This gorgeous hat dates from the very late Teens, say, 1918, to the early 1920s. It’s a sturdy, stiff golden orange felt with a deep crown and a chocolate brown fur felt brim with matching band. The plumes are ostrich, dyed to match the felt, and set on wires loops. The lining is matching silk satin.

Label: None

Size: Crown: 23” Brim overall: 15.5” X 14”

Condition: Excellent. No stains, holes or signs of wear except for miniscule moth divots. This hat appears unworn. This lining is silk with a piped oval tip, and is set in correctly for the period.

Price: $145
1920s Large Black Assuit Vintage Shawl Stole

Order #MI541
Click here for photos
Order Here

1920s Large Black Assuit Vintage Shawl Stole

This 1920s Assuit shawl from a Cincinnati estate is black net with a dense pattern of the brass twists. This is the heaviest one of these stoles we have yet offered. The pattern is quite complex with very little open space. In the close-up shots, we show it folded in half - I couldn’t get a good shot full length, there’s just not enough space! Sadly, the condition is not everything one would wish, hence the price, but it’s a wonderful shawl, nonetheless.

Label: none

Size:Length: 89” Width: 33.5”

Condition: Fair. There are tarnished spots that are darker than the rest of the brass, plus areas with verdigris on the brass as shown. Plus there is one area with verdigris that had breaks in it. We have tacked this with black netting and tacked down the loose bits. In the close-ups, this is the photo at the upper left corner. There are also a few very small breaks to the net.

SOLD!
1930s Vintage Shoes Cream Silk Satin D’Orsay T-Strap Evening Pumps SZ 7.5

Order #SH288
Click here for photos
Order Here

1930s Vintage Shoes Cream Silk Satin D’Orsay T-Strap Evening Pumps SZ 7.5

I am a sucker for pretty evening shoes, especially if they are in a wearable size! These 1930s cream silk satin pumps have the T-straps configuration of the 30s, with a pleated vamp and rounded crossover toe detail. Silver buckles close the ankle straps. Rollman’s was an old Cincinnati Department from 1867 - 1960, when they were bought by Allied.

Label: Rollman’s Cincinnati

Size: Labeled a 7.5 AA. Width” 3”, Length: 9.75”, Heel: 2.5”.

Condition: Sturdy, but with soiling on the sides and toes, this can be seen in the photos. The soles show wear as shown.

Price: $35
1940s Chocolate Brown Felt Vintage Hat with Fur Pompoms
Order #H888
Click here for photos
Order Here


1940s Chocolate Brown Felt Vintage Hat with Fur Pompoms

I love these 1940s tilt type hats. It was a grand time for tailored millinery. This one is chocolate wool felt in a visor cap style. The crown rises to the front where it has a creased crown, mostly hidden under the pompoms. There is a brown grosgrain ribbon at the join of crown to brim. The two pompoms are raccoon, I believe, but I am not a fur expert. A great hat to wear with a tailored jacket.

Label: none

Size: Crown: 21”

Condition: excellent

Price: $48
Vintage 1930s Black Leather May Jane Girl’s Shoes SZ 5B

Order #SH289
Click here for photos
Order Here

Vintage 1930s Black Leather May Jane Girl’s Shoes SZ 5B

I found these girl’s May Janes and couldn’t resist. They are black glossy leather with rounded throat, straps with the buckle placement at the front, not side, and a nice dip to the line at the sides as well. Hofheimer’s was a long time Virginia based shoe retailer from 1885 into the 1990s.


Labels: Hofheimer’s Trotters and Big and Little Sister

Size: marked 5B.Length: 9”, Width: 3”, Heel: 1”

Condition: excellent, wear on soles as shown.

Price: $25
Vintage 1930s Black Velvet and Gold Lame Leather Mittens SZ 6
Order #A550
Click here for photos
Order Here

Vintage 1930s Black Velvet and Gold Lame Leather Mittens SZ 6

These Daniel Hays black velvet evening mittens have gold leather strips and thumb underlay. They are line din white silk jersey. The company was a big glove manufacturer in Gloversville, NY and founded in 1854. The patent number was issued in 1938. Byck’s was a very fine ladies department store In Louisville, KY.

Labels: Daniel Hays Merryhill and Byck’s

Size: Labeled an A. Seem to be a Sz 6. Length: 8.75” Palm 6.5”

Condition: Excellent.

Price: $25
1940s Vintage Copper Carnival Beaded Box Purse

Order #A519
Click here for photos
Order Here

1940s Vintage Copper Carnival Beaded Box Purse

This great beaded box purse was hand made in Belgium. The strap is on the top - hard to see! – and the lid is hinged with a catch. The beading is done in a swirl pattern throughout. The interior has a brown satin lining, with a small side pocket.

Label: Hand made in Belgium

Size: Length: 8” Width: 4” Depth: 3”

Condition: exterior is excellent, there is one mark on the lining as shown.

Price: $42
1940s Vintage Wide Brim Purple Feather Tilt Hat

Order #H887
Click here for photos
Order Here

1940s Vintage Wide Brim Purple Feather Tilt Hat

Purple! It’s a favorite color. And this is a fantastic hat! The shallow, round crown and base brim are covered in crepe fabric. The brim is then totally covered with purple chicken feathers in an exuberant swath. The hat is lined and has an elastic keeper. Elder-Beerman is an Ohio department store chain, founded in 1885 as Elder-Johnston and still in business today.

Label: Elder’s Dayton

Size: Crown: 12” Brim Overall: 14.5” X 13”

Condition: Excellent, with no stains, spots or holes.

Price: $65
1960s L’Officiel March Spring 1961 Edition Haute Couture Paris Fashions

Order #MI645
Click here for photos
Order Here

1960s L’Officiel March Spring 1961 Edition Haute Couture Paris Fashions

This is a huge edition - 450+ pages it weighs over 4 lbs. And it’s all photos, most black and white but many color. Every Haute couture house is represented many times: Dior, Carven, Cardin, Patou, Desses, Lanvin-Castillo, Nina Ricci, Heim, Griffe, Maggy Rouff, Bob Bugnand, Balmain, Gres, and Laroche. I mean everybody. There are Swarovski ads, hat ads, and the works. The photos shown are barely a tip of the total.

Weight and Size: 4.5 lbs. 12.75” X 9.5” X 1” thick.

Condition: excellent, Clean and intact. Two creases on front as shown.

Price: $54


Edwardian Era Faux Tortoise Shell Celluloid Comb

This classic hair comb in celluloid has a popular motif of the time, that of an open fan, with open scroll work radiating out from the base. The coloration is that of a faux tortoiseshell‘ also a popular motif of the era. A pretty comb in a classic Edwardian look.

Size: 8” Long  X 7” Wide

Condition: Excellent

Price:$45
1910s Vintage Black Velvet Topper Style Hat

Order #H885
Click here for photos
Order Here

1910s Vintage Black Velvet Topper Style Hat

Can a woman’s style be called dapper? I think so. This is a very dapper ladies hat with a top hat style crown and flip brim. This one has a buckram type construction with black velvet and a wide black velvet band.The smaller trim is picot grosgrain ribbon plus a chenille and flower trim at the center front. There is a red silk satin lining, but it is not attached and does not appear to be original. Nonetheless, as it came with it, we will include it. The interior is finished without it.

Label: lining only: King Hats

Size: Crown: 21", Height of crown: 3”, Overall brim: 11.5” X 12”

Condition: Hat is excellent with just a little wear to the pile at the edges. Red lining is not original.

Price: $85
1940s Royal Blue Vintage Envelope Hat with Ribbon Trim

1940s Royal Blue Vintage Envelope Hat with Ribbon Trim

I must admit a real fondness for 1940s hats. And this one is blue! It’s a woven medium weight silk? In the envelope style with a double grosgrain edge in blue and white. The edging ribbons are used as back tails. I can’t find much on the label, expect that the address appears to be in Chicago an in a residential neighborhood.

Label: Ethel Hat 205 W. 100th Place Phone Pullman 7134

Size: Crown: 21.5", Side height: 4"

Condition: Excellent, with no holes or stains.

Price: $45

19th Century Victorian Ivory Paged Memoire or Pocket Notepad

Order #J114
Click here for photos
Order Here

19th Century Victorian Ivory Paged Memoire or Pocket Notepad

Straight from an Ohio estate,we bring you this sweet white and black notepad or memoire with ivory swivel pages. Each page has the day of the week - except Sunday.The small shield and hinged clasp are intact. This is carries a patent date of 1851, but this were most likely made for some years after. This particular type was popular, although I have only seen them in natural ivory tones so far, not black.

Markings: A.H. R Co Goodyears Patent May 6, 1851

Size: when closed: Length: 2.75” Width: 1.375”

Condition: works well, pages have been written on, but erased. There is light scratching to the outside case. No breaks or cracks.

Price: $70
Victorian Era Mother of Pearl and Cut Steel Belt Buckle Clasp

Order #J108
Click here for photos
Order Here

Gorgeous Victorian Era Mother of Pearl and Cut Steel Belt Buckle Clasp

This large round clasp is from the late Victorian era, I am thinking 1880s-1900 with the Eastlake influence to the carving and pierce work. Each half has a center of cut steel work and has a button style sewn on back. The hook and loop appear to be brass plated and are attached with a domed rivet. You can see the solder on the back quite well. It’s possible this was a set of buttons converted to a clasp, but if so, it was done amazingly well and in the period.

Marks: None

Size: when fastened: Length: 3.5”, Width: 1.5”

Condition: some discoloration and age to the metal parts, one side has some flaking off of the pearl only on the back.

Price: $45
1910s Teens Cream Silk Satin and Ribbon Vintage Hat with Flowers

Order #H868
Click here for photos
Order Here

1910s Teens Cream Silk Satin and Ribbon Vintage Hat with Flowers

Sweet! This fresh hat has the soft crown and narrow brim of the later Teens. The side and brim are satin, the top is woven silk ribbon and the under brim is straw. The deep navy velvet ribbon is tied in loops at the back, with a garland of red and white flowers and red berries along the crown.

Label: none

Size: Crown: 21.5”, Overall: 9” X 10”

Condition: The exterior is excellent with just a little loss to some of the berries. The lining is original, but has losses.

Price: $105
1920s Mint Green Silk Canton Embroidered with Pink Roses

Order #A545
Click here for photos
Order Here

1920s Mint Green Silk Canton Embroidered with Pink Roses

Another one of our Ohio estate finds, this is a as pretty a color we have ever seen on one of these 1920s Canton or piano shawls. I can furnish the provenance to the purchaser. This mint green is a great color, with light and dark pink roses, blue flowers and green stems and leaves. The fringe is long , but simple.

Label: none

Size: 50“ square, not including the 18.5” fringe

Condition: Excellent, with just one water ring as shown and a scattering of small brown spots as shown. No holes, all the fringe is present and straightened out.

Price: $195
1930s Vintage Brown Skullcap Hat with Pompoms by Caroline Adair

Order #H872
Click here for photos
Order Here

1930s Vintage Brown Skullcap Hat with Pompoms by Caroline Adair

This is a great early 1930s hat. All I can find so far on this label are ads from 1935 - 37 for hats priced attractively at $2.95! This one is very soft, with seamed construction,topstitched section to define the front, a shaped crown and a neat divided pompom at the top. There is an elastic across the back to snug it to the head.

Label: Caroline Adair Paris New York

Size:labeled a 21 ½ - 22. Crown - 21.5” - 22.5”

Condition: Excellent, no holes or stains.

Price: $45
1930s Art Deco Vintage Kelly Green Plastic and Pot Metal Dress Clip

Order #J110
Click here for photos
Order Here
1930s Art Deco Vintage Kelly Green Plastic and Pot Metal Dress Clip

Is this inset Bakelite? Could be, but it doesn’t feel quite heavy enough. These dress clips were used on many a neckline and pocket in the 1930s. This one has a very attractive Art Deco design. The metal is silver toned pot metal, set with small rhinestones. The spring clip is set at a slight angle.

Label: none

Size: 1 7/8” X 1 1/8”

Condition: One rough edge on the inset as shown.

Price: $20
1930s Art Deco Vintage Marbled Bakelite Dress Clip

Order #J109
Click here for photos
Order Here

1930s Art Deco Vintage Marbled Peanut Butter Bakelite Dress Clip

This large marbleized Bakelite dress clip in a marbleized peanut butter and green color combination has a stepped Art Deco design. These dress clips were super popular in the 30s and 40s. The metal spring clip is silver toned pot metal.

Label: none

Size: 2.125” X 1.75”

Condition: Excellent.

Price: $25
1950s Vintage Glass Fruit Salad Cascade Earrings

Order #J113
Click here for photos
Order Here

1950s Vintage Glass Fruit Salad Cascade Earrings

These early 1950s vintage fruit salad earrings are so happy - think Carmen Miranda in earring form! They are all glass on metal chains with screw backs. There are glass bananas, leaves, peaches, lemons, pears, raspberries and more. These swing and move quite a freely. The findings are gold tone.

Label: none

Size: 2” in length

Condition: excellent, just some loss to the gold plating on the interior chain.

Price: $35
1940s Vintage Green & Gold Brocade Wedgie Sandals Sz 9

Order #SH287
Click here for photos
Order Here

1940s Vintage Green & Gold Brocade Wedgie Sandals Sz 9

These are wonderful 1940s shoes! The Chinese brocade is a teal green with rusty brown and gold pagodas. All the edges are piped in metallic gold. And the wedges have 4 segmented section that are highlighted with the gold piping as well. The soles seem to be wood.

Label: none

Size:labeled a 9, fit like a 8.5M-9 M. Length: 10” Width outside: 3.14”, Heel: 2.25”

Condition: Excellent, appear unworn.

RESERVED Price: $75
1940s Vintage Navy Blue Felt Hat with Red Tassel

Order #H871
Click here for photos
Order Here

1940s Vintage Navy Blue Felt Hat with Red Tassel

Another great hat from an Ohio estate. This one is deep navy felt with a telescoped crown. The hat band is felt cutwork back with red grosgrain ribbon. And then there’s that tassel. It’s set at the right side with a felt bow above, The tassel itself is red rayon chainette.

Label: Henry Pollack, Inc. Distributor, Fifth Ave. N.Y.

Size: Crown: 21.25”

Condition: Excellent

Price: $45
1940s Vintage Midnight Blue Felt Dobbs Fedora Hat

Order #H863
Click here for photos
Order Here

1940s Vintage Midnight Blue Felt Dobbs Fedora Hat

Don’t worry - this is a ladies hat, even though it’s sized a 7. It was made by Dobbs, a major maker of men’s hats, so the men’s sizing is not too surprising. This has a very tailored, masculine feel with the telescoped crown and turned up brim. There’s a grosgrain ribbon band on the crown. The interior band is stamped with the maker and the store. There is an elastic keeper a well.

Labels: Dobbs Town Club and Carson Pirie Scott & Co. Chicago

Size: Labeled a Sz 7. Crown: 20.5” Overall: 10.5” X 10.5”

Condition: Excellent. No stains or holes.

Price: $35
1940s Vintage Chocolate Brown Felt Hat

Order #H865
Click here for photos
Order Here

1940s Vintage Chocolate Brown Felt Hat

This 1940s chocolate brown felt hat has a big bumper brim with a deeply telescoped crown. The sides each have a sweet felt bow to match.

Labels: Peggy Moran 2108 E. 71st St. Chicago

Size: Crown: 18.5” Overall: 8” X 8”

Condition: Excellent. No stains or holes.

Price: $35
1960s Vintage Black Felt Hat with Pine Cones by Caspar Davis

Order #H847
Click here for photos
Order Here

1960s Vintage Black Felt Hat with Pine Cones by Caspar Davis

This quirky hat appeals to me. The base is a black felt with a bucket front. The quirky is the wreath of glitter pine cones and green leaves across the front with black veiling behind it. Caspar Davis was a well known Hollywood maker of quality hats. He was often mentioned and advertised alongside such artists as G. Howard Hodge and Leslie James. Caspar Davis received national newspaper coverage from at least 1941 to 1969. Two lines were mentioned: “Studio Styles” and “Movie Mode”. Prices ranged from $25 - $45, so these were expensive hats. Caspar Davis used Hollywood studio starlets to model hats for much of their advertising, certainly using the glamour of film to add cachet to the lines. The Pittsburgh Post Gazette in 1941 called Caspar-Davis one of California’s outstanding designers. In 1955, Caspar Davis is credited with hats for the TV series, My Little Margie.

Label: An Original Studio Style designed by Caspar Davis of Hollywood

Size: Crown: approx. 19.5” Overall: 8.5” X 9”

Condition: No spots or stains. Only one leaf was remaining, so we were able to find period leaves that were a good very good match and replaced the missing ones.

Price: $55
Victorian 1850s - 1860s Bone Handle Carriage Parasol in Green and Tan Plaid

Order #MB555
Click here for photos
Order Here

Victorian 1850s - 1860s Bone Handle Carriage Parasol in Green and Tan Plaid

We offered a blue parasol recently, now we have a green plaid. This is a classic folding carriage parasol, with carved bone handle, wood rod, brass slide, and intricate bone finial with loop. The ribs appear to be whalebone. They aren’t metal or wood. The cover is a silk in forest green, golden tan and black plaid with two layers of silk fringe at the edge and top.

Label: none

Size: Length when extended: 24", 16" Across

Condition: Very Good, with one small split as shown. The hook end of the handle screw on and off, but will not screw all the way down leaving a gap as shown. Perhaps the metal screw needs to be shortened or the bone drilled out a bit? Or just a ribbon tied around it? I do not recommend opening this all the way. The silk will not take the stress.

Price: $195
1920s Vintage Brown Straw Cloche Hat with Couched Trim

Order #MB556
Click here for photos
Order Here

1920s Vintage Brown Straw Cloche Hat with Couched Trims

This stylish deep crown cloche hat is c. 1918 - 1922. It’s modified bicorne style, in brown straw with a deep brim that hugs the crown front and back .The brim is covered n burnt orange silk with gold tube braid and black trim with coiled iridescent celluloid (?) in squiggles overall. There is also horsehair braid edging the brims to soften the line. The crown is seamed with contrast piping. The black silk lining is original.

Label: CD Co. Clar-Davi Hats Columbus New York

Size: Crown: 22", Overall: 10" X 8"

Condition: Wear to the piping as shown, and losses to the coils of celluloid.

Price: $155
1880s Victorian Beaded Black Net Bonnet with Red Flowers

Order #H845
Click here for photos
Order Here
1880s Victorian Beaded Black Net Bonnet with Red Flowers

This sweet bonnet is a wire confection in net and beading, with both black and red flowers. Plus wired tremblers with beads and dangles. Most likely this was a evening or formal bonnet, and probably a married woman’s. This style was popular for a long time from the late 1880s, into the 1890s and up to 1900.

Label: None

Size: Width: 7", Length: 9"

Condition: the netting is fragile, but intact. The tremblers are missing some beads.

SOLD!
1850s - 1860s Victorian Era Navy Blue Wool Bonnet

1850s - 1860s Victorian Era Navy Blue Wool Bonnet

This soft, unstructured bonnet is mid 19th Century, most likely 1850s - 1860s. It has a soft crown in blue wool, with a gathered bavolet fringed in wool yarn as well. The fringe looks like wisteria. The face edge is heavily gathered and edged with pinked ruffles. There are two silk faille bows, one at the back and one at the center front. The front face ruffles are shaped into a ‘V’ at the forehead. There is a silk ribbon to tie.

Label: none

Size: One size, 19” from front of bonnet over head to end of fringe

Condition: There is surface damage to the wool at the back - apparently from moths as shown.

Price: $60
Antique 1910s Teens Silver Compact Purse

Order #A386
Click here for photos
Order Here

Antique 1910s Teens Silver Compact Purse

These small purses from the Teens are such pretty little baubles. This one would hold a few bills, some coins, and face powder in the mirror compartment. On the backside of the mirror is a celluloid inset for writing notes in pencil. A dance card, I suspect. That’s’ about it. The front is pebble textures with an monogrammed oval cartouche. The back is plain. The small chain handle has long, rectangular links. I believe this to be good silver-plate as it is not marked sterling anywhere. E.A.M is for Elgin American Manufacturing.

Marks: Monogram: LTJ. Mark E.A.M. with arrow, plus numerals 869, and 345868

Size: Body of purse is 3.5” X 2 3/8”

Condition: Very good, with some scratches on back and some darkening to plating on inside

Price: $65
1950s Vintage Lilly Dache New Look Hat in Amber Braid

Order #MB529
Click here for photos
Order Here

1950s Vintage Lilly Dache New Look Hat in Amber Braid

This is an astounding hat form Lilly Dache. It’s all hand sewn horsehair braid. Rows and rows of braid. The amount and quality of the labor is amazing. This is a soft and light hat - all braid and some wire, with a soft crown and a tan veiling overlay. The tulle is pleated over the under brim except at the front, where it switches and cover a triangle of the upper brim , with the point coming to the horsehair braid bow. The color is somewhat changeable - a dark amber in low light, and a glowing one in bright electric light.
There is no lining.

Label: Lilly Dache Paris 78 East 56th St New York

Size: Crown: 20”,Brim overall: 20” X 20”

Condition: Excellent, the veiling is a bit frayed around the brim edge as shown.

Price: $150
Victorian 1870s Men’s Cotton Canvas Envelope Wallet

Order #MB534
Click here for photos
Order Here

Victorian 1870s Mens Cotton Canvas Envelope Wallet

This c. 1875 tan cotton canvas accordion style envelope wallet has leather binding, four accordion pockets and one pocket inside the flap. The hand inked interior has red and black calligraphy with German? or English lettering. I think I read it as F A Gardh. Or J.A. Hardh. There are stamped names on the inside slide pockets on the flap as well. But it’s illegible, at least to me! The wallet is stitched in red to match the calligraphy.

Label: none

Size: 8.5” Long, 4.5” Wide when folded

Condition: Wear and soiling to the exterior as shown, with some wear to leather edges and what a line of dark stains on the flap. Interior is clean.

Price: $35
1910s Edwardian Beaded Purse in Red, Blue and Yellow with Filigree Frame

Order #A101
Click here for photos
Order Here

1910s Edwardian Beaded Purse in Red, Blue and Yellow with Filigree Frame

We are happy to offer this great little 1910s beaded bag in red, yellow, slate blue, white and black. The pattern is somewhat abstract leaf shapes with a white bottom. The frame is a filigree type with chain. The blue silk lining is original and is in good condition. The purse is the same front and back. This is a charming and even useable example of a 1910s ladies bag.

Label: none

Size:5.5” X 6”, not including chain

Condition: Excellent. The filigree has lost most of its silvering. There is a brown spot on the base as shown. The lining is in very good condition. The beads are intact. The color is strong and not faded.

Price: $95
Home