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# 7716 -  c. 1920's Goldtone Metal Flapper Deco Headpiece with Faux Pearls!  These are the goldtone flapper headpieces EVERYONE wants!  In my years of collecting, I've actually sold quite a number of these, so I'm assuming they they were quite popular in the 20's.  Probably was the "must have" of the era... kind of like the Diane Von Furstenberg wrap dress of the 1970s.  Either that, or I keep buying back the same one piece over and over again!  Gosh, I hope not! Too embarrassing!!  No, I think my first assessment is accurate (and even if it isn't I'm stickin' to it!).  Even though I've had a few, I seek them out and I have to tell you, they are getting MUCH harder to find.   So if you want one... don't hesitate.  I might be running out of "flapper headpiece luck".  Adjustable slightly hammered goldtone metal bands at the top to fit anyone.  this one is missing the usual green enamel drops at the bottom of the deco design earpieces but still has the faux peals draped from the movable bar. ... so they shimmy when you Charleston.  The perfect accessory for your next 1920's dressup. The three headpieces fold into each other for easy packing.  There is the usual patina on these pieces that you just learn to live with.  The pearls are original and can be replaced if you want them to look new.  These headpieces can be slightly bent by hand to match your headshape (I know because I tried it! :)  These will fit a larger head size or smaller, so depending on your head and how much hair you have, just bend to fit.  The last one I had was in near mint condition and sold for $1085.  This one is less so grab it.  NEW LISTING!    Also listed in the 1850-1920s section.

$ 845.   ORDER



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# 2049 -  RARE c. 1915 J. SUZANNE TALBOT, 14 Rue Royale, Paris Top Designer Milliner Black Velvet Toque with Long Feathers!   Ms. Talbot was responsible for some of the most influential and trend setting fashions for women from the turn of the century to the 1940's. Her creations, which were sold in high fashion stores such as Bergdorf Goodman, have also been exhibited at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and appeared on the cover of Vogue Magazine many times.  She was called in an article, in the New York Times, "an amazing milliner".   Every once in a while you will find a J. Suzanne Talbot hat on the open market, but they are rare... especially the early ones in completely original condition (with the original feathers)!   You can tell that even the feathers are "designer" as they were sewn on the hat with "lines" on either side of the feather quill (see close up photos).    Simple basic shape toque of black velvet (with some ruching at the front and back). There is velvet wear to the brim (see photos), but because it's black on black, it's only seen when looking closely.  The label as some staining as you see.   Still.....    NEW LISTING!  

 

$ 665.  ORDER

 



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# 4770 -  c. 1950's LUCI PUCI, Only at Neusteters, Denver Black Straw Large Picture Hat Teeming with Purple Silk Lilacs!   Museum Deaccession.  The Luci Puci label is fascinating!  Designed by Chicago milliner Lucylle Smith Gilbert, who designed hats for First Ladies Mamie Eisenhower and Pat Nixon, Carol Channing and many other prominent women of the day.  She was the highest paid designer in the hat industry turning out 900 hats a day for 14 labels!  She created 10-15 designs a day, sometimes more.  They were sold under assorted labels at various stores in various price points with the Luci Puci label being the most expensive.  It allowed her boss to give stored exclusive rights to certain labels.  Smart!  Some of  her other labels were: Lemington, Miss Luci, Sam Budwig, Ronnie, Lucylle Smith, Gilbert, Junior B, Mark III, Suzi B and Mademoiselle Hats.  There is a wonderful 1962 Chicago Tribune article about her at: http://archives.chicagotribune.com/1962/06/03/page/66/article/they-call-her-loosey-poosey    So now on to this hat.  Few words need to be written... it's exquisite! It's a black straw wide brim picture hat with tons of gradated color silk lilacs with green stems and leaves along with the original hat pin in place.  It's mentioned in the article that the interior of the hats are as lovely as the exterior... and this hat has one of the nicer interior bands (see photos).   A hat to wear or for your collection.  Should look great on anyone.  NEW LISTING!  

$ 485.  ORDER

 


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# 11317A -  c. 1905 Gibson Girl Gold Metallic and Beaded Lace Hat with Huge Gold Buckle and Feather!  This would have been quite an expensive hat when new.  The gold metallic lace with turquoise colored "jewels" or beads shown throughout, along with blue metallic floss detail... all in floral design at crown.  Soft light aqua velvet would have been backed with same color netting (that seems to be the only area that has issues (perhaps there were flower decorations there?  And then then black feather to give more height.   The only other issue is that is likely would have had a silk lining inside the crown that is missing, but it's unnecessary, just looks messy from the inside.   Shaped to be worn with the Gibson Girl hairdo (as you see on the head) so it sits on top of the hair.   Slightly misshapen perhaps, but still... rare to find something like this!!!!  NEW LISTING!  

 

$ 465.  ORDER



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# 6513 -  c. 1950's SCHIAPARELLI, Paris "Shocking Pink" Hat!  If Elsa Schiaparelli is known for anything... it was her signature hue of shocking pink. So I love to find the ultimate Schiaparelli hat in that signature color!  Great for hat or Schiaparelli collectors to go with the Iconic.  This hat is miroir velvet ("mirror" velvet - so shiny!) calotte (skull cap shape).  Has the original matching netting and the hat is covered with matching "leaves" with matching bugle beads.   Awesome.  Excellent condition.  NEW LISTING!  

 

$ 385.  ORDER

 


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# 1614 -  c. 1900 Victorian/Edwardian "Gibson Girl" Black Chiffon and Black Paillettes High Toque Wired Hat!  I can this my "Mickey Mouse" hat... or you could easily refer to it as a "butterfly" hat.   Whatever you call it, it's super!  A very tall hat that is meant to be worn on your Gibson Girl hairdo.  I have had a number of black gowns of the era with sequins which would have been a smashing topper for that.  Very Good condition.   NEW LISTING!  

 

$ 425.   ORDER

 


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# 4876 - c. late 1850's "Milliner's Masterpiece" Cocoa Brown Cotton Drawn Bonnet Designed to Resemble Straw! So similar to a hat featured in Susan Langley's "Hats & Bonnets" book, on page 71, listed as a "Milliner's Masterpiece" - and given one of the highest price estimates in the entire book!  The bonnet in the book is slightly more elaborate, but certainly looks as though it was created by the same milliner... down to the same cocoa brown color and identical detailing of the curtain shading the neck ("bavolet").  This drawn bonnet is also extensively trimmed with braided loops of a cotton material resembling linen. The bonnet is all original, even the ribbon ties which look to be correct to the era.  There was no interior trim on the hat in the book, and none on this hat.  However most of the lining is gone.   The condition is Excellent for the delicate nature.  There are two slightly larger than pinhead size holes at the back (see photos) and a few light marks.  There are two wires that could just use tacking back to the front edge. The ribbon ties need a tacking as well. I could do it easily, but best for me to leave as is for you purists out there! Other than that, you will only find the most minute issues with the bonnet - small holes in the material when held up to light, slightest fraying and slightest misshaping of back of crown if not stuffed.   Still a wonderful example of this rare millinery treat! 

$ 885. ORDER

 


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# 3936 - c. 1930's New York Creation Black Architectural Felt Cutwork Hat!   Yes, it's BLACK.... though it will look lighter in the photos... I do that so you can see the detail.  I've said it before and I'll say it again, the best hats are those that quickly evoke the era with it's special shape. Well, baby, how's this beauty?? Amazing shape, slightly conical, with pierced cutwork brim all in black felt. There might be ever-so-slightly creases in the brim... on purpose to create that "edgy" look.  Black grosgrain bow at back. Really Excellent. A gotta have. 22" label and that is correct. Katherine Hepburn would have loved this hat!  Most recently worn on stage in a production of "The Women" (worn by the character of "Sylvia" - played by Rosalind Russell in the 1939 movie).    ALL EXTRA PHOTOS LIGHTED SO SEE DETAILS... but the hat is BLACK. 

$ 285. ORDER

 


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# 369h -  Victorian/Edwardian Off-White Gauntlet Tatted "Wedding" Gloves!  Do you know how hard it is to be both the model and the photographer... especially when I stupidly put this on my right hand, so I had to photograph as a lefty (I'm not).  Anyway, such a pretty pair of antique gloves!  I have a normal sized hand (for a 5'2" modern woman) and as you see, it goes on me, but it's pretty small (they were smaller back then!).   Love the little rosette at the gauntlet and the heavy tatting at the end.   Classic design glove with the three rows (wonder who first designed that!).  Excellent condition with just extreme minor dirt at fingertips and tiny, tiny red marks (see photos).  Came in with trousseaux set so likely wedding gloves!  NEW LISTING!  Under $150 so Final Sale Item.

 

$ 125.ORDER

 


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# 369m -  Victorian/Edwardian Wedding Ring Pillow, Wedding Hanky and Embroidered Silk Monogram!  This is what the ring bearer would carry down the aisle with the rings sitting on top, or tied on with some of the ribbons (if you have a clumsy ring bearer!).  This pillow came with the trousseaux set, but it's in poor condition.... lots of satin shredding here and there (see photos) and the ribbons would need steaming to make it look prettier.  This piece will come with the original plain wedding hanky and the very poor condition pale green silk piece (which was likely the original lingerie case) also in shreds. But the "EB" is still good, so cut around it for display.  The wedding hanky is in good condition also with the embroidered "EB" at the corner.   So.... just know what you are buying here.   Priced for display.   NEW LISTING!  Under $150 so Final Sale Item.

$ 25. ORDER



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# 7791 - c. 1993/94 (first) HERMES "Les Mustangs" Scarf.  Large 35" Square Designed by Robert Dallet!  Ah... Classic Hermès!  100% Silk Twill, Hand Rolled Edge Scarf.  35" square (some people measure as 34" square or 90 cm square).  Goldenrod color border with white background and mustangs running wild with one cowgirl.   Lovely design by Robert Dallet.  So well received that the design was re-issued in 2012.  Robert Dallet's first carre with Hermes debuted in 1977.  As a wildlife naturalist, his talent and close attention to detail are evident in his extraordinary carres.  Extremely popular and highly collectable, several of his creations have been reissued, including Le Mustang in 2007.   Excellent condition.  Folds are less pronounced on the one I'm selling, but the scarf was so large, this was the best way to show it to you!  You'll find this design for sale at over $400.   NEW LISTING!  

$ 265.

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# 125A - RARE c. 1900 Sheer Silk Organza Lace Trimmed Parasol Cover!  Frankly I have never seen another one like this!  It's a white silk organza lace trimmed parasol cover!  Just slips on over the ferrule (top of the parasol) at the small open circle at the center, and then just covers whatever is currently on the parasol.   Immediately transform your shabby parasols to a beauty!  You can use in a size to have the lace hang over the edge, or for a larger parasol, it will just lay flat on top.  Certainly you can sew it on as well if you want to easily fold up.  Excellent condition!  Extreme minor dustiness in one area, so for those of you who are comfortable soaking vintage linens, this is easy.  However, I have two left thumbs so I don't sew or clean... I end up ruining more than I fix.  I can't even sew a button correctly.. I usually end up sewing it onto my pant leg under.  :(  I'm pathetic.    You can easily leave as is... it's not noticeable. 36" diameter round. 2 layers at the lacy ruffle.  NEW LISTING!  

$ 185. ORDER


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# 7791A - c. 2015 San Francisco Hat  Felt Hat!  This hat is still being sold online from San Francisco hat.  New price:  $48.  Used price here: $20.  It's a great faux 1920s cloche look. This one is nearly perfect... just a minor tiny moth nip at the top (you can't even see it in the photos - it's not the white speck, that's dust).     NEW LISTING!   Under $150 so final sale.

$ 20. ORDER

 


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# 7766 - c. RARE 1920's Golden Floss "Hair" Cloche!  Most Likely Parisian!  If you are one of my website groupies, you might have seen the few other "hair" cloches I have sold in the past.  I ADORE these!!!!   Perhaps my favorite thing are elaborate flapper headpieces.  (People ask me what I like the best... so now you finally know!)  So, I search for these everywhere.  Rarely do I find them.   And even more rarely am I first in line to purchase them for you!  I can only assume that these extremely rare high-style wig cloches were a mark of sophistication. The cloche is woven into the shape of a classic 1920's hairdo - complete with the finger wavy hairs all over and the pinned up "longer" hair braided at the back and braid coiled at the sides. The floss was likely the "new" rage of artificial silk called "rayon".  In remarkable Excellent condition!!! The only slight issue is some old rouge makeup inside... not seen at all outside. Absolutely a museum quality piece!   This will fit a 22" head, as you'd expect a 20s cloche to fit tightly.  God I love these!!!  Princess Leia's hair look!   NEW LISTING!   Also listed in the Museum and 1850-1920s section.

$ 2,685.  ORDER

 


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# 3045 -  c. 1927 Embroidered Flapper Hat by POLDI, Hand Made in Vienna This hat really confounded me as I really haven't seen any of these tall cloches from the 1920s.  Most fit tightly at the top of the head, but this one is more the shape you'd find in the 1960s, but I guarantee it's indeed from the 1920's.  So.... I had to go searching for photos, and I found a photo of Viennese Baron Alphonese Wallek and "Two American Beauties" c. 1927 showing a similar tall cloche hat of the era.  So... there ya go!  Love the label... Hand Made in Vienna.  The hat is a silk faille in a unique chartreuse color with off-white and light yellow yarn embroidery.  As you can see from the close up photos, there is just a bit of the embroidery missing, but you don't notice it unless you are looking for defects.  It's a slightly "squishy" hat, so I just stuffed with some tissue paper.  Really interesting piece!     NEW LISTING!   

$ 235.  ORDER


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# 7718 -  c. 1920's Flapper Headpiece Rhinestone Tiara!  I spend all my spare time looking for the best original flapper headpieces!  (OK, perhaps I exaggerate... I still have a life... but I AM always searching for these!)  If I had a collection, it would be of 20s headpieces.  And to be honest, I have one or two that I have owned for so long, that they have become my "children", so hard to sell those.  Someday.  Perhaps.  Meanwhile, I was lucky enough to find these.  Always made from a base metal, some are silvertone, some in goldtone metal.  The rhinestones are all prong set and mine cut (high centers) and they are still bright white and shiny. This one is a full "tiara" and the metal will slightly and gently bend to fit the shape of your head.  I would be happy to keep this one in my collection if you don't want it!!!! :) NEW LISTING!    Also listed in the 1850-1920s section.

$ 1,895.  ORDER

 



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# 7745 -  c. 1920's Made in France Expressly For Saks at 34 Street Burnished Gold Sequin and Gold Beaded Juliette or Skull Cap!  I have a "thing" for 1920s headpieces. And I also have a "thing" for 1920s pieces Made in France.  So... here ya go!  This is a Juliette or skull cap... which means it's small and meant to be worn on the crown of the head... it's not a cloche. Nice design with the gold beads encircling the back and the edge, and then gold burnished sequins all over the rest all over black netting. Hard to measure, but seems to be about 20.75" around the edge.  Just sits on my head, and I have a normal sized head, but best for a small head, or a regular sized head with not too much hair.  Would have been likely late 1920s worn with a the bob cut.... like Louise Brooks below.  Excellent condition... though I say that with the caveat that the sequins have ages to this lovely hue.  Still very sparkly!!   NEW LISTING!  

$ 365.   ORDER


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 # 7717 -  c. 1920's Flapper Headpiece Rhinestone Tiara!  I spend all my spare time looking for the best original flapper headpieces!  (OK, perhaps I exaggerate... I still have a life... but I AM always searching for these!)  If I had a collection, it would be of 20s headpieces.  And to be honest, I have one or two that I have owned for so long, that they have become my "children", so hard to sell those.  Someday.  Perhaps.  Meanwhile, I was lucky enough to find these.  Always made from a base metal, some are silvertone, some in goldtone metal.  The rhinestones are all prong set and mine cut (high centers) and they are still bright white and shiny. This one is a full "crown" and the metal will slightly and gently bend to fit the shape of your head.  Adjustable band at back.  I would be happy to keep this one in my collection if you don't want it!!!! :)  You won't believe how incredible it looks when on!  A true CROWN!  NEW LISTING!    Also listed in the 1850-1920s section.

$ 2,195.  ORDER


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# 289 -  c. 1904 Black Velvet and Silk Ruffled with Satin Ribbons!  I found a similar hat labeled 1904, so it's a good bet that this was the proper year for this lovely hat.  Wrapped like a package over ruffles!! Pretty!  Would have been worn high on the Gibson Girl hairdo.  Excellent condition.  Hard for me to describe the hat... so please just take the time to look at all the photos.  I guarantee you'll like it! You'll need a long hatpin to keep this on your head.   NEW LISTING!  

$ 685.   ORDER

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# 7722 - c. 1998 J. PETERMAN COMPANY Titanic Butterfly Comb in Original Box with COA!  If you have loved these as long as I have (well over 10 years now!), you will know just how hard they are to find!  There are many knock-offs usually those selling for $10-$200, but they just don't hold a candle to the ORIGINAL c. 1998 J. Peterman Butterfly Comb!  You'll notice the size difference first, and then the number of comb teeth is another dead giveaway.  These cost $198 when new, and have held their value at well over $1,000 for all theses years.  I've seen them sell as high as $2,000.   OK, so I'm stealing this info as it's quite informative: "The Titanic: Butterfly Hair Comb is a reproduction of the one seen from the epic motion picture 'TITANIC'! This is the only 'Titanic: Butterfly Hair Comb' authorized for sale by 20th Century Fox.  There were very few made!  Stamped on the reverse with a '1998 Fox' stamp of authenticity. Even includes a 'Certificate of Authenticity' from 20th Century Fox. The Tiffany-like Stained Glass Butterfly Motif is featured on this comb with a brass oxidated plating with black, sea green and milky transparent epoxy. The butterfly body is accented with an adventurine cabochon and a black faceted stone. Adventurine is a translucent greenish quartz mineral, that is internally granular. Adventurine is often mistaken for jade, a valuable stone of green. Cabochon is a domed gemstone - a highly polished curved surface without faceting.   Comes with the original satin lined box stamped J. Peterman on the lid."   A true collectible and a very recognizable part of movie history. Who could forget 'Rose' (Kate Winslet) wearing this timeless classic in her beautiful red-tressed hair!  This comb is in MINT condition only out of the box to photograph! The box has a bit of a tear from the wing (see photo) but likely would have been sent to the original customer like this.  The box exterior is great, and comes with the original white cardboard sleeve.  These combs are all slightly different from each other.  This one has the original slight movement of wings and is slightly off center.  It's all original and all in original condition!!!  Even the teeth vary in color from comb to comb.  I love that.  Just shows that they weren't mass produced.   The last one sold for $1,885 on my website.  I marked down for that slight tear of the interior satin in box.   Also Listed in the Memorabilia Section. Final Sale Movie/Memorabilia piece.

$ 1,750. ORDER    Extended Layaway Available


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# 6584 -  c. 1963 JAN LESLIE Custom Design (Sold at Halle Bros.) White Shiny Raffia Straw Breton Hat with White Bow!  Jan Leslie is often mentioned in list of  great milliners of the era.  This hat came from a large Museum Displayed Hat Collection, so it's Museum quality! This one is a breton style with huge turned up brim.  The white bow/band is sort-of stiff silk/linen blend (I guess :).   This style looks great on everyone.   Excellent condition.  Fits a normal 22" head.   NEW LISTING!  

$ 165.   ORDER 


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 # 6513A -  c. 1950's SCHIAPARELLI, Paris "Velvet Fruit" Hat!  Elsa Schiaparelli always had a streak of whimsy to her designs.  So nice to find one of her hats with that same joy!  This velvet toque shape hat is covered with stitched edged graduated colored velvet in "fruit" shapes with green leaves.  Comes with the original matching hatpin.  Great for hat or Schiaparelli collectors to go with the Iconic.  This hat is miroir velvet ("mirror" velvet - so shiny!) calotte (skull cap shape).  Has the original matching netting and the hat is covered with matching "leaves" with matching bugle beads.  Excellent condition. (though the edges of the "fruit" are raw - which I think may be original to the hat, but not sure... and stitches are seen... again, I don't know if original or not).   NEW LISTING!  

 

$ 285.  ORDER



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# 6583 -  c. 1960 EVELYN VARON Exclusive Champagne Colored Shiny Raffia Straw Hat with Orange Velvet Band and Large Shaded Light Orange Silk Flower!  Everly Varon is often mentioned in list of  great milliners of the era.  This hat came from a large Museum Displayed Hat Collection, so it's Museum quality! Sits high on the head as was the fashion of the time entering into the MOD era.  Excellent condition.  Fits a normal 22" head.   NEW LISTING!  

$ 245.   ORDER 

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# 7719 -  c. 1920's Flapper Headpiece Rhinestone on Goldtone Metal!  I spend all my spare time looking for the best original flapper headpieces!  (OK, perhaps I exaggerate... I still have a life... but I AM always searching for these!)  If I had a collection, it would be of 20s headpieces.  And to be honest, I have one or two that I have owned for so long, that they have become my "children", so hard to sell those.  Someday.  Perhaps.  Meanwhile, I was lucky enough to find these.  Always made from a base metal, some are silvertone, some in goldtone metal... this one is goldtone.  The rhinestones are all prong set and mine cut (high centers) and they are still bright white and shiny (so surprising!!).  This is one of those true headbands that have an elastic at the back which holds on your head.  Was likely worn hidden under the hair so all you see is the front piece. A beauty.  There are so many headbands out there that aren't real.  They are made from 20s beaded clothing appliques.  If you collect headpieces, you will know the difference. The best flapper headpieces just keep going up in value.  Everyone seems to want them... including me!!  NEW LISTING!    Also listed in the 1850-1920s section.

$ 945.   ORDER

 


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# 11194 -  c. 1980's FRANK OLIVE White Straw Hat with Large Navy/White Polkadot Ribbon and Original Hat Pin!  Frank Olive was a well-known milliner of high end hats for fashion houses, celebrities and the theater.  Mr. Olive's creations found customers among designer houses like Oscar de la Renta and Pauline Trigere, as well as leading department stores including Bloomingdales, I. Magnin, Neiman-Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue and Bonwit Teller, and performers like Carol Burnett, Diana Ross and Peggy Lee.  Women's Wear Daily, in a "75 Years of Fashion" issue in 1985, cited Mr. Olive as one of the influential designers of the century.  SO..... this is not one of those run-of-the-mill hats.  Excellent condition.  White straw with wide navy and white polkadot grosgrain ribbon and great large original navy hatpin!   Fits a normal 22" head.   NEW LISTING!  

$ 165.   ORDER 

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# 6090 -  c. 1880's Victorian Black Lace Toque Hat with Silk Flowers!  The 1880's were all about height in their hats.  This one is a wire base covered with black lace and black netting.  Silk ombre pink/white  flowers are scattered about.  Excellent condition.  As pretty a little Victorian hat as you can get.  Better in person!     NEW LISTING!  

$ 385.   ORDER 
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#6617- c. 1956 MR. ARNOLD Apricot Colored Straw Hat with a Vine of Shaded Flowers "Floating" Below the Edge of the Brim! This is the fabulous hat used for the promotional posters for the entire museum exhibit (the poster drawing is below).  The drawing is enticing, but it doesn't hold a candle to the hat in person!!  As you can see, it's a simple apricot colored straw hat, but there is an extraordinary dangling or floating vine with large shaded coral and pink silk flowers and green leaves hanging from the brim!  Fabulous! Near Mint condition.

$ 885. ORDER

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# 6412 -  c. 1955  LESLIE JAMES Brown Organdy and Straw Hat with Rhinestone Ornament!  Seems I'm not the only one who wondered about who Leslie James might be.  Well... it took a grandson and Past Perfect vintage posts to get this information:  Leslie James was a combination of James Druce (CEO) and Leslie George Masters, a former film actors in the 1930s at MGM who was encouraged to take up millinery design by the famous Gilbert Adrian. He created headwear for the likes of Greta Garbo, Norma Shearer and Joan Crawford. Eventually his hats were wholesaled to department stores.  The factory was based in Los Angeles with hundreds of employees.  In 1946 his hat prices retailed for $29.50 - $39.50.  Mr. Druce retired in 1954 and left the business to Leslie.  So now you know... if Leslie James designs were good enough for Greta Garbo and Joan Crawford.....  Sweet straw and brown organdy hat with flat crown with great straw design and brim covered in double layered brown organdy with line of bugle beads holding on the brown rhinestone dangles.  Excellent condition with just a bit if darkening of straw in one spot (see photo).  NEW LISTING!  

$ 185.   ORDER 


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# 11195A -  c. 1990's Saks Fifth Avenue Stiff Pink/White Pith Helmet Hat!  WHAT???  What the heck???  Saks Fifth Avenue???  How crazy (slash) cool is this?  I'm sort of at a loss to tell you what someone might have worn this with, but if you are a fashionista... YOU figure it out!  I pretty much guarantee you won't see many other people wearing one!  :)  So....  the photos will explain.  Very stiff (as you'd expect from a pith helmet) and woven in an ombre pink/white.  Excellent condition with the exception of the fact that there is light large spot at the front (see photos).     NEW LISTING!   Under $150 so final sale item.

$ 85.   ORDER 
AUTHENTIC - Worn in "Hello Dolly"

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# 7496 -  c. 1969 Barbra Streisand's HELLO DOLLY Movie "RUFFLE" Hat!  Designed by Irene Sharaff!    I have these two hats available from the 1969 movie, "Hello Dolly" with Barbra Streisand.  I have other Irene Sharaff hats available below from a year earlier from "Funny Girl". They are all extraordinary!  Not the cheap materials you might expect from an "extra"... but beautifully made... to the point that you would hardly know it's a costume piece.  Blush pink "Lampshade" shape fully covered with gathered material and a large ivory bow with ostrich feathers.  So pretty!  Would have been worn (I believe) in the scene below.  Excellent condition.  Own a piece of movie history!   NEW LISTING!  Final Sale Movie/Memorabilia piece. 

$ 895. ORDER 

AUTHENTIC - Worn in "Hello Dolly"

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# 7497 -  c. 1969 Barbra Streisand's HELLO DOLLY Movie "Flowers" Hat!  Designed by Irene Sharaff!    I have these two hats available from the 1969 movie, "Hello Dolly" with Barbra Streisand.  I have other Irene Sharaff hats available below from a year earlier from "Funny Girl". They are all extraordinary!  Not the cheap materials you might expect from an "extra"... but beautifully made... to the point that you would hardly know it's a costume piece.  Sheer taupe over wire with bunches of silk flowers around the brim.  So pretty!  Would have been worn (I believe) in the scene below.  Excellent condition.  Own a piece of movie history!   NEW LISTING!  Final Sale Movie/Memorabilia piece. 

$ 785. ORDER 


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# 6818 - RARE c. 1840 Gold Bullion and Sequin Cap!  Be still my heart.  This would have been one damn wealthy woman to afford something so intricately detailed of gold bullion and gown sequins and gold metallic lace front!  I really don't have much more information on this other than you looking at the photos.   In excellent condition with just a bit of lace missing only on the inside.  Exterior is near mint!  Shown on a normal sized head.  Even looks like the in vogue "banana curls" at the back.  KILLER piece!!  NEW LISTING!   Also Listed in the Museum and Early Categories. 

$ 2,250.  
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# 11313A -  c. 1915-1919 WWI Era Velvet and Pheasant Feathered Toque Hat!  As with everything else, I'm very picky about the hats I sell. I try to find those that are special enough to add to a hat collection as well as pretty enough to wear if you want.  This one is a deep brown velvet crown surrounded with lovely pheasant feathers and then there is one complete wing attached to one side is slightly lighter shadings to make it "pop" out.  Excellent condition.  You can barely make out the info on the inside of the hat as a hat maker/shop in Wareham, Massachusetts.  To be worn on the top of your hair, so size doesn't matter much, but it's for a normal head size.   NEW LISTING! 

$ 365.  ORDER 


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# 11408 - c. 1940's Black Felt, Sequin Hat!  A great larger tilt hat which would have been early 1940s (some of the 1930's influence still there).  Black sequins at the front brim and gold sequins at the crown.  Black netting at front for that mystery (you can always wear the veil up). Excellent condition with just a slight dusting on the back (should clean up... I didn't even notice it until I looked at the photos).  NEW LISTING! 

$ 245.  ORDER 

 


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# 11406 - c. 1940's AUSTELLE Black Felt and Feather Hat!  Lovely ribbon design on this hat with little bow at back and a large raspberry ostrich feather at the side.  Look at the first photo (after you click on the photo at left) to see the more true color of the feather... I had to lighten photos for you to see the details.  Excellent condition. NEW LISTING!  Under $150, so Final Sale Item.

$ 75.  ORDER 

 



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# 7126 - c. 1950's LESLIE JAMES Shocking Pink Two-Tone Straw Hat!  Black Cap Shape Hat!  Sold at Burdine's.  Museum Deaccession.  Seems I'm not the only one who wondered about who Leslie James might be.  Well... it took a grandson and Past Perfect vintage posts to get this information:  Leslie James was a combination of James Druce (CEO) and Leslie George Masters, a former film actors in the 1930s at MGM who was encouraged to take up millinery design by the famous Gilbert Adrian. He created headwear for the likes of Greta Garbo, Norma Shearer and Joan Crawford. Eventually his hats were wholesaled to department stores.  The factory was based in Los Angeles with hundreds of employees.  In 1946 his hat prices retailed for $29.50 - $39.50.  Mr. Druce retired in 1954 and left the business to Leslie.  So now you know... if Leslie James designs were good enough for Greta Garbo and Joan Crawford.....   This one is a simple, basic shape stiff molded two-tone straw hat in hot pink and strong candy pink with that sweet "button flap" on the one side!   Seems the hat had a matching pink nose veil originally according to the museum tag.  I see one tiny possible area in the straw where is was attached (see photos).  I'm sure over time it just ripped to shreds (as they do), but the hat is still fabulous without it. Excellent condition. NEW LISTING!  Under $150, so Final Sale Item.

$ 95.  ORDER 

 



[ORDER ITEM - #7125]
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# 7125 - c. 1950's LESLIE JAMES Blush Peach with Shocking Pink Straw Hat!  Sold at Burdine's.  Museum Deaccession.  Sold at Burdine's.  Seems I'm not the only one who wondered about who Leslie James might be.  Well... it took a grandson and Past Perfect vintage posts to get this information:  Leslie James was a combination of James Druce (CEO) and Leslie George Masters, a former film actors in the 1930s at MGM who was encouraged to take up millinery design by the famous Gilbert Adrian. He created headwear for the likes of Greta Garbo, Norma Shearer and Joan Crawford. Eventually his hats were wholesaled to department stores.  The factory was based in Los Angeles with hundreds of employees.  In 1946 his hat prices retailed for $29.50 - $39.50.  Mr. Druce retired in 1954 and left the business to Leslie.  So now you know... if Leslie James designs were good enough for Greta Garbo and Joan Crawford.....   This one came in a lot with the hat above.  Another simple, basic shape stiff molded two-tone straw hat in blush peach with splash of hot pink on the front with same button design, this one with a little hanging bead decoration!  Excellent condition.  NEW LISTING!  Under $150, so Final Sale Item.

$ 95.  ORDER 

 


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# 11411 - c. 1930's Black Cap Shape Hat!  Something like a knit, but a material with a textured finish.  Very floppy... just goes on the head like a cap.  I like the little loops at the side, but that's about the only detail other than the turned up flat brim.  NEW LISTING!  Under $150, so Final Sale Item.

$ 25.  ORDER 

 


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# 11410 - c. 1950's The Topper Shop, West Seattle All Feather Hat!  If you look good in Autumn colors, this is the hat for you!  All feathered in various hues to wear (I believe) tilted as I show to sweep the eye for a bit of a tease. Taupe felt base.  Excellent condition  but you may need to dab a bit of milliner glue at the back as the feathers can come off of these.   NEW LISTING!  Under $150, so Final Sale Item.

$ 145.  ORDER

 



[ORDER ITEM - #7054]
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# 7054 - c. 1940's Numbered BES-BEN, Made in Chicago Black Lace Open Crown Hat Covered with Huge Silk Rose Flowers and Green Leaves!  From Grenfieldfoundationorg...  Heralded as "Chicago's Mad Hatter" by famously crafting whimsical and elegant hats for women including such celebrities as Lucille Ball, Marlene Dietrich and Elizabeth Taylor.  Bes-Ben's hats were comparatively tame until 1941. Around this time, Mr. Green-Field's creativity and sense of humor really began to surface in his designs. He began to incorporate unusual items into his hats: firecrackers, skyscrapers, animals, bugs, fruit, doll furniture, palm trees, cigarette packages, etc.  Mr. Green-Field also made pieces to commemorate holidays and events. For Hedda Hopper's appearance at the film premiere of "The Razor's Edge", he topped a hat with razors. A Chicago socialite received a little hat covered with clocks to wear at a charity entitled "Time for Giving".  His World War II designs included hats decorated with "victory gardens" and "invasion" hats. In deference to wartime rationing, Mr. Green-Field's 1942 hats were  constructed from ordinary kitchen utensils: a Dutch bonnet made from a kitchen towel trimmed with napkin rings; a cookie cutter and a tea strainer; a tricorn covered with plastic cutlery, grapefruit knives and ice tongs; and even a hat made of a sponge with protruding iced tea spoons. The prices for Mr. Green-Field's creations, which originally ranged from $37.75 to $1,000, tended to exclude women on a budget. However, every summer he would clean out his inventory for the new season at a midnight sale, marking down the hats to as little as $5. At 2 a.m., he would begin to toss the rest out the front door to waiting bargain-hunters. While the demand for hats in general dropped dramatically in the 1960s, Bes-Ben hats have remained hugely popular and collectible.  SO.... although this isn't one of the whimsical hats, it's still a numbered Bes-Ben, and lovely!  Black lace with open crown at the top with huge silk rose flowers and green feathers all over the brim.  Excellent condition.  NEW LISTING!     

$ 775 ORDER



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# 550 - c. 1900 DUNLAP & CO., Burkhardt Bros & Co., Cincinnati, Ohio Extra Quality Black Silk Collapsible Top Hat with Original Box!  Yes, they still make collapsible top hats for magic shows, or costumes.... but this is one of the old original ones... with the original box with gorgeous graphic typeface.  The mechanism is in PERFECT condition... pops up and squishes down like it is new and yet there is something floating around inside which you can hear when you tilt the hat!!!  Buried Treasure?????  The black silk has faded over the 100+ years, so it's more like a dark gray, but other than a bit of misshaping on the back, and a bit of wear to the edge....  The box has wear as the bottom falls out and a bit of wear at edges, but still a great display box!   NEW LISTING!     

$ 285 ORDER



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# 7683 - c. late 1950s/early 1960's MAYBELLE MARIE BIRCH, California Light Blue Molded Straw "Chrysanthemum" Hat with Organdy Petals Made in Italy!  OK, in researching, I found another Maybelle Marie Birch hat listed for over $1200.... and to tell you the truth, I like this one better.   Not a lot of information can be found on Ms. Birch other than she specialized in straw hats and straw purses.  This hat is very lightweight and molded almost like paper mache but with a weathered light blue straw and matching wide light blue organdy ribbon covered all over with a blush pink curled linen organdy in individual "petals".  Now I hate to argue with museums, but there is a similar designed 1959 Mr. John hat at the Philadelphia Museum, and they call it a Woman's "Hyacinth" Hat.  I believe it is closer to "Chrysanthemum"... but who am I to question them??? :)   You can call it whichever you want.  Excellent condition with just one tiny lipstick mark on the ribbon (see photo).  Really unique!  This won't feel like a normal hat on due to the stiff molded feel... but will look smashing on!!  Oh, and the other Maybelle Marie Birch hats don't seem to mention they have the Made in Italy stamp... so... mine's better! :)  Get the 60's LOOK as seen in the editorial photo below!  NEW LISTING!     

$ 385 ORDER


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# 11313 - c. late 1930's/early 1940's Black Wool Felt and Black Velvet Wide Brim Hat!  LOVE this one!! It's got that interesting sort of crushed, asymmetrical crown that was found in the 1939 hats I've seen.  Would look smashing with your Adrian or Irene suit, eh?? :)  Wonderfully large circle hat that is moderately floppy, trimmed in the black velvet that just gives it the class you want.  Check out all the photos to see how it looks from all angles.   Excellent condition.  NEW LISTING!     

$ 435 ORDER

 



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# 7421 - c. early 1960's CESARE CANESSA, Roma, Italy Black and Ivory 2-tone Organdy Tall Hat Made in Italy Expressly for Bonwit Teller!  In researching, I found another Cesare Canessa / Bonwit Teller hat online at the Metropolitan Museum of New York (The "Met").  I gotta say, again.... this one is SO much better than theirs! :)  Even better than the four examples at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and the one at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.  Uber tall hat that can be worn on the head, or lower down as a cloche (though it's still tall!!).  All depends on the size of your head, and or how much hair you have is how it will fit you.  Small head will wear lower... still looks great.  Excellent condition with just the tiniest dusty dirt at the top (see photo).  SMASHING! And certainly museum or collection worthy.  NEW LISTING!     

$ 365 ORDER

 


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# 6173 - Antique Japanese Maiko Geisha Wig with Flower and Silver Ornaments!  I sold one other antique Japanese Geisha Wig recently, and even though they are rare, I had this ONE other one to sell.  But this is the last of them... at least the last I have now.  This one has no case, but it's likely human hair with fine lace front, has the original ornaments and I believe it's older than the last one I sold. The metal interior is a wonderment!  And I believe that's the maker's mark inside (the stylized bird).   I wish I could give you more information on this piece. It's old.  I would say definitely pre-1940s... but really I don't know.  It's certainly not newer than that... even though I've seen others that look similar that are newer... it's the interior of the wig that shows it's age.  METAL interior.  Some of these wigs are coated with a heavy wax substance to keep it's shape... this one doesn't have that thick stiff wax so looks a lot more natural.   I have read that brand new top quality Katsura (Geisha) wigs can sell for up to $4,000.  There is some Japanese writing inside the wig.  I have no idea what it reads.. . but it's hard to read anyway.  I would call this a wig for a Maiko. A Maiko is an apprentice geisha in western Japan, especially Kyoto.  Maiko are usually aged 15 to 20 years old and become geisha after learning how to dance, play the shamizen, and learning Kyō-kotoba (dialect of Kyoto).  A maiko's hairstyle is called nihongami (a Japanese traditional hairstyle from Edo Period).  Also Listed in the Museum Category.  NEW LISTING!     

$ 745 ORDER

 

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# 4287 - RARE c. 1830's/1840's Men's Ivory Jacquard Silk Stock Collar!  You certainly don't see these often for sale!  From the 19th Century.... you know.... think top hats and muttonchops!  The standard neckwear for men of the era. A shaped band fastened at the back of the neck with ties, a buckle or hook and eye... this one has a large metal buckle.  This type of neckcloth was introduced to general society by King George IV in 1822.  The Whole Art of Dress, an 1830 guide to men’s fashion, described The Royal George style of stock as being composed of “the richest black Genoa velvet and satin” and tied into a small gordian knot with short broad ends.  And white was the obligatory color for all evening dress neckwear during this time with the notable exception of George IV’s reign when his penchant for black took precedent. These were worn over the high stand collar of the shirt. Call it a cravat, neckscarf, or stock collar.  So.....  this one shows it's age... it's all frayed at the edges and has quite a bit of staining (see all the photos).  Use as a pattern.  Still rare!!!  NEW LISTING!    Also Listed in the 1750-1840s Category. 

$ 345. ORDER

From Museum Collection

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# 6385 - c. 1885 Honey Colored Straw Bonnet with Black Lace and Silk Flowers with Double Silk Ties! This lovely Victorian Straw Bonnet came to me from a museum hat collection, so it's been displayed throughout the USA in museums!  And now it's available for your collection! There is a bit of age discoloration on the flowers and ties, but it's in Excellent condition all around.  LOVE the straw bonnets!!  What else would you wear in the summer with your Victorian bustle gown as you promenade along the seashore? :)  NEW LISTING!  

$ 425. ORDER

 



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# 7491 - c. 1980's ZALO "GOLF" ShoesNEVER WORN!  MINT CONDITION!  Ha! "Golfing Shoes"!  These are the ultimate.  No spikes so they won't work too well, but they will be perfect for drinks or lunch after.  Or if you aren't a golfer, but hang with that crowd.... let them covet. Marked size 6.5, but they run a bit small, so best for size 6 I think.   Near mint condition, except for the red marker on the bottom and I see one tiny, tiny mark on the front of one shoe (see photos).  These look like they were tried on once.  NEW LISTING!  

$ 285. ORDER

Approx. - SIZE 6 (marked size 6.5, but they usually run a bit small)

 



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# 7606 - c. 1980's MARGARET JERROLD "TAXI" ShoesNEVER WORN!  MINT CONDITION! Well, well, well.... Kate Spade has a lot of explaining to do!!! She totally ripped off the design of these Margaret Jerrold 1980's "TAXI" shoes! Click on the photo at left and scroll down and you will see Kate's shoes available at Nordstrom's for $278 for the flats, or $550 for the heels!!  This is the perfect shoe with the in-between heel height.   NEVER WORN. MINT condition!  LOVE these!!!  Better than Kate Spade! :)   NEW LISTING!  

$ 345. ORDER

Approx. - SIZE 7 (marked size 7.5, but they usually run a bit small)

 

 



[ORDER ITEM - #7621]
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# 7621 - c. early 1960's IRENE of NEW YORK White Raw Silk Topper Hat with Braided, Beaded and Rhinestoned "Tongue"!  Yup...  I LOVE whimsy!  This is why I love Moschino and early Schiaparelli and Bes Ben and... well you get the idea.  And it's the reason I love this Irene hat!  I can't guarantee that it's supposed to represent a tongue, but what else could it be????  The photo below is an ad of a hat from 1964, so I assume it was likely a similar era.   Excellent condition!  Stays on with hair combs attached. Make a statement or just add to your hat collection!  Irene of New York hats were sold at the finest department stores including Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue and Bonwit Teller.  NEW LISTING!  

$ 365. ORDER

FROM THE ESTATE OF ANITA LOOS!

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# 5289 - c. 1930's Black Felt Crushable Hat Owned and Worn by ANITA LOOS!   Again... I have no words to describe this hat... it's a simple black felt that looks pretty boring off the head, but as you can see, it gets pretty sensational on!  Perfect for a great day look suit or simple dress.  I've seen similar hats with rhinestone or jeweled pins pinned on to the front for a little extra pizzazz.  So... it's like having two hats in one.  No label in this one.   NEW LISTING!   Final Sale Movie/Memorabilia piece.

$ 245. ORDER

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# 3655 - c. 1970's Original LIZA MINNELLI's Back Up Dancer's Bowlers!  From the Liza Minnelli / David Gest estate sale back in 2002.  There were originally SIX hats.. all the same... from the back up dancers.  Comes with a COA from the estate.  All in Very Good condition... but have been used on stage.  And were stored stacked, so will need a bit of steaming.  Final Sale Movie/Memorabilia piece.

$ 95. each ORDER    OR
$ 350. for all 4 hats still available 
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Approx. - SIZE small



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#11022 - c. 1950's LILLY DACHE Young Modes, Paris, New York Ivory Colored Silk Hat with Bow!  Simple.  Perfect.  Evokes the look of the fashionable woman with slim fitted suit and gloves.  At least it does to me! Love the unexpected bow at front. Came to me from the Saks Fifth Avenue millinery buyer, so she had access to the best!  Obviously!    

$ 195. ORDER



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#7588 - c. 1990's MOSCHINO Mondrian Heart "Art is Love" Flat Shoes!  NEVER WORN!  ORIGINAL 1990 PRICE $200!    OK, I call these "Art is Love" because they are the same design as the Moschino dress I have that also includes the writing "Art is love".   So if you are buying for a collection, it's great to know that you can purchase both the dress AND the shoes!  Note:  $200 in 1990 equals $346 today according to the inflation calculator, and then add in a bit extra for the RARITY of finding these in NEW condition!  Labeled size "37" which equals a US size 7, however I wear a 6.5 and these are tight on me, so... they run small.     
 

$ 385. ORDER

Approx. - SIZE 6B

 

FROM THE ESTATE OF ANITA LOOS!

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#5282 - c. late 1930's Black Felt Hat with LONG Feather Owned and Worn by ANITA LOOS My only problem with this hat is trying to figure out how to ship it to you... so I'm hoping that it will sell to someone fairly close to CT as the box is gonna have to be fairly large.  If you look at the additional photos you will see the detail of the tailoring of this hat.  Please look... it's better than just plain black (as it looks in this photo).  Did you look?  I'm not gonna continue until you do!!!  OK... There are no labels other than the manufacturing label and the felt stamp.  But still a great design!!  Excellent condition with some fading/dust to the inner band.  Labeled 21.5, but fits fine on this mannequin head at a normal 22".     Final Sale Movie/Memorabilia piece.
 

$ 435. ORDER

 

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From Museum Collection

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#6393 - c. 1927 ELZEE Art Modern Style Silk Trim on Straw Wide-Brimmed Cloche / Hat!  Summer straw hat in that perfect wide and tall 1927 era look. For those of you, like me, who look like hell in a tight low fitted cloche.  I've got one of those faces that just needs volume - either in hair or hat.  I envy those beauties like Louise Brooks (look her up on Google if you don't know what she looked like!) who have faces to rival dolls and just made for the low cloche! So... back to us gals... this is the hat for you! Love the bold silk stylized "flowers" embroidered onto the straw in autumn colors... and the leaf elements that are silk floss and hand-painted on!  Lined with great logo! Stiff hat in perfect shape. Excellent condition.  Measures: 13.5" x 11". x approx. 7" high! Slightly tight on a normal 22" head, but wearable... just a bit higher on the head than you see. 20.5" around interior.. so measure your head at that circumference and you will see where it will fit onto your head. 

$ 685. ORDER

 

From Museum Collection

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#6349 - c. 1928 DAMACELLA  Natural Straw Cloche with Embroidered Colorful Yarn!  A 20s beauty!  Hard to know if this is a South American influenced design or a stylized Egyptian motif, but whatever the inspiration, it's certainly perfectly "Modern Millie" in it's look!  Would go great with just about any summer 20s outfit or suit.  Natural woven straw with turned up front brim which allows the hat to sit as low as a cloche should and still allow you to see.  Sweet pleating on the side.  Just what you've been waiting for for your hat collection!  Excellent condition. Fully lined with original lining. As with many true antique cloches, it's a small size... they used to be called "headache" size.  It will JUST tightly squeeze onto a normal sized 22" head. Excellent condition.  

$ 385 ORDER

 

FROM THE ESTATE OF ANITA LOOS!

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#5272 - c. late 1930's Stiff Patterned Velvet Tall Hat Owned and Worn by ANITA LOOS How do you even describe this hat??  Looks like a piece of sculpture off the head.. and looks like the surreal era hats of Schiaparelli from the late 1930's when on the head.  So I date to then.  There are no labels other than a handwritten tape, so this might have been custom made... perhaps especially for Ms. Loos.  But there is little specific info I can give you on this hat.  Just WILD!  And fantastic!!  Excellent condition. Stays on the head with attached hair combs.   Final Sale Movie/Memorabilia piece.

$ 385. ORDER

 

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FROM THE ESTATE OF ANITA LOOS!

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#5276 - c. late 1930's/ early 1940's A LUETTA MODEL Black Felt Flower Pot Brimmed Hat with Sequins and Beads Owned and Worn by ANITA LOOS One of my favorite of Ms. Loos' black hats.  LOVE the shape of this!  I have lightened some of the photos so you can see the design/folds.  The beads have darkened a bit over time, but the sequins are still bright.  Excellent condition. Fits a normal size 22" head.     Final Sale Movie/Memorabilia piece.

$ 685. ORDER

 

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[ORDER ITEM - #7122]
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# 7122 - c. 1965 RARE LESLIE JAMES Hat or Snood of Floral Net!  Museum Deaccession!  Yikes!  This is incredibly rare! WHY?  Well... would YOU have bought this to actually wear back in 1965??  Or did it just look great coming down the runway? Certainly I think the similar style hat looks smashing on the woman on the front cover of Vogue, so... perhaps I WOULD have bought it!  Certainly if you have a hat collection, this is a MUST HAVE.  Especially coming from Leslie James.... one of the better designer hat labels of that era.  Sure, you will find floral hats on felt, straw or velvet bases in all sorts of shapes, but this one is just a velvet 'headband" with green netting covered all over with Spring flowers, open at the mid back with a green velvet bow.  To be worn over a tall mid-1960s bouffant hairstyle. Sadly my mannequin head only has molded hair, so I couldn't do this hat justice at the back.. but you get the idea from the bouffant hairstyles I show.. that this hat would just cover that hair with flowers.  Comes with the museum tag still attached. Excellent condition. 

$ 865. ORDER


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# 1078 - c. 1980's (?) TIFFANY & COMPANY 18 KT GOLD (750) RUFFLE / SWIRL / RIBBON / 3-D PIERCED EARRINGS!  Guaranteed REAL, GENUINE!  I know there are all sorts of faux Tiffany pieces of jewelry out there.... but I ABSOLUTELY ASSURE you these are from the Tiffany & Company store. A lovely gift for someone, or for yourself.  Especially wonderful for those of you (like me) who feel like earrings get lost in my hair, so the fact that these are 3-D give them more volume. Approximately 1" tall by 3/4" wide in a fantastic ruffled ribbon swirl shape!  They look different from all angles. Excellent condition. Marked with the 750 - Tiffany's marking for 18kt gold.  And, of course, has the Tiffany & Co. etched in each earring.    FINAL SALE ITEM - ALL JEWELRY.
 

$ 1,485. ORDER


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# 7485 - c. 1980's ZALO, Made in Spain Indian Chief Brown Suede Mules with Beads and Western Buckle!  I have seen quite a few versions of the Zalo cowboy boots with silhouettes of cowboys and cactus, but these are the first and only pair of the counterpart Indian with cactus mules I have seen!  So, much more rare than the boots. Great vintage condition... nothing specifically wrong, just some wear to the golden interior (see photo). Love em!  These Zalo shoes run a bit small, so I'd call it a 5.5 or 5 1/2 even though marked size 6.  I have a very high instep, but these don't seem to be a problem for me.. just a bit too small for my 6.5 foot. :(   

 

$ 235. ORDER

Size 5.5 (marked size 6)

 


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# 6473 - c. 1944 Lord & Taylor Dark Navy Jersey Twisted Tilt "Doll" or "Toy" Hat Covered with Tiny Hydrangea Silk Flowers! I had a hat expert date this hat for me to 1944.  Certainly I know it's the 1940's but is much more brilliant than I! :)   Sadly in photographing, it's nearly impossible to see the great twisted jersey between the flowers.  See that one close-up photo to give you an idea. It really gives it a great look.  Not just pleated, but twisted and pleated.  The back is held on with an elastic which was worn under the hair so the hat appears like it's just floating on the forehead.  I really don't need to explain these to you lovers of the 1940s look!  Excellent condition. The flowers are meant to look pale. 

$ 235. ORDER


[ORDER ITEM - #4779]
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# 4779 - c. 1880's "Theater" or Evening Bonnet of Black Netting, Jet Beading, Silk Ribbons and Wired "WINGS"!  One of my favorites!  I just adore the black jet bead wired "wings" that stand up at front of this lovely evening bonnet!  She just looks like she could take off at any minute!  The wires can be gently moved to the proper position if they get smushed, but you can see they are quite good! Trimmed in a light blue silk ribbons/bows.  The ties could be tacked back on a bit tighter and there are a few tiny age spots on the ribbon, but still... Excellent condition. Museum de-accession piece!  Comes with the museum tag still attached. 
 

$ 895. ORDER

 



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# 6414 - c. 1961 KARO Original, New York All Floral and Leaves Cone Shaped Hat!  If you look through the magazines of 1961, you will see quite a few peaked hats.  WHY?  Well, one theory is that it was influenced by the popularity of Camelot!  The play came to Broadway in December, 1960 and the style would have followed the look tall medieval cone hats.  I have no idea if this is the only reason, but it certainly had an influence... just as the movies and TV shows of today have an influence in our own style.... "Mad Men", "Downton Abbey", "Great Gatsby", etc.   I adore this particular hat... maybe especially because these are SO my colors!  Pinks and purples! And LOVE the crown of green silk leaves!  All on a wired net base.  Excellent condition.   
 

$ 435. ORDER


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# 6894 - c. 1840's Brown Straw Bonnet with Copper and Black Satin Ribbon Trim!  If these trimmings aren't original to the hat, they are still as early as 1900's.  Inotherwords, the trim ribbons aren't new.  And as you probably know (if you've ever watched a Jane Austen movie) hats and bonnets were re-trimmed all the time for those who weren't extraordinarily wealthy.  So when buying an antique bonnet... always best to buy those with beautiful "bones" so any trim will just be secondary to the beauty of the hat itself! This one has that!  Lovely shape.  Rounded straw edge at front sides.  Flat back.  Original lining still attached (though could use a few stitches - I'm leaving as found for you!).  Came to me from museum deaccession. Excellent condition.  Be careful when you purchase a simple 1840s bonnnet... there are reproductions out there... so coming from a museum, you KNOW this is the real thing!  
 

$ 285. ORDER

 


[ORDER ITEM - #7135]
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# 7135 - c. 1950's GLADYS MILLINERY, Coral Gables Straw Wavy Hat with Silk Lisianthus Flowers!  From a museum deaccession and still has the original museum hangtags.  In researching Gladys Millinery, seems she opened her first shop in Coral Gables in 1935.  Then added an additional shop in Southhampton, NY some time in the 1960s.  From my quick research, it looks like this hat was originally owned by Mrs. Clara LaDoskey Gee Rymer, the wife of the  founder of the Dixie Foundry in 1916 which became Magic Chef Inc. and merged into the Maytag Corporation!  Mrs. Rymer passed away at age.. are you ready for this?.... 106 years old!!!  Yikes!!  She obviously kept her possessions in great condition.  Excellent condition hat of a peachy pink straw with glorious stiff ruffly edge of brim!  Covered in what I think are my favorite flower, silk Lisianthus.  If they aren't Lisianthus, just don't tell me. Let me dream.  I would have thought this hat might be early 1960s, but the museum tag is 1950.  What-ever! :)  Wonderful Easter Parade hat!  

$ 245. ORDER



[ORDER ITEM - #7123]
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# 7123 - c. vintage LESLIE JAMES, California Red Straw "Flower Pot" Hat!! RARE!!!  I really love WHIMSY in fashion.  And it all started (at least in my mind) by Elsa Schiaparelli back in the 1930s.  I'm not absolutely sure the vintage dating of this hat... but it's not newer than 1960s.... I just hate to be wrong, so best to just be quiet! :) Whatever the date, this has GOT to be one of the BEST Leslie James hats I have ever seen.  I highly renowned milliner!  Seems I'm not the only one who wondered about who Leslie James might be.  Well... it took a grandson and Past Perfect vintage posts to get this information:  Leslie James was a combination of James Druce (CEO) and Leslie George Masters, a former film actors in the 1930s at MGM who was encouraged to take up millinery design by the famous Gilbert Adrian. He created headwear for the likes of Greta Garbo, Norma Shearer and Joan Crawford. Eventually his hats were wholesaled to department stores.  The factory was based in Los Angeles with hundreds of employees.  In 1946 his hat prices retailed for $29.50 - $39.50 and up to $300 in 1964.  Mr. Druce retired in 1954 and left the business to Leslie.  So now you know... if Leslie James designs were good enough for Greta Garbo and Joan Crawford.....    Soft red straw tall hat trimmed in green ribbon in the ultimate flower pot shape!  LOVE it!  Excellent condition, though the hat is pretty much flattened when off the head, it bounces right back to near perfect on the head!  I suppose it would benefit from a professional steaming to make perfect ... and then stored nicely stuffed.  KILLER piece for your collection!!!   But where are you gonna find another one???   
 

$ 845. ORDER

 


[ORDER ITEM - #6353]
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# 6353 - c. 1946 Original FRANCIS ADAMS, Fifth Avenue, New York / Alma Oakland, California All Floral "Toy" or "Doll" Hat From a museum hat collection... so indeed, this hat was displayed at a few museums across the country.  I adore this one!  ALL huge silk hot pink flowers at the front and large matching satin bows covering the stiff hat back.  Like wearing a garden on your head!  Makes even my mannequin head look beautiful!  Just imagine how this might attract a man.  Just what you needed in 1946... as there were so few men around! Like a bee to honey! ;)  Excellent condition... this hat could use a professional steaming to get these flowers fluffed to their utmost.  I gave it a start, but I keep burning myself on the steamer, so rather than having me end up in the hospital, I figured you'd wear as is, or have you take care of it! :)  I'm sure this is one of those hats that was likely photographed for Vogue or Harper's Bazaar.  I can just imagine it on the cover with the tagline:  "Spring has Sprung" !     

$ 445. ORDER

 


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# 5989 - c. 1960's Darcel Exclusive Mod Black Velour and Black Leather Hat!  Nice! This is one of those hats from the 1960s that would have been worn high up on the head with hair flowing around... like Emma Peel or Jean Shrimpton. If you don't know who either of these names are... check them out!  Two beauties from the era!!! :)  The hat is a black velour with black leather brim and as you can see a large flower burst leather "leaves" at the top.... with a top knot at the top!  Excellent condition!    Under $150, so Final Sale Item.

$ 95. ORDER

 

 

 


[ORDER ITEM - #6413]
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# 6413 - c. 1958 Robinson's, California, Made in France Wool Felt Hat with Graded Colored Feathers From a museum collection of hats ... so indeed, this hat was displayed at a few museums across the country. A unique and fabulous fairly stiff dropped brim hat of maize colored French wool felt trimmed in utterly glorious tri colored graduated feathers of green, maize and orange!   These feathers flutter about as you walk!  Quite a wonderful piece. Excellent condition.  

$ 345. ORDER

 


[ORDER ITEM - #7131]
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# 7131 - c. 1960's Nan Duskin, Philadelphia Off White Felt Beret with Woven Felt Checkerboard Design Nan Duskin, the internationally known boutique that has dressed the best of Philadelphia's high society for nearly 70 years, closed in 1994.  Nan Duskin - named for the woman who opened it in 1927 - was the only place in Philadelphia where one could find the most exclusive labels in the world.  Way cool if you want a mod look yet love a beret.   Love the two-tone pompom at top as well. Brown, taupe, red, gray.  This is woven with strips of colored felt.  Quite unique. Excellent condition.   Under $150, so Final Sale Item.

$ 95. ORDER

 



[ORDER ITEM - #7132]
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# 7132 - c. 1960's Henri Bendel, Paris, New York Red Wool Pompoms Hat Henri Bendel is an American upscale women's specialty store based in New York City.  Mr. Bendel was a milliner by trade, and was the first retailer to bring the designs of Coco Chanel over to the United States from Paris. The company he founded maintained this tradition of introducing influential socialites to what's new in fashion, so no surprise that this hat came from Bendels. ;)  Wild, wacky, unique design.  Certainly something that would get noticed!  From a museum deaccession.  Not sure if it was worn down over the forehead as I show, or more back of the head as was more the style in the 1960s.  Wear it however it looks best on you. Excellent condition.      Under $150, so Final Sale Item.

$ 145. ORDER

 


[ORDER ITEM - #4780]
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# 4780 - c. 1860's Victorian Bonnet of Cream colored Velvet with Long Front Ties! From a museum deaccession and still has the original museum hangtag.  There was likely a lining inside originally as it's a bit messy now (only on the inside) without it.   But the exterior is lovely.  The ties at front are held together with a fairly old straight pin.  I'm leaving as I found it.  Don't know when that pin was first put there, and perhaps it confirms that this front bow was originally sewn together as you see it now.   I hope so!  I think that's part of the beauty of this piece!  Trimmed in lace with "v" hemline.  I can just imagine the hoop dress that went with this!  Ah.... what I wouldn't give for a time machine! :)  Excellent condition (except for the lost lining)
 

$ 435. ORDER

 


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# 6469 - c. late 1890's "Theater" Hat of Lace, Jet Beading and Silk Flowers with Beaded "Wings"! Oh be still my heart!  This has to be one of the most fantastic Victorian hats...ever! Wired base small hat topped with large and small black jet beads, covered with silk parma violets, edged in ecru lace, and... oh then.... wired wings of gold beaded net!!!! Where are you EVER gonna find another like this??  Would have been worn with a fancy gown... perhaps one with the same silk violet ornaments.  Damn I wish I could go back in time.  But since that's not yet possible, owning this hat is the next best thing. Excellent condition.  The silk violets might perk up with a steaming, but regardless....  Previously displayed in Museums, so you know this is Quality!  

$ 1,285. ORDER

 



[ORDER ITEM - #7508]
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# 7508 - c. 1960's ADOLFO Paris, New York Black Felt Hat with Rhinestones! Strangely enough, Adolfo once claimed that he "never enjoyed making hats"! He began his career as an apprentice milliner at Bergdorf-Goodman and then he apprenticed for both Balenciaga and Chanel!   In 1962, Adolfo opened a New York millinery salon where he designed made-to-order hats for individual clients and ready-to-wear hats for retail distribution. He designed for socialites including Nancy Reagan, and the Duchess of Windsor.  Some of his hats during the early 1960s were designed to accompany the clothing of Norman Norell.  Hmmmm... wonder if this was one of those!  This is the best Adolfo hat I've ever seen... better than those I've seen in the top museums! I actually had to STALK this hat for over a year! The owner didn't want to sell.... so I had to wait her out! :) I'm sure you'll see WHY I stalked it!  And you should see in person.. shines fantastically with clear and red rhinestones on black felt. Check out the back with the sweet little bows!!!  Excellent condition.  KILLER HAT!   
   

$ 965. ORDER

 


[ORDER ITEM - #5998]
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# 5998 - c. 1954 FANTASTIC LILLY DACHE Ivory Satin Hat with Rhinestones, Sequins and Dangle Beads! I can pretty much date this hat thanks to Judy Garland, who wore a similar hat to her "A Star is Born" premier in 1954!  Who knows... her hat might have been from Lilly Dache as she was the premier hat designer from the era!  She is even the one to discover Halston, hiring him to design hats... he then went to Bergdorf Goodman and you know what happened to him after that.  This hat is KILLER fantastic!  So hard to find these hats that were obviously SO expensive when new.  Check out the photos to see the close up of the design. I'm pretty sure this was a special order, one-of-a-kind hat... as the label doesn't have the typical Paris/New York. The clear dangle balls practically look blown! I can't say enough about this one! Excellent condition.    
 

$ 895. ORDER


[ORDER ITEM - #5795]
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# 5795 - c. 1950's Huge Black Shiny Straw Hat with Huge Silk Flower, Velvet Trim and Cut Out Back!! Say you have a ponytail and you want to wear a hat... well... I've go JUST the thing!   No you don't have to wear a baseball cap.  You can wear an elegant huge black straw hat with black velvet trim and a oversized silk flower with green leaves.  YUP.  Check out the back of this hat!  Open to let your hair through! Right now it's my fingers, but I think your hair would look better.   Excellent condition (though as always, the flower needs a steaming to perk it up and the black velvet trim could use a little stitch or two.  The original matching velvet tipped hatpin is still attached.  Measures:  18" x 15".  NICE. 
 

$ 235. ORDER

 



[ORDER ITEM - #6522]
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#6522 - c. early 1960's CHRISTIAN DIOR New York / I. Magnin Mocha Grosgrain Pillbox Hat with Flower!  You probably have heard that Jackie Kennedy wore "pillbox" hats.  If you don't know what that means, here's one!  They just sit on top of the head and can be round or square.  This one is a dark tan or mocha colored grosgrain fabric hat with matching grosgrain ribbon and matching flower at front.  PILLBOX hat. Yup. What Jackie Kennedy became famous for wearing, so if it's good enough for her... well... can't get much better than Christian Dior!  Excellent condition. 
 

$ 245. ORDER

 


[ORDER ITEM - #6466]
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# 6466 - c. 1880's Evening Bonnet of Black Lace, Jet Beading and Colored Silk Flowers! Here's one of those Victorian bonnets you shouldn't have to live without!  All original.  Black wired hat covered in black netting, sequins, beads.  All topped with multicolor coral/rose, white and purple silk flowers and a tall egret jet beaded ornament! Black ribbons tie under the chin. Excellent condition.   
 

$ 785. ORDER

 


[ORDER ITEM - #4777]
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# 4777 - c. 1870's Victorian Bonnet of Brown Velvet, Large Velvet Flowers, Satin Ribbon, Brown Feather and 2 Jeweled Ornaments!  Deaccessioned from a museum  with the original museum tag still dangling.  There is a number on the tag of 1897, but that's just a museum number.  I only know that from the other hat I have from that museum that is numbered 1899, and it's definitely not from the 1890's!  And the hats from the 1870's are the ones that seem to have the long ribbon tails in fashion. The photos are basically gonna tell you all you need to know about this hat... there's a lot going on.  Flowers, feather, ribbons, jewels.... what more can you ask! Excellent condition with just one pearl missing from one ornament mostly hidden under feather.  Someone attached a comb inside... it's not original and you can remove or keep on as it helps to wear it.  
 

$ 465. ORDER

 


[ORDER ITEM - #6387]
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# 6387 - c. 1888 Victorian Black Velvet Bonnet with Jet Beads, Ostrich Feather and Touch of Purple!  Pretty RARE shaped hat (or toque for those of you who know that a toque is a hat without a brim). I usually prefer black to brown, but I have to say that this hat may change my mind!  It's just....so... well fantastic!  The shape is killer!  Even though it's called a bicorn, it's more in the shape of a football (please don't try throwing this around the backyard!).  Caramel colored straw with darker coffee colored velvet ribbon trim, covered with gorgeous pink silk peonies (my favorite flower!). Excellent condition!  A must for your hat collection!  
 

$ 385. ORDER


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# 6401 - c. 1914 RARE Teens / WWI Era Straw Bicorn Toque Hat Trimmed in Flowers and Velvet!  Pretty RARE shaped hat (or toque for those of you who know that a toque is a hat without a brim). I usually prefer black to brown, but I have to say that this hat may change my mind!  It's just....so... well fantastic!  The shape is killer!  Even though it's called a bicorn, it's more in the shape of a football (please don't try throwing this around the backyard!).  Caramel colored straw with darker coffee colored velvet ribbon trim, covered with gorgeous pink silk peonies (my favorite flower!). Excellent condition!  A must for your hat collection!  
 

$ 845. SOLD on LAYAWAY

 


[ORDER ITEM - #11148]
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# 11148 - c. 1950's EVELYN VARON Model Large Black Straw Hat with Long Ribbons!! One of those perfect simple large black straw hats that you'll want in your closet for those times that you want to have that "Audrey Hepburn" look! Just add some black sunglasses, simple black dress and kitten heel shoes and Voila!  You're AUDREY!  Evelyn Varon was a good designer name in millinary, so don't hesitate.  Measures:  16.5" x 16.5".  Excellent condition.  
 

$ 235. ORDER

 


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# 6468 - c. 1880's Victorian Bonnet of Black Velvet, Black Raffia, Straw Raffia, Jet Beads, Black Netting with Flowers and Ribbons!  This Victorian bonnet has it all!  I'm surprised the kitchen sink isn't included! :)  Yet, it all comes together beautifully into a classic Victorian bonnet.  The overall condition is great, but if you look closely you will see a bit of wear to the velvet.  But hey, what do you expect?  The straw colored raffia is a unique touch.  Looks especially light and airy with matching blonde hair (kind of disappears), or if worn on brunette, it is highlighted.
 

$ 425. ORDER


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# 11146 - c. 1950's EVELYN VARON Model Brown Straw Large Hat with Wheat Sheath and Daisies!  A bit of whimsy in this large brown straw hat... at the back is unexpected small wheat sheathes and a few daisies.  So with this decor, a great hat for a summer outing.  I would have loved to have seen the original dress worn with this hat.  The dress must have been just as cute as this hat!  Excellent condition with just extreme minor reattaching of the wheat necessary. There is a netting over the hat at the front to also give it a whispy look. Evelyn Varon was a good designer name!  Measures:  16" x 14".     Under $150, so Final Sale Item.

$ 145. ORDER

 


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# 7134 - c. 1950's Black Straw Hat with Open Crown!  Museum deaccession.  Comes with the original tags still attached from the museum, along with the name of the original donors.  Love the unique open crown!  I suppose it keeps the head from getting too hot? :)  Let's the steam out!! :)  Bowl shape brim and trimmed in a black taffeta ribbon with large bow at back.  Just ever so slightly misshappen, but I'm sure that can be steamed to perfection.  The taffeta bow is a bit tired.  Easy enough to replace with a new ribbon.  Heck, hats used to be re-ornamented all the time back in the old days.      Under $150, so Final Sale Item.

$ 145.  ORDER

 



[ORDER ITEM - #9798]
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# 9798 - c. mid-1960's HALSTON - "Made Exclusively For Bergdorf Goodman on the Plaza, New York" Iconic Scarf Hat!  "In 1959 Halston began designing hats for Bergdorf Goodman, and within two years his name began appearing on the hats.  He acquired many notable clients including Rita Hayworth, Marlene Dietrich, Diana Vreeland, Mrs. William (Babe) Paley, and Mrs. Henry Ford II. His innovative scarf hat was a much-copied design of the 1960s, and Jacqueline Kennedy made his pillbox hat famous."  Yup... this scarf hat was much ballyhooed!  You'll even find many sewing patterns to create this design, but this is one of the REAL ones... even comes with the original Bergdorf Goodman box!  AND it was NEVER WORN!  Still has the original paper tag on it!   The fabric is a fine wool gray print design.   It would look better on the mannequin head if she didn't have hard molded hair! :(   Just sayin'.   Excellent condition. 

$ 435. ORDER

 


[ORDER ITEM - #11074]
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# 11074 - c. 1920's Copper Colored Metal Flapper Headband with Blue Cabochons!  OK you Downton Abbey fans.. they are now into the 1920s so flapper headbands and flapper headpieces will likely sell like hotcakes!  When I first saw this, I thought it was a Victorian belt. However, then I discovered that it's 22" (not in itself a problem as there were Victorian women with 22" waistlines), but there is no closure... so it can't be opened... so... the only thing it COULD be is a flapper headpiece!  Slight copper colored metal (not sure if it's a base metal of a copper color or what), with four lovely large deep blue prong set cabochon stones at front. I only wish I had a prettier mannequin head for this, but she rarely gets used as I have others who are more attractive, but she had the right sized normal sized head, so.....  PLEASE don't tell her what I said about her!!!!  That could be considered bullying!  She has a lovely personality. :)  Excellent condition with just extreme minor oxidation only seen in extreme close-up.  Fits perfectly on a normal 22" hat sized head (mine).   NOTE:  As I like everyone to know everything, this May get a bit tangled in your hair, so might be a great idea to put it onto a ribbon backing (easy!), or even just a netting if you don't want it to look any different.  Or perhaps it's just my hair.  A GREAT piece for your flapper headpiece collection.  I've never seen another one like it!!   

$ 565. ORDER


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# boots - c. early 1900's Variety of Lace Up WWI era "Sporting" Boots!  CLICK ON PHOTO TO SEE THE PRICES FOR EACH BOOT!!!    From a large collection of boots and hats comes your choice of Edwardian Lace up Boots!  Click on the photo at the left to see ALL the boots available!  All in Very Good to Excellent condition. None in a wearable size for today's woman... my GOD they had small, narrow feet!  How did  they stand up???  Geesh.  Wonderful for display! I particularly love these two-tone lace up boots!  They certainly evoke the WWI era (think Downton Abbey for those of you who wouldn't know the look otherwise)!!! 

$ 385 - $ 435. ORDER

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# boots - c. early 1900's Variety of Black and Brown Lace Up Boots and One Pair of Button Boots!   CLICK ON PHOTO TO SEE THE PRICES FOR EACH BOOT!!! From a large collection of boots and hats comes your choice of Edwardian Lace up Boots and One Pair Button Boots!  There is one  additional pair for you to look at in this group. so click on the photo at the left to see ALL the boots available!  All in Very Good to Excellent condition. None in a wearable size for today's woman... my GOD they had small, narrow feet!  How did  they stand up???  Geesh.  Wonderful for display! 

$ 225 - $ 345. ORDER

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# boots - c. early 1900's Variety of WWI era Lace Up Boots!    CLICK ON PHOTO TO SEE THE PRICES FOR EACH BOOT!!!From a large collection of Victorian boots and Hats comes your choice of Edwardian Lace up Boots!  There are two additional pairs for you to look at in this group. so click on the photo at the left to see ALL the boots available!  All in Very Good to Excellent condition. None in a wearable size for today's woman... my GOD they had small, narrow feet!  How did  they stand up???  Geesh.  Wonderful for display!   

$ 225 - $ 345. ORDER

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#7431A - c. 2008 CHLOE, Made in Italy Black Patent Leather RUNWAY Open Toed Booties with Large Buckle! OK,  If you look at the additional photos, you will see a couple photos from the Spring 2008 RTW Chloe collection.  All the models wore these shoes in white or beige or a variation with straps.  So this was THE Chloe shoe of the season!  I read somewhere that it sold for $645. so.... if you can deal with the fact that these shoes were probably worn only a few times (as you can see by the sole) and there is a bit of toe creasing (just what would have happened if you purchased these new and wore them a couple times yourself.  SO... you can save over $400 and buy them here for $235.  Adorable "v" heel shape and height that will likely never go out of fashion.  Labeled 38.5 ITALY.  NEW LISTING!  

$ 235. ORDER

Approx. - SIZE 38.5 Italian size  (US SIZE 8)


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#7539 - c. 1960's ENZO of ROMA, Made in Italy White and Black Leather "Zebra" Flats Shoes!  OK, I'm showing photos from 7 other pairs of Enzo of Roma animal shoes I've sold in the past!  I can't get enough of these!!  I'm now keeping a keen eye out for other animals that might have been part of this collection.  So I was so happy to find these Zebra shoes in white and black leather with gold bead eyes and black fringe "hair".  Very good condition, just slightly misshapen when not worn, but no problem when worn. I would love to have all the information about this collection, and/or for how many seasons they continued to make these.  Enzo of Roma was a high-end label dressing the likes of Audrey Hepburn among others!  Size 35.  Which means about a size US 6, but they run slightly small so 5.5 to a small 6 would be best. These zebras must have been quite rare as I've seen duplicates of a few other animals, but in years of searching, theses are the first zebras I have found!!  GREAT shoe collection piece~  

$ 325. ORDER

Approx. - SIZE 5.5 - small 6 B

 


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#galoshes - c. 1940's GOODYEAR GLOVE Co., Naugatuck, CT, USA Rubber and Fur Trimmed Galoshes!  Wow. Goodyear!  And yes, these are rubber boots with HOLLOW HEELS!!!  That means that you wear them OVER your heeled shoes in crappy weather to protect your shoes.  No need to take off your shoes and carry them... as long as your heels are close to this height.  So they won't work with every pair of shoes, but they work with most 1940s era shoes (of course!).   Very Good condition (minor fur wear) - I even love the unique warm wool herringbone interior.  Oh and I have a high instep issue (hard for me to wear boots most of the time), but there is no problem with these.  They will fit your high instep. Tie up the front over the fur trim. Hard to find larger size!!!!   

$ 235. ORDER

Approx. - SIZE 8.5   

 


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#960 - c. 1940's RAINBEAUS, Beacon Falls, Conn. Velveteen and Fur Trimmed Galoshes!  And yes, these are boots with HOLLOW HEELS!!!  That means that you wear them OVER your heeled shoes in crappy weather to protect your shoes.  No need to take off your shoes and carry them... as long as your heels are close to this height.  So they won't work with every pair of shoes, but they work with most 1940s era shoes (of course!).   Very Good to Excellent condition.  I even love the unique warm plaid interior.  Oh and I have a high instep issue (hard for me to wear boots most of the time), but there is no problem with these.  They will fit your high instep. Tie up the front over the fur trim.  Hard to find larger size!!!!

$ 285. ORDER

Approx. - SIZE 8

 


[ORDER ITEM - #7143]
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#7143 - c. 1975 RARE FAMOLARE Roller Skates, Made in Italy! Patent Pending! With the Iconic Bicycle Label!  One of Famolare's first shoes, a molded clog, won a Coty Award in 1973!  But let's start with the history lesson as to why these roller skates are museum worthy!  Joseph P. Famolare was born into a third generation shoe making family in 1932, and founded his own company, Famolare, Inc., in 1969. In the 1970’s Famolare produced a line of shoes called Wooden Things by Famolare. The Wooden Things line included platform clogs and boots based on an all wood shoe similar to European sabots, and other styles with geta-like soles. Variations included various color tops, wood and colored plastic bottoms, and a pair of roller skates (that would be these!), patent #3,901,521. Sadly there is very little information online, but the patent designs are available for viewing at the U. S. Patent and Trademark Office’s web site (uspto.gov).  Vintage Famolare shoes are on permanent display at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC, and in the permanent collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC and the Cincinnati Museum of Art.  These roller skates sold for $75 - $100 back in the 1970's.  So the photos will describe the skates better than my description, but there have a red painted wooden base with plastic wheels and slick yellow vinyl top with metal buckles and hardware.  The only other pairs I've seen were all red.  These are uber rare!!  Minor wear to the red enamel paint on the wooden sole, and extreme minor color imperfections on the vinyl, but in near new. Excellent condition.... hardly used!!  Labeled size 8 (Women's). Measures:  9 3/4" long x 3 3/4" wide.

$ 695. ORDER

Approx. - SIZE 8 B

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#11011 - c. 1950's TATIANA, Saks Fifth Avenue, New York Black Velvet "Fish" Headband Hat!  Just to give you some idea of how expensive and exclusive her hats were, in a memoir from 1946 was written, "On a dank afternoon in November 1946, wearing my usual work clothes--Traina Norell suit, Tatiana du Plessix hat with ostrich plumes that had set me back $50 wholesale, Bonwit opera pumps, chinchilla stole--"  $50 wholesale means $100 retail... with inflation calculator, that equals a $1100 hat today!  If you research Tatiana, you will be amazed by all the info written about her... including a "tell all" book by her daughter.  Some of the stories are none too flattering, but this isn't about the person, this is about her HATS! A member of the Czarist Russian aristocracy, Titiana Yakovleva escaped the Russian Revolution by emigrating to the US in 1940. She made her way to the fashionable women's store, Henri Bendel first, and then to Saks Fifth Avenue and quickly became one of the world's most famous designers of women's hats, as well as becoming one of the first fashion celebrities in the 1940s/1950s.   As Saks declared in the mid-50s, "Her magnificent creations are the delight of our most particular customers".  And from her NY Times Obit: "Her designs were often praised by fashion reporters as irresistible.  In 1950, Virginia Pope of The New York Times hailed the milliner as 'a perfectionist' ... The 1951 collection, Miss Pope wrote, 'excels in both wit and wisdom.'"  One photo of her hat from 1950 (perhaps the 1951 collection) was photographed by the equally famous Irving Penn and is likely to be from the same collection, as it features a "fish tail"....and this black velvet headband is totally shaped like a fish, with the tail and head with black satin button eye!  Excellent condition.  Museum piece. From the estate of the 1950's Saks Fifth Avenue Millinery Department Hat Buyer.  A Greta Garbo worn Tatiana hat sold for about $2,000 at auction in 2012!  

$ 785. ORDER



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#7512 - c. 1980's ZALO, Made in Spain Gray and Black Suede "Mouse" Slides!  Founded in Spain in 1979 by Gonzalo Garcia-Pedroso, Zalo was one of those great shoe companies from the 1980s who specialized in whimsy, wacky, unique, animal shoes and boots.  And I just love finding whimsical pieces of fashion history! Size 8.5M.  Zalo shoes still exist today and sell for $185-200, but they aren't nearly as cute today. Leather uppers with Leather soles. These look barely worn if at all.  Excellent condition.  How can you resist that face begging you to take them home??? :)    UNDER $150, so FINAL SALE.

$ 125. ORDER

Approx. - SIZE 8 1/2  (8.5)M   USA SIZE
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#5999 - c. 1960's YVES SAINT LAURENT, Paris,  New York Mod Off-White Gold Zipper Front Hat!  Another hat found hiding in the depths of a costume department in the tony community of New Canaan, Connecticut. These women obviously bought the best, and then luckily donated to the theater, where this has likely been sitting since the 1960s.  This has got to be rare.  I mean, when have you seen another with a working metal zipper up the front of a hat (for no apparent reason mind you!)??  There is a thin gold chain around the brim of the hat as well.  There is something missing from the side... as there seems to be some threads left there.  So, I have no idea if perhaps there was a small feather or something.  No clue.  And unless you have a magazine photo of this hat from the 1960s, or YSL's original sketch, I doubt we'll even know for sure. Talon metal gold zipper.  As you can see, the hat has dirt around the inside, and since it's off-white, could use a professional cleaning, but nothing specific to point out.  Great for a museum hat collection. 

$ 565. ORDER

 

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#11016 - c. 1950's 3-Dimensional Red Strawberries Hat with Leaves and Blossoms!  I have just scored a collection of 1950s hats from the Saks Fifth Avenue Millinery buyer!  So that means that she would have had access to the best.  Sadly her style was a bit tame (though what can you expect from a working girl!), but she had a few special pieces.  Here's one.  A stiff cap of green leaves and netting with red tiny strawberries and white blossoms.  This one will look even better on someone without molded hair! :)  Pretty wide green velvet bow in back as well.  Excellent condition.   

$ 265. ORDER

 

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#11021 - c. 1950's Tri-Colored Purple Feathered Toque Hat!  I have just scored a collection of 1950s hats from the Saks Fifth Avenue Millinery buyer!  So that means that she would have had access to the best.  Sadly her style was a bit tame (though what can you expect from a working girl!), but she had a few special pieces.  Here's one.  I believe these are rooster feathers, but I've never seen a purple rooster!! :)  So, they were obviously died into various hues of purple.  Great style toque on a felt base with flat inverted crown.  Damn pretty!!  Most of these feather hats used a glue that has darkened over time.  So you will see a tiny bit of that at the mid crown, otherwise Excellent condition.   $

$ 265. ORDER

 

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#11029 - c. 1950's Black Velvet Cap Hat with Two Rhinestone Ornaments and Heavy Veil!  I have just scored a collection of 1950s hats from the Saks Fifth Avenue Millinery buyer!  So that means that she would have had access to the best.  Sadly her style was a bit tame (though what can you expect from a working girl!), but she had a few special pieces.  This one would have been perfect to wear to dinner with your LBD.  Just a little cap on the head with a bit of rhinestone sparkle at the back.  The heavy black velvet dotted veil adds the air of mystery ... though even more mystery if you forget to raise it up a bit when putting that fork to your mouth!  Perhaps that's what she did, as that is the only issue with this hat... there is a tear in the netting near the bottom (see photos), so you can probably get that fixed by a talented seamstress, or just shorten the veil.  Otherwise Excellent condition.   Under $150 so Final Sale Item.

$ 135. ORDER

 

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#11019 - c. 1950's Red Feathered "Wig" Hat!  NOT THIS BRIGHT RED IN PERSON!  I have just scored a collection of 1950s hats from the Saks Fifth Avenue Millinery buyer!  So that means that she would have had access to the best.  Sadly her style was a bit tame (though what can you expect from a working girl!), but she had a few special pieces.  Oh My God... Here's one!!!!  I believe these are rooster feathers dyed to this (not as bright as it looks) red.  I call these my "BAD HAIR DAY" hats, as they have that "Oh I grew some colored feathered hair" look! :) So cool!!  Most of these feather hats used a glue that has darkened over time.  So you will see a tiny bit of that at the mid back (see photo) and you will need some re-gluing.  Great for Lady Gaga, Rihanna and Katy Perry lovers! :) 

$ 225. ORDER

 

 

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#11018 - c. 1950's Hued Greens Feathered "Wig" Hat!  I have just scored a collection of 1950s hats from the Saks Fifth Avenue Millinery buyer!  So that means that she would have had access to the best.  Sadly her style was a bit tame (though what can you expect from a working girl!), but she had a few special pieces.  Here's one!!!!  She must have had a wild streak that she brought out ever once in a while!! :)  I believe these are rooster feathers dyed to various hues of green.  I call these my "BAD HAIR DAY" hats, as they have that "Oh I grew some colored feathered hair" look! :) So cool!!  Most of these feather hats used a glue that has darkened over time.  So you will see a  bit of that at the mid back (see photo) and likely a few feather at that spot are gone, otherwise Excellent condition.  Add a tiny velvet bow at back to hide any issues with the missing feathers at this spot.  Will fit your head better than it fits my mannequin as she has molded hair.  Geesh!  

$ 235. ORDER

 

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#11047 - c. 1950's MR. D. Multi-Floral Pinks with Velvet Bow Hat!  I have just scored a collection of 1950s hats from the Saks Fifth Avenue Millinery buyer!  So that means that she would have had access to the best.  Sadly her style was a bit tame (though what can you expect from a working girl!), but she had a few special pieces.  Here's one!!!!   Achingly pretty.  This one could easily just be a display hat.  Pinks and purples and white and green.  Large pink velvet bow at back... at least I think it's the back.  I feel pretty stupid with these hats that you aren't sure you've placed on the head correctly.  Sort of like the scene in "Gone with the Wind" with Scarlett and the Parisian hat Rhett gave her.  Oh, by the way... say "hello" to my new 1930s mannequin head.  Love her white hair, though it does make it look like she spent a few too many hours in the tanning booth.  I need to name her.  Any ideas?   Anyway, back to the hat... Excellent condition.  Make it Spring year round on your head!!!   

$ 245. ORDER

 

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#11017 - c. 1950's ORIGINAL ADRIENNE, Fifth Avenue, New York Mesh Crown with "Laurel Wreath" Hat!  I have just scored a collection of 1950s hats from the Saks Fifth Avenue Millinery buyer!  So that means that she would have had access to the best.  Sadly her style was a bit tame (though what can you expect from a working girl!), but she had a few special pieces.  Here's one!!!!  This one looks to me like a whimsical Laurel Wreath with a mesh crown.  The leaves are like painted paper.  The mesh is muted greens/brown.  Excellent condition with just one leaf that needs a bit of glue.  Picky Picky!  Great for marathon runner!  You know... the laurel wreath! :)  

$ 245. ORDER

 

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#11025 - c. 1950's Saks Fifth Avenue Millinery Salon Black Velvet Hat! I have just scored a collection of 1950s hats from the Saks Fifth Avenue Millinery buyer!  So that means that she would have had access to the best.  Sadly her style was a bit tame (though what can you expect from a working girl!), but she had a few special pieces. The Saks millinery labels with the sewing needle are for those hats that were custom made!  Probably specifically for some woman who wanted to match her dress!  Probably for a special dinner date when wearing her special LBD.  Perhaps the date was canceled and the hat was never picked up by the customer, so my Saks hat buyer ended up with it.  OR, she ordered it for herself.  Who knows... I love to imagine the stories behind all my pieces! :)   Simple black velvet cap, but what makes it special is the pleated design and the surprising open side!  Check out the photos! Light veil.  Excellent condition.    Under $150 so Final Sale Item.

$ 95. ORDER

 

 



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#6964 - c. 1960's ROBERT DUDLEY, New York Killer Black Coq Feather and Hot Pink Felt Hat!  I don't have any words for this! Museum piece without a doubt!! The photos will explain almost everything except that it's hard to photograph the fact that it's like a donut at top.  Oh hell... I can't even explain it.  Just a WOW!  Excellent condition.    

$ 865. ORDER

 



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#9795 - c. 1960's BERGDORF GOODMAN on the Plaza, New York Ivory Organdy Toque with Bow Back! HALSTON? One of those hats that might be worn slightly lower on the head if you don't have molded hat like this mannequin head. Gotta wonder if this is an early Halston who worked as the in-house designer at Bergdorf's. Look at the pretty back with the huge bow! Comes with what was likely the original Bergdorf Goodman purple hatbox.. though whoever owned it wrote the name of another hat on the box.  However, this hat and that box all came from the same estate, and this hat was found inside this box. Go figure! :)  Excellent condition. 

$ 265. ORDER

 



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#6967 - c. 1960's JEAN BARTHET, Paris Bright Hot Coral Velvet Slouchy Bucket Hat!  Top label! French hat designer Jean Barthet was considered one of France's most prominent milliners by the early 1960's.  As a member of the Chambre Syndicale de la Couture Parisienne, that enabled him to provide hats for Haute Couture designers....And now a quote from People Magazine of 1983:  "This milliner shaped chapeaus for such star designers as Montana, Ungaro, Rykiel and Lagerfeld, and since the mid-1950s has been topping off the world's most glamorous women with creations that range from baby doll to vamp to space-age fantastic.  Natalie Wood and Rita Hayworth wore Barthet bonnets.  So did Maria Callas, Jackie Kennedy and Princess Grace Kelly, who ordered their trademark turbans at chez Jean. Sophia Loren was one of his main clients and became a close friend. They were often seen together!  And when Farah Diba, the Empress of Iran needed elaborate veiled headdresses for the ceremony celebrating the 2500th anniversary of the founding of the Persian empire, she summoned Barthet to her palace to whip them up."  Jean Barthet also discovered Brigette Bardot at age 14!  Brigette was a "dancing model" at her mother's shop and Barthet saw her and encouraged her to model for Elle Magazine.  Roger Vadim (film director) saw her on the cover of Elle and gave her her start in movies, as well as marrying her!  You will also find reproductions of Barthet hats, but this is one of the originals. A bright hot coral color velvet with matching flower.  Slouchy glamour! Excellent condition. 

$ 785. ORDER

 



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#6965 - c. 1960's SCHIAPARELLI, Paris Bright Hot Pink or Fuschia Satin Toque!  As you probably know, hot pink was Schiaparelli's signature color... you can tell from the logo... same color typeface as the hat!  Will probably wear a little bit lower on the head, but this mannequin has molded hair, so hard to pull it down over that.  I assume your hair is less stiff! :) So pretty!  Check out the back with the swirl that looks as delicious as an ice cream soft serve! Excellent condition.    

$ 235. ORDER

 


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#6347 - c. 1925 MANNHEIMER, New York Red Velvet Painted Appliqued Leaves Cloche! I really hate selling items that aren't in excellent condition, but then there are those items that are just so fantastic, I can't help myself!  This cloche came to me from a museum collection, so you know it's not just me who thinks it's great.  You'll see from the photos that there is wear to the velvet around the under brim mostly. But what an unusual color.. and I love the cloche with one long side.  

$ 435. ORDER

 



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#6352 - c. 1944 MILGRIM Brown Toy or Tilt Hat with "Butterflies" !  Also called a doll hat (for you Google searchers), but it's not for little girl's doll... but rather it's for a woman who is a doll! :)  And what a cool piece....because if you really look at it, you will notice that the mass of brown felt at the top is actually cutout butterflies!!! Love that!  Milgrim was an exclusive department store back then with both a custom salon and RTW... they also imported French designs.  Excellent.  And a must if you have a 1940s brown outfit or dress!  

$ 285. ORDER

 



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#7474 - c. vintage MICHAELE VOLLBRACHT Silk "Flamingo" Sequined Scarf!  I wish I could tell you when this scarf was created, I think it's from the 1970s, but all I can say is "vintage".   And PLEASE NOTE:  this is NOT one of the cheap "Very Vollbrach" pieces.  This is an original designer piece.  Measures: 56" x 40".  Love it!  Multicolored on Black Background.  Two large flamingos are really only seen when you see the scarf laid out, otherwise it just looks like a modern art design.  The same design is on front and back, though on one side it's covered with bright colored sequins.  There is some sequin loss that you won't see until you are looking closely at the fabric... and then you will see the pinholes where the sequins were sewn on.  You can certainly follow the pattern if you care... but I can't image you will. Now.. the craziest thing about Michaele Vollbrach is that his name is SO often misspelled.  SO.. for all you google searchers...  Michael Vollbracht, Michaele Vollbrach, Michael Vollbrech.... that should do! :)   

$ 325. ORDER

 

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#11020 - c. 1950's MISS ALICE Hued Tan, Brown and Beige Feathered "Wig" Hat!  I have just scored a collection of 1950s hats from the Saks Fifth Avenue Millinery buyer!  So that means that she would have had access to the best.  Sadly her style was a bit tame (though what can you expect from a working girl!), but she had a few special pieces.  Here's one!!!!  She must have had a wild streak that she brought out ever once in a while!! :)  I believe these are rooster feathers dyed to various hues of tans/browns/beige.  I call these my "BAD HAIR DAY" hats, as they have that "Oh I grew some colored feathered hair" look! :) So cool!!  Most of these feather hats used a glue that has darkened over time.  So you will see a  bit of that at the mid back (see photo) and likely a few feather at that spot are gone, otherwise Excellent condition.  So very cool, eh?? 

$ 235. ORDER

 

 

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#11028 - c. 1950's MR. D' Blue Velvet "Bow" Cap Hat!  I have just scored a collection of 1950s hats from the Saks Fifth Avenue Millinery buyer!  So that means that she would have had access to the best.  Sadly her style was a bit tame (though what can you expect from a working girl!), but she had a few special pieces.  Here's one of my favorites... mostly for the color!! So royal!  This one is a unique shape with a crosscross at the front which looks like a huge bow as worn, but from the side, you see more of the crossing design.  Excellent condition.  I know nothing about Miss Mary, but she must have been sold at Saks! 

$ 235. ORDER

 

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#11026- c. 1950's MISS ALICE Black Velvet Stiff Bow Front Toque Hat!  I have just scored a collection of 1950s hats from the Saks Fifth Avenue Millinery buyer!  So that means that she would have had access to the best.  Sadly her style was a bit tame (though what can you expect from a working girl!), but she had a few special pieces.  This one is fairly tame, but still one of those perfect hats for your "LBD" (I hope by now you know what that stands for - yes, Little Black Dress), or one of your fancy 50s suits.  I suppose this would be a "dinner hat".  But what the hell do I know??  :)  I just know I like most of the hats in this women's collection, and this one is no exception!  Excellent condition.  

$ 185. ORDER

 

FROM MUSEUM DEACCESSION

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#6960 - c. 1920 Natural Straw Hat with Bunch of Original Red Coral Velvet Flowers and Sort Red Ribbon Trim!  From the same museum deaccession as the other straw hats above... this was the final hat I got (only wish there were more!!).  This one has the more classic 1920s modified cloche shape with the rolled up front brim.  Huge spray of red coral velveteen flowers.  Sadly whatever the original label is gone as the silk lining it completely gone.  Waaahhhh!  I'm especially sad because this hat as the same "puffy" pussywillow flower ornaments that my Parisian Carolyn Reboux (perhaps the most famous milliner of her time!).  Excellent condition with the except of the gone lining and minor discolorations of the straw (see photos).  Look at the photos to see just how beautiful. This is one for your collection, or the hat you've been waiting for all your life!! Will fit a normal sized head. All Original! 

$ 985. SOLD on LAYAWAY

 


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#5871 - c. 1890's Natural Straw Hat with Bird Wings!  This hat was likely re-designed by an expert using antique lace, ribbon, wings and flowers.  If you watch just about any Jane Austen movie, you will see a scene of a woman spending time re-embellishing her hat.  That's what they did in the 19th Century.  The basic straw hats were "convertible". ;)   Excellent condition and ready to wear with your Victorian best!  Or another lovely hat for your collection to display. Will fit a normal sized head. 

$ 675. ORDER

 


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#5872 - c. 1870's Dark Straw Toque Hat with Velvet and Chenille Trim!  The "pork pie" shaped toque hat first became fashionable in the late 1860s, and then into the 1870's where they got slightly larger. From the same collection as the fabulous straw hats above.  This toque hat was also likely re-designed a bit with antique flowers, but the rest looks to be original... but then again the person who re-designed the embellishments was so damn talented, it's hard to know what is original to the hat. Check out the lovely straw design!!  Just think how good this would look on a mannequin head without such lousy hair (poor Brigetta... she needs some rogaine!). This is one of those hats that looks better in person.  You'll love it!  

$ 585. ORDER

 


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#7435 - c. 1930's Made in China Electric Blue Silk Satin Embroidered  Fancy Boudoir or Evening Peep Toe Slippers!  Damn those 30s gals were a lot smarter than we are today.... these are fancy enough to have been worn under an evening gown, and yet they are SOOOOO comfortable and soft... like walking on a cloud!!!  And as gorgeous as you can get.  All trimmed in a thin silver leather. There are even open circles with crosses at sides for a bit more sexy peep. :)  Sling back with buckles.  Gotta love the "padoga" like heels!! These were "made in China" when that was a good thing.  Excellent condition... hardly worn.  Fit me great, so I'd call them a size 7. Think Jean Harlow. 

$ 365. ORDER

Approx. - SIZE 7 B
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#4634 - c. 1950's DeLISO DEB, Adagio Custom Lasted Gold and Black Floral Lame Brocade High Heeled Shoes from Fontius, Denver!  Doesn't get any prettier for a classic 1950's shoe!  Bring on the martinis!!  You can call these "Mad Men" or "Pan Am" or "Rat Pack".  Whatever you want to call them, it's all about the glamour of the era. Tight wiggle skirts, low décolletage necklines, gloved hands, red lipstick, coiffed hair, pearl necklaces, stockings, and heels like this! Excellent vintage condition (needs new heel tips - that's about $5 at your local shoe repair) and with many vintage shoes, they are stiffer than you are used to.  The white tag you see in the shoe is the museum tag as these were deaccessioned, so they have an inked number on the sole as well.  These are quite narrow.  Pretty enough to use as a piece of artwork! :)   Under $150, so final sale.

$ 85. ORDER

Approx. - SIZE 6 1/2AA
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#5248 - DATED May 22, 1942 Purple Suede Open Toe Pumps!  When was the last time you could actually date a pair of shoes because the date was stamped inside??  I've always loved researching and the fashion historian in me is thrilled to find these shoes. These shoes are incredibly special.  Great purple (the best!) suede with open peep toes and stiff "bows" on front.  Excellent condition.. just a bit of normal wear. 

$ 425. ORDER

Approx. - SIZE 7 1/2
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#5412 - c. 1950's PALIZZIO New York Brown Alligator High Heel Pumps Shoes!  I don't know if these are actual alligator or embossed leather to resemble alligator.  I never learned the difference :(  I prefer the shoes and purses that write "Genuine Alligator" right on them... then I know!  These are very narrow... I tried them on and realized I couldn't get my fat foot anywhere close to in them... and tried to figure out the size inside.... finally I figured out that the 74a meant 7aaaa!  Also written inside is "Hand Lasted" and what looks like "Cleo Last".  I don't think that was the name of the designers' girlfriend so it must mean something else. Very good condition.  New heel tips.  Just need a bit of gluing of the inner sole (if I get to the shoe repair guy, I will do this, but if not, it will cost you probably $1.00... if not free if you bat your eyelashes! :) Please note that most all vintage shoes are much stiffer than what we are used to today.   Under $150, so final sale.

$ 45 ORDER

Approx. - SIZE 7AAAA
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#5883 - c. late 1920's Benjamin F. Miner, Boston Brocade with Gold Trim Shoes! Yup, that's my foot!  Think it's easy to photograph your own foot wearing a shoe??  But I contort myself for you... so you can see that these 1920s shoes are in a wearable size.  I wear a 6.5/7, and I have a slightly wide foot.  These are best described as size 7A.  I date them to late 1920s as the heel is starting to look more like the shape of the 1930s, but the shoe is certainly 20s styling.  Love the deep gold leather trim, the little cutout at the side and the design of the silk brocade.  Excellent condition shoe, though there is a "flesh" wound on one sole (doesn't seem to affect the wear), and the bronze colored teeny tiny rhinestones are just falling out of the buckle, so they will need to be glued back in (I saved all I could though some will still be missing... hardly seen other than close-up).  Really nice pair of 20s brocade shoes... getting harder to find in wearable sizes!!   

$ 635. ORDER

Approx. - SIZE 7A
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#6511 - c. 1941 EVELYNVARON Black Straw Doll's Hat with Bright Pink Feathers!  This hat has it all... the great doll's hat shape meant to be worn down on the forehead (also called Toy Hat or Tilt Hat), of black straw with small bow at top of crown covered with bright multi-toned pink feathers around and inside the crown and finished with black netting veil. Perfect to go from day to evening. Excellent condition (shape is askew when off the head, but fine when worn).  Holds on with thin elastic strap usually worn under the hair at back.    

$ 365. ORDER

 


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#6963 - c. 1952 EISA (BALENCIAGA) Black Velvet Hat with Feather Plume! Museum Deaccession!  If you don't know... Eisa was the name of the couture boutiques opened by Cristobal Balenciaga in Spain (Eisa was the name of his mother). This hat came from a museum and still has the museum tag hanging with the date of 1952... so I'll believe them.  Wonderful black velvet pillbox type hat with front bow and fancy black feather plume.   Excellent condition, though the interior lining just needs to be tacked back into place (I'll do it if you want me to, but I just don't sew all that well, so you might prefer to get it done by a professional .... should take them 5 minutes). Should be marked higher, but I lucked out getting this hat, so lucky you! :)

$ 435. ORDER


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#7233 - c. 1950's Saks Fifth Avenue Black Velvet Large Hat with Grosgrain Trim!  I could be wrong (though I hate to admit I ever am!), but I believe that this Saks Fifth Avenue label with the "scissors" design was used on "Made to Order" hats at Saks. I sure wish it was easier to research all my questions, but meanwhile, consider this 88% true. Anyway, it's the exterior that you should be thinking about.  Lovely black velvet wide brimmed wire edged brimmed hat (not very floppy) with top stitching in rows around wide brim.  Black grosgrain ribbon surrounds the high, but soft floppy crown, and also edges the brim.  Measures:  15" x 16" with nearly 4.5" brim! Excellent condition.

$ 285. ORDER


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#5478 - c. 1880's P. Koch Modes, Hildesheim, GERMANY Labeled Eggplant and Deep Bottle Green Silk Velvet Bonnet with Green Grosgrain Ribbon with Ivory Velvet Trim!  Love the label on this bonnet!  I just know there are some of you out there with 1880s gowns who have been searching for years to find just the right bonnet to complete your outfit!  Hopefully this is what you've been waiting for. Meant to be worn on the back of the head as you see and giving some height at the front.  I'm told the ribbons should tie directly under the chin, but I tied it a bit off center as I like it better... and if I lived back then I might have singlehandedly changed the style!! :)  Well, I like to think so anyway. I probably would have just been a lowly miller's daughter (as that was my maiden name and I have some German/Polish genes), so I doubt I would have been a fashion maven.  The bonnet is in very good condition with wear at the very edges and folds of the velvets, a bit of age on the ivory velvet and wear on the ties.  But still a nice look!

$ 385. ORDER

FROM THE ESTATE OF ANITA LOOS!

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#5214 - c. 1950's ROBERT DUDLEY, New York Pumpkin Velvet Open Crown Hat with Black Feathered Brim! Owned and Worn by ANITA LOOS! All the information I have on Robert Dudley is written above with the other Robert Dudley hat from this same collection.  So go up this page a bit and read about him.  OK... are you back now? So now we come to this very large sort of pumpkin colored velvet hat with open crown filled with black stiff netting, and then tons of black curly feathers sitting all around the wide stiff brim of the hat.  Looks lovely on!  Excellent condition with just a couple of the feathers at the back that just need to be trained back to formation (a drill sergeant should do the trick! :)  Otherwise great.  Rare to find any Dudley hats... and larger hats are harder to find as they were always harder to store over all the years.  Relatives would just discard instead.  Sad, but true!  However... lucky me, this hat only had a two previous owners....  Anita Loos and the gentleman who was given her hat collection on her death.... oh, and then me... and then YOU!   If you don't know who Anita Loos is, you should!   Click on the link below!    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anita_Loos    Final Sale Movie/Memorabilia piece.

$ 785. ORDER

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#7334 - c. 1980's ZALO, Made in Spain "Recycle", "Save the Whales", "Save the Rainforest", "Stop Pollution" Leather and Suede Boots! Never Worn!  Gotta love these!!! Sadly, nothing seems to have changed in 20-30 years.  We are still dealing with all the same issues.   Will we ever learn??  Well, you can do your part by wearing recycled "green" vintage!If you've been watching my website for awhile, you will know that I just LOVE wacky or novelty shoes!  So these can be worn, or great for your shoe collection!  Utterly fantastic.  I actually sold the shoe version of these boots (though they were black velveteen rather than leather and suede).  Black leather with various colors of suede and metallic leather depicting waves, whales, trees, fire, smoke, mountains, and recycle image. In addition are the words emblazoned all over.   These are in mint condition, never worn (though they have a green marker at the bottom and left over sticker)! Tiny heels as you might find on riding boots. Leather sole. Labeled size 6M. NEW Zalo shoes cost $185-$200... but those new shoes are just sooo boring compared to these! 

$ 465. ORDER

Approx. - SIZE 5.5 M (as these usually run a bit smaller than size)
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#7341 - c. 1980's ZALO, Made in Spain Parrot Shoes! Never Worn!If you've been watching my website for awhile, you will know that I just LOVE wacky or novelty shoes!  These would be great for your next tropical vacation! And just as fabulous for your shoe collection! OR certainly fabulous for those of you with parrot pets!!  Turquoise blue leather embellished with multicolored leather parrots on branches... I can just hear them squawking!  These are in mint condition, never worn! Even come with the original box! Love the golden interior.  Short heels.  Leather sole. Labeled size 7M. NEW Zalo shoes cost $185-$200... but those new shoes are just sooo boring compared to these! 

$ 265. ORDER

Approx. - SIZE 6.5 M (as these usually run a bit smaller than size)
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#7350 - c. 1980's RAMON TENZA, Made in Spain Life Preservers Shoes! Ahoy there matey!  Just what you've always wanted but never knew you did!  The perfect boating shoes... navy leather with life preservers on the toes, and .... ta da... life preservers for the heels!  And then just because, the inner soles are striped, so they look equally good when sitting in your closet, or on display. Ramon Tenza made some remarkable whimsical or novelty shoes in the 1980s... so I'm always on the lookout for them.  These were a great find.  In Very good to Excellent condition with just minor scuff marks near the back, and slight dirt on heels. They look to have only been worn as store display shoes. Marked size 6, but they usually run a bit small, so probably best for 5.5. Once you have these... all you'll need then is a yacht!

$ 265. ORDER

Approx. - SIZE 5.5 M (as these usually run a bit smaller than size)
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#5498 - c. 1950's Saks Fifth Avenue Daisy Hat with Veil! Oh come on... if this doesn't make you smile, I don't know what will.  This sweet daisy hat was found in a collection with six Bes-Ben hats, so you know it came from a socialite with a great sense of humor and aplomb.  Excellent condition.  From Saks Fifth Avenue, so you know it wasn't inexpensive at the time.  Held on to the head with small combs on either side.  You can wear tilted or straight on, more toward the front, or farther back on the head... whatever looks best on you. You know hats, or "fascinators" are making a comeback thanks to Kate Middleton... so have fun!!!  Go with Daisies!! :) .

$ 185. ORDER

 


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#7216 - c. 1920's BLOSSOM HATS, Paris / New York Cord and Raffia Cloche Hat! Sold at MacDougall-Southwick Co., Seattle! Cool cloche!  Has the look of a fancy helmet... and uses grosgrain ribbon in a quite interesting design!  Here's a little history lesson.... grosgrain ribbon wasn't used around the inside of most hats until the 1930s. Love the design of two colored cords coiled around all sides but leaving the crown for multicolored straw raffia!  Excellent condition, fully lined.  Only the most minor tiny spots (see photo).  Fits most regular head sizes of 22".

$ 425. ORDER


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#7289 - RARE c. 1996 MARGARET JERROLD, Made in Spain Republican Shoes! If you've been watching my website for awhile, you will know that I just LOVE wacky shoes! And since it seems we are never out of political arena anymore... these shoes are perfect for those of you who want to dress for the next major election, or are planning a museum display of political campaign memorabilia in 2012. These very lightest pearlized gray leather shoes have leather embellishments of large gray leather elephants tossing their hats "into the ring", with the obligatory stars and stripes at the back for the 96 election. These are in near mint condition, never worn!  The Republican candidates in 1996 were Bob Dole and Jack Kemp...  obviously that was not the year for the Republicans. Political collectibles (for you googlers). Wonder what the Spaniards were thinking when they got the order to make these for the crazy Americans! :) Leather sole. Labeled size 9M.

$ 285. ORDER

Approx. - SIZE 8W-8.5M (as these usually run a bit smaller than size)
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#5195 - c. 1940's Black Felt Hat with Great 3-D Flowers!  Check out the photos of this hat on the mannequin head so you can see how it will fit.  I couldn't get it on my normal mannequin girl as she has molded hair, so it didn't fit her.  Believe me, she wasn't happy about me using the other head!  She raised a tantrum.  Geez.....  :)  Anyway, great simple but unique molded felt hat worn at the back of the head.  The 3-D flowers look terrific on top and it fits like a skull cap at the back.   Think Veronica Lake hair (look her up if you don't know her... top 1940s actress).  Excellent condition with small black netting at back (some minor wear in netting - not a problem in the least).

$ 185. ORDER

 

 


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#5186 - Vintage Embroidered Shawl!  The perfect size for you smaller gals who can't use those normal gigantic shawls that just overwhelm us (yes, me as well at 5'2").  This shawl measures: 34" x 38" with additional 4" fringe all around.   This size is best for a "dash" on your outfit rather than a "wrap".   I'd say this is in Excellent condition... and it is, unless you hold it up to the light (and when are you gonna do that??).  But when you do, there seems to be a stripe on the black ground... perhaps a dye issue, or how this piece was meant to be from the way it was produced?  I don't know.  I just like to tell you everything!  I took a photo for you to see (last photo) seen in the light.  Oh, this is also a great piece for home decoration to drape on your baby grand piano or sofa or table or bed or ......  

$ 265.  ORDER


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#7235 - c. 2010's LA FENICE, VENEZIA, Italian Footwear "Sample Not for Resale" Periwinkle Leather Platform Slingback Shoes! God I hope I'm not going to be arrested for selling these shoes! I can't even tell you much about them but La Fenice, Venezia website states they are "elegant, inspired fashion footwear with stylish European design, ultimate comfort and quality craftsmanship". I have to agree!  Gorgeous, unique periwinkle color! Highest quality!  Even the interior is lovely.  Not labeled as to size, but they pretty much fit my size 6.5/7 foot. MINT condition, as they were never worn and still have much of the sticker under.  The "Sample Not for Resale" is stamped inside the pinked (as in pinking shears, not a color) slingback.  So pretty I just want to display them!  So if you have one of "those" closets.... buy them as artwork, and please don't call the cops on me! :) I bought them from someone else, so I guess we will have to go to jail together..... with Lindsey Lohan?   These have to sell for at least $700. 

$ 375. ORDER

 


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#7024 - c. 1970's RAINBOW, Made in Thailand Barkcloth Platform Sandals!  Never Worn! Oh My!  You should see me try to walk in these!  I know many younger women out there actually do, but at 56, my probable osteoporosis makes this quite unwise!  But I look damn cool in the photo!  Yes, that's my 6.5 size, slightly wide foot (you try taking your own photo of your foot.... not easy!) with my extremely high instep... so as you can see these straps surprisingly fit easily over that instep (most shoes don't!). I'd call these a size 7, or even perhaps a size 7.5.  LOVE the 1940s looking Hawaiian Tiki barkcloth covering these everywhere. Deep jade green, burgundy, dark gold hibiscus and tribal symbols against a neutral ivory ground.  KILLER!  Criss-cross style strap with additional ankle strap. Sexy peeptoes - 2 1/4" platform in front makes the towering 6" heel!  Labeled size 7. Approximately 9 3/4" measured along insole with a flexible measuring tape, 3" across widest part of sole.  A little storage dust on BOTTOM of shoes, and the every so slight fray on the strap (from trying on) and one intersection of straps (see photo).  These are a lot prettier and sexier than most 1970s SuperFly shoes!!! 

$ 425. ORDER

Approx. - SIZE 7, perhaps 7.5 B/W

FROM THE ESTATE OF ANITA LOOS!

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#5246A - c. 1940's Feathered Hat Owned and Worn by ANITA LOOSNo label on this sweet "Dolls" or "Tilt Top" hat of a bone colored felt covered with seafoam green and light brown graduated feathers on a chocolate brown netting. Lovely shape.  Holds on the head by the stiff loop at the back.  This can be worn under the hair to hide it if you prefer.  Excellent condition, though there are some pins found hidden in the feathers (but plainly seen from the inside).  I'm leaving as found as this was Ms. Loos' hat.  I don't know why the safety pins are there, but as these are historic hats, I'm leaving everything as I found them.  If you don't know who Anita Loos is, you should!   Click on the link below!   http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anita_Loos

$ 365. ORDER

 

 

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#5679 - c. 1900-1905 Mon JULIA, Madme Tore Succr, 7 Boulevard Les Capucines, et 30 Rue du 4 Septembre, PARIS Hat!  This hat did NOT come from the museum collection, though it might have! Certainly this is one of the better hats I've had from this "Gibson Girl" era. Meant to be worn high on the hair (which would have been gathered up in a "Gibson Girl" hairdo. A gorgeous ivory silk satin, velvet, lace, chiffon, two-tone gold and ivory braided chenille, and goldtone braid trim with pearl and chiffon ornament.    There is so much going on on this hat, it's hard to write it all out, so I will let the photos speak for me.  It's in excellent condition and will be a highlight in your hat collection! As you know, Parisian labeled hats are definitely collectible! NOTE: if you are interested in the display lady... she is styrofoam face with a masterful shaping of tissue paper to create a Gibson Girl style.  The gentleman who created these tissue-paper coiffures for museum display is willing to re-create this for you for $100.  There are many other eras for these mannequin hairdos, so let me know what you might be interested in!  Click on the photo at left to see more detailed photos for the hat, as well as a few of the mannequin head examples!  

$ 1,245. ORDER


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#5678 - c. 1916/1917 JAMES McCREERY & Co. Fifth Avenue / 34th Street, New York Fantastic Tall Black Straw Hat with Feather and Black Silk Satin Trim!  Oh my!!!  I have to say (though I hate to show my ignorance) that at first look, I thought this hat was worn the other way around (as I know this era had the most wild hats!), but this is wild enough.. and I believe this is the correct way to wear it.   These are quite hard to find in great condition due to the size (height) as they were hard to store over all the years.  This one is in remarkable condition... nearly like new!  Black stiff straw with brim at front... and then turned up to incredible heights at back! Trimmed with original black curved feathers at front and with a black silk ribbon with bow at front.  James McCreery & Co. was founded in 1869 in NY and in Dec 1912 it was announced that the huge dry goods store (department store) would build a 5th Avenue entrance to the shop. The exact location was the entire block between 34th and 35th street on the west side - so right next door to the Empire State Building built in 1931 - and previously next to the old Waldorf Astoria Hotel !!!  The store closed in 1954. The hat measures 6" high straw at back to a towering 10" high with the feathers!  Measures 22" around interior, but seems to fit a bit larger.  I'm a normal 22" head, and I have a bit of extra room in this hat.

$ 765 ORDER


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#5706 - c. 1970's GUCCI Floral Canvas and White Leather Shoulder Bag!  Vintage Gucci Bag.  Vintage Gucci Purse.  Yeah, I have to say those two things so someone searching for this will find it. I'm Google friendly! :)  This is absolutely guaranteed to be original and authentic as it came to me from the same estate as lots of my other great expensive pieces, like the Sable jackets (yes, she was so wealthy she had more than one sable!!) and the beaded Balenciaga gown (just to mention a few!).  So... I don't think she was the kind of woman to pick up a Gucci purse at a flea market, eh?  Anyway... so all that being said, this is a very popular design still used today, but this is vintage.  As I read "one of the most loved Gucci icons, the Flora design is printed on many Gucci products. The legend of this print goes back to 1966 when Princess Grace of Monaco (Grace Kelly, you know) asked for a Gucci scarf, none were found that were perfect for her, so Gucci commissioned the prestigious illustrator Vittorio Accornero design a scarf for Princess Grace... and this was that floral design!  So, when you wear this bag, you are part of the legend of Grace Kelly. This has the "GG" monogram embossed above the print. Note: small Gucci Floral Bags sell for $1,900 new!!   Granted this isn't new... there are some minor issues that frankly are great for you because they make it affordable for you to actually have the purse you want!  The interior leather is cracked (upper 1/3, and better as you go down.. but who's gonna see it to care?).  There is a crack on one portion of the white strap, and a teeny one at top zipper, and just the tiniest spot on the floral canvas (see photos).  Otherwise the white leather is damn clean! So... would you rather spend $1,900 or....  

$ 465.  ORDER


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#5636 - c. mid-20th Century Micro Beaded Purse of Steel Beads with Light Blue Rhinestoned Clasp and Beaded Handle!  Did you happen to notice how I cheated on dating this purse?  :)  I was sure it was a 1930's purse, and then I saw other similar purses that were dated 1950's.. so now I'm really confused and I don't want to give you false information (if I can humanly avoid it!), so......  this great purse is somewhere from the 30's through the 50's and I will let you decide who is correct (I hate being wrong! So I will assume I'm right! :).  this purse comes to you direct from a high-end Estate (relatives of Andrew Carnegie... yes, that's THE Andrew Carnegie... "The Richest Man in the World" in the early 1900s!). Most of these fine micro steel bead purses were made in France (though there is no label).  Always great to find these bags with various colors as well as the usual silver and gold beads.. this one includes ruby red, emerald green, sapphire blue, polished platinum, bright gold and a ground of silver/gray in a stylized paisley motif. In Excellent vintage condition as the silver beads have tarnished over the years to the usual patina (you will know this from sneaking a peak in the folds at the sides which reveal the original nearly white patina!).  As always, these beaded purses in this coloration are extremely difficult to photograph.. and it will be SO much more beautiful in person as the beads appear darker than actual. It will sparkle and glow for you!  The frame is a brass tone, beautifully etched and set with small light blue rhinestones on the front. The interior is a cream satin (mostly clean, but with a few marks from use).  The exterior beading is strong with no losses or separations. The back is exactly the same as the front without the clasp. This elegant purse measures 9.5" wide at bottom x 6" high.  

$ 585.   ORDER

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