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AUTHENTIC - CAROLE LOMBARD
Worn Hat - with COA

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# 6277A -  c. 1936 Carole Lombard Owned Chartreuse Felt Hat with Large Rust Brown Grosgrain Bow!  So I have held on to the hat for years hoping to find a photo of Carol Lombard wearing it.  But alas....  So I place it for sale with the written provenance from Carole Sampeck (The Carole Lombard Archive) dated Nov, 30, 2007 describing the hat and how it was originally given by Ms. Lombard to Gordon Bau (her make-up artist).  The hat MAY have been screenworn, but the film has not yet been identified. Originally this hat was sold at auction with a COA from Roslyn Hermann, so that comes with the hat as well, but I'm much more comfortable selling this hat as genuine with the additional COA from Ms. Sampeck.   As you can see, the matching veiling is mostly all gone, and the label has been cut out (why?). Otherwise the condition is very good with some soiling inside as worn. Meant to be worn tilted as you see.   NEW LISTING!   Also Listed in the Memorabilia Category.     Final Sale Item. 

 

$ 965.  ORDER 


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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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# 7684 -  c. 1920's Goldtone Metal Flapper Deco Headpiece with Enamel Drops and Faux Pearls! NEAR MINT CONDITION!  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 in Excellent condition!!  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.  Green enamel drops at the bottom of the deco design earpieces and 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 usually a patina on these pieces that you just learn to live with, but this is as bright and shiny as the day it was created!!  Incredible! The Enamel dangles are also in mint condition which is rare. 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. NEW LISTING!    Also listed in the 1850-1920s section.

$ 1,085   ORDER

(NOTE:  I have one without the dangles and with patina.... that one will list for $845 - you can see it at: http://antiquedress.com/item7716.htm)


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# 7714 - c. RARE 1920's Platinum Blonde 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 at the back and coiled at the sides in curls (or others have braids).  This one has the addition of the original attached thin rhinestone headband!!   Those rhinestones have darkened over the years, and I suppose they could be replaced if you are so inclined, but I sell as found for historic value.  The floss is likely the "new" rage of artificial silk called "rayon".  There are only a few flossed strands that are out of place and stick out slightly.  Net lining with writing I can't read.  Absolutely a museum quality piece!   This will fit a 22" head, or as you see with her her hair showing under.  God I love these!!! Actual photo of a 1920s gal wearing a similar headpiece!!!  NEW LISTING!   Also listed in the Museum and 1850-1920s section.

$ 2,750.  ORDER 



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# 11404 - c. 2000's MANOLO BLAHNIK Black Satin Shoes Sold at Barneys, NYC I don't have to tell you anything about these or designer label, other than the fact that they are size 11, and come with the original box and bag and are in used, but great condition.  The MOST tiny wear at the tip of one shoe (see photo).  Other than that, just the normal wear of soles and interior.  Love the little elastic band at heel to help keep the shoe on.  Original price was $695.  They might have been marked down, or the red line was just that they were sold.  Don't know.  But these came from a very wealthy New Yorker, so price was no object for her.  Always wanted Manolo Blahnik like those Sex and the City gals??    NEW LISTING!   Under $150, so Final Sale Item.

$ 145.  ORDER 

Approx. - SIZE 11


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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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# 11405 - c. 1930's CLOVER LANE Black Velvet and Feather Skull Hat!  Simple, basic design that will spring open to fit on your head.  Cute shape brim turned up at front and the feather is stuck through the hat, so if you want, you could change the feather to your liking.  This feather may have been longer at one point... seems a bit blunt at the end.   Still very wearable as is.  Excellent condition. NEW LISTING!  Under $150, so Final Sale Item.

$ 45.  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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# 11412 - c. 1930's Deep Blue Velvet Cap Hat!  Something between a cap and a beret is this simple 1930's hat.  The only detail is across the top and a tiny "beak" at the front. Excellent condition.  NEW LISTING!  Under $150, so Final Sale Item.

$ 35.  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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# 11407 - c. 1940's Black Straw and Pink Silk Flower Hat!  A cross between a tilt hat and a picture hat.  Pretty with the pink silk large flower at the side and the side draping veil. Excellent condition (the flower could use some steaming to pump up, ever so slight age to it and the veil). NEW LISTING!  Under $150, so Final Sale Item.

$ 65.  ORDER 

 


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# 11413 - c. 1950's LENHAR Model Taupe Velour and Satin with Rhinestone Hat!  Your fairly basic 1950s hat that would be worn with either a suit or a dress.... something between day and dinner.  The rhinestone ornament and the matching satin band give it a bit more drama.  The veil is just a whispy hint to soften.  Meant to be worn almost as a turban.  Excellent condition.  NEW LISTING!  Under $150, so Final Sale Item.

$ 45.  ORDER

 


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# 11409 - c. 1930's HELEN JOYCE ORIGINAL, New York Black Plush with Rhinestones and Feather Hat!  A pretty hat with unexpected tiny rhinestone trim at the front to give the face a bit more sparkle.   Black plush hat (of imported fabric) in a modified beret shape with black velvet rope bow with more rhinestones and what look to be egret feathers. Excellent condition with just a slight veil issues.  NEW LISTING!  Under $150, so Final Sale Item.

$ 75.  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

 



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# 11401 - c. 2000 WHITTALL & SHON Black and White Straw Hat!  I cut out a photo from a magazine about 25 years ago with a B&W outfit and hat like this.  Loved it.  I don't really know the date for this hat... could  be anything from 1980's through today.  Classic shape, colors, design.  Excellent condition with just the most minor issue at the top crown.  I don't even know what to call it... perhaps just an extreme minor crush????   Hardly worth a mention, but I try to mention everything (see photo).  From the estate of a wealthy New York City woman who wore only Chanel, Armani (black label), Prada, Donna Karan (black label) etc.   The perfect wedding, church or Kentucky Derby hat!  Labeled as 22.5" size... so a bit larger than the normal 22" head... so great for those of you with larger head or lots of hair!  NEW LISTING!    Under $150, so Final Sale Item.

$ 85.   ORDER



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# 11402 - c. 2000 ERIC JAVITS, New York Black Slightly Crushable Straw Hat!  I don't really know the date for this hat... could  be anything from 1980's through today.  From the estate of a wealthy New York City woman who wore only Chanel, Armani (black label), Prada, Donna Karan (black label) etc.  Ah, Eric Javits...what a resume!  In the late 70's and early 80's he created hats for the Monet jewelry ads worn by Christina Ferrari, theatrical hats worn by Bette Midler for her concerts. head pieces for the Rockettes at Radio City Music Hall, hats worn in Adolfo ads, and for nine consecutive years he designed the hats for Carolina Herrera's runway shows.  In 1986 he was commissioned to create the hats and faux leopard skin stiletto shoes that Madonna wore for the Broadway production of "Speed the Plow".  And then in 1986 and 1995, he created hats for the runway shows of numerous designers such as Donna Karan, Arnold Scaasi, Bob Mackie, Pauline Trigere and Mary McFadden.  In 1997, Hillary Clinton wore his hat to Princess Diana's funeral. In 2002, Laura Bush wore his hat to the Queen Mothers' funeral.  Younger women are also fans..  Britney Spears wore his hat while performing at the MTV awards 2002. Alicia Keys wore his fedora while performing at the Super Bowl 2005. Eric Javits' design work has been prominently featured in numerous films and tv shows. Woody Allen's "Alice", "Sex in the City", "Married to the Mob", "Bonfire of the Vanities", "Mr. T & the Women", "Big Momma's House II", "The Stepford Wives", "Will & Grace", "Desperate Housewives", "Dynasty" & "Gossip Girl" to name a few!   His hats sell for up to $700.  The perfect wedding, church or Kentucky Derby hat! Excellent condition.  NEW LISTING!   

$ 185.   ORDER

 

JUST LIKE LADY GAGA Wore!

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Lady Gaga wearing exact same purse
# 7021 - c. 1970's Red Patent Dallas Telephone Purse (with Shoulder Strap) Just like Worn by Lady Gaga NOTE:  this is NOT Lady Gaga's purse... this is exactly the same as the vintage purse she wore walking around New York City's SoHo area in 2011.   Created back in the 1970's, these were probably the original mobile phone!  This must have been the coolest thing!!  Imagine being able to plug in to any outlet and use your “mobile” phone. Ooh!!   It is basically a purse that you can plug into a telephone socket in a wall to make phone calls (inside you will find the original cord, and on/off switch and the cord connection socket).  These were created in a purse style or a briefcase style in red, white and black and in an embossed patent or smooth patent.  So you will see a photo of Parker Posey wearing the black one.  So you want to know if it still works?  Yup!   I called my husband on it the other day and he said it sounded perfect.  This one is in great condition.  There are extremely minor wear to the very edges of the shoulderstrap, one very minor mark on the back (see photos), and the only other issue is there is a "rattle" inside the phone handset.  Can't figure out why, but it's in there... doesn't created any issue at all.  The handset is held in place with original velcro and can be worn without with shoulderstrap but carried by this handset as a handle.  Groovy.  Awesome.  Cool.   NEW LISTING!  Final Sale Item.    Also Listed in the Memorabilia Category.  

$ 365.  ORDER 

 


Parker Posey

 



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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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# 11403 - c. 2000 GEORGIA HUGHES, New York, Handmade Original Deep Purple Velvet Hat with Cut Chenille/Faux Fur Trim! Never Worn!  With Original Henri Bendel Tag Attached!  From the estate of a wealthy New York City woman who wore only Chanel, Armani (black label), Prada, Donna Karan (black label) etc.  So pretty!  Can't find much information on Georgia Hughes hats, but of obvious quality and as per label... original and handmade! I did find one article from New York Magazine from 1999 listing these as:  "Georgia Hughes Fine Millinery's imaginative, structured winter hats are sold at stores like Henri Bendel.  At the sale, samples are about half-off, from $165 for a velvet and faux beaver Breton style to $350 for a mink trimmed picture hat."  So this would have likely cost $350ish when new in 1999 (that's over $480 today)!    The color is so deep a purple, that under normal lighting, it just looks black with the two-tone brown and black faux fur twisted edge.  Under brighter light, you will see it's a deep purple velvet. Very elegant looking. Excellent condition. NEW LISTING!   

$ 185.   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! :) 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)

 

 



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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


SOLD on LAYAWAY
# 7674 - c. Mid 20th Century Vintage Pronged "Flapper" Rhinestone Headpiece with Dangles!  I hate to tell you that I really am not sure how to date this piece.  However, it's QUALITY!  I believe it's likely 1930's - 1950's I'm guessing.  The metal base is shiny (not etched which happened by the 1960's in most costume jewelry) and the rhinestones are "mine cut" (high centers), and the piece is quality soldered.  Very sparkly!  The PERFECT flapper headpiece for those of you who can't find a 1920s piece that is affordable... or even an actual 1920s piece that is this terrific looking!   Many of the Juliette caps from the 20s don't have the dangles, and usually they are quite small on the head.  This fits my mannequin with her 23" head!  So it's large enough to fit just about any woman!!!!  Just sits on the head.  It's heavy enough to just sit there, or you could use a hairpin or two if you want.  Excellent condition!  NEW LISTING!   Final Sale Item.  Also Listed in the 1850-1930's Category. 

$ 565.  SOLD on LAYAWAY

 

FROM THE ESTATE OF ANITA LOOS!


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# 5288 - c. early 1940's JENNY, Hotel Statler, Buffalo, NY Tall Deep Cranberry Velvet Hat Owned and Worn by ANITA LOOS!   Whoa! Obviously this milliner was influenced by the whimsy of Schiaparelli's hats of the era. I'm not even sure how to describe it... so I will just let the photos do that they are intended to do. Held on by the thin elastic cord that usually is hidden under the hair, though this hat might need a few hat pins as well.  Ms. Loos had a few hats from Buffalo... must have been a place she visited more than once.   Excellent condition.  The netting is always questionable on old hats, but easy to replace if necessary.  I dare you to find a similar hat anywhere! :)   NEW LISTING!   Final Sale Movie/Memorabilia piece.

$ 435. 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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# 7618 - 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 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 is slightly lifted on one edge (see photo).  The Peterman certificate has been laminated for safe keeping!  NEW LISTING!  Also Listed in the Memorabilia Section.   Final Sale Movie/Memorabilia piece.

$ 1,885. ORDER

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[ORDER ITEM - #5285]
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#5285 - c. 1940's/1950's RARE Original VALENTINA Black Velvet Hat Owned and Worn by ANITA LOOS!   Valentina was one incredible lady.  Not to be confused with the Valentina Ltd beaded dresses/tops from the 1960s.  Nope. This was THE Ukrainian born Madame Valentina, one of America’s few great couturiers.  She dressed some of the biggest stars of the ’30s and ’40s, including Greta Garbo, Lillian Gish, Lynn Fontanne, Merle Oberon and Katharine Hepburn (who she transformed from a tomboy to a siren in The Philadelphia Story using a white crepe dress) and dressed prominent New York society women including members of the Vanderbilt family. Valentina’s garments cost a fortune!  To a young actress who balked at the price of one of her gowns, Valentina replied, “You ask price for dress that change your whole life?”  She imperiously turned away clients that she felt wouldn’t do her garments justice, and tormented others.  She was notorious for giving clients what she thought the needed, not what they requested. In 1952, Life magazine reported that her maxim to clients was "take it or take it," also noting that "a buyer who arrives to be fitted in a red dress may find that Valentina has decided it should be blue."  Read FIDM blog for a great bio: http://blog.fidmmuseum.org/museum/2010/10/valentina-hat.html    

Valentina offered her clients headwear to coordinate with their Valentina garments. So this hat likely went with one of her creations.  We'll never know what, but you can be assured it was fabulous!  Valentina hats seem to be quite rare.  I have only seen one other... currently at FIDM.   This one is simple and perfect. Excellent condition.  And POSSIBLY the one seen in the photo of Anita Loos.  Can be worn as you see, or farther back on the head (though my mannequin has molded hair, so this was the only way she would wear it. :)  NEW LISTING!  Final Sale Movie/Memorabilia piece.

$ 865. ORDER

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[ORDER ITEM - #5286]
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#5286 - c. 1930's Bone Colored Felt "Cloche" Hat Owned and Worn by ANITA LOOS!   It's a cloche shape, but probably from the 1930's.  I LOVE LOVE LOVE the matching felt flowers at the side!  Did I say I love them??  Ms. Loos seemed to wear this cloche shape quite often, so this was likely one of her favorites as well.  Excellent condition though there are tiny moth nips (not holes) at the crown at back (see photos) and extreme minor dust/dirt.  If you can live with that, you have one smashing hat!  NEW LISTING!   Final Sale Movie/Memorabilia piece.

$ 185. 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
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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!  NEW LISTING!  

$ 195. ORDER

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#6348 - c. 1927 Glorious Gold Sequin Dinner Flapper Cloche! Oh, Great Gatsby!  I'm always on the hunt for great 20's flapper fancy dinner or evening cloches.  They just "call" to me!  But this can be said for so many of my favorite antique/vintage pieces that perhaps they should just lock me up for hearing voices! :)  Anyway, if you have the same obsession, you will need to add this cloche to your collection.  Burnished gold netting with metallic floss passementarie embroidery in large deco "star" design.  Large gold sequins outline the design for fabulous sparkle!  Lined in a peachy-pink golden-shot silk lining which shows through the netting.  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.  

$ 685. 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.    NEW LISTING!  
 

$ 385. ORDER

Approx. - SIZE 6B

 

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#5274 - c. late 1930's FLORENCE REICHMAN, 16 East 52nd Street, New York 2-tone Felt Hat Owned and Worn by ANITA LOOS This is one of those true designer hats.  Simple felt in two colors shaped to create an exciting tall 30's hat that twists and turns, yet not stiff.  In researching Florence Reichman, I find that she was considered one of the high-fashion milliners of the 30's and 40's...  often mentioned in 1940's articles with the likes of John Frederics (Mr. John) and Lilly Dache.  She patented her designs (that's how unique).  Especially known for her unique designs and shapes.  Excellent condition.  Fits a normal size 22" head.  A special hat.  You'll find some 1940's newsreel footage of Ms. Reichman's hats if you look hard enough... here's the link to one:  http://www.efootage.com/stock-footage/75747/New_Fall_Hats/     NEW LISTING!    Final Sale Movie/Memorabilia piece.
 

$ 735. ORDER

 

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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".  NEW LISTING!   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

 

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#5280 - c. 1940's Large Black Accordion Pinwheel Hat Owned and Worn by ANITA LOOS Yowza... this one is fantastic!  There is no label (sadly), but someone certainly knew how to make a unique and memorable hat!  Check out all the photos to see the look from all the angles.  Those are always my favorite hats... the ones that double as sculpture!  Black velvet and black material.  Excellent condition with just the tiniest of wear.   NEW LISTING!   Final Sale Movie/Memorabilia piece.

$ 465. ORDER

 

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#5242 - c. 1940's Original NAT FRANK, New York Creation Hat Owned and Worn by ANITA LOOS One of my favorites! RARE color in a nearly neon green with a fairly stiffened purple grosgrain ribbon and bows.  Worn as a "doll or tilt" hat as it has the thin elastic band to hold on the head. Elastic still has a bit of stretch to it.  Looks like this was hardly worn!  Excellent, near mint condition.  The material is hard to describe... almost like a canvas.  LOVE the shape, and the double-layered brim.  NEW LISTING!   Final Sale Movie/Memorabilia piece.

$ 545. ORDER

 

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#5210 - c. 1950's RARE Original ROBERT DUDLEY, New York Hat Owned and Worn by ANITA LOOSOH.... MY.... GOD!!! I call this the "flying nun" hat... yes, I'm that old... back to when Sally Fields was playing a teenager, not a grandmother on TV.  This is a rare Robert Dudley hat. From the NY TIMES, obit on Nov.4, 1992:  "Robert Dudley, was a New York milliner whose hats for women were popular in the 1940's and 1950's.  Many of Mr. Dudley's designs are in the collection of the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT). His large clientele included many theater and society figures and he designed hats for several films, including "Rebecca."  During the 1940's and 1950's he operated the Chez Robert salon at Saks Fifth Avenue and his own shop, Robert Dudley Originals, on the East Side of Manhattan".  So, prior to "the Mad Hatter: Bes-Ben in Chicago", there was Robert Dudley who, along with the likes of Elsa Schiaparelli (influenced by Dali) designed highly surreal hats. Schiaparelli had one shaped like a high-heeled shoe while Dudley designed a set of war hats, which included huge 3-D depictions of cannon, torpedo, periscope, and even a hat depicting Hitler... complete with mustache (again, this was 1939 prior to the horrors of WWII).  Anita Loos loved her hats, and I bought her entire collection, which included some fantastical pieces like this of blue velvet, sculpted into this stiff "flying" hat.  A rare piece indeed! And if you don't know who Anita Loos is, you should!   Click on this link...   http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anita_Loos)   Final Sale Movie/Memorabilia piece.

$ 945. ORDER

 

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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

 

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#5281 - c. late 1930's/early 1940's McCurdy and Co., Inc., Rochester, NY Black Felt with Pink Braid Design Tall Hat Owned and Worn by ANITA LOOS I love the hats that are so perfect that they conjure up the outfit that was worn with them!  I'm sure this was a black dress with pink bolero with black soutache trim.  Well... it was in my mind anyway! :)  Stays on the head with a loop at the back which can be worn under the hair.  Excellent condition.  Normal 22" size.    NEW LISTING!     Final Sale Movie/Memorabilia piece.

$ 425. ORDER

 

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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.  NEW LISTING!   Final Sale Movie/Memorabilia piece.

$ 385. ORDER

 

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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.   NEW LISTING!   Final Sale Movie/Memorabilia piece.

$ 685. ORDER

 

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#5266 - c. 1910's O'BRIEN, Buffalo Black Horsehair Hat Owned and Worn by ANITA LOOS This is the oldest hat from the collection of Anita Loos.  It's important as it could date to about 1912 which was the year of Ms. Loos' first film... about a hat (of all things!). The New York Hat (1912) is a short silent film directed by D. W. Griffith from a screenplay by Anita Loos, and starring Mary Pickford, Lionel Barrymore, and Lillian Gish.   Ms. Loos was one of the cinema’s earliest and most important screenwriters... and certainly one of the first women screenwriters.  Here's the story: 
"Anita Loos started out as a child actress in stock companies in her native San Francisco. In 1911, she mailed off her first attempt at a silent film scenario The New York Hat to D.W. Griffith and was shocked when it was accepted.  Griffith put her on staff; she wrote some of his most important early pictures.  Anyway, even without the provenance, this hat is quite special.  Black horsehair (which is a stiff netting) in a swirled "floral" design on the crown and a sheer circled brim.
Excellent condition with the only issues being that the black seems to have faded a bit to a slight purple hue (though that might be original color), and the lining needs to be re-tacked.  I'm leaving as I found it as this is an historic piece, so I hate to make any changes or repairs.  I will leave that to the buyer.   NEW LISTING!     Final Sale Movie/Memorabilia piece.

$ 1,245. ORDER

 

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#5208 - c. early 1940s Original ROBERT DUDLEY, NY Hat Owned and Worn by ANITA LOOS It's really incredible how little information is found about Robert Dudley. You'll find his hats in major museums, and according to his obit, he had a large clientele included many theater and society figures. He also designed hats for several films, including "Rebecca."  And that's just about all the info you find.  Pretty sad for someone who was obviously a top milliner with exciting, unique hats... many of which were owned by Anita Loos, so you will see quite a few on my website!  I have found 3 different Robert Dudley labels.  This red/white/blue "flag" label seems to be the most rare and his earliest hats.  These labels seem to have been hand signed, as I have one of his hats with this ribbon label with NO signature!!!!   This hat is a bright kelly green soft felt in an interesting tall shape with wide folded, pinched and cut brim.  Excellent condition.  Will fit a normal 22" head.  Comes with the original matching hatpin.   Final Sale Movie/Memorabilia piece.

$ 645. ORDER

 

 

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#5273 - c. late 1930's SALLY VICTOR, 18 East 53rd Street, New York 2-tone Felt Hat Owned and Worn by ANITA LOOS Ah, a Sally Victor hat.  As described by the MET (Metropolitan Museum of Art):  "During the 1930s, '40s and the early '50s, when hats were considered required accessories for well-dressed women, Sally Victor was among the foremost American milliners. Creative and very successful for almost 40 years, Victor began her prolific millinery career in 1927.  According to her May 16, 1977 obituary in The New York Times, Victor described her mission simply as 'designing pretty hats that make women look prettier.'   You will find Sally Victor hats in many top museums including the MET.  This hat is a simple, but unique hat of two colors of felt shaped to create a classic wide brimed 30's sexy hat.  Great one to wear with a day suit or dress!  Excellent condition, except there are some minor moth nips only seen in certain lights, but I'm highlighting them for you to see. Fits a normal size 22" head.   NEW LISTING!    Final Sale Movie/Memorabilia piece.

$ 345. ORDER

 

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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.  NEW LISTING!  
 

$ 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.  NEW LISTING!   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. :(    NEW LISTING!  

 

$ 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.  NEW LISTING!  
 

$ 235. ORDER


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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.  NEW LISTING!  
 

$ 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.  NEW LISTING!  
 

$ 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!   NEW LISTING!  
 

$ 285. ORDER

 


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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! NEW LISTING!  

$ 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!  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???  NEW LISTING!  
 

$ 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" !    NEW LISTING! 

$ 445. ORDER

 


[ORDER ITEM - #5989]
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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!   NEW LISTING!   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.   NEW LISTING!  

$ 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.  NEW LISTING!   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.   NEW LISTING!   Under $150, so Final Sale Item.

$ 145. ORDER

 


[ORDER ITEM - #7137]
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# 7137 - c. 1950's Natural Straw Colored Floral Wide Brim Hat From a museum deaccession and still has the original museum hangtags.  Lovely, floppy straw large brim hat with large silk flowers.  However, as you will see from the photos, there is a "bite" out of the edge of the brim at front.  Check it out.  That's why this hat is in the Under $150 category.  So... get creative with a little trimming... a green velvet ribbon diagonally draped on the brim?  Smaller matching silk flowers scattered on the brim?  Use your millinery design sense to make it your own.  Still a great vintage straw hat from a museum !!  NEW LISTING!   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)
NEW LISTING!  

$ 435. ORDER

 



SOLD
# 6536 - c. 1940's GEORGE BEIGEL, Paris, New York Black Felt "Toy" ("Tilt") Hat with Feathers, Velvet Ribbons and Flowers!  I LOVE George Beigel!!!!  I have had a few hats with this label and they have all been extraordinary!! There is little information on him.... and even stranger is that this label as you can see has the final "E" in George.  However, I have had other George Beigel hats were there is no final "E", so it's Georg Beigel !  I can't explain why.  I have to wonder if the "E" was added to make his name appear more "American", as you have to remember... this was the 1940's and WWII was raging, or just over when this hat was sold.  The anti-German sentiments were obviously quite high.  Perhaps the name just appeared too German without the "E".  I am just making this assumption as I have no other reason for it.  This is Definitely a Beigel hat... I have NO question there, so it's not a knock-off or anything like that.   If anyone has any more information on George Beigel, I'd love to know!!  These hats are called "toy" or "tilt" hats as they are meant to be worn down on the forehead.  They usually make every face look smashing!  This one is fantastic with lime green velvet ribbons, white ostrich feather and one red rose at front!  Perfection!    NEW LISTING!  
 

$ 895. SOLD

 

 


[ORDER ITEM - #6469]
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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!   NEW LISTING!  
 

$ 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!  NEW LISTING!  
   

$ 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.  NEW LISTING!  
 

$ 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.  NEW LISTING!  
 

$ 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.  NEW LISTING!  
 

$ 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.    NEW LISTING!  
 

$ 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.   NEW LISTING!  
 

$ 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!   NEW LISTING!  
 

$ 385. ORDER


[ORDER ITEM - #6401]
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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!   NEW LISTING!  
 

$ 845. ORDER

 


[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.   NEW LISTING!  
 

$ 235. ORDER

 


[ORDER ITEM - #6468]
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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. NEW LISTING!  
 

$ 425. ORDER


[ORDER ITEM - #11147]
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# 11147 - c. 1950's Frederick & Nelson, Seattle Brown Straw Large Hat with Velvet Trim!  So say you want the look of the large hat, but all you see are black and your outfit is brown.  What to do??  ;)  Well, for you brown lovers, I have an "Audrey Hepburn" hat in brown straw trimmed in brown velvet.  Looks great on just about everyone.  Excellent condition.. you just have to fix the elastic if you want.. though most people just wear these hats with hatpins these days and don't use the thin elastic. Measures:  17" x 16".  NEW LISTING!    Under $150, so Final Sale Item.

$ 145. ORDER

 


[ORDER ITEM - #11146]
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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".  NEW LISTING!    Under $150, so Final Sale Item.

$ 145. ORDER

 


[ORDER ITEM - #7134]
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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.    NEW LISTING!   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.  NEW LISTING!  

$ 435. ORDER

 


[ORDER ITEM - #6607]
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# 6607 - c. 1790's Gauze over Cane Bonnet!  I hate selling items that aren't in excellent condition, but what should I expect from a piece that's over 200 years old.  I mean REALLY!!   The shape is confusing me a bit as it's nearly a complete oval, and not sure how it was worn.  Probably missing ties and worn like the calashes from that era.  I really need a fashion history course. Hopefully you are smarter than I am, and this is something you've been waiting to find all these years! It was DATED by a true fashion historian... I'm just a "wannabe". :)    It's an "raisin" color gauze that is looking slightly different on my monitor, but had to lighten a bit to see ALL that detail.   I have closeup photos of the issues.... the gauze is a thin, open fabric and has come away a bit from the cane, and the cane has a few minor breaks.    NEW LISTING!   Also listed in the 1750-1840's Category.

$ 425. 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!!  NEW LISTING!  

$ 565. ORDER


[ORDER ITEM - #6038]
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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)!!!  NEW LISTING!  

$ 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!  NEW LISTING!  

$ 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!  NEW LISTING!  

$ 225 - $ 345. ORDER

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[ORDER ITEM - #7431A]
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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)


[ORDER ITEM - #7539]
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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~ NEW LISTING!  

$ 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!!!!    NEW LISTING!  

$ 235. ORDER

Approx. - SIZE 8.5   

 


[ORDER ITEM - #960]
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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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[ORDER ITEM - #11011]
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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!   NEW LISTING!  

$ 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??? :)   NEW LISTING!   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.  NEW LISTING!  

$ 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.  NEW LISTING!  

$ 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.   NEW LISTING!  

$ 265. ORDER

 

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[ORDER ITEM - #11029]
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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.   NEW LISTING!   Under $150 so Final Sale Item.

$ 135. ORDER

 

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[ORDER ITEM - #11019]
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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! :)  NEW LISTING!  

$ 225. ORDER

 

 

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[ORDER ITEM - #11018]
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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!   NEW LISTING!  

$ 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!!!  NEW LISTING!  

$ 245. ORDER

 

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[ORDER ITEM - #11017]
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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! :)   NEW LISTING!  

$ 245. ORDER

 

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[ORDER ITEM - #11025]
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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.  NEW LISTING!   Under $150 so Final Sale Item.

$ 95. ORDER

 

 



[ORDER ITEM - #6964]
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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.   NEW LISTING!  

$ 865. ORDER

 



[ORDER ITEM - #9795]
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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

 



[ORDER ITEM - #6967]
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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

 



[ORDER ITEM - #6965]
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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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#11012 - c. 1950's Saks Fifth Avenue Millinery Salon Bottle Green Velvet Hat with Bows!  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 sweet one... a bit more tame than some of her others, but still with flare.  It's a bottle green (dark green) velvet stiff cap hat with turned up brim and sweet little matching bows at the sides.  Comes with the original green netting, but that has some tears.  Can easily be replaced.  Otherwise excellent condition.     UNDER $150, so FINAL SALE.

$ 125. ORDER

 

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#11032 - c. 1950's MISS MARY, New York Pheasant Feathers on Black Velvet 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 a classic of the era.  You'll find that many hats of the 1950s used pheasant feathers, and no surprise as you can see... they are quite wonderful in their unique designs.     UNDER $150, so FINAL SALE.

$ 145. ORDER

 

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#11028 - c. 1950's MISS MARY, New York Royal 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. ORDER

 


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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

 


[ORDER ITEM - #5872]
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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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[ORDER ITEM - #5248]
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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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[ORDER ITEM - #5412]
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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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[ORDER ITEM - #7380]
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#7380 - c. 1953 CHRISTIAN DIOR Chapeaux, Paris, New York Black Straw Convertible "Mushroom" Hat!  I have no idea how this was original supposed to have been worn, as it squishes down nearly flat, or expand to a bubble shape.  So cool.  I did read somewhere that it "packable" hats (and clothing) was popular, so the fact that this hat can easily be packed in a suitcase, well...  just a bonus!  I've dated to 1953 based on the 1953 fashion photo of Dovima in August, 1953.  Excellent condition, and a Dior (can't go wrong with Dior!).

$ 365. ORDER

 


1953 Balenciaga Hat


[ORDER ITEM - #5883]
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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

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#5216 - c. 1940's ROBERT DUDLEY, Creator of Hats, New York Lavender Felt  Molded Hat Trimmed in Burgundy Grosgrain Ribbon and Bow!  Owned and Worn by ANITA LOOS Very little is written about Robert Dudley, but there should be more well known.... and certainly renowned!  From his obit,  Robert Dudley was a New York milliner whose hats for women were popular in the 1940's and 1950's. He passed away in 1992 at 87 years old. Born in Rochester, he studied at the Eastman School of Music there and had come to New York City intent on a career in the theater. He decided instead on a career in millinery after he used an old felt hat to create a new one for a friend. His large clientele included many theater and society figures and he designed hats for several films, including "Rebecca."  During the 1940's and 1950's he operated the Chez Robert salon at Saks Fifth Avenue and his own shop, Robert Dudley Originals, on the East Side of Manhattan. Many of Mr. Dudley's designs are in the collection of the Fashion Institute of Technology. "He was very creative, and designed hats to go with different costumes." Some 1940s ads show quite whimsical hats designed by Dudley...sometimes just for show. This is one of his early fantastic hats for definite wear! What a wonderful shape. I show from all the different angles so you can see. It's a cloche look from one side, and a different look from other sides. Excellent condition. I believe this is one of his early labels... different from the others I have.  This hat was owned by Anita Loos.  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.

$ 865. ORDER

 

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#5241 - c. 1940's BALENCIAGA, 10 Avenue George V, Paris Black Satin Twist Toque Hat!  Owned and Worn by ANITA LOOS!  Anita Loos had a collection of hats.... and I bought them all!  She obviously had enough money to buy the best of the best... with quite a few Balenciaga hats. She never bought the plain hats, but rather fun styles and shapes. I've been blabbing too much lately in the descriptions, so I will let the hat speak for itself.  Do you speak "hat"?  :)  She's saying that the twist of this hat is stiff... just meant to look as though it's a soft twisted towel! Quite unique and whimsical while being high-fashion at the same time!!  J'adore it!  Excellent condition.   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.

$ 875. ORDER

 

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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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#5239 - c. 1950's BALENCIAGA, 10 Avenue George V, Paris Tiny Mini Pillbox Hat of Black Velvet!  Owned and Worn by ANITA LOOS!  Anita Loos had a collection of hats.... and I bought them all!  She seemed to have a fascination for these teeny, tiny hats.... so small that some of them look like either doll's hats, or samples of full-sized hats, but they were just worn as fascinators are worn today... as a little accent on the hair!  Also, Ms. Loos had quite a few high-end and originally quite expensive Balenciaga hats.  This one is a black velvet mini pillbox hat with "velvet curly noodles" on top (come on, what else am I going to call this??).  Measures a very small  5" x 4.5" x 2" high.  Held on with two haircombs attached.  Excellent condition.  Oh, and if you don't know Anita Loos is, you should!   Click on the link below!    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anita_Loos    Final Sale Movie/Memorabilia piece.

$ 565. 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)
(check measurements above) 


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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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AUTHENTIC -"UGLY BETTY"


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#7278 - c. 2009 Screen Worn "Lolita" MOSCHINO Heart Shaped Sunglasses worn by Amanda Tanen as Becki Newton in Season 4's "The Bahamas Triangle" Episode of ABC-TV's UGLY BETTY Impossible to find!  In researching this item, I found that they were originally worn during the Spring 2006 Moschino Runway show, and then were manufactured as a "special limited edition" by Moschino and sold in the fabulous heart-shaped red patent leather case (which can be used as a small purse). I soon realized that this is one hot item and sold out very quickly!  One of the reasons may be because the ever trendy Madonna chose these heart-shaped glasses for her Sticky and Sweet concert tour, worn during her She's Not Me song... she then throws into the crowd at the end of the song. You can watch all this on YouTube! SO... if you've been one of those gals hunting everywhere for glasses, especially in white... look no further!  A great gift for a Madonna or Ugly Betty fan! An investment piece! Guaranteed Original! Near Mint condition!    Also Listed in the Memorabilia Category.    Final Sale Movie/Memorabilia piece.

$ 685. ORDER


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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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#5251 - c. 1940's CREATIONS BY HENRI Taupe Suede Beaded, Ankle Strap, Platform, Peep Toe, Cutwork, High Heel Shoes!  From the Estate of ANITA LOOSWOW... enough adjectives for you! If you don't know who Anita Loos is, please just Google search her... you will be impressed!  She wrote (among other things) "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes"... one of Marilyn Monroe's most famous movie roles. Ms. Loos had a great collection of hats, which I just purchased, and along with that hat collection came a number of pairs of her shoes from the 1930s-1940s. These shoes have it all!  High platform, white mini beading, peep toe, ankle strap, cutwork, and ultra high heels!  What more could you want?  Oh, I know... for them to be in a larger size.  Sorry.  All Ms. Loos' shoes are a small size 4.5 - 5, so they are for display, or as memorabilia piece from one of the most prolific female Hollywood writers! Or if you are one of those lucky girls with a size 4.5 foot......     Final Sale Movie/Memorabilia piece.

$ 465. ORDER

Approx. - SIZE 4.5

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AUTHENTIC - VANESSA WILLIAMS
Worn by Vanessa on "UGLY BETTY"!

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#7243 - c. 2010's MARNI Platform Sandals Worn by VANESSA WILLIAMS on "UGLY BETTY"!  I have to confess I'm using the photos I got from ABC television who is selling all the Ugly Betty pieces.  The reason?  Well, these shoes arrived to me sealed and I really preferred to sell these to you with that seal sealed. That way you can decide if you are buying them as a memorabilia piece, or if you just (like me) LOVE these shoes, then you can open that seal yourself!   These screen worn shoes were worn by Wilhelmina Slater (Vanessa Williams) during Season Four in the episode entitled "The Butterfly Effect, Part 2".  If you don't know, Marni sandals sell for $400 ish, and their shoes can go up to $1,000!  These shoes look to be in near mint condition with the addition of nonskids attached to the bottom so Vanessa didn't end up on her can.  Size Euro 40, US Size 9.  Leather uppers of brown, black, pink, gray. Squared toes. Also Listed in the Hats, etc. Category. 

$ 245.  ORDER

Approx. - SIZE 9
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#7025 - c. 1960's "Go-Go Boots"!  Red, White and Blue Mod or Mondrian Color Block Booties!!  Metal Zipper Back! Never Worn!! There aren't enough exclamation points for these rare and fabulous original Go-Go boots!!  Amazingly I had another pair of these in the past, and was so happy to find another years later! Perhaps it's just takes me back to my young teen years centered around "16 Magazine",  "Shindig" and "Hullabaloo"!  The same boots (though they have a label in them) are photographed on page 590 of the fabulous book "The collection of the Kyoto Costume Institute FASHION, a History from the 18th to the 20th Century".  These are the Holy Grail of Go-Go Boots!  If only I had the original 1967 YSL Mondrian dress to go with them!  Yeah, right.   This pair is extremely rare in that they were never worn!! Measures:  1" heel, 10" tall overall. I hate to even give you the size as I don't want anyone wearing these.  They need to be preserved as is. I know it's none of my business once my items sell, but I'm a historian at heart.  The condition is near mint... just slightly "tacky", and the way-deep inside inner sole is curled (just needs re-gluing).... but no cracking or any other issues... at all! White faux leather (all materials manmade as labeled - combination last - whatever that means!) Heavy metal zippers at back, and very short heels.  There is no label at all on these... but guaranteed 1960's! 

$ 1,495.  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

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#5199 - c. 1950's Original Bergdorf Goodman Hat Owned and Worn by ANITA LOOS! Gray and ivory feathers on a gray felt base. in a cloche or helmet shape especially great for those "bad hair" days!  I'm pretty sure I saw a photo of Anita in this, or similar hat (I have another of hers of a similar feather hat also from Bergdorf Goodman with striped brown feathers, so she obviously liked this style). Very Good condition... not excellent as the top spot of the crown where all the feather start has browned.  You could cover with a few extra feathers to make nearly perfect again.  This hat is covered in a silver hair net to keep the feathers in place and will come with the velvet covered hat stand as you see - as this was how it was originally found. If you don't know who Anita Loos is, you should!   Click on the link below!      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anita_Loos

$ 545. ORDER

 

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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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#5207 - Original CHRISTIAN DIOR Off-White Linen Hat! Owned and Worn by ANITA LOOSLike a piece of sculpture! This is what Beatrice SHOULD have worn to Prince William and Princess Kate's wedding!  Worthy of it's own glass case!!  Simple elegance as you might expect from Christian Dior.  Off-white linen which sits on top of the head with the stiffened loops to create a "bow".  Excellent condition.  If you don't know who Anita Loos is, you should! Click on the link below!     http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anita_Loos

$ 1,265. 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

From Museum Collection

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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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