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All Deborah Woolf Vintage items are professionally dry cleaned or hand-cleaned as suitable, prior to being put for sale.
We stock cotton print fit and flare summer dresses, skirts, jackets and blouses.
Psychedellics, Op Art, British Boutique and the Hippy Chic trail
Stock includes dresses and suits (dress/jacket or dress/coat suits). -
Designers curently in stock include Diorling, Lanvin, Liberty, Jean Varon, Colin Glasgoe, Jean Muir, BIBA, Phool.
Dresses and Suits: Several wonderful dress/coat or dress/jacket suits in Jacki-O, Beatnik or more psychedellic wools, couture quality prints, satins, and cottons. Range of sizes 8-14
Cocktail dresses: Many 60s beaded cocktail dresses in stock, beaded and embellished knits, printed and plain satins and silks. Minis and full length.
Trouser suits: include
- an Italian signed print jersey flares and tunic shirt in great Pucci-esque print / Jacquard brocade tunic top with chiffon sleeves with trousers suit in great 70s print.
- a super cool Biba style pure wool berry-purple double breasted reefer jacket and trousers.
BIBA IN STOCK:
a) Burnt orange, lace maxi robe/coat, with satin padded cuffs and collar. Appears unworn. Make a great evening coat
b) 1973 black moss crepe and sheer chiffon dress. Heart shape bodice, sheer at the back with an open slit from neck to waist.
c) BIBA c mid 70s large hat box, luggage in faux snakeskin with leather handles and corners.
Stock includes evening, party (and wedding suitable) goddess gowns, two-pieces, day dresses, skirts and jackets.
Designers include: JEAN MUIR, COLIN GLASGOE, DIOR, LANVIN, JANICE WAINRIGHT, LEE BENDER, BUS STOP, JEAN VARON, LIBERTY, MARIMEKKO, MISS SELFRIDGE..and many more
I collect original and unusual Jean Muir from the 60s-70s with large number of items from private collection which spans the 60s to 80s.
I have dresses, skirts, trousers and tops in printed and plain jersey rayon, silk, wool. Printed dresses, wool dresss, silksuits and coats. Some of this collection was given to the owner by Jean Muir herself. Stock includes;
Late 1960s Jean Muir SILK TROUSER SUIT
This is a fabulous find. A shirt-tunic top with billowing palazzo pants in the most evocative print. Pastel, ice-cream colours in a 'Yellow-Submarine' style trippy-deco illustrative design.
Red print silk tunic dress with belt. Shirt dress shape, round collar with ties and tie belt. Three quarter sleeve. Fit up to a large
Blue squiggle screen printed button viscose crepe dress with belt and acrllic clasp. Size: fit up to a Large
Red and cream squiggle print, early 80s in soft and draping viscose rayon. Drop waist. Hand painted buttons. Fit 10-12
JEAN MUIR SUEDE AND LEATHER:
DRESS We have a wonderful c1970s rare green suede punch cut dress by Jean Muir in stock. Fit up to about a size 10 on shoulders. Aline with a separate suede tie belt.
TUNIC DRESS We also have a very rare late 1960s suede sleeveless tunic dress with wide belt with gilt clasp. It's labelled Jean Muir and also the boutique it was made for. Very Marianne Faithful and Mod late 60s style.
HAT: ladies Harris Tweed Jean Muir hat. Beautifully made and shaped hat with brim, lined in green silk. Fit small to XS hat size.
SUITS : 1940s to 70s
We currently have several dress and coat costume suits from the 1950s and 1960s. These include;
a) 1950s sage silk wiggle dress and opera style, flared coat. Dress is a size 8 (but has good seam allowance), the coat would fit many sizes. This was couture made for a diplomats wife.
b)1960s turquoise brocade print fitted dress with button feature back, beautiful coat with large, leather backed diamante buttons. The coat has a pleated 'train' feature back. Best fit 8-sm 10. A stunning, chic set.
c) 1960s graphic print dark pink and blue fitted sleeveless shift dress and coat. A bold, geometric suit. Very similar to the designs Prada, Marni and Miu Miu have been resurrecting. Fit 10-12
d) 1960s soft green/pale pistacchio wool dress and jacket suit. Professionally tailor made, no labels. The dress is simple and chic with panel detail, very similar to Courreges and Cardin. The jacket has wonderful buttons made from the curved twists of the suit fabric. The dress is understated and super chic with short sleeves. Best fit 8-10. Jacket would be great worn alone, contrasted with another colour or with jeans.
More suits sets in stock.
We have a couple left in stock (Dec 2012)
a) 1960s op art cullotte legs, drop waist and low turtle neck
b) rare BRUCE OLDFIELD 1970s bright blue jersey with very plunge front cleverly held in place by long weighted ties at the neck. Tie belt and loose flare legs. This is in a rare LARGER size, fit up to 14.
Women of all ages come to us for a non-traditional wedding dress, often from the 1960s and 70s, both short and long. We usually stock something 'wedding suitable'. glamourous, fun, comfortable - and which won't break the bank! We also stock wedding suitable jewellery, hats, headpieces and bags.
Traditional wedding dress : late 40s -50:
It originally had long sleeves with pointed ends at wrist which we have removed to give it a more 30s Hollywood look. They could be worn as a long open ended or replaced after any needed alterations to bust are made.
1960ssuper chic wool dress by Ted Lapidus. Cream with cream soutache swirl details on bodice and cuffs. This is very much in the Pierre Cardin or Courreges style.
1970sFrank Usher heavy rayon strappy cream dress with two thin straps. Dark gold applique motifs top of bust, extending onto straps one side. Fitted at waist then flaring out to maxi length. Very glamourous, goddess style drss with a great swishy weight to it.
early 80s super glam long black velvet coat with sequined edged quilted squares. From the private collection and house of Mr Givenchy in Paris. Silk lined by hand and feels incredble on like only Couture can
ARISTOS/ARIELLA mid 1970s
We have a rare chenille wrap coat by Aristos c. mid 1970s in great condition. In hues of blue. Small waist, fit an 8.
VINTAGE FOLK COSTUME and PATCHWORK
I usually have in stock selection of Eastern European, Iznik folk jackets and blouses.
BLOUSES: in stock DEC 2012
I recently acquired a group of cotton voile and silk embroidered Czech blouses, from the collection of the late Sheila Paine, famous textile and folk costume collector.
I have a lovely 1950s patchwork circle skirt, a jackets from the 1930s (which includes much older fabric, Victorian & 20s/30s), plus a wonderful patchwork swing coat. 1940s and 50s
bras and slips from 30s to 60s. Several long silk and satin white, cream and pink 1930s gowns in stock now. Many with cut-out and plunge back details, lace detailing and plunge neckline. Fit to wear out or for wedding dresses, just add corsages and/or capes.
VINTAGE CHILDRENS & BABY CLOTHES1930s to 60s:
A lovely range of babies and childrens clothes (boys and girls). Printed romper suits in 'Vyella', 'Clydella' and brushed cottons. Cord dungarees and matching brushed cotton shirts, girls dresses including Ladybird and St Michael brands. Fantastic resource for textile and children's wear designers.