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Bakelite Buttons

Collarless Taupe Cashmere A-Line Stroller Coat with Bakelite Buttons- S-M, 1960s
Located in Tucson, AZ
rear shoulder. Three knotted Bakelite buttons from throat to waist; fully lined in ivory satin
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1960s Unknown Car Coats

20s Green Leather Mary Jane Heels with Floral Embellishments
Located in San Francisco, CA
20s Green Leather Mary Jane Heels with Floral Embellishments. Leather soles. Bakelite buttons
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1920s French Shoes

Long Line Ribbed Wool Sweater Cardigan
Located in New York, NY
long cream wool sweater with exaggerated collar, patch pockets and self belt. Large faceted bakelite
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1970s Cardigans

Late 1920s Raw Cream Silk Dress
Located in San Francisco, CA
red bakelite buttons. Completely wearable. B 38 W 30 H 40 L 49
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1920s American Day Dresses

A French Bar Suit skirt and jacket By Franck & Fils - Paris Circa 1945/1950
Located in Toulon, FR
cut and marked waist hugging the hips. Crossed closure on the front with five black bakelite buttons
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1940s French Skirt Suits

A Pierre Cardin Tartan Chasuble Dress - Fall Winter 1970/1971
By Pierre Cardin
Located in Toulon, FR
and orange checks. Green bib with large bakelite buttons.  Green taffeta lining. Topstitching on the
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1970s French Coats

  • A Pierre Cardin Tartan Chasuble Dress - Fall Winter 1970/1971
  • A Pierre Cardin Tartan Chasuble Dress - Fall Winter 1970/1971
  • A Pierre Cardin Tartan Chasuble Dress - Fall Winter 1970/1971
  • A Pierre Cardin Tartan Chasuble Dress - Fall Winter 1970/1971
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Size: Equivalent french size 38
A Rare Blue Navy woollen dress by Henry à la Pensée - France Circa 1945
By HENRY
Located in Toulon, FR
coat dress with small epaulets, closed in front by four white bakelite buttons with visible bows
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1940s French Blouses

Bodice and Skirt in Scottish Tartan and Velvet -England Circa 1890-1900
Located in Toulon, FR
velvet adorned with large buttons covered with velvet (a missing one). Buttons in light brown bakelite
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1890s British Twin Sets

A French Ungaro Parallele Skirt Blouse and Belt Set - Circa 1978 / 1980
By Emanuel Ungaro
Located in Toulon, FR
in assorted bakelites. Blouse with puff sleeves and cuffs tightened by tabs and round buttons in
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1980s French Skirt Suits

A French Powder Pink Crepe Satin Ceremonial Dress Circa 1940
Located in Toulon, FR
bakelite buckle waist belt and shiny satin bodice buttons. Snap fastener on one side. To note, a four
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1940s French Evening Dresses

  • A French Powder Pink Crepe Satin Ceremonial Dress Circa 1940
  • A French Powder Pink Crepe Satin Ceremonial Dress Circa 1940
  • A French Powder Pink Crepe Satin Ceremonial Dress Circa 1940
  • A French Powder Pink Crepe Satin Ceremonial Dress Circa 1940
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Size: Equivalent to French size 35-36.
A Givenchy Couture Velvet and Taffeta Evening Dress - French Circa 1980
By Givenchy
Located in Toulon, FR
of the dress at the front by faceted buttons in black bakelite and snaps. Unlined skirt and bustier
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1980s French Aesthetic Day Dresses

An Saint Laurent Rive Gauche Ballets Russes Collection Coat Circa 1976 - 1978
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Toulon, FR
. Front closure with loops and five original buttons in bright chocolate bakelite. Bronze green silk satin
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1970s French Coats

A Hubert de Givenchy Catwalk Dress  in Satin and Lamé Velvet Circa 1985
By Givenchy
Located in Toulon, FR
buttons, framed by green bakelite. No label but a show tag in cotton indicating 120 Sadya / Anneliese and
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1980s French Aesthetic Day Dresses

Balenciaga Eisa Double Breasted Coat, Collection of Actress Susan Hayward
By Eisa
Located in New York, NY
Cristobal Balenciaga for Eisa dating to the early 1960's. The semi fitted cut coat with buttons of black
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1960s French Coats and Outerwear

Prada F/W 2012 Geometric Print Crystal & Plexi Embellished Belted Jacket
By Miuccia Prada, Prada
Located in Boca Raton, FL
is fully lined in black silk and closes with five Bakelite- looking black plastic buttons set along
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2010s Italian Jackets

MISSONI Orange Purple Fuchsia Zig Zag Knit 4pc Ensemble Size 6
By Missoni
Located in Los Angeles, CA
; an open style cardigan, a short sleeve top with glass buttons, a classic style skirt, and a Bakelite
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20th Century Italian Suits, Outfits and Ensembles

Yves Saint Laurent Quilted Modern Print Challis and Velvet Jacket 1980s
By Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche, Yves Saint Laurent
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
quilted. Closes at the font with black Bakelite toggle buttons and loops. The jacket is lined in black
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1980s French Cropped Jackets

1981 Rare Madame Gres Haute Couture Silk Taffeta Skirt & Blouse Ensemble w/Shoes
By Madame Gres
Located in Studio City, CA
two ties at the neck, a peplum waist and buttons that appear to be bakelite. The full skirt comes with
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1980s French Evening Dresses and Gowns

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1930s Black Dress Coat w/ Bakelite Buttons
Located in Bozeman, MT
reverse-carved apple juice bakelite buttons with brass beaded medallion centers. Shoulder-to-shoulder seam
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Early 20th Century Art Deco Coats

1940's Woman's Tweed Blazer with Red Bakelite Buttons
Located in Oradell, NJ
decorative red buttons from the same time period. Its previous owner had replaced the original gray buttons
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1940s Single-Breasted Jackets

1930s Black Heavily Sequined Evening Jacket
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Heavily beaded and sequined black evening jacket. Cropped with bakelite buttons at banded waist
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Early 20th Century Jackets

1970s original Biba skirt and jacket
By Biba
Located in Daylesford, Victoria
. Front of Jacket is complete with original 10 mushroom top Bakelite buttons, with their black loop
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1970s British Skirt Suits

  • 1970s original Biba skirt and jacket
  • 1970s original Biba skirt and jacket
  • 1970s original Biba skirt and jacket
  • 1970s original Biba skirt and jacket
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Size: Medium
Hermès long burgundy wool dress with “Cols Verts” print
By Christiane Vauzelles, Hermès
Located in Paris, FR
” print created by Christiane Vauzelles in 1973. The collar opens with three bakelite buttons. A matching
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Late 20th Century French Chemise Dresses

Seminole Handmade Patchwork Jacket - One of a Kind!
Located in Toronto, ON
cuffed sleeves with bakelite buttons. The sleeves and body are full with gatherings at the shoulders
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1960s Unknown Jackets

Vintage 1940s 40s Brown Taffeta Formal Dress with Bakelite Buttons + Belt
Located in Sparks, NV
row of oversize Bakelite buttons. DETAILS: Partially lined Front button closure Belt included
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1940s American Cocktail Dresses

1930s Lemon Yellow Afternoon Hat with Full Veil
Located in San Francisco, CA
gros-grain hat band, matching bakelite buttons, and a soft rust full-face netting with a 2 niche silk
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1930s Hats

An Edwardian Pair of woman's leather boots - French Belle Epoque Circa 1895
Located in Toulon, FR
and small black bakelite buttons (?). Never used as new antique. Perfect condition and color
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1890s French Shoes

Avant Garde Pierre Cardin Haute Couture Asymmetric Wool Cocktail Dress ca. 1992
By Pierre Cardin
Located in Studio City, CA
back and curves around to the front. Adorned with black square bakelite buttons and features 3/4 length
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1990s French Cocktail Dresses

New Look Bar Skirt Suit Circa 1945/1950
Located in Toulon, FR
adorned with two black-faceted bakelite buttons, identical to those on the front. Cream satin lining
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1940s French Tuxedo Jackets

  • New Look Bar Skirt Suit Circa 1945/1950
  • New Look Bar Skirt Suit Circa 1945/1950
  • New Look Bar Skirt Suit Circa 1945/1950
  • New Look Bar Skirt Suit Circa 1945/1950
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Size: Equivalent French Size 38/40
Hanae Mori Cloud & Airplane Novelty Print Day Dress w/Bakelite Airplane Buttons
By Hanae Mori
Located in Studio City, CA
cloud and airplane print with bakelite airplane buttons. Size tag L. In excellent condition
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20th Century Japanese Day Dresses

A French Jacques Heim Gabardine Trenchcoat Circa 1965/1969
By Jacques Heim
Located in Toulon, FR
and buttoned tabs in matching tergal. Bakelite buttons with wolf head, emblem of Maison Heim, and
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1960s French Coats

  • A French Jacques Heim Gabardine Trenchcoat Circa 1965/1969
  • A French Jacques Heim Gabardine Trenchcoat Circa 1965/1969
  • A French Jacques Heim Gabardine Trenchcoat Circa 1965/1969
  • A French Jacques Heim Gabardine Trenchcoat Circa 1965/1969
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Size: French equivalent size 40
Christian Dior" Slim Look" ivory marble wool tweed skirt ensemble, circa 1960s
By Christian Dior
Located in London, GB
pockets , turned down cuff sleeves, slim shoulders . Enclosure with 4 bakelite buttons and belt. This is
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1960s British Skirt Suits

1940's Bakelite Framed Corde Handbag
By Genuine Corde
Located in New Hope, PA
brass buttons. There is a Bakelite cylinder and loop closure, and there are two pockets inside. The bag
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1940s American Handbags and Purses

  • 1940's Bakelite Framed Corde Handbag
  • 1940's Bakelite Framed Corde Handbag
  • 1940's Bakelite Framed Corde Handbag
  • 1940's Bakelite Framed Corde Handbag
H 10 in. W 10 in. D 4 in.
Vintage Yohji Yamamoto Navy Coat Dress M.
By Yohji Yamamoto
Located in Port Hope, ON
buttons are in red bakelite ...niched lapels and side rushing...waist is fitted..
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1980s Japanese Coats

Christian Dior London Skirt Suit, Circa 1962
By Marc Bohan, Christian Dior
Located in Toulon, FR
3 buttons on each handle (one is missing) in black shiny bakelite. The lined skirt which closes by
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1960s English Skirt Suits

1940's Evening Coat
Located in New Hope, PA
restriction on style or elegance. The fitted coat has an Oriental inspired collar and large Bakelite "knots
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1940s American Coats

1940S Floral Cotton Swing Top With Red Bakelite Buttons
Located in New York, NY
1940S Floral Cotton Swing Top With Red Bakelite Buttons
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1940s Blouses and Tops

1930s Green and White Plaid Picnic Dress
Located in San Francisco, CA
ruffled trimming/accents. Hand-carved Bakelite buttons and a side gusset closure with snaps.
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1930s Day Dresses

1950s Norman Norell Coat
By Norman Norell
Located in Water Mill, NY
back. There are 3 front bound buttonholes with 3 large Bakelite buttons closing the coat front. It
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1950s American Capes

Plaid Woollen French Coat Circa 1968
Located in Toulon, FR
closure with brown polished bakelite buttons found again on the sleeves. No lining but other side of the
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1960s French Coats

  • Plaid Woollen French Coat Circa 1968
  • Plaid Woollen French Coat Circa 1968
  • Plaid Woollen French Coat Circa 1968
  • Plaid Woollen French Coat Circa 1968
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Size: Equivalent French Size 36
Hebe Sport Woman's Suit - England Circa 1950
Located in Toulon, FR
! Closing with three brown bakelite buttons. Note the horizontal stripes for the jacket and vertical for the
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1950s British Skirt Suits

  • Hebe Sport Woman's Suit - England Circa 1950
  • Hebe Sport Woman's Suit - England Circa 1950
  • Hebe Sport Woman's Suit - England Circa 1950
  • Hebe Sport Woman's Suit - England Circa 1950
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Size: Equivalent french size 38
A Frank & Fils French Bar Jacket New Look Period Paris Circa 1948/1950
Located in Toulon, FR
cut and marked waist marrying the hips. Cross closure on the front with 5 round black bakelite buttons
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1940s French Jackets

Christian Dior Demi Couture Skirt Suit Set - numbered 46475 Circa 1962-1965
By Christian Dior
Located in Toulon, FR
navy blue bakelite buttons. Slightly round and high-waisted pleated skirt with box pleats closing by
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1960s French Skirt Suits

Rudi Gernreich vintage 1960s mod black and tan wool plaid mini cape tent coat
By Rudi Gernreich
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
has fabulous Bakelite buttons, the outer buttons are large black balls, the hidden buttons are large
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1960s American Capes

Jean Patou plumb colour tweed and knit suit. circa 1963
By Jean Patou
Located in London, GB
bakelite buttons line the front of the jacket. Two flat pockets are trimmed in blue, which is repeated on
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1960s French Skirt Suits

1930s Beige Crochet Skirt Suit
Located in London, GB
in 1930's America. It is a silk and cotton blend with original green Bakelite hooped buttons. The
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1930s Suits, Outfits and Ensembles

Jacques Fath black and white cocktail Dress
By Jacques Fath
Located in Toulon, FR
buttoning front, pockets, collar and removable pockets in immaculate white linen. Six large buttons in
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1990s French Cocktail Dresses

Amazing 1970s 70s Colorful Psychedelic Chiffon Floral Ruffle Vintage Maxi Dress
Located in San Diego, CA
, pink, blue, green, red and purple! Chic ruffled neck, and ruffle hem. Peek-a-boo back with buttons at
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1970s Maxi Dresses

Balenciaga / EISA Suit Haute Couture, Circa 1958 / 1963
Located in Toulon, FR
bottom with wide irregular weaving. Shiny faceted buttons in bakelite. False side pockets. Straight skirt
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1950s Spanish Skirt Suits

Pierre Cardin Couture woollen Coat
By Pierre Cardin
Located in Toulon, FR
herringbones and lining with cream acetate. Large topstitches, buttons in shiny black bakelite, real round
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1970s French Coats

  • Pierre Cardin Couture woollen Coat
  • Pierre Cardin Couture woollen Coat
  • Pierre Cardin Couture woollen Coat
  • Pierre Cardin Couture woollen Coat
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Size: equivalent size  38 france
1930s California King Made Sportswear cream button front linen dress
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
From the 1930s a very wearable mid weight linen dress that closes at the front with white Bakelite
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1930s American Casual Dresses

Vintage YSL Quilted Red Silk Jacket With Yellow Trim And Bakelite Buttons.
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Delray Beach, FL
quilting and the detail is marvelous. It is all silk with a silk lining and 7 yellow Bakelite buttons
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1980s French Blazers

1940's Lilli Ann Rayon Crepe Suit with Bakelite & Lucite Buttons
By Lilli Ann
Located in Hudson on the Saint Croix, WI
. The most amazing bakelite and lucite buttons that are a perfect accompaniment to the sculptural
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1940s Suits, Outfits and Ensembles

1970s Christian Dior Caramel Collored Mink Fur Coat
By Christian Dior
Located in Copenhagen, DK
features strapped cuffs and a single breasted front opening that closes with three huge bakelite cup shaped
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1970s French Fur Puffer Coats

Schiaparelli Black and White Plaid Striped Day Coat
By Elsa Schiaparelli
Located in Toronto, ON
. Label in clear print. Large bakelite or plastic round buttons.
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1950s French Coats

Yves Saint Laurent lovely heart shaped dress in black velvet and pink silk, 1980
By Yves Saint Laurent, Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche
Located in Paris, FR
black tulle strip in the bottom. It is decorated with five black bakelite faceted buttons in the front
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1980s French Evening Dresses

Rare Accordion Purse by Eric de Kolb
By Eric de Kolb
Located in Lambertville, NJ
sections are colorful in red, yellow and green. The bakelite accordion works great and retains all of its
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1940s French Top Handle Bags

  • Rare Accordion Purse by Eric de Kolb
  • Rare Accordion Purse by Eric de Kolb
  • Rare Accordion Purse by Eric de Kolb
  • Rare Accordion Purse by Eric de Kolb
H 5 in. W 10 in. D 4 in. L 9 in.
Biba 1970s Wool Jacket
By Biba
Located in New York, NY
! The fabric is a fine wool with a window pane pattern and wide velvet lapels. It has wonderful buttons
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1960s Blazers

1920's felt black & white coat
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Black felt cut coat wrap trench style without buttons or hooks with felt crochet detail. White
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20th Century Coats

  • 1920's felt black & white coat
  • 1920's felt black & white coat
  • 1920's felt black & white coat
  • 1920's felt black & white coat
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Bakelite Buttons For Sale on 1stDibs

There is a broad range of bakelite buttons for sale on 1stDibs. If you’re looking for black bakelite buttons and you’re unable to find the right fit, there are plenty of variations in brown, gray and more. If you’re looking for accessories from a specific time period, our collection is diverse and broad-ranging, and you’ll find some that date back to the 19th Century while other versions may have been produced as recently as the 21st Century. Finding appealing bakelite buttons such as these — no matter the origin — is easy, but Givenchy, Yves Saint Laurent and Balenciaga each produced popular versions that are worth a look. If you’re browsing our inventory for these accessories, you’ll find that many are available today for women, but there are still pieces to choose from for men and unisex.

How Much are Bakelite Buttons?

On average, bakelite buttons on 1stDibs sell for $1,113, while they’re typically $315 on the low end and $4,600 for the highest priced versions of these items.

Finding the Right Clothing for You

From museum-worthy vintage Oscar de la Renta evening dresses and jackets to audacious T-shirts and trousers from provocative punk designer Vivienne Westwood, one thing is abundantly clear: If the clothing available on 1stDibs could talk, it would certainly make a statement. 

For fashion lovers, the 1990s have become associated with styles adopted by today’s supermodels and influencers — think Galliano and Cavalli — but maybe ‘80s accessories are among your (guilty?) pleasures. Playful, boldly colored coats and outerwear from Moschino and other titans of the era can take a simpler ensemble to the next level, while chic and practical suits from the likes of Christian Dior and Chanel remain classic for haute couture advocates and beyond. By exploring the vast array of vintage collections on these pages, you can transform your closet into a retreat that is as retro as it is royal. 

Velvet cocktail dresses and silk evening gowns designed by French-born American couturiere Pauline Trigère — who dressed Wallis Simpson, the Duchess of Windsor — have proven timeless since their mid-century debut, while an overcoat by Alexander McQueen is the perfect finishing touch. In fact, an emerald one stays in rotation for Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge.

Those seeking modern high-fashion brands are also in luck. Turn your day-to-day into a runway with selections from Dolce & Gabbana, Yves Saint Laurent and Versace or complete that fresh look with stunning footwear classics from the likes of Gucci and Christian Louboutin. The future — and glamorous past — of fashion is yours for the wearing. 

Build your collection of covetable and iconic vintage garments by shopping on 1stDibs. No matter where you roam, our diverse apparel and accessories will keep you covered in the hottest styles and comfiest black hoodie imaginable.

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