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Albert Nipon

The chic fashion label Albert Nipon began in 1954 as a maternity-wear company founded by married couple Albert and Pearl Nipon in their native city of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Pearl, who’d been cutting and sewing fabric since she was a child, had previously run a dress shop with her sister before marrying Albert in 1953. When she was pregnant, Pearl found that the available clothes for expectant mothers “looked just terrible,” as she told WWD in 1974, so she decided to design her own line. Called Ma Mère, their company grew into a successful enterprise, eventually home to more than 100 stores nationwide. In the early 1970s, the couple decided to sell the maternity business to focus on a high-end women’s fashion label they named Albert Nipon. Pearl maintained the role of couturier, and her natural elegance and flair for fashion design helped make Albert Nipon an enduring success.

At the time of Albert Nipon’s founding, pantsuits and separates were in fashion. Despite this, the Nipons chose to focus on dresses. Pearl and Albert knew that their dresses — with their woven and natural fibers, intricate details and chic European sensibility — were unlike others on the market. The label would become known for its use of pussycat bows, elegant collars, cuffs, tucks and pleats. Their risk paid off, and at its peak Albert Nipon was generating $60 million in annual dress sales.

Celebrities such as Mary Tyler Moore, Barbara Walters and Rosalynn Carter wore Albert Nipon’s designs, and major retailers like Saks Fifth Avenue, Neiman Marcus and Lord & Taylor carried the house’s dresses. Pearl Nipon’s instinctive sense of what women wanted their clothes to look like — stylish, feminine, comfortable and with unusual detailing — made Albert Nipon one of the most popular labels of its time.

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Designer: Albert Nipon
Albert Nipon Early Vintage Rayon Silk Satin 2 Pc Dress Skirt Suit With Black Bow
By Albert Nipon
Located in Portland, OR
This lovely 2 piece dress or suit is from Albert Nipon and we think it's fabulous! We have developed such a new appreciation for Albert Nipon and have been searching for his earlier ...
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1980s American Albert Nipon

Albert Nipon Boutique Vintage Yellow Silk Dress With Black Polka Dots
By Albert Nipon
Located in Portland, OR
This is such a pretty vintage Albert Nipon short sleeve dress in a luxe yellow silk fabric with black polka dots. We love vintage Albert Nipon dresses and the quality of the fabrics and prints used. Albert's wife,Pearl was the designer for the brand and she understood how women wanted to feel in their clothing! This fun dress has a pleated skirt and buttons on the back of the bodice. There is a hook and eye closure with a zipper below and the waistband is nicely defined with 3 rows of horizontal black ribbons and there is black piping around the neckline and sleeves.. Made in Hong Kong of 100% silk. This dress has the Nipon Boutique...
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1980s Hong Kong Albert Nipon

Albert Nipon Vintage Black Velvet Lace Dress 1970s Victorian Renaissance Ruffles
By Albert Nipon
Located in Portland, OR
This 1970's vintage Albert Nipon Victorian renaissance evening dress is really amazing. This beautiful satin faced black velvet dress has a built in satin and tulle slip underneath. The bodice, collar and cuffs are trimmed in a lovely black lace and the dress is perfect for the holidays! Ruffles are very much on trend right now and even if they weren't, we think this dress is timeless and beautiful! There is a side metal zipper and I love the ruffled lace that makes the collar look so elegant. I would estimate this dress to be a modern day size 12, but please use the measurements as a guide. We are passionate about purchasing sustainable fashion and we believe that vintage and used fashion...
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1970s American Albert Nipon

1990s Albert Nipon Red Satin & Matte Crepe Dress With Open Slit Back
By Albert Nipon
Located in Portland, OR
This stunning Albert Nipon vintage red dress is in a rich double faced satin / matte crepe. Typical of Albert Nipon dresses, this one could be wor...
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1990s American Albert Nipon

Albert Nipon Plum with Grey Mini Circles Pleated Skirt Shirtwaist Dress 1970s
By Albert Nipon
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Albert Nipon plum with grey mini dotted circles, pleated Shirtwaist Dress from the 1970s. Button front dress with a Peter Pan collar that has attached narrow ties at the neck. Yoke ...
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1970s American Albert Nipon

Vintage 1970s Albert Nipon Halter Dress in Linen and Cotton Floral Print Size 2
By Albert Nipon
Located in Portland, OR
This is a beautiful vintage dress from Albert Nipon in a gorgeous linen cotton blend print with micro herringbone stripes and bold pink, yellow and white big flowers. One of the hal...
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1970s Hong Kong Albert Nipon

Vintage Albert Nipon Colorful Confetti Print Silk 2pc Dress With Scarf & Belt
By Albert Nipon
Located in Portland, OR
This is such a playful vintage 2 piece silk dress from Albert Nipon in a fun, colorful confetti print! We have always loved Albert Nipon and if you decide to buy a vintage Nipon dress, you will fall instantly in love with the way they feel when worn! Pearl Nipon, Albert's wife, was the designer for the brand and she knew how to make women feel comfortable and beautiful and used her talent for mixing colors and prints to make some of the most amazing pieces! This pretty set includes a short sleeve blouse and a pleated midi skirt with a large square scarf...
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Late 20th Century Hong Kong Albert Nipon

Albert Nipon Silk Striped Vintage 2 pc. Dress With Bow
By Albert Nipon
Located in Portland, OR
This pretty vintage 2 piece striped dijon mustard green and cream dress was designed by Albert Nipon in the 1970's. The dress includes a pleated skirt and a button front blouse with ...
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1970s American Albert Nipon

Vintage Albert Nipon Blue Orange & Red Silk Floral Print 2pc Dress
By Albert Nipon
Located in Portland, OR
This is a really lovely 2 piece vintage dress from Albert Nipon in a bright blue silk floral print. We love vintage Albert Nipon pieces and especially l...
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1970s Hong Kong Albert Nipon

Albert Nipon Silk Pencil Dress with Multicolour Dots 1980s
By Albert Nipon
Located in AMSTERDAM, NL
ITEM DESCRIPTION Vintage silk pencil dress with multicolour dots by Albert Nipon from the 1980s. Features an above knee length, round neckline and button details on the sleeves. It i...
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1980s Hong Kong Albert Nipon

1980s Albert Nipon Black Satin Dress w/ Rhinestone Buttons
By Albert Nipon
Located in Portland, OR
This is a fun 1980s Albert Nipon black dress with a 1940s flair. It has a matte finish with satin raglan sleeves and back. The back closes with large rhinestone button closures with ...
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1980s Asian Albert Nipon

Albert Nipon Ostrich Feather Dress
By Albert Nipon
Located in Waterford, MI
Black cocktail dress. Ostrich feather skirt. Beaded trim. Wide neckline. Zipper on back. Rayon and acetate. Lined. Made in USA. *Condition: excel...
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1980s Albert Nipon

Vintage Albert Nipon 1990s Black Polka Dot Origami Strapless Silk Dress Size 6
By Albert Nipon
Located in San Diego, CA
Chic vintage ALBERT NIPON 90s black strapless silk dress! Features black polka dots throughout, origami pleated side waist detail, and a pleated hem. Such a a flattering little black...
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1990s Albert Nipon

Albert Nipon Navy Blue Silk Organza Evening Dress With Gold Bows, 1980's
By Albert Nipon
Located in Atlanta, GA
1980's Albert Nipon navy blue silk organza evening dress with bands of gold accented by bows. The ultra feminine design zips and hooks at the bac...
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1980s American Albert Nipon

Nipon Boutique Black Velvet Halter Dress with Satin Ribbon Size US 6
By Albert Nipon
Located in New York, NY
Nipon Boutique black velvet cocktail dress with satin ribbon trim and bows tied at neck and back. Flirty six paneled dress body with flared bottom. Fu...
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Late 20th Century American Albert Nipon

Vintage Albert Nipon Sheer Floral Dress With Sash Belt & Gathered Sleeves
By Albert Nipon
Located in Portland, OR
This is a fabulous vintage Albert Nipon Boutique light blue and green floral 3/4 sleeve length dress with waist belt. We love that this dress is so blou...
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1970s Hong Kong Albert Nipon

Amazing Graphic Silk Crepe Dress, Albert Nipon
By Albert Nipon
Located in New York, NY
Super Graphic SIlk Crepe Dress with an amazing vibrant print by Albert Nipon NY. Easy to wear with elastic waist and tucked bodice which release into ...
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1990s American Albert Nipon

1970s Albert Nipon Vintage Dress in Black Satin With Ruff Collar
By Albert Nipon
Located in Portland, OR
This beautiful vintage dress was designed by Albert Nipon in the 1970's. The dress is black satin with a ruff collar that has rows of topstitching. This is...
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1970s American Albert Nipon

1970s Vintage Albert Nipon Cream Silk Tonal Circle Print Dress W V- Neck & tie
By Albert Nipon
Located in Portland, OR
This is an Albert Nipon 1970's vintage cream dress in a tonal circle print silk. This 70's drop waist dress has pockets and the fabric really moves...
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1970s Albert Nipon

1980s Nipon Red Printed Dress With Impressionist Pattern
By Albert Nipon, I. Magnin
Located in San Francisco, CA
1980s Nipon Red Printed Dress With Impressionist Pattern, modified boat neckline, black border on sleeves, neck and hem. Matching sash, knife pleats on...
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1980s Albert Nipon

Albert Nipon Wonderfully Elegant Ivory Borders "French Lace" Silk Scarf
By Albert Nipon
Located in New York, NY
Albert Nipon wonderfully elegant ivory with "French Lace" silk scarf with rolled edges, measures 32 inches by 31 inches. Made in Italy.
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1980s Italian Albert Nipon

1980s Albert Nipon Size 10 Blue Silk Abstract Stiped Vintage 80s Belted Dress
By Albert Nipon
Located in San Diego, CA
Chic vintage 1980s ALBERT NIPON blue abstract striped print silk belted dress ! Features a pleated bodice with black brush like stripes throughout. Bishop style sleeves with buttons ...
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1980s Hong Kong Albert Nipon

1980S ALBERT NIPON Black Beaded Rayon & Silk Lace Sequined Strapless Cocktail D
By Albert Nipon
Located in New York, NY
1980S ALBERT NIPON Black Beaded Rayon & Silk Lace Sequined Strapless Cocktail Dress With Taffeta Waist Bow
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1980s Albert Nipon

Albert Nipon "Stars and Stripes" Silk Scarf
By Albert Nipon
Located in New York, NY
Albert Nipon wonderfully detailed "Stars and Stripes" silk scarf offers shades of black, ivory and warm brown measures 58 inches by 15 1/2 inches, and finished with hand-rolle...
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1980s Japanese Albert Nipon

Albert Nipon Vivid Multi-Floral rectangle silk scarf
By Albert Nipon
Located in New York, NY
Albert Nipon wonderful vivid multi-floral rectangle silk scarf measures 10" x 53", finished with rolled edges. Made in Japan.
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1970s Japanese Albert Nipon

80s Albert Nipon Black Printed Satin Floral Dress
By Albert Nipon
Located in San Francisco, CA
80s Albert Nipon Black Printed Satin Floral Dress. Fully lined, back zip closure. Buttons at back neck and sleeves.
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1980s Albert Nipon

Albert Nipon Midnight Blue "Floral Arrangement" Silk Scarf
By Albert Nipon
Located in New York, NY
Albert Nipon wonderfully elegant midnight blue "Floral arrangement" center silk scarf is accented with hand-rolled edges and measures 33 inches by 34 inches. Made in Italy.
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1980s Italian Albert Nipon

Albert Nipon Cotton Multi-Color Floral Scarf
By Albert Nipon
Located in New York, NY
Albert Nipon cotton scarf has vibrant multiple colors of reds, greens, lavender, coral, white and outlined with black. Bold floral print makes this a perfect scarf for your summer we...
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1980s Japanese Albert Nipon

Albert Nipon floral print challis scarf
By Albert Nipon
Located in New York, NY
Albert Nipon floral print wool challis scarf measures 43" x 43" finished with fringed edges.
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1970s Italian Albert Nipon

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Albert Nipon Vintage 3pc Outfit W Scarf Print Skirt Blazer Jacket and Scarf
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Albert Nipon Crepe Dress And Jacket US 8 UK 12
By Albert Nipon
Located in London, GB
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Vintage Albert Nipon 1970s Pleated Brown Semi Sheer Dress With Bow
By Albert Nipon
Located in Portland, OR
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Albert Nipon Black & White Polka Dot Silk Vintage Dress w Belt
By Albert Nipon
Located in Portland, OR
We love vintage Albert Nipon dresses and this 100% silk ivory and black polka dot dress is such an easy one to wear! The dress has a blousy top with gathered puff sleeves with button...
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Vintage Albert Nipon Black and White Stripe Silk Dress Off Shoulder
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This is a really wonderful black and white stripe semi sheer silk chiffon vintage dress by Albert Nipon. This dress can be worn off the shoulder or right on the shoulders and has a full skirt. The neckline is rounded and elastic so it can be quite versatile. The sleeves are a dolman style that are puffed by the elastic band at the cuffs. The waistband is a fixed measurement and has a side metal zipper with hook and eye and metal snap closures. This dress is a good example of the quality you get when you buy a vintage Albert...
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Albert Nipon Vintage Blue & White Striped Cotton 2 pc Dress With Sash Belt
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