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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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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 blousy and the sleeves are so volu...
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1970s 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 fabric...
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1980s Albert Nipon

Vintage Albert Nipon Black and White Stripe Silk Dress Off Shoulder
By Albert Nipon
Located in Portland, OR
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 f...
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20th Century 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 dres...
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Late 20th Century Albert Nipon

Vintage Albert Nipon Black Sequin Evening Dress W Removable Ivory Cuffs & Collar
By Albert Nipon
Located in Portland, OR
This elegant vintage Albert Nipon black sequin dress would be a great piece to wear to any special evening event! We think that Albert Nipon dresses are so well made and we tend to g...
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1970s 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 Albert Nipon

1980s Albert Nipon Size 10 Blue Silk Abstract Stiped Vintage 80s Belted Dress
By Albert Nipon
Located in Chicago, IL
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 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...
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1970s Albert Nipon

1970s Albert Nipon Vintage Faux Wrap Style Dress in Bold Sheer Floral Print
By Albert Nipon
Located in Portland, OR
We have been really drawn to vintage Albert Nipon dresses lately. He had such a great way with day dresses especially, and they fit seamlessly into modern wardrobes! This Albert Nipo...
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1970s 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 Albert Nipon

1970s Vintage Red Floral Print Albert Nipon Dress W Belt and Kerchief Scarf
By Albert Nipon
Located in Portland, OR
This is such a pretty dress from Albert Nipon in a red floral print and fabric belt and neck scarf or kerchief head wrap. This great 1970's day dress has a pointed collar, functional...
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1970s 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 Albert Nipon

Albert Nipon Boutique Vintage White & Blue Linen High Waist Wide Leg Pants
By Albert Nipon
Located in Portland, OR
These high waisted vintage Nipon Boutique white sailor style pants are made in a beautiful off white linen. These wonderful pleated trousers have wide legs with pleats and three navy...
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1980s 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 with your body and is so easy to w...
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1970s 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 Albert Nipon

Vintage Albert Nipon 1990s Black Polka Dot Origami Strapless Silk Dress Size 6
By Albert Nipon
Located in Chicago, IL
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 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 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 such a great dress and doe...
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1970s Albert Nipon

ALBERT NIPON c.1970’s Burnt Orange Gold Metallic Caftan Dress + Belt Sash
By Albert Nipon
Located in Thiensville, WI
ALBERT NIPON c.1970’s Burnt Orange Gold Metallic Caftan Dress + Belt Sash Circa: 1970’s Label(s): Albert Nipon / ILGWU Int. Ladies Garment Workers Union Style: Caftan dress Color...
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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 skirt and zipper/button closur...
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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 Albert Nipon

Silk Albert Nipon Boutique Vintage Brown and Cream Halter Dress With Jacket
By Albert Nipon
Located in Portland, OR
This fabulous, very contemporary vintage Albert Nipon halter dress is in an abstract brown and cream printed silk fabric and comes with a silk open front, loose fitting blouse style ...
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1970s Albert Nipon

1980's Albert Nipon Tropical Floral Silk Dress
By Albert Nipon
Located in Atlanta, GA
This Pearl & Albert Nipon design from the 1980's conjures up images of a 1940's tropical locale. The silk dress zips, hooks and snaps at the side with fabric covered buttons romanti...
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1980s Albert Nipon

1970's Albert Nipon Pintucked Gingham Plaid Dress Set
By Albert Nipon
Located in Atlanta, GA
This girlish red, natural white and blue gingham plaid two piece dress set by Albert & Pearl Nipon is loaded with lovely details typical of the Albert Nipon label. The top has a...
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1970s Albert Nipon

Albert Nipon Steel-Gray & Black Stripe Domain-Sleeve Silk Pleated Ensemble
By Albert Nipon
Located in New York, NY
Albert Nipon's wonderfully elegant two-piece steel-gray & black silk domain-sleeve pleated ensemble is detailed with detailed top-stitching on the collar. The center-front as we...
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1970s Albert Nipon

Albert Nipon Silk Polka Dot Two Piece Dress, C.1980
By Albert Nipon
Located in Atlanta, GA
This ladylike electric blue and white polka dot silk ensemble by Albert & Pearl Nipon is loaded with lovely details typical of the Albert Nipon label. The top has hidden buttons at ...
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1980s 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 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 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 Black Gown with Peplum and Draped Rose Size 6
By Albert Nipon
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This Albert Nipon gown is composed of a black crepe textured fabric. Features a strapless design with top stitch satin peplum and draped rose detail There is a center back zipper cl...
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20th Century 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 Albert Nipon

Albert Nipon Abstract silk scarf
By Albert Nipon
Located in New York, NY
Albert Nipon Abstract print silk scarf measures 9" x 66".
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1970s Albert Nipon