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Fashion For Sale
1980s Roberta di Camerino Print Linen Placemats
Located in London, GB
Roberta di Camerino print linen placemat set of 2, brown/orange/white design, the set comes with 2 matching napkins, Made in Italy, crafted from premium materials, this set is design...
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1980s Italian Fashion

S/S 1992 Jean Paul Gaultier Runway Black Sheer Mesh Mini & Maxi Suspender Dress
Located in Yukon, OK
DESIGNER: S/S 1992 Jean Paul Gaultier Runway- also party of the Met's collection! CONDITION: Good- no flaws FABRIC: Unknown COUNTRY: Italy SIZE: 40 MEASUREMENTS; provided as a courte...
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1990s Italian Fashion

Versace dress worn by Beyonce and Christina, Fall 2003
Located in London, GB
This green lace up corseted dress from the Versace Fall/Winter 2003 collection was worn by two 00s icons. Beyonce wore this dress for the MTV Movie Awards 2003. Christina Aguilera al...
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Early 2000s European Fashion

Gucci Floral Jacquard Wrap Dress With Ostrich Feathers 38 It
Located in DOUBLE BAY, NSW
Upscale your wardrobe with this Gucci Floral Jacquard Wrap Dress With Ostrich Feathers. This dress is luxuriously finished with delicate ostrich feathers for a look that will take yo...
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2010s Fashion

John Galliano black broderie anglaise jacket and skirt set, ss 1996
Located in London, GB
▪ John Galliano archival runway ensemble ▪ Sold by One of a Kind Archive ▪ L'Ecole de Danse, Spring-Summer 1996 ▪ Museum Grade ▪ Jacket constructed from black embroidered broderie an...
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1990s French Fashion

Yves Saint Laurent Couture Grey Evening Dress 36 Fr
Located in DOUBLE BAY, NSW
This stunning Yves Saint Laurent grey evening dress is designed from luxurious couture fabric for a timelessly elegant look. Crafted with precision and attention to detail, you can b...
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2010s Fashion

Vintage 1971 Missoni Couture Floral Bird Print Silk-Jersey Fringe Crop Top Set
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Breathtaking and highly coveted Missoni Couture documented iconic navy blue floral bird garden print two-piece ensemble from their 1971 collection. Such a rare and gorgeous color! Re...
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1970s French Fashion

Helen Rose Vintage Ivory Gown w/ Rhinestone Straps, c. 1960's
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This a lovely elegant vintage gown from famed fashion designer Helen Rose most recognised for her Costume Design work with with Grace Kelly in her...
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1960s American Fashion

Vintage Chanel Brown Suede Hip Belt With Pouches
Located in Amman, JO
Vintage 1995 brown suede Chanel multi-pocket hip belt, with three pockets attached with a iconic gold chain. In great condition. Size EU 70/28 Con...
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15th Century and Earlier French Fashion

Veneta Burgundy Bottega Intrecciato Continental Zip Wallet
Located in New York, NY
Product Details: Burgundy Intrecciatio leather continental zip wallet by Bottega Veneta. Interior card and cash slots. Exterior zip closure. 7" length, 4" height. Condition: Pre-own...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Fashion

Hermès Kelly 32 retourne handbag strap in Red Courchevel leather, GHW
Located in Paris, IDF
Amazing Hermes Kelly 32 retourné handbag strap in Red Courchevel leather, gold plated metal hardware, red leather handle, removable shoulder strap in red leather for a hand or should...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Fashion

Chanel Pink Lambskin Quilted Chain Around Phone Holder Crossbody Bag
Located in New York, NY
Chanel Pink Caviar Quilted CC Phone Holder Crossbody Bag Made In: Italy Year of Production: 2016 Color: Pink Hardware: Goldtone Materials: Lambskin leather Lining: Black suede Closu...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Fashion

S/S 1997 GUCCI by Tom Ford Slip Dress
Located in Austin, TX
S/S 1997 GUCCI by Tom Ford Slip Dress black 72% rayon, 28" silk Condition: Excellent 23" bust, 23" waist, 24" hips, 60" length Size US 10 / IT 46
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1990s Italian Fashion

Louis Vuitton 2023 LV x YK Kusama Dots Black Epi Leather Alma BB Bag
Located in New York, NY
Louis Vuitton 2023 LV x YK Kusama Dots Black Epi Leather Alma BB Bag (rouge/white). White dots are printed on red Epi cowhide, accented with a charm shaped like a pumpkin. Year of ...
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21st Century and Contemporary European Fashion

Hermès Rouge H Matte Mississippiensis Alligator Leather Kelly 32cm Retourne
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
HERMÈS Rouge H Matte Mississippiensis Alligator Leather Kelly 32cm Retourne Serial Number: [Q] Age (Circa): 2013 Accompanied By: Hermès Dust Bag, Box, Padlock, Keys, Clochette, Shou...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Fashion

New Vintage Cartier Oval St Honore Gold 51mm 18k Plated Sunglasses France
Located in Amsterdam, Noord Holland
New Vintage Cartier oval St Honore sunglasses. All hallmarks. Cartier signs on the ear paddles. Both arms sport the knot from Cartier on the temple. These are like a pair of jewels ...
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1990s French Fashion

Vintage Burberry silk scarf, square, Khaki and golden cream
Located in NEWARK, GB
A gorgeous vintage c1970s Burberry silk scarf. Finished in khaki green and golden beige colours it is a square shaped scarf with a block border an...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Fashion

Vintage Hermes Leather Card Game Case with Leather Bound Pad + Playing Cards
Located in Port Saint Lucie, FL
Preowned, vintage Hermes leather card game case with score card and playing cards designed by AM Cassandre, likely made in the late 70s, early 80s. Made from a burgundy-hued box lea...
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1970s French Fashion

Sting vintage sunglasses brow bar, Italy 80s
Located in Feasterville Trevose, PA
Sting is an iconic, world-class singer and performer. In the 80's, his design, along with the police brand which was his as well, captured the imagination of stylistic young people. ...
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1980s Italian Fashion

Fendi Light Blue Leather Small Dotcom Click Top Handle Bag
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Exuding unparalleled elegance and sophistication, this bag is made from the finest material in a gorgeous hue. While the roomy interior offers ample space, the top handle allows you ...
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2010s Italian Fashion

Tom Ford Gucci Y2K 2000s Asymmetrical Silk Skirt with Ribbon Detail
Located in Portland, OR
This incredible ultra modern looking Tom Ford for Gucci 2000s skirt is made of a luxurious silk blend in a pale gold with pink undertones.The skirt has a slim fit and an interesting bow detail. Its asymmetrical design is both classic and on trend, making it the perfect addition to any fashionable wardrobe. The fully lined low waist skirt is made of a silk and elastane blend and closes with an invisible zipper and hook and eye closure on the left side. We especially love the diagonal ribbon which is flush with the garment as it flows from the side seam across the front and connects to the other end of the horizontal seam at the opening. The folds of the "ribbon" look like a flat bow...
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Early 2000s European Fashion

Sting vintage sunglasses tortoiseshell, Italy 90s
Located in Feasterville Trevose, PA
Sting is an iconic, world-class singer and performer. In the '80s, his design, along with the police brand which was his as well, captured the imagination of stylistic young people. ...
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1990s Italian Fashion

Gold lamé Brocade Evening Coat by Jean Dessès Haute Couture Circa 1955-1960
Located in Toulon, FR
Circa 1955-1960 France Evening or formal coat by Jean Dessès Haute Couture dating from the late 1950s. Loose fit, flared at the bottom with long sleeves...
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1950s French Fashion

Hermes Birkin 25 Sellier Black Epsom Gold Hardware U Stamp, 2022 RARE
Located in New York, NY
Hermes Birkin 25cm Sellier Black Epsom Gold Hardware U Stamp, 2022 RARE Brand New in Box. Store Fresh. Pristine Condition (with plastic on hardware) Perfect gift! Comes in full set with clochette, lock, keys, raincoat, dust bag, and Hermes box. Just purchased from Hermes store- bag bears new interior 2022 U Stamp. This gorgeous Black Birkin 25cm Sellier is simply spectacular! Sellier Birkins are a rare find, very limited in production and offered to Hermes VIP's. Stitched on the outside, 25cm Sellier Birkins give you the comfort and ease of a Baby Birkin as well as the structure and elegance of a Baby Kelly. This precious jewel is in the ultimate classic Black and accented with luxurious gold hardware. The most sought-after combination! In low-maintenance Epsom leather which is resistant to rain, stains and scratches. If you do not have a Baby Sellier Birkin yet, you must! Such an exquisite and elegant look beyond perfect from day to night! Wear it with sneakers and jeans; wear it with heels and a dress. Such an uber chic look in the best most classic color. Don't hesitate- Sellier Birkins have an exquisite look and are a very rare find! This sexy VIP jewel will turn heads everywhere you go! Gold Breloque Charm...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Fashion

Chanel Vintage Black Satin Bow with Gold Buckle, Chain and Medalion Belt
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Chanel Vintage Black Satin Bow with Gold Buckle, Chain and Medalion Belt. This vintage Chanel belt is a luxury addition to any closet. The item features a black satin bow and a large...
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2010s French Fashion

Hermes Birkin 25cm Sellier Biscuit Veau Madame Gold Hardware Z Stamp, 2021 RARE
Located in New York, NY
Hermes Birkin 25 Sellier Biscuit Gold Hardware Z Stamp, 2021 RARE Just purchased from Hermes store; bag bears new 2021 interior Z Stamp. Brand New in Box. Store Fresh. Pristine Condition (with plastic on hardware) Perfect gift! Comes in full set with clochette, lock, keys, raincoat, dust bag, and Hermes box. This gorgeous Biscuit Black Birkin 25cm Sellier is simply rare and gorgeous! Sellier Birkins are a rare find, very limited in production and offered to Hermes VIP's. Stitched on the outside, 25cm Sellier Birkins give you the comfort and ease of a Baby Birkin as well as the structure and elegance of a Baby Kelly. Biscuit is a fabulous neutral that is versatile all four seasons. Ideal with all manners of creams, black, browns, blues, and nearly every color in your wardrobe. In Veau Madame...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Fashion

A French Victorian Bustle Day Dress and Pouf in Sky-blue Taffeta Circa 1875
Located in Toulon, FR
Circa 1870/1875 France. Day dress with princess, two-part bodice and skirt on a bustle cage. Sky-blue taffeta decorated with starched cream gauze called tarlatane, finely wrinkled and crenellated à la grecque. Boned bodice with long basque closing in front by matching curved buttons. Long skirt with train adorned with the same furbelows. Volume of the bouillonné skirt in pouf projected at the back that can be raised by a system of brass rings and cotton cords. Exhibit in "Falbalas, Portraits et Mode au féminin 1850 - 1930" (Falbalas, Portraits and Fashion Female 1850 - 1930) at the Museum of Art of the City of Toulon in 2017. There a brown stain near the pocket . Very good condition of color and conservation. Dimensions: Equivalent French Size 36 Front height 139 cm Back height 209 cm Shoulders 36 cm Collar 5 cm Sleeve 50 cm Chest 82 cm Waist 61 cm Hips 118 cm Circumference of the skirt 355 cm Facing the drawbacks of long trains of the late Second Empire, revive the principle of à la polonaise...
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1870s French Fashion

Vintage Geoffrey Beene 1960s Black Maxi Dress With Pink Flowers & Wide Belt
Located in Portland, OR
This rare vintage black and pink floral Geoffrey Beene dress is from one of our favorite estates of designer vintage clothing and it is truly spectacular. This incredible vintage dre...
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1960s North American Fashion

Christian Dior Flower & Balinese Print Book Tote
Located in Amman, JO
NEW multicolor flower & Balkinese print signature Christian Dior large tote bag, 'CHRISTIAN DIOR PARIS' signature on the front. In mint c...
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15th Century and Earlier French Fashion

Hermes Birkin 25cm Sellier Craie Off White Cream Epsom Gold U Stamp, 2022
Located in New York, NY
Hermes Birkin 25cm Sellier Craie Off White Cream Epsom Gold U Stamp, 2022 Do not miss this perfect little jewel - the only Birkin you need day and night, all four seasons! Just purchased from Hermes store; bag bears new 2022 interior U Stamp. Brand New in Box. Store Fresh. Pristine Condition (with plastic on hardware) Perfect gift! Comes in full set with clochette, lock, keys, raincoat, dust bag, and Hermes box. Craie is the most coveted and incredibly gorgeous off white or cream color that is uber chic and goes with every color. Ideal with all manners of beige, brown, black, white, khaki, blues, greens, greys, and nearly every pop color in your wardrobe. Sellier Birkins are a rare find, very limited in production and offered to Hermes VIP's. Stitched on the outside, 25cm Sellier Birkins give you the comfort and ease of a Baby Birkin as well as the structure and elegance of a Baby Kelly. This magnificent Craie Birkin 25...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Fashion

Thierry Mugler Paris Vintage Grey Black Jacket With Silver Grommets
Located in Portland, OR
We love vintage Thierry Mugler jackets and this one is so unique! This soft or grey black 90% rayon 10% linen jacket has different sizes...
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1990s European Fashion

HERMÈS Rouge H Clemence Leather Amazone Kelly 35cm Retourne
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
HERMÈS Rouge H Clemence Leather Amazone Kelly 35cm Retourne Serial Number: [Q] Age (Circa): 2013 Accompanied By: Hermès Dust Bag, Padlock, Keys, Clochette, Amazone Shoulder Strap Au...
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2010s French Fashion

Hermes Mini Kelly Black Epsom GHW 2023
Located in Double Bay, AU
This exclusive piece from the Hermes collection will add an exquisite touch of luxury to your wardrobe. Crafted from premium Epsom Sellier leather and finished with a mini Kelly silh...
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2010s Fashion

Hermes Birkin 30 Gold Tan Togo Gold Hardware Bag U Stamp, 2022
Located in New York, NY
Hermes Birkin 30cm Gold Tan Togo Gold Hardware Bag U Stamp, 2022 Don't miss this sublime combination- the ultimate holiday gift! Just purchased from Hermes store- bag bears new 2022 interior U Stamp! Brand New in Box. Store Fresh. Pristine Condition (with plastic on hardware). Perfect gift! Comes with lock, keys, clochette, sleeper, raincoat, and Hermes box. Gold is the gorgeous Hermes tan color, perhaps the most iconic color of the house. Quintessentially Hermes, the Gold Birkin 30cm...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Fashion

Roberto Cavalli runway gown, FW 2002
Located in London, GB
Roberto Cavalli silk gown as seen on the runway and in the ad campaign for the Fall Winter 2002 collection. Featuring a glittering gold and silver panther print. As seen on actress E...
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Early 2000s Italian Fashion

S/S 1996 Prada by Miuccia Prada Short Sleeve Pant Suit Set
Located in North Hollywood, CA
S/S 1996 Prada by Miuccia Prada tan short sleeve pant suit set. Button-up tan shirt and mid-rise straight leg pant set. 100% Polyester. As seen on the runway on...
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1990s Fashion

FENDI x GENTLE MONSTER silver GENTLE FENDI ROUND Sunglasses FF 0368/S
Located in Zürich, CH
100% authentic Fendi x Gentle Monster silver-tone limited edition Gentle Fendi sunglasses in with mirrored lenses. Have been worn once and are ...
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2010s Fashion

Pre-Loved Yves Saint Laurent Women's Brown Pointed Toe Leather Calf Boots
Located in London, GB
CONDITION is Good. Minor wear to boots is evident. Light wear to the leather exterior which is scuffed, particularly at the back of the right boot on this used Yves Saint Laurent designer...
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21st Century and Contemporary British Fashion

Hermès Kermit Oliver Le Canada Scarf
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Hermès silk twill 35" square "Le Canada" blue and gold scarf. Kermit Oliver rare design. Hand rolled edges.
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21st Century and Contemporary Fashion

Dolce&Gabbana Vintage F/W 1991 Jeweled Crystal Embellished Black Crop Top
Located in Jersey City, NJ
This collectible vintage Dolce & Gabbana long sleeve top from Fall 1991 is a true icon that's sure to capture attention. The top is adorned with heavy crystals in various shapes and ...
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1990s Italian Fashion

Sting vintage sunglasses oval, Italy 80s
Located in Feasterville Trevose, PA
Sting was and is an iconic, world-class singer and performer. In the 80's, his design, along with the police brand which was his as well, captured the imagination of stylistic young ...
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1990s Italian Fashion

S/S 2001 Gucci by Tom Ford Ad Campaign Corset Black Plunging Cotton Blouse
Located in Philadelphia, PA
TheRealList presents: an incredible Gucci collared corset top, designed by Tom Ford for Gucci's Spring/Summer 2001 collection. Versions of this fabulous top debuted on runway looks 1...
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Early 2000s Italian Fashion

CHANEL Black Quilted Lambskin Vintage Medium Classic Double Flap Bag
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
CHANEL Black Quilted Lambskin Vintage Medium Classic Double Flap Bag Xupes Reference: CB895 Serial Number: 615339 Age (Circa): 1988 Accompanied By: Chanel Dust Bag, Box, Care Bookle...
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1980s French Fashion

Brenda sunglasses 90s by Beverly Hills 90210
Located in Feasterville Trevose, PA
MAKE: Beverly Hills 90210 MODEL: Brenda - C9 MADE IN: Italy ERA: 1990s CONDITION: New Old Stock [never worn] DIMENSIONS: Lens width: 44 mm / 1 3/4 in Lens height: 44 mm / 1 3/4 ...
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1990s Italian Fashion

CHANEL Dress Knit Sweater Black Gold Camellia Long Sleeve Cashmere Sz 42 2015
Located in Hollywood, FL
GUARANTEED AUTHENTIC CHANEL FALL 2015 CASHMERE SWEATER DRESS Retailed excluding sales taxes $4,650 Design: - Black and gold knit sweater. - Long sleeves. - V-neck. - Camellia butto...
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2010s Fashion

Christian Dior Boutique Paris Marie Antoinette Inspired Graphic T-Shirt 2000
Located in Portland, OR
This vintage 2000 Christian Dior John Galliano long sleeve light grey graphic tee shirt features a woman similar to Marie Antoinette (but with a face that ...
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Early 2000s European Fashion

A French Flowered Printed Chiffon Dress With Removable Skirt, circa 1950-1960
Located in Toulon, FR
Circa 1950-1960 France Unlabelled dress very good manufacturing, high-quality garment, chiffon flowers on green background. Short sleeves. Scarf neck can be tied. Fine pleated skir...
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1950s French Fashion

Lozza oval vintage sunglasses, Italy
Located in Feasterville Trevose, PA
Lozza established in 1878, Lozza is the oldest eyewear brand in Italy, always a forerunner in its choice of styles and materials: in the '20s it launched the first sunglasses in cell...
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1980s Italian Fashion

Emanuel Ungaro Parallele Vintage Black Dress W Silk Novelty Playing Card Blouse
Located in Portland, OR
This is an incredible vintage Emanuel Ungaro black wool dress with a built in connected silk blouse in a novelty playing card print. We love Ungaro prints and this is such a fun play...
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1980s European Fashion

CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN Black Leather Ankle Boot Silver Studs Lace Up Toe Sz 38.5
Located in Hollywood, FL
GUARANTEED AUTHENTIC CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN SILVER STUDDED LACE UP BOOTS Details: - Black leather uppers. - Tiny silver studs throughout. - Lace-up front. - Fabric trim around top. - A...
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2010s Fashion

Christian Dior by John Galliano Lace-up Leather Jacket S/S 2002
Located in Water Mill, NY
A fabulous soft fine black leather jacket by John Galliano for Christian Dior. It has elaborate lacing detail along the entire length of the jacket on either side of the center fron...
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1990s French Fashion

Chanel Vintage Spring 1995 Ivory Ecru Black Tweed Braided CC 95P Jacket
Located in Jersey City, NJ
The most wanted ecru jacket from Chanel Spring/Summer 1995 collection. In 1995, Karl Lagerfeld presented his legendary "Barbie" collection; an ode to exclusivity and class that prope...
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1990s French Fashion

Celine Black Silk Crepe Harness Blouse
Located in London, GB
Celine Black Silk Crepe Harness Blouse -Black long sleeve silk blouse with removable harness featuring buttons and a red topstitch - Phoebe Philo era Celine Materials 100% Silk B...
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21st Century and Contemporary Fashion

Teal Floral Chiffon Wrap Dress with Slip
Located in London, GB
Zimmermann Teal Floral Chiffon Wrap Dress with Slip - Semi-sheer chiffon floral wrap dress with belt - Stretch slip dress with matching floral ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Fashion

Comme des Garcons Black & Grey Checked Dress
Located in New Hope, PA
A round neckline, long sleeves and a dropped waist add to the easy comfort of this dress from Comme des Garcons. The skirt has an interesting and varied pleated detail at the dropped...
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Late 20th Century Japanese Fashion

Zimmerman Blue Washed Silk Satin Cocktail Dress
Located in London, GB
Zimmerman Blue Washed Silk Satin Cocktail Dress - Light ice blue silk satin with a brushed effecr - Deep plunge front with boned bodice,...
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21st Century and Contemporary Fashion

Hermès Silk Minuit Au Faubourg Scarf
Located in West Hollywood, CA
New Hermès Minuit Au Faubourg Scarf. The piece is made out of silk and shows the print of a comic. A horse being on top of a rooftop and look...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Fashion

Hermes Gold Kelly 25cm Tan Sellier Shoulder Bag Z Stamp, 2021 MOST WANTED
Located in New York, NY
Hermes Gold Kelly 25cm Tan Sellier Shoulder Bag Z Stamp, 2021 The most wanted bag and the only one you need this spring summer! Just purchased from ...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Fashion

Fashion: Shop Vintage Clothing, Haute Couture and More

Fashion is littered with stories we can’t help but consume with voracity. Behind the world’s revered luxury houses and designers, there are often accounts of modest beginnings that gave way to the resonant work we’ve cherished all of our lives.

Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel learned to sew under the tutelage of nuns in an orphanage. Later, as an impoverished teenager at a boarding school in central France, clad in the drab clothes of the underclass compared to those of her classmates, she furthered her needlework skills. By the early 1900s, she was helming a hat shop with help from her sister and her aunt.

Chanel made spare, unadorned hats at first, and the now-momentous “little black dress,” published in the form of a sketch in Vogue in 1926, symbolized her intention to design for all social classes. Working with simple lines and ordinary fabrics, Chanel created garments that she hoped would encourage women to leave extravagant clothes behind. The young milliner would soon become pivotal to the evolution of both covetable casual wear and handmade high-fashion apparel, building a brand that has influenced countless designers all over the world.

“Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only,” Chanel said. “Fashion is in the sky, in the street; fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening.”

Around the same time, a young former hotel bellboy named Guccio Gucci began to sell imported leather luggage from a small retail space in his native Florence, and it wouldn’t be long before he was overseeing a number of artisans who were making leather goods and other accessories. With the help of his sons, he opened a second shop in Rome and later launched his handbags, wallets and more.

There are people like Chanel and Gucci, sometimes of meager means, working in near obscurity to create lasting and innovative garments and accessories that today fill the interiors of our favorite boutiques and, ultimately, the closets of our home.

There are family-owned luxury-goods companies, such as Hermès in Paris, which began as a saddle manufacturer in the 1800s, serving the era’s carriage trade before it would expand to include venerable handbags as well as its numerous silk scarves, each emblazoned with a richly decorative design.

For many of us, the narratives behind the ornate monograms that adorn these iconic works are just as important as the items themselves.

Haute couture from the House of Chanel — practical, form-fitting evening dresses and menswear made of fine tweeds — has a long lineage, but now it’s earned a legitimate place in museums as often as it has in the homes of modern marquee influencers. Vintage Yves Saint Laurent leather clutches and handbags couldn’t have aged better over time, either. The French luxury fashion label’s long history of vibrant, gender-blurring designs, including the revolutionary Mondrian minidress in 1965, owe to the creative inclinations of a young Yves, who made paper dolls as a child and designed dresses for the women in his family by the time he was a teenager.

The appeal of vintage and designer clothing — whether it’s nostalgia for ’80s fashion treasures like oversize blazers or the bright and elaborate patterns that characterize sundresses of the 1960s — endures, and our appetite for irreplaceable garments as well as their riveting origin stories won’t recede anytime soon. An authentic handbag or purse from Hermès isn’t merely durable and alluring. The Birkin, for example, is hand-sewn according to Hermès’s centuries-old saddle-stitching technique, comes in a variety of exotic leathers and is also a savvy investment.

“The Birkin’s value has consistently risen and never fluctuated downward,” says Reece Morgan, head of handbags and accessories for Xupes, citing the fact that “production has been highly limited to maintain its unattainable aura.” In fact, he adds, Hermès has been “scaling back production each year.”

Today, we’re captivated by the work of prodigious Illinois-born talent Virgil Abloh, who not only triumphed in the fashion world with his Milan-based streetwear label Off-White, but was also a visual artist, a furniture designer and more. In 2018, Abloh, who learned about fashion from his seamstress mother, became one of the first Black designers to head a French luxury fashion house, having secured an artistic director role at Louis Vuitton.

“His clothing turns wearers into accomplices of his grand artistic scheme,” Michael Darling, the chief curator at Chicago’s Museum of Contemporary Art, wrote of Abloh’s work.

On 1stDibs, you can revel in the stories behind the fashion we love and browse everything from classic, one-of-a-kind gowns crafted by Parisian couturiers to stylish, modern streetwear designed by forward-looking brands. Shop 19th-century Louis Vuitton trunks or kaleidoscopic and colorful 1960s skirts by Emilio Pucci or edgy ensembles by visionary designers like Azzedine Alaïa. Your fashion journey begins right here.

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