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Vintage Fashion Guild

vintage fashion guild

    vintage fashion

  • Vintage clothing is a generic term for new or second hand garments originating from a previous era. The phrase is also used in connection with a retail outlet, e.g. “vintage clothing store.” It can also be used as an adjective: “This dress is vintage.”

    guild

  • A medieval association of craftsmen or merchants, often having considerable power
  • club: a formal association of people with similar interests; “he joined a golf club”; “they formed a small lunch society”; “men from the fraternal order will staff the soup kitchen today”
  • A guild is an association of craftsmen in a particular trade. The earliest guilds were formed as confraternities of workers. They were organized in a manner something between a trade union, a cartel and a secret society.
  • An association of people for mutual aid or the pursuit of a common goal
  • A group of species that have similar requirements and play a similar role within a community
  • Guilds are groups of species that exploit the same resources in the same way , therefore sharing a similar ecological niche.

vintage fashion guild – Secondhand Chic:

Secondhand Chic: Finding Fabulous Fashion at Consignment, Vintage, and Thrift Shops
Secondhand Chic: Finding Fabulous Fashion at Consignment, Vintage, and Thrift Shops
Fun, funky, and fabulous, this is the first personal buying guide to help you get in on the resale craze that is sweeping America.
Would you like to find a mint-condition Yves Saint Laurent jacket for $25…a brand-new, pleated wool skirt still bearing the original $40 price tag, for $7…a genuine Dior suit for $75? Now you can! In Secondhand Chic you’ll discover where to look, what to look for, and how to buy quality. In fact, you’ll get all the secrets of spotting a valuable bargain so you can shop brilliantly whether you’re in a consignment, thrift, or vintage store. Expert shopper Christa Weil shares the insider information that will help you buy the best clothes you’ve ever owned…at a fraction of the retail cost.
Learn about:
Spotting quality — which you will know immediately from buttons, pockets, seams, and fabric
Labels…big names, department store brands, exquisite foreign lines — and fakes!
Finding your size when there are no labels or tags
Flaws you can fix and the ones you can’t — from wrong lengths and wrinkles to stains and shininess
Unearthing handmade shoes, silk scarves, name jewelry, and other elegant accessories
Buying what you really need — and caring for the clothes you’ve got
The styles that make your body look best
From domestic to international stores, from New York to London, from Memphis to Paris — no matter where you buy, you can buy secondhand chic.

In recent years, increasing numbers of people have become aware of something that impecunious but savvy folks have known for a long time: You don’t have to be rich to wear high-quality, high-fashion clothing. You just need to know how and where to shop for it at incredible, bargain prices–secondhand, vintage, consignment, and thrift stores.
Christa Weil goes the whole nine yards here, explaining how to spot quality, understand labels (and fakes!), and find your size when labels are missing. She knows which flaws are easily fixed, how to organize your wardrobe, how to look “done” without looking “overdone,” how to care for your clothing and accessory treasures, and even how to make money on your unwanted clothes.
For anyone who likes to dress well and get an incredible bargain in the process (and who doesn’t?), this is an indispensable guide. Weil’s light, conversational writing style and her numerous hilarious asides (like “Why Socks Disappear in the Wash”) make this an entertaining and lively book to read or browse. –Mark A. Hetts

Vintage Alex Colman Designer Maxi Floral Skirt 1960s New Old Stock

Vintage Alex Colman Designer Maxi Floral Skirt 1960s New Old Stock
This fabulous Alex Colman maxi skirt is made for a woman who likes to be noticed and knows how to wear bold patterns. Its lovely stained glass pattern has purple and light pink iris flowers on a white background a purple blue and black Celtic knot rope creates the borders between the flower block and "paisley" style block which is on a red background. The original paper tag printed with s 12 is still attached.
It has a zipper and two buttons. It is new old stock!

Measures 28" Waist
39 3/4" long

* About the company: Alex Colman California, founded in 1949, was started by Sade and Alex Colman. Sade Colman had had a business making women’s blouses, and Alex had been involved in the fashion industry as a buyer. The firm produced quality sportswear, coordinates, and casual dresses in the burgeoning "California style." It grew to be one of the largest makers of better women’s apparel in the country. It was bought out, then eventually closed in the 1980’s.

* Courtesy of Vintage Fashion Guild’s label resource.

Heather strolled down the boardwalk in her open toed sandals, floral maxi skirt and tank top with no bra. Her long auburn hair flowed down her back rising in the slight breeze. She wore large sunglasses and was the picture of ease and confidence. There wasn’t a head that didn’t turn as she walked by.

Vintage Coat with Faux Fur Trim by Miss B.R.

Vintage Coat with Faux Fur Trim by Miss B.R.
This wool vintage coat is a rich brown color with lighter brown faux fur trim. The label is "Miss B.R." and has an ILGWU union tag. In addition, there is a tag that says "Kahn’s of Boulder, Colorado." I was not able to find any information on the Miss B.R. label in my research; however, Kahn’s was a women’s clothing store that appears to have existed in downtown Boulder from the early 1900s through the 1970s.

According to photographic guides to the ILGWU label on the Vintage Fashion Guild web site, this coat was made between 1963 and 1974.

vintage fashion guild

vintage fashion guild

Vintage Fashion: Knitwear: Collecting and Wearing Designer Classics (Vintage Fashion Series)
This stunning coffee-table book celebrates 100 years of couture knitwear, and the iconic designs that defined each decade.
Sumptuous and fascinating, Vintage Knitwear encompasses everything from the introduction of fashion hand-knitting at the start of the 20th century to the most up-to-date technical innovations. For each era, there’s an overview of the most noteworthy designers, and coverage of important themes such as knit structure, fiber, silhouette, garment construction, pattern, and color. Gorgeous photographs showcase rare pieces from museums and private collectors. And lovers of all things vintage will even find a shopping guide!

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