14 posts categorized "Outerwear"

The Elegant Way to Keep Warm

1950s Dan Millstein black velvet embroidered evening coat  (2)

Snowflakes fell here yesterday...not much left-over today, but the temperature has taken a big dip and that means time to don a winter coat.

This beautiful 1950s Dan Millstein ~ New York ~ Paris label embroidered black velvet coat is cold weather luxury at it's finest.  Lined in rich champagne satin, it feels like butter against your skin.  The sleeves taper into a snug fit, which not only looks amazing, it keeps those cold winter drafts out.  You can find it in our "Vintage Outerwear Department" in The Shoe.

 

1930s vintage Filene's blue velvet hooded robe dressing gown (4)

You've seen this baby blue before...1930s vintage blue velvet hooded dressing gown/robe/evening coat from Filene's Boston (quite possibly the original store).  Fresh from the drycleaners and now available in our "Vintage Lingerie/Boudoir Department". 
Finally, something warm to wear with a hood that is not fleece or sweatshirt fabric. 

 

 

 

xx ~ Michelle


Proper Evening Attire...Once Upon A Time

1960s Jr. Theme pink evening coat (2)

1950s Vintage "Jr. Theme" Empire Pink Evening Coat with Oversized Waist Bow Detail

1930s vintage blue velvet hooded evening coat Filene's Boston (4)

Vintage 1930s "Filene's Boston" Blue Velvet Hooded Evening Coat

1950s Dan Millstein black velvet embroidered evening coat (6)

Vintage 1950s "Dan Millstein" Black Velvet Embroidered Evening Coat

Blame it on day/night dreaming about Jackie-O's White House wardrobe ever since I started reading "Jacqueline Kennedy:  The White House Years" two weeks ago.  Her wardrobe was, well, I just don't think there is a word to capture the beauty and finery of it all.  I think she would nod her head in approval to any/all of the above treasures I have had the good fortune to happen upon in my treasure hunting as of late.  Can you believe the 1930s blue velvet one was on the "Halloween Costume Rack"???  You can view more photos here.

 

 

xx ~ Michelle


Pour Le Bébé

Childrens vintage clothing at The Red Velvet Shoe 

Yes, there will be some vintage wonderful for your precious little ones at The Top Shelf Flea II. 

Childrens vintage clothing at The Red Velvet Shoe (4) 

We'll have this lovely little girls vintage navy blue wool coat with matching hat from Ricky Craft Originals...about a size 3.

Childrens vintage clothing at The Red Velvet Shoe (10) 

Childrens vintage clothing at The Red Velvet Shoe (5) 

And for your little man, this charming Liberty of London double breasted tweed coat with brown suede collar.  Start them early, I say.

Childrens vintage clothing at The Red Velvet Shoe (9) 

Childrens vintage clothing at The Red Velvet Shoe (2) 

Who could resist this custom made in Argentina/100% cotton sailor romper?   Or the antique christening robe?

Childrens vintage clothing at The Red Velvet Shoe (7) 

A Black Watch Kinloch Anderson pure new wool beret~for a CHILD?  Tin Tin will be jealous.

Childrens vintage clothing at The Red Velvet Shoe (8) 

Childrens vintage clothing at The Red Velvet Shoe (3) 

A green velvet cropped blazer by Donna Capozzi will delight your little fashionista.

Childrens vintage clothing at The Red Velvet Shoe (6) 

A little lamb basinette music box that plays "Rock~A~Bye~Baby" would make a perfect baby shower gift. 
And this little ABC caddy would be perfect for stashing ribbons and bows.

"Children are like wet cement.  Whatever falls on them makes an impression."  Dr. Haim Ginott

So why not let some fabulous vintage clothing make an impression on your little people? 








xx ~ Michelle