Friday, January 14, 2011

Catch of the Day January 14, 2011 50's Lilli Ann Jacket

The Catch of the Day is so incredibly luscious I'm just furious with myself for not having found it in time for the regular blog.  Found on eBay,  this stunning 1950's Lilli Ann Jacket shows all the fine tailoring details that made Lilli Ann Jackets so collectible.  Look at the amazingly generous shawl collar!  The princess seams make for a fine cut waist and a flair at the hips;  certain to enhance any figure.  The single button closure is somewhat unusual for a Lilli Ann of this period,  and is rather fashion forward, as it foreshadows the loser, more "natural" fit of clothing in the 1960's. 

Made of a wool and nylon blend, the jacket is fully lined and is in splendid vintage condition with no issues to report.  Brought to us by PineHaven2, the jacket is priced at a Buy It Now price of $75.00, though the dealer is accepting offers.  Be forewarned!  Serious offers only need contact her. "I will not respond to offers that are deemed insults, rest assured when an offer of ten cents on the dollar is made,   you are not considered a serious buyer."  I can't imagine anyone assuming you could get a Lilli Ann for $7.50, but someone had some serious gall.  Personally, I find the jacket a bargain at $75.00, but please see past issues of Second Hand News for information and encouragement about making offers.

Happy Shopping Kittens!

Second Hand Roze


  1. You really do uncover the most amazing pieces!

    One of my best scores ever (from the Chicago Couture Club "everything for $50" sale I've written about on my blog)is a stunning Lilli Ann long knit coat in flaming orange, red and black plaid. With perfectly matched seams, which would make my seamstress grandmother happy. I throw it on over all black anything and it makes me happy all day.

  2. Oh Style Maniac, How I envy your jacket. A Lilli Ann, almost any pre-1965 Lilli Ann, is a classic to cherish. It will add panache to almost any outfit.

    Thanks for dropping by! And thanks for linking my little blog!


    Second Hand Roze