Sunday, February 20, 2011

Catch of the Day: February 20, 2011 Stunning 40s Lilli Ann Pencil Suit

As a reminder, Housing Works' thrift store will continue their 25% off sale through February 22nd.  Don't miss out on these bargains and the chance to support this wonderful charity for homeless HIV patients.

Today's Catch is this lovely Lilli Ann Suit from the 1940's.  

The seller describes the color of this suit as "Starlett Pink" but to me, it's what I always envisioned to be Ashes of Roses.  A lovely, slightly grey, pale blush. This stunning suit is made of a mohair silk blend woven in France and is lined in apricot silk "sharkskin" satin.

The jacket is a classic 1940's pencil suit jacket with the special tailoring for which Lilli Ann is known. Like any Lilli Ann it is a unique creation. The collar is an interesting combination between a notch and shawl collar, the shoulders are padded true to 1940's fashion dictates.  The suit jacket is secured by three oversized, cloth-covered buttons. The cuff sleeves are turned back and stitched into an almost quilted pattern which is repeated in the peplum of the suit.  The nipped waist presents the hourglass figure which defines a pencil suit.

The skirt of the suit is tight at the hips and presents a slim, neat silhouette. A kick pleat in the back allows for easy walking. The back of the suit also presents a slim, neat silhouette, making the woman wearing it as lovely to view from the back as from the front.

Lilli Ann's labels changed over the years, but the seller has correctly placed this one in the 1940s.

This stunning and unusual suit is offered by Jumblelaya, an inveterate eBay seller with a fine eye for vintage fashion. The suit is available for a Buy It Now Price of $349.99, a bargain for a Lilli Ann suit so well maintained!

I hope you've enjoyed this lovely suit as much as I have. I encourage you to look at Jumblelaya's other vintage wares, and as always, darlings, I wish you

Happy Shopping!!!

Second Hand Roze

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Catch of the Day: February 19, 2011 Charles Nolan Silver Dress

As Housing Works continues to have their 25% off sale (ends Feb 22nd),  I shall continue to use their items for my catches in the next few posts.  Your money could not be better spent on gently used, or often new (in this case new, with tags) couture items;  nor could your money go to a better cause.  

Today's Catch is a lovely Charles Nolan Silver Dress:

This lovely silver dress features a ribbed tank style top, a self belt or sash, and a full, slightly pleated drop waist skirt.  The top portion of the dress is a poly rayon blend.

(Don't you love that their female mannequins are muscular and small breasted?)  The ribbed styling allows for bra-less modesty,  and you don't need me to tell you how lovely rayon hangs.  The skirt is modal and is fully lined in polyester.  The dropped waist is a wonderful tribute to Jazz Age dressing, while the dress is still wonderfully fashion forward. The dress is a size 12. As mentioned, this dress is new and still has her original tags. 

You can get this incredible $650.00 dress for the amazing price of $72.75.  Someone is going to walk away with the bargain of a lifetime.

Happy shopping to you!

Second Hand Roze

Friday, February 18, 2011

Catch of the Day: February 18, 2011. Alexander Julian Military Style Trench

Between now and February 22nd, my favorite charity thrift store, Shop Housing Works, will be offering 25% off all non-auction items.  If you happen to live in the New York Area, look at their furniture offerings, they are amazing!  Unfortunately, they do not ship these items, so those sales are limited to New Yorkers or those in the greater New York metropolitan area.

Today, in browsing through, I was lucky enough to find this fabulous Alexander Julian military style ultra suede trench.  Vogue Magazine recently chose the double breasted military style jacket as the go-to item for one's winter wardrobe.  One could do no better than this lovely coat:

A classic three quarters length trench, this double breasted jacket is a lovely deep chocolate brown color and is accented by aged brass buttons across the front and at the cuffs of the full length sleeves.  The collar is cut at a classic notched angle, and would look smashing turned up just a bit against the wind.

The jacket is in lovely vintage condition, showing only some slight scuffs and minor color variation which I feel adds to rather than detracts from the garment's charm.  The perfect accompaniment to any outfit, from the After 5 Little Black Dress to a pair of jeans and a white t-shirt.  

The coat was made for Alexander Julian's exclusive Private Reserve Line.

The fabric content and size label are missing, but I would estimate the size of the garment to be a six-eight in women's sizes. As always, you are encouraged to read the measurements of the garment at the website before taking the plunge.

And just to assure you that while they'll hate to see you leave, they'll love to watch you go...

You can see how well the tailoring of the garment fits the body and presents a pleasing shape from behind.  A classic garment that will give you decades of pleasure, this coat is available in the next few days for only $41.25.  An absolute steal for a genuine Alexander Julian coat!

My darlings, I wish you all happy shopping!

Second Hand Roze

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Catch of the Day: February 17, 2011 80's Beaded Dress

Warning:  Today's Catch is only for the flawless of figure. Saddlebags? A little muffin top?  Overly endowed? Under endowed? Drooping derrière?  Crinkling décolletage? Forget it. Young, healthy, a nice rack, some nice buns, the right legs, and a flat belly? Meet your new best friend:

Oh my. Do I just adore today's dress! This lovely, timeless, figure hugging, curve loving, shimmering, slithering luscious bit of silk covered, and I do mean covered in glass beads -  from top to bottom - is just the cat's pajamas. Found on eBay, it is said to be from the 80s or the 90s, but I find it so classic, so incredibly timeless that it could be from anytime after hemlines went above the knee. This is the dress that gets all the right attention. The one that is not too loud but just a lovely whisper. It's not too short, but shows off a nice pair of gams, It's not too daring, but definitely shows off a woman's figure, and is not too adorned - despite all that beading - because the beading is not busy. By avoiding ornamentation and design in the beading, it comes in as understated. By avoiding that plunging neckline, it merely shows off your figure. By not being too short, it merely draws attention to your legs. It is...  perfect. For any "After Five" occasion.  

Take a look at it from the side:

If you have even a hint of a tummy, pass on this one. But if you have the figure for it, by all means, go for it. Because this will show all your assets while still leaving them wanting to find out all the dress has allowed them to imagine.  

And the beading I mentioned?

Just look at it! Simple silver lined glass beads. In a pattern that mimics the weave of the fabric. It's not busy at all. And if you've never worn a beaded dress, you can't imagine the lovely feeling. Beads add weight and drape to a gown. Beads make a dress drape just right. And there's really no other way to accomplish that. No other fabric does it. No sewing technique does it. Only the weight of hundreds and hundreds of hand sewn glass beads can do it. And on this dress, it is done to perfection.

As you can see from the edges of that photograph, this dress is skillfully tailored.  Darts and seams are in all the right places to give it just the right shape. And the beading blends into that tailoring flawlessly.  This is a masterpiece of craftsmanship.  

And my darlings, the starting bid for this dress is only $14.99! In all probability, you paid more than that for your coffee last week. This lovely cocktail dress is brought to us by myvintageromance1. They have lovely items, mostly from the 80's. Their buyer has a great eye for a good silhouette.  I saved them to my favorite sellers on the strength of their current listings alone.

And darlings, when the right one of you buys this dress, do an aging clothes horse a favor?  Send me a photo of you in it?  

Happy shopping my darlings,

Second Hand Roze

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Catch of the Day: February 16, 2011 Smashing Ann Fogarty Dress

Oh!  Would that I could have found this dress for my valentine's post!  This absolutely smashing Anne Fogarty dress is up for auction on eBay, and not getting nearly the attention such a dress should command (only 3 bids so far).  This incredibly well done red satin dress is as lovely today as it was 60 years ago, and I would be as pleased to appear at a party in it.

The bodice is nicely snug with princess seams and darts at the bust.  The "V" neck is exquisitely tailored as though those two pieces of fabric had no choice but to join together.  This joining in the back is accomplished with a nicely covered metal zipper, which, if undone just a touch, reveals the inimitable Anne Fogarty label

The sleeves,  oh my the sleeves!  The sleeves are accomplished by repeated pleating of the fabric at the shoulder and then allowing to drop into a lovely short sleeve.

The sad truth is that seldom do garments make it to their 60th birthday without a blemish, and this lovely dress has two,  both in the skirt.  One is fairly dark, but only about the size of a nickle.  The other appears to have been the victim of someone trying to remove it, that someone not being a professional.  The result is a circular stain, where the discoloration is only around the edges.  I would say it's about the size of a tennis ball.  If you are a good girl and remember to wear your crinolines with this dress (and if you don't, you don't deserve the dress), the stains will be lost in the folds of the dress.  It is even possible that a proper dry cleaning could rid the garment of the stains entirely.  In either event, I do not consider these fatal flaws. There are garments that were originally of such beauty, that I proudly wear them in a slightly deteriorated state.  I would consider this to be such a garment.

I was so pleased to see the dress displayed with a significant pearl necklace, as such a dress demands proper adornment of the neck.  If you don't own jewelry, don't like jewelry, or were frightened by a necklace as a child, this is not the dress for you.

Offered for bidding by Red House Vintage where the price currently stands at $57,99

Good shopping my darlings,

Second Hand Roze

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Catch of the Day: February 15, 2011 White Minimalist Watch

This incredibly charming and classic white minimalist watch bv Ronica has swiss parts and floating rhinestones is up for sale on Sense of Fashion. It is in working order and the battery was recently replaced. The floating rhinestones add an air of modernism and minimalism.  It is simple and it is stunning.

I love that the rhinestones move with you. I love the mother of pearl face of the watch itself, and I love the four delicate rhinestones inserted into the 12 o'clock, 3 o'clock, 6 o'clock and 9 o'clock. Every medical professional reading will love that it has a second hand.

Offered by Sophistomax for $41.00.

Good shopping my darlings,

Second Hand Roze

Monday, February 14, 2011

Catch of the Day: February 14, 2011 60's Nieman Marcus Jacket Dress

This lovely 1960s Jacket Dress from Nieman Marcus was found up for Auction on eBay. Made of gold, ivory and champagne colored silk brocade. So very Mad Men! It would be a perfect outfit for Betty, though I think Joan would rather burst through it!  

The jacket's geometric pattern is offset by a timeless floral, together they form something chic and memorable. The jacket closes with three cloth covered buttons. The sleeves are bracelet length, such a practical length and one I would rejoice to see resurrected. The classic collar stands up beautifully, and forms a perfect backdrop for the swept up hairdos of the times.  

The simple A-Line sheath dress beneath the jacket is so very Jackie-0! It's classic tailoring includes princess sleeves and a well concealed back zipper. Both jacket and dress are fully lined in ivory organdy.  

Such an elegant ensemble could only be found at an establishment like Nieman Marcus, and indeed, it still bears it's Nieman's label. "The set looks like it were worn once for a special occasion."  There is a faint stain in the under arm of the lining of the jacket, which the seller believes will come out with dry cleaning.  Please remember this is in the lining,  the outside of the garment is in mint condition, and retains its refined and elegant quality today as much as it did when it first hit the rack in the early 1960's. I would consider this garment appropriate to a dinner at the white house or an evening at the metropolitan opera.

Offered by covettedcastoffs for a starting bid of $100.00.  If it goes at anywhere near that price, someone will have gotten a true bargain, as this is a dress which is so stylish and well made that it should see you through several decades and only gain in it's chic.

Happy shopping to you!

Second Hand Roze 

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Catch of the Day: February 13, 2011 Art Nouveau Perfume Bottle with Silver Overlay

I have two basic beliefs in life.  One:  it is never helpful or necessary to be rude; and two:  everything should be as beautiful as possible.  It is obvious that the perfumery who made the art nouveau bottle above found on eBay ascribed to the second belief.  I should mention that I don't know that this bottle was made by a perfumery. It may have been made by another company for use with perfumery, and every one of us who has ever had an ugly perfume bottle may thank them.

(Isn't that a better picture?)  I think this bottle is quite stunning.  One a thing to get to carry in your purse and whip out at odd moments when you wish to show your chic, or simply to decorate and serve your dressing table (next to the silver comb, mirror, and brush set, of course.).''  You may have a hair receiver if you wish. Frankly, they gross me out, and I'll do without.

This lovely bottle is offered by ceasareureka an inveterate eBay seller with a sterling reputation.  The bottle is priced at a Buy-It-Now price of $200.00.  The seller also has some truly lovely merchandise, and perusing their stock is a true pleasure.

Happy shopping!

Second Hand Roze

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Catch of the Day: February 12, 2011 Nissi Jean Jacket

This Nissi Jean Jacket is a wardrobe classic, and if you don't have one in your closet, the time to remedy that is right now. I knew the moment I found this on eBay that here was a garment for my blog. I must admit, I know nothing of the provenance or age of this garment.  That's how classic such jackets are!  The jacket shows obvious wear, and frankly, I consider that part of it's charm.  It's also evidence that this jacket is not left over stock. It's been loved and washed for quite some time.

Most often, these jackets button up the front,  but I love that this one zippers. It's sexy.  It's sultry, and it's very now.  I should warn that as the craze at this time is for low rise jeans, anyone with a muffin top should not consider this jacket.  It shoes a nice bit of "belly belt", and as long as you've got the abs and flat tummy to carry it off,  go for it girl friend!

The jacket looks as great from the front as it does the back:

There!  For some reason Blogger was just determined to show you that photograph sideways!  I finally had to save it sideways, so that when Blogger rolled it, it would roll it right-side-up. This fabulous American classic is brought to auction by Posh*Vintage for an opening bid of $17.99.

Happy shopping!

Second Hand Roze

Friday, February 11, 2011

Actual Blog Post: February 11, 2011

Oh my goodness! Oh my soul! We have so very much to do! So much to talk about! Pour yourself a cup of coffee, grab your cigarettes (if you're of a mind to), and sit down. There's not a moment to spare. Darlings, we have things to do!

I can't think of a better place to begin that these fabulous Miu Miu shoes! These adorable Miu Miu embroidered clogs from 2005 can hardly be called vintage, though they are second hand. I don't care if they're not technically vintage. I love them. It's my blog, so in they go.

The inside of the shoe part seems to be covered in something warm and fuzzy, but Vintage Couture, the seller, doesn't say what, so I am only left to guess. Is it sheepskin? Some new micro fleece stuff? Whatever it is, isn't it inviting? 

The back of the shoes show some wear, but to me this just adds to their charm. Their former owner drives in her shoes the same way I drive in my own! (One of these days I will keep an old pair of slides in the car just for this purpose) As time goes by and that wood gets more and more marks, it will just be like a well loved teddy bear getting it's fur a wee bit matted. It's all the better for it. And the workmanship that's gone into these shoes!

Just having that much beauty near your feet is a luxury. I do beading and work with rhinestones, and while I don't embroider (this is crewel embroidery) I do know how to needlepoint, and let me tell you: these are some labor intensive shoes. Available for the unbelievable bargain price of $120.00, these shoes are waiting to be scooped up by the right fashionista with a size 36 foot (I think that's a size 7 American, but don't quote me on that, look it up for yourself to be sure). Is that you ? If so, pounce, baby pounce!

This fabulous "Sinatra" style men's fedora is waiting for the right head at Art Fire. A size 7, this vintage greenish brown felt fedora is in mint condition.  Sporting a center indentation and a great wide black hat band, the hat is just begging to sit in smoky rooms playing poker, or escorting a lady to the hot spot of the hour. The insides is lined with some sort of fabric I don't understand whose purpose it is to prevent soiling. Whatever this stuff is, it must work, because the hat is as fresh as the day it came off the rack. Brought to us by Bette's Bargains, Bette notes that this was a difficult color to capture faithfully, and that the reality is more brown and less green than the photos would suggest.  Yours for a mere $45.00, gentlemen, this is a bargain.

And while we're playing the classics, oh my goodness! Let me catch my breath! For I was quite struck breathless by the jacket dress shown above. This must be the jacket dress to end all jacket dresses! Found on Etsy, this 1950's Don Loper Couture Gown with Jacket would go seamlessly from the board room (where it would grace the Chairwoman of the Board, no doubt) to the Opera (for Wagner, of course) without skipping a beat. All one need do is adjust the jewelry and perhaps put on a hat for the evening festivities. 

Loper's clientele included most of the leading ladies of Hollywood, and he even once appeared on an episode of I Love Lucy playing himself! Naturally, his clothing is highly sought after, and after viewing this gown, can there be any wonder? 

This dress is made of a midnight blue silk faille. The jacket has an exaggerated shawl collar with a double breasted presentation. The buttons do not appear to be cloth covered, but appear to be an astonishingly well matched plastic. The bracelet length sleeves feature cuffed sleeves, though I am unable to determine from this angle if those cuffs are buttoned or not. 

Offered by Xtabayvintage, the seller has responsibly pointed out that the one flaw in the garment is that the faille has begun to rub through under the arms exposing the black underneath. This garment has been extensively and thoroughly photographed for us by Xtabayvintage, and though I studied these photographs with great care, I was unable to detect any defect in the appearance of the suit. The seller does mention that this flaw is hidden in normal use of the dress by the presence of the arm in the normal position, and I can only conclude that this camouflage of the flaw is complete.    

Once the jacket is removed, this stunning strapless gown with the perfectly modest geometric folds is revealed. This is such an amazing gown that one wonders that he went to the trouble to make a jacket to accompany it. Even by itself, this dress is a work of art! 

Alas, as is usual with a garment of this age, the original belt has been mislaid.  Xtabayvintage has done a splendid job of substituting another which is precisely the right shade of blue, and they will be happy to include this belt with your purchase.  

The suit has been sized at 4 - 6, but I implore you to read the full disclosure of dimensions before breaking out the Visa card, as the bust for this dress is only 34". For once, I am actually celebrating my small bustline!  

The presentation of this gown is a triumph within itself. Xtabayvitage has provided just the right jewelry and fluffed the gown just where it should be fluffed and smoothed it just where it should be smoothed to show it to its best advantage. I am quite impressed. I actually went to their shop with the intention of blogging another gown (which alas, will have to now wait for another blog), but I was waylaid on my journey by this show-stopper! I think you will agree with me that the gown is more than reasonably priced at $225.00. It is unlikely that the purchaser will also purchase the jewelry shown on the gown. I do beg that the lucky woman who takes up this suit also wears appropriately significant jewelry with it, for this is one gown for which the simple string of pearls - no matter how elegant - simply will not do. Then again, shopping for the right jewelry to accompany such a gown will be half the fun!

The lovely black beaded shirtwaist from 1875 was part of a museum collection until that museum, the Fashion Group International of Florida, deaccessioned the item and put it up for auction on eBay. The garment still retains the museums acquisition number and donor information.   The photo above is truly awful and out of focus. The only other photo which shows the entire garment is that of it's profile below:

This lovely blouse is made of silk faille.  The garment has extensive beading along the shoulders, bodice and hem, and no less than 18 (18!) cloth covered buttons are provided for securing the lovely blouse.

It's hard for me to image such a garment except in a tin type.  What an incredible find. Offered by the Sarah Elizabeth Gallery or Sarah0727.  This particular shirtwaist may be had for the Buy-It-Now price of $149.00. They have several garments of this quality and era, and I encourage anyone with a special interest in garments that old to be sure and view their inventory.  Of particular interest to me was the coat of a Massachusettes Militiaman's frock coat.  

This gentlemen's overcoat is a find from Shop Housing Works, my favorite charitable vintage shop. It is a size 40R and is in great vintage condition.  I think it's a most striking coat. Made by Quatro, it has a lovely notched collar, three button closure, and two slit pockets.  Each cuff closes with three buttons as well. The left collar has a buttonhole for boutonnières.

The write up says there are slit pockets at the cuffs.  At the cuffs?  Is this usual for men's coats?  And how does it work?  I've included this close up, and I've looked at it every way I could possibly imagine, but I don't see pockets there.  (Pockets!  Indeed!)

Do you see them?  Do you usually see them?

And then finally,  a shot from the back:

This fabulous overcoat can be yours for $40.00. The nice people at Shop Housing Works will help you arrange shipment with federal express.

The positively funkulous Ray Ban sunglasses are at Etsy waiting to find the right home. The white parts are a pearlescent sort of marble, and the black lines are just groovy. The glasses are in the classic cat-eye style with blackish green lenses. The lenses are in perfect, unscratched condition! There is a little gold oval at each temple, and the ear pieces are black. Offered by Pinkyagogo who has so much cool stuff, that choosing the item to write about was excruciating. The fabulous fifties sunglasses can be resting on your nose for a mere $125.00.

Like the item before this, this lovely damask evening coat from eBay is part of a retail collection so rich in vintage treasures that choosing one to write about was truly a challenge. And if you don't check out the entire inventory of VintageAlaModeSF, you will be cheating yourself out of one of life's true pleasures for any vintage hound, reviewing the treasures of a master collector.  

This lovely coat has a well defined waist. It is double breasted, features a notched collar, and has fully long sleeve (not bracelet length). It is made of a rich cream ivory damask and has two side seam pockets. The fabric is gathered at the hips for fullness, and the buttons are actually snaps. It's length is 55", so it is not for a particularly tall woman. The sellers have sized this as a medium, but I'm going to suggest that we leave this to a size small woman. Without the right figure, it could make you look thick through the middle.  

The entire garment is lined in a luscious pale pink acetate.

It's from the 1960's, and is decidedly an evening coat. Wear it while the sun shines, and I will strip it from off your back!   

This lovely coat may be yours for a Buy-It-Now Price of $169, or the merchant is accepting offers.

I have what can only be called a "strange" obsession with lighting.  Nothing drives me crazier than an ugly light fixture, and - similarly - few things please me as much as a good one.  This, incredibly good, light fixture - in all it's lucite glory - was found on 1st Dibs. Designed by Verner Panton for Louis Poulsen in Denmark in 1971. I think it is the penultimate display of mod. I'm unsure, from the wording of the seller, if this is one of a kind, or merely the only one they have to sell. I would suspect the latter. And though they describe it as "in very good" condition, I can detect a few tell-tale chips along the rim of the outer fixture.  Still, it is a magnificent piece.  And it comes apart into two ascetically pleasing parts for the changing of a bulb:

Part of the offerings of "R" Gallery, whose selections it is truly a pleasure to peruse.  This particular light fixture may be yours for $12,000.00. And while many of us may expect locomotion for an expenditure of this magnitude, I find it to be a quite reasonable price.

This breath taking Nina Ricci gown was found at Couture Allure. It dates from 1971 (ah!  It and the lighting above are classmates!) and is part of her haute boutique line. The sleeve closures and bodice are made of a rich black velvet.  The full waist and sleeves are made of silk chiffon. 

The illusion that the "vest" is a separate piece, is just that, an illusion. It's all one lovely garment. A fine gold braid edges the sleeves and "vest" including the center of the bodice, where the "vest" appears to button up. The dress is secured by a hand stitched nylon zipper up the center back. The bodice is lined in black silky rayon.

As I've written before Couture Allure is one of the few vintage clothiers who will see to it that you get a garment freshly dry cleaned. I think this should be an industry standard, but alas, they seem to be alone in extending this service to their clientele.

The dress is priced at $275.00

This incredibly modlicious and funky vest and cap are made entirely out of the pull tabs from old pop cans (aside from the leather thongs used to fasten the vest, of course). I think it's so cool I can hardly stand it, and at the same time, I can't help but think how uncomfortable such garments would be. Found on eBay (of course!), it's seller had the audacity to claim it was born of a paradigm shift of American culture!  While I think that may be laying it on a wee bit thick, it is an incredible work of art, born entirely of the pop art movement and its success in getting its viewers to see everyday objects in a different manner. Warhol would have been thrilled.  He also would have taken credit!

Here's the view from the backside:

Isn't it magnificent? Offered to us by KimVintage, who is no stranger to this blog, this lovely pair may be yours for $210.00. I think it's worthy of being a museum piece. If I were in a position to be making acquisitions for the sake of investment, I wouldn't hesitate to break open my wallet for this one.

I don't often think of "Hawaiian" and "mod" in the same category, but this dress - magnificently - manages to bridge the gap. Found at Midnight Sparkle Vintage Clothing, the garment is not dated but my instincts say late 60's, early 70's, though I won't disavow the possibility that this of recent vintage.) The tag reads, "Lauhala" (not a maker listed in the resources of the Vintage Fashion Guild). The dress is tiny with a 32" bustline and a 24" waist. It is made of cotton and has a pattern of rich green and black.

Richly and well photographed for your viewing pleasure, this dress sells for $65.00. I think it's a steal.

These fabulous Stuart Weitzman shoes were quite the find at Etsy. Made of a beautiful snake skin that is cream and cocoa, we may have found the perfect neutral shoe. I love the peak-a-boo toes and the cut of the sides.  

The back of the shoes show as well as the front with no driving damage to those lovely hourglass heels. I love that the snake skin forms an almost herringbone pattern. The shoes are a size six (naturally!) and have new heel caps. The inside of the shoes are in immaculate condition. So much so that if I hadn't seen the bottom of the shoes (which show wear, but are in no way in disrepair), I'd be wondering if these shoes had been worn at all.   

Offered by Viapapeo8 for $25.00. Viapapeo8 has some really lovely vintage items, including a maybe not-vintage grey mini that could have stepped out of a recent issue of Vogue. It's very mini, so if you're young enough to show that much leg, don't miss this opportunity to do it!

I grew up in Texas surrounded by cow hide, and even I am swooning over this fabulous 1960's cowhide swing jacket from eBay. The coat is cut with a slit on each side to add to it's swing quality, and is in wonderful vintage condition "outside of a couple of spots" (I have no idea what that means!). I think it's cool as cool can get. Offered by koko1954, this closes soon, so if you've a fancy for it, get a move on! They are asking the very reasonable Buy-It-Now price of $599.00

Blogger is starting to put my pictures in sideways, so I'm going to close this entry for now. I hope to write another substantive post soon!

Good night and good shopping!

Second Hand Roze