Mar 31, 2009

Leslie Hindman Vintage Clothing Auction

There really aren't that many auctions geared specifically to vintage clothing and fashion, especailly west of the Alleghenies. So if you can, you may want to get to Chicago soon for the Leslie Hindman Vintage Couture and Accessories Auction April 19th. We can't make it this time, but we have attended this in the past. It's well run, with full color catalog, a well lit preview with lots of time available to give the garments the once over, and a good facility with seating and big TV screens. Do go in person if you can- it's always best to actually see textiles yourself and check condition with your own eyes. We found the staff very helpful and courteous last year.

And you won't be far from downtown Michigan Ave. You can shop for new clothes, too and hit Traders Joe's if you are from a Trader Joe's deprived city like we are.

Here's the schedule and the link: Leslie Hindman Auctioneers
Vintage Couture and Accessories
Sunday, April 19, 2009 11:00 am
Thursday, April 16, 2009
10:00 am-6:00 pm
Friday, April 17, 2009
10:00 am-5:00 pm
Saturday, April 18, 2009
10:00 am-3:00 pm
And, because we love eye candy, here's a sample:

Sale 106 Lot 12 A Traina-Norell Wool Dress Suit, 1950s, cropped jacket with a mink shawl collar, fully lined. Dress with a silk top, cap sleeves, bow at round neckline, pencil skirt fit, fully lined. Labeled: Traina-Norell.

Sale 106 Lot 35 An Edwardian Lace Gown, 1900s, in cream Point de Venise lace, with interior bustier, sheer bobbin lace half-sleeves and beaded neckline, full skirt with train, ruffled underskirt. Labeled: Emery Bird Thayer D. G. Co./Kansas City.

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