May 21, 2013

1940s and 50s, and Meandering Thoughts Therein


I am hearing a rumor that people aren't buying 1950s vintage right now. Different periods of vintage clothing come in and out of fashion. But I have found there is almost always a market for any given period. There are niche buyers who want only 1920s, the steam punk people, the rockabillys, the Victorian collectors. I really believe the defining quality that makes a period piece sellable is not the period of its manufacture, but the quality of the design, the color, and the size. Of course there are fads, and some pieces run hot for awhile. For few years in the 1990s, you could sell Edwardian lingerie dresses like hot cakes.  Media affect sales - Titanic, Downtown Abby, Boardwalk Empire, Mad Men, now The Great Gatsby - there's a reason you will see these names attached as search terms to garments that have very little or even nothing to do with the garment at hand. But quality and deisgn will out. Maybe not at inflated prices, but they will out nonetheless. 

That said, I still think the 1940s and 50s are great periods for the vintage wearer. Most of the clothing is still sturdy enough to hold up. Personally, I find the fashions of the 1960s and 1970s divide so much along an age line  that it can be hard to find a medium ground between teen and matron.

So please enjoy these fashion from the 1940s and 50s just posted up at Past Perfect Vintage:

Chic 1940s Vintage Navy Blue Wool Gabardine Suit with White Arrows &
1940s High Heel Ankle Strap Platform Sandals in Navy Blue 

 1950s Vintage Pink and Grey Gabardine Suit with 2 Skirts

1950s Party Dress in White Embroidered Organdy and Peach Taffeta & 
1950s Pink Lace and Taffeta Vintage Circle Skirt Party Dress


1950s Black and White Windowpane Plaid Summer Jacket and Skirt Set & 
Classy 1950s High Style Grey Sophie of Saks Original Suit        

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