Gallarda Galante chocolate brown and orange square neck short sleeve top

Gallarda Galante chocolate brown and orange square neck short sleeve top

 

This is a 1980’s square neck top by Gallarda Galante, Japan. Chocolate brown framed by orange borders, it is delicately adorned with rows of small colorful fabric beads. This is a unique top, perfect for spring or autumn, and will fit small busts/shoulders best.

 

Estimated size:  XS
Material:
body: 64% cotton – 17% polyester – 11% linen – 5% acryl – 3% nylon
small decorative beads:  70% cotton – 30% nylon
Made in Japan
Label:  CARPET – for usual luxury people (Gallarda Galante)
Condition:  very good

 

Neck:   9″3/4  –  25cm
Shoulders:  no seam
Bust:   15″1/2  –  39.5cm (can be stretched some)
Waist:  15″1/2  –  39.5cm
Hem:   14″1/2  –  37cm
Length:   21″  –  53.5cm
Sleeves width:  6″3/4  –  17cm

 

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Gallarda Galante chocolate brown and orange square neck short sleeve top

 

Gallarda Galante chocolate brown and orange square neck short sleeve top

 

Gallarda Galante chocolate brown and orange square neck short sleeve top

 

Gallarda Galante chocolate brown and orange square neck short sleeve top

 

Gallarda Galante chocolate brown and orange square neck short sleeve top

Ropé Japan pastel yellow embroidered sleeveless dress

Ropé pastel yellow embroidered sleeveless mini dress

 

This is an exquisite 1960’s sleeveless summer dress by Ropé, Japan. The fabric is a delicate see-through embroidered rayon / nylon blend of a pastel vintage yellow, almost nude color. The dress is lined, and opens with a long zipper on the back.

 

Estimated size:  S
Material:  60% rayon / 40% nylon   –   polyester lining
Label:   Ropé (made in Japan)
Condition:  very good

 

Shoulders:  14″  –  36cm
Bust:   16″3/4  –  43cm
Waist:   14″1/2  –  37cm
Hips:   18″  –  46cm
Hem:   22″  –  56cm
Length:   33″1/2  –  85cm

 

Available on Etsy.

 

 

Ropé pastel yellow embroidered sleeveless mini dress

 

Ropé pastel yellow embroidered sleeveless mini dress

 

 

Ropé pastel yellow embroidered sleeveless mini dress

 

Ropé pastel yellow embroidered sleeveless mini dress

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m. purple and green Douglas tartan sleeveless maxi dress

m. purple and green douglas tartan sleeveless maxi dress

 

This is a statuesque 1970’s Douglas tartan maxi dress by m. Japan. Sleeveless and ankle-long, it elegantly elongates the silhouette and is a very comfortable wear. The fabric is a bottom weight polyester purple and green tartan. The dress opens with a zipper on the side.

 

Size on the label:  2  (will fit an S best)
Material:  polyester
Label:  m. (made in Japan)
Condition:  excellent
Care:  easy

 

Neck:   7″1/4  –  18.5cm
Shoulders:   13″1/2  –  34cm
Bust:   16″1/2  –  42cm
Waist (elevated):   15″1/2  –  39.5cm
Hips:   19″1/2  –  49.5cm
Hem:   22″1/2  –  57cm
Length:   50″1/2  –  128.5cm

 

Available on Etsy.

 

m. purple and green douglas tartan sleeveless maxi dress

 

m. purple and green douglas tartan sleeveless maxi dress

 

m. purple and green douglas tartan sleeveless maxi dress

 

m. purple and green douglas tartan sleeveless maxi dress

 

m. purple and green douglas tartan sleeveless maxi dress

 

m. purple and green douglas tartan sleeveless maxi dress

Kumikyoku Sis aqua blue striped mermaid skirt

Kumikyoku Sis aqua blue mermaid skirt

 

This is a very elegant 1980’s mermaid skirt by Kumikyoku Sis, Japan. The fabric is a wool / rayon blend with a soft, satin hand. It is lined. The pastel aqua blue and nude stripes of the fabric are tailored in a bias cut with a clever half-wrap design to convey beautiful drape and silhouette to the skirt. It opens with a zipper on the side.

 

Size:  2 – would fit XS best
Material:  56% wool /  44% rayon   –   polyester lining
Label:  Kumikyoku Sis (made in Japan)
Condition:  excellent

 

Waist:   12″1/2  –  31.5cm
Hips:   17″  –  43cm
Hem:   26″1/2  –  67cm
Length:   24″1/2  –  62.5cm
Zipper:   7″1/4  –  18.5cm

 

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Kumikyoku Sis aqua blue mermaid skirt

 

Kumikyoku Sis aqua blue mermaid skirt

 

 

Kumikyoku Sis aqua blue mermaid skirt

Handmade emerald green dotted long sleeve mini dress

Handmade green dotted long sleeve fitted mini dress

 

This emerald green mini dress is a Japanese handmade gem from the 1960’s. The fabric is a synthetic fiber blend with a slight stretch. The white dots are more conspicuous in reality than they appear to be on the pictures. The dress is fully lined, beautifully fitted, and opens with a long zipper on the back. The sleeve cuffs can be worn open, or closed with a push button.

 

Estimated size:  XS
Material:  feels like a synthetic fiber blend – lining
Handmade, no label
Condition: good vintage condition, an area of somewhat muted dot pattern on the right shoulder but nothing eye catching (see picture).

 

Neck:   5″3/4  –  14.5cm
Shoulders:   13″1/2  –  34cm
Bust:   16″1/4  –  41cm
Waist:   14″  –  35.5cm
Hips:   17″1/2  –  44.5cm
Hem:   25″1/2  –  64.5cm
Length:   32″1/4  –  82cm
Zipper:   19″1/2  –  50cm
Sleeves length:   20″  –  51cm
Sleeves width:   5″  –  12.5cm

 

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Handmade green dotted long sleeve fitted mini dress

 

Handmade green dotted long sleeve fitted mini dress

 

Handmade green dotted long sleeve fitted mini dress

 

Handmade green dotted long sleeve fitted mini dress

 

Handmade green dotted long sleeve fitted mini dress

 

Handmade green dotted long sleeve fitted mini dress

Agnès b. olive green and cherry red tartan wool mini skirt

Agnes B green red and orange tartan wool mini skirt

 

This is a fabulous French 1970’s mini skirt by Agnès b. It is made of a wool tartan fabric with warm tones of olive green, cherry red and orange. It is lined, and opens with a zipper at the back.

 

Size:  FR 38 (would fit XS best)
Material:  100% wool  –  cupro lining
Label:  agnès b. Paris  –  made in Japan
Condition:  excellent

 

Waist:  13″  –  33cm
Hips:  17″  –  43cm
Hem:  18″3/4  –  47.5cm
Length:  14″1/2  –  37cm
Zipper:  6″1/2  –  16.5cm

 

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Agnes B green red and orange tartan wool mini skirt

 

Agnes B green red and orange tartan wool mini skirt

 

Agnes B green red and orange tartan wool mini skirt

 

Agnes B green red and orange tartan wool mini skirt

Hanasaki red, blue and white light summer dress

Hanasaki red blue white light summer dress

 

This is a festive 1970’s dress by Hanasaki, Japan. It is made of a sheer polyester crepe with paisley, floral and geometrical pattern. The bust is fitted and unlined. The pleated skirt is comfortable and lined. The dress opens with a long zipper at the back. The belt adds another special touch to this beautiful summer dress.

Size:  Japanese size 7 (S to XS)
Material:  100% polyester  –  rayon lining for the skirt
Label:  Hanasaki
Condition:  excellent

Neck:  5″  –  12.5cm
Shoulders:  13″1/4  –  34cm
Bust:  16″1/2  –  42cm
Waist (slightly elevated):  13″  –  33cm
Hips (when pleated):  19″  –  48cm
Hem (when pleated):  25″1/2  –  65cm
Length:  40″1/2  –  103cm
Sleeves length:  10″  –  25.5cm
Sleeves width:  5.8″  –  15cm
Belt length:  67″  –  170cm

Available here.

 

Hanasaki red blue white light summer dress

 

Hanasaki red blue white light summer dress

 

Hanasaki red blue white light summer dress

 

Hanasaki red blue white light summer dress

 

Hanasaki red blue white light summer dress

Sleeveless pink tweed fitted midi dress with velvet ribbon

Sleeveless pink tweed midi dress with velver ribbon

 

This little pink beauty doesn’t come with any label but is likely to be Japanese handmade. It is vintage made perfection. The tweed fabric uses shades of pink, brown, orange, cream. The neckline is softly squared. The velvet ribbon is sewn on and elegantly enhances the waistline. The dress is lined and opens with a zipper on the back. Stunning in all seasons!

Estimated size:  S
Material:  tweed (feels like a blend of cotton, wool, silk) –  lining
No label, handmade
Condition:  excellent

Neck opening:  10″1/2  –  27cm
Shoulders (strap end to strap end):  13″  –  33cm
Bust:  15″1/2  –  39.5cm
Waist:  14″1/4  –  36cm
Hips:  17″1/2  –  44.5cm
Hem:  19″1/2  –  49.5cm
Length:  37″  –  94cm
Zipper:  20″  –  51cm

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Sleeveless pink tweed midi dress with velver ribbon

 

Sleeveless pink tweed midi dress with velver ribbon

 

Sleeveless pink tweed midi dress with velver ribbon

 

Sleeveless pink tweed midi dress with velver ribbon

 

Sleeveless pink tweed midi dress with velver ribbon

 

Kastane long sleeve floral dress with stretch bust

Kastane floral dress with stretch bust

 

This is a wonderful 1970’s style short dress by Kastane. It is made of a navy cotton fabric with floral pattern framing the front, back and hem. The squared bust line is fitted and can be stretched. Long sleeves are buttoned at the cuff but can be left open. The dress opens with a zipper at the back, and the skirt is lined. A great dress for all seasons!

 

Estimated size:  XS
Material:  100% cotton  –  polyester lining
Label:  Kastane (made in Japan)
Condition:  excellent
Care:  easy

 

Neck opening:  10″  –  25.5cm
Shoulders at the seam:  12″3/4  –  32.5cm
Shoulders at the puff:  15″  –  38cm
Bust when unstretched:  13″1/4  –  33.5cm (meant to be stretched)
Elevated waist under the bust line:  13″1/2  –  34.5cm (can be stretched)
Hips:  23″  –  59cm
Hem:  27″  –  68cm
Length:  34″ –  86cm
Sleeves length:  22″  –  56cm
Sleeves width:  6″1/4  –  16cm
Sleeves width at the cuff when buttoned:  3″1/4  –  8.5cm
Zipper:  15″  –  38cm

 

Kastane floral dress with stretch bust

 

Kastane floral dress with stretch bust

 

Kastane floral dress with stretch bust

 

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Kastane floral dress with stretch bust

 

Kastane floral dress with stretch bust

Kimijima Boutique Pastel Yellow Boucle Tweed Dress

Kimijima Boutique yellow boucle tweed dress

 

This classy Kimijima Boutique dress is a 1960’s delight in flawless Jackie Kennedy style. The fabric is a light boucle tweed with pastel yellow tones. The silhouette is fitted, with a soft square neckline. The dress opens with a long zipper on the back, and has two side pockets.

Estimated size:  S to XS
Material:  67% cotton / 33%nylon  –  cupro lining
Label:  Kimijima Boutique Japan
Condition:  excellent vintage condition

Neck:  9″1/2  –  24cm
Shoulders:  14″1/2  –  37cm
Bust:  16″1/2  –  42cm
Waist:  14″  –  36cm
Hips:  17″1/4  –  44cm
Hem:  19″  –  49cm
Length:  34″1/2  –  88cm (above knee)
Zipper:  20″1/2  –  52cm

 

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Kimijima Boutique yellow boucle tweed dress

Claudia Rame long burgundy wool sheath dress

Claudia Rame long burgundy wool sheath dress 1

 

This is an Italian 1980’s long sheath dress. Made of wool, the fabric is a double knit comfort stretch with textured burgundy and black stripes, made to effortlessly enhance the body’s natural silhouette. The buttoned slit on the back of the neck gives the dress an extra fashion twist . A perfect balance between comfort and elegance! Since it is made of wool the label says dry clean. I have tried machine washing it at lowest temperature and there is no problem at all doing so. Ironing isn’t necessary either if you like a textured fabric!

Estimated size:  S (according to the label: 1 – Ita 42 – CH, D, NL 36 – FRA 40 – USA 8)
Material:  100% wool – unlined
Label:  Claudia Rame – disegnata da Brunella – made in Italy
Condition:  excellent
Care:  easy

Neck:  5″1/4  –  13.5cm
Shoulders:  15″  –  38cm
Bust:  17″  –  43cm
Waist:  14″1/2  –  37cm
Hips:  16″  –  41cm
Hem:  17″1/2  –  44.5cm
Length:  43″1/2  –  110.5cm (about lower calf)
Sleeves length:  24″  –  61cm
Sleeves width:  5″1/2  –  14cm
Sleeves width at the wrist:  3″1/2  –  9cm

 

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Claudia Rame long burgundy wool sheath dress 3

 

Claudia Rame long burgundy wool sheath dress 4

 

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Ah Tricot black floral fitted dress

Ah Tricot black and red fitted floral dress 1

 

This is a stunning 1970’s dress by Ah Tricot Japan. It is made of a black acrylic jersey with red, orange and brown floral pattern, with a slight stretch to it. Bodice and skirt are lined. The dress opens with a row of five buttons along the front of the bodice, and further with a 7″1/2 (19cm) zipper down the skirt. The sleeves’ cuffs close with two buttons, but can also be worn open. Thin belt loops on each side can accommodate a 1″1/4 (3cm) belt, but the dress looks perfect without any belt. It is ideal from autumn to spring, and will fit and enhance beautiful slender silhouettes.

Size:  XS (Japanese size 7)
Material:  100% acrylic  –  100% cupro lining
Label:  Ah Tricot (Tokyo AN CO, LTD)
Condition:  excellent vintage condition

Shoulders:  14″  –  35.5cm
Bust:  15″1/2  –  39.5cm
Waist (slightly elevated):  12″  –  30.5cm
Hips:  19″1/2  –  49cm
Hem:  34″1/2  –  88cm
Length:  41″  –  104cm (about calf length)
Sleeves length:  21″1/2  –  54.5cm
Sleeves width:  5″1/4  –  13cm
Sleeves width at the cuffs when buttoned:  3″1/4  –  8.5cm

 

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Ah Tricot black and red fitted floral dress 3

 

Ah Tricot black and red fitted floral dress 4

 

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