50s delights!

I just wanted to share a selection of the lovely items I have for sale on ebay this week. I have really been raiding my extensive collection to bring you some of THE best 50s dresses out there.

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This lovely Kitty Copeland dress has a matching jacket. I originally purchased it with a selection of super high quality late 50s ready-to-wear items. A number of which I will be selling shortly. The lady also had dresses by the likes of Sambo fashions (the sambo dress has a label I have never before seen!), Victor Josselyn and 1950s Wallis too. View the listing here.
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I adore this little pink number, and I am sure the dress is a Horrockses number, even though it doesn’t have the infamous label. The print is one that I know I have seen before (I think in one of the Horrockses pattern books). Get this at a bargain price as it doesn’t have the label, but trust you are buying a superb quality item!
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i can’t believe I am selling this amazing dress by Melbray, I think it is the best quality dress I have on offer this week, and has a really look of Dior to it in its shaping. Due to the bold print it was difficult to capture in the pictures, but trust me it is a showstopper!
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Not to worry if full skirts aren’t your thing, I also have a selection of late 1950s wiggle dresses too.
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The selection of pretty vintage nylon dresses (all with crazy full skirts) all came from the same lady.
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This little number, probably by London Town has to be one of the most unusual shape 1950s dresses I have had the pleasure of owning.
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I also have a selection of fab vintage 50s skirts on offer.
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This 70s dress is so wearable, and can easily create an authentic 50s look. I love the button front style. It also has its original belt, but I forgot to photograph this when I was writing out all the listings.
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I also have a selection of original 80s Laura Ashley dresses. These are all still at absolute BARGAIN prices (seeing as I often see LA dresses of this age go for £50+).
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All of these dresses are very much in a “pinks and blues” colour theme. If these colours are not for you, do not despair, as I have another sale coming up at the end of June filled with gorgeous dresses in shades of white, yellow, orange and green. Yet MORE treats for you all! The next sale will start on Thursday 27th June

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Final vintage sale for Advantage In Vintage in 2012!

Hello all!

Over on ebay this week it is the final Advantage in Vintage sale of 2012! Wooooo.

Don’t worry, I will be back again selling next year, I just need a bit of a break to concentrate on my masters. This also means I will be back bigger, and BETTER next year!

Are you looking for a fabulous christmas present for a loved one? A dress to wear for a New Years Eve party? Or, just a coat to keep you warm as the coldness hits? Well, I have something for you!

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First off I have a wonderful selection of vintage 30s dresses. Supremely elegant, and so perfect to make a showstopping entrance at any party.

Red velvet 30s dress

Black velvet 30s dress

Or if your taste is a little late I also have a number of 50s full skirted fabulous pieces!

50s black taffeta dress

Henri Tatler model lace dress

Sambo fashions cocktail dress

Black Jerry Gilder cocktail dress

Or, If you’ve already found the dress for the party, what about accessories?

Fab vintage 50s A.B. sparkling earrings

Stunning original 20s deco beaded bag

Sparkling 70s dance shoes

Or, are you looking for a present for a loved one?

Set of boxed vintage hankies

Vintage crochet gloves

Vintage tootal men’s opera scarf

Wonderful 70s Louis Vuitton keepall travel bag ( this came from a member of the Givenchy family!)

Or, are you simply wanting to keep yourself warm?

Vintage 70s Dereta coat

Wonderful late 40s mink fur coat

Edwardian french fur muff

Vintage beaver trapper hat

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Vintage obsessions: Sambo fashions

Sambo fashions- . Sambo fashions were well known for their lively printed summer dresses in the 50s. They were often seen as a poorer relation to Horrockses. I think my example shows this. Whist it IS a lovely piece in no way does it measure up to my Horrockses dresses!


Dollyrockers was one of the brands under the umbrella brand “Sambo”, designed by Samuel Sherman. Sherman also designed the labels concept, clothes and the label Samuel Sherman. The Dollyrockers brand was active from 1963 until the late 1970s. In the1960s it specialised in producing simple mini dresses whilst in the 1970s the brand was famous for their peasant style dresses. The Dollyrockers brand worked in conjunction with Dolcis shoes. They created joint marketing and publicity campaigns and also offered completely coordinated shoes and dresses. The range was well known in the period for their use of skilled cut and high quality fabrics, yet surprisingly reasonable prices.

Pattie Boyd, the “It” girl of the mid sixties ( and dating Beatle George Harrison) became the face of Dollyrockers campaigns. Even after Boyd stopped modelling Dollyrockers the brand was associated with her for a long time.

This is an example from the Dollyrockers line. Currently on display at Portsmouth city museum. Dating to around 1965.