Vintage Textile is proud to count major collectors, museums, and fashionistas among valued customers. Since 1998 we have been offering fine vintage clothing and textiles to discerning clients worldwide: historic costume, 19th-20th century couture, and wearable designer fashion. We carry a wide selection of the best high style vintage fashion (1750-1980) in all the major categories: Early; Victorian; Edwardian; 1920s-1930s; 1940-Designer; and Shawls/Textiles.
We have authored ten original articles on vintage costume in their two major aspects: as collectibles and as wearables. As will become clear from the articles and the item descriptions in our monthly updates, we see a continuum of techniques and looks in high style dress from the Romantic period to the present.
With a background in clothing construction and costume design, followed by a stint on Seventh Ave. as a print designer and pattern maker, I was attracted to vintage clothing as the most dynamic sector in the collectibles world. Over the years, as I have studied these couture and designer treasures, I have come to the realization that they represent—for fashionistas as well as collectors—the best of high style vintage fashion for clothing connoisseurs worldwide.
Check out our Facebook albums devoted to Vintage Textile Brides and Belle Epoque, the most recent in a series of albums from the VintageTextile archives.
Click on "Search" or choose a category at the top of the page to find the perfect vintage gown or accessory. Great design never goes out of style!
May 30, 2013. The Victorian, Edwardian and 1940s-Designer sections will be updated.
June 8, 2012—For valued clients over the years, I have been happy to provide to the future bride the gown she will wear on the most important day of her life. The updated Vintage Textile Brides page shows a selection of these gowns as first presented here and then in all their glory at the wedding.
December 14, 2009—The Gallery of sold items has been updated. This photo archive will be an evolving category available for study and enjoyment. Enter The Gallery.
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January, 2011—Enjoy our new section on Vintage Textile Brides
December, 2008—Read our updated article on the Vintage Advantage
March, 2007—Read our article on the Little Black Dress.
December, 2006—Our article on the Storage of Vintage Clothing and Textiles.
To gain an in-depth understanding of the field, please review our comprehensive ongoing series of original articles on all aspects of collecting and investing in vintage clothing.
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