High Style Vintage Clothing
& 18th Century Costume

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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 online only to discerning clients worldwide. 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.

Our ten original articles on vintage costume together with the item descriptions in our updates demonstrate the continuum of techniques and styles in fashion from the Romantic period to the present.

My background in clothing construction and costume design included a stint on Seventh Ave. as a print designer and pattern maker. The irresistible attraction to vintage clothing as the best of high style fashion led to the creation of VintageTextile.

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Update Schedule

December 19, 2021New items have been added to most categories.

January 9, 2020The Edwardian section has been updated.

November 11, 2013The Vintage Textile Brides article has been 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.

Vintage Textile in print
Antiques Roadshow bookVintage Fashion Price GuideVT tambour pictures
  • Antiques Roadshow Collectibles—the Complete Guide (2003) by Carol Prisant
  • Price Guide to Vintage Fashion and Fabrics by Pamela Smith
  • Inspirations "In Love with Tambour"—Vintage Textile pictures
  • Handbag Chic—200 Years of Designer Fashion by Desire Smith
  • Virtual Vintage by Linda Lindroth & Deborah Tornello
  • Victoriana Magazine: article on Storage of Vintage Clothing
  • The Seductive Shoe by Jonathan Walford
  • Secret Services—Your Pocket Fashion Guide by Cary Whitley
Handbag chicVirtual Vintage bookVictoriana Magazine
Seductive Shoe booksecret services book
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