This week we usher in the month of March in a modly mood, despite the disappointing fact that “modly” is not a word. But as the saying goes, rules are made to be broken. We have a monstrous, wildly bureaucratic justice system built on that very notion.
Back to March. You’re not really winter, you’re not really spring, you weird and wily month. We think you will agree, march is a much better verb than it is a noun. That’s why we’re going on a modly march this March. The first installment in our March nod to mod begins with the classic 1960s dress. This week, we curated for you a collection of the most exquisite vintage dresses on eBay, all still up for bid. Click on each image below to see the individual seller’s listing.
Matching neck and cuff ruffs trim this super mod, long-sleeve, Young Edwardian-like party frock. $350 on eBay.
Vintage 1960s color-block knit dress by the iconic Biba. Sailor-style, drop waist ribbed skirt with hip slung belt loops.
Rare, vintage 1960s signed Paganne dress on eBay. $249.99 or make an offer.
Vintage 1960s illusion dress with white net laced over a light tan, rayon slip. $233 on eBay.
Vintage, late-1960s Lilli Ann color-block dress with matching, belted coat. This two-piece dream is constructed in a wool knit, dominated by blue with ivory and mustard suede trim. $199 on eBay.
Vintage 1960s to 1970s shift dress with matching coat. The royal blue, sleeveless dress is edged at the neck and armholes with a paler shade of blue. The double-breasted coat combines the two shades of blue in a great geometric pattern. Label check: Original Design by Gina Teresa, 100% Pure Wool, Made in British Hong Kong. $175 on eBay, or make an offer.
Breathtaking 1960s pearly day dress with an oversized bow neckline and bracelet length sleeves. $175 on eBay, or make an offer.
Mixed-media in space. Vintage 1960s silver dropped-waist party dress with a mini-skirt of fluffy, white feathers. $170 on eBay.
Kestrin and Jonathan, a fashionable and multi-talented couple here on the L.A. scene, recently made a baby, as well as a feature-length film. I’m not sure in which order, as baby and film are both currently in post-production, but at some point in the process there was a baby shower/baby naming competition with brackets and everything, and it was on that evening that the couple gifted me with a book called Fashionable Clothing from the Sears Catalogs. Never before has friendship rang so harmoniously, as if they periscoped down into my true inner being and retrieved a polyester pants suit.
The aforementioned book served as our inspiration this week, as we scrubbed etsy and eBay clean of vintage fashions from the near-extinct Sears chain of department stores. Hell, we even found stuff for men too. Click on each image below to see the individual listing.
Vintage 1960s striped Sears slacks with orange trim from ancestorvintage on etsy. $25.
Vintage 1960s purple pop mod shirt dress from QuirkyQuriosities on etsy. $26.
Vintage 1970s, men’s size 9.5 D, caramel leather Beatle boots from vintagedame on etsy. $55.
Vintage “Dazed and Confused” high waist jeans by Sears from Fiftyleven on etsy. $29.
Vintage 1970s pastel green secretary to disco dress by Sears. $32 from NewmanHall on etsy.
Vintage Sears “Kings Road” collection brown plaid slacks from atlasclothingco on etsy. $20.
Vintage 1960s bold and bright, fringed sweater vest by Sears fromneonthreadsdesigns on etsy. $37.
Vintage long-sleeved polo sweater by Sears’ King’s Road line. $28 from pandaJpanda on etsy.
Vintage 1960s snow white gogo dress by Sears Roebuck Jr. $28 from ShuuShuubyLulu on etsy.
I can just see one of you asshole, painfully urban dwellers wearing this vintage, oxblood puffy ski vest from Sears. $30 from LaPouleNoire on etsy.
Vintage 1970s floral print secretary dress by Sears. Current bid on eBay $19.99.
Vintage 1960s Sears “Clingalon” leotard from RogueRetro on etsy. $22.
Vintage 1960s Sears secretary dress with ascot tie from WindingRoadVintage on etsy. $38.
Vintage 1970s Penguin knock-off, cranberry, long-sleeved polo with white piping by Sears. $15 from RipCityRetro on etsy.
Vintage 1970s glen plaid belted trench by Sears from collectivethreads on etsy. $39.
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The only thing we here at This Week’s Look adore more than vintage hats is a vintage hat sale. Poppycock Vintage on etsy is currently testing our post-holiday spending willpower with a fantastic sale through December 31. They have an incredible selection of vintage chapeaux, so reasonably priced, we may have no choice but to pawn all of the Christmas presents we received in order to buy them all.
This week, we have assembled for you a selection of our favorites from Poppycock’s etsy storefront, all on sale right now. Click on each image below to see the individual listing, and follow Poppycock on Facebook for regular sale announcements.
Vintage 1960s Christian Dior beehive toque with jeweled trim:
Vintage 1960s creamy cocoa wool hat by Sears Fashions:
Vintage 1960s mod, thick lambskin, mottled fur hat lined in a soft jersey knit:
Vintage 1960s high crown, domed straw hat with velvet hat band by Mr. John:
Vintage 1960s classic wool felt cloche:
Vintage 1970s tan wool felt bowler with tassel and leather hat band:
Vintage 1960s shaggy wool cloche with buckle trim:
Vintage 1960s, adorable and cozy faux fur leopard hat:
Vintage 1960s royal purple velour beaded pillbox:
Vintage 1970s velvet pageboy cap:
Here’s one of our favorite looks from the issue, which would work great from office to holiday party. This could’ve easily come off as a cater waiter ensemble, if not for the ultra-high waist, flared trousers, cummerbund belt with minimalist chain, and exaggerated Peter Pan collar. Easy to replicate too.
Cobalt sweater paired with cobalt, sharkskin cigarette trousers. We don’t see enough of this color in mixed monochromatic textures, so well done, Harper’s.
Monochromatic and monotextured, long and lean, this almost looks like a tailored, wool knit jumpsuit. But it’s not. Another easy to replicate look, if you have the lines to pull it off. It’s lovely to be warm and hot at the same time.
Welcome to part two of our two-part expose’ on vintage vests. As you may recall, part one skewed more toward our feminine demographic, with plans to showcase the masculine end of the vest range in part two. However, as we plowed eBay and etsy for vintage men’s vests and waistcoats, we began to see this as more of a unisex offering. Whatever your genitalia, this week we found something for everyone, including fans of “Back to the Future.” Click on each image below to see the seller’s listing.
Vintage 1960s goldenrod wool vest from RaleighVintage on etsy. $42.
Vintage claret wool vest with green satin back from boo3 on etsy. $49.
Vintage 1930s pinstriped wool vest from allencompany on etsy. $74.
Vintage plaid Pendleton vest from SuburbanRefitters on etsy. $28.
Vintage Westernwear wool vest from TheBackOfTheBasement on etsy. $55.
Vintage 1970s mint green tweed vest from wilderalisonon etsy. $43.
Vintage wool sweater vest from samanthabalk on etsy. $34.
Vintage Eddie Bauer tweed vest from StLouisIvy on etsy. $40.
Vintage 1960s Pendleton wool vest from memoryvintage on etsy. $35.
1930s-style reversible hunting vest by Ralph Lauren. Reverses to cotton canvas. Authentic hunting details. $400 on eBay.
Vintage Bowring Arundel & Co windowpane vest. Made in England. In perfect condition. 100% wool. $118 on eBay.
Hello, Marty McFly. Vintage 1970s to 1980s Eddie Bauer quilted, down vest. $99 on eBay.