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Lanvin’s Feminist Decade

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Bustown Modern, a constant source of vintage inspiration and great finds, published an astute blog post last year called “Lanvin’s Invisible Decade,” which you can read in its entirety here. While Bustown dismisses the label’s ubiquitous shirt dresses from the 1970s, we here at This Week’s Look take a different view. Those iconic, printed shirt dresses Lanvin churned out during the disco era may not represent the pinnacle of fashion, but those stretchy, often polyester, frocks reflect a rarely seen facet of the ’70s. They offer us a rare look at what every day women were wearing to work, to the grocery store, to pick up the kids, prepare meals, to do basically everything because, while moms were working, dads still felt entitled to do less around the house. As such, fashion had to be comfortable, versatile, easy to launder, and affordable.

So this week, we pay homage to Lanvin’s Feminist Decade, which is certainly not as titillating as the glamorous disco-era fashions of the ’70s, but a fitting tribute to all those women who work hard for the money. So hard for it, honey.

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Vintage 1970s Lanvin iconic logo shirt dress with matching belt from SararaVintage on etsy. $200.

Vintage 1970s Lanvin equestrian-print, shirtdress with matching neck tie and belt, purchased on eBay for $25.

Vintage 1970s Lanvin equestrian-print, shirt dress with matching neck tie and belt, purchased on eBay for $25.

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Vintage 1970s Lanvin op art shirt dress with matching belt from recollectvint on etsy. $170.
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Vintage Lanvin shirt dress with matching belt on eBay. Current bid $100.

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Vintage 1970s feline print Lanvin shirt dress on eBay. Current bid $189 (close up of print below).

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Vintage 1970s silk Lanvin dress with trumpet sleeves and ruffled hem from Revolveexchange on etsy. $156.

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Vintage 1970s Lanvin logo shirt dress from Bustown Modern. $140.

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Vintage 1970s Lanvin creamy shirt dress in a satiny print (see close up of fabric below) from verybestvintage on etsy. $62.

Vintage 1970s Lanvin creamy shirtdress in a satiny print (look closely to see this great pattern and detail) from verybestvintage on etsy. $62.

Close up of the above vintage 1970s Lanvin creamy shirt dress in a satiny print from verybestvintage on etsy. $62.

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Vintage 1970s geometric print Lanvin maxi dress with matching neck tie from BlackPearlVintage on etsy. $125.

Vintage 1970s op art print button down shirt from Threadhunter on etsy. $35

Vintage 1960s-70s op art print button down shirt from Threadhunter on etsy. $35

Twenty-Five Terrific Tunics

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Tunics are so versatile, particularly during the cooler months when you can layer them over pants or leggings as a top, or over thick, opaque tights as a mini dress. This week we have assembled for you a collection of 25 very wearable vintage (or vintage-inspired) tunics, all available on etsy and eBay as of today. Click on each image below to see the seller’s listing.

Vintage 1960s bright red tunic or mini dress on eBay. Current bid $24.99.

Vintage-inspired cotton sateen mini-dress made by seedclothing on etsy. $80.

Vintage 1960s Mondrian-ish, space-age tunic by Vera on eBay. Current bid $16.99.

Vintage 1970s Yves Saint Laurent sweater tunic from ArtifactVintage on etsy. $350.

Vintage 1960s to 1970s Pucci-esque tent tunic on eBay. Current bid $19.99.

Vintage Byblos turtleneck tunic from BlancheandEleganza on etsy. $80.

Vintage 1960s black and metallic gold tunic from aiseirigh on etsy. $88.

Unusual Anna Sui jacket, dress, or tunic – you choose – from OwlVintage on etsy. $155.

Vintage 1960s peacock blue sweater tunic on eBay. Current bid $17.98.

Vintage 1960s Mr. Dino tribal tunic on eBay. Current bid $36.

Vintage 1970s Adolfo for Saks Fifth Avenue leopard print sweater tunic on eBay. $99.

Vintage 1960s double-knit tunic on eBay. Current bid $9.

Vintage 1970s Marimekko op art tunic/dress from worldmarketproductio on etsy. $95.

Vintage 1970s so Charlie’s Angels tunic pants suit on eBay. Current bid $150.

Vintage 1970s belted disco tunic in autumn colors on eBay. Current bid $38.99.

Vintage 1980s or 1990s cotton tunic or mini dress on eBay. Current bid $9.99.

Cotton -t-shirt tunic dress with lace sleeves and Peter Pan collar. Two colors available, made by DressupComeon on etsy. $32 each.

Vintage 1970s to 1980s convertible, belted, disco tunic (can be a skirt too!) on eBay. Current bid $19.

Vintage 1960s, space age, seafoam green, high neck tunic on eBay. Current bid $68.

Vintage 1960s mod tunic or super-mini dress from LucyRayRetro on etsy. $25.

Vintage 1970s wool tunic with metallic trim from retromomo on etsy. $40.

Vintage 1960s hand made tunic from boiledegg on etsy. $120.

Vintage 1960s St. John Knits apple green tunic pants suit from Planetclairevintage on etsy. $92.

Vintage 1960s velvet tunic with bell sleeves from 4birdsvintage on etsy. $95.

Vintage Guy Laroche geometric turtleneck tunic on eBay. Current bid $39.99.

Back to School

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This Week’s Look is back from summer vacation and the fall/winter shopping is already in progress. In preparation for the imminent seasonal shift, earlier this summer we scored a couple pairs of vintage, leather driving gloves and a 1970s caramel leather blazer at cheap heatwave prices. This jacket will probably top a black and white striped, long-sleeved, crew neck t-shirt and skinny jeans. But we’re getting ahead of ourselves here. There’s a heat wave presently plaguing us here in southern California, so we’re going to have to put those treasures on hold until further notice.

The rest of you, however, are already picking up on the first signs of autumn. Instagram is full of snapshots featuring falling orange leaves and light jackets. For you, this week we have curated a collection of vintage leather blazers, as seen on etsy and eBay. Click on each image below to see the individual listing.

Vintage cinnamon leather blazer with faux fur collar from silkwormvintage on etsy. $62.

Vintage fitted, caramel leather jacket from InglenookMarket on etsy. $43.

Vintage 1970s cognac kid leather blazer on eBay. $73.

Vintage whiskey stained leather, fitted cafe racer jacket on eBay. $125 or make an offer.

Vintage chestnut suede blazer from silkwormvintage on etsy. $52.

Oops. It’s sideways. Oh well. Here’s a vintage reddish brown, two-button leather blazer on eBay. $80 or make an offer.

Vintage 1970s tawny suede blazer from zorra666 on etsy. $24.99.

Style tip. Wear this 1970s black and white striped top under your caramel leather blazer. Deadstock cotton top from FrocksnFrillsVintage on etsy. $23.

Vintage 1980s A&F New York grey leather blazer from dollpartschicago on etsy. $58.

Vintage 1990s oxblood leather blazer from NakedVintage on etsy. $34.

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September 14, 2012 at 8:11 pm

Flatter Your Fall

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Just because it’s cold doesn’t mean you have to hide your shape. This ‘fit and flare’ silhouette is ultra-feminine without being too girly. Vintage 1970s wool coat from ParkroseVintage on etsy. $74. Click on the image to see the full listing.

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October 1, 2011 at 10:42 pm

20 Vintage Coats Under $80

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Most are actually under $50! Click on each image below to see the full listing.

Vintage 1960s to 1970s red wool military princess coat with faux fur trim. Current bid on eBay $20.

Vintage 1970s princess cut belted coat on eBay. Current bid $35.

Whoa. Like whoa. Vintage 1960s Lilli Ann knit dress and matching coat with fur trim. Current bid on eBay $62.50.

Vintage 1970s lipstick red belted spy trench. $65 on eBay.

Incredible vintage ivory wool, mohair and leather coat on eBay. Current bid $10.

Vintage Pendleton wool plaid coat on eBay. Current bid $15.

Vintage 1950s to 1960s elegant wool coat on eBay. Current bid $34.99.

Vintage 1970s camel coat with chocolate faux fur collar. Current bid on eBay $14.99.

Vintage 1960s mod green belted coat with silver buttons. $55 on eBay.

Vintage double-breasted, nicely tailored short trench on eBay. $30.

Vintage 1960s belted fur short coat on eBay. Current bid $35.

Vintage 1960s double-breasted mini trench. $45 on eBay.

Vintage 1970s belted plaid trench coat on eBay. Current bid $35.

Vintage 1950s to 1960s leopard print faux fur jacket with belt. Current bid on eBay $24.99.

Vintage 1960s to 1970s plaid Pendleton cape on eBay. Current bid $24.95.

Vintage 1960s chocolate brown faux fur coat on eBay. Current bid $8.99.

Vintage double-breasted lightweight knit coat. $45 on eBay.

Vintage 1960s plaid double-breasted coat on eBay. Current bid $19.99.

Vintage 1960s to 1970s navy blue belted coat with fleece lining. $24.99 on eBay.

OK, so this isn’t very fall/winter, but it’s so amazing I had to show you. Vintage 1960s candy striped, belted trench coat. $76 on eBay.

Featured Seller: Celapiu

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Sometimes I come across a shop on etsy and find myself favoriting nearly everything in the store. Celapiu is one of those sellers.

Celapiu [tse-lah-pyoo] is an independent Polish label specializing in cold weather accessories: scarves, gloves and various head coverings. The label was founded in 2005 by designer Celina Dębowska.

My favorite items are her felted fox scarves (no foxes were harmed in the making of these accessories). “Felt Fokses” can be made to order in many different shades, just contact the shop with your specifics. They are simply adorable. Click on each image below to see the full listing.

“Natural Foks” felted fox scarf by celapiu on etsy. $105.

“Mustard Foks” scarf by celapiu on etsy. $105.

“Rusty Foks” by celapiu on etsy. $105.

“Black Foks” short stole by celapiu on etsy. $70.

“Mini Foks” in vanilla by celapiu on etsy. $52.

“Silver Foks” by celapiu on etsy. $105.

Redux on the Runway

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Prada debuted some fantastic 1960s inspired dresses for the label’s Fall 2011 collection. This little number below is one of my favorites; a dropped waist, almost schoolgirl frock, with a crisp, pleated skirt and low slung belt. I especially love the high, rounded neck and oversized buttons. I’m not crazy about how they styled the dress with those snakeskin boots. I would’ve chosen sleek, white mid-calf boots with a square toe instead, but then Prada surely would’ve been accused of copying André Courrèges.

A drop-waisted shift dress is a classic wardrobe staple and you can always find some excellent vintage pieces on eBay and etsy in every price range. Below are some similar silhouettes we found this week. Click on each image to see the full listing.

Vintage 1960s pea coat dress with chinchilla collar on eBay. Buy it now for $599 or make an offer.

Vintage 1960s pink plaid scooter dress from MissTurnstyles on etsy. $50.

Vintage 1960s black and brown checkered dress set from theparaders on etsy. $56.

Vintage 1960s St. John drop-waisted dress from tripoutvintage on etsy. $59.

Vintage 1960s pleated shift dress by R&K Originals on eBay. Current bid $19.99.

Vintage 1960s preppy shift dress with pleats from OurLadyVintage on etsy. $28.

Vintage 1960s plaid mini dress. Buy it now for $112 or make an offer.

Vintage 1960s drop-waisted dress from Veramode on etsy. $38.

Vintage 1960s nautical shift dress from LaRobedeMesReves on etsy. $34.

vintage 1960s sunshine shift dress from ManicVintage on etsy. $28.

Vintage 1960s color block shift dress on eBay. Buy it now for $28.

Vintage 1960s Sherry Kent drop-waisted dress on eBay. Buy it now for $100.

Vintage 1960s navy pleated shift dress from PopFizzVintage on etsy. $27.

Vintage 1960s striped scooter dress from redangora on etsy. $24.

Vintage floral, belted shift dress on eBay. Buy it now for $90.

Vintage 1960s sleeveless shift dress from snapitupvintage on etsy. $15.

Vintage 1960s dress with tiny houndstooth print. Buy it now on eBay for $49.

Vintage 1960s Fred Rothschild dress on eBay. Buy it now for $100.

Vintage 1960s lavender shift dress on eBay. Buy it now for $90.

Vintage 1960s drop-waisted dress on eBay. Buy it now for $32 or make an offer.

Vintage 1960s chiffon and lace mini dress on eBay. Buy it now for $118.

Vintage watercolor floral shift on eBay. Buy it now for $130.

Vintage 1960s paisley drop-waisted, pleated dress on eBay. Buy it now for $120.

Vintage yellow and navy plaid dress from TheOliveSlip on etsy. $35.

Vintage 1960s Jean Patou wool dress on eBay. Buy it now for $349.