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Thursday, October 15, 2015

Fabulous New Listings! Vintage Valentino and Dolce & Gabbana Suede Pants! Vintage 201 has gone a bit 90s - Take a look!

We mostly sell anything from the 1920s to the 1980s in our shop on Etsy.com but I saw these two pairs of Pants that just happent to catch my eye.  Both of them turned out to be Suede Pants.  The Valentino pair is made of Goat Leather in a Camel color.  Super buttery Soft, constructed of four panels and an additional one running down the middle of each leg, which creates a flap below the knee.  Flowing as you walk,,,oh, I can just see it while wearing a pair of rugged cowboy boots. 

Vintage Valentino Goat leather Suede Pants with side zipper, Paneled, Size 6

The other that caught my eye was a Leopard print on Suede Leather by Dolce & Gabbana!  Super Sexy and HOT!  This pair is a bit more sturdy and thicker than the Valentino pair, but just as fabulous.   Belled at the bottom, this number can be worn with a typical chunky 70s Platform, but I find that kind of boring.  I somehow mix up my era, which is totally a personal taste.   I think Cowboy boots would go great with these too, but for a different look, I  would probably wear a Pointy Stiletto Boot with these too hot to handle suede pants !  

Vintage 1990s Dolce & Gabbana Suede Leather Leopard Print Pants made in Italy Size 30'' x 35''

Both Available in my Shop, Vintage 201 - Thanks for looking! ~ Gina 

Monday, July 13, 2015

Vintage 1950s Sequin Gowns - Now available for Sale in our Shop, Vintage 201 on Etsy.com!

Stunning Rare Vintage 1950s Black Sequin Gown / 50s Fringe Cocktail Dress / Sequins and Seed Bead Column Gown over Rayon Crepe

Fabulous Vintage 1950s Floral Red Beads and Pink Iridescent Sequins / 50s Evening Gown Cocktail Dress / Beautiful bead work over Rayon Crepe

These two gowns are just incredibly made with all their bead work and the sequins!  I just LOVE both of these gowns.  I am addicted to sequins or just anything sparkly.  Plus the beads actually come alive while adding another dimension to the gowns.  

The black with fringes will move with you as you cascade through your evening and the Pink and Red gown has so much texture and layers of reflection from the sequins!  I just can not say enough great things about these two Fabulous Gowns! 

Check out our other Fabulous Vintage Clothing at Vintage 201 !  Thank you for reading!  Gina 

Thursday, July 2, 2015

La Mendola Silk Dress - Now Listed online by Vintage 201 on Etsy.com

Vintage 1970s La Mendola Silk Sheath Dress with Chiffon Overlay In Bold Colors / 70s Sleeveless Designer Dress Made in Roma, Italy

Excellent condition. 

It is just simply Gorgeous....Elegant silk that flows beautifully when in motion. Silk Sheath dress in black with a Silk Chiffon Floral overlay.Hook and eye attachment around the neck and a beautiful bow in the back of the neck. The sheath dress has a tie to hug your body around the empire waist so that the overlay flows just right.

About La Mendola: 
Mike La Mendola and Jack Savage were working together in Rome on a movie. They were both Americans that became partners in dressmaking and opened a retail store in Rome in the 1960. They worked out of the back of a hair salon until 1967 when they opened a shop at the top of the Spanish Steps in Rome (Trinita' Del Monti, 16 ). There they had a celebrity clientele and held fashions shows. They created beautiful bright and bold Patterns that were very Italian and modern in beautiful silk. The shop has been closed for decades and La Mendola's Dress and Gowns are collectible and sought after today. 

Thanks for reading and for more information about this lovely dress, visit my shop:

Vintage 201  Gina

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Vintage Video: Vintage 1970s - When you can't be with him, be in his mind, be a mindsticker,,,he wants you with a good shape..Shape with Tab, Tab can help you stay in his mind...oh,,,ok, if you say so, but I just don't buy it..this Vintage Diet Cola commercial is very odd.

This commercial always freaked me out! I don't remember it as a child and only stumbled upon this lovely 70s treasure about 5 years ago and kept watching it in disbelief. I mean, this is just weird and to think, this was very real.  Could you imagine that any woman would drink Tab just so her husband would magically think of them all day and then scamper on home to get down and busy?  

I guess the people that created this sexest vid must have know a few dudes that were stepping out on their wives and decided to capitalize on it!  You see, if you gained weight and your husband wasn't attracted to you any longer, it would be your fault because you didn't drink Tab!  Like the commercial says,,he wants you to have a good shape, don't you want a good shape???  

Check out the video below,,it isn't long and well worth the shock of how far we have come. AS women, we still need to do more, but so glad our minds aren't stuck in the 70s. Now, our shoes and clothing stuck in the 70s is such another topic and an expression of moving away from these rules and regulations that were set for women and men.

Vintage 201 New Listings on Etsy! Vintage 1950s Gene Shelly's Head to Toe Sequin Gown, 1950s Harvey Berin Black Cocktail Dress and 1940s Vintage Black Lilli Ann Jacket

Vintage 201 has some really cool new additions to the shop! Take a look at what's New!!!!

Yes!!!!!  This is just FABULOUS!  I don't know about you, but my favorite color is black (with Rhinestones anything of course) when it comes to evening Dressing but SEQUINS can Trump my old Black ways...Especially this amazing Sequin Stretch Gene Shelly's Boutique Internationale Wool Dress from Head to Toe!  Hmmm, what shoes would you wear with this lovely gown?  Clear? Silver, White??

 Sequin Stretch Gene Shelly's Boutique Internationale Wool Gown

Get a load of this Black Beauty!  Just Stunning in All Silk - 1950s Cocktail Dress by Harvey Berin designed by Karen Stark.  This would look Gorgeous with Rhinestone accessories for the Ultra Glam Gal.  

Black and Beautiful Vintage1950s Harvey Berin Wiggle Dress

Beautiful design and lined in Rayon and in Excellent Condition.
This Jacket will look FAB with a Black Pencil Skirt and a pair of High Boots either with a chunky heel or Stiletto!  Lilli Ann was one of the Top Suit and Coat makers of it's time.  Quality and Design were their priorities.

1940s Lilli Ann Wool Jacket with Peplum and Nipped Waist

More Super Lovely Vintage Items for Women and Men coming soon!  We have over 600 pieces (collectively) of Vintage Clothing, Shoes, Ties, Bags to offer and we just can't wait to get working this spring in summer to bring you the best Quality, Style and Value.  

Thank you for Reading!    ~  Gina