Va Va Va Voom! full-length crimson velvet gown/coat trimmed with fuzzy spotted leopard faux fur, with a single jewel-faceted red plastic button, then fully lined in bright pink, slightly stretchy, made by Betsey Johnson, size Small, very good condition with no damage, $275



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warm and luxurious long overcoat from Pauline Trigere, late 1970s, wool flannel in cocoa and vanilla diagonal stripe, slim and fitted, stand-up collar, five shining metal buttons down the front, self-fabric belt, moderate shoulder padding, gathered fabric in the back for extra room, fully lined in cocoa satin, best fits size 4, very good condition with the only regrets being two tiny moth holes (hard to find), $150




beautifully made coat from the early 1960s, perfectly draped textured rayon of rich cocoa brown with white grid check, double-breasted with covered buttons, belted back, inset waist pockets, no shoulder padding, full persimmon satin lining, no labels, fits sizes 6-8, very good condition with no damage, $90



elegant reefer overcoat from Pauline Trigere, vintage 1970s, green/grey looped wool and mohair, attached neck scarf, button front, fully lined, beautifully constructed

fits extra large, 52 bust, 52 waist, 56 hips, 20 1/2 shoulders, 25 sleeves, 43 1/2 length, excellent condition


elegant simplicity – black wool overcoat from the 1950s, tailor-made in Hong Kong, probably custom with very fine workmanship, heavy ribbed wool, three covered buttons, 3/4 sleeves, inset waist pockets, full black silk charmeuse lining, made in Hong Kong by MK Loo, best fits sizes 10-14, very good condition with no damage, an extremely nice coat, $100

absolutely beautiful swing coat from the 1950s, looped wool and mohair with big abalone shell buttons, 3/4 sleeves, inset waist pockets, full ivory satin lining, designed by George Carmel and sold at Woldenberg’s, Madison, fits large sizes 12-16, very good condition with no exterior damage, just a tear in the lining, $175

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Rei Kawakubo 1980s wool coat

September 9, 2008

inspirational designer Rei Kawakubo, Japanese designer for Comme des Garcons, black and white woven wool coat from the 1980s, hip length button-front coat, stand-up collar, flap-covered waist pockets, shoulder padding, sharply angled cutaway front hem, black silk lining, fits medium, 44-41-41, 17 shoulders, 22 sleeves, 30 1/2 length, very good condition with just one missing button in front, $135