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90s Anvers Belgium knit summer tank top shell - black and metallic pewter thread - size 4/6 - designer knit wear

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Anvers was a great line form Belgium in the late 80s/early 90s and they had a chic little shop down on Thompson Street in SoHo where they had an amazing fashion industry following that was growing around Helmut Lang and the minimalist designers from Belgium. Their stuff was well made and expensive, they were everywhere (I think at Barneys) and then they disappeared. I used to buy the suits and pants, which were very APC in style. This knit shell in black and metallic pewter viscose is a great summer fashion item and I hope someone remembers Anvers and falls in love with it. It's labeled size 3, which I'm guessing is a 4/6. I have the exact measurements below. Check yours against mine for a proper fit. It's in lovely and very clean condition and has no flaws.

34" bust
12-1/2 across shoulder, edge of sleeve to opposite
20" overall length, shoulder to hemline

label: Anvers
fabric: 70 viscose; 30 polyamide

About me: I am a NY based photo prop stylist for magazines like Real Simple, Instyle, Seventeen, and a few others, plus I’m a well versed shopping powerhouse for props for my photo shoots (some, you will find, oftentimes end up here on Etsy). I really enjoy finding cool stuff, and the result is what I consider a finely curated collection of vintage clothing, fashion and home accessories, and mid century odds and ends---with fair and affordable pricing. I like good stuff, but I can't just hoard it can I?

On the whole I’m an easy to approach seller, and if you love something but can’t afford it and wish I would discount it for you I probably will. That said, I majorly frown on low-ball offers for items that are clearly well-priced, so don’t go there. My pricing is, I find, super cheap in comparison to like items in other shops or on Ebay. I'm just looking to clear out the bins and bins of great stuff I have accumulated over the years. When I shop I do so carefully, and select items of a certain quality and design dignity, and take great care in how each item compliments other items in my shop. I only list things I feel are of a high quality, or if a dress, for instance, is damaged, it's there for sale because I know there is someone out there who even with blemishes or repair needs wants that dress. I've found Etsy to be the perfect place for me to sell that sort of thing. So, the message is: there’s no junk here. I dutifully detail all measurements, blemishes, and details I feel are necessary in the listing, and welcome additional info about a designer or item from shoppers. In my travels I come across amazing vintage clothing in the spirit of Betty Draper and Joan Holloway from Mad Men--great silhouettes and styles that are hand made, dressmaker patterned, or tailor made by home makers in the 50s and 60s. When I come across major designer labels like Chanel or Dior I scoop them up, and again with damaged clothing of a certain quality I know there is someone out there with a mending kit and some moxie that wants them. That said, most of what I like to sell is in clean and ready to go condition.

Shipping: I can ship worldwide (though not everywhere) so convo me for inquiries about countries not listed. As a rule I try to ship Priority Mail when possible to insure that shipments arrive safely and have some sort of trafficking number. I can ship any way you like, though. For international shipments I can send via USPS International First Class depending on the weight of the package, and that is usually a less expensive route. When I am in town I generally ship same day as purchase or within 2 or 3 days. If I am out of town for extended periods of time I put my shop on hold, so if it’s up online I’m probably in town.

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90s Anvers Belgium knit summer tank top shell - black and metallic pewter thread - size 4/6 - designer knit wear