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Purple ultrasuede skirt - 70s Halston A-Line - size 8 fashion designer chic - grape purple color

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1970s purple ultrasuede (washable) in mint condition. While there is no label inside I am certain this is Halston (it was part of a suit). The jacket would have been labeled, and often with Halston there was no additional label for the skirt. The other copycat designers working at the same time in the 70s with Ultrasuede put labels everywhere, but not Halston.

It is unlined (typical of Halston), has precision seams and meticulous cutting, intricate pleating around the waistline, and has hang straps on either hip for hanger hanging. This is a quality garment. And in mint condition. And for those who may not know: Ultrasuede is machine washable (for reals). It won't get damaged in the wash, believe me.

Size: labeled size 8
28" waist (high waist)
41" max hips
24-3/4" length
Side zip and closure

Excellent vintage condition. No rips, marks, or blemishes. this skirt looks to have never been worn at all, and is wear-now.
Send me a Convo me with any questions, and thanks for checking out my shop.

See more of my amazing vintage finds in the rest of my Etsy shop here:

and--for guys or gifts for guys--check out my other Etsy shop:

Shipping basics: I can ship worldwide to most locales (not all) so ask. Also I can discount and combine shipping for multiple items. Just ask. More info on shipping below.

On vintage clothing and how garments might fit on you: to gauge whether a vintage garment will fit properly it’s a good idea to use a tailor’s tape to measure a dress, jacket, or pants that you love and fit you well, and compare them to the measurements I list, the exact measurements of the garment. Most vintage sizing tags don’r correlate with modern sizing which is nuts (you may be a 4 but a 1960s size 13 might be a perfect fit) so don’t pay attention to size numbers (as a rule). Also, the fitted bodices and busts of vintage dresses do not figure into modern sizing, which can be very loose and blousy. To look great in a 50s fitted dress you may want to consider finding vintage bras that will lift your bust and fit like the dresses were intended--get the point (as in pointy). I’m always befuddled when my female friends don’t know their measurements, just some size tag number they refuse to budge from, so they never know it stuff fits when they see measurements on Etsy (for instance). Your bra size is probably your bust size, so you can go from there. It’s a good idea to keep your measurements on an index card in your purse and know what your bust, high rib cage, high waist, low waist, etc is. With a tape measure in tow you will reap the benefit of a proper fit. Just saying.

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.

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 do us both a favor and don’t go there. My pricing is fair and Im told super cheap in comparison to like items in other shops or on Ebay. I am interested in making money, yes, but I tell you I get more of a charge out of finding appreciative homes and closets for my amazing things. The real deal is that I have a really skilled eye for lovely items, and I have more than I can handle and need to clear out my storage bins.

On quality: When I shop I do so carefully, and only select items of a certain quality and design dignity. I really like crafting a nicely balanced shop with things for most body shapes and sizes, and I take great care in how each item compliments other items in my shop. I only list things I feel are of a high quality, but if I find an amazing dress thatis damaged or needs some love, I have it listed because I know there is someone out there who wants it---even with blemishes or repair needs. 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, just well a well culled group of neat vintage stuff from home goods to fashion.

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.

See the rest of my Etsy shop here:

See my other Etsy shop where I sell cool and unusual gift items and accessories for men, including vintage bar ware and glass ware, vintage sunglasses and cool and unique eye wear, vintage designer clothing and preppy mens ties, art and fashion books and hot rod and vintage sports magazines, and quality mid century home accessories--all things I feel might make great gifts for the guys in your life:


Meet the owner of CoolVintageFinds.

Chip Cordelli

Purple ultrasuede skirt - 70s Halston A-Line - size 8 fashion designer chic - grape purple color


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