vintage 70s shirtwaist secretary dress

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item: vintage shirtwaist secretary dress with ascot collar
price: $8 + shipping
condition: good vintage
brand: blair
material: ??? polyester probably
size: M/L
length: 42"
: 38"
waist: 30" with elastic band

another cute dress that just doesn't look particularly cute on me -- lavender is not my color. i really love the ascot collar, though. the dress is unlined and rather thin, so i would wear it with a slip. would definitely look really cut with a white and gold belt and white pumps.

bcbg cotton eyelet sundress

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item: strapless cotton eyelet sundress
price: $15 + shipping
condition: excellent pre-loved, worn maybe 3 times
brand: bcbg to the max
material: 100% cotton
size: juniors 8
length: 33"
: 30" with an elastic back panel for perfect fit (pictured at right)
waist: 28"

another dress i wore once to a wedding and then stowed away in storage. in perfect condition and just got it dry cleaned, too. zips up the side; both skirt and bodice are lined. the hem has 2 tiers of ruffles with crochet edging. very sweet! this dress will cost slightly more to ship because of its bulk.


a mini-update

hello! this is sort of an update -- i haven't had much time to take more pictures, and this weekend i'm off to a wedding in another city, so i wanted list a few things before i go.

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item: pink mohair off-the-shoulder cowl neck sweater
price: $10 + shipping
condition: excellent pre-loved, worn maybe 3 times
brand: the limited
material: mohair blend
size: medium
sleeve: 28"
length: 18"
: 34"

this sweater was given to me as a christmas present about 9 or 10 years ago. although it is absolutely gorgeous, i've only worn it a few times because it's a little short for me in the torso (common pitfall of being 6' tall). consequently, it is in excellent condition. it can be worn as just a cowl neck or off the shoulder; it looks particularly cute if you bunch up the front and pin a sparkly brooch on the cowl.

 this item is currently listed on eBay but this is like the 3rd time i've listed it, so i'm about to retire and just leave it up here.

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item: vintage sweetheart nightie
price: $8 + shipping
condition: vintage fair - fabric is worn but has no obvious stains or flaws
brand: ???
material: ??? very soft, probably polyester
size: M/L
length: 30"
: 40"

another thrifted find, this nightgown has some really pretty details on the bib front in the form of lace edging and pleats. can be worn as a dress or paired with a skirt as a delicate, girly top.

that's all for now! coming soon: vintage silk blouses, a crazy 90s hot pink windbreaker, and some really rad sweaters.


first batch

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item: vintage bizarro ice cream knitted sweater
price: $8 + shipping
condition: good vintage, knit has some pilling
brand: rene dabah for eva gitano
material: 100% acrylic
size: medium
sleeve: 18" (3/4 sleeves)
length: 20"
: 36"

this must be the strangest sweater i have ever found in my thrifting adventures. you would think it would say "yum," right? no, it's just "umm...."

i would wear this sweater every day it was cold enough -- if it wasn't too short for me. so give it a good home, because it deserves one.

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item: vintage pleated faux silk oversized blouse 
price: $10 + shipping 
condition: excellent vintage 
brand: lady sansabelt 
material: 100% polyester 
size: 12 
bust: 44" 
length: 26"

this blouse has elegant pleating across the chest with a single ornate button detail at the high-necked collar. although it's oversized, i rolled the sleeves and steamed creases into them to make it more wearable. when paired with a high-waisted skirt, it looks quite nice.

 please e-mail me at hydeparkvintage@gmail.com if you wish to purchase to either of these items or have any questions. purchase is on a first-come, first-serve basis. shipping is $6 within the continental US. although i am based in the US, i will ship to most countries, but it will cost slightly more. i accept paypal payments only. thanks!

hyde park vintage's inaugral post

greetings from austin, ya'll.

having become greatly frustrated with eBay as a way of selling the interesting pieces i come across in my frequent thrift store adventures, i have turned to blogspot instead. i will be listing both vintage and pre-loved items here, for whomever might be interested, where ever you are. questions may be directed to hydeparkvintage@gmail.com

relevant information: for those outside of the US wishing to purchase items, i am willing to ship most places although it may cost slightly more. i will be happy to discuss shipping costs upon the purchase of an item. payment for items may be made via paypal only. returns are accepted, but the buyer must pay the cost of shipping to return the item. i will do my best to accurately measure garments as well thoroughly inspect them for flaws and provide pictures of such, so hopefully returns will not be necessary.