Autumn and Winter wear are being cleared to make room to unpack. The plan is to reduce the proportion of bulky garments in the collection.

Unpacking continues when there is time and space and this page is updated as we go. At this rate everything will be unpacked by the middle of 2020


Most of the clothes were selected to put into storage and so are in excellent condition. They have not been picked through so there is an original range of sizes.


A few damaged and stained clothes are available separately.


I am sometimes asked if we buy clothes.  No, but we will swap for pieces of similar value to add to the core of the collection which is being retained. There is too much here to keep everything.


The sample photographs on the 1970's to 1800's top menus give an idea of what's here. They are not for sale individually.



Contact John for details.

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clearing out to make more room to unpack

  • maxi dresses - velvet, lurex, and psychedelic day and evening wear.1960's to 1970's

  • men.s and women’s woollen coats and jackets

  • fur fabric (faux fur) coats and jackets !950’s to 1960’s

  • Men’s and women’s velvet and corduroy jackets

  • Harris tweed jackets

  • woollen dresses 1930’s to 1970’s

  • velvet and corduroy pants, skirts and dresses 1960's to 1980's

  • Men’s and women’s shoes 1970’s to 1980’s

  • ladies’ hats 1950’s to 1960’s

  • mohair

  • mens' tweed, wool and gabardine suits, coats and jackets – 1930's to 1970's

  • kilts

  • mens' and Ladies' woollen coats from the 1920's to the 1980's

  • ladies' knits – jumpers, cardigans, beaded & embroidered & sequinned cardigans, mohair, dresses, skirts, pants.

  • 1980's woollens

  • ladies' suits, jackets

  • retro velvet jackets.

  • denim jackets 1960's, 1970's. 1980's

  • ladies raincoats and trench coats 1950's, 1960's and 1970's

  • leather coats, jackets, pants, skirts, vests, suits and motor-cycle jackets and outfits. 1930s to 1980's

  • faux fur wraps and shawls

  • capes

  • formal wear – tux, tail, morning and frock. Suits, coats and trousers + ties scarves shirts,

  • ladies' jackets, suits pants and skirts corduroy 60's, 70's 80's

  • a couple of dozen teens velvet and cord 60's, 70's and 80's pants

  • fur fabric coats and jackets - 1930's 40's, 50's and 60's

  • beaded. embroidered and sequinned cardigans 1950's and 60's and a few 70's.

  • dozens of ladies shoes 70's and 80's

  • men's suits, coats and jackets 1930's to 60's

  • men's velvet and cord 60's and 70's jackets, suits, pants and flares.

  • Kilts and jackets.

  • 1930's to 1960's felt hats.

unpacked and accessible now

  • hundreds of all kinds of ladies jackets from 1950's to 1970's and a few 1980's

  • wool dresses from 1930's to 1980's – mostly high end.

  • mohair jumpers

  • wool scarves and shawls, mohair shawls

  • ladies' skirts – plain, psychedelic, long, short, business.

  • 100's of maxis in a range of autumn and winter weight fabrics including velvet, brocade, and lurex – glam, psychedelic, flowing cottons 1960's and 1970's


  • vests, cufflinks, top-hats, braces

  • vests

  • crochet vests and jackets.

  • 100's of winter maxi dresses

  • ladies evening coats 1950's, 1960's and 1970's

  • denim jackets . . .1970's – 1980's

  • clearance racks - - tops, jumpers, skirts, blouses,dresses and mens' and women's jackets and bomber jackets . ..1970's – 1980's

  • ski pants – mens' and womens' 50's to 70's

  • A few 80's autumn and winter weight coats, tops, jackets, jumpers, pants and dresses


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  • clothes hangers Victorian to 1960's.

  • odds and ends that might suit a market stall.


accessible with a few days notice

  • 100's. of straw and felt hats1950's and 60's

  • dressing gowns from 1920's to 1970's

  • blouses and tops

  • A few marked, worn or faded clothes that might be useful for fabric remodelling or restoration

  • wedding dresses 1920's to 1950's – including silk and rayon crepes and satins and brocades and cotton laces . . . . . .1960' s - 70's maxi and short and barefoot bride.

  • Bridal hats and shoes

  • Men's Victorian to 1960's formal wear barathea tails and dinner suits.

  • dozens of light weight tailored 1960's to 70's dinner suits and tails

  • A few dozen antique and vintage leather and pressed board school cases, wooden and tin trunks, kit-bags, suitcases, hat boxes.

  • Fashion books from early 1800's to 19

  • straw 1950's and 60's hats

  • 1950's perming hair driers in cases

  • vanity cases

  • thousands of ties from 1910’s to 1980's

  • .1970's brightly coloured crochet vests

  • handbags

  • 100s of vests from Victorian to 1980's

  • dozens of 1960s rayon brocade cheongsam dresses

  • 100's 1930's to 1970's ladies day and evening tops and blouses – lurex, lace, broderie anglais, psychedelic, ethnic, embroidered, crochet, silk, cotton, , , , ,

  • dresses from the 1930's to the 1970's and a few 80's - including high end labels

  • CURTAINS – Victorian to 1960's - printed cotton 40's and 50's, chenille, patterned chenille, velvet, brocade, lace.

  • Marcella bedspreads

  • Hundreds of shoes from Victorian to 1970's

  • plus sizes - dresses, tops, coat, jackets - 1940s to 1980's

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accessible soon . .

  • summer maxis (hundreds)

  • summer weight day and evening dresses, blouses and skirts 1940's 1950's 1960's (thousands)PLUS SIZES - dozens of 1940s to 1980's dresses and tops

  • 100s of summer and Spring-weight evening coats and swing coats, , , , lurex, silk, rayon, cotton, , , , brocade, lace, crepe, velvet, , , , psychedelic, striped, geometric, floral , , , , 1950's, 60's and 70's

  • Dozens of Victorian, Edwardian and 1920's garments – coats, dresses, dressing gowns, corsets, jackets, suits, skirts, blouses, bodices, camisoles.

  • 100's of evening and day dresses – 1950s to 1970s

  • dozens of corsetry and undergarments 1930's to 60's

  • hundreds of sleep wear including nighties and negligees from Victorian to 1960's

  • hundreds of cotton, silk ,rayon and celanese negligees, dressing gowns, nighties, and underwear from Victorian times to the 1950s.

  • unopened cosmetics in original packaging and dressing table bric a brac .

  • Hundreds of 1930s and 1940's day and evening dresses blouses and other garments.

  • A few children’s clothes 1940's to 1970's

  • Hundreds of Victorian to 1970's garment for restoration

  • jewellery

  • 100's of Victorian to 1980s glasses and sunglasses

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  • thousands of buckles and buttons.

  • Victorian to 1950's straight and round racks -

  • Victorian and 1920's heads

  • Edwardian, 40's and 50's display torsos

  • Display cabinets and drawers.

  • Marcella bedspreads

sold out (a few more may turn up later)

  • reproduction Victorian, Edwardian and 1920's costume

  • 1990’s clothes and accessories

  • Edwardian to 1970’s poker-work handbags

  • 30's to 70's full bodied mannequins

  • 1970's and 80's Recency revival and Steam Punk wedding dresses

  • 1980's and 1990's wedding dresses



The sample photographs on the 1970's to 1800's top menus give an idea of what's here. They are not for sale individually.


Subscribe on the side menu for Email updates for single items when they become available. As soon as someone takes large quantities to wholesale or retail I will let you know.