Help Dating and Identifying Dream Dress!

Discussion in 'PUBLIC Vintage Label Q & A' started by Mollzonmarz, Aug 31, 2019.

  1. Mollzonmarz

    Mollzonmarz Registered Guest

    38BE2A6B-5561-4424-A022-B95C7D247B61.jpeg 38BE2A6B-5561-4424-A022-B95C7D247B61.jpeg 7E3EF7E4-D625-42BA-A160-C7A7F34F615A.jpeg 5AF9BDF0-DD6D-4C2F-86BC-E2E9D90ECB73.jpeg F90678AA-07F1-47A4-89AC-BECF0F79A630.jpeg I recently purchased a breathtakingly gorgeous dress (I literally want to live in the thing!❤️) from a local thrift shop and have been having a pretty tough time researching the dress maker (Addy's Oakland Calif). I'm also curious to know more about the Pearl adornments on the shoulders and bust area. I'm pretty sure the dress was produced sometime in the 40's but would also love any additional insights/confirmation of the timeline. I've posted photos of the dress itself, label, and zipper. Thanks so much for your help!
     
  2. lkranieri

    lkranieri Trade Member

    I found a Feb. 1945 advertisement announcing Addys Epperson, owner for four years of the store formerly named Lillian’s, was changing the name of her Oakland CA store to Addys’ so your very nice dress dates to after Feb. 1945.
     
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  3. poppysvintageclothing

    poppysvintageclothing Administrator Staff Member

    That is a stunner. Not sure when that sort of overlay bodice, after the war? I would think Addy's would have been a shop.

    I just noted the ad found by Lynne...for the shop.
     
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  4. Mollzonmarz

    Mollzonmarz Registered Guest

    This is so wonderful!! How did you stumble upon this? Thank you so much
     
  5. lkranieri

    lkranieri Trade Member

    I found it in a newspaper database to which I subscribe.
     
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  6. Mollzonmarz

    Mollzonmarz Registered Guest

    Very cool. So neat to learn about where these pieces came from.
     
  7. bluevelvetvintage

    bluevelvetvintage Trade Member

    Oh my. I'm swooning over that dress!
     
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  8. Mollzonmarz

    Mollzonmarz Registered Guest

    Me too sister, me too! ❤️
     
  9. Metro Retro Vintage

    Metro Retro Vintage Trade Member

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