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The House of Nu Mode Toronto

Discussion in 'PUBLIC Vintage Fashion - Ask Questions Get Answers' started by Susan999, Jun 22, 2022.

  1. Susan999

    Susan999 Registered Guest

    I have acquired a maxi dress with this label, but I am having difficulty in dating it. Paisley print makes me think 60s 70s, but the pinking sheared seams make me wonder if it's earlier? Have uploaded some photos, hoping someone can help. Many thanks . 20220622_181256.jpg 20220622_180540.jpg 20220622_180700.jpg 20220622_181256.jpg 20220622_180700.jpg 20220622_180848.jpg 20220622_180700.jpg
     
  2. poppysvintageclothing

    poppysvintageclothing VFG Board Member Staff Member VFG Past President

  3. Jonathan

    Jonathan VFG Member

    Nu-mode was founded in 1950 by Fred Singer (the youngest of 13 children from a Polish-Jewish family who had immigrated to Toronto in c. 1900), and his cousin Henry Zagdanski, a Holocaust survivor who came to Toronto in 1946. They ran the company as a small operation until they were bought out by Dylex Diversified in 1967. They continued to manage the company, which grew into a large manufacturer, until 1997 when the two original owners sold out to a former employee, Saul Greenberg. The company had troubles surviving WTO competition from countries with cheap labour, and finally closed in 2019.
     
  4. Midge

    Midge Super Moderator Staff Member

    I'd go with 70s too on this one - love the paisley print!

    Great information, Jonathan! I had a really cute Nu-mode dress from the later 70s that I had bought at a secondhand shop in Toronto and wore for several years.
     
  5. poppysvintageclothing

    poppysvintageclothing VFG Board Member Staff Member VFG Past President

  6. Susan999

    Susan999 Registered Guest

    Thank you very much
     
  7. Susan999

    Susan999 Registered Guest

    Great info many thanks
     

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