Victoriana Blouse Label

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  1. Teisha

    Teisha Registered Guest


    I need help dating this label 'Victoriana' of Canada blouse, as well as any information anyone has on this company.

    Thanks so much,


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  2. Retro Ruth

    Retro Ruth Administrator Staff Member

    1970s I believe.

    Partly because of the style - 1970s romantic Victorian revival - and partly those multicoloured Canadian care symbols were mainly a 1970s thing.

    Very nice blouse
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  3. Teisha

    Teisha Registered Guest

    1970's romantic Victorian revival! What a dreamy era. Thanks Ruth!

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  4. Retro Ruth

    Retro Ruth Administrator Staff Member

    The sleeve style is called leg-o-mutton btw
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  5. lkranieri

    lkranieri Trade Member

    THIS might be a resource for information about your Victoriana blouse, as you can see that even though your label is a bit different, the word Victoriana is the same.

    EDITED TO ADD: When I went back to check this link, it did not take me to the exact page. Let me find it again.

    Well, until I can get the exact URL, here is a screen print, which may be hard to read. I can email you the larger image if you send me your email address through a message to Inbox above.

    Last edited: Jun 22, 2020
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  6. Rue_de_la_Paix

    Rue_de_la_Paix Trade Member

    Very pretty. and if Leg O Mutton (which is a correct term) does not sound appealing these days, you can use the French term "Gigot" sleeve which sounds more romantic.
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  7. Teisha

    Teisha Registered Guest

    Lovely! Thanks for the romantic touch!

  8. Jonathan

    Jonathan Trade Member

    I'm not sure if that is the same Victoriana Company, because the blouse looks older than 1988 to me. The coloured care symbols were in use from the early 70s until 2003, but that Victorian repro style blouse looks really early 80s to me. Is there a CA number on the label?
  9. lkranieri

    lkranieri Trade Member

    Jonathan, this US trademark info has an even later start date, but that may be because this design is a later iteration of the OP's label. As I noted earlier, though, the word Victoriana is the same. Is there some Canadian number/info in the text that will help you find information for the OP?
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  10. Retro Ruth

    Retro Ruth Administrator Staff Member

    Interesting. I see them in the UK too, but only ever on 70s clothing . I didn't realise they'd gone on for so long in Canada.
  11. Teisha

    Teisha Registered Guest

    Isn't it possible that you cannot find the information of the brand via the internet? There is no number on the garment that would link it to that company.

  12. lkranieri

    lkranieri Trade Member

    Because the script “Victoriana” is identical to the word on your label, I am comfortable with the assumption that it is by Victoria McFarlane. If you are not as comfortable attributing it to her, why not try searching for her on the internet and if you can find contact information for her, ask if your blouse is one of her designs.
    Last edited: Jun 24, 2020
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  13. Retro Ruth

    Retro Ruth Administrator Staff Member

    Yes the font is an exact match.

    But it doesn't mean there wasn't an earlier version of the trademark, before the one Lynne has found. In my experience Trademark records aren't always complete.
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