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Vintage 1940s Noir Babe's Princess Coat - Rare WINE RED Documented 1948 Wool Gabardine Deco Half Belt Overcoat w Bakelite Buttons Size M to L

Regular price $418.00 CAD
Regular price $557.00 CAD Sale price $418.00 CAD
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•Highlights: stabby collar; boldly padded shoulder; princess seams; beautiful Deco wine/black carved Bakelite buttons down front; fitted waist; tapered sleeves w small stabby notches; soft drape to rear bodice and a sweeping skirt

oof, these are htf in any color, but in this 1940s burgundy/wine red, c'mon!, I'm dyin'! 

See 1948 ad I found of same coat!

ShopPay is available to pay in four installments, no interest is charged and item ships out with first installment

•Fabric(s): wool gabardine exterior, satiny acetate interior

•Lined: fully

•Closures: buttons

•Designer/Labels: Gaylife, California Originals...cute label w palm trees :)


Fits range

Please allow room for fit and ease and any clothing layered under it. Should suit M to possibly snug L

Bust (underarm area measured flat on exterior, then doubled) to about 42" 

Waist 32"/taut 33" taut

Hips to about 44"

Length about 47 1/2" and has 1" hem

Shoulder to waist about 16"

Shoulders seam to seam about 17 1/8"

Sleeves about 24 1/2"


Great vintage condition with minor signs of previous use and her age. No blatant issues, tears, or stains. Cleaned. 70+ years old.

To note: some subtle imperfections picked up during normal wear. A little scrape here and there in the fabric, or a tiny pick or pinhole at hem's edge...that kind of thing. See photos for examples. These things are subtle and don't catch the eye when worn, but do remember: this was once somebody's hard-working winter coat. :)

This came to me missing plain cloth buttons, and I added these perfectly matching 1940s carved Bakelite buttons, which to my eye add more value and style and also match better with the rear belt's two buttons, which are plain burgundy plastic.

The lining has some faint scattered signs of wear. Nothing noticed when worn or critical.


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Vintage is sold as-is and all sales are final. All vintage garments will show signs of previous wear and use, including deadstock and unworn pieces. We take extra care to note and/or photograph any imperfections we find. You can read our thousands of happy reviews on Etsy and eBay for an idea of the quality and high standards we strive to keep.



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