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Vintage 1950s Pendleton Turnabout w Quirk - Reversible Plaid Wool Skirt - Emerald to Sapphire Size XS

Regular price £31.00 GBP
Regular price Sale price £31.00 GBP
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•Highlights: has a quirk (read condition report!) and priced for that; high waist; classic A-line shape set with pleats; reverses to a different plaid; beautifully made textile as you'd expect from the brand -- see late 1950s ad!

•Colors: one side features sapphire hues, the reverse more of an emerald green -- a different look on each side

•Fabric(s): wool

•Lined: no

•Closures: metal zipper

•Designer/Labels: Pendleton + Pendleton patented Turnabout labels, + Lipman Wolfe & Co. 'Caliente' Sportswear label

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About a modern size XS; please allow room for fit and ease as desired

Waist about 24" -- button can be moved slightly to get 25"
Hips full
Length about and has original hem turned up


Very good vintage shape with some light signs of previous use. Cleaned. 50-60+ years old.

To note, though: for whatever reason, this Pendleton doesn't have the regular two-sided zipper. It has a one-sided metal Talon zipper. So I had trouble closing it on the dress form when the sapphire side was displayed. You could swap out or reverse the zipper, or maybe it's easier to close on a person? At any rate, I'm selling for the emerald side, knowing that to display the blue side may present some difficulty.

It's a fair price, given it originally retailed for $30 back in the day. The Pendleton mill these days charges around $290 for the sole pleated skirt in their current line. I lived right by the mill and used to gawk at their beautiful products all the time...beautiful, and out of my price range!


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