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The Vintage Fashion Guild™ (VFG) is an international organization dedicated to the promotion and preservation of vintage fashion.
The Vintage Fashion Guild™ (VFG) is an international community of people with expertise in vintage fashion. VFG members enjoy a wealth of resources, avenues for promoting their shops and specialties, and camaraderie with others who share a common interest and passion.
The Ann Colby trademark was registered in 1941 by Colby Classics, a Boston wholesale manufacturer of women’s clothing located in the heart of the garment district in the art deco Hudson building on 75 Kneeland St. They were sold at Filene’s, Jordan Marsh, Marshall Field and other department stores across the country. Many of their dresses were in pastel colors and were embroidered at the hip pockets and had pearls and sequins at the neckline. Ann Colby frequently used “Tropic Sea-Lin”, a linen-look viscose that was said to be guaranteed washable, crease-resistant, preshrunk. The company was dissolved in 1980.
Written by Vintagiality
Courtesy of Vintagiality
from a 1950s dress