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Jonathan Logan was a popular manufacturer of younger women’s dresses – geared to the young, but not the super trendy, usually classic and dressy. The company was founded in 1944 by David Schwartz as a small company with ten employees. The designer in the early days was Dorris Varnum, and in the late 1950s Jeanne Carr was the designer. By 1966 Jonathan Logan had become one of the largest ready to wear companies in the USA.

Jonathan Logan eventually became a collection of fourteen different brands, each geared to a different consumer group. Youth Guild and Butte Knit were two of their lines. Bleeker Street was created by Jonathan Logan in late 1966 to promote the Carnaby Street Boutique popularity. It was in existence until about 1974.

In the late 1960s, David Schwartz’s son Richard was made the head of Jonathan Logan. In 1985 the Schwartz family sold their interest in the company.

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from a late 1940s new-look era dress  - Courtesy of coutureallurevintage.com

from a late 1940s new-look era dress

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from a 1950s dress - Courtesy of thespectrum

from a 1950s dress

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from a rare 1960s men's guayabera shirt - Courtesy of Straylight Vintage

from a rare 1960s men’s guayabera shirt

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from a mid 1960s shirtdress - Courtesy of mumublu

from a mid 1960s shirtdress

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from a 1960s beaded sweater - Courtesy of Midnight Glamour

from a 1960s beaded sweater

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from a late 1960s dress - Courtesy of vintageclothesline

from a late 1960s dress

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from an early 1970s dress - Courtesy of fuzzylizzie.com

from an early 1970s dress

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from a 1970s maxi dress  - Courtesy of coutureallurevintage.com

from a 1970s maxi dress

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from a 1970s dress  - Courtesy of pinupdresses.com

from a 1970s dress

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from a c. 1973 dress  - Courtesy of chezmov

from a c. 1973 dress

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hangtag from 1973 dress  - Courtesy of chezmov

hangtag from 1973 dress

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from a 1970s day dress (hangtag)  - Courtesy of mags_rags

from a 1970s day dress (hangtag)

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