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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.
Lord & Taylor was started as a dry goods store in 1826, and is one of the oldest department stores in America. Its founders were Samuel Lord and George Washington Taylor. The store grew, moving to increasingly larger stores on Broadway and by 1850 had begun manufacturing some of the merchandise offered in the store. They moved to Fifth Avenue in 1914.
In 1932, Lord & Taylor VP Dorothy Shaver became one of the first to promote the fashions of American designers by name. Before this time, many of the best US designers were anonymous, as many preferred the prestige brought by a French frock. As a result of Lord & Taylor ads, names like Elizabeth Hawes and Muriel King became well known.
In 1986, Lord & Taylor was bought by the May department store chain. As a cost-cutting measure, May closed over thirty Lord & Taylor stores. At its height, there were 86 stores in the Lord & Taylor chain.
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from a mid 1930s evening dress
from a pair of 1930s step-ins
from a 1950s dress
from a 1950s skirt
from a 1950s dress - price coding
from a 1950s reversible silk/cashmere scarf
from a 1950s bathrobe
from a late 1950s man's shirt jac
from a 1950s jacket
from a 1960s satin gown
from a 1960s hat
from a 1960s jacket
from a 1960s suit
from a mid 1960s jacket
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from a 1970s maxi skirt
from a pair of 1970s trousers
from a 1980s dress
from a 1990s man's sport coat