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Originala was one of the better suit and coat houses located on Seventh Avenue in New York. It was started in 1941 by the Bader Brothers. Through the years, several well known designers worked at Originala: Marc Bohen (who went on to design at Dior) was there in 1958, Ilie Wacs was the head designer from 1964 through 1972, and Louis Dell’Olio worked there from 1971 through 1974. It was one of the most expensive coat lines made at the time. In the late 1960s, the coats averaged about $500.

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from a 1960s coat - Courtesy of

from a 1960s coat

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