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Saybury was a loungewear label owned by the New York-based manufacturer, Elias Sayour Company. The business was founded by first generation Syrian immigrant, Elias Sayour in 1926. It specialized in making in robes, dusters, bed jackets, and housecoats.

In the late 1930s and early 1940s Saybury garments were designed by Evelyn Pearson, who later founded her own successful loungewear business. In 1948 the company introduced the short-lived label, Saybury Junior. This junior’s line was only advertised through 1950. However, by the mid-1960s the trend towards more casual fashions allowed Saybury to expand by offering another youth-oriented lounging line, Gigette, which included styles that were intended to be worn both in and out of the home.

In the following decade the company continued to adapt to changing fashions by hiring known designers and acquiring established labels. By 1972 Saybury had purchased Stella Fagin, a popular loungewear label originally founded by Fagin in the 1940s. In the early 1970s both Jon Haggins and Gilda Togher designed for the Stella Fagin label. During this era Patti Cappalli designed the Saybury line. From 1973 to 1975 Bill Tice designed a high-end label for Saybury called Bill Tice for ESP. The Saybury label continued to be used in Garments through the 2000s.

Written by Jennifer Binns of Hollie Point Vintage

See also, Evelyn Pearson