Talk about RARE! This one is a real treasure. Cotton comfort with smocking detail and vintage shell buttons in back. There’s an embroidered cotton tag inside the neck from the high-end department store retailer Lord & Taylor.
Love finding old things from Saks Fifth Avenue, too. They’re always nice. No babies at home for me, but how could I resist?
Several decades ago, little girls (and boys) were routinely dressed in beautifully-made clothing of very high quality – even it it came from a mid-priced store. Mothers enjoyed dressing themselves and their children nicely and it wasn’t such a competitive brand-driven thing like today.
If I were parenting a child, it would be so much fun to dress him/her in true vintage, along with myself! Yes, these garments take a little more care, but the rewards . . . . . . . . . . .
MORGANA MARTIN, THE MAGICVINTAGESPY