Vintage Textiles

Modern Vintage Chicago giving a shout-out for handbags

CHICAGO — Vintage handbags galore will be offered up during the April 16-17 Modern Vintage Chicago show. Some of the exclusive handbag collections you’ll see include: Adrienne Astrologo, Lady Bag International – Adrienne wrote the Rizzoli book on handbags and will be showcasing a huge collection of vintage Louis Vuitton, Gucci,...

Caroline Ashleigh Blog: Kate Middleton Dress Sells for over $125,000

A dress worn by Prince William’s fiancee Kate Middleton at a university fashion show in 2002, which reportedly sparked the royal’s interest in his bride-to-be, fetched $105,000. Including commission, the see-through mesh slip dress designed by Charlotte Todd sold for 78,000 pounds ($126,000). It had been expected to sell for 8,000-10,000...

American Indian artifacts hoard up for auction

I just got an Antique Trader auction alert from ProxiBid and Iron Horse Auctions this morning. Of course I had to go check out what was available in this online sale. (Iron Horse Auctions is AuctionZip auctioneer #8405.) (I just love online auction catalogs, don’t you?! They make antiques and collectibles...

Indy Ad Show experiences another ownership change

INDIANAPOLIS — Bruce and Donna Weir have assumed full responsibility of the Indy Ad Show from partners Doug and Sandra Moore. The Indy Antique Advertising Show is held twice each year at the Indianapolis Fairgrounds. Run by B&D Promotions, the event has a loyal following of both customers and dealers, as...