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Women's Clothing

Vintage women's clothing is in high demand in auction circles. Culled from boutique closeouts, displays, estates, and the overstuffed closets of fashion-obsessed celebs and socialites, clothing auctions brim with offerings that often see competitive bidding.

From pieces rooted in formal European glamour to nostalgic '90s classics spawned by hip-hop and grunge, the vast range of periods and styles available offers something for every taste and sensibility.

At auction, connoisseurs find a steady stream of barely-worn vintage clothing, museum-quality antique apparel, and old, never-sold pieces. These often include gently-used Balenciaga bags, box-new Manolo Blahniks, and once-worn couture gowns by the likes of Christian Dior, Oscar de la Renta, and Halston.


Quick Facts

  • Prime clothing pieces sell in the four or even five-figure range, sometimes more. In 2011, Marilyn Monroe's "The Seven Year Itch" white subway dress sold for more than $5.6 million in a Beverly Hills auction
  • In July 2015, a red polka dot dress worn in the 1934 film "Stand Up and Cheer" by child star Shirley Temple sold for $75,000 at a Kansas city auction organized by Theriault's
  • In a June 2015 Kennedy family lot, Nate D. Sanders Auctions sold a cream-patterned maternity dress worn by Jacqueline Kennedy in 1960 while she was pregnant with her son John F. Kennedy Jr. for $10,000

Recommended Items at Auction

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A TWO PIECE PURPLE VELVET SUIT
Jul 25, 4:00 PM AEST
A TWO PIECE PURPLE VELVET SUIT
by Lawsons
Est: AUD250- AUD350
AUD708 Bids
VINTAGE WOOL BLEND CAPE AND SKIRT SET
Jul 25, 4:00 PM AEST
VINTAGE WOOL BLEND CAPE AND SKIRT SET
by Lawsons
Est: AUD60- AUD80
AUD456 Bids
CHRISTOPHER ESBER BEIGE RUCHED TOP, size 8
Jul 25, 4:00 PM AEST
CHRISTOPHER ESBER BEIGE RUCHED TOP, size 8
by Lawsons
Est: AUD80- AUD120
AUD405 Bids
Camilla green renaissance print caftan with underbust drawstring, size S/M
Jul 25, 4:00 PM AEST
Camilla green renaissance print caftan with underbust drawstring, size S/M
by Lawsons
Est: AUD100- AUD200
AUD605 Bids
Zimmerman, Australia: White Lace Jumpsuit, 100% Silk, Deep V Neckline, Tiered with Fringe, Long Sleeve, Tassel Tie Waist, Lined
Jul 31, 6:00 PM AEST
Zimmerman, Australia: White Lace Jumpsuit, 100% Silk, Deep V Neckline, Tiered with Fringe, Long Sleeve, Tassel Tie Waist, Lined
by Theodore Bruce Auctioneers & Valuers
Est: AUD140- AUD160
AUD1805 Bids
REBECCA VALLANCE Magdalena Puff Sleeve Black dress., Never worn with tags .SIZE 8,
Jul 25, 4:00 PM AEST
REBECCA VALLANCE Magdalena Puff Sleeve Black dress., Never worn with tags .SIZE 8,
by Lawsons
Est: AUD150- AUD250
AUD353 Bids
ZIMMERMAN BIKINI AND SHEER SILK COVERUP, size 0
Jul 25, 4:00 PM AEST
ZIMMERMAN BIKINI AND SHEER SILK COVERUP, size 0
by Lawsons
Est: AUD250- AUD350
AUD603 Bids
COS BLACK LEATHER TOP, size 36
Jul 25, 4:00 PM AEST
COS BLACK LEATHER TOP, size 36
by Lawsons
Est: AUD40- AUD60
AUD253 Bids
LADIES SOCKS VARIOUS
Jul 25, 4:00 PM CDT
LADIES SOCKS VARIOUS
by McCurley Auction Company
Est: $0- $0
$33 Bids
SHEER BLUE FLORAL MIDI-LENGTH DRESS size 6-8
Jul 25, 4:00 PM AEST
SHEER BLUE FLORAL MIDI-LENGTH DRESS size 6-8
by Lawsons
Est: AUD20- AUD40
AUD202 Bids
WOMENS LU LU CHEUNG BLACK COCKTAIL DRESS
Jul 25, 4:00 PM AEST
WOMENS LU LU CHEUNG BLACK COCKTAIL DRESS
by Lawsons
Est: AUD30- AUD50
AUD202 Bids
OROTON GREEN MINI DRESS
Jul 25, 4:00 PM AEST
OROTON GREEN MINI DRESS
by Lawsons
Est: AUD70- AUD90
AUD202 Bids
LADIES SOCKS...VARIOUS
Jul 25, 4:00 PM CDT
LADIES SOCKS...VARIOUS
by McCurley Auction Company
Est: $0- $0
$22 Bids
A BLACK ELLERY CRINKLE CREPE LONG SLEEVE DRESS
Jul 25, 4:00 PM AEST
A BLACK ELLERY CRINKLE CREPE LONG SLEEVE DRESS
by Lawsons
Est: AUD40- AUD60
AUD202 Bids
(115pc) Men's & Women's Winter Clothing
Jul 20, 10:00 AM MST
(115pc) Men's & Women's Winter Clothing
by EJ'S Auction & Appraisal
Est: $0- $0
$102 Bids
Alice + Olivia, Australia: Green 100% Silk Skirt, Semi Sheer, Pussy Bow, Long Bell Sleeves, Button Closures
Jul 31, 6:00 PM AEST
Alice + Olivia, Australia: Green 100% Silk Skirt, Semi Sheer, Pussy Bow, Long Bell Sleeves, Button Closures
by Theodore Bruce Auctioneers & Valuers
Est: AUD80- AUD120
AUD452 Bids
Group of 3 Vintage Sequined and Beaded Womens Accessories
Jul 27, 9:00 AM CDT
Group of 3 Vintage Sequined and Beaded Womens Accessories
by Matthew Bullock Auctioneers
Est: $30- $300
$151 Bid
2 Traditional Palestinian Woman's Dresses, Early/Mid 20th C.
Jul 31, 11:00 AM EDT
2 Traditional Palestinian Woman's Dresses, Early/Mid 20th C.
by Material Culture
Est: $200- $400
$1001 Bid
A collection of four 1990s dresses. A gold bias-cu
Jul 26, 11:00 AM BST
A collection of four 1990s dresses. A gold bias-cu
by Ewbank's
Est: £60- £80
£601 Bid
LAFAYETTE 148 NAUTICAL PRINT100% SILK BLOUSE
Jul 22, 5:00 PM EDT
LAFAYETTE 148 NAUTICAL PRINT100% SILK BLOUSE
by DejaVu Estate Sales & Auctions
Est: $100- $200
$301 Bid
A Ginger & Smart blue sequinned mini skirt, size 10
Jul 25, 4:00 PM AEST
A Ginger & Smart blue sequinned mini skirt, size 10
by Lawsons
Est: AUD80- AUD120
AUD151 Bid

Sellers Who Sell Women's Clothing


Theodore Bruce Auctioneers & Valuers

Theodore Bruce Auctioneers & Valuers

Lawsons

Lawsons

Ewbank's

Ewbank's

McCurley Auction Company

McCurley Auction Company