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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LOT OF WOMENS CLOTHES SIZE LARGE TO XL
Oct 25, 12:00 PM EDT
LOT OF WOMENS CLOTHES SIZE LARGE TO XL
by Aether Auctions
Est: $0- $0
$123 Bids
A Vivienne Westwood three-piece lustre denim suit,
Oct 20, 10:00 AM BST
A Vivienne Westwood three-piece lustre denim suit,
by Sworders
Est: £150- £200
£1402 Bids
A group of Victorian clothing and useful fabrics, mainly 19th century,
Oct 25, 10:30 AM BST
A group of Victorian clothing and useful fabrics, mainly 19th century,
by Kerry Taylor Auctions
Est: £150- £250
£1202 Bids
A broderie anglaise summer dress, circa 1918,
Oct 25, 10:30 AM BST
A broderie anglaise summer dress, circa 1918,
by Kerry Taylor Auctions
Est: £120- £180
£902 Bids
MAISON MARGIELA MM16 - WOOL BLAZER - 2008 ca
Oct 25, 3:00 PM CEST
MAISON MARGIELA MM16 - WOOL BLAZER - 2008 ca
by Bertolami Fine Art
Est: €70- €100
€401 Bid
ANNABELLE PARIS - EVENING DRESS - 70s
Oct 25, 3:00 PM CEST
ANNABELLE PARIS - EVENING DRESS - 70s
by Bertolami Fine Art
Est: €100- €200
€651 Bid
SHORT CAPE - 30s
Oct 25, 3:00 PM CEST
SHORT CAPE - 30s
by Bertolami Fine Art
Est: €150- €250
€1301 Bid
Nine dinner dresses, 1930s,
Oct 25, 10:30 AM BST
Nine dinner dresses, 1930s,
by Kerry Taylor Auctions
Est: £200- £300
£1601 Bid
A group of mainly daywear in autumnal shades, early 1920s-30s,
Oct 25, 10:30 AM BST
A group of mainly daywear in autumnal shades, early 1920s-30s,
by Kerry Taylor Auctions
Est: £250- £400
£2001 Bid
An orange satin evening gown, 1912-1913,
Oct 25, 10:30 AM BST
An orange satin evening gown, 1912-1913,
by Kerry Taylor Auctions
Est: £150- £250
£1201 Bid
Eight dresses, mainly in shades of burnt-orange and black, 1940s,
Oct 25, 10:30 AM BST
Eight dresses, mainly in shades of burnt-orange and black, 1940s,
by Kerry Taylor Auctions
Est: £250- £400
£2001 Bid
A group of 19 silk day/dinner wear, mainly circa 1928
Oct 25, 10:30 AM BST
A group of 19 silk day/dinner wear, mainly circa 1928
by Kerry Taylor Auctions
Est: £300- £500
£2401 Bid
ESCADA SPORT PASLEY TWIN SE SZ M
Oct 25, 4:00 PM EDT
ESCADA SPORT PASLEY TWIN SE SZ M
by DejaVu Estate Sales & Auctions
Est: $100- $125
$201 Bid
ST JOHN PINK ZIP UP KNIT SWEATER SZ P
Oct 25, 4:00 PM EDT
ST JOHN PINK ZIP UP KNIT SWEATER SZ P
by DejaVu Estate Sales & Auctions
Est: $70- $100
$301 Bid
Michel Pellus (b.1945) Figural Red Dress Painting
Oct 27, 12:00 PM EDT
Michel Pellus (b.1945) Figural Red Dress Painting
by Hill Auction Gallery
Est: $100- $1,000
$500 Bids
FERRARIO - EVENING DRESS AND BOLERO - 30s
Oct 25, 3:00 PM CEST
FERRARIO - EVENING DRESS AND BOLERO - 30s
by Bertolami Fine Art
Est: €150- €300
€1300 Bids
ELSA SCHIAPARELLI - WOOL DRESS - 40s
Oct 25, 3:00 PM CEST
ELSA SCHIAPARELLI - WOOL DRESS - 40s
by Bertolami Fine Art
Est: €150- €250
€1300 Bids
AIAZZI FANTECHI - WOOL CREPE DRESS - 60s
Oct 25, 3:00 PM CEST
AIAZZI FANTECHI - WOOL CREPE DRESS - 60s
by Bertolami Fine Art
Est: €70- €100
€450 Bids
LANCETTI - LAME’ DRESS - Mid 60s
Oct 25, 3:00 PM CEST
LANCETTI - LAME’ DRESS - Mid 60s
by Bertolami Fine Art
Est: €80- €100
€800 Bids
SEQUINED DRESS - 60s
Oct 25, 3:00 PM CEST
SEQUINED DRESS - 60s
by Bertolami Fine Art
Est: €70- €100
€600 Bids
FERNANDA PANCANI - COTTON DRESS - 60s
Oct 25, 3:00 PM CEST
FERNANDA PANCANI - COTTON DRESS - 60s
by Bertolami Fine Art
Est: €100- €200
€800 Bids
ZECCA - SILK DRESS - 1939/1941
Oct 25, 3:00 PM CEST
ZECCA - SILK DRESS - 1939/1941
by Bertolami Fine Art
Est: €100- €200
€600 Bids
FABIANI - CREPE DRESS - Late 60s
Oct 25, 3:00 PM CEST
FABIANI - CREPE DRESS - Late 60s
by Bertolami Fine Art
Est: €70- €100
€700 Bids
PINA DRUSIAN - CREPE EVENING DRESS - 60s
Oct 25, 3:00 PM CEST
PINA DRUSIAN - CREPE EVENING DRESS - 60s
by Bertolami Fine Art
Est: €150- €200
€1300 Bids

Sellers Who Sell Women's Clothing


Bertolami Fine Art

Bertolami Fine Art

Kerry Taylor Auctions

Kerry Taylor Auctions

Abell Auction

Abell Auction

DejaVu Estate Sales & Auctions

DejaVu Estate Sales & Auctions