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Designer Clothing

For brand-conscious types who appreciate luxury apparel, nothing compares to designer clothes. From off-the-rack clothing to custom-made couture, there's something for everyone to be found on the auction block.

Designer clothing takes many forms. There are labels like Yves Saint Laurent, who took what were traditionally considered to be masculine looks and converted them into beautiful, feminine creations. And colorful, ultra-modern pieces by Pierre Cardin, the Italian-born Frenchman appreciated for his futuristic, avant-garde designs.

There are also fashion basics, including leggings and blazers, by Donna Karan, founder of the DKNY label. Karan's concept of dressing is based on Seven Easy Pieces, a handful of interchangeable staples that form the foundation of an entire wardrobe. Stylish suits and separates for men and women are made by influential designers such as Giorgio Armani, who revolutionized the use of fluid, lightweight fabrics to clean, tailored looks with a classic feel.

Everything from vintage labels dating to the golden era of haute couture to contemporary stars of the ready-to-wear world are common sights at auction.


Quick Facts

  • A 1966 Mondrian-inspired black and yellow Yves Saint Laurent dress was auctioned off at Christie’s in England in December 2013 for £30,000. The dress is believed to be a gift to Madame la Baronne Guy de Rothschild of the aristocratic European banking family
  • In 2011, an auction at Augusta saw a period (1920-1949) zoot suit with characteristic long jacket and balloon-style pants in a cream striped wool go for an incredible $78,000
  • In November 2014, a Augusta Auction Company sale of an early 1920s multicolored silk beaded dress by London-trained French designer Madeleine Vionnet achieved a hammer price of $90,000

Recommended Items at Auction

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An Issey Miyake gents black wool jacket size Small.
Jul 02, 7:00 PM AEST
An Issey Miyake gents black wool jacket size Small.
by Lawsons
Est: AUD80- AUD120
AUD13010 Bids
Fantastic Suede Dress by Gucci
Jun 27, 9:00 AM EDT
Fantastic Suede Dress by Gucci
by Apple Tree Auction Center
Est: $0- $0
$1009 Bids
Gucci Floral Snake Print Silk Midi Dress
Jul 14, 12:00 PM EDT
Gucci Floral Snake Print Silk Midi Dress
by Auctions at Showplace
Est: $400- $600
$3507 Bids
St. John Evening By Marie Gray
Jun 27, 9:00 AM EDT
St. John Evening By Marie Gray
by Apple Tree Auction Center
Est: $0- $0
$1307 Bids
Gucci, Italy: Black Faux Feather Jacket, Silk Lining, Full Length Sleeves, Hook & Eye Closure
Jun 27, 11:00 AM AEST
Gucci, Italy: Black Faux Feather Jacket, Silk Lining, Full Length Sleeves, Hook & Eye Closure
by Theodore Bruce Auctioneers & Valuers
Est: AUD400- AUD600
AUD4006 Bids
Simon Kessel, Germany: Vintage Tan Leather Casual Jacket, Decorative Pleating to Front, Two Slit Pockets
Jun 27, 11:00 AM AEST
Simon Kessel, Germany: Vintage Tan Leather Casual Jacket, Decorative Pleating to Front, Two Slit Pockets
by Theodore Bruce Auctioneers & Valuers
Est: AUD60- AUD80
AUD605 Bids
St. John Evening Dress
Jun 27, 9:00 AM EDT
St. John Evening Dress
by Apple Tree Auction Center
Est: $0- $0
$305 Bids
Business Loungewear by St. John
Jun 27, 9:00 AM EDT
Business Loungewear by St. John
by Apple Tree Auction Center
Est: $0- $0
$355 Bids
Paul Smith, London: Camel Two Button Blazer, Floral Binding to Interior, Three Flap Pockets
Jun 27, 11:00 AM AEST
Paul Smith, London: Camel Two Button Blazer, Floral Binding to Interior, Three Flap Pockets
by Theodore Bruce Auctioneers & Valuers
Est: AUD60- AUD80
AUD705 Bids
An Issey Miyake Gents Dark grey suit size M
Jul 02, 7:00 PM AEST
An Issey Miyake Gents Dark grey suit size M
by Lawsons
Est: AUD60- AUD80
AUD455 Bids
An Issey Miyake Forest Green two piece dress and trouser ensemble. Size 8
Jul 02, 7:00 PM AEST
An Issey Miyake Forest Green two piece dress and trouser ensemble. Size 8
by Lawsons
Est: AUD100- AUD200
AUD454 Bids
A Dolce & Gabbana two piece black evening ensemble. Size 46.
Jul 02, 7:00 PM AEST
A Dolce & Gabbana two piece black evening ensemble. Size 46.
by Lawsons
Est: AUD80- AUD120
AUD404 Bids
A pair of Jean Muir blue Palazzo pants.in size 12 with elastic waistband.
Jul 02, 7:00 PM AEST
A pair of Jean Muir blue Palazzo pants.in size 12 with elastic waistband.
by Lawsons
Est: AUD40- AUD60
AUD404 Bids
Merino Wool Navy Pull Over Sweater
Jun 27, 9:00 AM EDT
Merino Wool Navy Pull Over Sweater
by Apple Tree Auction Center
Est: $0- $0
$203 Bids
DSquared2, Canada: White Jumper with Perforated Panelling, Navy Pipping, Red Logo, U Neck
Jun 27, 11:00 AM AEST
DSquared2, Canada: White Jumper with Perforated Panelling, Navy Pipping, Red Logo, U Neck
by Theodore Bruce Auctioneers & Valuers
Est: AUD80- AUD120
AUD503 Bids
Calvin Klein Puffer Vest Sleeveless Animal Print
Jun 27, 7:00 PM AEST
Calvin Klein Puffer Vest Sleeveless Animal Print
by Bargain Hunt Auctions
Est: AUD0- AUD0
AUD303 Bids
Alexander McQueen, England: Blue Cotton Denim Pinstripe Low Rise Jeans, Pockets, Zip
Jun 27, 11:00 AM AEST
Alexander McQueen, England: Blue Cotton Denim Pinstripe Low Rise Jeans, Pockets, Zip
by Theodore Bruce Auctioneers & Valuers
Est: AUD80- AUD120
AUD453 Bids
Alexa Chung for AG, UK: White Cotton Long Sleeve Sweatshirt Black 'A' Graphic
Jun 27, 11:00 AM AEST
Alexa Chung for AG, UK: White Cotton Long Sleeve Sweatshirt Black 'A' Graphic
by Theodore Bruce Auctioneers & Valuers
Est: AUD60- AUD80
AUD453 Bids
Emilio Pucci Designer Dress & Shirt 4pc LOT Sz 44
Jun 26, 12:00 PM EDT
Emilio Pucci Designer Dress & Shirt 4pc LOT Sz 44
by Hill Auction Gallery
Est: $100- $1,000
$1003 Bids
Vintage Ralph Lauren Equestrian Sweater
Jun 27, 9:00 AM EDT
Vintage Ralph Lauren Equestrian Sweater
by Apple Tree Auction Center
Est: $0- $0
$303 Bids
Yves Saint Laurent, France: Black Semi-Sheer Turtleneck, Long Sleeve
Jun 27, 11:00 AM AEST
Yves Saint Laurent, France: Black Semi-Sheer Turtleneck, Long Sleeve
by Theodore Bruce Auctioneers & Valuers
Est: AUD100- AUD200
AUD703 Bids
Boys Nike & Weatherproof Vintage Clothing SZ.4
Jun 29, 7:00 AM PDT
Boys Nike & Weatherproof Vintage Clothing SZ.4
by California Auction Company LLC
Est: $0- $0
$203 Bids

Sellers Who Sell Designer Clothing


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