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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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KAREN WILLIS HOLMES sequin embroidered back wedding dress, size 10
May 30, 7:00 PM AEST
KAREN WILLIS HOLMES sequin embroidered back wedding dress, size 10
by Lawsons
Est: AUD300- AUD500
AUD9012 Bids
ZIMMERMANN candescent parakeets tiered gown, size 1
May 30, 7:00 PM AEST
ZIMMERMANN candescent parakeets tiered gown, size 1
by Lawsons
Est: AUD150- AUD250
AUD18011 Bids
COMMES DES GARCONS cream wrap detail chiffon skirt, size L
May 30, 7:00 PM AEST
COMMES DES GARCONS cream wrap detail chiffon skirt, size L
by Lawsons
Est: AUD80- AUD120
AUD708 Bids
Dries Van Noten, silk kaftan dress
Jun 04, 12:00 PM AEST
Dries Van Noten, silk kaftan dress
by Gibson's
Est: AUD200- AUD300
AUD2207 Bids
ZIMMERMANN fringe paisley mini skirt, no size label, waist 34cm
May 30, 7:00 PM AEST
ZIMMERMANN fringe paisley mini skirt, no size label, waist 34cm
by Lawsons
Est: AUD60- AUD80
AUD507 Bids
ISABEL MARANT sequin beaded sleeve leather belt peasant dress, size 38
May 30, 7:00 PM AEST
ISABEL MARANT sequin beaded sleeve leather belt peasant dress, size 38
by Lawsons
Est: AUD150- AUD250
AUD606 Bids
ZIMMERMANN black lace maxi dress with pearl front detail, size 1
May 30, 7:00 PM AEST
ZIMMERMANN black lace maxi dress with pearl front detail, size 1
by Lawsons
Est: AUD100- AUD200
AUD1006 Bids
JADORE gold sequin evening dress, size 10
May 30, 7:00 PM AEST
JADORE gold sequin evening dress, size 10
by Lawsons
Est: AUD100- AUD200
AUD1106 Bids
ROMANCE WAS BORN quilted puff skirt, no size label, minimal piling, waist 33cm
May 30, 7:00 PM AEST
ROMANCE WAS BORN quilted puff skirt, no size label, minimal piling, waist 33cm
by Lawsons
Est: AUD80- AUD120
AUD456 Bids
MARY KATRANTZOU multi coloured strapless mini dress, size 8
May 30, 7:00 PM AEST
MARY KATRANTZOU multi coloured strapless mini dress, size 8
by Lawsons
Est: AUD60- AUD80
AUD405 Bids
ZIMMERMANN moncur drape dress, size 0
May 30, 7:00 PM AEST
ZIMMERMANN moncur drape dress, size 0
by Lawsons
Est: AUD150- AUD250
AUD605 Bids
Blossom Jaffa - 5.2m - Total RRP $884, Composition 70% Viscose 30% Cotton - Width 140cm
May 28, 7:00 PM AEST
Blossom Jaffa - 5.2m - Total RRP $884, Composition 70% Viscose 30% Cotton - Width 140cm
by Lawsons
Est: AUD80- AUD120
AUD405 Bids
CAMILLA daintree dreaming lace up shirred waist flowy dress, size S
May 30, 7:00 PM AEST
CAMILLA daintree dreaming lace up shirred waist flowy dress, size S
by Lawsons
Est: AUD100- AUD150
AUD705 Bids
BRUNELLO CUCINELLI Cream cashmere bead detail jumper, size XXL
May 30, 7:00 PM AEST
BRUNELLO CUCINELLI Cream cashmere bead detail jumper, size XXL
by Lawsons
Est: AUD60- AUD80
AUD355 Bids
MARNI VINTAGE ruffle wrap rose skirt, size 42
May 30, 7:00 PM AEST
MARNI VINTAGE ruffle wrap rose skirt, size 42
by Lawsons
Est: AUD60- AUD80
AUD705 Bids
MM6 pleated asymmetric black cotton dress, size L, with tags
May 30, 7:00 PM AEST
MM6 pleated asymmetric black cotton dress, size L, with tags
by Lawsons
Est: AUD100- AUD200
AUD504 Bids
ROMANCE WAS BORN venus blouse, size 12, with tags
May 30, 7:00 PM AEST
ROMANCE WAS BORN venus blouse, size 12, with tags
by Lawsons
Est: AUD80- AUD120
AUD304 Bids
ROMANCE WAS BORN wildflower pleated cape dress in multicolour, size 6
May 30, 7:00 PM AEST
ROMANCE WAS BORN wildflower pleated cape dress in multicolour, size 6
by Lawsons
Est: AUD100- AUD200
AUD304 Bids
ZIMMERMANN sunray pleat blush cream belted dress, size 0P
May 30, 7:00 PM AEST
ZIMMERMANN sunray pleat blush cream belted dress, size 0P
by Lawsons
Est: AUD150- AUD250
AUD454 Bids
RICK OWEN black suede leggings, size stretched waistband, size 10
May 30, 7:00 PM AEST
RICK OWEN black suede leggings, size stretched waistband, size 10
by Lawsons
Est: AUD40- AUD60
AUD354 Bids
ZIMMERMANN silver evening top, size 1
May 30, 7:00 PM AEST
ZIMMERMANN silver evening top, size 1
by Lawsons
Est: AUD70- AUD90
AUD404 Bids
ACNE STUDIOS navy wool mini dress, size 36
May 30, 7:00 PM AEST
ACNE STUDIOS navy wool mini dress, size 36
by Lawsons
Est: AUD100- AUD150
AUD253 Bids
ZIMMERMANN karmic embroidered tunic dress in burgundy, size 1
May 30, 7:00 PM AEST
ZIMMERMANN karmic embroidered tunic dress in burgundy, size 1
by Lawsons
Est: AUD150- AUD200
AUD303 Bids

Sellers Who Sell Women's Clothing


Denise Ryan Auction Co.

Denise Ryan Auction Co.

Theodore Bruce Auctioneers & Valuers

Theodore Bruce Auctioneers & Valuers

Gibson's

Gibson's

Lawsons

Lawsons