10 November 2009

Thrifting, Vintage and Style-Labels to look out for!!

Following on from my previous thrifting post last month, many of you may well be chomping at the bit to go and find a designer bargain-but do you know your labels?

Well to get you started, here is a fairly comprehensive list of past and present International designers you should be looking out for!!

Haute Couture labels, past and present, include:

Balmain, Balenciaga, Chanel, Christian Lacroix, Christian Dior, Givenchy, Jean Paul Gaultier, Louis Feraud, Nina Ricci, Thierry Mugler, Valentino, Worth and Yves Saint Laurent.

Worldwide Labels include:

Alaia, Alexander McQueen, Bill Blass, Chloe, Claude Montana, Diane Von Furstenberg, Dolce & Gabbana, Emilio Pucci, Escada, Fendi, Giorgio Armani, Gucci, Helmut Lang, Hermes, Herve Leger, Isaac Mizrahi, Issey Miyake, Jil Sander, John Galliano, Karl Lagerfeld, Lanvin, Loewe, Louis Vuitton, Marc Jacobs, Marni, Missoni, Michael Kors, Miu Miu, Moschino, Oscar de la Renta, Prada, Ralph Lauren, Roberto Cavalli, Roland Mouret, Salvatore Ferragamo, Sonia Rykiel, Stella McCartney, Versace, Viktor & Rolf

UK Labels include:

Aquascutum, Betty Jackson, Bruce Oldfield, Burberry, Christopher Kane, Jaeger, Jasper Conran, Jean Muir, John Rocha, Joseph, Julien MacDonald, Katherine Hamnett, Luella, Margaret Howell, Matthew Williamson, Mulberry, Nicole Farhi, Temperley, Vivienne Westwood, Zandra Rhodes, Terry De Havilland

Older Labels include:

Annacat, Biba, Bill Gibb, Body Map, Bus Stop, Gerald McCann, Gina Fratini, Hardy Amies, Janice Wainwright, Jean Varon aka John Bates, Laura Ashley, Marion Donaldson, Mary Quant, Norman Hartnell, Ossie Clark, Pam Hogg, Quad, Quorum, Radley, Patrick Kelly, Stephen Sprouse

USA Labels include:

Calvin Klein, Donna Karan, Ralph Lauren, Norma Kamali, Todd Oldham, Tommy Hilfiger, Vera Wang, Zac Posen, Zang Toi

Other International Labels of note include:

Alice McCall, Ann Demeulemeester, Cerruti, Christian Francis Roth, Dries Van Noten, Georges Rech, Leonard, Paganne, Martin Margiela, Cacharel, Hugo Boss, Marc Cain, Strenesse, Alessandro Dell'Acqua, Giambattista Valli

Feel free to print this off and take out with you when you thrift and hurrah for any of you who have successfully thrifted any of these labels-definitely worth keeping hold of these beauties!!

19 comments:

Fashion_Loving_Stylist said...

You are always so wonderfully informative. Thanks for this post.

janettaylor said...

Hi Sharon,

Great post! I would like added this Uk label - Terry de Havilland! One of my fav shoe designer. ;-)

XoXo

Meg said...

Good luck to everyone in finding designer deals!

Leah said...

Very informative.

one of 365 said...

Sharon, this was really cool because I thought I knew my labels, but the smaller names were an enigma and I have googled some of them and their wares are gorgeous. These are often the real finds because if someone like me who is in fashion doesn't know the label, than the old bird in the charity shop won't either and it will be 50p! How did you get so savvy about fashion? I am curious to know about you madame! Is it just a passion or do you have a degree? Because girl, you seem to know way more than a fashion editor on a magazine! Another helpful and fun post! xoxoxoxo

Wildernesschic said...

Great post .. Love a good vintage find .. I really like 1950's evening boned bustiers, have been lucky to find a few in my life time xxx

Winnie said...

I love this! I feel completely refreshed with my label knowledge now :)

It reminds me that I always cringe a little when people mispronounce labels. I have a friend who professed her love for Louboutin...or rather, 'Lew-Boo-Tin' the other day. Maybe I should have corrected her...

Eri said...

Bring on the bargains!

UnoCosa said...

hiya! Sharon, thank you so much for all your lovely comments :D - this is a very wonderful post - very resourceful!!

xx

WendyB said...

Good list. It's always sad when someone passes up on the buy of the century because she doesn't know what she's looking at!

bryna said...

great post!

jess said...

This is a great list.

e.l. said...

good info to know!

Anny said...

Oh my goodness, this is like a garage saling cheat sheet. I only recognize the american names :P

SR@MyStyle said...

Hi there-thanks for all your great comments, so pleased some of you have found this list useful, good luck tracking those bargains!!

Marian said...

fab label list Sharon!
xx
marian

Siljesfashion said...

Great post! Thanks for sharing your wisdom with us, you always score the most amazing deals! Hope you are having a great week!

Caroline said...

Now there speaks a woman who knows her fashion labels!

SR@MyStyle said...

Hi ladies-thanks so much!

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