Sunday, August 26, 2012

New Arrivals

A bevy of beauties with our brand new price tags!
1950's Autumn Haze party dress, waist 24".

Available in store and in our etsy shop.
1950's Beautime party dress in peacock blue. Waist 26".

available in store and in our etsy shop, comes with matching jacket!
1950's coral splendor prom dress, waist 26".

available in store and in etsy shop. 
Super sexy late 50's metallic gold brocade and chiffon cocktail dress. Waist 28".

1920's burnout velvet flapper dress in teal blue.

Available in store and in our etsy shop.

 Just a small sampling of what you'll find inside Xtabay.  I have been out of town this past week and am feeling revived and ready to start putting out the "Fall Collection".  I can't wait to show off the collection of Vintage Bonnie Cashin pieces I recently acquired--most of which have original tags and have never been worn!  Stay tuned...

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Scaasi Couture Gown From 1959

 My friend Margit's mother owned this Scaasi couture gown and coat and wore it to the grand opening of the downtown Portland Hilton in January of 1961. The gown is actually from Scaasi's 1959 collection and is featured in the book "Scaasi Cut Above".  Margit gave me the book to go along with the dress.

I have had the pleasure of selling some of Margit's mother's other Scaasi dresses as well. Below are a couple you may recognize from the past couple years...

 So I'm sad to say this is the last of Margit's mother's Scaasi dresses. It pains me to see this one go, and I wish it fit me. Like the others that I've have sold in the past I would need to remove a couple ribs to get into it. So this week it will be up for sale. Thanks to Margit for trusting me with her mother's exquisite collection.

The gown will be available to purchase in our ETSY shop and in the bridal salon.

Please email me at with any questions.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

My Favorite Things...

1960's Ice Blue Cupcake dress by Lorrie Deb, waist 26", 248. Perfect with our favorite new Tocca fragrance Violette.
Spectacular 1950's Steel Blue silk couture hat by Lorie of New York.  148.
Late 50's black satin cocktail dress with turquoise rosette and dangling buds--who doesn't want to wear dangling buds?! By Jackie Morgan. Waist 26". 248.
Gorgeous 1960's silk chiffon coral gown. 248. Waist 26". The Yma Sumac- inspired candle from Tocca! How excited was I when I discovered the Xtabay Goddess had her own candle?!
My favorite 60's cardigan to come in in a long time. How cute are those velvet rosettes? Sweater by Rosanna, size small. 98.
Exquisite 1950's-maybe 40's sparkling straw hat with whirling feather and perfect veil. 125.
So many pretty dresses being shipped all over the world this week!

My favorite customer of the week, my niece Maggie!
See anything you can't live without? Feel free to call us at 503-230-2899 with any questions. We ship all over the world!

Thanks for looking!

Friday, August 3, 2012

New Arrivals

1950's Cotton Eye-let Cotillion Wedding dress, waist 24" available in our Etsy shop and in the bridal salon.
Amazing avant-garde 40's silk faille cocktail dress paired with a 40's Schiaparelli hat. Dress available in our Etsy shop, hat coming soon!
1960's Christian Dior silk 2 piece dress with fabulous collar details. Coming soon to our Etsy shop. 
Classic 50's Petite Lilli Ann wool/cashmere coat with best lining ever! Available in our etsy shop and in store.

Just a few of my favorite things to come in this past week. All are currently available in the shop and in our Etsy store.

Call us at 503-230-2899 with any questions or to schedule an appointment in our luxurious bridal salon. The bridal salon is open on Saturdays to the public from 11am -5pm so feel free to stop by and check it out.

Thanks for looking!