Friday, December 18, 2009

6 Guinea Ensembles - Inexpensive Gown Dept. -1932

Lots of good details here, each of these have cool sleeve action going on!


  1. At that time, there were 21 shillings to the British pound, which was worth about $6.00 US. That means that this dress was being sold for $37.80, which was almost twice what a female office worker was making in the US at the time. This was definitely luxury goods.

  2. Wow, That bit about Inexpensive Gown Dept. is from the ad. I wonder what the Expensive Gown Dept. sold?