1970s Saks SFAntastic Ivory & Pale Yellow Down Feather Maxi Coat
This is a wonderful full length feather coat by what I believe was an in-house label for Saks Fifth Avenue during the late 1970s and into the early 1980s. It is made entirely from angle set rows of soft and fluffy down feathers. The color of the feathers range from a pale ivory white to feather that have a touch of pale yellow to them and the variation runs through the coat. The photos have lightened the feel overall by just a touch and in person, depending on the light you are in, it has a bit more depth to the colors. The cut is loose and easy and it is open down the front with just a single hook and eye at the top of the neck. The inside is lined in an ivory toned satin that keeps the overall effect to a monotone. If you look at the photos you will see that there is a deeper ivory color fabric edge at the bottom hem. This is actually a tacked on bit of fabric that covers the hem to keep it safe and clean. Once this finds it new owner this can be removed and the feathers will go to the very edge of the hem. This would have been there since it was first put out for sale and shows that it was never worn. This may have originally been meant as a hostess/evening pajama piece but serves as a fabulous evening coat now. These can be styled for high, sexy glamour or keep it soft and romantic. These coats can top absolutely anything from jeans to an evening dress, making them an extremely versatile piece to have in your wardrobe. It is a timeless piece of instant glamour. Excellent condition.
Fully lined in an ivory satin and has a four hook & eye spaced out along the front. The feathers range from white to ivory to a pale yellow and there is only very minimal, normal shedding so string and stable. These were cut to drape and they will fit a variety of sizes as he feathers expand and contract a bit once one according tot he person underneath. Note that feather pieces are final sale.
Shoulders: approx 17"
Bust: to 22" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist to hips: open
Length: 59" from neck to hem
Modern Sizing Equivalent: XS-LRG
I have a small collection of historically important, key designer labelled vintage furs, fur trimmed & feather pieces stored away in my archives that I will be slowly posting on the site over the next couple of years until I have none left. I will no longer be buying furs for the shop moving forward and have not purchased anything for several years now. I feel like times have changed and while there still is a place for vintage furs for some, including collectors and historians, many modern girls are choosing other options. Many of the pieces in my collection are representative of the designer during a set time period in history that was different then our modern outlook. I have decided that the best course to handle this controversial issue is to let the pieces I have go rather then sit in a cold storage unit. All fur coats, fur trimmed & feather pieces are final sale
This garment has been professionally cleaned, pressed and is odor free. Thoroughly checked over before shipping, it will be ready to wear upon arrival.
Setting up a layaway is super easy and we are happy to provide this service!
Here's how deposits work on a standard layaway:
- We require three equal payments of the layaway total. You will be invoiced for the first amount upon request
- payment two of the remaining balance will be billed two weeks from the date of the initial deposit.
- The final payment is due two weeks after the second payment and shipping will be billed on this invoice as well.
- items less then $500, or that are on sale, require a 50% deposit with the final payment due in two weeks from the date of deposit
We offer flat rate Standard UPS shipping worldwide. All shipping options are displayed at checkout in the pull down menus provided.
Want it faster?
We offer flat rates for expedited and express shipping options - these will also display at check out and can be selected with the drop down menu during the checkout process.
Please review all measurements carefully. More often than not, vintage garments do not fit any size category exactly. If in doubt, measure a garment of your own that fits and is a similar cut and compare it's measurements to the listed measurements below.