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1960s Bonnie Cashin Sand Leather Suit


Bonnie Cashin singlehandedly made leather an acceptable, if not thoroughly chic, material for proper clothing in the 50s. Not because she was some biker mama but because she knew that leather could stop wind dead in its tracks and it was durable as anything. Cashin was nothing if not practical, you see, and if it looked good but didn't perform, she wasn't interested. She was also adamant about getting her way. In the 60s, when Philip Sills suggested that Bonnie split her ponchos open and put in fasteners along the placket because women would not want to mess their hair, she stood her ground and refused. The world came around and women with long hair didn't mind pulling on outerwear over their heads. She put purses on the linings of coats and backpacks on the backs of jackets but she also designed some of the most fantastic handbags you'll ever own. Her exquisite sense of propriety in fashion and her down-to-Earth sensibilities make her the ultimate thinking woman's designer; a real woman's woman. A leather suit? Maybe nothing noteworthy these days but back then? Very progressive. Sand lamb leather cut into a band-collared jacket and full skirt. Fastening along the placket with prong closures, the seams are angled so they form a slit pocket on either side of the navel, looking very smart when you have your hands tucked. The skirt fastens at the side with a snap and hidden zipper and, of course, has deep pockets on both sides. We love the jacket worn open to reveal a hooded Bonnie Cashin bodysuit underneath and a skinny shoestring leather belt from Moo Moo Leatherworks in Brooklyn. Made for Sills, both pieces are lined in silk crepe de chine. Bust measures up to 40", shoulder to shoulder 16", outer sleeve 20" and length 28". Skirt has a 31.5" waist, 38" hips and is 22.5" long. Both pieces are in excellent condition. $520.00

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1960s Bonnie Cashin Taupe Leather Overskirt


Oh Bonnie Bonnie Bonnie. So smart, so styllish, so wearable. One of the bigggest questions we get asked is whose closet we would raid and the answer is Bonnie. Goldie Hawn ranks up there too because, well, she was so totally iconic and hot but Bonnie wins because she is still so modern. One to absolutely practice what she preached, Bonnie didn't walk around in corseted waists and stiletto heels while espousing comfort and style for her clients - clients were supposed to want to be Bonnie. Bonnie could draw influence from any street, any person (man or woman) and make it her own. Her reinterpretation of traditional layering in countries like Japan and India weren't rip-offs, she made them accessible to our American lifestyle. You can wear a painfully simple Martin Margiela cotton dress with flat Capezio canvas ballet shoes and add a vintage Bonnie Cashin overskirt to create a fashion vibe that would have The Sartorialist chasing you down the street for photos. Taupe leather that is tissue-thin, backed in a tiny red and black plaid cotton. Snaps at the waist and lays open to reveal your skirt underneath, there are signature big pockets on either side and a beautiful tulip hem in back. Made for Sills, the waist measures 26" and length 25.5". Excellent condition. sold

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1960s Bonnie Cashin Pink Wool Boucle Jacket


Of all the Bonnie Cashin colors in the Sills rainbow, pink is always a perennial favorite. But Bonnie didn't do just one shade of pink - noooooooooo. She did everything from strawberry ice cream to American Beauty rose, each one as close to nature as any human could ever get. She approached color with the eye of a painter and texture with the touch of a blind woman whose entire world is judged by how it feels in the hand. A gorgeous soft blue-pink wool boucle jacket trimmed in baby pink leather. Swinging out at the hem and closing along the placket with a row of brass turnlocks, the pockets "lock" and are extra deep so you can opt for no purse (but who in the hell would pass on the opportunity to show off great vintage accessories?). Welted square seams at the armhole and gathered along the upper back to form a feminine yoke, this is gorgeous with a red Sonia Rykiel skirt and Edmundo Castillo slingbacks. Bust up to 42", shoulder to shoulder 16", outer sleeve 23.5" and length 31". Excellent condition. $605.00

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1960s Bonnie Cashin Plaid Noh Coat


What better accessory does a woman need than the first flowers of Spring surrounding her on a romp through Central Park with the old pooch? Don't have a dog? Borrow one. There are plenty of friendly little fellows that would appreciate a little female company, but don't borrow too many dogs at once or you'll look like one of those freak dogwalkers with eighty baggies full of poo and a tangle of leashes. When you look like that, you could be wearing Geoffrey Beene HIMSELF as a backpack, and all people are going to see are those dogs. One or two dogs, maybe golden-hued or pale, like a lab, a really great Bonnie Cashin coat, Goat cord pants and a pair of pistachio Delman ballet flats. The clasic Noh coat with a shawl collar and large mushroom leather buckle high over the solar plexus. Muted in shades of deep wheat, mushroom and ivory, it is trimmed in mushroom leather with slighter longer-than-elbow-length sleeves and demilune pockets at both hips. A fuzzy mohair and wool blend, the weave is open so this is truly a spring and autumn coat, best layered for any warmth - it's more of a looks thing. Made for Sills and Co, this will fit a 6 or petite 8 with a length of 36". Excellent condition. sold

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I'll have more later. I have a lot of these saved on my computer because I love Bonnie Cashin's designs.

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Me too! The colors of her designs in winter would be such a relief in a grey city.

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VINTAGE BONNIE CASHIN MOHAIR COAT.

This is a delicious confection from Bonnie Cashin---the woman who the world annoints "The Inventor of American Sportswear." Though Cashin coats are all beautifully executed, some are more somber, others more playful. This particular coat is in rich shades of cranberry red, moss-emerald green, deep gold, and silvery gray, which together form an effect that glimmers in the light. The leather trim is black and the coat ties with a front leather tie (as seen in the picture above). The bust measures 44", waist: 44", hips: 48", sleeve length: 18", overall length: 38". It's in excellent condition.
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1960s Bonnie Cashin Belted Checked Wool Boucle Coat


It's quite possible to only buy Bonnie Cashin coats and still have a closetful of outerwear that represents all your moods and styles. And that's because Cashin herself was a complex woman with many diverse talents and interests. You can be Ronnie Spector in a black leather car coat with turnlock closures one day and Doris Day wholesome the next in pale wool boucle. An oversized straw and white wool check coat, trimed in sand leather with a skinny shoestring belt. Fastens along the placket with turnlocks, there are deep demilune pockets at both hips. Made for Sills, pair this wth knit separates from Goat and flat camel boots. Unlined, the bust measures up to 42", shoulder to shoulder 15", outer sleeve 22" and length 36". Excellent condition. $495.00

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1960s Bonnie Cashin Cream Leather Tunic

There were two sides to Bonnie Cashin's personality that are clearly evident in her designs. One is the practical straight shooter and other a playful little imp. This is Cashin impishness at its finest - a cream lambskin tunic that comes over the head and buckles at the sides with an oversized leather and brass buckle. We love this with everything from a short Cacharel dress to a vintage Anne Klein wool skirt and a turtleneck. Backed in cream Jasco wool jersey, it was made for Sills and has a bust of 36" and is 27" long. Excellent condition. sold

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1960s Bonnie Cashin Coach Tobacco "Feedbag" Purse

It's that time of day when a little metaphor is in order - you are the horse and this is your feedbag, but instead of just icky old dry oats, we'll let you pretend that it's stuffed with credit cards whose statements never come to your house but always get paid. So after you've chewed your way through Bloomingdale's, you can move on to Barney's and then, even though you're a little full, you finish off at the bottom with Bergdorf Goodman. It is also the only time we're going to say "strap one on" to a woman, we promise. A tobacco leaf-brown calf feedbag by Bonnie Cashin for Coach. Absolutely perfect with a pale pink cashmere wrap coat and little Dior camel leather gloves a la Gwyneth Paltrow in "The Talented Mr. Ripley". Lousy movie, great clothes. Lined in striped signature cotton, there are two pockets, curving around the interior wall of the bag, and little feet on the bottom to protect the leather. Perky but not cutesy and the ultimate bag to compliment Cashin's colorful clothing. Measures 23" around and 14.5" high, including the handle. Excellent condition. sold

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1970s Bonnie Cashin Pink Leather Trench


Owning a piece of Bonnie Cashin will change the way you view shopping - forever. When you have a chance to get close to her thoughtful design and practical details, you'll be suddenly nauseous when confronted with high-maintenance clothes. And very much like the husband and wife team at Courreges, Bonnie Cashin had an eye for crystalline color; her pinks are always pure pink, never peach. Her reds are perfectly balanced between blue and yellow and her browns mimic fallen leaves and rich topsoil like no other. A true Bazooka-pink lamb leather coat with a small buckle high on the collarbone, belted wrists and an oversized collar to turn up at the first sign of a chilly breeze. Closes with a pink leather sash belt and has deep demilune pockets so you can go bagless if you choose. To wear over a Missoni wool poloneck dress or a baby blue cashmere Lucien Pellat-Finet sweater and Courreges lilac wool trousers, the combination of the color and rugged leather is a winner. Lined in baby pink silk crepe, this was made for Philip Sills. Bust 38", shoulder to shoulder 15.5", outer sleeve 24" and length 41". Excellent condition. sold

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1970s Bonnie Cashin Geometric Red Wool Coat

Bonnie Cashin's coats for Sills and Co. come in every imaginable color and pattern. And the best thing about all of them is that they're uniquely Cashin, with textiles that were exclusively hers. To wear over a baby blue and lilac wool sailor weater and a pink Sonia Rykiel crepe skirt, this geometric weave coat is an upbeat layer. Cherry red, magenta, purple, deep orange and caramel are strong but not bright. Pin a giant Marjan Pejoski crocheted pink skeleton brooch on the lapel and tie the suede shoestring belt in back as a narrow bow, you will find yourself wanting to wear this with lots of diferent things when everyone else is reaching for navy, camel, black, black, black. Trimmed in red suede behind the collar, placket and trimming the edges, the belt holds to the waist with polished brass keepers. Demilune pockets at both hips, the coat is typically unlined with flawless finising on the inside because Bonnie insisted that her coats look amazing from every angle (even the ones nobody could see). Fastens along the placket with a row of brass turnlock closures, the bust measures up to 42", shoulder to shoulder 14.5". outer sleeve 23.5" and length 43". Excellent condition.

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1960s Bonnie Cashin for Coach Flat Leather Bag


Bonnie Cashin's bags for Coach were unlike any other modern bags. If you look at each one individually, you might think, "That's too small for me. I need a huge bag!", which means you've missed the point entirely. Notice the small Cashin bags have different handles, although the bags might be the same - why? Well, you were supposed to layer your Coach bags and she designed different handles, of varying lengths, so when clutched in the hand, they hung at different heights. One bag for change and credit cards - one for your lipstick and cel-phone, bla bla bla. It's brilliant and takes up no more room or no more hassle than lugging around one giant bag (which she also designed so it's not really about the designs of the times). This elongated matte black pebbled pigskin bag has a small outer pocket and main compartment with big snap closures. Unlined, as the very early Cashin for Coach bags are, it has a long black skinny leather strap and orginal leather key fob. Measures 7.5" wide by 11" high with a single 17" handle. Excellent condition with the exception of some minimal plating loss and tarnishing to the frame. sold

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1960s Bonnie Cashin Brown and Slate Boucle Coat

Bonnie Cashin's fabrics for Sills are as wonderful as her cut and construction. Regularly travelling to foreign textile houses, Bonnie commissioned the best weavers and dyers to custom craft her unique tweeds and boucles. So while you may find duplicate fabrics in the collections of two vastly different designers, you will only find a Cashin textile in a garment that has a Cashin label. A luxuriously tactile chunky wool boucle plaid in cinnamon brown, slate grey, dark taupe and ivory trimmed very dark browny grey leather. The wonderful belt closes at different intervals with signature brass turnlock closures and is independent of the coat so you can wear this belted, as shown, or as a straight line from shoulder to hem. Stand-up band collar and hidden snaps behind the placket, there are deep demilune pockets at both hips, lined in silk crepe. Bust measures up to 44", shoulder to shoulder 15.5", outer sleeve 23" and length 40". Excellent condition.

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1970s Bonnie Cashin Twill Coat with Fur Collar

The thing that separates Bonnie Cashin from almost every other designer is her ability to articulate a relaxed, casual attitude through the language of fashion. There is never a need for high falutin' accessories, heels or pretension. Unfortunately, the typical American wardrobe is ridiculously sloppy. When the hell did comfort become synoymous with wearing pajamas? Take all those nasty sweats you've got and throw them away - replace them with Cashin clothing immediately! This khaki-hued cotton twill coat will appeal to women who normally wouldn't consider vintage. Trimmed in beige leather, it closes along the placket with signature turnlock closures for one-handed fastening. Lined in beige acrylic fleece for warmth, the collar is ringed in fluffy tanuki fur to keep the chill from creeping down your lovely neck. It just goes to show that being practical doesn't mean you can't be stylish too. Made for Sills and Co., the bust measures 40", shoulder to shoulder 16.5", outer sleeve 22.5" and length 46". Excellent condition with the exception of color wear along the leather trim from prior dry cleaning. sold

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