Saturday, November 22, 2008

Reader Question - Christian Dior Belt

Hi! I received an email this morning from blog reader Jamie, who is trying to find info on a recent purchase. Here is her letter, please post reply below or you can email her directly -


I am thrift store addict and recently purchased this Christian Dior
belt for about 60 cents. I usually try to research my purchases
on-line but really haven't found anything about this leaf buckle belt.
It has Christian Dior 1840 stamped in gold on the belt lining (I think
you can see this in the picture). The leaf buckle has a clasp that
attaches in the middle. Does anyone know anything about this belt
(time period for one thing)?

Thanks again,
Jaime




5 comments:

Darlene said...

I'm not an afficionado, but that belt looks rather 80's to me, if I had to isolate a decade. Is there a Dior web-site for questions such as these? Sorry I can't be more help.

Jaime said...

Thanks Darlene, I will try directing my search to 80's Dior and see if I find anything. I haven't found a Dior web-site for such questions but I will try harder. Thanks again!

The Dusty Dog Vintage Boutique said...

Here'a a really great site for vintage label research.
http://www.vintagefashionguild.org/

They have a whole area of their site dedicated to labels and how to date:
http://www.vintagefashionguild.org/component/option,com_alphacontent/Itemid,100/

If you find no info specific to your belt on the label search, go to their forums, go to Public Vintage Fashion Q&A, post the pic and ask them for help. The experts there are fantastically helpful!

Best of luck!

Sincerely,
Tara
The Dusty Dog Vintage Boutique
http://www.thedustydog.etsy.com
http://the-dusty-dog-vintage-boutique.blogspot.com
http://www.the-dusty-dog.com

mermel said...

Thanks Tara - what a great resource! I really appreciate your help with this.

The Dusty Dog Vintage Boutique said...

You're so welcome mermel! I hope it helps you find whatever information you're looking for! :o)

Best,
Tara
The Dusty Dog Vintage Boutique
http://www.thedustydog.etsy.com
http://the-dusty-dog-vintage-boutique.blogspot.com
http://www.the-dusty-dog.com