Specializing in Vintage Clothing and Dolls at Extremely Affordable Prices - Always Ready to Wear!
About Camelot Studios Vintage Dolls and Clothes
Our Service PledgeWe respond to all orders within 24 hours and all items are guaranteed for authenticity and accuracy of description.
About UsWelcome to Camelot Studios! My business partner, Julia Rose McVey, and I are dedicated to helping you with your doll clothing and doll needs!
A little something about us:
Julia Rose has been a doll collector since the age of three! Even as a youngster, she preferred the old composition dolls like Shirley Temple and Patsy. She has studied dolls, doll clothing, and trends and also works as a copy editor.
Julia does the research, marketing, and quality control for Camelot Studios. When a doll collection comes in, Julia does the research, takes all the measurements, and decides whether it meets studio standards. She also does all of the photography, and has a precise eye for detail and is credited for making sure orders go out on time and according to her high standards.
Sally De Smet specializes in mint and mint in box dolls, and has studied doll history, dolls, and doll clothing for over twenty years. One of the most important features of doll collecting is finding those original clothes and accessories that are a part of your doll's history. As dolls have changed over the centuries, so have the clothing associated with that doll. Just as you would not want to put a modern outfit with velcro on an old Shirley Temple doll from the 1930s, you would also not put a turn-of-the century dress on a modern artist doll.
Sally owned a doll clothing company for many years, and has studied trends in doll making for a long time. She understands fabrics, trims, and can identify which company made a particular outfit based on style, fabrics, trims, and closures. She has also written numerous articles about how to identify one factory dress from another, as well as how to properly care for the old fabrics. She has contributed to many doll identification books.
Most important, all of the clothing items come from a non-smoking home and have been professionally dry cleaned by a vintage dry cleaner. They have been carefully inspected, and all flaws are noted. These are vintage items and as such, often have small flaws. If there are any open seams, or tears; they have been repaired by a professional restorationist. All clothing items will come to you "ready to wear." You should never have the need to clean or repair them.
Through our experience in antique dolls, as well as vintage clothing - we have identified the clothing item according to the era, as well as what size and type of doll that clothing is associated with and/or appropriate for. Details such as the type of fabric, buttons, and the textile pattern will be noted if known. Measurements have been taken via the length, and width. Measurements are taken while the garment is flat; and if it is a width, it should be doubled. Measurements are approximate.
All clothing will come to you with an acid free colored background and wrapped in acid free plastic specially designed for antiques, suitable for gifting or storing. Clothing has been pressed, but a few wrinkles may still be present due to folding and shipment.
You can be confident in what you are purchasing, because we have a lot of experience in studying doll clothes. All clothes are accessed carefully, and the items will be well defined and researched properly. We also keep prices reasonable, we have seen these original items at astronomical prices and you won't find that here. We work hard to keep the prices affordable.
We believe that collecting should be fun but also a worthy investment - so please enjoy the items that we have offered for you, and I hope you find something to enjoy for years to come!