This is a vintage 1970s black velvet maxi coat sold by Holt Renfrew as part of the “1300 Collection”, named for their address, 1300 Sherbrooke St. Montreal. The 1300 Collection was sold on the 4th floor of the Holt Renfrew department store - of course, Holt Renfrew is known for selling primarily luxury brands and high end fashion. The coat has peaked lapels, six button double breasted closure, turned cuffs and a pocket at either side with a horizontal opening. The collar, lapels, cuffs, pockets and opening are all trimmed in black rickrack. The buttons are faceted plastic, very nice. The coat is fully lined in black acetate fabric. The coat would provide some warmth, but is meant for evening use not for protection against winter temperatures.
Material: 100% Cotton velvet, very nice quality
Sizing: There is no size label, and although this should fit a small to medium size (note narrow shoulders), please rely on the following measurements for fit (please take the style of the coat and thickness of the fabric into consideration):
Shoulders: 15 1/2” across from shoulder/sleeve seam to shoulder/sleeve seam
Sleeves: 24” long
Sleeve inseam: 17”
Bust: 37” around, taken under the arms
Waist: 30” around
Hips: 38” around
Overall length: 56", measured flat
Condition: It is in very good condition with no wear, tear, holes, stains or odours - it looks to have seen little use and was well stored over the years. .
This is a really flattering maxi coat, excellent quality and attractive 70s style!