Category Archives: Other collections/museums

The Underpinnings Museum

I just discovered a new museum of underwear. The Underpinning Museum was founded late last year in England and is currently only online but they do pop-up exhibitions and events that are listed on their site (

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Buy From Jews!

I have known Vancouver collector Claus Jahnke for 35 years now – from right around the time he first started collecting German and Austrian clothing. I can proudly say I have had a leading role in finding many of his best pieces and … Continue reading

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Toronto Historical Board collection

I was recently asked to evaluate a donation that came into the Toronto Historical Board (THB). They maintain a half dozen or so restored buildings around Toronto but don’t have a gallery to showcase their historical collection that can’t be … Continue reading

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The newest Canadian Fashion Museum – Musée de la Mode

I shouldn’t say newest, because the Musée de la Mode has existed since 1979, but under different names with different mandates. Located on the south shore of the St. Lawrence River, in the community of Saint-Lambert, the museum was originally located in a typical seigneury … Continue reading

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The problem with museum acquisitions…

In my experience, fashion museums have three problems to deal with when it comes to acquiring artifacts: The museum is the last to know Museums are often the last place to be contacted. After grandma dies, every female in the … Continue reading

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Worshipful Company of Glovers of London

There are amazing collections in the hands of private connoisseurs, corporate collections and tiny museums that aren’t well known. I have been collecting links to their online sites for years, and now I am going to share. First up, the … Continue reading

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