The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida on November 17, 1968 · Page 172
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The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida · Page 172

West Palm Beach, Florida
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Sunday, November 17, 1968
Page 172
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The First New Top in 40 Years-Amazing ESoi much S Sill I si totes Circling ' F- ' wauX - ; 5 I- ' .v . - A ' ' :: ' v. by Rosalind Massow WOMEN'S EDITOR as it become too costlv for a woman to be well-dressed? Well, (he ladies who didn't make the current best- II I I dressed list contend that the ones who did spent plenty: Amanda Burden, $35,000; Gloria Vanderbilt Cooper, $25,000, and Lauren Bacall, a shade under $20,000. And if you're Charlotte Ford Niarchos, former wife of the Creek shipbuilder and afternoons are for watching the Diors go by, $9000 is not out of line for a day's shopping. If you're a society woman, a budding actress, a Polish princess by marriage, rich and pretty to boot and love clothes set aside $50,000 a year or more. That's what Lee Radziwill, Jackie Kennedy Onassis' kid sister, reportedly spends on her wardrobe. From this you might conclude that only the wealthy dress well. Not true. Most fashion experts say it's not what you spend, but how you spend it that counts. Good taste has no price tag. ; Away from the tight inner circle of New York City's elegants, Mrs. Paul Engman of Salt Lake City is a case in point. While she hasn't made THE best-dressed list and is not likely to, Mrs. Engman takes the compliments in her stride when people admire her clothe?. Little do they know she buys knit remnants at 5 to 20 cents an inch and fashions them into dresses that look like $70 numbers. With sewing and wise buying, Mrs. Engman parlays her $600 clothing allowance into a $.1600 look. And in Charlotte, N.C., Mrs. Michael Braswell, a free-lance model, has earned a reputation among fashion people in her city for being smartly dressed all on $400 a year. ... If these women and others know how to make a dollar worth two, chalk up some credit to American know-how in producing ready-to-wear that's good looking and well-tailored. A smorgasbord of fashion at all price levels is spread out across the nation in department stores, small specialty shops, factory outlet stores, discount and mail order houses. Buys on 'originals' Costly Paris and Rome originals, once limited to the rich and privileged, are no longer private stock. Stores across the country sell these clothes at marked-down prices. Line-for-line copies of Dior, Yves St. Laurent, Valentino and other big-name couturiers are sold right off the racks in department stores like Ohrbath's and Alexander's in New York and in some of their branch stores throughout the country. Doris Duke and Jacqueline Kennedy, before she became Mrs. Onassis, have picked up little haute couture numbers at these S(0res rich or poor, every woman loves a bargain. While it's great fun to wear beautiful clothes, it's even more fun to talk about them. PARADE interviewed a cross-section PARADE NOVIMDFR 17, 18 Colorful miniature 4-car train mysteriously whistles as it circles inside, while the outside dome stands perfectly still. About 11" high and 9" in diameter, it keeps the kids and you too, completely fascinated on each "trip" for hours! A new joy, this one! Each only $3.98; 2 for $5.98. Money back guarantee if not completely delighted. f) I960 by Campbell Down. Inc m m m m m m MAIL 10-DAY NO-RISK COUPON TODAY! MADISON HOUSE, 291 Greenland Bldg., Miami, Fla. 33147 Please rush Train Tops indicated below. I understand that if I'm not completely satisfied, I may return items within 10 days for a complete refund. Enclosed check or m.o. for $ . Rush me: 2 Train Tops for $5.98 .Train Tops $3.98 Send CO D. I enclose $1 goodwill deposit and will pay postman balance plus postal charges. NAME. ADDRESS . cm .ZIP. .STATE. V 8

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