Augusta Auctions, a vintage clothing company owned by Karen Augusta, recently sold this cream colored zoot suit at auction for $78,000. Originally priced by Karen to sell at $600-$900, the suit began to receive calls from museums from around the country. While Augusta admitted she thought the suit could sell for “as much as $5,000, maybe more ” she didn’t think it would sell at such a high price.
The old fashioned fashion statement was bought by a large museum that aggressively outbid a second, eager bidder. It was the only suit of its kind known to have auctioned in the U.S., which placed it in high demand.
The anticipation is building as the fashion world gears up for the grand affair of the year: the 2023 Fashion Awards. Hosted by the British