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"Our stock on everything new and desirable in the way of Dry Goods, for the Fall and Winter trade, has never been as good at this season as it is now. To reduce it as much as possible, we will from this date offer everything at prices much reduced.
For the Gentleman: fine wool Derby and Top hats, Newsboys and Gamblers, silk and brocade Cravats in paisley and other colors, Tailcoats, Shirts, Trousers, Braces, and Waistcoats in plentiful supply.
For the Lady: Corsets, ready and custom made, Ballgowns by a special commission in advance, Chemises, Drawers, Petticoats, Hoop skirts, both plain and ruffled, Bustles, Underpinnings, Handkerchiefs, Aprons, Gloves, Hair Nets,
A New Selection of the latest fashionable Bonnets, Beaded Reticules, tape lace Parasols and Fans will be available for your summer comfort. Several of the finest paisley Wraps and beaded Peacock Shawls for the cool evening ball season approaching and every desirable addition to the ladies wardrobe can be obtained.
For the Dressmaker, hook and eye tape, cotton twill tape for the protection of hems, boning, corset lacing, coutil, corsets of the fanciest oriental brocades, available custom to your order, and the latest in French fashion patterns, spanning Georgian, Regency, Victorian & Edwardian eras. Also, a fine selection of the sheerest cotton for your summer comfort.
Our knowledgeable clerks, P. Atkins and S. Bierle will be glad to be of service to you."

There will be a coupon available in the CC36 Program Book for a free gift with $100 purchase so keep an eye out!

S Peters, Proprietress,
Kansas Mercantile

We carry a wide variety of Historical, ethnic, dance and specialty patterns, Corset-making supplies, hard-to-find costume-making supplies and accessories/ Our online catalog provides just a taste of what we have to offer, including our own popular AlterYears patterns .  We are still putting this site up, so check us frequently to see the new items you can get from us. If you need something that isn't up yet, give us a call and we'll see what we can find for you. Thank you for letting us serve your costuming needs!



VINTAGE MOMENTS ~ circa 1890s through 1950s

 A delightful booth filled with beautiful vintage clothing and accessories including elegantly beaded bags, gloves, collars, vanity items and estate jewelry.  Need pieces of vintage lace, tatting or beadwork to complete that special hat or costume?  Wander in and browse through packaged bags of antique laces & trims, velvets, feathers, ribbons and silk embellishments.  Featured clothing items for Costume Con 36 will include 1950s black velvet coat with white ermine fur collar, 1950s silver sequin circle skirt, bed jackets & Victorian slips.  All forms of payment accepted.  Hope to see you!


Vogue Fabrics is the US distributor for Farthingales Corset Making Supplies in Canada. For over 70 years, Vogue Fabrics has been enabling fabriholics and costumers alike with amazing fabrics, ridiculously low prices, specialty items plus corset and costuming supplies. Stop by our booth for free catalogs, coupons to use on our website, product demos and to meet the owners of both companies, Rogie Sussman and Linda Sparks.

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"Tangerine Mountain Imports & Designs is the largest importer of vintage kimono, wafuku, and other Japanese textiles to the United States. We do business a little differently than our competitors, going to Japan up to three times a year to negotiate directly for our stock; which ensures that we acquire only authentic items at the best possible price. Because of this, we are able to offer our kimono and textiles at extremely affordable prices to the public, with pricing options as low as $30 for ready-to-wear kimono + obi sets, and low-cost per-pound pricing on our textiles. We have been working very hard to expand our business, and can also proudly say that we are the only kimono vendor in the United States to have been featured on prime time Japanese television's hit "YOUは何しに日本へ?" (/YOU wa Nani Shini Nippon eh?). We have also partnered with cultural organizations such as The Japan America Society of Chicago, as well as a living national treasure of Japan, to further encourage cultural exchange through kimono. We are a very laid-back, happy group of people here at Tangerine Mountain, and we're looking forward to returning to Costume-Con!"


"Stuff-a-Box" with Tangerine Mountain! It’s a longstanding tradition for Japanese artisans to remake or upcycle kimono that cannot be worn anymore. We invite you to keep that tradition alive by using vintage Japanese kimono fabric in your next project! We hope you enjoy our "Stuff-a-Box" special, which will allow Costume-Con 36 attendees to stuff as many kimono / textiles for upcycling as can fit into one of our specialty boxes for a flat rate of only $50! (Each box holds approx. 27 - 30 lbs of textiles, and has a retail value of over $200!) Available while supplies last (no coupons or codes necessary)!