A dress made from vintage flannels from the 1950s and ’60, a uniform worn by a senior rabbi in the 1960s, a pair of jeans from the 1970s and a pair worn by an Orthodox minister in the ’80s, are all available for sale at the Jerusalem fleabag market.
The dresses and uniforms, which are part of the market’s summer sale, are on sale until Sunday at the market, which opened to the public in May.
The prices range from 20 to 40 shekels ($3 to $9), with the average price of the first pair being 10 shekeles ($0.30).
While most of the dresses and clothing were made in the 1950-60s and 1960-70s, some were made during the 1980s and 1990s, when Israel was in the midst of a war with the Soviet Union, according to Yotam Cohen, an Israeli fashion designer who heads the market.
“We’re selling dresses from the mid-1950s,” he told The Jerusalem Report.
“The dresses are from a time when the Jewish people were in turmoil.
This was a time of political unrest.
It’s an important time for us to showcase the fashion of the times.”
The market also offers an assortment of other vintage clothing, including suits and dresses, shoes and accessories.
“There are some vintage shoes and some vintage dresses, too,” Cohen said.
The market’s “speciality” is clothing for women who want to have a traditional Jewish wedding ceremony, with its focus on women’s attire and jewellery.
“In a Jewish wedding, the bride and groom are the ones wearing the dress and the bride wears the ring,” Cohen told The Report.
They are very modern, and they are from the 60s and 70s.””
I like that there are dresses and clothes that are made in a different way.
They are very modern, and they are from the 60s and 70s.”
The “specialise” of the Jewish women’s wedding is the idea of a “wedding dress” as worn by the late Rebbe Chaim Weizmann, the chief rabbi of Israel in the 1930s, said Cohen.
“That’s what makes this market special.”
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