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Welcome to the Lorraine label dating page which we hope will help you identify your lingerie garments of that famous brand. The information we offer here is constantly updated so we suggest returning often as this article is updated.
The Lorraine brand was originally owned by O'Bryan Brothers, Inc. of Chicago, Illinois, USA, a company that was created back in 1921. The brand name 'Lorraine' was first used in 1925 but was not actually registered with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) until 1965. O'Bryan Bros were eventually bought out by Komar in 2009.
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Once you have matched you vintage Lorraine lingerie label to either Type 1, 2 or 3, refer to the table below to determine the date range. Please note that Lorraine label Type 1 logo style was in use for over 20 years so other dating methods would need to be used in addition, such as fashion style etc.
If you are lucky enough to have an item of vintage Lorraine lingerie with store tags and merchandising labels still attached then the table below detailing fabric names may be of use to refine the dating process a little further. This list is under constant review with new information being added as it comes to light.
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Article written by Emma Benitez. BA (Hons) in Fashion and Dress History, incurable vintage aficionado and owner of Nylon Nostalgia.
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