About a year or so ago, I purchased a gorgeous cardigan from “StutterinMama’s” and it has quickly become a standard item in my wardrobe. The tag said that the brand was “Ethel of Beverly Hills” and a quick search on the internet brought up multiple gorgeous sweaters, each more beautiful than the next.
Then recently while at a vintage clothing show, I was stopped many times by people to enquire about my sweater (one women wanted to buy it right off my back) and also about its history but I could never answer the latter because there does not seem to be anything out there.
Here I am at the vintage clothing show this past weekend in my Ethel sweater.
I did find one Etsy seller (MsAnetVTG) who is selling 2 sweaters and she said that “The company was in business in the Los Angeles market from 1958 until the 1960’s, and even back then these sweaters were considered expensive“. So there is your brief brief history lesson on Ethel of Beverly Hills.
However, even though I cannot seem to find any information on them, I still think that their sweaters are absolutely gorgeous and I think I might start to turn into a collector very soon.
Lets take a browse shall we?
This Ethel is wool with gorgeous pearls and rhinestones creating the letter “A” I believe. I have seen a couple of sweaters with a letter on it, so I wonder if this was something that made them standout?
As I just mentioned above, here is another beautiful Black Knit Monogram D Bolero Sweater.
I love the cutouts in the sweater!
As we move down the list, it’s becoming clearer and clearer that you can’t miss an Ethel sweater can you? They have a very distinct style that was unique to their brand.
Like this wonderful arrow design in this sweater, it’s lovely!
The blue sweater colour is perfect and I love the tree design that is made up of metallic gold stitched with applied pearl discs.
If your name started with a “C” this would be perfect for you! Well… it’s not actually initials in this knockout number but it almost could be with what we have seen above.
Now I will leave you with an Ethel that does not fit the mold like the ones shown above….
I LOVE IT!! The fringe is so fun!
Do you own an Ethel Sweater or did you have a favorite above? Maybe you happen to know the history of this brand? If so, please share!