Ethel of Beverly Hills-Beautiful Vintage Sweaters

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.

Ethel of Beverly Hills

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.

vintage sweater

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?

Ethel of Beverly Hills

Etsy seller-MsAnetVTG

As I just mentioned above, here is another beautiful  Black Knit Monogram D Bolero Sweater.

Ethel of Beverly Hills

I love the cutouts in the sweater!

Ethel of Beverly Hills

Etsy Seller-WhynaughtShop

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!

Ethel of Beverly Hills

Etsy Seller-wearitagain

The blue sweater colour is perfect and I love the tree design that is made up of metallic gold stitched with applied pearl discs.

vintage sweater

Seller-Poppy’s Vintage Clothing

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.

vintage sweater

Etsy Seller-greenthreadsboutique

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!

Ethel vintage sweater



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!

Liz 🙂

15 thoughts on “Ethel of Beverly Hills-Beautiful Vintage Sweaters

  1. My word, these are especially stunning! I love that they’re bold, but not overwhelming, if that makes sense. I love every last example highlighted here and now have a new item to add to my vintage shopping wishlist! 🙂

    Have an awesome start of April, dear Liz!
    ♥ Jessica

    • Thanks Shermy! Well some of the ones I posted are for sale 🙂 Just saying lol!….They are not cheap and there does not seem to be a lot around from what I can see but they would be a wonderful addition to your collection.

  2. I feel like I’ve seen the one with the cut outs recently 😮 However I know I have seen such a style in modern high end retail! What a neat brand.

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