Mad Men sets Fifties & Sixties eBay fashion sales soaring QueensOfVintage.com’s readers have been celebrating a Fifties and Sixties look for many seasons now, and it seems our influence is spreading. Sales of retro-style fashions are soaring, according to eBay.co.uk, as fashionistas flock to the site to snap up a Fifties look, inspired by TV show Mad Men. And our vintage queens, probably. Harking back to the late 1950s and early 1960s, the US drama has spurred a resurgence of glamour, with full skirts, longer hemlines and sling-backs all making a comeback for women wanting to capture the sleek looks of Betty Draper and Joan Holloway. Sales of full skirts are up by 252%, with prom dresses making the third most searched for term in the women’s fashion category. Fifties-style chic kitten heel sales have jumped by 140%, while sling-backs have soared by a staggering 600%. The classic pillar-box red pout of the Fifties is also in vogue, with sales of red lipstick up by 117%. These aren’t specifically sales of vintage originals from the era, of course, more likely modern reproductions. But, hey, we’re not purists at Queens. We’re loving the vintage vibe right now. 11 Responses Linda Caricofe September 1st, 2010 I LOVE that photo !!! Fabulous article too…and so very true…Vintage fashion and design is timeless. Best wishes, Linda isabelle September 1st, 2010 Good news!! I’d like to see in my street women dressed like Betty Draper! Tonia Collett September 3rd, 2010 Fantastic – Mad Men always reminds me of my granddad. Definitely had his heyday as a salesman in the 50s and 60s – Don Draper personified in many ways. Sophia Walker September 14th, 2010 I love those Barbies! Does Don doll come with a bottle of scotch, a carton of cigarettes and someone else’s birth certicate? 🙂 Genie September 21st, 2010 The Drapers were my parents, my brother and I were their kids. I never miss an episode! My young adult children are Mad Men fan as well, they love the style! I love the style and watching those grown ups as a grown up! Emmeline February 12th, 2011 If you wish to take a closer look on the fabulous dress that the Betty doll is wearing you can visit http://www.vintageous.com/v3798.htm Unfortunatly, it is sold but i love that the site keeps the photos of the sold dresses for reference. I think the green version of the dress is more flattering anyway. Rebecca McWattie February 20th, 2011 Good to see the trend is continuing – we launched Stop Traffic Clothing retro fashion site in November 2010 and have such great feedback – thanks to the 1950s styles featured in Mad Men, vintage style parties and all the Vintage websites like Queens of Vintage. millie May 14th, 2011 I love these clothes, I am glad this look is back in fashion Amii July 27th, 2011 I love this, I really do – the more demand there is, the more supply there will be, and it’s easier for me to get my vintage kicks! It used to be you had to be ‘in the know’ or have hours to spend drooling over vintage couture online (hard for a teenager with limited internet as I was!) but now it’s so easy to make up your vintage-inspired wardrobe. Queens of Vintage, we salute you! PS; Rebecca, I am obsessed with STC. Thankyou too 🙂 Emma Turner November 22nd, 2011 Loving this picture! Retro weddings are big business and we’ve featured Mad Men themed hen do’s on our blog. It seems everyone just can’t get enough of Don & Co! Brigitte @ Cheap Vintage Clothing January 4th, 2012 Mad Men has definitely helped my eBay sales. the younger generation may not know keywords to use to look up those fashion styles so I think it really helps them. I love selling that era also.