About Lingerie

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Here you will find a comprehensive guide on brands etc.
Here you will find out about laundry care for your delicates.
Here you will find out about history of lingerie.

The following brands of lingerie are all OUT of production and great finds (Note, this is not a complete list and will be updated frequently):

  • Aristocraft
  • Artemis (later Gossard merged with Artemis)
  • Bien Jolie
  • Cattani of California
  • Charmode (Vintage Sears exclusive brand)
  • Christian Dior
  • Deena
  • Eye Full-Flaum's
  • Fischer Heavenly Lingerie
  • Gaymode (Vintage JCPenney exclusive brand)
  • Glydons or Glydons of Hollywood
  • GMc (Ginsburg Mfg. Co)
  • Gossard
  • Henson Kickernick (later Kickernick merged with Henson)
  • Intime' of California
  • Jenelle of California
  • Juliana
  • Lady Duff
  • Lady Leonora
  • Lady Lynne
  • Leona
  • Lucie Ann-Claire Sandra
  • Luxite-Kayser
  • Mary Barron
  • Michelene
  • Movie Star
  • Odette Barsa
  • Radcliffe
  • Radelle
  • Rovel / Ro-Vel of California
  • Seamprufe
  • Trillium
  • Van Raalte
  • Virginia Wallace
  • Yolande
  • Youthcraft

Current Brands Still In Production (Note, only companies are listed here that have started previously to the 1980's, and not including more current lingerie companies/brands):

  • Bali-1930's
  • Barbizon -1920's
  • Frederick's of Hollywood-1930's or 40's
  • Gilead -1950's
  • Hollywood Vassarette (Munsingwear)-1940's to still in production just under the name Vassarette
  • Komar-1950's
  • Lily of France-late 1800's
  • Lucie Ann II-1980's
  • Miss Elaine-1920's
  • Olga-1948 still in production (although her nightgowns went out of production in the late 80's to early 90's). Rule of thumb, gowns with the 5 digit style numbers are 80's gowns. 4 Digit style numbers are earlier, and Olga NEVER created nightgowns before the mid/late 1960's. All her items were foundations/panty-slips prior to that.
  • Rago: unknown
  • Shadowline-1940's
  • Val Mode-Late 1930's
  • Vanity Fair-1899
  • Victoria's Secret -started as a mail order catalog in the 1970's
  • Warner-1930's (interesting side note, Warner's invented the A,B,C,D Bra Cup sizing)
  • Wondermaid-1930's or 40'
The following RN (Registered Number) query information is courtesy of The Dream Merchants (from eBay). Sweet Vintage Lingerie is using this information solely in recognition of their hard work, and much appreciated their hard efforts in this research on RN queries. We at Sweet Vintage Lingerie appreciate their efforts and salute them!
RN stands for Registered Number: registered, as a clothing manufacturer, with the United States' Federal Trade Commission, whose requirement is for all garments to bear either the manufacturer's brand name or an RN on the care instructions label. 
Many well-known manufacturers stitched more than one label into their garments, allowing their provenance to be traced by means of the RN alone. 
"Simple rule: the lower the number, the earlier that manufacturer was registered (but not necessarily the older the garment). Some companies ceased trading many years ago, whilst others continue to this day." Courtesy of The Dream Merchants. 
RN 12942        Kay Togs (also 12944 and 12946)
RN 12962        Lisette
RN 13208        [Claire Sandra by] Lucie Ann
RN 13680        Cannon Hosiery by Wisscassett Mills Co
RN 13711        Lord & Taylor (incl Erika Taylor, Valerie Stevens and Rachel Stevens)
RN 13765        Fruit of the Loom
RN 13831        unknown stocking manufacturer for Beau Claire, Carol Brent, Corbett's
RN 13855        Surety (claimed to be Boggs & Buhl's own make)
RN 13937        Nylcrest by S S Kresge Company (Kmart)
RN 13966        Katz
RN 13973        found on “Sparkle” stockings
RN 13996        Sliperfection
RN 14008        Perfectform (see also 105131) and Escapades
RN 14026        Mary Lynne by Corbett's Hosiery
RN 14054        (no data) found on a pair of stockings
RN 14056        Mellowmood (stockings) by . . . ?
RN 14113        Poirette
RN 14242        found on Ralph Lauren, Christian Dior and Oscar de la Renta
RN 14284        Guy Laroche and Lady Lynne
RN 14295        Belfry (nylon stockings)
RN 14298        Velma Lingerie
RN 14328        Godfried
RN 14336        Danskin (incl Shannon Lee of New York)
RN 14345        Dorothy Unif Co
RN 14364        Nanette Undies Co, Inc
RN 14422        Ruth Barry Fashions by Mygail Manufacturing
RN 14447        Gotham Gold Stripe
RN 14448        National's by National Wholesale Co
RN 14469        Prangebilt and Vardon (nylon stockings)
RN 14522        Eye-ful Lingerie (Chevette)
RN 14528        Sans Souci
RN 14533        Michelene
RN 14556        Slumbertogs inc dba Intime
RN 14596        Kayser
RN 14605        McKay Products (Blue Swan)
RN 14622        Underscore
RN 14627        Stone Mfg Co (Stoneswear)
RN 14631        Stone Mfg Co
RN 14649        A J Schneierson & Son, Inc
RN 14660        Shirey
RN 14676        A J Schneierson & Son, Inc
RN 14692        Bear Brand Hosiery
RN 14474        Simley by Lynch Hosiery Mills
RN 14872        Plymouth Undergarment Co (Plymouth Undies)
RN 15015        Siren Silk Undergarment Co
RN 15058        M E Undergarment Co
RN 15084        Lindsey Blake (Pembrooke Lingerie Co)
RN 15099        Sears Roebuck (Apostrophe, Fundamentals and Enchanting)
RN 15198        Montrico by Monterey Undergarments
RN 15234        Schneierson Mfg (KustomFit)
RN 15378        Agilon and Pink Mink by Ridgeview Hosiery Mill Co
RN 15411        Movie Star (incl Beeline Fashions, Cachet, Dutchess, Heiress and Body Lites)
RN 15420        Powers Model by Stanly Knitting Mlls
RN 15435        McGregor Corp (Gilead)
RN 15451        Patricia by Bossong Hosiery Mills
RN 15455        Merrie Maid by Bossong Hosiery Mills
RN 15477        Commonwealth Hosiery Mills
RN 15482        Dutchess Underwear (incl ‘Rene’)
RN 15490        Suzy Perette by Craftsmen Finishers
RN 15492        Crown Tex Corp (as Private Moments)
RN 15525        Carolina Underwear (Carole and Heiress)
RN 15533        Carol Anne (of Puerto Rico, USA)
RN 15564        Glamorise
RN 15577        Gelmart Industries (for WalMart, Playtex, Maidenform, Sears, Lane Bryant etc)
RN 15583        Ithaca Textiles, Inc
RN 15632        Lady Wallace by Knit Products
RN 15645        Lily of France (to 1998, then VF)
RN 15649        Madison Lingerie Co Inc as Carol Brent Lingerie
RN 15664        Veitel Hosiery Co
RN 15763        Hanes
RN 15783        Carolina Belle by Robinson Manufacturing Co
RN 15815        Moonglow by Brackney Hosiery/ Nebel Knitting Company
RN 15816        Mary Lynne by Roane Hosiery Inc
RN 15827        The HWGossard Co (Artemis, Gossard Artemis and g's)
RN 15843        Milco (includes Delicates, Soft Moments, Secret Accents, Carriage Court, Capistrano,
                            Adonna*, Grand Designs, Rebecca Malone & Intimate Options)
RN 15916        Puritan Mills, Inc
RN 15962        Snowdon, Inc
RN 16002        Kellwood Company
RN 16005        finesse by Sears, Roebuck & Co
RN 16060        TopForm – Yolande (includes Diane Von Furstenberg)
RN 16073        Russell Newman (Gaymode, Carol Evans for Penney's, Texsheen and Penney's Adonna*)
RN 16201        Laughlin FF Hosiery Mills
RN 16216        Sherman Underwear Mills, Inc
RN 16250        Iris (subsequently Saramae Lingerie)
RN 16263        Ann Robin by Splendor Form Brassiere Co Inc
RN 16303        Indera Mills (Figurfit and others)
RN 16310        Diana Waist Co (Windy Rose)
RN 16131        ísis (W T Grant Co)
RN 16225        National Corset Supp House (Shirley of Hollywood)
RN 16335        Pinehurst Textiles, Inc = Pinehurst Lingerie
RN 16339        E Greenwald (Greencraft and Greenco Maid)
RN 16345        Vanity Fair Brands (incl Cabernet and Bestform)
RN 16438        Debutante Lingerie (as Fashioned by Belinda)
RN 16526        Simone by Leading Lady Foundations
RN 16528        Lowell Lingerie (Lorelei)
RN 16581        Mitchell Bros (Nymphorm)
RN 16583        Trillium - Fantasy
RN 16595        Flair Lingerie
RN 16605        Le Parc by Hellam Hosiery Co
RN 16700        Barad Lingerie Co
RN 16711        Chic Lingerie, incl TR Too, Merlita and Pandora (later Fredericks)
RN 16908        Petite Belle (by . . . ?)
RN 16985        Val Mode Lingerie (incl Delicates and Clifford & Wills)
RN 16933        Beauti-Knit by Sorenco
RN 16997        WonderMaid Inc
RN 17079        W T Grant Co
RN 17129        Lane Bryant
RN 17144        Fit Rite Lingerie
RN 17177        Ginsburg Mfg Co (GMc)
RN 17196        Helen of Troy Inc
RN 17199        Movie Star
RN 17266        Luxerdame Co (dba Dame)
RN 17269        Exquisite Form (plus 17424, 17658 etc)
RN 17354        Florelee Undergarment Co
RN 17363        (Charles) Komar (incl some Lucie Ann) and ‘Sabrina by Mervyn’s’
RN 17400        Jezebel Renee of Hollywood
RN 17414        Miss Elaine
RN 17431        Sonjay Mills (Pink Lady)
RN 17444        Sunrise Rayon Undergarment Co
RN 17460        SLC Fashions (Aristocraft by Superior)
RN 17551        Bregstein Undergarment Co (Opalaire)
RN 17558        California Lingerie, Inc
RN 17571        Character
RN 17611        Stardust Inc (incl Anne Leslie)
RN 17617        Crown Foundations
RN 17632        Fruit of the Loom by Joseph Bancroft & Sons
RN 17645        Dunley Lingerie
RN 17679        Fischer & Co
RN 17696        Guild Lingerie of California
RN 17730        Target Corpn (Gilligan & O'Malley and xhileration intimates)
RN 17819        Kingly Manfacturing Corp
RN 17915        Rue de la Paix by Marmode Hosiery Mill
RN 17976        Schnur & Cohan (Richform)
RN 18054        Roos Atkins (by Reamstown Hosiery Mills)
RN 18171        Nu-Maid Nylons and Emro Hosiery by Wisteria Hosiery Mills
RN 18208        Lucie Ann
RN 18262        Beverly Vogue Co (SkirtSaver)
RN 18288        Carmen Foundations, Inc
RN 18302        Chelsea Lingerie Inc
RN 18310        Windy Rose
RN 18311        Reigning Beauty (by Circle Manufacturing)
RN 18415        Mary Grey Hosiery Mills Inc
RN 18443        ICM, as IC Collections, Laura Dare and Copper Key
RN 18545        NanFlower
RN 18562        Phil-Maid
RN 18610        Cattani of California
RN 18702        Durelle Lingerie (incl Suzanne Beth, Dara-Jane and Erica Loren NY)
RN 18799        Sidney Bernstein & Son (Bernette, Danni New York, Rikki New York)
RN 18893        Rohr Lingerie of Pennsylvania
RN 18901        Primrose by Stephanie
RN 18915        East Tenn(essee) Undergarment Co
RN 19001        Spotlight Co (incl After Eight)
RN 19051        Paramount New York
RN 19090        Olga (incl Vandemere)
RN 19170        Assures by Sharnay Hosiery Mills
RN 19219        Sears, Roebuck & Co
RN 19290        Dixie Belle Textiles (incl Sarah Smith)
RN 19499        Virginia Wallace
RN 19577        Cotillion
RN 19681        Cupid Foundations (incl Lady Manhattan)
RN 19686        Blanche Lingerie, Inc
RN 19800        Radcliffe Lingerie
RN 19833        Nancy King
RN 19871        Terby Tuck inc
RN 19992        Ballet Lingerie
RN 20042        Julius Corn
RN 20223        Kingsboro Mill (Charmode and Formfit Rogers)
RN 20421        Teenform Foundations, Inc (Wacoal)
RN 20529        Morwil Lingerie as Beaux Trix
RN 20616        H E T H Knitting Co
RN 20628        La Valle & Mills Underwear Co
RN 20774        Miss Youthform Creations
RN 20811        Fortune Lingerie (Ashley Taylor)
RN 20823        Faris Bros (Treasures from California)  later Frederick's of Hollywood
RN 20931        Regal Form Girdle Co (incl Lane Bryant)
RN 20960        Miss Dira New York
RN 21065        Evette by Southern Silk Mills
RN 21150        Sheertex by Joseph Bancroft & Sons
RN 21152        Kay King by Joseph Bancroft & Sons
RN 21549        Leonora Inc
RN 21761        Renette Foundations
RN 22128        Florence (stockings) by Domino Hosiery
RN 22507        Miller-Wohl Co
RN 22524        Maggie McQuade, Katie O’Brian
RN 22557        Jill Andrea Inc
RN 22603        Hedi Manufacturing
RN 22896        Mary Barron Lingerie Corporation
RN 22897        Poole's (stockings) by Garland Bennett
RN 22926        Gloria Lingerie Company
RN 23043        Gilbreath Manufacturing, Inc
RN 23147        White Swan by A to Z Hosiery
RN 23157        Belle Smith Creations
RN 23165        Chic Parisienne (Tosca Lingerie)
RN 23429        Forever Beautiful by Wolfmark
RN 23534        Beausong by Sklaroff Bros
RN 24053        Silver Belle (Goddess)
RN 24276        B & S Trading (seamless stockings)
RN 24771        Wm Bagry Hosiery (Dress Sheers)
RN 25407        Avian
RN 26985        Shelby Seamless Hosiery Mills (and 26987/85)
RN 27190        S B Undergarments Co
RN 27558        Splendorwear by H Mantell
RN 27701        Maidenform (incl Flexees, Sweet Nothings and Lilyette)
RN 28269        Carolina Sleepwear
RN 28274        Granada (includes George, CW Classics, Anthony Richards, White Stag etc)
RN 28927        Beau Monde by Ruth Schwartz
RN 29233        Vicki Company of Chicago
RN 29239        American Maid
RN 29354        Glencraft Lingerie
RN 29533        Isabella and Nicole
RN 29676        Pawnee by Admiration Hosiery Mills
RN 29835        Elsie of Miami
RN 29984        E Greenwald (Mardor and Esteem)
RN 30175        Happy Time Mfg (Jill Andrea)
RN 30451        Wyatt Knitting Co
RN 30617       Orbit Lingerie Co
RN 30715        Lanique
RN 30913        Maidenform for JCPenney
RN 32026        Schneierson Mfg (Slumbacraft)
RN 32075        Evette Lingerie Co
RN 32544        Genesco (JCPenney = Jolie Two, Rutledge and Formfit)
RN 33292        Albert's Hosiery
RN 33420        Corhan Noumair
RN 33836        Intimate Fashions
RN 34085        My Fair Lady by Caitol Hosiery Mills
RN 34452        O'Bryan Bros (Lorraine and Faye)
RN 34486        Ladybird Lingerie (and later Orbit-Ladybird)
RN 35052        Worth Sleepwear
RN 36467        K Mart Apparel
RN 36469        K Mart Apparel (Eyefuls)
RN 36715        Stellar Foundations
RN 37546        Exquisite Hosiery by Royal Industries (also 37550)
RN 37844        Briarcliff Mills (Playgirl)
RN 37971        Puritan
RN 38142        Miss Swank (plus La Fleur and Dreamaway)
RN 38859        Baronet Lingerie
RN 38910        Teenie Weenie
RN 38922        Buckeye Industries (Deena)
RN 38951        L M Knitwear (incl Jenelle California)
RN 39310        Lady Cameo Dallas (confirmed)
RN 39351        Jenelle of California
RN 39472        Admiration Hosiery Mills
RN 39565        Monroe Hosiery Finishers
RN 40079        Sophia Morgan by WIOR Brothers Mfg Co
RN 40752        Woman's World Fashions as Jennifer Dale
RN 41381        Ralph Lauren
RN 41933        Camden Mills, Inc
RN 42000        Inhibitions (K Mart)
RN 42312        Jenelle of California
RN 42461        (Lindsey Roscoe for) Farr West
RN 42529        Sanmark (includes Cachet for Sears, Secret Treasures and Marc Robbins)
RN 42689        Amber Lingerie
RN 44651        Blue Package (Sears)
RN 44782        N Edelson Sons (Ma Cherie)
RN 44801        Wilmot Mills, Inc
RN 45078        Intime' of California - actually an acute accent over the E
RN 45380        Bliss Manufacturing, Inc (Nanflower)
RN 47262        Ventura Ltd (and Woman Within)
RN 47341        Steppin' Out
RN 47581        Helen of Troy Inc
RN 47755        Beverly Creations and Night Time Creations
RN 48557        Mervyn (incl Sabrina, Hillard & Henson Intimates)
RN 49136        Beam Corporation as Lucie Ann
RN 49138        Beam Corporation as First Love and Lucie Ann II
RN 49948        Haband for Her
RN 50434        Warnaco (incl Calvin Klein, Valentino Intimo, Warner's, Olga and lejaby)
RN 50846        Bear Creek
RN 50856        Kaydette (Body Chic)
RN 50858        JJ Enterprises (Dawn to Dusk)
RN 50951        Chic Lingerie Co, Inc
RN 51799        Carriage Court
RN 52469        Kathie Lee by Wal-Mart
RN 52689        Bayonne Fashions (incl Bari for Abraham & Straus)
RN 52884        Youthful Creations
RN 53002        Blush Lingerie
RN 53167        Mel-Lin Lingerie
RN 53581        Elana (by Michael Bernstein)
RN 54732        Hot Line Industries as Castle Harbor
RN 54867        Victoria's Secret
RN 56694        Joie de Vivre (Night n Day Intimates) by Pollinaise Intimate Apparel
RN 58909        Dillards (incl Go Softly)
RN 60123        Rosalie
RN 60946        Trueform Foundations (incl Flexees)
RN 61085        Undercover Wear (incl Joie de Vie)
RN 62295        Fantasy Lingerie
RN 63153        Rampage Clothing (Eletra Casadei)
RN 63363        Flora Nikrooz
RN 63566        Wynette by Valmont
RN 63857        Kathryn
RN 64211        MGT: as Linea Donatella; Secret Treasures; Sleep Solutions; California Dynasty; TJW
RN 64971        Emil Bole, Inc
RN 65034        Hope Enterprises (Va Bien)
RN 65539        Jones New York (incl Etienne)
RN 65782        Sonali Corporation
RN 66170        Urban Outfitters (Eloise)
RN 67618        AGE Group (Flora Nikrooz, Ambrielle)
RN 68223        Petra Fashions
RN 68863        Russell Newman (Incl Willow Creek)
RN 69074        St Anna
RN 70091        Victoria’s Secret
RN 70256        Emjay Lingerie, Inc
RN 70817        Victoria's Secret Stores
RN 71224        ABC Distribution (Lillian Lorow Designs)
RN 71588        Gloria Vanderbilt Intimates
RN 72409        International Intimates Inc as Rene' Rofe' (acute accents :o)
RN 73120        Frederick's of Hollywood
RN 73870        Tosca Lingerie of California, Inc
RN 73960        Gloria Vanderbilt Intimates
RN 76290        Safari
RN 76292        True Colors
RN 78056        Standard Venture (Sweet Heart and Party Time)
RN 78138        Vermont Country Store
RN 78334        JWE Sales (Insilk)
RN 79423        Dentelle, Intimate Affair
RN 79441        Alexandra Nicole
RN 79653        Paula Carbone Ltd (Papillon)
RN 79996        Deena Inc
RN 80465        Fleur de Lace by Smoothie
RN 80763        Victoria's Secret Direct
RN 80861        Escante' (with an acute accent: Escantay)
RN 82940        Kelly Red Collection
RN 88802        Escante' (Escantay)
RN 88554        Blair by Metropolitan Mfg
RN 88842        Comfort Choice
RN 88943        Malini
RN 90479        Lara Lingerie of Houston
RN 93677        Adonna
RN 94494        Jolie Intimates
RN 96030        Velrose Lingerie
RN 99747        Heavenly Shapewear

Current Brands of Lingerie:

A
A.Ché
Acorn
Ahh Bra
Agent Provocateur
Alice + Olivia
Amoena
Andre Assous Anita
Anne Cole Control
Anne Cole Signature
Arlotta
ASSETS Red Hot Label by SPANX
Aubade

B
b.tempt'd by Wacoal
Bali
Barbara
Bare Necessities
Barely There
Beach House
Belabumbum
Bendon Berkshire
bernie mev.
Betsey Johnson
Black Bow
BodyWrap
Bracli
Bravado!

C
Cake Lingerie
Calvin Klein
Calvin Klein Hosiery
Caribbean Joe
Carmen Marc Valvo
Carole Hochman
Cass Luxury Shapewear
Champion
Chantelle
Cheek Frills Cinema Etoile
Claudette
Cleo by Panache
Coco Reef
Coconuts
Commando
Coobie
Cosabella
Curvy Kate

D
DKNY
Dolce Vita
Dominique
Donna Karan
Dreamgirl
DV by Dolce Vita

E
Elle Macpherson Intimates
Elomi
Empreinte Enell
Escante
Evollove

F
Falke
Fantasie
Fashion Forms
Fauve
Felina
Fine Lines
FitFlop
Flexees by Maidenform
Flogg
Foot Petals
Forever New
Freya

G
Gee WaWa
Glamorise
Goddess Gold Toe
Gossard

H
Hanes
Hanky Panky
Hanro
Hard Tail Havaianas
Hot Sox
HUE
Huit

I
Invisibelt
Ipanema It Figures!

J
J/Slides
Jack Rogers
Jane & Bleecker
Japanese Weekend Jezebel
Jockey
Joy & Mario

K
Karen Neuburger
Keds Knixwear
Knock out!

L
L'Agent by Agent Provocateur
La Blanca
La Perla
La Perla Studio
Lauren Ralph Lauren
Le Mystère
Leading Lady Leg Avenue
Lily of France
Lilyette
Lou
Lucy
Lunaire
Lyssé

M
Magicsuit
Maidenform
Maison Close
Maison Lejaby
Marc Joseph New York
Marie Jo
Marlies Dekkers
Matisse
Mel by Melissa MeMoi
Merrell
Midnight by Carole Hochman
Miraclebody
Miraclesuit
Monarch Cypress
Moving Comfort
MSP by Miraclesuit
Myla

N
Nancy Ganz
Natori Nautica
Nike

O
Oh La La Cheri
Olga OnGossamer
Oscar de la Renta

P
P.J. Salvage
Panache
Paramour
Parfait by Affinitas
Parisa
Perfects Australia Playtex
Pretty Polly
Prima Donna
Profile by Gottex
Pure Style Girlfriends

R
Ralph Lauren
Rene Rofe
Roxanne

S
Sanuk
Sculptresse
Seven 'til Midnight
Shirley of Hollywood
Shock Absorber
Simone Perele
Skinnygirl
SPANX
Splendid
St. Eve
Steve Madden
Sugarlips
Suit Yourself
Sunsets
Superga
Swim Systems

T
TC Fine Intimates
Tkees

U
UGG Australia
Under Armour

V
Va Bien
Vanity Fair
Venus
Victoria's Secret
Volatile

W
Wacoal
Warner's
Whimsy by Lunaire White Orchid
Wick’em
Wolford

Y
Yosi Samra
Yummie by Heather Thomson

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