Sarah Elizabeth Lepardo is the founder of Sarah Elizabeth Gallery, a global resource for fine quality, original, historical garments from the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. She is a serious collector and dealer in early American uniforms and vintage couture clothing. A great number of her acquisitions have been deaccessioned from important American museums and historical societies such as The Brooklyn Museum of Art, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation and The National Heritage Museum. Her high profile client list includes national and international museums and private collectors. The History Channel filmed Sarah with her collection for an American Picker’s Civil War special. Recently rated the number three weekly cable television show, American Pickers has over 6.6 million viewers.
Sarah’s experience in the fashion industry began at the age of four when she would accompany her mother on business trips to Manhattan’s garment district. Her passion for historical clothing began the first time she saw a hoopskirt. Growing up in Gettysburg she immersed herself in history, studying and collecting original garments and Civil War uniforms. Throughout high school she participated in historical fashion workshops and attended summer classes at the Fashion Institute of Technology. As a guest speaker, Sarah taught high school students about Civil War era women’s clothing. Through an understanding of what women wore and why, the students gain insight into the role of women in society.
Sarah graduated from The Fashion Institute of Technology with a degree in Fashion Merchandising and Marketing. While attending FIT she studied in France and Italy, meeting with the CEO’s, designers and representatives from Gucci, Versace, Missoni and Yves Saint Laurent. Prior to graduation, she joined David Elizabeth Jewelry where she was responsible for product development and sourcing factories in China. Sarah exhibited at major tradeshows in Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, New York and Tucson. Her experience included working with show management, executing preshow marketing, media kits, display design, product placement and post show follow ups.
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We acquire the highest quality of original artifacts. We guarantee all of our items to be authentic and as described. Museum deaccessioned items come with written provenance. If requested, a letter of authenticity is available on any item from Sarah Elizabeth Gallery and will be written on company letterhead.
We Buy Antiques: Clothing, Textiles and Uniforms.
We are constantly looking for quality antiques for our gallery. We may purchase individual items or large collections. If you own an item that you are interested in selling, or know someone who does, please contact us by phone or email. Our main goal is to uphold an honest reputation by treating each person with the integrity we would want our family to be treated with.
If additional photographs or descriptions are needed of specific items, please contact us and we will be happy to send them to you.
Sarah Elizabeth Gallery offers on-site and in-house consultation services to individual collectors, dealers, historical reenactors, professionals in theatre, educational venues television and movies. We offer our services to both public and private sectors. We will analyze your item/s, answer questions and conduct research for a comprehensive evaluation. Contact us for consultation fees. References will be provided upon request.
Can’t Find What You Want?
Please contact us if you are looking for a certain item that you do not see on our website and we will try to locate it for you.
We ship domestically and internationally. Fixed shipping charges apply. All textile shipments are packed with acid free tissue paper. Insurance is required on all shipments and is included into the shipping fee.
For returns please contact us within seven days of receiving the item and we may issue a return authorization, the buyer will pay shipping. The item must be returned in the same condition as it was sent in. To insure proper credit all returns must be authorized.
A 6% sales tax will be added on items shipped to Pennsylvania residents.
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