Unique Clothing Collections From Around The World

Catherine Underhill Fitzpatrick
Unique Clothing Collections From Around The World

Find unique clothing collections around the world.

Selected American Costume Collections

Chicago History Museum Costumes and Textiles Collection, Chicago, IL

Cornell University Costume and Textile Collection, Ithaca, NY

Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY

De Young Museum, San Francisco, CA

Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising, Los Angeles, CA

Houston Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX

Indiana University's Elizabeth Sage Historic Costume Collection, Bloomington, IN

Kent State University Museum, Kent, OH

Los Angeles County Museum of Art Costume and Textiles Collection, Los Angeles, CA

Mount Mary College Historic Costume Collection, Milwaukee, WI

Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology, New York, NY

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA

Museum of Lifestyle and Fashion History, Delray, FL

Museum of the City of New York, NY

Museum of Vintage Fashion, Island Falls, ME

Ohio State University at Columbus Historic Costume and Textiles Collection, Columbus, OH

Ohio University Mary C. Doxsee Historic Costume and Textile Collection, Athens, OH

Phoenix Art Museum Fashion Design Collection, Phoenix, AZ

Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI

Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C.

University of Hawaii CTAHR Historic Costume Collection, Honolulu, HI

University of Missouri Historic Costume and Textile Collection, Columbia, MO

Selected International Costume Collections



  • Benalla Costume and Pioneer Museum in Victoria



  • Modesammlung des Historischen Museums in Vienna



  • Municipal Fashion Museum in Hasselt



  • Costume Museum of Canada in Winnipeg



  • Museum of Arts and Crafts in Zagreb



  • Victoria and Albert Museum in London
  • The Fashion Museum in the Assembly Rooms in Bath


  • Musée de la Mode de la Ville de Paris
  • Musée de la Mode et du Textile in Paris


  • Deutsches Historisches Museum in Berlin


  • Museo di Roma in Rome
  • Costume Gallery in the Pitti Palace in Florence


  • Costume Museum of Japan in Kyoto



  • Norsk Folkemuseum in Oslo



  • The State Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg



  • National Museum of Costume in Dumfries


Specialty Collections



  • Bata Shoe Museum in Toronto



  • The Costume Collection at the Royal Opera House in London



  • Atelier-Musée du Chapeau in Chazelles sur Lyon (hats)



  • Museum of Bags and Purses in Amsterdam



  • Museo del Calzado in Alicante (footwear)



  • Black Fashion Museum in Washington, D.C.
  • Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, CA (textiles)
  • Kent State University Museum in Kent, OH (ethnic)
  • Victorian Bridal Museum in Orange, CA
  • Valentine Museum in Richmond, VA (clothing of the South)
  • U.S. Army Women's Museum in Fort Lee, VA


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