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1918 jacket is stolen from Camden Passage clothes shop

Owner left devastated after silk garment that dates back to the First World War was snatched

27 September, 2019 — By Calum Fraser

Annie Moss at her shop

A RARE £300 silk jacket that dates back to the First World War was stolen from a vintage clothes shop leaving the 79-year-old owner devastated.

Annie Moss, who owns Annie’s, one of the oldest vintage clothes stores in Camden Passage, found the “hand embroidered” green silk jacket had been stolen from the back of a mannequin on Friday.

Celebrities including Kate Moss and Ralph Lauren have shopped at Annie’s and the costumes for the remake of The Great Gatsby starring Leonardo Dicaprio were partly sourced from the store.

The missing garment

Mrs Moss said the jacket was the “most beautiful” piece she had ever seen and the best she has had in the shop’s 40-year history. “It’s more than a shame, it is a disaster,” she added. “It came in a few weeks ago and we almost sold it a few times. It was greatly admired.

“I think they have just slipped it into their handbag and walked out.”

The dress dates back to 1918. The incident happened at around noon on Friday 20. If anyone has seen it they are asked to contact Annie on 020 7359 0796.

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