Karen Augusta has purchased, sold and appraised antique clothing, laces, textiles and fashion accessories for almost four decades. She is the owner of Antique Lace & Fashion, an historic costume and textile business geared to museums and serious collectors.
In 1996, Karen developed http://www.antique-fashion.com , an award winning web site that has extended her knowledge and love of historic costume to clients in far reaching locales. Its companion site, www.antique-lace.com has been used as a resource and teaching tool in many classes over the past decade.
Karen has curated or acted as consultant for many costume and lace exhibits in the United States and has appraised collections for public institutions and private collectors throughout North America. Karen is a member of The Costume Society of America and The Textile Society of America. She serves as a fashion and textile appraiser on the popular PBS series, Antiques Roadshow.