Sunday, 28 November 2010

Think Timeless, Think Vintage.

Vintage clothing should reside in everyones wardrobe; for three reasons:
  • Its unique
  • Its versitile
  • Its classic
Vintage mixed with modern clothing can add a quirky edge to your style without it looking too obvious. For example vintage scarves, bags, brooches and hair jewelry can really pull an outfit together and personalize it.
I read constantly on the internet that you should look in charity shops for the ultimate vintage attire.  But unfortunatly and understandably chairy shops are not everyones cup of tea so I have taken it upon myself to list a few fabulous vintage stores where you can purchase some treasures of your own from either online or in store.
Beyond Retro Clothing - http://www.beyondretro.com/

Beyond retro is a company that supplies the most amazing vintage clothing! (My favourite) They have outlets in :
Brighton - East Sussex
42 Vine Street,
Brighton
BN1 4AG    (Open: 10am-6pm)


London - East End
110-112 Cheshire Street,
London
E2 6EJ         (Open 10am-7pm)


London - West End
58-59
Great Marlborough Street,
W1F 7JY     (Open 10:30am-7:30pm)
Beyond Retro are currently working on an online store so jot down that web address for future reference!
If you visit the Britghton store be sure to take a look at all of the shops in the North Laines. That stretch of highstreet is jam packed with boutiques and stalls! Some to not miss are Hippy Rose Vintage, Dinky Vintage, Gutter Snipes, Hope and Harlequin, Starfish Vintage Clothing and Wolf and Gypsy.

In London:
Camden Market has loads of little shops that offer some really pretty dresses and coats. If your visiting that area check out Thea Vintage and  Lostn 'n' found.  If this is too expensive for you then take a look at East End Thrift Store -http://www.theeastendthriftstore.com/
Unit 1A
Assembly Passage
London
E1 4UT
Thrift stores are perfect for most as they supply vintage items for much much cheaper as most of the stock is under £10. Get on it!


If you want your new wardrobe delivered to your doorstep then check out some of these cool websites that cater for the crossover 1950s/rockabilly style:
http://www.collectif.co.uk/
http://www.dollydagger.co.uk/
http://www.vivienofholloway.com/
http://www.wheelsanddollbaby.com/ 
http://www.ragandmagpie.co.uk/
http://www.motelrock.com/
You can also look on ebay if these are too expensive. Some good vintage sellers are:
http://myworld.ebay.co.uk/princesvintage/
http://shop.ebay.co.uk/fightfordream/
But you can just search Vintage Clothing Women (and your size) for more sellers.

Thanks for reading, hope this was helpful to you.
G x

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