We are going to bring together the best vintage clothes from new designers and shops all around the UK and make them available in one place.
We will be providing a wide range of clothes from different era’s ranging from 1920′s to the 1990′s.
If you are a vintage designer and would like to add your clothes to our selection then please visit our contact us page and drop us a line.
We are always looking for new designers!
If you are visiting the store in search for vintage clothes we are looking to launch our shop in early February so please check back soon!
Clothing as well evolves with time but there is no doubt that there will always be lifetime pieces that always remain. Fashion is indeed a way of life. What you usually wear expresses who you are and how you feel. Sometimes, most people regard fashion as freedom- no rules and no boundaries. All in all, we never really realise how huge its role is in our lives.
Though fashion changes from time to time, we have never really let go of the classics. Vintage clothing, as what most fashionistas would describe, never goes away in the fashion scene. Each era has its own distinct style and even though it’s already the 21st century, you can still see key pieces in outfits that resemble the past. From puffed sleeves, silhouettes, maxi skirts and frilly dresses, each style leaves a statement.
1920s – 1950s
1920s has brought a new world to fashion as when the war ended, the people’s fashion became a part of the social change. Women were more brave and confident that it showed by the way they dress. Plus, nobody in the fashion world could forget the feminine and graceful flapper dresses. 1920s was all about sleek hairs, stylish coats, mary janes and cloche hats.
When the 30s came, everything looked heavier and a little more exaggerated than the previous era. Many historians have considered that fashion just became more expressive right after the 20s and that people, other than the Royals, considered dressing up as a custom of life. The 1930s up to the 1940s was the golden age of movies therefore fashion and celebrities was always talked about. Gloves were enormously important in this period as well as shoulder-padded and round puffed sleeves. Shoes became a little higher and rounder on the toes and clothing became more open to various prints. Men and women in these eras were always forced to look impressively polished wherever they go and it was only until the 1950s that casual wear was considered. This was when women can finally dress up in simple shirts and skirts on an ordinary day and men can wear jeans and buttoned shirts as well.
1960s – 1970s
When the 50s bade farewell to let a new era come in, the fashion era took a big step on taking fashion risk. It was in these decades that a lot of previous fashion norms were broken and that women were more confident with their own bodies. Colour was definitely one of the top changes as every piece of outfit must have one statement piece that bursts out in pastel colours. Choices of fabrics also became broader as well as prints and patterns. In the mid 60s, the mini skirt was introduced and was widely accepted. And in the 70s, the ever so famous hippie clothing came to being.
80s was the era where a lot was going on. People suddenly bade farewell to the hippie days and said hello to pop domination. This was the year of both New Wave and Pop and music really played a huge role in depicting fashion trends on this era. Most famous fashion icons those days were Michael Jackson, Madonna and Cyndi Lauper in the Pop music scene and R.E.M., U2, Metallica and the likes for Rock n’ Roll. People in the 80s based their own styles of clothing on their choice of music.
How to Find Vintage Clothing Today
For fashion enthusiasts and vintage aficionados, having authentic vintage clothing might be quite a challenge. Some are rare and are truly expensive however, if you’re lucky, you could snag a bargain.
Remember that these clothes are old and most of them are used (that is why they’re called vintage). So you have to check the clothes thoroughly before you actually buy them. Look for the zippers, seams, buttons, stains etc. Also, you have to be sure that it fits you well. What’s great about vintage clothes today is that they’re one of a kind and it’s quite difficult to find the perfect size for you. So if you find one that you really like and fits you, it’s a total winner. If you’re buying online, you must be aware of the specific size. Vintage clothing is rather more expensive than normal clothes and it would be such a waste if you bought the wrong size.