The Best Vintage Clothing

Vintage Brooches and How to Wear Them Posted on 29 Jan 08:18 , 0 comments

Brooches and pins have fallen out of fashion a little in recent years, but they were incredibly popular in the 1950s. Nothing adds a vintage touch to your outfit like a pin on your lapel, and the right brooch can turn an ordinary outfit into something quite spectacular. Of course you don't just have to wear a brooch on your coat, there are lots of other ways to wear a vintage pin.  You can use it to keep a neck scarf tied, pin one to a hat or wear a chunky brooch at the neck of a button-up shirt (in place of a tie). Wear one on your jeans cuffed up. Pin one to your fabric handbag. Or how about pinning one in your hair to decorate a chignon, onto a ribbon headband for a fabulous hairpiece or even pin one onto a clutch-bag to add a dash of instant glamour! Here are some of my favourite vintage brooches in store at the moment. How would you wear them?Send me your ideas for using a vintage brooch to accessorize your wardrobe!   And we have lots more! You can see our full range of vintage brooches here,        

When Vintage Becomes Antique: Victorian and Edwardian Clothing Posted on 17 Jan 16:18 , 0 comments

At the moment vintage fashions from the 1960s and 70s are very popular, partly because it's very easy to find vintage clothing from that era. The synthetic fabrics used over the last 50 years mean that these fashions from these decades are more durable will be around for many years to come.  Mid-century fashions are also very popular as are 1920s styles, but the further back in time you go, the rarer true vintage clothes become. Don't despair though, it is possible to find genuine (and quite often unworn) items of clothing from the pre 1920s. Anything older than 100 years is classified as an antique and antique clothing from the Victorian and Edwardian eras is a real privilege to come across. The Victorian era includes anything from the late 1830s through to the turn of the century (Queen Victoria died in 1901). Edwardian follows on for this until the end of 1910. If you think of Edwardian fashions think of the movie Titanic (which was set in 1912) and you've got the right idea. Speaking of "Titanic", many vintage  items found in our local area around  Williamsport Pennsylvania made it into the 1998 film of the same name. Victorian  white tea gowns and day dresses also make exquisite vintage themed wedding gowns. So one-of-a-kind-unique! Pretty and demure, dresses from the Victorian and Edwardian eras were long and often embellished with lace and ruffles. Take a look at the genuine antique clothing below to get some inspiration - which is your favourite? All the items listed below are in stock in our store at the moment and you can see our full range of antique clothing and accessories here.       All the items listed below are in stock in our store at the moment and you can see our full range of antique clothing and accessories here.