Friday, 13 February 2009

The Bride Wore a Dress by Noone!

Valentine's day may be the big V word floating about at the moment but when it comes to stand-out style it's the word vintage that's going to stand the test of time. As mentioned in our Valentine's Special a couple of weeks ago the vintage look is hot on the high street at the moment and because vintage clothes are based on classical designs it's a look that will always remain timeless. If it's good enough for Carrie and Big's wedding, then it's good enough for us!

The big question on every fashionistas lips is: 'where can you buy quality vintage clothing?' The high street stores are doing some very likeable mock- ups but the truth is you're likely to get better value if you shop old school vintage and actually buy clothes and accessories from times gone by. How much access you have to vintage clothing will depend greatly on where abouts you live. London is a hot-bed for retro shops such as Absolute Vintage, Fur Coat and No Knickers and Beyond Retro where you can go on a day-long treasure hunt for beautiful one-off items like those pictured right.

If you don't live in London, which many people don't, there are still some choice online picks to be had if you know where to go. We particularly like Martha's Closet and Steptoe's Antiques as they sell a wide range of vintage items online. You can browse through their range gallery style and select the top items from the comfort of your home! Prices start very low for vintage clothes, which is just the way we like them. So next time you feel a shopping spree coming on why not go vintage and show everyone that you can wear a dress by noone and still look and feel like someone!