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  • #mydreamvintagedress

    Whether it’s a foxy 70s suede siren or a swinging 60s shift, a floofy 80s puffball or a 90s grunge-tastic tea-dress, everyone's dream vintage dress is as differently unique as you. Once discovered though, it's surely the sweetest of successes - the dress your wardrobe has been waiting for and the item that's forever been on your 'vintage bucket list'. It's just finding it that can be a bit of a quest. Well look no longer as this July we launch #MyDreamVintageDress and are stocking our stores and online store with over 10,000 dresses (one for every day of the year since 1975 dontcha know!) so your dream dress can be a reality.     DSC_0547e   Kicking #MyDreamVintageDress off in style, we invited our favourite bloggers and vintage lovers down to our Dalston Store a wee while ago to make their vintage dress dreams come true (accompanied with lots of deliciously flaky pastries and fresh coffee from our new Beyond Retro cafe residents Foxcroft & Ginger of course!) From boho babe Sara Waiste's 70s dashiki to Jen’s jazzy sequin number and Ellie’s super glam 50’s frock, we found a dream dress for everyone.   DSC_0529e   DSC_0527e   Courtesy of @FoxcroftandGinger  DSC_0648e   Sara @Waiste DSC_0606e Ellie @RoseandVintage   DSC_0600eJen @JenElectro Fancy joining in and finding your own dream vintage dress? Then shop for yours online here or at one of our stores in Dalston, Soho, Brighton or Brick Lane. Once you've found it make sure you tag us on social media with #mydreamvintagedress for a chance to be featured on our newsletter.   And before we toodle-pip we’re also giving you the chance to win a £250 shopping spree in one of our London stores to make your wardrobe's dreams come true! Oh and did someone mention free overnight stay at one of the hippest hotels The Hoxton Shoreditch too?! We sure did! For your chance to win enter HERE.   This month we're going to make all of your wildest and most wonderful of dress dreams come true so you can say "I found #mydreamvintagedress" DSC_0580e Simone @FullyFashionedGirls   Words: Ellie Burns Photography: Naomi Rowland
  • Glastonbury Street Style

    And so it's finally here, the ultimate highlight of the festival season - Glastonbury!  In this month's Glamour magazine (July issue) Katherine Omerod asked 'Are Festivals the New Frow?' and it got us thinking about festival fashion and how it came to be ....

    When it comes to 'festival fashion' old Glasto has seen it all; from mud-only outfits (ooh la la) to wedding dresses, everything out of the ordinary is embraced, the wackier the wilder the better in fact. However in the 1970s when the festival first started it was all about dressing in a free-spirited, full-of-life and carefree fashion and essentially fashion didn't come into it - folkloric fringing and bohemian bell sleeves were the look du jour and it's a look we're now rocking this for the second time around (link to Leigh's festival edit). This is also true of style in 1995, it was the year that Pulp played the Pyramid Stage - after The Stone Roses had to unexpectedly cancel - and Glastonbury-goers were dressed in bucket-hats, band tees and baggy trousers, an outfit that certainly wouldn't look out of place in our Dalston store today. Fast forward ten years to 2005 and Kate Moss inadvertently birthed the term 'festival fashion'by turning up to an extremely muddy farm in Somerset wearing those now-iconic itsby-bitsy denim cut-offs paired with a waistcoat and wellies. It's now the uniform of every festival-goer across the country - boys and girls alike. However we agree with Glamour "forget about waterproofs and wellies it's a catwalk out there" and we say wear what makes you happy and anything goes! 

    We're taking a look back to some of our favourite outfits from Glastonbury... and praying for sunshine! Shop our Mens Festival edit here and Womens here.

    Image Sources: Glamour Magazine Kate Moss, Alexa Chung and Florence Welch leading the way with festival style
    Cressida Bonas sporting our sweet label metallic bomber
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    The bum bag - an absolute essential!
    1372775736-dsc_6073__large Sporting Beyond Retro with a trusty pair of Dr Martens at Glasto
    Image Source: We love the mixing of prints and textures teamed with the funky shades in this Glastonbury number

    Words by: Ellie Burns

  • An ode to Dads for Father's Day

    With Father's Day just around the corner we thought it would only be right to show our Dads some love and appreciation. For their cheesy jokes, crazy jumpers, Dad dancing, remote pinching, taxi driving, stinky farting, chip stealing and especially for sporting those questionable hairstyles in all of our baby photos. Speaking of which, here's a selection of photos of our Dads through the years. Dads of the world we think you're ace.     dad and joe   dad prom   Dad   G&A009   G&A024   Retro Dad   scan   photo (31) Plum and her Dad   IMG_0231

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