Vintage Fashion Clothing Blog | Beyond Retro
Posted on February 22, 2017
At Beyond Retro we are committed to our ethos of providing one of a kind sustainable fashion and to ultimately target the crisis of stuff - any stuff in fact! Our LABEL team actively think of creative and innovative ways to bring this to our customers. Our latest range of bags are made with materials that usually would go to landfill, the limited edition range uses elements of surplus army, prison uniform and original carharrtt workwear garments.The bags are the latest pieces in a series of innovative solutions pioneered by our Beyond Retro LABEL range.
On the 24th of February, orange will officially become the new black as this unique line of bags hits Topman Oxford Circus! Since we have began our LABEL range we have saved 600,000 items a year from landfill and every year we plan to increase this!
Our reinvention, comes to you in four different styles: Jamie Backpack in camo and orange twill, Parker canvas backpack, and the Charlie tote bag. The transformation process is cleverly thought out to make as little waste as possible from our chosen material. Without compromising on style, we have created something which is not just sustainable but fashion forward too!
We are all about putting sustainability and style hand in hand and making this accessible to everybody. Sometimes to achieve something unique you have to think outside of the box and we hope that by doing that we have not only created something beautiful but helped to target our key values too! This collection is exclusive to Topman! So get down there and see what it has to offer!
Words: Bethany Powers
Posted on February 15, 2017
Secret cinema makes its comeback this valentine's with a Moulin Rouge inspired evening of fun and frolics. The Baz Luhrmann classic is the enchanting on screen story of beauty, truth, freedom and of course love. This story isn’t just told with it’s fabulous music and cast but also its outstanding costume that transformed us back into the time of Paris’s bohemian revolution. Secret cinema expects nothing less of it attendees and we at Beyond Retro have got everything you need to follow suit!
Moulin Rouge oozed sex appeal and created so many sensual on screen moments of Satine draped in vintage lingerie. Corsets, sheer nightgowns, slips and hold ups stole the show when making these looks. At Beyond Retro we have so many special pieces that will help you unleash your inner Satine.
These are some of our favourites. Find more here.
Moving slightly on from lingerie, a texture that encapsulates all of the glamour of the moulin rouge is lace. French and fabulous, adding a little bit of lace to your outfit gets us vintage lusting in all kinds of ways. Check out some of our favourite lace numbers and how they could help build your Moulin Rouge look.
Lust over lace here
YES YOU CAN CAN CAN!
You might not be able to practice your high kicks in time for secret cinema but you can most certainly look the part.. Our tulle under skirts and ra ra dresses will get you looking Can Can worthy in no time at all!
To complete the Parisian look, pair a top hat, gloves and fishnets..and if you fancy toning it down a little, just head to our website to check out our incredible array of new and vintage accessories to help you complete your look!
Check out our full glove selection here
Find more hats here
SUITED AND BOOTED
Even for the children of the revolution the allure of snazzy waistcoat, fitted jackets and cravats was irresistible. Start your outfit with a statement suit jacket or tail coat for a suave parisian feel then begin to add some colour and sparkle to your classic vintage pieces with waistcoats and all important accessories!
Shop Jackets here and more shirts here!
Up your waistcoat game with our huge online selection here!
Finally finish off the look with the essential accessories!
Come what may, if you’re lucky enough to be attending secret cinema’s Moulin Rouge extravaganza or are just wanting to reminisce one of the most beautiful films of the last 20 years, our vintage stores have everything you need to become entwined in the film’s glitz and glamour.
Words: Bethany Powers
Posted on February 9, 2017
Beyond Retro’s green valentines gift edit
Okay so Valentines can be both a blessing or a curse depending if St. Valentine has been kind to you this year, but if not … it’s time to treat yourself to anything and EVERYTHING you deserve, because a reluctant tinder date just isn’t going to cut it.
We’ve looked at some amazing eco-friendly gifts to help you show your love without costing the earth...quite literally. Gifting vintage is already one step in the right direction to giving a little more love to our planet.
We’ve chosen some of our top ethically sustainable valentine's gifts that your lover will love to receive!
Are you and your other half beach body ready? Probably not...so maybe swap the chocolates for this humorous print by Lucky Budgie for East End Prints.
Beach Body Print - £20
This 100% recycled cotton backpack from Baggu will be your other half's go to backpack, it's saving the plantet and looks great too!
Baggu Backpack 100% Recycled Cotton Backpack : £35
Our LABEL Shacket is a casual classic - great for a day date!
Label Ralph Shacket : £40
Fill this LABEL backpack with treats for your other half - we have sewn every inch of it with love!
LABEL Mixed Denim Backpack : £35
Not really the valentines sort? This casual LABEL reworked shirt is great for those laid back boys
LABEL Plaid Hooded Shirt : £32
A pretty in pink retro style print by Fitzy GoGo at East End Prints
Love Kitten Art Print : £20
Otra Recycled rubber earrings - recycling never looked so good!
Otra Burts Earrings : £18
The matching burst necklace - wow you're sweetheart without breaking the bank!
Otra Burst Necklace : £24
Our signature LABEL dome mini backpack - the perfect gift..sewn with love!
LABEL Mini Velvet Backpack : £36
Beyond retro LABEL cute red dress - date worthy!
LABEL Corduroy Dress : £35
For more romantic ways to save the earth, just head over to our website or into our stores to find yourself a treasure trove of amazing vintage gems...saving one relationship at a time.
Words : Mary Costello