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Tag Archives: Beyond Retro | Dalston


    Christmas… It’s finally here. The season when it’s okay to wear an ugly knit, drink mulled wine and eat your body weight in mince pies. So we’re kicking off our festivities with a delightful treat for our customers.

    We’ve created a haven for all you Christmas lovers, because let's be honest, no one does the festive season quite like us. Whilst we will be enchanting all of our stores with a little festive magic, we are delighted to announce that this year we have opened a very special Christmas pop-up in our Dalston store .


    We’ve filled the space full of all festive fashions from super ugly Xmas jumpers, to dazzling evening gowns. However flamboyant you wish to be, our pop-up offers hundreds of products guaranteed to make you the star of Christmas Jumper Day, the Office Party, New Year’s Eve and all the festivities in between.


    Xmas jumpers

    From garish ugly knits, to chic Nordic styles, our pop-up has an abundance of classic Christmas Jumpers for both men and women. With over over 10,000 crazy jumpers in-store and online, we’ve got the ultimate selection of one-of-a-kind pieces to suit every festive fan. Here are some of our favourite looks...



    If your knit is not just for Christmas but part of your everyday wardrobe, a Nordic is just up your street. Classic, simply and more subtle festive our pop-up and all other stores have an amazing unique range of vintage Nordic jumpers and cardigans to complete your winter wardrobe.



    If you love purchasing a ridiculous Christmas jumper every year, then HOORAH - what a time to be alive. Not only do we have a wide range of classic ugly sweaters but our LABEL team have created some 3D… pretty horrific (and wildly popular) cuddly toy sweatshirts. Some stunning 3D favourites of ours include snowmen, Disney character and reindeers. Warning: Guaranteed to turn a few heads this Christmas.



    Maybe you are just looking for a “touch” of granny chic for the big day? If so, our hideously over-the-top waistcoats are the perfect choice. And the bonus? No one will have anything quite like it, all the styles instore and online are 100% unique.



    Our pop-up doesn’t stop at Christmas jumpers, it’s the season of overindulgence and we don't just mean with the mince pies! Fill your wardrobe with some seasonal sparkle, for nights out, Christmas parties and, well there's no harm in glamming up to watch a christmas movie on the sofa, right?

    This season, it's all about texture. From sequins and lurex to velvet and silk, we’ve got every possible luxe style for the party season. Whether you’re popping to the shops or hitting the town, make sure you make a statement in our one-off gems.



    We know, Secret Santa and buying gifts is not easy when you are preoccupied with measuring your oven to check that that huge turkey you just bought will actually fit in the oven…So we’ve made it easy for you. Whilst you are shopping for your fabulous outfits, you can also pick up some incredible gifts! From socks and scarfs to sustainable bags, we are ready to help you wow your friends and family with some super cute gifts. We’ll be featuring some of our favourite gifting ideas over the coming weeks so keep your eyes peeled for tips.

    So don’t forget to swing buy our Dalston pop up store now to get into the Christmas (shopping) spirit!

    Words : Mary Costello
  • #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.


    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.



    Courtesy of @FoxcroftandGinger 


    Sara @Waiste


    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"

    Simone @FullyFashionedGirls

    Words: Ellie Burns

    Photography: Naomi Rowland
  • Nautical Chic in Collaboration with Amber Butchart

    All aboard! We've collaborated with notable fashion historian and vintage aficionado Amber Jane Butchart to bring you The Nautical Chic Collection! Set sail with an extensive edit of authentic trend-led vintage treasures handpicked by Amber  in celebration of her forthcoming book, 'Nautical Chic' published by Thames & Hudson

    Cool cat alert! Just don't blame us if you want to don your boat shoes and set sail upon the high seas. Pirate hat optional.

    Shop Nautical Chic


    From the modernist elegance of Coco Chanel to Malcolm McLaren and Vivienne Westwood’s punk-fueled pirates, the appeal of nautical dress has cut a sartorial swathe for over two centuries. But how did garments such as the blue and white fisherman’s top and peacoat cross over from uniform and workwear into fashionable dress? In 'Nautical Chic, the first and only book to look at the history of high fashion on the high seas, Amber Jane Butchart traces the relationship between maritime dress and the fashionable wardrobe, uncovering stories, tracking the trends, and tracing the evolution of the style back to its seafaring roots.

    Taking inspiration from the stories of maritime naval officers, sailor-style and fashion designers throughout the decades, Amber has created an extensive Nautical Chic Collection of authentic trend-led vintage pieces from our site; all aboard with bell bottom flares, sailor-collar blouses, brocade-trimmed naval jackets, anchor motif dresses and of course, the eternally-chic Breton stripe.

    Save the date:  Amber Jane Butchart will be giving an illustrated talk on the history of nautical fashion at Beyond Retro’s store in Dalston on the evening of Wednesday April 22nd bringing Nautical Chic to life. More info > Here

    Win with Nautical Chic: Fancy winning one hella cool prize? Click > Here

    Get some vintage Pinspiration with our Pinterest board of the moment: Nautical Chic 






    Hannah Wilkinson

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