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Posted on July 1, 2015Whether 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 Jen @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
Posted on April 1, 2015
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
Posted on June 28, 2012