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Kimono a-go-go!

Posted on February 06 2013

Slip into something more sensual this Valentine’s with Beyond Retro’s beautiful collection of authentic Japanese kimonos! With nearly 150 rare pieces to choose from, the collection will hit stores this weekend just in time for Valentine's Day and they are also available online now. Literally meaning “the thing worn”, the kimono has been a staple garment for centuries. The T-shaped gown embodies the luxury of the Orient and classic Japanese artistry. Each kimono has a unique story to tell, with symbolic prints that denotes class, wealth, poetry and art. These rare Kimonos demonstrate beautifully executed textile techniques, with intricately hand-woven ikat fabric, appliqué, hand painting and silk screen printing. Choose from richly decorated gowns in cotton or silk, with some of the garments altered by hand to suit your needs. Also included in this collection is a limited selection of full-length kimonos. Prices start from £45.00 to £80.00. Worn over clothes or with nothing at all, these sumptuous gowns will set hearts racing this Valentines so come and treat your loved one (or yourself) this weekend!