At Beyond Retro, we understand the crucial importance of the past in relation to the ever-evolving future. Our expert eye for rare print, shape and embellishment fuels our Design Archive, a reference and inspiration resource for product development across all markets and genders. With over 6,000 original garments and 10,000 print swatches available on-site, our collection offers a remarkably rich and varied selection tracing the evolution of fashion history from the Victorian era through to more recent times.

This veritable treasure trove is visited by design teams, trend forecasters and company directors working within luxury and contemporary fashion, interiors, surface and product design, and we have been well-received at key industry trade shows from Première Vision in Paris to Direction in New York. Our rails and filing cabinets are stocked with everything from exquisite 19th century tailoring to 1930s-era tea dresses, mid-century denim and even military items, while an abundance of original print swatches cover every pattern, motif and theme from florals to paisleys, geos and more. Our globally-sourced collection is constantly evolving as we choose from 1000s of hand-picked items each week to expand our sartorial repertoire and respond to international client needs.

Consultation is by appointment only at our UK Head Office in East London, where visitors are welcome to view the current showroom. We respect client confidentiality and abide by strict guidelines to maintain privacy and security. This discretion is key to the archive’s success, and enables us to work in sync with client design direction as it develops throughout the season and year.

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E-mail :  [email protected]    Telephone: +44 (0)207 729 9001