'Tis The Season For Velvet

'Tis The Season For Velvet

We have always been obsessed with this truly sumptuous fabric. Not only is it a great textile to keep one warm and snug during those winter months, it also creates an extremely flattering, elegant and sensuous silhouette. Whether velvet is the main element of a dress or shown on a cuff of a sleeve or a collar, this fabric makes one feel sophisticated and desired. Or perhaps velvet is seen on your favourite accessory, those small touches complete your chosen outfit. The perfect Christmas gift, there is always a place for velvet to shine under those festive lights. 
by Willow Hilson
A Taste for Tartan

A Taste for Tartan

The tartan plaid has played the most outstanding role in the history of vintage fashion. When thinking back to the time when tartan first started, popular opinion would locate tartan's roots in Scottish heritage. However, the earliest examples of this beautiful plaid dates back to 3000 BC. Tartan serves as a mural and once again one is reminded that our modern trends have an intricate history to their fame. This is just one of the reasons why vintage fashion is so invaluable in today's fast fashion world. 
by Willow Hilson
Our Spring Photo Shoot...

Our Spring Photo Shoot...

On many occasions the most inspiring ideas and plans for capturing our beautiful stock can come to mind and feel so exciting to initiate. Also on many occasions, the reality of bringing these ideas to fruition leave the initial idea lost in a blur of budget requirements, weather changes and sometimes, it just not working out.
by Willow Hilson
The Last Buying Trip of 2017

The Last Buying Trip of 2017

We spend our morning going through beautiful vintage, and if it wasn't for the sudden drop in temperature, -4  I am sure we would have spent the entire day choosing new stock for the shop. It was so cold that my feet were numb and my hands were like ice, textiles always seem to be colder to the touch in the winter.
by Willow Hilson
Alterations & Restorations

Alterations & Restorations

Buying and taking care of your vintage garments is the easiest way to keep our planet green. We believe that up-cycling and recycling are the most ethical ways of enjoying fashion.

 

by Willow Hilson