Vintage Clothing

Nine Ethical Fashion Hacks: Look Great And Save Money

Kendall Benton-Collins | Posted 03.07.2017 | UK Style
Kendall Benton-Collins

Are you concerned that your budget doesn't allow you to buy ethically? Worried that committing to a sustainable wardrobe will burn a hole in your pocket? These nine simple fashion hacks will save you!

Can A Fast-Fashion Detox Change Our Shopping Habits?

Lauren Cowdery | Posted 03.07.2017 | UK Style
Lauren Cowdery

But the majority of my wardrobe is still pre-loved, with well over 50% of items from second hand sources. Of the remaining items, the majority are at least two years old and have been worn multiple times, so I'm allowing myself the occasional purchase going forwards.

Retro Bloggers Reveal Their Insider Tips For Buying Vintage Clothes

The Huffington Post UK | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 14.09.2016 | UK Style

The thrill of vintage shopping lies in the excitement of buying items that have the exclusivity of a custom-made piece, but for a fraction of the pric...

Flares Are in This Spring, But Can Anyone Actually Pull Them Off?

Daisy May Sitch | Posted 31.05.2015 | UK Style
Daisy May Sitch

Sure, Victoria Beckham, Alexa Chung and Poppy Delevingne give good flare game but are we non-model, non-celebrity types actually likely to trade in our skinnies and move into bell-bottom territory? Yes, but all summer?

Vintage Shopping For the Plus Size Gal

Becky Barnes | Posted 15.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Becky Barnes

The nations interest in all things vintage is on the up, the popularity of shows like Dawn O'Porter's This Old Thing prove our love does not seem to be waining. From shabby chic furniture, to 40s style tea parties and the ever popular burlesque movement, it would seem us brits are yearning to be taken back to a simpler time.

How to Save Money And Shop Ethically

Wendy Graham | Posted 01.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Wendy Graham

The notion of ethical fashion has been gaining more and more ground recently, particularly since the Rana Plaza disaster in Bangladesh last year. Yet Primark hit the news again yesterday with claims that a cry for help was stitched into the label of a £10 dress. The dressmaker claimed they were forced to work exhausting hours to keep up with our demand for cheap fashion...

I Like Old Clothes and I Cannot Lie

Ben Shires | Posted 09.02.2014 | UK Comedy
Ben Shires

My only real party gripe, and one I fear is acutely specific to me, is that small talk - the lifeblood of the latter uPBE - often throws up a situation that leaves me stumped. And annoyingly, it's all my own fault.

'I'm Giving Old Clothes a New Life Mum'

The Mac Twins | Posted 22.09.2013 | UK Style
The Mac Twins

My desire for vintage clothing was ignited when I moved down to London at 18, with a case full of generic clothes and an ambition to 'find myself'. Three months and several trips to Camden and East London later, I arrived home to Scotland for my first holiday and my mum exclaimed "What on earth have you come dressed as?!"

Treasure Vintage in the Age of Austerity

Christine de Leon | Posted 30.01.2013 | UK Style
Christine de Leon

It's safe to say that the festive season has begun. The office Christmas party is booked and New Year's Eve party invitations have been RSVP'd, so now the 'What will I wear?' question looms in the air, somewhere between your wardrobe as it is now and your bank account.

Poor Boy: Reinventing Vintage

Ben Mirza | Posted 29.01.2013 | UK Style
Ben Mirza

Poor Boy was conceived by the fusing together of two polar opposites, thrift and luxury, two words which are rarely spoken of in the same breath, let alone lay as the foundation for an entire business, yet its founders have proved unflinching in their philosophy.

How to Make Money From Designer Clothes and Accessories

Isabelle Hartley-Nias | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Isabelle Hartley-Nias

Many of us are guilty of making rash purchases. However, items bought in haste are often forgotten and fall to the back of the wardrobe - only to be found months later, tags still in place.

Looking for the Perfect Watch? Why Not Try Vintage?

Matt Payton | Posted 18.12.2012 | UK Style
Matt Payton

I am not asking you to throw away your fitted shirts and shaving brush in favour of an ironic t-shirt and a moustache worthy of an unkempt Tom Selleck.

Charlie Thomas

A Very British Model: Why Boutique Fashion Manufacturers Are Our Export Heroes | Charlie Thomas | Posted 24.09.2012 | UK

London Fashion Week is one of the most glamorous events in the calendar, and at a time when many of Britain’s most loved high street clothing stores...

Superbad Sums

PA | Posted 01.04.2015 | UK

Trendy clothing chain SuperGroup stunned investors today by admitting it had got its sums wrong when forecasting its performance. The Superdry owne...

The Business of Vintage

Naomi Thompson | Posted 17.06.2012 | UK Style
Naomi Thompson

The best piece of advice I've ever been given is, 'You didn't invent the tea cup'. It still makes me smile. Those words came out of the mouth of the most successful retro entrepreneur of them all.

Making the World of Boutique Shopping Smaller With

Sarah McGiven | Posted 20.05.2012 | UK Style
Sarah McGiven

You covet it from the moment it hits the catwalk, you track the days til it drops in store, then - too late! - "we're all sold out madam, but there is one available in our other shop... in Paris". However, thanks to, this type of crushing blow is soon to be obliterated.

London Fashion Week Day 1: Glad Rags in the Age of Austerity

Christine de Leon | Posted 20.04.2012 | UK Style
Christine de Leon

The beauty of second-hand clothes lies somewhere between owning a timeless classic and being creative with your personal style while on a budget. Plus, there is the added feel good factor of knowing you are saving a garment from the landfill and in doing so, you are supporting a good cause.

London Fashion Week Day 2: When Off-Schedule is Just 'Off'

Christine de Leon | Posted 20.04.2012 | UK Style
Christine de Leon

The largest off-schedule event at London Fashion Week this year was The Good Fashion Show, a public event dedicated to eco-fashion.

Get a Sweat On With A Public Nuisance, the Bad Boys of Vintage

Sarah McGiven | Posted 25.03.2012 | UK Style
Sarah McGiven

Despite the sports luxe trend's focus on easy to wear leisure pieces in beautiful but generally wholly unsuitable fabrics - leather, silk, satin etc - the humble jersey sweatshirt remains a go-to, reliable unisex basic.

From North East to West End: Vintage Recycling Specialists RE to Open Permanent Store in Liberty

Sarah McGiven | Posted 18.03.2012 | UK Style
Sarah McGiven

RE, a hard-to-pin-down 'found object', vintage and recycled design company, first pricked my interest as they're based in the tiny, picturesque village of Corbridge, Northumberland, where my mum (and former Sunderland manager, Steve Bruce) is from.

McAlmont is Vintage

Ben Falk | Posted 26.09.2011 | UK Entertainment
Ben Falk

Yes by McAlmont & Butler. What a song. It was on the list for my wedding disco and it's a great tune for the gym. So I was pleased to see David McAlm...