Sunday, 27 December 2009

20% OFF ALL ORDERS!!!

20% Off all orders!

From the 26th December 2009 until 4th January 2010 all orders will automatically save 20%. Just add your items to the shopping basket and when you go to checkout 20% will automatically be deducted! This is available on all items, not just a few select items like most other websites! So what are you waiting for! Be individual and stylish for less at My Vintage this Christmas.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all our customers.

My Vintage

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Friday, 11 December 2009

Christmas Delivery Dates

Christmas Delivery Dates 2009

The last dates for guaranteed Christmas delivery on UK orders are:

Standard Delivery - Monday 21st December before 12pm.

Next Day Delivery - Wednesday 23rd December before 12pm.


All orders received after these dates, will be despatched on the next available date over the Christmas period.

Deliveries will be back to normal on Monday 4th January 2010.


Royal Mail have added a few extra services during the run up to Christmas, they include:

Extra deliveries: In the week leading up to Christmas, Royal Mail will be delivering in the evenings and on Sunday the 20th.

Later opening hours: If you're out when Royal Mail try to deliver, they've made it easier to collect your post from your local Enquiry Office, which will be open later from 14th December. The opening hours will be on your 'sorry you were out' card.

More redelivery options: You can arrange redelivery of your Christmas parcels to your home address, a neighbour's address or your local Post Office®. And for December only, you can collect from your Post Office® for free.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

From all at My Vintage.

Wednesday, 28 October 2009

New Live Chat Feature!

We are thrilled to announce that we now offer a totally live chat service!

Whenever you come onto the site - check the chat icon box in the top left hand corner. If this says ONLINE then that means you can speak to one of our team 100% live and 100% free!

It's a great little feature to use - it doesn't cost a penny and you can ask us anything. If you need help or guidance with the site or if you are looking for something that you can't find. Even if you want a second opinion on the outfit you've picked from My Vintage or would like to give us some feedback on the site! Whatever the query - click to chat and we'll be straight with you!

Go and try it now! We look forward to hearing from you really soon!

Happy surfing!
My Vintage

Royal Mail strikes won't affect your order!

The Postal Strike Wont Affect Your Order!

ROYAL MAIL POSTAL STRIKES We are pleased to say your order with My Vintage will not be affected by the Royal Mail postal strikes in the UK. Your order will be delivered as normal by courier.

Parcelforce 24 for all next day deliveries £6.95

Courier for all standard delivery orders 3-5 days £4.95

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Thursday, 8 October 2009

New Arrival - Ladies Vintage Mary Quant Mod Dress

Fabulous Designer Vintage Clothing at My Vintage!

Just arrived at My Vintage is this stunning ladies 1960s vintage Mary Quant black mod dress.

CLICK HERE to view


A timeless and classic piece of vintage designerwear by the legendary Mary Quant. Tight black mini mod dress made from a bubbly textured thick knit acrylic. High neck and long sleeves with figure hugging lycra qualities. Back zip fastening, full stretch. The perfect sixties dress, great with knee high boots!

Bust - 36" Waist - 32" Length - 35" (UK Size 12)

Excellent vintage condition

Loads more fabulous Designer Vintage Clothing available including Mary Quant, Biba, Ossie Clark, Oscar De La Renta, Radley, Chloe, Christian Dior and many more.

Thursday, 24 September 2009

New Arrival - Vintage Oscar De La Renta Two Piece Dress/Suit

Fabulous Designer Vintage Clothing at My Vintage!

Just arrived at My Vintage is this stunning ladies 1960s vintage Oscar De La Renta two piece silk suit/dress.

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Luxurious and decadent suit from sixties Oscar De La Renta. A real vintage treasure! Two piece dress suit in shimmering silk coloured in floral notes of mint, aqua, peach and rose with an all over floral print. High neck top with ivory lace panels to front and full button up fastening to back. Gathering at shoulders with wide trumpet sleeves edged with lace. This top makes for a fabulous outfit with jeans or leggings too. Pretty petal skirt with a deep high waistband and loose wiggle shape. Fixed waist with zip fastening. All made from non stretch 100% silk. Stunning!

Chest - upto 38" Waist - 30" Skirt Length - 30" Top Length 26" (UK Size 10)

Excellent vintage condition


Loads more fabulous Designer Vintage Clothing available including Mary Quant, Biba, Ossie Clark, Oscar De La Renta, Radley, Chloe, Christian Dior and many more.

Click Here to view our exclusive range of Designer Vintage Clothing

Tuesday, 22 September 2009

Vintage Fashion Trends AUtumn/Winter 09/10

Fashion Trends Autumn/Winter 09/10 - Take a Vintage Look

Fashion Trends – Autumn/Winter 2009/2010 – Take a vintage look.

It's that time of year once again, where the catwalks are drenched with sumptuous new designs for the season ahead. So what are we going to be wearing in the months ahead? We take a look at the best of the fashion trends for autumn and winter 2009/2010 and see what's changed as we move on a decade from the naughties to the tens. We also give you some top tips on how, with a bit of imagination and time, you can create the prefect on-trend looks using decadent and individual vintage clothing.

It's been a while since we've seen such a conscious and definitive correlation between the catwalk trends and our social and political position. Driven by the global economic disaster, we are presented with more muted tones and classic shapes that give our clothing a broader appeal and longer shelf life.

Autumn is a great time of year, it gives us the opportunity to start layering again, giving more scope for mix and match items. Colour wise we see that a whole spectrum of indigos are going to be huge. Think deep metallic majolica blues, iron greys and lavender lilacs mixed with shimmering mauves and deep cool teals. For the remaining palette we see beautiful diluted floral tones, think burnt sienna, warm olive, honey yellow and crème brulee. There is no doubt that we can find these tones in vintage clothing. For the more muted bohemian tones we look towards the seventies for vintage dresses and vintage blouses. For the more extreme indigo moods we turn to the eighties with sequins, padding and shimmer. Eighties vintage clothing is brimming with ultra glam purples, blues and greens with as much sparkle and drama as you can shake a stick at, you just need to know where to look.

Some of the more obvious links between the autumn 2009 trends and vintage clothing come from the big return of leather, velvet and tweed.

Leather - From the bike to the boardroom, this season leather really gets grown up with skirt suits, fitted midi jackets and trench coats. Adapt this in your vintage wardrobe with all manner of vintage leathers, let your imagination be your only restriction!

Tweed - Tweed has been reborn before, only this time we see a real urban edge. Think mod styling and large vintage accessories i.e. oversize monochrome tweed vintage blazers with bold tights, vintage leather belts and large shopper style handbags.

Velvet - For velvet we say bye bye to naff-ville and hello to clever shades of ruby, emerald, sapphire and gold. Combine this with luxurious jewel details and you have one of the hottest party looks for the Christmas season ahead. Slashing, buttons and drapes are all key features so keep your eyes peeled for the more unusual and head turning vintage items that can be brought back to life decades on.

The starring role on the catwalks this season had to be the shoulders. Keeping bottom half silhouettes short and narrow for femininity, shoulders were anything from pointy to boxy, humped to flowing and everything in-between. For a gentle take on the extreme styles, try sixties and seventies vintage clothing for soft and billowing sleeves as demonstrated by Dolce & Gabbana. For hardcore power dressing head straight for the eighties vintage dresses, vintage coats and vintage blouses for Marc Jacobs and Zac Posen type bellowing shapes.

And lest we forget, we have seen yet another super trashy eighties revival on the recent catwalks. Designers from Louis Vuitton to Michael Kors resuscitated the eighties for us which is great news for vintage clothing lovers worldwide! This time round think Alexis Carrington on acid with plenty of room for tight lycra, puffballs, shoulder padding, lame, peplums, huge knitwear and one shoulder styles. All, of course, sprinkled with that magical eighties glitter. Tacky is most definitely the new classy. When looking for eighties vintage clothing, don't be afraid of animal prints, wet looks, and bright corals!

So there we have it, all you need to know about the latest fashion trends, and how to start looking at vintage for them. You'll be surprised at how easy it becomes with a little practice.... And remember to stay vintage and stay gorgeous.

Click here to view our on trend vintage fashion.

Copyright 2009, My Vintage. May be reprinted in its entirety with full credit given to My Vintage and a link to www.myvintage.co.uk.

New Arrival - Ladies Vintage Moschino Couture Jacket


Fabulous Designer Vintage Clothing at My Vintage!

Just arrived at My Vintage is this stunning ladies 1980s vintage Moschino Couture jacket in red and black.

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Exclusive vintage designerwear! An amazing piece of Moschino Couture brought to you by My Vintage! Gorgeous red jacket in a military style with black panels and large chunky gold heart shaped buttons. Lapels and faux pockets with trim to back. Silky feel raylon/acetate non stretch material. Fully lined, fluted hem. Long sleeves with button cuffs. One button missing to shoulder - other than that in fantastic vintage condition.

Bust - 38" Length - 24" (UK Size 10/12)

Excellent vintage condition


Loads more fabulous Designer Vintage Clothing available including Mary Quant, Biba, Ossie Clark, Oscar De La Renta, Radley, Chloe, Christian Dior and many more.

Click Here to view our exclusive range of Designer Vintage Clothing

Wednesday, 9 September 2009

New Vintage Dresses at My Vintage

Fantastic Vintage Dresses just added to My Vintage Perfect for the party season! Stand out from the crowd with a unique and fabulous vintage dress.

CLICK HERE to view our full range of vintage dresses.

Below are a few of our favourites!


ABOVE - Fabulous Vintage 1980s Black Puffball Prom Dress with Green Bow Size 8/10
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ABOVE - Stunning Vintage 1980s Silver & Black Halterneck Party Dress Size 10/12
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Lots of fabulous vintage clothing being added over the next few weeks including -

Vintage Body Con Skirts

Vintage Party Dresses

Vintage 1980s Jackets


Vintage Leggings

Vintage Bags

Vintage Belts


And Much Much More!!!

Wednesday, 12 August 2009

Autumn/Winter Fashion Trends 2009 - Mega 80s

To view items from the My Vintage "Mega 80s" collection simply click here

The eighties trend has been hanging around for the past few years - we are still wearing leggings and ra ra skirts and some of us have even dipped our toes into the nu-rave neon pool this summer. But on the catwalks this season we have seen a big leap into what we call the "mega eighties". Think big shoulders, layers of lace, sequins, puff skirts, tapered trousers, shoulder pads, blazers and colour clashing. The bigger the better!

So if ever there was a perfect time to try vintage clothing then it's right now! And here at My Vintage we have plenty of eighties gear from the weird and wonderful to the contemporary and classic, with a whole host of goodies in between. Look out for quirky puffball vintage party dresses and Dynasty-esque shoulder padded vintage suits. Red and black has always been a killer colour combo so keep your eyes peeled for dresses like these, which are both under £80!




















You can also work the red and black look brilliantly in the daytime. Again, shoulder pads are a must. Look for real power dressing outfits in more masculine shapes. If you're clever you can even mix this into a nautical vintage look that screams fashionista. This blazer dress is perfect - full of full-on shoulder power but short enough to avoid the f-word (that's frumpy by the way!)


The emphasis on the mega eighties trend is drama but that doesn't have to mean tacky or outrageous. For the perfect Hollywood glamour evening piece why not go for something in black with pastel shades of lemon, pink or sky blue. Think satins and silks rather than taffeta and lace if you want to follow the trend in a sleek understated fashion. This black and pink large bow evening gown is the perfect example and is available for only £75!


If you're young and girly and fancy being a bit more Michaela McQueen than Michaela Strachan then look for mini prom dresses with fitted bodices and puffed out skirts. Don't be shy of colours as this look needs a sugar injection. Pinks, yellows, blues, greens and oranges are favourites with us here at My Vintage. We absolutely adore this multicolour harlequin puffball prom dress for only £75!


So be brave and go mega eighties this party season! But get in quick as the best vintage dresses will not stick around!

To view the My Vintage Mega 80s collection and lots of other fabulous vintage clothing click here

Tuesday, 4 August 2009

Autumn/Winter Fashion Trends 2009 - Indigo Moods

To view items from the My Vintage Indigo Moods collection click here

The hottest trend for the autumn/winter season ahead simply has to be indigo moods. First and foremost you simply have to invest in some mauves, purples and lilacs for both day and night wear.

Look for purples with glitz, glamour and especially gold highlights for superb vintage evening wear.

But the indigo moods trend does not stop at purple, in fact it has much more depth. Like many of this season's trends, the context is more intense and intelligent that it appears at first glance. Driven by the global economic crisis, tones are muted and understated. And layering is key. Styles are classic and retrospective to promote longevity and value for money. Once again, clothing is an investment, particularly when it is vintage.

The key to this trend is spectrum, particularly greens and blues. Creating a whole outfit in midnight blues or teal greens is so the way to go. But don't be afraid to mix and contrast, purples and greens can look beautiful in floral day wear.


For a gentle introduction to the trend or a stylish add-on, look for accessories in jade greens, navy blues and shimmering mauves. Scarves, beads, hairbands and shoes are a great way to trend on a budget.

To view items from the My Vintage Indigo Moods collection click here

Friday, 17 July 2009

How To Make Any Body Shape Look Fantastic!

How To Make Any Body Shape Look Fantastic!

We've all heard of hourglass, apple and pear – but did you know there are actually 12 different female body shapes? Each one as unique and defined as the next, and all easy to identify. In this guide, we look at the 6 most common body types and give you some great tips on how to use your clothing to flatter and accentuate what mother nature gave you!

The Hourglass

If you've got big boobs, curvy hips and a nipped in waist then your hourglass figure is the envy of most women and the fantasy of most men! You have the most perfect womanly shape – do not hide it!

What to wear? You simply have to wear fitted clothing. You should clasp your curves and stretch your torso, so opt for V-neck cardigans and tight pencil skirts. A pointed stiletto could ruin the whole look to be sure to go for block heel rounded or peep toes for that Hollywood siren vibe!

The Pear

This is all about proportion, and certainly not weight. Your top half is trim and balanced but you have wide hips and thick thighs. You may also feel your legs, calves and ankles lack shape.

What to wear? Flat fronted trousers can be your best friend. If you want to wear skirts and dresses but aren't happy with your legs, then go for a pair of straight boots. It's best to avoid any patterns or pockets around the hips and waist. Wearing a feature belt over dresses or coats will put focus on your waist and create balance.

The Cello

You don't do small. Big boobs, big bum and big thighs, but all with an air of feminine charm – you are all woman! Your neck and legs are toned and shapely.

What to wear? Those boobs will look fantastic in a wide V-neck and this can be seriously versatile. Go for fixed waist skirts with sewn down panelling to flatter your tummy. A wedge heel will support your frame whilst showing off those luscious ankles. Stand tall and proud in bold block colours.

The Lollipop

The envy of many, and perfect for the red carpet. In evening wear you're sex on a stick – buxom boobs and slim legs that go on for miles! But daywear can be a little trickier, you find it hard to balance your shape.

What to wear? Bell bottom or bootcut trousers will balance out our big boobs, making you less top heavy. Try day dresses with isolated pleats to draw attention to your waist. Keep heels thin to match your legs.

The Cornet

You were a tomboy when you were younger, and as the years passed those curvy bits never did appear. Your triangle shape is not the most feminine and you seem to live in sportswear, jeans and vest tops. Little did you know that this is the very shape that is perfect for the catwalk!

What to wear? Your staple wardrobe item has to be a wrap or tea dress in a draping fabric and you can get away with any pattern you fancy! Skinny jeans are ideal for playing up those snake like hips. Heels should be delicate to focus on slim calves and exquisite ankles.

The Apple

The roundest of all the body shapes, and perfect for cuddling! You are usually the least confident but an apple shape is often just a little puppy fat or the dreaded middle age spread. Instead of draping yourself in yards of fabric, embrace your shape and adapt your style. Your body can easily be redefined if you choose the right clothing.

What to wear? Avoiding any extra bulk is key, so skirts and trousers should be side fastening and flat fronted. Traditional jeans aren't great with apples but if you like your denim then try a tailored, wide leg denim trouser. A small shaped wedge is the perfect shoe to show off your shapely legs. Accessorise like crazy, the bigger the better!

So there we have it, a few pointers on how to dress no matter what your shape. And remember, shape and size are very different things – so study our guide carefully before you try out our tips!

My Vintage are a leading online vintage & retro clothing retailer. Visit www.myvintage.co.uk for a wide range of vintage & retro clothing for men & women.

Copyright 2009, My Vintage. May be reprinted in its entirety with full credit given to My Vintage and a link to www.myvintage.co.uk.

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Hi guys!

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And for all your fahionistas out there we now have a brand spanking new feature on the site! You can now search by trend to find fabulous vintage and retro clothing that mirrors the latest catwalks! Just click on TRENDS and get creative!

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The 'Get It Right' 80s Vintage Clothing Guide

Well it's official, the eighties are back with a vengeance! Love it or hate it, we guarantee you'll succumb to at least one eighties trend by the end of the year!

Sure you can pick up some eighties inspired fashion from a high street chain or designer label, but why not go all out authentic (and save a packet) but buying original vintage clothing?

With a whole array of vintage clothes & accesories to choose from, from the sublime to the ridiculous and everything in-between, how can you be sure you get it just right? In this guide we explore the eighties trends you should be following and how to wear them at their best...


Acid Wash Denim

Very Agness Deyn, acid wash denim is back and as punchy as ever. We've seen some glorious mini dresses, skirts, shorts and ripped jeans, all of which can be found in there original vintage form. And if you're handy with a Singer, find some vintage acid wash jeans and make your own hot pants or mini for the summer. Don't forget jackets too, keep them cropped and fitted or blazer shape for a look that's bang on trend.

Batwings

Available in both long and short sleeves, the batwing has made a few appearances in recent years, so if you're lucky you might already own one. This time it's all about the colour, pattern and detail. Stripes, polka dots, nudes and sparkles are most definitely in. Material can be thick and knitted or fine and silky. The ever flattering batwing can also be used in the multi layer look, perfectly versitile.

Bold Colour

Neons are fab and oh so hot, but as long as it's bright, block and in no way understated, then you're right where you need to be. This trends are bound to build momentum as the summer months approach, so get buying now. Clashing is encouraged so get creative. We're talking orange dress, cerise heels and lime accessories – but if you're brave enough to carry this off then don't forget the St.Tropez!

Sequins

We've all had enough of the doom and gloom, so glitz and glamour has been reignited to make us all feel extra special! Sequins make an appearance on many other looks - jumpsuits, blazers and one shoulder dresses. You can find lots of sequinned eighties vintage gems, or buy something plain and get customising!

Zips

Not for the faint hearted, zips are mega eighties and mega trashy! Best in black, look for tops, dresses, jackets and skirts with oversize or contrast colour zip detail. This is one trend that must be kept in isolation, don't mix multiple zipped separates if you want to keep your chic factor.

Polka Dots

Think Grease, Fame and Barbie. Polka dots are a cute and easy to find print that can be mixed, matched and worn in any colour combo. Best kept to dresses and skirts, but found on some snappy little blouses, polka is even more tongue in cheek than the first time round. For extra punch, try oversize dots and for sleek summer tailoring go for tiny ditsy print.

One Shoulder

A one shoulder dress will blast you into the outer fashion stratosphere and beyond. Seen all over the latest red carpets, this look has just the right balance of sex appeal, glamour and class. For fun holiday wear try a micro mini one shoulder dress or a printed one shoulder play suit. For the pinnacle of evening wear chic, go for an all out floor length gown in simple shimmering fabric.

Jumpsuits

Never to be confused with the (very naff) catsuit, your jumpsuit should be big and blousey. Shoulder pads or overworked shoulders are good, buttons are great and drawstrings and sequins add glamour and grace. Make sure your jumpsuit can be pulled in at the waist and keep trousers wide, not tapered. For the summer months, go for a sweet and sexy short playsuit (loads of pretty prints available) This wearable trend could take you right through to 2010 so invest wisely. Or just buy enough to feed your fix all year! No decent vintage boutique or website will be without these all-in-one gems so get searching... NOW!

Blazers

If you don't own one already then you need to get shopping! The perfect item to give your outfit that tailored or boyfriend edge. A masculine shape is preferable, tartans and checks are edgier and big buttons are a must! Dark colours will be more versatile but don't be afraid to try bright whites, electric blues or ruby reds!

So there we have it, our distinct guide to wearing eighties trends the right way. These rebirths can go horribly wrong but with a little guidance you can make them work in your favour. And remember, the best thing about buying vintage clothing is the reassurance that you'll be the only girl wearing that outfit. And we all know how great that feels....

My Vintage are a leading online vintage & retro clothing retailer. Visit www.myvintage.co.uk for a wide range of vintage & retro clothing for men & women.

Copyright 2009, My Vintage. May be reprinted in its entirety with full credit given to My Vintage and a link to www.myvintage.co.uk.

Tuesday, 9 June 2009

New Website Launch!

A warm hello vintage lovers!

As we celebrate the launch of our brand new site we are thrilled to offer you a whopping 15% off ALL purchases! AND you still get a free gift with every order over £20! Simply enter NEWWEB15 at the checkout to receive your well deserved discount (yes that's right - NO MINIMUM SPEND!) This fab offer is only available for a limited time.

The new website has been bubbling away for the past few months. You will be pleased to know that we have kept the look and feel of the site the same but have jam-packed it full of new features to make shopping with us even easier!

If you go to www.myvintage.co.uk you can now:

Search by Size - avoid that sinking feeling when the dress you simply adore is in the totally wrong size!
Search by Era - if you love the style of any particular decade gone by or are theming an outfit or event then this little tool is fabulous!
Search by Colour - if you're a coordinating little sir or madam then this was made for you! Find everything in just the right colour to suit!
Text Search - if you have something more specific in mind, pop it in our box and click!
Payment Methods - we are now offering you even more ways to pay at My Vintage! You can still use Paypal or you can opt for Google Checkout instead. And for those of you who would rather use cash, check out our amazing new PayOffline service! Simply select this option at checkout, print off the coupon and you can pay for your order at any Post Office or PayPoint outlet! This is great for anyone who doesn't use plastic or is worried about online card security - find out more here http://www.payoffline.com/MerchantMedia/InfoWin/AboutPayOffline.aspx

We hope you love the new website as much as we do and hope you enjoy your discount! NEWWEB15 at the checkout gets you a huge 15% off your order!

As always, we are adding new lines and items to the website every day so keep checking back to uncover new hidden vintage treasures!

Have fun shopping!

My Vintage
www.myvintage.co.uk

Monday, 4 May 2009

New Retro Bags & Accessories Just Added!

Just added some fantastic new retro bags & accessories to the site...

These are available in limited quantities - so hurry to avoid missing out!!!

Some of the designs include - Dangermouse, Rainbow, Mr T, The Hoff & many more!

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Lots more fun & funky retro accessories & gift ideas being added all the time...

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Monday, 20 April 2009

New Mens Retro T-Shirts Just Added

Just added a new fantastic range of Mens retro t-shirts from Fanclub Clothing - Click Here to View

Lots of fantastic nostalgic designs - taking you back to your youth!

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Thunderbirds, Beano, Popeye & many more being added weekly!

Get you retro fix at My Vintage!





New Stock added daily!

Dont forget to bookmark us!

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Wednesday, 15 April 2009

New Ladies Retro T-Shirts Just Added!

Just added a new fantastic range of ladies retro t-shirts from Fanclub Clothing - Click Here to View

Lots of fantastic nostalgic designs - taking you back to your youth!

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Thunderbirds, Beano, Popeye & many more being added weekly!

Get you retro fix at My Vintage!




Tuesday, 24 March 2009

Vintage Playsuits & Jumpsuits Just Added

Just added a wide range of vintage playsuits & jumpsuits to My Vintage

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Plus we are still offering a FREE vintage gift with every order!

Lots more stock being added daily

Visit us today at www.myvintage.co.uk




Tuesday, 17 March 2009

Your Online Vintage Clothing Guide

Buying vintage clothing is becoming ever popular and more mainstream by the day. And we don't all live in uber cool cities with bags of vintage shops to choose from. So most of us, through choice or not, are looking to buy vintage clothing online. So lets embrace this, put our feet up, make a cuppa and take a look at what vintage clothing the world wide web has to offer.

A good vintage clothing company will be run by people who are as passionate about their business as you are about buying their clothing. Such high feelings for vintage are great because any questions you have will be easily answered. You should also feel free to contact these companies if you would like advice on particular styles of vintage clothing or how to put certain items and outfits together. Most of these sellers have a real eye for fashion, cut and style as well as heaps of knowledge and experience of many decades of clothing.

The real bonus of using an online vintage clothes shop is that all the available stock is clearly laid out in relevant sections, with multiple photographs and descriptions, giving you the chance to browse in detail at your leisure. Most vintage clothing websites will sell a combination of mens vintage clothing and womens vintage clothing and many now also sell a range of retro clothing too. Another good tip is to search all sections of the website – as there may be hidden gems throughout. Bargain, clearance and sale sections are also bursting with vintage clothing – check these areas particularly if you are very petite or plus size.

Buying online is fantastic if you are the kind of buyer who likes to mix vintage clothing with high street pieces. Whether it's vintage dresses teamed with killer high street heels, or designer denim combined with vintage knitwear – you can easily cross reference between a whole array of different websites. Much more fun than trailing from one side of town to another in four inch stacks!

Vintage clothing websites are available twenty-four hours a day giving you access whenever it suits you. Once you have then found your desired piece(s) of vintage clothing, simply purchase online and let them do all the hard work! Orders can easily be tracked and within days, your fabulous new vintage clothing will be delivered directly to your door.

Vintage websites can also save you a packet! Internet only boutiques have lower overheads (no shop rent, rates, utilities etc) and therefore can afford to offer top quality vintage clothing for even less money! There will probably be a small postage charge but even this tends to be wavered if you spend over a certain amount.

Always check the terms of your chosen vintage clothing website, but most will have easy to understand policies for returns and exchanges and are happy to help if you come across any problems.

All things considered, buying vintage clothing online is an easier, more comfortable and hassle-free way to get your hands on the clothing you love. So have a good surf, find your favourites and get clicking - who knows what treasures you might find.

My Vintage are a leading online vintage & retro clothing retailer. Visit www.myvintage.co.uk for a wide range of vintage & retro clothing for men & women.

Copyright 2009, My Vintage. May be reprinted in its entirety with full credit given to My Vintage and a link to www.myvintage.co.uk.

Thursday, 26 February 2009

Spoilt For Choice - A Fashion Meltdown

For the 2009 woman, fashion is vast, varied and most importantly – accessible. Our high streets are overflowing with department stores, fashion chains and independent designer boutiques. In more recent years, the internet has offered us choices and opportunities like nothing we have ever known before and the ability to buy new or used clothing from anywhere in the world.

Gone are the days of carefully selecting your favourite dressmaking pattern, gathering the right materials and spending hours creating the most up to date look by hand. Does anyone even sew any more? The most we have to do is pull out the laptop, browse our favourite sites and wait for the perfect outfit to land on our doorstep. Heaven forbid it takes longer than 2 days to arrive. But is it really that easy?

Firstly here's the eternal array of different fashions on offer... What flock we follow? What icon we worship? There's goth, hippy, vintage, emo, casual, glam, indie, rock chick, sporty, trendy, retro, skate, surf, burlesque... need I go on? Whatever we choose we can be sure there are plenty of retailers both on-line and on the high street, all fighting for our business and offering everything we could possibly want or need.

But of course the choices don't end there. You couldn't possibly just buy 'a dress'. Is it mini or maxi? Shift or smock? Boob tube, halter-neck, strappy or wrap? Floral, striped, block colour, monochrome, neon or checked? Then there's fabric Рcotton, silk, nylon, linen, denim, chiffon, satin, lycra, viscose? And maybe a little extra detail Рbeads, sequins, lace, diamant̩, buttons, bustles and zips. And not to forget length and shapeРmini, midi, knee length, maxi, a-line, pencil, swing, full or straight? It's enough to give the most laid back amongst us a headache.
But it's not just clothing we need to consider – footwear, jewellery, hair, make-up, nails, skincare, handbags, watches, scarves, hats, glasses and perfume – each one a single piece of the jigsaw that makes every woman so unique.

Each element of our image is so carefully considered and so dramatically influenced. The music we listen to, the books and magazines we read, the television programmes and films we watch and the circle of friends we keep. As well as a million other financial, seasonal and climate driven reasons.

Our fashion is fast paced, relentless and ever changing but we love it to pieces and it just keeps growing. Recession or no recession, fast fashion is here to stay – the love of shopping is in our genes!

All things considered, it's surprising that we manage to get dressed every day (never mind look so fabulous) but these exciting and dynamic decisions are what most women clearly thrive on. Spoilt for choice? Absolutely not – anything less simply wouldn't do...

My Vintage are a leading online vintage & retro clothing retailer. Visit www.myvintage.co.uk for a wide range of vintage & retro clothing for men & women.

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Friday, 30 January 2009

The Vintage Clothing Epidemic!

Vintage clothing, by it's very definition, is by no means new. But the concept of vintage fashion is fast gathering momentum and settling nicely into it's guilded place on the high street and internet. So what is it that we love so much about vintage clothes? What are the reasons behind the worldwide vintage epidemic?

1) Celebrity Culture

Whether we like to admit it or not, we are living in a world where celebrities are king, with more influence and status than most royals! Be it actors, singers, models or TV personalities, our screens and the magazines we read are filled with our icon's latest look. In the past few years our favourite celebrities have been turning to vintage clothes more and more and boy oh boy have we been following suit... Whether it's vintage dresses, vintage knitwear, vintage jackets, vintage shoes, vintage skirts, vintage tops or vintage accessories, if we see it in the glossies then we will do our best to find something similar. It's also made vintage clothing more accessible, more mainstream and more acceptable than it ever has been before.

2) Individuality

You know the feeling. You've spent weeks preparing for the party of the year. Carefully and lovingly choosing what to wear, how to style your hair, what make up and scent to wear... The night finally arrives and feeling a million dollars you arrive – only to find your worst nightmare. Another girl is wearing exactly the same dress as you! It's a horrible feeling and one we all dread, but a perfectly realistic side effect of 'fast fashion' on the high street. So how can you assure you will be the only girl in THAT outfit – vintage clothing of course! When you buy a piece of vintage clothing you are buying an item that has one very important factor – individuality. Sure you can buy pieces that follow key trends but it's highly unlikely that any other girl will have the same vintage item as you. Your vintage clothing can come from any corner of the globe and from any era of time so it's bound to be super special.

3) Global Awareness

From the way we power our homes to the way in which our rubbish is collected, we have all become much more environmentally aware in recent years. We've managed to adapt to splitting our rubbish into different boxes and invested in energy saving light bulbs. We've even stopped leaving our TV's on standby when we go to bed! But being greener doesn't end there... vintage clothing is a fantastic way to recycle. Image how much quality vintage clothing is out there, thousands and thousands of pieces just waiting for new homes. You can even sell your own collection on – whether it's your too-short sixties minis or your dodgy eighties batwings, vintage clothing companies love to hear from you. We can all do our bit to help each other and the planet!

4) Money Matters

You know the old saying – look after the pennies and the pounds look after themselves! If you're financially savvy then you are probably buying vintage already. To buy good quality fashion on the high street can cost enough, but designer labels can really break the bank. Buying vintage clothing is an excellent way to get the look you want at the fraction of the normal price. Not only that, but you actually making an investment. Like a fine wine or piece of antique furniture, as your vintage clothing grows older it increases in value.

So there we have it – save money, look super stylish AND individual, keep the planet happy and follow as many trends as your heart desires – it may sound too good to be true but vintage clothes really can offer the perfect fashion and lifestyle solution. So the only question is – if you're not buying vintage clothing already – why not?!

My Vintage are a leading online vintage & retro clothing retailer. Visit www.myvintage.co.uk for a wide range of vintage & retro clothing for men & women.

Copyright 2009, My Vintage. May be reprinted in its entirety with full credit given to
My Vintage and a link to www.myvintage.co.uk.

Saturday, 17 January 2009

Competition Time!


Enter now at www.myvintage.co.uk

We have 5 copies of this beautiful novel to give away - all personally signed by the renowned author Isabel Wolff.

Simply make a purchase from My Vintage online anytime on or before 28th February and you will be entered into our prize draw.

Our 5 lucky winners will be notified by email and their names will be displayed on the website!

We wish Isabel all the best for her success with this book (we know it'll be a winner!) and we hope that you all love it as much as we do here at My Vintage!

A little bit about the book...

Phoebe Swift, has just opened a vintage dress shop in Blackheath. At the same time she is coping with the recent loss of her best friend, Emma. So Phoebe takes refuge in her work - restoring these wonderful old clothes to their former glory so that they can go on to have new lives. But what of the past lives these clothes have lived she often wonders? What stories would they tell if they could speak? One day Phoebe meets an elderly French woman, Therese, who wishes to sell her some elegant dresses and suits. In Therese's wardrobe Phoebe also finds a child's sky-blue winter coat, from the 1940s. At first Therese wishes not to reveal the coat's history but, as the two women become friends, she opens up. Phoebe listens to the story of the little blue coat not knowing that it is to have a profound and uplifting connection with her own life...

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FREE Vintage Gift With Every Order!!!


FREE Vintage Gift with Every Order!!!

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From Saturday 17th January 2009 every purchase from My Vintage will now receive a FREE Vintage Gift!

Gifts are worth £15 - £30 and include vintage scarves, vintage handbags, vintage jewellery, vintage belts, vintage ties and much much more.

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Wednesday, 14 January 2009

New Arrivals @ My Vintage

Just added a large selection of vintage 1960s & 1970s Dresses

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Lots more vintage dresses to be added over the coming weeks.

New Stock added daily.

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Arriving Soon....

Mens 1970s/80s Vintage Tracktops
Vintage scarfs
Vintage Playsuits/Catsuits