Saturday, 29 December 2012

Paint the Town Red

Paint the Town Red

Vintage top
$32 -

AX Paris hot shorts
$19 -

Office black high heels
$65 -

Stella McCartney gold clutch


It all started with Missoni of course, and more recently Pringle, Dries Van Noten and Kenzo - it's a print we love and are glad to see return!

So pack those stripes away, here's a run-down on some current zig-zag clothing from the range of vintage clothing at My Vintage...

This 1980s'v vintage Metallic woven top would look great with jeans or tucked into a cute skirt. Find it here

We love this cute zig zag 1960's vintage dress. It's pale sage green colour is great with any skintone. Find it here

This vintage maxi skirt is very Missoni, we love it! Dress it up or down, the longer length is instantly stylish. Find it here...

Another cute vintage top from the 1960's. The golden tones look great with denim. Find it here...

Hopefully we have inspired you to inject a little zig-zag into your wardrobe and you can find lots more vintage clothing and vintage accessories at My Vintage!

Wednesday, 19 December 2012

Cosmic 60s

Christmas Party

Christmas Party

Lulu Guinness red clutch

Pendant jewelry
$8.10 -

Charlotte Olympia rock shoes

It's nearly party time! Here is a great one of a kind Christmas party look featuring a stunning vintage dress from the vast collection at My Vintage

Remember that it's not too late to get your order from My Vintage in time for Christmas so drop by and have a rummage through our virtual rails of gorgeousness, you never know what you might find!


Wednesday, 12 December 2012

Have a vintage little Christmas! My Vintage video post

Hello all, today we bring you a video post from Emma at My Vintage.

Here is a look at some great gift ideas that are available in our Darwen shop and in many cases on our website too at

There are fantastic vintage gifts, retro gifts, vintage homewares, retro jewellery and more!

If you have any questions or wish to buy anything you see please do not hesitate to contact us via Comments or on email at

Bye for now!


Friday, 7 December 2012

Do you know a man who has everything?

I think most of us know the man who seems to have everything. Whether it's Dad, husband, boyfriend, brother, son, uncle or maybe even boss - there is bound to be a question mark on the gift list for one man this year.

With that in mind, we have compiled a list of stylish, high quality and affordable vintage gift ideas for that special (aka awkward!) man in your life...

Vintage 1940s Mens Grooming Set in Leather Case - £34.00

Mens Designer Vintage Hugo Boss Blue, Green & Pink Diagonal Stripe Tie - £22.00

Mens Vintage 70s Grey/Green Mix Waistcoat Size Small/Medium - £20.00

Mens Vintage Retro The Who Rock T-Shirt Size XXL - £18.00

Vintage 1970s Sparklets Hostmaster Electric Blue Soda Syphon - £44.00

Men's Vintage Inspired Retro Fairisle Santa Christmas Jumper - £25.00

Officially Licensed Retro Ferris Bueller Canvas Art 80x60cm - £30.00

Officially Licensed Retro Thundercats Canvas Art 30x30cm - £15.00

Dastardly & Mutley Retro Wallet - £8.00

Mens Vintage 1970s Jungle/Tiger Print Shirt Size Large - £28.00

No matter what age or style of the lucky recipient, there is bound to be something just right amongst this varied list of vintage and retro goodies from

To find out the latest posting dates for guaranteed Christmas delivery click here...

Over and out
MV x

Monday, 26 November 2012

Red Alert!

Love it or hate it, red is big news this winter... Daywear and evening wear in crimsons, scarlets, ruby and pillarbox are popping up everywear!

But a red dress doesn't only have to be for the brave, here we have rounded up some of our current favourite vintage dresses in righteous red from My Vintage...

1. 1960s Vintage Red Mod Scooter Dress - Size 12 - £42. Great with tights and boots on chilly days!

2. 1970s Vintage Sparkle Spot Cocktail Dress - Size 8 - £35. Perfect for any party!

3. 1980s Vintage Silky Abstract Print Dress - Size 12 - £32. Amazing print and boxy style!

4. 1960s Vintage Red and White Mini Mod Dress - Size 14 - £45. Perfect 60s mod dress, we love!

5. 1980s Vintage Frank Usher Beaded Red Crepe Kaftan - Size 12/14 - £45. Glam boho!

A great mix of styles, sizes and shapes there from our vast collection of vintage clothing. And there are many more vintage dresses on our website, no matter what style you are looking for there is bound to be something you love at My Vintage!

So what do you think of this thirst for red? Love it or hate it? Let us know by commenting below...

Until next time
MV x

Monday, 19 November 2012

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas...

I will try not to gush too much, but I have to say I really REALLY love Christmas! 

But with SOOO many different decorations, gifts and novelties out there, it can be tricky to get things just right. Often we want something "different" but this can be tricky to find.. However, like your pantomime Fairy Godmother I have rounded up a list of all my favourite festive goodies. I have handpicked some of my favourite vintage, retro and fashion inspired pieces that are all available to order online to make things even easier...


Miho Unexpected Things Stag Head (Prince Charming) - £35 - John Lewis
I love this stags head, it's seems easy to assemble and offers something dramatic and impressive that doesn't involve fairy lights or tinsel! I think it would make a great door decoration and the combination of prints is gorgeous.

Pack of 3 Glitter Birds - £2 - Matalan
I have a bit of a thing for birds, if you've been to the shop you will no doubt have seen my infamous birdcage wallpaper... So why not add some feathery funkiness to your Christmas Tree with these cute and sparkly decorations from Matalan? Love!

Retro Christmas Kitsch Charm Bracelet - £21.99 - Truffle Shuffle

Charm bracelets are cute at the best of times, but when they feature cute and kitsch Christmas charms like reindeers, stockings, stars and holly they take it to another level!

Retro Vintage Style Christmas Jumper - Unisex - My Vintage - £25
Christmas just isn't Christmas without a Christmas jumper! Here at My Vintage we have an amazing selection here...

The red snowman jumper is one of our most popular, but we lots of other striking retro designs too and the best bit? They are all unisex so can be worn on boys or girls! Sizes range from XS - XL.

Vintage Chocolate Wrappers Bow Tie - £16.99 - Swagger & Swoon

This cute vintage chocolate print bow tie will look great with skinny jeans and a vintage blouse for your Christmas dinner or maybe even give it to dad for a less predictable stocking filler! Swagger & Swoon are awesome, they have more bow ties than you can shake a stick at and their prices are great too! Watch out on the blog for a Swagger & Swoon review coming in the next few weeks!

Vintage Christmas Biscuit Tin - £6.95 - DotComGiftShop
What better way to store all those yummy mince pies and yule logs than this gorgeous vintage style tin? Just having this on the table or in the kitchen will make me smile... It's also a lovely gift for someone - maybe fill it with goodies before wrapping it up for them?!

12 Days of Christmas - £39.95 - Lush
I must admit, I'm a bit of a Lush addict - I'd buy myself a gift from there everyday if I could! They always create amazing Christmas bundles, and their hatboxes are usually my favourite. I am also usually lucky enough to receive one from my lovely man every year (he's good!) This year Lush have brought back one of the most popular gifts from last Christmas - the 12 Days of Christmas. A gorgeous hatbox filled with 12 amazing products that make you want to lock yourself in the bathroom until Boxing Day! Whether it's for yourself or someone special, you'd find it hard to beat this...

I hope you enjoyed my little Christmas journey. I am sure you'll agree that there are some great unusual pieces that can make Christmas a little bit more original without breaking the bank...

And if that means more pennies for chocolates then that's got to be a good thing hasn't it??

Emma xx

Wednesday, 14 November 2012

Back to Black

Can you feel it? Party season is just simmering on the horizon, and that only means one thing... new dresses!

We're keeping it traditional, elegant and simple with a round up of our favourite little black numbers from the current selection at My Vintage...

1980s Vintage Black Sequin and Net Evening Dress Size 8

We love this full length black party dress. Fitted sequin bodice can be worn with or without shoulder straps. Floor length sweeping skirt had a top layer of soft polka dotted netting. Stunning!

Vintage 1970s Black Chiffon Brushstroke Party Dress Size 14

 Think disco, think big hair, think 70s chiffon frock! Great little party dress in classic black with cute shimmering gold edges brushstroke print to top. Great spectrum of colours makes it easy to match up shoes and accessories. 

Womens Vintage 1980s Black Ribbon Detail Cocktail Dress Size 10

 Super sexy LBD with a cute twist. Fitted figure hugging pencil dress with full lining and back vent split. Top of dress is adorned with a full panel of curled ribbon and ribbon straps lead to 4 cute bows at the back. Everyone will talk about this dress, for all the right reasons!

1960s Vintage Black Sequin Top Evening Maxi Dress Size 10

 Prepare to be dazzled! Sexy hourglass maxi dress in classic black. Thick set straps and wet look sequins to top. We love!

Ladies Vintage 1980s Flocked Black Pencil Dress Size 12

Sleek, sexy and timelessly classy. Black pencil dress made from a thick flocked material. Adjustable bra style straps and boned top. Ribbon trim creates a lovely high waist. Hugs your body in all the right places.

So this is definitely proof that black doesn't have to be boring... And once you've decided which of the cute black frocks to go for from My Vintage, you can have fun choosing accessories! Go for bright colours like cerise, turquoise or lime, or team with bold floral shoes and handbags. Metallics are also great so theme your jewellery, shoes and bag with your eye shadow too - silver, bronze, pewter or gold all look amazing with black!

Which of these dresses do you love the most??

MV x

Wednesday, 24 October 2012

Guest blog: Vintage Powder Compacts

Hi everyone, today I'd like introduce a wonderful blogger that you may or may not already know. Louise's blog is always a great read, life with a vintage twist as she calls it. There are always lots of gorgeous pictures and a giggle or two, if you've not read it yet, head over to sharpish! Louise is the first of my guest bloggers and she has written a brilliant post which I hope you will enjoy...
Louise it's over to you...
     Hello readers. My name is Louise, and I blog over at the Princess Prudence Diaries ( about everything from arts and crafts to vintage and modern fashion. Emma has kindly invited me to write a guest blog post, so I would really like to share a passion of mine with you, Vintage powder compacts. 
My passion for vintage compacts began before I was even aware of it. It was a collection started by my mum when I was a teenager. In my early 20s, I began taking an interest in them myself and building my own collection, amazed by how easy it was to get started and quickly build an admirable array of compacts from various eras. Now it's a passion we share, admiring eachothers new additions and expanding knowledge of what's available. 
Collecting compacts is something that anybody can get into with relative ease and little expense. Furthermore, unless you are displaying your collection then you don't actually need too much space to store your treasures. A nice chest or even a sturdy box will suffice so long as the compacts are protected from damage, damp and scratches. 
Initially, you may want to keep your eyes peeled at car boot sales, jumble sales and charity shops. There's a massive list of manufacturers names in the compact world, but in the UK you're probably most likely to come across Yardley, Coty, Stratton, Kigu and Estee Lauder at the more affordable end of the spectrum, but names such as Gwenda, Elgin and many many more are around. Make sure and handle your prospective purchase.
In particular look out for:
- Enamel decoration; What condition is it in? You might be willing to accept a little damage on the compact if it is a rare piece, or if it is one you intend to use rather than display, but always try to get the best quality you can afford. 
- Hinges; are they damaged or not flowing freely? These can sometimes be repaired, but at a cost.
-Clasp; does it shut securely with a reassuring click?
-Mirror; Is it foggy, or broken? does it need resilvering? these can all be costly repairs. 
-Dents, breakages and other damage. 
Once you're a little more confident of what you are looking for then you might want to check out eBay, which can be a real goldmine of compacts. There are so many makes and styles that you might get carried away, but always ask the seller lots of questions about condition before you decide how much you would be willing to part with. Most of all, don't be afraid to use your acquisitions, you can buy powder to refill them, and it looks so much more glamorous coming out of your evening bag than a boring plastic case. 
Wow, thanks Louise, it's wonderful to hear someone talking about their passion and the compacts that you've collected are absolutely gorgeous. Thanks for the tips, I hope some of you have been inspired to start a little collection of your own!

If you would like to guest blog here, just drop me a line anytime to

For now, au revoir