Online Vintage Store Favourites Summer 2014

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REVOGUE'S Online Vintage Store Favourites Summer 2014
 
The sun is shining, summer has stricken with full force, and I have been looking through my favourite online vintage sites for cute summer outfit inspiration. Online vintage shopping can be a fantastic way to find those wonderful retro pieces when you’re not in the mood rummage in the shops. SO let me introduce you to my favourite online sites, and the pieces I found – each one under £50!
 
Peekaboo findsPeekaboo Vintage Clothing is pretty well renowned with retro clothing lovers, who have enjoyed shopping their pieces for two decades. The company started on Portabello Market and now is stocked in TOPSHOP and on ASOS. I love their own website; easy browsing, all items are styled on models and there’s a great selection of genuine vintage items. I found this Atzec Jacket, a wonderful colourful dress and these cute flower earrings. If they don’t get snapped up quickly I will be seriously surprised!! 
 
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Beyond Retro has become legendary in the world of vintage shopping. This retro retailer started in the East of London and has grown rapidly from Brick Lane to Stockholm to the world wide web. Their stores are a treat to spend time in and their website reflects its eclectic mix. Do you like this fringed leather skirt, the cute denim shorts, the pretty maxi skirt and the sunglasses? All from the Beyond Retro website!
 
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Rokit have been rocking the retro world for over three decades. Starting at Camden Market, focusing on American Cowboy denim they now have two stores, alot of fantastic vintage clobber and customise pieces wonderfully. Again, a fantastic wesbite and I discovered they do kiddies vintage – now I can get vintage pieces for my nieces and nephews! I love a high waisted trouser – what do you think of these yellow ones?
 
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 I have featured Garite before and I still can’t get enough of this wonderful company! There is  a certain amount of romanticism with the way they source their pieces from France! You can catch their collection in Camden at C/159 but if you want to shop vintage from your sofa their website is a great place to surf! I found the lovely flowerly crop top which I would love to put with the high waisted trousers!
 
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Love Miss Daisy is a fabulous online vintage clothing store. Providing shoppers with a more classic vintage style, they have everything from bridalwear to shoes to homeware! I have just discovered the online treat and thought the hat was great! A real 1960’s find, I just wish that I had a wedding or was going to the races so that I could wear it!
 
For me, one of the most exciting parts of vintage shopping is finding really unusual pieces and I found that the It’s Vintage Darling website is certainly stocked with enough! With the intention of providing their customers with the hassle free experience that we all love from online shopping whilst not compromising on style and stock, their website is pleasure to shop. I found this brilliant white travel carry case; the perfect place to put all my vintage finds.
 
Please let me know what your favourite online vintage stores are!
 
C xxx
 

Fashion Revolution Day Event at C/159 with GARITE and Jara Wine

 

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Who Make Your Clothes? // 24.04.14 // #INSIDEOUT @FASH_REV

Who Make Your Clothes? // 24.04.14 // #INSIDEOUT @FASH_REV

Last Week on the 24th April saw the world celebrate Fashion Revolution Day, with folk wearing their clothes inside out and asking “Who Made  Your Clothes?” Set up to remember the awful catastrophe in Dkana, Banglasdesh last year, where 1133 people were killed and over 2500 were injured when the Rana Plaza factory complex, people got together to say ENOUGH IS ENOUGH – we want to change and question the clothes supply chain.

I went down to the new creative retail space in Camden: C/159 to check out the event that was hosted there by Jara Wine and GARITE.

Collective - C/159

Collective – C/159

What drew me down to Camden then? Well C/159 offers creative individuals and businesses the opportunity to showcase their ideas and products in a prime location on Camden High Street. The space has been renovated using reclaimed and sustainable materials and inside; the space has been REVOGUED and thats how the retailers roll too! I really loved the space – its seriously worth a look and mooch around.

Fashion Revolution Day // Camden

Fashion Revolution Day // Camden

Jara Wine was one of the retailers who hosted the event. A brand new women’s clothing label, proudly made in London, the brand describes itself as  “dedicated to a versatile, playful and timeless style”. It was lovely to see a new collection, designed and made in London with such beautiful fabrics with Jara the designer taking inspiration from fabrics surrounding her within her everyday life. However the most attractive part of this new retailer is the fact that Jara Wine prides itself on creating “more than just an outfit, but into something to love”

Jara Wine // 159 Camden High Street

The other retailer residing in the C/159 space is the wonderful GARITE with their wonderful French Vintage Fashion. GARITE is a second hand and vintage brand, started in 2012. They  find and sell vintage treasures from France, and have a love for 70’s boho style, colourful clothes, 60’s dresses, floral patterns, chunky jewellery and la France bien sûr. I was in HEAVEN! They have so many fabulous pieces, all individual, all picked and carefully restored and at such fantastic prices!

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With any vintage store, I always love looking at the labels inside, not only to check the brand to see if I can find the best label, but to imagine where these forgotten brands went, and to know that their clothes are still found, sold and enjoyed.

Pimkie // GARITE

Pimkie // GARITE

Juliette // GARITE

Julietta // GARITE

Their collection of shirts was amazing and I found a wonderful silk shirt for just £18 which I love and can’t wait to style and blog about! The floral and chain print is reminiscent of a Docle and Gabbana print and the buttons are punchy and striking in their own right – what do you think?

GARITE Silk Shirt

GARITE Silk Shirt

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Please check out the GARITE website and go down to the C/159 space to support this wonderful vintage brand – they have a beautiful collection.

A little surprise find at this event was the lovely Zingi Zongi, a handmade jewellery brand by a lovely lady Nikoletta. Hailing form Greece, Nikoletta collects old pictures, toys, beads, shells from home and creates unique and one off pieces! She is REVOGING gifts she collected over the years from her mother and is giving them a new life! Inspiring!

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I could have bought so much from her but managed to restrain myself and choose one piece; this ring. I’ve been wearing it everyday since and can’t wait to see more from Zingi Zongi! I spotted a certain Vogue earring on the Facebook page, which I might need to purchase!

Zingi Zongi // C/159

Zingi Zongi // C/159

I urge everyone to support these fantastic small retailers; they certainly make me think about where my clothes are made AND are REVOGUING their hearts out!

GARITE: Facebook // Twitter // Website

Jara Wine: Facebook // Twitter // Website 

Zingi Zongi: Facebook

Thank you for having me C/159!

xxx C

REVOGUE Wednesday WishList: The ASOS Sale

REVOGUE Wednesday WishList: The ASOS Sale
 
 
                                   
 

 

This Wednesday I am wishing for these additions from the fantastic ASOS sale – grab yourself a wardrobe bargain now!

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xxx C

 

 

Snakeskin Look Skirt and Leather Tshirt – Bill + Mar // TOPSHOP // Kurt Geiger

Bill + Mar

Skirt – Bill + Mar // Leather T-shirt – Topshop // Shoes – Carvela Kurt Geiger // Necklace – Topshop

Bill + Mar

Last Year I bought this skirt from Bill + Mar and love it so much I am still wearing it this season. I’ve teamed it here with my favourite tshirt from TOPSHOP. I love wearing leather pieces with more femine styles to create a tough but soft look, and I love an outfit even more when it can be revogued from day to night, winter to summer.

Kimberley Walsh in Bill + Mar

Kimberley Walsh in Bill + Mar

Bill + Mar are the youngest brand that I have featured so far on my blog, having started in 2010. I love the designers’ intentions to always keep the fit of their pieces snug to a woman’s shape just like this skirt; it all about the female silouette. Kimberley Walsh was seen wearing this skirt in a different colour at the Girls Aloud 10 year anniversary launch and I think you’ll agree, Bill + Mar succeeds in flatering her enviable figure. The matching crop tops to the skirt can be worn for a more daring look!

Luckily for you guys, Bill + Mar have this style of skirt in the sale at the moment, along with the matching crop tops. I can’t recommend this style enough; such a wearable item! Can be worn in so many different ways; also check out how Rosie Fortescue from Made in Chelsea wears it! You can buy Bill + Mar directly from their own website OR get down to TOPSHOP in Oxford Street where they are now stocking the new Bill + Mar Collection!

Rosie Fortesue in Bill + Mar

Rosie Fortescue in Bill + Mar

Bill + Mar Midi Skirt

Bill + Mar Midi Skirt

TOPSHOP Leather T-shirt

TOPSHOP Leather T-shirt

The T-shirt I’m wearing is now in the sale, and TOPSHOP also have a couple of other options that would look great with this outfit: I love the sheer panel on the t shirt, or for a more simple look why not try the cropped top? My necklace is also TOPSHOP, and I wear it with so many outfits. The gold and silver mix really stands out against the black leather . Check out these options that do the same trick!

Kurt Geiger Shoes

Kurt Geiger Shoes

My shoes are Carvella and have served me SO well. I love the height, the straps but most of all they are comfortable; if I wear these on a night out they never need to come off mid dance! We all have a pair of favourite dancing shoes that can be worn for years and years…. sometimes sticking to them and taking care of them is better than purchasing a new pair! However if I WERE to purchase a new pair from Kurt Geiger (they are definitely worthy brand – their shoes really do last!) I really love this option: THE GAIN. So classy with the pointed toe… I am seriously tempted!

I hope you like this look! I wore it for my bday last year!

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Caitlin xxx

   

Red Tartan Jacket – Vintage Mondi

Tartan Coat - Vintage Mondi // Boots - Russell and Bromley // T Shirt - Topshop // Trousers - Forever Unique.
Tartan Coat – Vintage Mondi // Boots – Russell and Bromley // T Shirt – Topshop // Hair Clip – ASOS

This season’s Autumn/Winter saw me looking everywhere for my ideal tartan or checked jacket and before I had finished my search I found this absolute beauty in my mum’s attic! Mondi was formed in 1967 in Germany and was originally just a knitwear house. However it went on to produce a full retail range that marketed it clothing worldwide and was extremely popular in 1970’s and 80’s. I would love to find more Mondi pieces! I love the green velvet detail on the pockets, collar and sleeves,  the stand out gold buttons and the statement 80’s shoulder pads!

Suede Over the Knee Boots - Russell and Bromley

Suede Over the Knee Boots – Russell and Bromley

Here I have teamed the jacket with a favourite pair of Russell and Bromley Boots, a company which always perfectly balances style with quality. The fact that they’re over-the-knee makes for such easy wear too!

Topshop studded broken heart Tshirt

Studded Broken Heart Tshirt – Topshop

I wanted to add a modern twist to this outfit so delved into my wardrobe and found this great Tshirt from Topshop. This was a popular piece when it first hit the shops and I love it when you can revisit items of clothing and take them from one season to another. Check out Topshop’s new season Tshirts here!

Studded Gold Hairslide - ASOS

Studded Gold Hairslide – ASOS

I’ve grown very attached to this studded hairslide from ASOS. I find it hard to track down hair accessories that don’t fall apart after a few used but ASOS have a fantastic selection and still have a 70% off sale – make sure you find yourself a bargain!

Hope that everyone is starting to revisit old pieces, locating wonderful finds in their mum’s wardrobes and ReVoguing!

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C xxx