“Gee up!” it’s Cheltenham races coming up…..

By v2v / March 2, 2014 / Fashion, News / No Comments

  We received an interesting email from one of our customers requiring our help on an important sartorial matter. Steve from Melksham wrote to say he was fortunate enough to receive two tickets to Cheltenham Races in March and intends to invite his young lady to accompany him (good chap) but...

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Downton Abbey goes stateside

By v2v / February 26, 2014 / News / No Comments

It seems the US are also just as obsessed as us Brits are with ‘Downton Abbey’. The Winterthur Museum (situated in Wilmington, a little south of Philadelphia) is about to host a ‘Costumes of Downton Abbey’ exhibition. This is an original exhibition of exquisite designs from the award-winning tele...

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Welcoming wonderful Waldybags

By v2v / February 19, 2014 / Fashion / No Comments

Very excited as we just got back from a visit to see a lovely lady who wanted to downsize her fantastic handbag collection to raise some cash for her daughters wedding. Lucky us! It took some doing but we finally managed to prise from her grip some wonderful handbags from the 1920’s, 1930&#...

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Pin up glamour

By v2v / February 5, 2014 / News / No Comments

Gil Elvgren 1914 – 1980 was a famous American painter of pin up girls, advertising and illustration. Elvgren was one of the most important pin up and glamour artists of twentieth century. From the mid 1930’s through 1972 Elvgren produced over five hundred paintings of beautiful girls ...

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I feel the need… the need for speed…

By v2v / January 26, 2014 / Events, Fashion / No Comments

We’ve just sourced this fantastic G – 1 style vintage American leather flying jacket with fur collar and complete with its original Talon metal zips. This style of jacket literally shot to fame following the release of the film Top Gun. For its age this jacket is in great condition. W...

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Globe trotting for vintage gems…..

By v2v / January 19, 2014 / Fashion, News / No Comments

At our vintage clothing shop in Bath many of our customers frequently ask us where we source our fabulous range of desirable and quality items. The answer, is literally from around the world! For example we regularly travel to America to source our great range of original 1920s and 1930s flapper ...

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A modern vintage look for country and blues band ‘The AAA Revue’

By v2v / January 15, 2014 / News / No Comments

We’ve been following the fabulous band, The AAA Revue, for some time now and are delighted to have dressed lead singer, Blair Chadwick, for his forthcoming EP launch in London on Friday 31st January. We opted for a stylish 1950’s blue textured waistcoat and complimented it with a blue...

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Introducing John and Jane

By v2v / January 8, 2014 / Fashion / No Comments

We would like to introduce you to our two new mannequins ‘John and Jane’. Jane is a 1960’s model whereas John is from a much older period. Jane is wearing a stunning 1930’s style beaded dress together with a Vintage to Vogue bespoke 1920’s style head dress. Her shawl...

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A message through fashion

By v2v / January 2, 2014 / Fashion / No Comments

We’ve just purchased this wonderful silk scarf. We are guessing, from the wording, it’s a war time scarf but wondered if any of our customers could email us with any more detail regarding its history? The scarf is now in the shop if you want to pop in and take a closer look.

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1940’s Home Knits

By v2v / December 17, 2013 / Fashion, News / No Comments

The 1940’s was very much the era of ‘make do and mend’ with rationing and a general shortage of suitable clothing materials. Women would recycle old jumpers and use their very competent knitting skills to recreate new items to brighten up their sparse wardrobes. While sorting th...

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