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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Travelling In Style

By v2v / December 13, 2013 / Fashion / No Comments

Victorian and Edwardian travel required very careful planning as journeys were made either by rail, or ship, and therefore were quite lengthy. As the traveller would need to take large quantities of personal property with them, well-made luggage and trunks were required to survive the journey. Th...

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Doreen Lydie Sturge’s Beaded Bags

By v2v / December 11, 2013 / Fashion / No Comments

These fabulous 1920’s and 1930’s beaded bags belonged to Doreen Lydie Sturge nee Greenaway, the eldest daughter of Sir Percy Greenaway, Lord Mayor of London 1932-1933.  She held the office of Justice of the Peace in 1936 for Kingston Upon Thames. We can imagine her wearing her wonderf...

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Vintage Clothing In Bath

By v2v / December 10, 2013 / Fashion / No Comments

Our vintage clothing and accessories shop in Bath caters for both men and women, offering a full range of clothing from the 1900′s, the 1920s & 1930s, 1940s & 1950s and the 1960s through to classic designers of today. We pride ourselves on offering a personal service, friendly advice and ...

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Vintage Mink Cuffs

By v2v / December 4, 2013 / Events, Fashion / No Comments

Now in stock and selling fast, are these gorgeous versatile vintage mink cuffs. A unique hand-made accessory created to enhance a favourite jumper, jacket or to complete an outfit. A perfect gift for the girl that has everything – but be warned, these are limited edition, when they have gon...

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1940’s War Time Utility Clothing CC 41

By v2v / December 2, 2013 / Fashion / No Comments

One of the most popular era’s for clothing and styling with our customers is the 1940’s. In particular, it is the design and quality of clothes that came about as a result of the ‘make do and mend’, or as Vogue preferred to describe it “you must skimp to be chic̶...

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