Since the days of Coco herself, Chanel has been one of the most influential and most loved fashion houses in the world, and there is much in the way of vintage treasures to be found in their past. Saving us from paying through the nose for originals, they're bringing us reissues of their original designs via Matches Fashion.
From the now essential 2.55 bag, with its iconic quilted design and long gold strap, to lesser known uses of the quilted bag design, there's plenty of timeless classics on offer. The Vintage Chanel line features jewellery designs as well as bags from the brand's extensive history, but it's selling fast so get there quick.
Find out more from the Matches Fashion website
Sometimes things have to 'give' in a working day – and for us, that's been Electric Roulette of late, with not enough hours in the day to give our music and pop culture site a daily update. All that has now changed.
Yes, Electric Roulette is back to being updated each and every day, covering music (of course), along with movies, pop culture, interesting online bits and pieces and well…anything we find that might be of interest. We even had a cardboard cut-out of Liberace in hot pants yesterday – where else would you find that?
Check it out now and each and every weekday.
Electric Roulette website
While vintage shops are popping up all across the country, sometimes the pricing can alienate us mere mortals. While stalls at festivals might be common, there's certainly room for a proper all-dayer. Courtesy of The Vintage Fair, that's exactly what you can indulge in.
The fair happens every few months in both Sheffield and Manchester, with the next event in Sheffield taking place this Saturday! Promising plenty of stalls full of fashion, homewares, and various trinkets, Genuine vintage pieces from the 1940s onwards are accompanied by well selected retro pieces too. And it's all accompanied by a chic little tea party. The perfect excuse to spend the whole day to indulge.
Find out more from the Vintage Fair's website
Marks & Spencer has firmly established itself as one of the most British brands on our high street, and their clothing ranges continue to go from strength to strength. Celebrating its 125th year, the store has come up trumps with an archive range of looks.
Taking inspiration from their fashion history, the 125 range takes inspiration from the forties right through to the eighties, each piece with impressive flair. With modern fabrics and craft, these dresses provide fantastic vintage looks for up to date body shapes, and all at M&S prices.
Find out more from the website
Yes, we have another site on the go, although we're keeping Switched On Art fairly low-key for now.
The idea of Switched On Art is to feature anything interesting art-related, new art, new prints, related merchandise, gallery showing, books – you know the kind of thing. It'll be updated as when we find items worth featuring and will be written by real people for real people. None of that art snobbery here. There will also be an emphasis on new and affordable artwork too, as opposed to the highly-priced gallery works – art we can all afford or aspire to, in other words.
Check it out via the link below and feel free to add to your feed readers (no daily email as yet for this site). And if you want to know more or want to recommend something to feature, you can email the site at [email protected]
Switched On Art website
If you are in east London tonight, you may be interesting in spending your evening at the V&A Museum of Childhood who are celebrating 'the decade that taste forgot': the seventies. In an event that is aimed at adults, rather than kids, they'll be taking tours around the museum highlighting popular toys of the decade (pictured here is a weeble from the museum's collection), as well as offering the chance to play some classic board games or make a scoubidou keyring amongst many other activities. There will also be a bar to help you regress.
This evening is being run as part of 'First Thursdays' which offers late night art openings around east London, on, strangely enough, the first Thursday of each month. This evening runs from 6pm until 9pm and is free.
Find out more from the Museum of Childhood website