There are very few things that can make the vintage gal feel more glamourous than using a pretty powder compact. Forget trawling eBay and markets; VanRoe Compacts is the place to go.
VanRoe have a vast and constantly changing selection of vintage compacts available, ranging from the 1930s all the way up to the 80s, suitable for either pressed or loose powder. They also supply the right powder and the all important puff to fit your new pride & joy, and the whole package will arrive at your door beautifully wrapped.
Prices vary – this Flying Ducks compact from the mid 50s is £36. Find out more from the VanRoe Compacts website.
Dear London readers, prepare to be excited. Blitz London, the UK's first exclusively vintage department store, opened it's doors on Friday.
Selling everything from clothes & homewares to music & books, Blitz is an impressive 9000 sq foot warehouse near East London's über-hip Brick Lane. Every item on sale at Blitz is vetted by the owners to make sure it's of the best quality, so don't expect to find any of the stains, holes and scratches you would normally discover.
If you're a fan of of mid-century furniture that really makes a statement then look no further than this Armchair and Sofa from Circus Antiques.
Dating from 1950, this Italian sofa and chair have all the classic angular features of the era. They've been fully restored and re-upholstered in an eye-catching blue Bute wool which would add a modern edge to a retro room.
The set is available from Circus Antiques, a wonderful treasure trove of furniture and interiors objects from the 19th and 20th centuries on Chamberlayne Road in Kensal Rise, London.
The sofa and chair cost £2200 and you can find out more on the Circus Antiques site here.
We've featured quite a few pineapple inspired home accessories and this Wall Sconce from Shoreditch boutique Caravan is unlikely to be the last thanks to the kitsch appeal of this tropical fruit.
The pineapple takes centre stage, flanked on either side with an elegant candle holder. The metallic brass finish is particularly well set off by the turquoise candles pictured above. Measuring a substantial 52cm x 42cm x 15cm it would make a great feature for a retro lounge or hallway.
The Wall Sconce is yours for £89 – if you can't make it to the shop then you can buy it here.
Vintage Kit is the perfect shop for vintage-loving parents. All of their clothes are made from washable, breathable fabrics that kids can be comfortable in yet still look stylish. Designs are based around the classic, romantic notions of childhood – long summer days spent building sandcastles on the beach and playing in the woods.
Made of 100% Cotton Poplin, the Alice in Wonderland Tea Party Dress is part of a range that features authentic Disney prints on cute but very wearable clothes. It costs £36.99 and you can buy it for girls aged 1-6 years.
There are clothes for boys and babies too, from 0-11 – check out the Vintage Kit website for more info here.
Daring retro-inspired lingerie brand Sugarlesque are relative newcomers to the thriving faux-vintage undies scene but with their first store opening in Kingly Court, the hub of the ever popular Carnaby Street, they’re no doubt going to turn a few heads.