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Amelia Powers handbags

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Vintage chic can be achieved fairly easy and cheaply on a tight budget. Those lucky enough to be able to splash the cash a little more freely than us mere mortals should take a look at Amelia Powers handbags, for luxury with a vintage twist.

Former vintage dealer Amelia has created a range of stunning arm candy for the discerning retro devotee. Bags with names such as The Deco & The Gatsby, pictured above, make up the small but perfectly formed collection, each styled to look like they were dangled on the arms of Hollywood's golden age elite.

As we hinted earlier, these beauties don't come cheap. Amelia Powers handbags start from £850. See the website for more details.

Vintage Antlers from Nixey and Godfrey

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Add a touch of gothic drama to your home with these mounted Vintage Antlers from Norfolk-based homewares emporium Nixey and Godfrey.

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VanRoe Compacts

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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.

Blitz Vintage Department Store, London

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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.

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Circus Antiques Mid-Century Armchair and Sofa

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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.

 

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