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Vintage Handbags at The Stellar Boutique

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The best vintage boutiques can be trusted to separate the wheat from the chaff, stocking lots of products of great quality. With the advent of online vintage retailers, the days of trawling through endless rails isn't the only way to find a treasure.

The Stellar Boutique is one of those rare retailers with a great eye, as shown by their latest vintage handbag range. With a great variety of bags from the fifties to the eighties, there's plenty of choice from the everyday to some hard to find designer pieces.

The prices are a steal too, starting under £20.

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Categories / Women's Fashion

Leather Fisherman’s Vest by Shakuhachi

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One of the lesser seen retro trends in mainstream fashion is glam and punk rock, for obvious reasons thanks to the seventies scene's penchant for the occasionally ridiculous. But with a resurgance in the decade's chick-rocker style coming up, more wearable items are making their way onto the rails.

With the new Runaways biopic hitting screens, items like this Leather Vest by designer house Shakuhachi are clearly taking inspiration from the style of Joan Jett and her peers. While it's not easy to pull off a style like this, classic black leather makes this vest a more wearable option for those of us who want to take the look offstage.

Get it now from Urban Outfitters UK for £235, from their boutique lines.

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Categories / Shops we like, Women's Fashion

Miss Dixiebelle Boutique, Edinburgh

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While there may be increasing numbers of vintage shops dotted around the UK's major cities, dedicated and desirable retro boutiques are still a rare and exciting find. For Edinburgh dwellers, Miss Dixiebelle Boutique is one of those few that might just jump to the top of some must-see lists.

Stocking some of Retro To Go's favourite UK brands, including What Katie Did and Tara Starlet, there's something for every vintage glamourpuss at the Bruntsfield Place location. Completing the full pin-up look, Miss Dixiebelle carries lingerie, dresses and accessories assuring no detail is left uncared for.

To find out more about the boutique, as well as the classes in hair, beauty and wellness, check out the Miss Dixiebelle website.

Categories / Books

Boutique London A History: King’s Road to Carnaby Street by Richard Lester

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The recent King of Carnaby Street was impressive enough, but a new book on the 60s fashion scene promises to be even more impressive – Boutique London A History: King’s Road to Carnaby Street by Richard Lester and published by ACC Editions. Read more

Categories / Women's Fashion

Babydoll Dress by Annie Greenabelle

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For an instantly classic 60s look with minimal effort, a babydoll or shift dress is always a hit. This Babydoll Dress by Annie Greenabelle has a simplistic yet flawless sixties feel that's versatile enough to wear all year round.

The A-line cut creates an immediate sixties silhouette, with a mid thigh hemline and high neck. The sleeveless look is accented by the bold navy trim at the collar and hemline, giving a sharp and sleek edge to a feminine dress type.

Get it now from Topshop's boutique for £50.

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Categories / Cosmetics, Shops we like

The Powder Room: 50s-style beauty salon

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If you fancy getting pampered in 1950s style and are London way, you may be interested in paying a visit to The Powder Room. The salon is a base for the Powderpuff Girls who are a frequent sight at the capital's most stylish parties in their glamorous retro pink uniforms, offering on the spot manicures and make-up.

The recently opened salon is based on Columbia Road, East London and is as beautifully decorated and styled as its make-up artists, decked out in full '50s style. It offers an experience worthy of any wannabe vintage Hollywood starlets with a wide range of services and a variety of party packages. Prices start at £10 for a false eyelashes application. 

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