Part of a larger capsule collection, but it is the retro Snoopy tote bags by Pintail at Browns which caught my eye. Read more
We all might have our fantasies of finding that rare 60s designer gem in the back rails of a village charity shop, but rarely does such luck come through. For truly well preserved rareities, it's vintage resellers that we have to call upon. William Vintage, now available at Browns, bring some of the more decadent and unusual pieces, with prices that reflect their one off status.
Featuring pieces from the highest end designers like Dior and Pierre Cardin, the stock features original sixties pieces in the sort of truly impeccable condition that can command the often four-figure price tags. Not for the casual vintage lover, these are more pieces of fashion history than Friday night fodder.
For many of us the comeback of retro florals has reached the point of overkill, making the latest batch of new vintage inspired prints a welcome change. This Geometric Print Top from Marni has a modern high end take on an effective and simplistic sixties look.
The print is immediately sharp and sleek, reminiscent of a mid-sixties English style. The oversized, three quarter sleeved tunic style fits the era, with a mustard, cream and black colour palette providing some luxurious vintage chic.
Get it online from Browns for £330.
Elements of psychedelic sixties fashion don't often appear in high end brands, but when they do it can often mean something special. This Vittoria Dress by Erdem comes from a design house at the topmost of fashion luxury, and has an unmistakeable sixties feeling.
The A-line cut makes for a very convincing mid-decade silhouette, with a high neckline, slim sleeves and slightly shaped waist. The rounded hemline and above the knee cut finish off the simplistic shape, allowing a kaleidoscope style print and colour choices to shine.
It's available now from Browns for £1215.