For a kitsch bit of arm-candy, look no further than the 1950s-inspired delights of Collectif's Debbie Patent cherry bag.
They're fun and playful and are a nod towards the fruit-themed clothes of your childhood but also reflect one of this summer's biggest fashion trends. Creating a subtle quirkyness, they have a hint of 1980s rebellion in a very not-so innocent way. Watch our for strange staring around your ear area.
Available on the website and online for £8.50.
We've featured Helen Rochfort's retro-inspired handbags in these pages before but the "Smell me Cherry" Handbag deserves a special mention.
Based on a vintage frame box-bag design it has a fabulous shape and is capacious enough for the proverbial kitchen sink. The silver bag is decorated with a hand-printed design of fruit-machine cherries adorned with some diamante for extra bling. The interior is pink and silky, with a zipped coin purse for your loose change. Best of all, it actually smells of real cherries in a nod to the scratch 'n' sniff sticker craze of the early eighties.
The bag is part of a linited run of 200 and costs £69. You can buy it from Helen's online shop here.
Dresses and skirts with fifties inspiration might be a must for the wardrobes of pinup enthusiasts, but the style truly comes into its own with sultry swimwear. Channeling the later pinup styles of the 1950s, this Cherry Pinup Bikini from Pinup Couture is a piece that's guaranteed to knock 'em dead.
The halter top, with tie detailing at the bust, accentuates the curves to help create that killer hourglass silhouette. With an option of full briefs or a retro high waisted short as bottoms, there's an option for most body types to finish the look. Made ina black cherry printed fabric, there's no mistaking the vintage appeal of this number.
It's available online from Pinup Girl Boutique for a total of $108, each piece sold separately.
Warmer weather may be just around the corner for most of us, but that doesn't rule out the room for stylish knitwear in your retro wardrobe just yet. Especially when we're talking about items as stylish as these Retro Sweaters from Sonia by Sonia Rykiel.
The skinny knit tops both start with a slim and feminine silhouette, with a classic crew neck to finish. But it's the subtle addition of fifties motifs that makes these stand out, borrowing from 50s tattoo imagery with both the cherry and anchor emblems. Ideal for a more relaxed nod to retro style, these jumpers are the sort of item you'll wear with everything.
Available now from Matches Fashion in the UK, they're both priced at £208, with the striped option in two colour choices.