Categories / Women's Fashion

Sonya Mary Jane Shoes from ASOS


Our readers will be delighted that there's still a heavy vintage influence on autumn winter looks this year, with a particular slant towards the 60s and 70s.

These Sonya Mary Janes from ASOS are clearly inspired by one of the quintessential designers of the period, Mary Quant. The monochrome colour scheme, block heel and ankle strap give the shoes a real retro 60s asthetic. They're positively screaming out to be worn with a monochrome shift dress and plenty of false eyelashes.

The Sonya Mary Jane Shoes are £40 from ASOSSee the website for more details.

Categories / Cars and Bikes, eBay watch

eBay watch: Austin Mini 1988 Mary Quant Designer Edition


There are a couple of these on eBay right now (you can see the other and cheaper one here), but we've opted for this Austin Mini Mary Quant Designer Edition because, quite simply, it looks a better car.

Both have been reconditioned though, so both worth a look if you are after one of these cars, which are certainly becoming more collectible as the years pass. This one, from 1988, has been significantly restored without affecting the original design, with parts and labour put at about £2,000. See the listing for a breakdown of upgrades.

Mileage is 70,500, condition is said to be 'excellent' and the Quant interior is intact. The bidding right now is £1,019. Lots of images on the listing page.

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Categories / Cars and Bikes, eBay watch

eBay watch: 1980s Austin Mini Designer Mary Quant Edition in white


Yes, we have featured these before, but every example we have previously seen has been in black. This is a limited edition Austin Mini Designer Mary Quant Edition in white.

Around 1,000 were made in white back in 1988, but it's debatable how many actually survived, although a growing number are creeping onto eBay right now in varying condition, not so many in white though. Maybe time has been less kind to the lighter shade. This particular example has done just short of 70,000 miles in its time, with eight previous owners. All of the 'designer' features look to be there, but you might want to note that its had a 'full body refurb and brand new paint job', so not necessarily original. There's also new carpets, Cooper 'S' Minilite 12" alloys and new tyres as part of the deal.

Another shot over the page or check out the listing for many more. £1,030 is the current bid price.

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