Yes, you can buy original vintage, but sometimes you just want something new. Time to check out one of our top 20 reproduction vintage clothing retailers. Read more
If you shop around the auction houses (and of course eBay), you'll notice that prices for well preserved original 1960s movie posters are often sky high. But these reproduced 1960s cult movie posters at Art.co.uk certainly are not.
Interesting one this. A leading interiors magazine is running a campaign to extend the copyright on design in the UK from 25 years. If successful, it would effectively outlaw reproduction pieces from the UK market. Good news for design houses, perhaps not good news for classic design lovers on a budget. But right now, pieces like these CLC Living reproduction classics at Achica are still good to go.
To carry off a bold retro print, designers have to get the cut and shape of any piece just right for a true vintage feel. Heartbreaker Fashion rarely put a foot wrong, hitting the mark once more with this simple but stylish Monique Dress.
Shown here in their new print, aptly named Summer, they've plumped for a classic swing dress style that's ideal for the season. With a high neckline, sleeveless cut and subtle flaring at the skirt, the cute addition of a bow at the waist is made all the more effective by blending with the all-over print.
It's available now from Heartbreaker Fashion online for $90.
Of the many legendary designers who defined the 1970s, it may just be the designs of Halston that most define the decade for many of us. Creating silhouettes, innovative fabric uses and a sense of high luxury that remains a signifier of the disco era, it can only be a welcome thing to have many of the designs back to buy thanks to Halston Heritage.
Delving into the Halston archives, they're bringing us designs inspired by the originals, but made from modern fabrics that allow for a perfected fit and feel. This Goddess Dress has a decadent Grecian feel, in a bronzed pleated fabric that flows with your walk.
It's available online in the UK from My Wardrobe for £472.
Second hand shopping can often be a treasure trove for eighties fashion lovers, with plenty of original pieces still to be found among the rails of charity shops and vintage boutiques alike. When it comes to accessories like earrings, however, sometimes it's best to opt for faithful reproductions like these Trudy Earrings from Fred Flare.
Made with an art deco inspired edge, the original pair that inspired these reproductions were most likely made in the eighties. The turquoise and gold combination instantly speaks of the decadence of that era's fashion, while an oversized square shape is sure to get these noticed.
They're available now from Fred Flare for $10 a pair.