Vintage Clothing

A Chance to Delve into The Versace Archive

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The William Vintage Gianni Versace Arvhive Collection is available to for us to look at from 10th October on the Farfetch website - and - at the William Vintage Boutique London.  

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Versace is back. 

I'm not sure that it ever really left... its like marmite. It's one of those brands that stands strong whether you love or hate it. 

The London vintage emporium William Vintage has joined together with the amazing e-commerce website Farfetch to sell - yes sell - a 500 piece collection of Versace. The collection ranges from 1977 through to 1997. 

Prices range from £195 (Similar to a high priced H&M - bearable at a  push) through to an amazing £38,995 price point - for this you would be able to purchase a dress from the renowned Bondage Collection. 

But... whether you can afford to purchase or not - what we can do is look. 

One not to miss! 

Friday Street Car Boot


You only have to mention the words Car & Boot together and my heart skips a beat,

my ears prick up and suddenly I'm alert - I love car-boots! Lazy, hazy, sunny, Sunday mornings spent mooching and snooping around someone else's unwanted goods is my idea of bliss. Not only do I find it relaxing, I love the thrill of looking, searching, finding the obscure. 

So what better way to spend the first day of our holiday that mooching around the Friday Street Car Boot in Suffolk. It opens from 7am and by the time we got there at 10am it was well underway. So much so that by the time we had wandered around for two hours it was approaching mid-day and traders were staring to pack up - definitely one for the early risers. 

Its far to say there was a great and varied assortment of items. Ranging from a pony trap,  mannequin heads, potted garden plants, books, vintage jewellery, assorted vintage linens and a huge array of children's toys.

The 'Wee One' hit pot luck and walked away with Play Mobile, vintage books, sea shells - of which we tested each one to confirm we could hear the sea - we could! A small wooden 'pirates chest' and some small toy cars. I didn't fair so well in quantity but nether the less I came up trumps, retiring with a 1920 Leather suitcase and a Sea horse and pearl encased in resin.

The car boot sale is situated on the A12 A1094 junction between Farnham and Saxmundham.


Why Vintage Clothing?


With a new space to store my Vintage Clothing collection comes a renewed love for the collection its self.

I've collected clothing for well over 20 years and love so many aspects of collecting - the thrill of searching and stumbling upon a gem. Perhaps an item of clothing that is hard to come by, a designer that is sought after or perhaps just something that a great print or embroidery. I like searching in vintage clothing shops but i love searching in more 'down market' places - flea markets, kilo sales and in every country or county I get the chance to visit - essentially I'm always on the look out!

I am taken by designers - who doesn't fancy wearing vintage Gucci or Chanel... but there are so many other things to love - being able to shop away from the high street always you to be individual. Also quite often if you have a good search you can pick up a bargain. 

A  key trick is to look online, in magazines, blogs, websites - look at trends or ideas of things you like and that sit you - and - then when your out and about searching you have a mental reference point. Obviously you can go 'off piste' and be inspired by what you find on the day. 

All in love - I adore vintage clothing and the search