Thursday, 19 July 2012

Beyond Retro

I bought this snazzy new (well, vintage) dress at the Beyond Retro warehouse whilst on holiday in Brighton earlier this week. I wanted a nice souvenir to remind me of the holiday, and this will now forever be my 'Brighton Dress'. I wore it out today in my slightly more conservatively-dressed town and got a fair few surprised/bemused looks. But in my books there is definitely nothing wrong with wearing every colour at once... besides, with Britain's current offering of sunshine, people really need an excuse to wear sunglasses!

If anyone else is heading to Brighton, I'd definitely recommend a trip to Beyond Retro. Housed in a giant warehouse, they had so many clothes that I hardly knew where to begin! Luckily everything was arranged by garment type, as specific as 'Dresses with Collars' and 'High Neck Dresses', making the vintage finding mission much easier.

A quick stroll through North Laine will reveal plenty of other vintage clothing shops, including one of my favourites 'To Be Worn Again', 'Dirty Harry's' and the very popular 'Snooper's Paradise' which seems to sell every object imaginable (rubber ducks, old garden tools, retro furniture, plastic crocodiles...). There are plenty of other great shops but I can't quite remember the names!

What do you think of the dress?

Sadie xxx

P.S. Moving to paris TOMORROW aaaah wish me luck! Let me know if you have any recommendations for vintage shopping!