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Around this time of year, I often get asked to recommend vintage reproduction brands. Or you know, whenever one of my vintage loving friends has a birthday 😂
These days if someone needs something, they buy it and if they want something, they often just buy that too
It can be tricky to choose presents, even for those closest to us. And I don’t know about you but I hate being asked what I’d like for Christmas – I never know what to say. ‘Nothing’ is met with eye rolls in our house and to be fair I get frustrated when I ask Beth and Phill what they’d like and they won’t tell me.
These days if someone needs something, they buy it and if they want something, they often just buy that too – so it’s hard to know where to start. As the gifter, you want to give your loved ones something that they really like and as the giftee, you don’t want your loved ones too waste their money.
I decided to put all of my favourite brands in one place! Now if you’re a retro fan like me and someone asks you what you’d like for Christmas, you can direct them here for ideas!!
Splendette – Retro jewellery including bangles in three different wrist sizes. They arrive beautiful wrapped in tissue paper and are very reasonably priced.
Image of my sweet friend Tara
20th Century Foxy – I used to model for this beautiful brand. Made in the UK, top quality and really authentic designs. Their pieces are a little more expensive but perfect for people who would normally buy true vintage. When I wear one of my Foxy dresses, I feel like I am wearing true vintage, except it really fits!
Erstwilder – Erstwilder make limited edition brooches that are very sought after. I only have one and I love her! They come in beautiful round presentation boxes and cost around £20.
Joannie Clothing – these clothes have more of a vintage twist rather than an authentic look. They’re nice quality and great for someone who likes retro style but doesn’t quite want to go out head to toe in vintage. Some really practical, pretty styles.
Collectif – Collectif are great for staples. Their denim is really good quality and they sell lots of pieces for a capsule retro wardrobe. There’s a wide range of prices and they also stock Erstwilder brooches and LuluHun shoes.
Voodoo Vixen – with mid-range prices, this brand has what I would describe as modern vintage style. Beautiful vintage inspired pieces that coordinate well with modern clothes and shoes.
Hotter Shoes – Hotter might not immediately spring to mind when you think of repro brands but some of their shoe designs are beautiful and really vintage inspired. Add to that the quality and comfort and they’re a great choice.
Pin-Up Curl – My friend Sarah makes the most glorious floral accessories, mainly from vintage flowers. They come in all shapes and sizes and you can commission something unique. I only have small pieces but I have my eye on a few others.
British Retro – I have a beautiful tartan dress from British Retro.
I’ve had it years, washed it a hundred times and it still looks brand new. In my dreams though, I own this beautiful creation.
LuluHun shoes – I’ve come to love these shoes in recent years. The designs are so much fun, they range from very authentic to novelty in style and the heels are just the right height for my silly joints.
Seamstress of Bloomsbury – beautiful 40s and 50s style garments that are real investment pieces. Once bought they’ll be loved forever. Not the cheapest but not crazy prices either. I adore this blue dress and people are shocked when I tell them it’s not true vintage.
Fatale Cosmetics – My dear friend Bethany created Fatale Cosmetics and I was lucky enough to be one of the first to try out their signature lipsticks. The shades are just so spot on in terms of creating that vintage look and the packaging is pretty enough to make them a really special gift.
Victory Parade – These guys make dresses in only a couple of styles so they’ve really honed their craft! You choose the shape and then the print and voila! The prints are lots of fun and the fit is great.
I’ll add more when I think of them but for now, that’s my round up of the best repro vintage brands. They’re all available online and most are small businesses so they could do with your support this Christmas.
Love Rachel ❤️