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Please help me find a 1950s outfit...

(15 Posts)
theretheyare Sun 28-Nov-10 14:00:35

...for next weekend!

Am in London but don't want to spend too much. Am about a size 14.

PLEASE inspire me...!

Clure Sun 28-Nov-10 14:45:41

gorge frocks here, based on Holloway Road

theretheyare Sun 28-Nov-10 14:47:36

Thanks. I know of Vivien's but just can't really justify spending that much on an outfit for one night.

flowerybeanbag Sun 28-Nov-10 14:53:47

dollydagger, tons of 50s stuff

bamboobutton Sun 28-Nov-10 14:56:02

scene dead

got my dress from here. lots cheaper than viviene of holloway.

Clure Sun 28-Nov-10 15:03:44

wow bamboo, they're fab dresses and SO reasonable!

bamboobutton Sun 28-Nov-10 15:31:52

the petticoats they sell are eally good too, very frothy.

theretheyare Sun 28-Nov-10 15:39:22

Thanks Bamboo - they look great... which one to pick...!

flowerybeanbag Sun 28-Nov-10 16:13:55

Ooh yes go with bamboo's site, much cheaper.

MouldyMoldie Sun 28-Nov-10 16:17:59

Ooooh! That site, Bamboo! Fab!

onimolap Sun 28-Nov-10 16:29:35

You could also try Cornucopia on Upper Tachbrook Street (just behind Victoria station).

Vintage, so stock varies, but perhaps worth a trip if you want to try things on - and not worry about things arriving through snow.

mippy Mon 29-Nov-10 11:28:41

Also near Victoria is the Fara Retromania store. V.cheap.

Also, look up 'prom dress' or 'swing dress' on eBay.

Havingkittens Mon 29-Nov-10 13:42:50

I think Cornucopia has shut down hasn't it?

Lots of good vintage stores around the Brick lane area, and also in Kingley Court off Carnaby St but you may not have the time for that.

A friend of mine has a good online shop which sells great 40s and 50s repro stuff but probably similar prices to Viv's. Although she does have a few sale items from time to time. pinup-parade.com/shop/index.htm

onimolap Tue 30-Nov-10 10:17:10

Perhaps it's not called Coruncopia any more, but there was a vintage clothing shop on the same site last time I walked past (August).

theretheyare Tue 30-Nov-10 18:48:58

Thanks for all the tips. In the end I bought a dress from Collectif in Covent Garden. And it was an absolute bargain at £20!

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