The Best of British Boutique

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Bill Gibb

Bill Gibb

There are new listings-a-plenty over at Vintage-a-Peel, with some of the biggest and brightest names in British fashion from the Sixties and Seventies. Ossie Clark, Bill Gibb, John Bates, Jeff Banks, Twiggy, Gina Fratini, Jean Muir, Catherine Buckley… plus some beautiful modernist jewellery to go with it!

Ossie Clark

Ossie Clark

Twiggy Boutique

Twiggy Boutique

Peter Barron

Peter Barron

Biba

Biba

John Bates for Jean Varon

John Bates for Jean Varon

Moda of Malta

Moda of Malta

Frank Usher

Frank Usher

Unsigned

Unsigned

Jeff Banks

Jeff Banks

Jean Muir

Jean Muir

Gina Fratini

Gina Fratini

Wallis Shops

Wallis Shops

Unsigned

Unsigned

Catherine Buckley

Catherine Buckley

New listings: Ossie Clark – The Real Deal

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I only sell the originals, y’know. There are still many more listings to come, so keep your eyes peeled over on the Vintage-a-Peel facebook page.

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A glint in the eye and in her garb

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Left: Striped lurex top and pants by Frank Usher, £28.25. Right: Lurex blouse, £11.50 and brocade Oxford bags, £13.50 by Miss Mouse

Scanned from Flair Magazine, October 1972.

Photographed by Bill Klein. Hair by Howard of Vidal Sassoon.

“We photographed at The Club, the latest offering from those well-known restauranteurs Mario and Franco, who have branched out with this exclusive membership club in Belgravia.”

Left: Sequin wrap jacket by Biba, £20. Right: Wrapover jacket by Biba, £18. Satin Oxford bags by Gillian Richard, £5.60.

Listing a little bit to the side…

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…over on that there website, Vintage-a-Peel. So if you need anything to wear whilst listing a little bit to the side, due to brandy/mulled wine/champagne consumption over the festive season, please do take a look and see if there’s anything you might fancy over yonder. We’ve got an amazing Janice Wainwright trouser suit, John Bates for Jean Varon (feathers a go-go!) Sixties dress, a fun fur Lulu jacket and a stunning sparkly Frank Usher shimmy dress from the early Sixties. There are some cheaper day dresses and separates as well, including a super early Top Shop dress in distinctly Biba style. Go! See!

Put some Vintage-a-Peel into your Autumn wardrobe….

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Janice Wainwright


Ongoing, as ever, but I’ve put up some new listings over at Vintage-a-Peel for your delectation. Two things have already sold (hurrah for me and my gorgeous buyers, not so hurrah if you wanted them, but there’s plenty more to come!) but there’s just a whole host of beautiful new pieces to choose from.

Forbidden Fruit

Jacqui Smale for Spectrum

Wallis Shops

Catherine Buckley

Frank Usher


Hang Ups, Too

Lee Bender for Bus Stop

unsigned 1970s moss crepe

Sportaville

Bridget at Strawberry Studio

Yvonne Jacovou at Cornelius

Pret-a-Porter


unsigned 1930s


John Bates for Jean Varon

Kiki Byrne

Sittin’ on the Dock of the Bay (of e)

ebay listings, frank usher, horrockses, janice wainwright, jean varon, john bates, miss mouse

Because I don’t want any of you to miss out, I would just like to point out a few gems I have over on eBay at the moment. There’s John Bates, Janice Wainwright, Frank Usher, Mr Freedom, Horrockses, Miss Mouse….and those are only the labelled pieces. There are also some gorgeous little gems without designer attribution but with a whole lot of style and appeal. Please do go check them out, while I carry on with some new website listings….oh yeah, much MUCH more to come!! Keep ’em peeled….

Dressed to Impress

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New dress listings over at Vintage-a-Peel (“aha, that’s why she’s so quiet!”). Radley, Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche, Frank Usher, Vivien Smith and Simon Massey. Currently working on some separates to come a bit later. Hurrah, it’s all happening!

The website is alive, with the sound of new listings….

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I have been very, very lax lately. My apologies! But I have just listed seven new superb pieces over at Vintage-a-Peel. There are more to come, and even some new eBay listings. Because I’m a glutton for punishment! Anyway, I know it’s sweltering out there (in London at any rate) but if you’re going to swelter…at least swelter in a scorching hot Radley dress:

Or perhaps you would like the loose, cool comfort of a Jean Muir jumpsuit?

There’s always the delicious sorbet shaded Frank Usher goddess dress to party in…

Or if you want to feel the cool breeze on your shoulders and through the transparent lace panels onto your waist and cleavage, there’s always this gorgeous satin and crepe Young Innocent dress:

If you’re planning on dancing around to Duran Duran this summer (I know I am) then look no further than this swishy prom dress by Bellville Sassoon:

To break up the black, and show some sass, here’s an incredible dress by Roland Klein with a wrap effect, plunging neck and back and an iconic single pink sleeve:

and lastly, but by no means leastly, unfortunately too tiny for Roxy [isn’t she doing well in her debut Vintage-a-Peel photoshoot?] is this museum quality Thea Porter ensemble of cropped top and tiered skirt. Luxe bohemian at its finest…there are even tiny twinkly gold stars on the floaty chiffon sleeves…