Kings of Vintage: Malcolm McClaren’s fashion legacy

"Malcolm has always been totally fascinated by clothes. They're the most important thing in his life, really" said Vivienne Westwood of her then boyfriend Malcolm McClaren. Although perhaps an overstatement,...

The psychology of vintage

Why vintage? What makes us go out and buy something old and worn rather than something nice and new? Is there a reason why some of love Sixties shifts and others swear by Forties suits? Rose Cooper-Thorn...

Yves Saint Laurent: a retrospective

Since Yves Saint Laurent’s death in June 2008, every possible superlative has been used to describe him. 'Fashion Icon' (CNN), 'Giant of couture' (New York Times),  'Magician' (Paris Match), 'The greatest...

Favourite vintage sale finds

If you're looking for a way of spending your Christmas money, look no further. The January sales have started early this year, and we've had a look around to bring you some great vintage items, all on sale and...

Planet Vintage Girl chats interiors

Meet Laura Gaither - better known as Planet Vintage Girl - an avid 20th Century furniture and object collector with her very own antiques store and online shop. With an incredible eye for vintage furniture...

Ostalgie – experience vintage Eastern Berlin

On 9 November 2009 Germany celebrated the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall.  While a lot of discussion surrounding East Germany rightfully centers around political repression, the Stasi (East...

Bow special: top ten vintage buys

Flirty and fun, decorative bows can be both chic and girly. A permanent fixture in both clothing and home ware designs across the years, their adaptability has seen them featured in many different trends as...

A uniquely British look: multiculturalism and style

Studying the style of vintage fashion icons of today and yesteryear affiliated with the punk scene of the Seventies and Eighties, such as Debbie Harry, Chrissie Hynde and more recently Gwen Stefani, it is...

Daily eBay: vintage Seventies jumpsuit

With jumpsuits still going strong on plenty of a/w09 catwalks, now is the time to get your hands on one and make the trend work for you. This slouchy black Seventies one is particularly fabulous and easy to...

Top 10 vintage swimsuits available to buy right now

Whether you’re hitting sandy beaches in scorching hot foreign climates or slumming it in a dusty old paddling pool in the back garden, there’s no excuse for scrimping on your swimsuit. From Thirties wool...