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...

Kings of Vintage: Strong and bold Eighties T-shirts

The Eighties look will always cause a sartorial stir. With its big hair, strong shoulders and in-your-face colours, it really is the marmite of retro styles hiding in the closet. So- love it hate it- George...

As good as Dynasty: win a copy of new novel Silk

Ah, Dynasty. Just how we miss the cat fights, over-the-top fashion, gossip and affairs. If you are in serious need of a good book in the spirit of the famous TV series, enter our competition to win a copy of...

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...

Top ten vintage skirt suits to buy now

The autumn/winter catwalk shows this year were bustling with vintage-inspired skirt suits that made the thought of wrapping up against the cold December winds seem chic and ladylike. While Dior, Lanvin and...

Party like it’s 1984!

The festive party season is now in full swing, and online vintage shop Freudian Slips Vintage are bringing back Eighties glamour. Whether you are looking for a full-on Eighties look in a polka dot prom...

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...