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Vintage shopping tips: we’ve asked the expert!

Do you know your Bertex from your Biba? Could you spot a Forties wiggle dress from a pile of Eighties puffball prom dresses? There's one lady who can, and unsurprisingly she makes her living from it! Author...
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Book review: The Fashion Book

Spanning nearly 200 years of fashion history, The Fashion Book (Phaidon) is a great way of discovering vintage designers, fashion makers, style icons, editors and photographers. Each entry is illustrated with...
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Diamonds are forever: steps to stylish vintage jewels

We all know that diamonds are a girl’s best friend. But what about emeralds, pearls, and sparkly gems? Our motto: Anything goes! Vicki Sipe, founder of Nostalgic Collections, has this step by step guide...
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Win £100 to spend at Collectif!

Win £100 to spend at Collectif and get yourself a fantastic vintage-inspired wardrobe in time for autumn! The Collectif Vintage Collection for AW14 captures the romance of original vintage but made it...
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Sixties style icons

One of Liz Kennedy's  favourite eras to draw inspiration from is the Sixties, a decade which bursts at the seams with creative confidence and energy. A time when fashion and music ran wild together and...
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Book review: Style Me Vintage Accessories

The latest addition to the popular book series, Style Me Vintage Accessories (Naomi Thompson and Liz Tregenza, Pavilion, out 25 September) highlights an often forgotten side to vintage styling: accessories...
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Lauren Bacall: the lady and ‘The Look’

The Old Hollywood set is brimming with style icons. One of the stand out faces and personalities from the Forties, which still continues to fascinate us today, is Lauren Bacall. Alison Rowley looks at...
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What is your antique jewellery collection worth?

Antique and vintage jewellery collections often hold a lot of sentimental value so it is important that you get the right amount of money if you ever do consider selling. Take the time to visit auctions,...
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How to find the perfect vintage bag

Vintage: you love the movies, you wear the clothes, you've even mastered some pretty fancy hair, so what's next? Topping off your vintage look with the right accessories can be fun, but it can also be a...