Blog — cotton
Posted by Miss Chloe on
It’s probably safe to say that we’re all here because we love genuine and/or reproduction vintage fashion, right? But have you ever wondered how the things we wear and the features of our outfits we rely on day-to-day came about? How did we end up with tiny, fiddly zips to seamlessly fasten our dresses, or laces for our shoes? What even is a dart, and why were (or are if you’re a vintage lover) people so obsessed with petticoats? These are just a few of the questions that researching items, writing product descriptions, and exploring the rails at our Gosport...
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Posted by Miss Chloe on
The sun has (finally) made an appearance and we’re praying to the fashion gods for a sickly sweet, sticky hot summer worthy of all our vintage fabulousness and finery. Mrs Darling has outdone herself this year and our quality check of this season’s stock was a non-stop swoon fest with lots of trying things on (aka an after-hours fashion show!). Read on for a whistle-stop tour of some of our absolute favourites new in for the Spring/Summer season. You might want to buckle up though, there’s a lot and it’s all goooooorgeous. Psst: if you don’t have time to read...
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Posted by Mrs Darling on
Summer is officially upon us, and the sun has already begun to make a much-welcomed appearance, so with that in mind, we are so excited to tell you some more about one of our absolute favourite smaller brands all the way across the pond in Australia. We’re delighted to be able to support our friends at Retrospec’d. What’s more; we’re currently the sole UK stockist of this season’s Retrospec’d pretties, so read on for more on this season’s collection and just why we think you'll find them in your favourite picks too! We know that our customers both online and instore...
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