Monday, 30 March 2009

We love all things vintage at Aspire

At Aspire we love all things vintage... there is nothing better than picking up something not only gorgeous but also a little bit unique. Luckily we now have some great places to trawl in the Midlands such as the Birmingham Custard Factory's Saturday flea market, the big yellow vintage clothing shop in Digbeth and 'Wear it again Sam Vintage Clothing' shop in Worcester (8-9 The Hopmarket) - but often these places are a bit hidden away (with no websites) so you have to go looking!

Items which I always seem to buy are sparkly brooches such as this little number from the aforementioned Saturday Flea... it only cost me a fiver and the photo does no justice to it's loveliness! Back in the day (all those years ago - 2004 to be precise) we used to source vintage brooches to sell in the shop but it takes precious time to find these unique lovelies, so we've turned our attention to sourcing new jewellery and clothing that wouldn't look out of place in your granny's attic. This pretty bow necklace (pictured £8.95) is a current favourite of ours and is available is silver too.
From our Yumi clothes collection, the popular Victoria tunic dress (£55) has a vintage lace effect, looking like it could have been cut from your granny's hanky (it's quite short!)

If you're interested in all things vintage - a great book called 'It's vintage darling' by Christa Weil is available on Amazon. The book 'offers the services of a really honest best friend, a knowledgeable grandmother and an uber-stylist rolled into one' and will 'teach you how to become a clothes connoisseur, look fabulous without spending a fortune and spot a hermes scarf at forty paces'

Anyway - until next time...

Irresistible fashion, jewellery & gift

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