Scotland, with its die-hard tartan wearers and sporadic displays of kilts, happens to be a place where fashion screams fluidity and style appears in abundance. From ravishing 60s siren and dashing 40s debonair, to 70s disco funk queen, rummaging through rails of different decades, ironically, never gets old. Embrace a blast from the past, dress to impress and discover the best vintage stores in Edinburgh. A fabulous force to be reckoned with, Herman Brown is a cut above the rest. A cabinet of clothing curiosity, Armstrongs is an ever-evolving time capsule tailored to all things retro, vintage, bespoke, random and rugged. Whether granny-chic with oversized Fair Isle knits, punk to the core with chains galore, tartan, leather, or 20s sophistication, Armstrongs literally has you covered from head to toe.
The historically industrial hub has also become a treasure trove for fashions from the past. Other areas, like Merchant City, have also seen a steady rise in vintage vendors. Milne and Codona have also added to their hoard by occasionally introducing capsule collections of items they have designed themselves, including on-trend slouchy jackets, satin maxi skirts and graphic t-shirts. Mr Ben T his year - old shop is the largest vintage resource in Glasgow and offers an enviable inventory of items that dates as far back as the s, which can make rummaging through its racks and bins a taxing exercise. With its bottomless supply, it is no shock that Mr Ben has become a go-to for editorial, celebrity and prop stylists looking unique pieces and even fashion designers in search inspiration. Postcard Limited One of the newest additions to the Glaswegian vintage shopping landscape, Postcard Limited is the brainchild of husband-and-wife team Fraser McFadzean and Jennifer Paley, who started their business as a daytime pop up in a local nightclub in February
When Anna Graham arrived back in Glasgow from a soujourn in New York in it was her ambition to own a vintage clothing shop. With three friends she is now the sole proprietor she established Starry, Starry Night which has provided a focus for her passion for retro and clothing antiquities. There is not much that Anna does not know about vintage clothing and she has a story to tell about almost every item in the shop. Apparently Sandie wore this sensational outfit to the Montreux Film Festival. No matching shoes required.
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