Spring/Summer Stock Now Available Online

April 8th, 2015 § 0 comments § permalink

So we recently went on a buying trip and admittedly we went a little buying mad but we did buy an a amazing amount of spring/summer items for you to choose from.

There are a range of sizes and items which you can now buy directly from us here online!!

All orders are posted recorded delivery so you can track your items while they make there way to you. Don’t worry if an item doesn’t fit, just return it within 7 days and we’ll give you your money back. Easy.

If you’d like to come in and try the item before you buy, please email us and make an appointment so we can make sure the item doesn’t sell before you get there!

Here are some of our newest finds-

Vintage 1980’s light weight strapless sweat heart neckline summer party dress.

Such a fabulous pop art floral pattern.

Zips up at the back and is in fantastic vintage condition with no stains rips or repairs.

Measurements:

UK Size: 10

Bust: 36

Waist: 27-28

£48.00

 

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Want a dress to impress? You’ll certainly make heads turn in this striking 1970’s red polyester maxi. We love anything boho and with the added addition of that polka dot pattern we’ve literally died and gone to heaven!

This dress is fully lined and in fantastic condition with no stains rips or repairs.

Measurements:

UK Size: 8

Waist:26-27

SOLD

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A snazzy 100% silk novelty nautical theme waist coat.

Fabulous gold tone buttons and coat ties at the back for a more fitted look.

This means  a variety of sizes can wear this item comfortably.

There are three pin head sized holes to the front top right of the waistcoat but they are not noticeable and mentioned only for accuracy.

Other than that there are no stains rips or repairs.

Measurements:

UK SiZE 8-12

£25.00

 

 

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A lovely soft cotton blue floral 1960’s summer dress.

Has a stretchy waist so could fit a range of sizes and a cute little button at the back which is a nice detail.

The Dress is in fantastic vintage condition with only one small repair to the seem on the shoulder.

Not noticeable in fact we almost missed it but mentioned for total accuracy.

There are no stains rips or repairs.

Measurements:

UK Size 8-12

£28.00

SOLD
 

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Vintage 1960’s Cropped black and grey jacket.

Lovely turned up sleeves, large black buttons and classic 60’s collar!

We adore the novelty rope effect pattern and black edging which makes this light weight jacket so so chic.

Looks great dressed up or down. The jacket is in fantastic vintage condition with no stains rips or repairs.

Measurements:

UK Size:10

SOLD

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You Can Buy Straight From Us!

April 4th, 2015 § 0 comments § permalink

We’ve just added loads of wonderful goodies to our supplier, Worldly Wicked & Wise and the Easter window is looking rather cute!

We’re loving our 1960’s suede skirt with that WWW kimono!

 

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If you’re unable to get down to NW6, don’t worry, we’re just about to launch our “buy it now” button which is linked to Pay pal and will be located under each item that is featured on our site.

That means you can buy any of our items from the comfort of your own home. YAY!!!!

Here are some of the items we’ve added to the shop in the last week:

Our personal fave, is this super amazing vintage 1960’s dress with matching belt/sash. UK SIZE 8   

Waist:27”

£50

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If you can wear any wool mixed items then this is the perfect mid season garment for you!!! Sadly i’m very allergic to all wool (even if it only has 3% within it) which means, whoever gets there hands on this amazing beauty I’ll have you know that I am extremely jealous!

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This fabulous vintage full length Japanese kimono in a white and blue pattern is so on trend. ONE SIZE FITS ALL   

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Soft cotton abstract floral pattern vintage Japanese kimono.  ONE SIZE FITS ALL

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Retro short sleeve jumper. Such a great pattern! UK SIZE 8

SOLD

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Hidden gems: London’s best charity shops, vintage sales and thrift stores!

April 3rd, 2015 § 0 comments § permalink

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In our opinion you don’t have to spend a lot of cash to look great and have your own interesting individual style. We are massive fans of vintage shops, kilo sales, car boot sales and charity shops! Shopping like this not only sets you apart from the crowd (how many times have you seen that Topshop season staple on someone else???) but you can sort yourself out with a new wardrobe for easily under £100!

Here are a few of our London gems we had to share with you…

The East End Thrift Store, E1 – Tucked away in Whitechapel, this is our go to shop for denim jackets and jumpers. You have to literally rummage through massive piles of crap but then out of nowhere you’ll find something perfect! They often have ‘fill a bag for a tenner’ type deals or section off part of the shop where every item is £1. Make sure you give everything a good wash before you wear it though!

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Vintage Kilo Sales – These kind of sales require a proper rummage to unearth goodies but it’s well worth it in the end. Go for light items such as silk shirts, summer dresses and skirts and you could leave with 8 nice vintage pieces for just £15! The next London one is on 3rd May 2015 and is held at York Hall in Bethnal Green. We would suggest getting there as early as possible to snap up the best items.

Factory Seconds Shop, E17 – One of our favourite factory outlets is this hidden away leather seconds shop in Walthamstow. We can’t actually remember the name of this shop but it’s tucked behind St James St rail station. They supply leather jackets to Topshop, Oasis, Ted Baker etc.. and have rails and rails of slight seconds that are £30 or £40 instead of £200 or £300! We found an amazing shearling leather jacket here and it’s been one of our staples for years and was only £40! They also have handbags, shoes, shorts, strange leather dresses and menswear. This place we highly recommend for leather jackets!

The Charity Shop -‘Probably the best charity shop in the world’ E9. This shop really does live up to it’s name. Located on Well Street in Homerton it probably is the best charity shop ever! There are rails and rails of designer second hand and vintage clothes. They do know when something is a good find but you still won’t pay more than £20 for a designer item. Jess used to live on this road and almost every time we went in we’d end up finding something great!

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Wayside Community Centre Charity Shop, E5 – This charity shop is on Chatsworth Road and whenever I visit this shop I leave with a bag full of great clothes. I once bought some brand new Kurt Geiger heeled leather boots from here for £10. Its a great place for summer dresses and second hand high street brands.

All Aboard, West Hampstead – This is one of our favourite areas for charity shopping. There are 5 charity shops in a row and our absolute favourite is All Aboard which always has some great vintage clothes and accessories. They are more on the pricer side for a charity shop but it’s really well worth paying that little bit extra. They also happen to do some fantastic sales which are super affordable so keep an eye out.

Battersea Car Boot Sale – This car boot is still one of our absolute faves, mainly because you don’t have to get up at the crack of dawn to find a fabulous bargain! It’s every Sunday from 1.30pm – 5pm and only costs £0.50 to get in!!  However if you want to be amongst the first buyers inside, then you can pay £5 for entry at 11.30am. There is a smaller selection of sellers already onsite at this time (usually around 50). These sellers are ʻpremiumʼ pitch holders and have paid more than most for their pitch so they usually have higher quality goods for sale.  This is a really well run car boot sale so if you’re buying or selling it’s definitely one not to miss!

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We hope you find this post helpful, look out for our next instalment where we will reveal even more hidden gems!

Love,

Past Forward Retro x

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