This week the new Frankie magazine came out – not only is it my favourite mag (and the only one Circa subscribes to) but it features six pages of vintage clothing tips from yours truly!
Starting with the 1930s, each page features a dress from Circa and useful advice about how to recognise it when you see the real deal – and what to look out for in reproduction styles.
As well as the ’30s, ’40s and ’50s, it covers the 1960s and even the ’70s.
Although most of my stock is bought from private collectors, I’m amazed at what you can still find out there in unexpected quarters – recently a friend found a pair of 1820s dancing shoes in a Tasmanian op shop and over the years I’ve bought several ’20s and ’30s dresses at flea markets and quite a bit of Victorian cotton underwear in op shops too.
The important thing is knowing what to look for, and enjoying the treasure hunt!