Sitting Pretty at Prettie Lanes
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Franziska Schlupski has set her brand apart by not only designing but also creating each and every garment offered at Prettie Lanes. From pin up sailor dresses to rockabilly high waist pants, each item is carefully handcrafted by Franziska with only a very limited number of each design.
Her goal is to recapture the feminine romance of 1950’s fashion as authentically as possible, even down to the finest details of construction. While Prettie Lanes may not have the widest selection of vintage clothing to be found, this is by design. Franziska designs and then creates only a handful of pieces in each size so that every garment is limited edition and quantity.
This ensures against that embarrassing moment of, “She’s wearing my dress!” at parties and gatherings and also will set you apart in unique vintage outfits not found anywhere else. Designed and made in Switzerland, Prettie Lanes does ship worldwide and is one of the very few retro fashion shops that still hand-stiches every piece.
In sizes from small to extra-large, these pin up dresses and rockabilly frocks can flatter every body. Beside their clothing line (including the original line of Prettie at the Sea), Prettie Lanes also offers accessories and actual vintage items from other manufacturers in limited quantities.
You’ll find hand-crocheted ivory gloves from Go Gloves to add a pretty flair to any pin up dress or sweetheart top. Most exciting are the true vintage items fore sale: one of a kind pieces from the 1930’s, 40’s and 50’s that are still in new condition. Most of these are in the accessories category, including handbags, jewelry, and hairpieces.
Occasionally, Franziska will find a true vintage dress or other clothing item and sell it on Prettie Lanes. These items disappear quickly though, so it’s best to check back regularly or follow her on social media to know exactly when they will appear. Lovely ladies looking for handcrafted rockabilly dresses or true vintage handbags know Prettie Lanes is the place for both: a truly vintage shop.