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Vintage Me Up: Simple but Perfectly Retro Dresses, Separates and Accessories

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Vintage Me Up: Simple but Perfectly Retro Dresses, Separates and Accessories
Girls who devote their style to vintage fashion will adore Vintage Me Up, which is an online retail store based in Los Angeles, California, USA.

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The store primarily features simple yet elegant retro inspired dresses, but they also have some charming separates and delightful accessories, too. If you’re a hopeful pinup, rockabella or just a stylish girl who dabbles in fashion from the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s, you’ll want to take a peep at what this online boutique has to offer.

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Whether you want to dress the night away in a proper swing dress or you need a classic pencil dress for work, the selection at Vintage Me Up has something for you. The collection bares a minimalistic aesthetic, because it’s comprised of solid colors, but the dresses conveniently leave you with a blank canvas to create the vintage look that works for you.

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Peruse through their line of accessories, and you can match a feminine bow belt, rockabilly style headband or detailed bag or clutch perfectly with one of their dresses.

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The modern day woman is truly who they have in mind with their garments. One problem that many women experience is finding clothing that fit well, and Vintage Me Up realizes this dilemma. The clothes they create are made for women of all shapes and sizes, and finding garments that flatter your figure, no matter what shape that might be, is a feat in itself. The store prides itself with its unique approach to their sizing system, and that is reflected in their products.

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Another great reason why this store is exceptional is that they promote social awareness. Not only is each article of clothing is manufactured locally in their Los Angeles operation, but the store also utilizes 100% organic cotton for their dresses, and they source all the materials used in the United States.

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They also safeguard their workers by treating them fairly and exposing them to the best working conditions possible. This socially conscious way of running their business is something Vintage Me Up takes seriously, and hopefully, inspires other retro and vintage inspired retailers to support their community as well.

 

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Gracy Q: Toned Down Vintage Fashion From Germany

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Gracy Q: Toned Down Vintage Fashion From Germany

The fashion of the 1930s to the 1950s is recognized by clean, feminine lines and elegant fabrics.

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German fashion label, Gracy Q understands this style, which is apparent in the vintage inspired clothing by its designer, Anne Struggles. Through her training as a tailor and her experience in costume production, she satisfies the needs of women who love classically made pieces to fit the hourglass body.

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Since 2010, Gracy Q has released about two small but thoughtful collections per year. You immediately notice a lack of vibrant colors, with the exception of a brilliant red in the midst of a monochromatic aesthetic. As the seasons progress, deep blue and purple hues make an appearance. It is a breath of fresh air from busy patterns and designs seen in other collections of retro inspired clothing labels.

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While the structure of Gracy Q’s clothing is taken directly from vintage fashion, the look and feel of each pencil skirt, exquisite dress, coat or cape is modern yet classic. The label is focused on creating comfortable and conservative looks without being skin tight or too revealing. The pieces are tailor made to be flattering and polished for women of every shape and size, making any item a chic addition to every closet.

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People outside the pinup or rockabilly lifestyle may find retro inspired fashion to be “costumey, but rockabellas or pinups who work a conservative day job don’t have to compromise personal style during business hours.

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If you have trouble balancing your work style with your everyday vintage motivated wardrobe, Gracy Q clothing will actually help you fit in without looking matronly. You can still maintain the feminine silhouette that makes you confident and causes heads to turn.

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Women easily forget simplicity is sometimes the best avenue to feeling sexy, and Gracy Q is a great reminder that looking glamorous does not have to be complicated. The store has yet to develop an online shop to reach the masses internationally, but if you love vintage inspired clothing and are located in Berlin or Leipzig, make sure to stop by one of the brick and mortar stores in these two cities in Germany.

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Lady V London: High Quality, 50s-Style Reproduction Dresses

Lady V London: High Quality, 50′s-Style Reproduction Dresses
UK shop, Lady V London, has been creating a buzz on a number of fashion blogs with their collection of high quality 50s style Hepburn dresses, swing dresses and wiggle dresses.

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Owners Sergio and Victoria have successfully created an online store with their vision of affordable dresses in beautifully classic designs. Sergio’s family has been in the London clothing trade for three generations, bringing experience, knowledge and passion for creating high quality women’s garments to the table.

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Flattering silhouettes
These classic dress designs, like wiggle dresses and swing dresses, accentuate a girl’s natural curves. They will emphasize or create a head turning hourglass silhouette. The collection in the shop caters to girls of all shapes and sizes, since their stunning dresses are sold in size 8 to 32. These dresses are not only stylish, but they are made to fit the body well. Full circle skirts, flattering necklines and pencil dresses complete this 50s style collection.

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Original and appealing prints
The prints in these dresses are classic, yet trendy, which is an important factor for every retro and vintage loving girl. They are attractive, timeless and incredibly chic, and because they are originally made, each dress is also exclusive. Fans of florals, polka dots, animal prints and geometric prints will love any of these sweet and subtle dresses for their closet.

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High quality fabrics and ethical practices
Lady V London’s practices are honorable, because their products are not made with cheap fabrics or with substandard workers. The shop has aimed to primarily produce their high quality dresses in the heart of London, which provides jobs locally and enriches the economy of the UK’s capital. By doing so, they have control of the quality of each garment and can generate a faster turnaround time for their consumers.

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Support this great British company, and you will surprised with how their products will make you feel special, chic and comfortable without breaking the bank.

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Lady V London has something to suit every taste, and their selection of well-made swing dresses, Hepburn dresses and wiggle dresses are elegant, easy to accessorize and affordable!

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Catfight Collections: Retro and Vintage Inspired…EVERYTHING.

Catfight Collections: Retro and Vintage Inspired…EVERYTHING.

Australian shop Catfight Collections stocks everything you can imagine that’s rockabilly, psychobilly, retro and vintage inspired, including toys, magazines and even bandages! Their collection of Australian and international branded items has a little something for everyone at reasonable prices–from glamorous pinup girls to hardcore psychobilly guys.

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Modern Retro Style Clothing and Accessories
Men and women can find a wide variety of greaser, rockabilly, psychobilly and pinup clothing to add to their personal style. Men will find a mixture of button-up shirts that come in many styles, like like bowling shirts, plaid shirts, racer shirts and good, old fashioned work shirts. The men’s collection of t-shirts, hoodies and jackets feature retro looking or punk rock logos and designs. Guys can even pick up a rockabilly, vintage inspired wallet with a chain.

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For women, there is everything from sexy to casual and everything in between. The shop has a wide range of fun and attention-getting clothing, like petticoats, t-shirts with bold designs and phrases, wildly designed socks, pantyhose and stockings. But they also have more subdued pieces, like 50’s style dresses with full circle skirts and vintage inspired tops and t-shirts. Whether you’re looking for a fun pencil skirt, a pair of high waisted shorts or some rebellious, fingerless gloves, the variety of options for women is not scarce.

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Interesting and Unique Shoes
The majority of the shoes at this shop aren’t your normal pair out of a department store, and they all express retro or punk rock flair with creative accents and colors. Guys and girls can peruse through their stock of wingtips and creepers, but the girls really benefit from the shop’s selection of flats and high heels. From elegant solid colored pumps to edgy and hardcore printed flats, soft and dainty girls or even edgy, roller derby girls will swoon at this unique collection.

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From clothing and shoes to magazines and home decor, this store understands punk rock, retro and vintage aren’t just fashion statements but a lifestyle. If you’re looking to stock your closet or need a cool gift for a friend, you will be sure to find something here.

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