24 July 2014

This Old Thing - Vintage fashion at Grays

Channel 4 programme ‘This Old Thing’ has sparked a resurgence of interest in vintage fashion, helping unsure fashion lovers broaden their shopping horizons. Presenter Dawn O’Porter has brought Grays under the spotlight by wearing – and dressing her protégés in – several outfits from Vintage Modes at Grays. As a regular shopper at Vintage Modes herself, she also featured us as a vintage shopping destination in her book ‘This Old Thing’. Thanks Dawn, we’re always glad to have someone looking fabulous in our collections!

From left to right: a 1970s summer dress by Jean Varon as worn by
Dawn O'Porter and 
Dawn wearing a silk Courreges jacket. Both
from Vintage Modes. 
 Grays mews is a veritable fashion destination for vintage clothing, jewellery and accessories and is regularly featured in magazines such as Vogue, Tatler and Stylist. On our lower-ground floor as well as Vintage Modes - a well established collective of fashion dealers whose expertise in sourcing on-trend and classic pieces over the years have made them a reputable name to fashion insiders and celebrities – you will also discover Kitty Verity; who at the age of 22, has an eye trained for bold vintage costume jewellery. More vintage finds can be had on the ground floor at Linda Bee, located just next to reception and boasting a wealth of quality vintage jewellery and accessories. Linda has been trading at Grays for over 30 years now and has amassed a fine collection; specialising in vintage handbags, cat related items, powder compacts and commercial perfume bottles, as well as a selection of vintage clothing and fashion accessories.

Linda Bee on the ground floor at Grays
Vintage Modes is a hidden boudoir; lined from floor to ceiling in red velvet, it’s easy to spend hours hidden among their rails of carefully curated fashion. All vintage clothing is sourced by fashion expert Susie Nelson and June Victor and each piece is scrupulously hand selected for condition and style. Gillian Horsup, Arabella Bianco and Lola of Unicorn adorn Vintage Modes with their stunning collection of costume jewellery such as Art Deco diamanté brooches, Egyptian revival jewellery, Bakelite and celluloid bangles, as well as key pieces from renowned jewellery designers such as Kenneth Lane, Miriam Haskell, Schiaparelli and Trifari.

The Vintage Modes emporium on the lower-ground floor

Arabella Bianco at Vintage Modes

Situated just opposite Bond Street Tube Station Grays couldn't be easier to reach. Visit Monday- Friday from 10am-6pm or Saturdays from 11am-5pm. Come on down for your unique vintage find!

1 comment:

  1. This store looks incredible, like a vintage treasure chest! Love vintage costume jewellery, especially diamante and Art Deco.
    "vintage jewellery"


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