When you’ve been around in the retro fashion world, you may know some of the most popular retro fashion webshops at the moment: Topvintage and Succubus. I am a very loyal customer, but there is so much more to discover in retro fashion wonderland. I’ve made a list of my favorite retro style webshops with original concepts and lovely colors. Some I’ve known for a few years, some I’ve just discovered recently As I mentioned in an earlier blog post, social media is my number 1 source when it comes to discovering (new) brands. Well, research…I usually bump into brands as I am scrolling through de explore area on Instagram. Also interesting if you’re not that retro, but you like to have a few different (colorful) fashion items or accessories.
Empire Elegance has a nice selection of everyday & evening wear when it comes to retro fashion. I wrote about this webshop for the first time two years ago . Sophisticated, glamorous and chic with a lot of pieces from retro brands that you don’t see everywhere. Next to that, Empire Elegance also offers vintage glamour shoots. You may remember that I did a vintage glamour shoot last year.
When I look at the website of Very Cherry, I instantly get positive vibes! Very Cherry has several retro fashion brands, but the owner of Very Cherry also (co-)designs pieces in cooperation with King Louie. Besides that, I like the colorful items that you can find here. Very Cherry is also a real shop in Rotterdam. I still have to pay a visit to the real shop! I bought this Cherry top a few years ago and this top has been part of the spring/summer wardrobe ever since. Next to that, I am a big fan of the classic pencil skirts that you can buy via Very Cherry. And there is a red trenchcoat on my way…
Since I was talking about King Louie, I love the dresses of King Louie for some everyday glamour. A lot of items are also very suitable for the work and professional environment. My favorite items are a winter coat that I’ve had for two years (pic) and this blue/green polka dot dress.
I recently discovered this brand on Instagram. I was pleasantly surprised because Tara Starlet has original concepts when it comes to the traditional polka dot pattern. A yellow skirt with white polka dots or a two-piece white with blue polka dots set. Tara Starlet has it. If your retro closet needs a 1960s style upgrade, this is a nice shop to visit.
Vivian of Holloway
If you wear a lot of pencil skirts, you know the this-top-is-too-long-to-put-in-this-pencil-skirt struggle. Nowadays, there is comeback of crop tops which were also popular in the 90s. The nice thing about crop tops: they are perfect to tug in your pencil skirt. If you’re really looking for vintage style (crop) tops. Vivian Holloway has a large assortment of short tops in 1950s style.
Dolly & Dotty
This brand has cute 1950s retro dresses and skirts for every occasion and it will also make your bank account quite happy. Dolly and Dotty has a huge collection of swing dresses and skirts.
For some beautiful fitted retro pencil dresses with other patterns than polkadots or cherries, I turn to British Retro. Retro fitted dresses at their finest. Last Christmas,
I gave you my heart I wore this dress:
A typical case of gotta have them all. My favorite retro shoe brand, especially because of the fit and walk-proof heels. These heels are so comfortable, especially when I compare them to “random” high heels with the same height from a local shop. On the other hand, Ruby Shoo also has lovely low or mid-low heels.
Even more retro shoes. I love these original shoes with a touch of retro and once again they are also very friendly for your feet. I recently bought the polka dot shoes on the picture below. It looked so adorable and I’ve never seen a pumps like these before. Always a good reason to buy new shoes of course. Currently, I own one pair of shoes from Lola Ramona, but I can already guarantee: there will be more…
Jewelry & Accessories
Here you can find retro style jewelry, handmade and often made with vintage products. I especially like the large vintage style hoops. These earrings give your outfit instant vintage (1950s) vibes. Next to that Desperate Beatnik is specialized in confetti lucite jewelry.
Bow & Crossbones
Probably my favorite retro jewelry stop. I love this brand for its vintage inspired tropical vintage style jewelry. If you’re following me on social media, you’ve probably seen my favorite items: bamboo earrings. Besides that, Bow and Crossbones also has a nice confetti lucite earrings section.
Magical Making Studio
Hair flowers are my favorite hair accessories, but every now and then I vary them with mini-hats. When you’re cycling a lot, you know that the wind is usually not your best friend especially when you’re wearing hats (or caps). So it’s nice to have (mini-) hats that won’t be gone with the wind. This shop has a lot of different hair accessories (also if you’re more into the 70s boho vibe). The flowers and mini-hats are made on a hair ribbon so it can’t slip off your hair easily.
P.S. I am not responsible for any new fashion brand addictions that you may develop after clicking on the links.
P.S. 2 This is actually also an all-my-favorite-webshops-in-one-overview list, so I don’t have to remember them. Efficiency at its finest.