Frockery Talk

  • The Dundee Funk Fairies

    December 8, 2011

    We had a fab time at the Funk Fair in Dundee on Sunday. We met some lovely customers and fellow traders and would like to thank Mel for organising the event.

    Here are a few pics from the day (never mind the quality, feel the funk!) with details of most of the traders. Sorry if we missed anyone out, but it was quite busy.

    The Rowanjoy collection comprises a magical mixture of vintage and modern fabrics, prints and colours. We fell in love with their 1920s inspired silk flower and lace headbands.


    Vanilla Ink Studios  had some absolutely stunning jewellery on display, created by the talented Kate Pickering.

    Vanilla Ink

     Kate pickering

    It was also lovely to meet these Dundee designers and vintage fashionistas, Sharyn and colleague (sorry, we're hopeless with names), on their first funk fair outing. We just couldn't resist one of their jackets while they couldn't resist one of ours. Good result!

    dundee vintage clothing

    Jody Reekie of Mon Nom is a lady on a mission: "Buying something mass produced is now alien to me, and I hope to inspire others to follow." We love her business ethos and her upcycled goodies which are mainly furniture based - from stripping back to sanding to priming to painting to reupholstering.

    Jody Reekie Mon Nom

    We didn't get the chance to say hello to these ladies, but loved their selection of vintage and retro collectables. (If you look closely you may be able to spot Johnny Frocker in the background.)

    funk fair

    Rhona Cleland Vintage had an enviable collection of ladies clothing, handbags, hats, shoes and costume jewellery on offer. (Sorry the picture is of such poor quality, blame the iphone photographer!)

    Rhona Cleland Vintage

    Gladrags of Forfar showcased some of their superb vintage clothes and accessories. Simply stunning stock!

    Glad Rags Forfar

    Fabulously quirky eyewear from Spex Pistols Vintage Specialists  of Dundee.

    Spex Pistols Vintage

    Gorgeous hats and  fascinators from the Sassy Hatter, Brechin.

    Funk Fair hats

    This Fife-based mother and daughter team were making their debut at the Funk Fair, having recently launched their new business, This Charming Vintage.

    Charming Vintage Fife

    We also met another mother and daughter duo who were browsing the fair and bought a few bits from our stall. Alison had already spotted the mum's vintage Hermès scarf across the crowded fair and was green with envy to discover it was one of a collection of over 100!  Further chatting revealed Ursula Thompson to be the proprietor of Inverdon Antiques, which specialises in vintage linen, jewellery and decorative items. We feel sure we''ll be paying her a visit at the Abernyte Antiques Centre in the near future.

    And finally, here's one of our own rails of  frockery! We sold a lot of stock on the day but will be replenishing the rails for our next fair in the new year. In the meantime, our online shop is open for business 24/7!

    The Frockery

  • Last orders for Christmas 2011

    December 8, 2011

    Forfar christmas tree

    Now that Christmas is fast approaching, we would like to advise customers that last orders for Christmas delivery within the UK should be placed by midday on Tuesday 20th December, which is the last posting date for first class mail, or by midday on Thursday 22nd December for special delivery items. 

    We will still be sending out orders until Christmas Eve and will be back at the frock face on Wednesday 28th December. In Scotland, we always have an extra day to recover from Hogmanay, so we will be resuming normal service on Wednesday 4th January.

    Thanks to all our customers for their support over the past year. We wish you all a very merry Christmas and prosperous New Year.

  • Check these out!

    December 2, 2011

    We just couldn’t wait to feature this fabulous dogtooth check cape which arrived yesterday, probably straight from Miss Marple’s wardrobe! In warm autumnal shades of brown, tan and cream wool with a Peter Pan collar and double breasted styling, it’s a smart and versatile choice for the girl about town or country. Coming soon to the catalogue, price £38.

    Miss Marple dogtooth check cape

    For discerning retrophile gentlemen, this vintage Burton’s tweed dogtooth check overcoat will also be coming to the catalogue soon. Size 40R (generous), price £40.

    Men's vintage dogtooth check wool overcoat

    Returning to Miss Marple, this retro brown dogtooth check wool skirt has also just arrived. Fully lined with twin inverted pleats front and back, it is a stylish classic which is sure to be a wardrobe staple throughout the autumn and winter months. Size UK12, price £14.

    Retro brown check wool skirt

    Why not check out these lovelies as well?

    Black and white dogtooth check secretary dress

    dogtooth secretary dress

    Knitted check wool skirt

    brown check knitted wool skirt

     Vintage blue grey check coat

    vintage blue grey check coat

    And don't forget: Frockery shopping means you'll be sure to keep your bank balance in check! Why buy new when it's more fashionable, frugal and eco-friendly to go retro?

  • Funk Fair date for The Frockery

    November 24, 2011

    The Funk Fair is coming to Dundee on Sunday 4th December and the frockers are looking forward to taking part in what promises to be a fabulous event.

    We'll be bringing a selection of vintage, retro, upcycled and preloved frockery, from cosy knitwear and faux fur to glam and glitzy party wear, so do come along and enjoy a Sunday afternoon of Christmas shopping.  And don't forget to say hello!

    funk fair dundee

  • Not socks again, Santa!

    November 19, 2011

    Christmas is coming and we all know that socks and slippers make practical but predictable presents for the man (or men) in your life. Instead, why not treat him (or them) to something a little more thoughtful with a sartorial flavour and vintage twist?

    Naturally we have a few suggestions from our Menswear department...

    Vintage navy silk bow tie

    vintage navy silk bow tie

    Gentleman's vintage grooming set in zipped cowhide leather case

    men's vintage grooming kit in leather case

    Hico vintage gold mod style scarf

    Hico vintage gold mod scarf

    Retro paisley print dressing gown

    men's retro paisley print dressing gown

    Vintage Irish lawn handkerchiefs

    men's vintage Irish lawn handkerchiefs

    Of course it just wouldn't be Christmas without the traditional Christmas jumper!

     Bottle green snowflake pattern jumper

    men's green snowflake jumper

  • Get set for St Andrew's Day with tartan frockery!

    November 15, 2011

    In anticipation of St Andrew's Day on 30th November, we thought we'd showcase a few pieces of our tartan frockery.

    You'll find lots more Celtic-themed clobber in our Scots Frockery department, so do take a wee gander! We also have a couple of black Argyll kilt jackets in stock  which aren't yet on the website - please drop us an email if you are interested.

    Toilichte là a'naomh Anndra agad (Happy St Andrew's Day) when it comes, and Slàinte mhòr (Good health) to you all!

    Short tartan prom dress

    short tartan prom dress

    Vintage mohair red plaid gilet

    tartan mohair gilet

    Vintage tartan mohair cape

    tartan mohair cape

    Short wool kilt

    short tartan kilt

    Dress Gordon tartan mohair stole

    tartan mohair stole

    Red tartan silk bow tie

    Red tartan horse brass scarf

    tartan scarf