Frockery Talk

  • New look for the Frockery (2)

    May 18, 2013

    It would be difficult not to notice our new look website as it is so different from its predecessor and our second major overhaul since we started trading in 2007. It is still something of a work in progress while this blog gets a few glitches resolved, so please bear with us.  [UPDATE: Gremlins have now been run off the site!)

    We hope you like the redesign, which is greatly enhanced by images courtesy of our creative partners. We are also very grateful for the patience of Charles, our talented magento developer, and Ian at our hosting company DX3Webs who made the process as painless as possible for us non techie types.

    We can now get on with what we do best and bring you some of the most affordable vintage, retro and classic contemporary frockery on the virtual high street.

    To celebrate our makeover, we are offering a cross-store 20% discount for this weekend only. To take advantage of this offer, please use the code NEWLOOK at the checkout.

  • Absent frockers

    May 7, 2013

    Apologies for our absence from active frocking duties, but work is still going on behind the scenes on our website upgrade which has taken longer than anticipated. True to form, there have been a few delays and hiccups along the way but we are getting there! It will be worth it, we can assure you.

    Meanwhile we have just updated the catalogue with some new stock, including this fab Hell Bunny pin-up rockabilly frock.

    Hell Bunny pin up print rockabilly dress

    this dark teal Twiggy style 60s mod dress by Berkertex

    dark teal twiggy style mod dress

    and this beautiful Mad Men style vintage embellished cocktail dress by Peggy French Couture.

    mad men peggy fricnch 50s vintage dress

      Lots more lovely frockery is on its way, so please keep your eyes peeled!

  • Montrose Air Station Heritage Centre Centenary Swing Ball

    April 17, 2013

    mashc centenary swing ball

    This is an unmissable vintage event for those in our local area and a great opportunity to dress up in your finest 40s frockery!

    The Montrose Air Station Heritage Centre Centenary Swing Ball will take place on 15th June in Montrose Town Hall. Entertainment on the night will feature the 12 piece Sellars Brothers Big Swing Band, dancers from the Esk Academy of Dancing (which kept the chief frocker on her toes throughout the 60s and early 70s) and singer Kirsten Tomlinson.

    Attendees are encouraged to get 'in the mood' by dressing up 40s style, but it is not compulsory as long as they 'dress to impress'. So why not come along and enjoy some swing, jive, Latin and ballroom dancing, along with some fabulous 40s (and some 50s) classic music from Glen Miller, Frank Sinatra and others?

    A raffle will be held on the night with proceeds going to SSAFA Forces Help. Tickets cost £25 and are available from Van Werninck Studio and Henry Hogg Newsagents, 78 High Street, Montrose.

  • Spring frockery discount

    April 17, 2013

    We are maintaining a low profile at present as work proceeds behind the scenes on our website redesign.

    Since the weather has been so terrible, and is still showing no signs of improvement in our neck of the woods, we thought we'd offer a spring discount in anticipation of its eventual arrival (along with our new website!)

    Please just enter code SPRING-15 at our checkout for an automatic 15% discount on all Frockery website purchases until the end of April!

  • New look for the Frockery

    April 9, 2013

    Some big changes are afoot at the frock face and we have a developer working behind the scenes on a complete redesign of the Frockery website.

    Having just celebrated our sixth birthday, we thought we should treat ourselves to a new look! It's all very exciting and we are hoping to relaunch the new site by May Day, providing that the project stays on schedule.

    Meanwhile, look out for updates as there may well be special offers  and some yummy colour co-ordinated cakes from the Scarlett Bakery by way of celebration. Not that we need any excuse!

    cupcakes from the scarlett bakery

  • The Very Vintage Fashion Fair, St Andrews, 27 April 2013

    April 9, 2013

    We are heading to St Andrews for  The Very Vintage Fashion Fair later this month, the first outing we've had for a while as we have been so incredibly busy.

    As we've previously mentioned, we have a soft spot for St Andrews and for the ladies who organise the VVFF events and we are regular visitors to the town. Indeed we are likely to be visiting more regularly as the chief frocker's gorgeous godson is due to take up a place at the university this autumn and has promised to do a spot of modelling for us.

    So please come along and say hello if you are in the vicinity of Parliament Hall on Saturday 27th April, where the fair will run from 11am until 5pm (£1 entry fee).

    We'll be bringing a selection of spring frockery (the snow will surely be gone by then!) and will also be happy to bring any pre-ordered items from our website for payment and collection on the day. Just email us the details in advance to take advantage of this free delivery opportunity.

    vintage fashion fair st andrews