Tag Archives: vintage

  • Maxi mixture

    March 17, 2014

    We have just listed three maxi coats which we have teamed up with boots and bags from our catalogue for maximum style. What do you think of these looks? Which do you like the best?

    This indigo navy wool riding style maxi coat with dove grey trim and buttons is simply stunning and we had one of our familiar 'wish we were smaller' moments when listing its measurements. A one-off statement piece in which you are bound to make a dramatic, sweeping entrance, it should fit a size 8 or 10.

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    Black leather knee length riding boots  and a leather messenger bag would complete the look.

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    We are big fans of the coatigan and this beige knitted maxi cardigan coat by Renay Martan is in fabulous condition. It has dark navy edging and tartan fabric covered buttons as well as tartan appliqué flowers and leaves.

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    These brown suede knee high boots and boho leather satchel shoulder bag would make the perfect accessories. 

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     There is something reminiscent of Biba about this Jeffery Rogers ocelot animal print monochrome maxi coat which has a lovely velvetty feel to the fabric.

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    We think these black velvet boots by Next and black velvet clutch purse would complement it perfectly.

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  • Frockery eco-fashion challenge 2014: everyone's a winner!

    March 7, 2014

    Well the judges have deliberated, argued, agonised, sweated, swithered and even sworn a bit (as it was such a difficult task), but a decision has finally been reached and it's time to announce the winners of this year's Frockery EcoFashion Challenge.

    Cue drum roll...

    This year's winner is Janice Stewart, who will receive £100 of frockery from our catalogue. Some readers may remember that Janice is a previous winner, but the judges felt her creativity, quirkiness and unique sense of eco-style stood out, along with her colourful personality that was so evident in all her entertaining 'tales behind the togs'. Here is Janice rocking one of her creative combos (where muck boots meet Zandra Rhodes!) and a montage of her amazing customised undertaker's coat cheekily teamed with red lace and tartan!

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    "Today's ensemble is entirely charity shops, over the years, not all at once! even the muck boots! (i'm off to an open air rummage site today so need them) NOT taking the fabby Zandra Rhodes bag that i got in a blind auction in a charity shop but had to add it to the picture as i love it! Photo by youngest son...who actually said i looked good, then added...for a wifie your age!"

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    "Not exactly Sunday at Church wear...but this jacket will have seen the inside of a few in it's previous life as an undertakers top coat! I have now finished vamping it up & got hubs to take pics last night. The red lace dress underneath is from Sunrise..bought for a wedding that i couldn't get to due to snow a couple of years ago....tartan tights....just because i don't do american tan! Pink lens specs for special occasions...life looks better through rose coloured specs! #vintage#retro #upcycled #fun"

    Our runner up this year is Cecilia Townley, who will receive £50 of frockery from our catalogue. Cecilia's distinctive style, eye for a bargain (we must all bookmark the Woking hospice shop for a visit!) and showcasing of a range of eco-outfits throughout the challenge - from vintage to charity shop chic, for work, play and special occasions - were truly inspiring.  Here are just two of her winning looks.

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    "This most beautiful crochet baby blue dress, from The Frockery is what I'm wearing! "

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    "£4 for my red wrap dress. £4 for my navy blazer! Love a charity shop bargain Monday."

    But read on, fellow eco-frockers, for there are no losers and everyone's a winner when it comes to eco-fashion! 

    Since it was so incredibly tough for our judges to come up with just one winner and one runner up from the array of fabulous eco-fashion on display throughout February, we have decided to offer £20 of frockery to each of this year's participants. So please email us with your choice of items and we'll wing them off to you.

    Thank you again to everyone who embraced our fourth Frockery challenge with such enthusiasm and contributed to the community camaraderie. We hope you'll all take part again next year.

    Please feel free in the meantime to use the Frockery Facebook group to post eco-fashion tips, bargain buys, vintage adventures and news and we will continue to post events, competitions and exclusive offers there during the year. And if you haven't yet 'liked' our Frockery Facebook page , why not?!


  • Not socks again, Santa! (reprise)

    December 10, 2013

    We've covered this topic before in a previous Not socks again, Santa! post, but since finding a suitable Christmas, or indeed any other occasion, gift for the man or men in your life can often be a frustrating task for even the most seasoned shopper, we thought a seasonal reprise would be in order.

    When you are uninspired by the same old mass produced 'predictables' from chain stores and want to find something a little bit different -  all the while still watching the budget - that task becomes even more daunting.

    Cue the Frockery (we would say that, wouldn't we!) for some affordable vintage inspired and eminently useful accessories that will put a smile on any man's face on Christmas morning.

    How about some Mad Men red or pink vintage button braces? Only a tenner each, you can't go wrong!

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    Mod style is hotter than ever and a vintage scarf will be a welcome addition to the wardrobe of the discerning male fashionista. We especially like this mustard paisley fringed scarf and this pure silk maroon patterned version.

    mustard paisley fringed mod scarf mens patterned silk scarf

    We also stock vintage ties, from designer Hermès to 70s kipper!

    Hermès designer silk tie  70s vintage kipper tie

    From stylish cravat to vintage velvet bow.

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    For more gift ideas for him indoors (and outdoors), do check out our Menswear Department.

  • Winter wardrobe warm-up

    September 21, 2013

    After an uncharacteristically fine summer, a distinct nip has entered the air, and not just in this part of north east Scotland either.

    As fashionistas prepare for the colder days ahead, we have been sorting our autumn winter stock in anticipation of the seasonal run on coats, jackets and woollens.

    Frockery Talk now proudly presents some of our favourite outerwear which will warm up your winter wardrobe without breaking the bank. We'll add links to the catalogue once they are listed, but please just email us for details if you can't wait!

    We also post previews of upcoming stock on our Facebook page, so please like us if you haven't already. 

    70s vintage sand suede coat with faux fur collar and trim

    70s vintage suede and faux fur coat

    Vintage curly lamb coat with leather trim

    Vintage curly lamb coat

    80s tan leather shearling jacket

    80s vintage tan leather sheepskin jacket

    Natural  cream lightweight cape 

    Natural cream cape

    Blue grey suede Afghan style coat

    Blue grey suede Afghan style coat

    70s vintage faux fur and leather coat

    70s vintage brown faux fur and letherette coat

    Long black velvet cloak with hood

    long black velvet cloak with hood

    Vintage Dereta dogtooth tweed coat and scarf

    vintage dereta dogtooth tweed coat and scarf

    Green Country Life tweed skirt suit

    Green Country Life tweed skirt suit

     Vintage camel coat with fur collar

    Vintage camel coat with fur collar

    We also have a selection of faux fur in various styles and colours. Please check out our Outerwear Department for lots more affordable vintage and preloved coats, jackets and capes to warm up your winter wardrobe in style!

  • Here comes the vintage bride, 80s style

    June 27, 2013

    We think this 80s vintage Ronald Joyce wedding dress, which has just been added to the Frockery catalogue,  is so gorgeous it deserves its own featured post! It is a fabulous fairytale princess designer dress which reminds us of  the inimitable Princess Diana's early 80s style.

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    vintage 80s ronald joyce wedding dress

    vintage 80s wedding dress

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    ronald joyce 80s wedding dress

    ronald joyce 80s wedding dress


    Please visit our Wedding Frockery section for more bridal and special occasion outfits, footwear and accessories.

  • Frockery Collection: 80s red Burberrys raincoat, unworn

    March 27, 2013

    We are big fans of Burberrys here at the Frockery with a selection of trench coats and raincoats from various eras in our personal collection, as well as a few pieces of cashmere. Just occasionally we have to have a cull as our wardrobe walls are not made of rubber and we have to make space for 'new' pieces. We are initiating one such cull this spring before things get out of hand!

    This Burberrys bright red 'Bosbury' trench coat /rain coat dates from the 80s and has been in the chief frocker's wardrobe for far too long. It was destined for her frocker daughter, but it was too big for her as a Burberrys size UK8 (long) and will comfortably fit up to a UK12.  So we are now offering it for sale in the Frockery catalogue priced at £220. Buy it here!

    The single breasted coat is unworn, comes on its original Burberrys branded hanger, with original shop tags and even its original polythene cover, also with Burberrys branding. It has a self belt with leather buckle and the usual quality Burberrys features. Not only that, it comes complete with warm zip in/out nova check lining.  Perfect for year round timeless classic style!

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