• Frockery fashionistas strut their stuff

    July 4, 2010

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    The Frockery turned out on 3rd July along with some of Scotland’s finest vintage venturers for a vintage and retro related jamboree in Kirkcaldy, hosted by the Joint Regonal Development Trust to raise funds for the B-eat Charity which supports people with eating disorders.

    Alongside stalls aplenty selling clothing, millinery, jewellery and home wares, the Green Cockatoo tea room served up welcome sustenance in truly traditional style, while music from down the decades complemented the atmosphere of the day.

    The highlight for us was the afternoon catwalk show which featured pieces from some of the stallholders, including the Frockery. The young models showed the clothes off to great effect as they strutted their stuff across the stage, showcasing outfits from the 50s, 60s, 70s and 80s.

    It was an exhausting day, but we thoroughly enjoyed it, met some lovely people and acquired a few new customers. Take a bow, Hazel Kelly, for putting together such a successful event for such a worthy cause.

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  • Austerity begins here

    June 22, 2010

    Well, we have returned from holiday in time for the so called austerity budget and are not looking forward to the inevitable belt tightening that lies ahead for all of us. One of the aims of The Frockery is to provide quality clothing and accessories at affordable prices and we are determined not to disappoint.

    We have experienced a few delays with our new website, but all the blips should be ironed out this week and we will of course provide forewarning of the changeover to our new look. Meanwhile, we are busy catching up on holiday orders and have a lot of super stock to add to our new catalogue so will be burning the midnight oil for the rest of the week. We are also looking forward to taking part in the vintage fashion fair and catwalk show in Kirkcaldy on 3rd July.

  • Finest frockery for the summer

    June 2, 2010

    We have just updated the catalogue with a selection of the finest frockery, from silk tops to leather jackets with a few hats thrown in! We want to make it easy to get your summer style sorted for a fraction of the original cost, whether you fancy boho festival chic, want to add some glamour to your holiday wardrobe or go all out for that fearless SATC look.

    But remember, we will be away for two weeks from Friday 4th and won’t be sending out goods until our return on 21st June, so please get any last orders to us before 12 noon on Friday.

    Our new website is meanwhile nearing completion and should be ready for action on our return. We are very excited about our new look and have incorporated some customers’ suggestions, so we hope you will like it!

  • Ashes to Ashes, the finale

    May 26, 2010

    Whatever will we do on a Friday night now that Ashes to Ashes has ended? The finale was so good we had to watch it twice! Shame about the Quattro, but oh what a poignant episode as all the loose ends from Life on Mars and the previous two Ashes series were tied up (sort of).

    These two popular BBC series have undoubtedly helped fuel a 70s and 80s retro revival as cast members flaunted the fashions of the decades that good taste forgot without a hint of embarrassment. We have some fab retro leather jacket in stock and a selection of 70s dresses for which sunglasses may be required! And while Alex Drake tottered about in high heels like these and donned highly impractical white leather gear and some distinctly dodgy off the shoulder numbers for work as a DI at Fenchurch East, Ray seemed almost surgically attached to his leather bomber jacket. Those were the days...

    As a consolation, Gok's Fashion Fix is back and got off to a flying start last night on Channel 4 with the "buy less, wear more" message. He is a savvy stylist who, we are pleased to say, recognises the potential of vintage pieces to personalise an ordinary high street outfit. Brix Smith-Start, the designer junkie he vies with every week to win over an audience with his high street chic, may have her work cut out this series as we are all having our belts forcibly tightened to reduce the domestic deficit and won't have the budget for many (or even any) £800 dresses. The solution is to shop smart at stores like The Frockery - but we would say that, wouldn't we?

  • Quick update

    May 18, 2010

    Apologies for the longer than usual break between updates from the frock face, but we have been busy working on our new website design which will hopefully be ready for unveiling next month.  Customers are advised that we will be closed for business from  4th June until 21st June for our annual summer break.

    It will soon be the festival season which is the perfect excuse to throw on some boho style frockery and soak up the music and atmosphere. We just love this crochet maxi dress and this ethnic print silk skirt (but don’t forget the wellies!) Tea dresses are meanwhile proving a popular choice this season, despite a distinct chill remaining in the air when the sun goes down.

    Looking a bit further in advance, we will be at the charity vintage fair being held in Kirkcaldy on 3rd July and showing a few outfits at the catwalk show, so put the date in your diary and drop by to say hello if you are in the vicinity.

  • New stock!

    April 18, 2010

    Another catalogue update has just been completed and we are especially loving this grey longer length cardigan with colourful motifs and this fabulous cream ostrich leather handbag which will complement any outft. As promised, we have listed a selection of lovely Laura Ashley dresses, some of which have already been snapped up.

    Thank you to all the lovely customers who have taken the time to send us feedback on our services and suggestions for our website which is currently being redeveloped to include a host of new features. We are trying to include as many ideas as possible to improve the Frockery shopping experience and should be ready to unveil the new look website by the end of May. We have to say we are more than a little excited at the prospect!