Adventures in Glasgow vintage

Vintage guru - dress in the windowOur vintage shop adventures begin in  Vintage Guru  on Byres Road.

And we’re in luck because they’re having a fantastic sale including a £5 and £7 bargain rail.

But good finds wait for no one so don’t delay – amazing patterned swimming costumes, exquisite hats and dresses for every occasion and price range await you.

Star-struck delights

Starry Starry Night - outside shopNext stop is Starry Starry Night on Dowanside Lane.  But this is not a merely a vintage shop,  it’s an experience.

Tucked away down the cobbled lane this  glamorous retreat offers beautiful elegant clothes draped around the shop, hanging from every available surface.  There’s anything and everything including hatboxes and a rail of furs. And I’m quite sure I’ve found the way to Narnia.

Especially for you

From there we visit De Courcy Arcade ,  the perfect collection of  vintage shops all in one spot,  including the Audrey Hepburnesque  Just for You –  overflowing with gorgeous dresses and my favourite shop -Miss Lottie Lou.

Miss Lottie Lou - made to measure clothingAnd there actually is a  super-talented Miss Lottie Lou in this magical wee shop, working away on  her sewing machine to create made-to-measure vintage masterpieces.

The selection of material and vintage sewing patterns to choose from is nothing short of impressive.   Admittedly the thought of clothes that actually fit perfectly is blissful – even better, Miss LL works within your budget.

I could spend hours in this tiny shop looking through the jewellery, dresses and delightful trinkets and lace handkerchiefs still in mint condition in their original boxes.

As I walk back home from my shopping expedition, high on vintage  – I somehow manage to rip my favourite skirt.  But I don’t get upset. I get inspired and excited.  Miss Lottie Lou are you ready to whip me up the perfect new skirt because here I come!

– B


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