"Christmas isn't just a day, it's a frame of mind"

December 16, 2019
Charlie shares her favourite classic Christmas films, costumes and trivia.
One of my favourite parts of Christmas is watching all the classics. I think my childhood love of films from the '40s and '50s is one of the reasons I fell in love with vintage fashion and therefore came to work at Revival Retro!  So let's get started with my...
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Christmas and New Year Opening Times 2019

December 03, 2019
Have no fear, our award winning independent shop is here for you this Christmas.
Indépendant Christmas shopping
 Whether you want to treat someone special on Christmas Eve, shop for a New Years Eve Party dress hours before it starts, shop late night with us in advance for Christmas gifts. We got ya! Christmas Opening Hours are as follows: Thursday 19th December Late Night Shopping 7pm-9pm Tuesday 24th...
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Last Christmas Posting Dates 2019

November 29, 2019
If you plan to do some of your Christmas shopping online then you will need to be aware of the last posting dates.  You don't want to be left empty handed on the day!  Though if you forget anyone don't panic, our gift cards (found here) are emailed instantly and make a...

Glitz and Glamour for your hair.

November 19, 2019
Recently we have been receiving requests for more hair accessories.  We listened to your feedback and here's what we have sourced so far.       This clip is new but intended to look antique with the use of diamanté stones, they catch the light beautifully and will have you...
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Fireworks and Firewater

November 13, 2019

November doesn't have to be all doom and gloom. In fact, Charlie believes there are plenty of reasons to sparkle!

Fireworks dress

Remember remember the 5th of November... and the 28th if you're American, and the 30th if you're Scottish, and the 1st if you're me because that's my dad's birthday.     After the wildness of Halloween and before the mad rush of Christmas, November can feel like a dark month....
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The Dark Origins of Glamour

October 28, 2019

From witches to bombshells, there's more to glamour than meets the eye...

You may associate glamour with 1940s Hollywood starlets but did you know that it comes from an old Scottish word for witchcraft?  Without going too far down an etymology rabbit hole, it derives from the Latin grammatica which in the Middle Ages meant study and learning including occult practices. In Scotland this...
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What to wear for Goodwood Revival

September 10, 2019
Goodwood Revival outfit ideas
  Vintage blogger Charlotte Dymock shares her top tips for how to dress for Goodwood Revival.    Charlotte will be attending this year’s event with Unilever’s All Things Hair, who have a range of vintage hair tutorials if you are looking for something easy to re-create at home.   Ahead...
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Bettesworth Skirt Giveaway!

August 13, 2019
Looking for an interesting new direction for a summer collection, Rowena came up with the idea of translating Becky Bettesworth prints into wearable art, creating beautiful summer skirts that are vibrant, colourful and something special.   Our Summer 2019 collaboration with Becky has been a real high point, an achievement...

Warren Street Tube Station Disruption

August 08, 2019
If you're visiting us in store over the next few months, you may be affected by some changes to services at nearby Warren Street Tube Station. To ensure you don't encounter any problems on your journey, we'd like to take a moment to provide details of the changes and your other transport options to the store.
If you're visiting us in store over the next few months, you may be affected by some changes to services at nearby Warren Street Tube Station. To ensure you don't encounter any problems on your journey, we'd like to take a moment to provide details of the changes and your...
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