After a six week break from vintage shopping I was positively itching to go out hunting this morning. Normally, my favourite shopping day is a friday but yesterday in the
badlands Midlands we had heavy snow and both the public swimming baths and the charity shops were closed due to a town centre power failure putting paid to my routine.
This morning we decided to visit the nearby town of Dudley. Famous for such legends as Lenny Henry, Jas Mann and as a backdrop for the sleeve of Led Zeppelin's IV album, the town centre boasts twelve charity shops. As with many working class towns the prices are cheap and if you look beyond the heaps of Primark and New Look there often are a few hidden gems.
|Leather skirt (£2.25 charity shop), Green tights (Courtesy of the gorgeous Helga), Suede platforms (Debenhams sale £3)|
This green leather skirt is from the Lorraine Chase Collection. The ex-model and soap star was famous in the late 1970's for her "Luton Airport" catchphrase and her clothing range was available through Freemans' Catalogue in the early 1980's.
What a bargain.
This groovy 1970's St Michael smock was £1.99, it looks much better on than off.
This cute vinyl vanity case is missing a key but for £1.49 I wasn't complaining. It'll be perfect for storing my nail varnish.
These pretty papier mache bangles were £1 for the pair.
This vibrant silk scarf was 99p
..and who needs Amazon when books cost just 25p each?
Charlie Brooker is fabulous, I adore his caustic wit.
|Vintage brushed cotton maxi (Courtesy of my darling Helga), 1970's fake fur jacket (£2 car boot sale), Schuh platform boots (£5 Local market), TopShop armwarmers (£1 Winter 2005 sale), 1950's rose print bag (20p car boot sale)|
I'm overwhemed by the lovely comments you left about my hip, I was worried you'd find it a little self indulgent and a rant about the NHS, which it wasn't. Thank you so much for reading.