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The Vintage Guide To London | December 17, 2017

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Santa Baby - top Christmas gifts for the vintage-loving London gal

£30 ish
Lovely vintage button adorned perfume – £29.95 from Wickle of Lewes
Wickle of Lewes have a gorgeous collection of their own in-house perfumes, all adorned with a vintage button at the neck. My favourite is “Periwinkle” which smells of the Spring! At £29.95 with £3.95 postage, it really is a wonderful present, and you’ll be sure that these scents are a little different from the norm.



Vintage Theatre, Agatha Christie’s “The Mousetrap” at St. Martins Theatre
Or “The 39 Steps” at The Criterion – For both tickets are approx £25 per person
Why not treat both of yourselves to a bit of vintage- fuelled theatre? For Mystery and Murder look no further than St. Martin’s Theatre and Agatha Christie’s “The Mousetrap” which is the longest running play in the world. Alternatively, if you fancy a giggle why not hop on down to The Criterion and see “The 39 Steps” It’s well worth a viewing, with witty dialogue and action all from just four actors playing over 139 roles between them!

Afternoon Tea at Fortnum and Mason St James’ Restaurant– £32.00 per person

Who doesn’t want to luxuriate in an armchair whilst being waited upon by a spiffingly turned out waiter. With a wonderful menu and gorgeous surroundings this is a sure fire hit of a pressie for not only her but you too!

Custom-made repro vintage dress by Puttin’ on the Ritz– £95 inc P&P
Want to get something really personal and original? How about a custom-made frock by new repro vintage site Puttin’ on the Ritz? A dress will cost £95 (with free P&P) and will be expertly tailored especially to her stats. The company has only been going since this August but already have a stunning range of frocks and suits all of which are based on original Thirties and Forties designs and created by a bespoke tailor with over 40 years experience.

The fabric choices are gorgeous too, all in keeping with the era you can choose from silks, rayons, wools and cottons. I love the “Tea at the Pavilion” dress in art deco print pink voile!

Watch this space for ideas for Him… coming soon!

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  1. Rebecka

    Great tips – I would also add that a decent pair of stockings are always appreciated, as they are so easily worn out when dancing… Like the lovely 40’s style rayon stockings from What Katie Did (, or Agent Provocateurs selection:

  2. Hey Rebecka… I didn’t think of stockings, that’s good thinking! Whilst we’re on the subject, I could do with a new pair… Dear Father Christmas….