About Us

There’s no doubt that our love of Cinema and Fashion has played a huge part in the creation of Stardust Years, a Ladies’ Vintage Fashion shop specialising in original clothing, accessories, shoes, jewellery and gifts from the 1890s to the 1990s.

We source our items from the UK, France, Italy and the U.S. and try to select very good quality pieces from a range of well-known designers and brands.

These include: Emilio Pucci, Mary Quant, Zandra Rhodes, Christian Dior, Valentino, Bruno Magli, Jean Varon, Pierre Cardin, Salvatore Ferragamo, Guy Laroche, Jimmy Choo, Harrods, Saks Fifth Avenue, Hermès, Louis Féraud and Lilli Ann. However, we are always finding beautiful new pieces from other designers, so keep looking!

Although you’ll find a great selection of these classic items, we’re not limited to high end fashion, and also stock plenty of more affordable pieces, including our famous TLC range which features delightful dresses, beautiful blouses and colourful kimonos – most, ready to wear, but requiring a little care and attention to restore them to their former loveliness.  Those that are not, we hope some creative, clever souls will be able to adapt them into new fashion items, and, whether it be using the fabric or the trimmings, into vintage pieces for the future.

Speaking of the future, we also include a range called “Future Vintage” which is a bit like ‘Vintage To Come’, if you like.  They are exquisite pieces created by very recent or current designers who will, no doubt, be the Collectors’ Items of the future.

Stardust Years was started by Karen Fitzsimmons, with her husband, Gary Nicholson in July 2013. You can normally find Karen in the shop, so please come in, have a chat, browse through our beautiful treasures, and try them on in our luxurious dressing room where you can even sit down on our original QE2 tub chair.

We hope you’ll share our passion and that you’ll find it’s like walking into a beautiful world full of the history, style and glamour of ladies’ fashion over the last 100 years

You can find us at:

3 Walcote Place, Winchester, SO23 9AP, UK – We’re just off the High Street, about 100 metres down from the Westgate, opposite the local landmark, known locally as ‘The Naked Man on the Horse’ – actually a very fine sculpture by Dame Elisabeth Frink.

Phone us on: +44 (0)1962 809043 or on mobile 07923 914 924

Email us: karen@stardustyears.com

PURCHASE POLICY: Please note that, as we source our lovely items, ourselves, we do not consider purchasing stock over the counter. Recently, we have received a lot of visitors aiming to sell their precious pieces to us, but we have had to disappoint them (hence the addition of this note). However, we hope you will still enjoy visiting our shop and we are happy to offer any advice we can.