Very Downton Abbey, Very Agatha Christie!

Just posted – a stunning Lister’s 1920s black velvet coat! Very Downton Abbey and very Agatha Christie!  I have kept this coat close by me in the shop because I love her so much but the time has come for her to be loved and enjoyed by the right person.  So, I have finally priced and labelled her and am preparing myself for the inevitable tears!

30385 Stunning Vintage 1920s Coat

Of course, if you click on our 1920s section on our menu, not only will you find this gorgeous coat but you will also find a lovely little jacket.  I could just imagine Lady Mary wearing this jacket as she went for an Autumn horse-ride across the Grantham Estate!

Burgh Island Hotel!

Is it the “Downton” factor or a love of the 1920s?  You can’t seem to get enough of that glorious, glamorous era with “Gatsby” Party invitations winging their way around London and the Home Counties!

1920s Cocktail Dress

1920s Evening Dress

We’ve had a busy day with ladies researching frocks and accessories for their events ranging from Great Gatsby parties to Orient Express Trips and from Burgh Island Hotel visits to Downton Abbey Weekends – yes, Ladies, weekends! That’s a lot of Twenties’ fashions to source so these clever ladies are planning well in advance.  You can check out our original 1920s’ dresses here on the website or visit our shop in beautiful Winchester. We only have a fraction of our original vintage gowns on our website so it really is worth making a trip to our lovely, historical City.   If you’re happy with creating the “Twenties Style” rather than wearing original vintage pieces, we have some frocks from later decades which would, not only suggest the period, but would also accompany a Gin Fizz with plenty of sparkle!

Downton Abbey Returns!

Downton Abbey Returns!  To welcome back the Grantham household, we have some of our original 1920s gowns and accessories adorning our windows!  If you can’t pop along to our Winchester shop – and you can’t wait for the new series of Downton to start – check out our 1920s collection here on the website.  We do have more to add, so bear with us.  In the meantime, here’s the reverse view of one of our beauties…

Very Downton Abbey!

1920s Beaded Dress