the vintage corner - tour, interview & review10:00 am
The shop is situated on St John's Road, Waterloo, Liverpool. If you're from north Liverpool you'll probably know the area by now, but if you're the other side of town or even the other end of the country, if you find yourself in Liverpool, don't forget to check this little gem out in the suburbs! Inside, you'll find rails upon rails of vintage clothing from the 40s to the 80s, and some groovy changing room curtains. There's a beautiful peacock chair next to vintage vogues, a suitcase of retro sewing patterns and even a few bits for the home including teacups, vinyl records and dinky little dishes.
Not only do the girls behind the store, Alison and Cheryl, have a great eye for pretty things, they're lovely to have a natter with too. During my visit I managed to ask Alison a few questions about the best vintage shop in Liverpool:
Q: How did you get into vintage fashion?
A: My mum wore vintage when she was in her twenties, she used to drag me around charity shops as a kid, so it's all down to her!
Q: How long have you been working with vintage clothing?
A: We've only been open here for 2 months, but we've been vintage dealing for 2 years now.
Q: What is your favourite vintage era?
A: I suit 50s shapes, particularly dresses, but I also love the 60s style and I'm obsessed with 70s maxi dresses too!
Q: Who is your favourite style icon from the past?
A: It's really hard not to sound cliche here! But I'll have to say Brigitte Bardot
Q: What has been your best vintage find?
A: I found a Hermes scarf in a charity shop for 30p once..I practically threw the money at them and ran! Also, when we were opening the shop, a lady came in and donated two 50s dresses, one was a beautiful Hawaiian print, the other black and red. I wear the black and red one at least once a week.
Q: What's next for the vintage corner?
A: Taking over the world. Online first, another Liverpool based shop second.
What's your favourite vintage era? The 70s are set to be massive this AW, so get thrifting! Find out more about the vintage corner on their facebook and twitter.
Good vibes guys ✌