This classic 1970s black leather biker vest is a recent addition to the shop. It will fit a medium/large , and is complete with loads of pockets, a cotton lining and various straps to adjust the fit. Visit the shop for full details.
Deréta is a great English label to look out for. This fab two piece suit is in pure wool and has a brown taffeta lining to both the waistcoat and the skirt. From the 1960s, this look was really popular for the “girl about town” or for office wear and could be teamed with coloured tights and Mary Ann strap shoes, or with little boots. Under the top you could wear a nylon turtle neck ( as shown), a skinny rib sweater or a fitted shirt. As with all vintage of this era, it is best to check actual measurements with your own as label sizing is quite different then and now. This is labelled as a size 14, but is more like a 12 with a smallish waist!
A bit random…..Traditional Academic robe by Ede & Ravenscroft. This style is graduate attire for Bachelor awards. It has a fluted back falling from a stiffened yoke and stiffened fronts and it has bell sleeves. All details in the shop.
Vintage accessories at Coolclobber are always popular, and are divided into two sections, women’s accessories and men’s accessories. The men’s section has a range of vintage wallets, hats, ties, braces, cufflinks, shoes and other items of interest, including some amazing grooming sets dating from the 1940s through to the 1970s.
Click on the link above to visit Coolclobber shop and see the whole range of Vintage clothes, accessories and other items available.
Coolclobber has a growing section devoted to sewing, crafts and supplies, including many vintage sundries and fabrics that will lend themselves to a variety of vintage sewing projects and upcycle projects.
I have always enjoyed re-using vintage fabrics and giving them a new life. So, along with selling clothes and accessories , I am always on the look-out for interesting textiles, vintage buttons and trims , patterns and sundries. Today I added a number of completed tapestries that I came across recently. There are already a few in the shop , so now there is a great selection to choose from. Some would lend themselves to being incorporated into luxurious cushion/pillow covers, some would look great framed and there are endless possibilities for creative sewing projects, including their use in carpet bags or totes.
I am always looking at ways to update my shop and keep it looking fresh. Last week Coolclobber was at Bewtstudios, Cardiff Bay with photographer Greg Gladysiak and ten models for a day long shoot organised for Coolclobber by marketing and events consultant, Boisbach.
If you follow CoolclobberVintage on Instagram you can see some of the fabulous shots that show off some of the vintage treasures in stock right now!
Here are a few!
All of the above are available or about to be listed at Coolclobber.
How lovely to see the sun today! Whenever possible, I take my Shop photographs outside on my garden patio. Today was the first day this year that the weather has been perfect !
I have listed lots of new items for Spring…..a few of them above ⬆️ My favourite is the John Neville skirt, Nominally a size 10, the waist measures 24 inches ! It is a very pretty dotty net overskirt with a black taffeta underskirt, satin edges, a frill and a long satin tie sash…
Connect with Coolclobbervintage on Instagram. Today I added two posts showing new items in the shop, a fabulous 1970s drop waisted shirt dress, and two brilliant handbags, both faux leather.
My Instagram also has pictures of my home and garden here in Cwmpengraig, West Wales.
This is my latest vintage find and one I was keen to share . The embroidery is wonderful, worked in metal thread, in silver and gold tone with deep blue on the peacock bodies. It is a classic Indian made velvet evening bag of a style that has endured for many years. These bags were popular both in the early and mid twentieth century and are perfect for teaming with an elegant gown.
I have two wonderful examples of early twentieth century English made handbags on the shelves of Coolclobber right now. Both in brown leather, one in a clutch style with a back strap, and one with top handles. Both handbags feature inner double purses on rolling hinges, and are lined in brown moiré fabric. Given their age, they are both in great condition, with just a little bit of tarnishing or corrosion in the inner purse frames, but both with very good fitting kissing clasps, good condition leather and linings.
^^^^^^direct links to my shop listings for these two items ^^^^^^^