Denim Shorts: A Brief History of the Daisy Dukes
Beyond Retro UK | Vintage Clothing & Accessories
by Beyond Retro
1M ago
Daisy Duke denim shorts are a vintage fashion staple, but when did they become so popular? Have a read through this week's "Brief History..." to learn Daisy Dukes shorts' origin and how it became such a summer essential... An infamous shoot of Debbie Harry at Coney Island in 1977, shot by Bob Gruen, sealed her place as a style icon; mixing New York punk and her own rebelliously sexy styling. The original Daisy Duke, named after the character of the same name in The Dukes of Hazzard (1979), caused hormones to rage as she cruised around in her Jeep and worked as a waitress in the local hangout ..read more
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A Brief History Of... The Paper Dress
Beyond Retro UK | Vintage Clothing & Accessories
by Beyond Retro
1M ago
A little ripple of excitement travelled through Beyond Retro HQ this week. Why might you ask? Well, our amazing sourcing team found an original 1960s paper dress (tag and all!); it's now being safely stored in the Beyond Retro vintage archive. This little gem is very rare as you probably might have already guessed, not many lived past 1969, you know with the whole being made of paper thing... The sixties signalled exciting changes in pop culture, music, art and of course… fashion! In the '60s fashion became fast, fun and affordable, the artifice and prestige that had previously surrounded the ..read more
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A Brief History of... Fringe Benefits
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by Beyond Retro
1M ago
Fringe has made numerous comebacks over the past few decades, and the tassel has once again shimmied its way back into the fashion spotlight. Designers such as Elie Saaab, Versace, Rodarte and Bottega Veneta all featured some variation of the tassel in their SS13 collections. Fringe fashion history highlights included Rodarte's fringed rock star leathers in jewel tones and Versace's metallic glitzy little tasselled numbers. Looking for something similar? Find some similar styles with this summer top and this vintage dress Baz Luhrmann’s hugely anticipated adaptation of The Great Gatsby hits ci ..read more
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A Brief History of the Strapless Dress
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by Beyond Retro
1M ago
We're giving bare midriffs and mile-long pins the cold shoulder this week as it's all about bearing a bit of collarbone. The strapless dress is something which we now take for granted here in the West, but let us take you back to a time where such a risque piece of attire was deemed one of the most scandalous dresses of 20th century. So what is a strapless dress and where did it all begin? Well, it's debatable it seems... It has been suggested that this elegant type of dress first appeared in the 1930's when designer Mainbocher claims to have produced the very first shoulder-less item. On the ..read more
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Vintage Academy: 1920s Halloween
Beyond Retro UK | Vintage Clothing & Accessories
by Beyond Retro
1M ago
Welcome to Halloween in the 1920s! At the turn of the century, Halloween was largely a Celtic celebration but it wasn't long before the Jazz Age made its mark and ghoulish parties were all the rage. Revellers embraced the weird and the wonderful in all their gruesome glory. Don't believe us? We've got the photos to prove it.  Let us take you back to a decade which took spooky soirées by storm. During the 1920s, the spooky season evolved from pesky trickery and vandalism, which had been the hallmark of the late 1800's, and churches and towns took hold. Costumed party-goers w ..read more
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A Beyond Retro Guide To The Levi's 500 Series
Beyond Retro UK | Vintage Clothing & Accessories
by Alishia Dickenson
1M ago
Finding the perfect pair of jeans is difficult at the best of times let alone when you dive into the world of the Levi's The 500 series. To help eliminate your vintage denim shopping woes we want to provide you with some insider tips and tricks to find the most flattering, bum-enhancing pair!  Check out our ultimate guide to shopping vintage Levi's 500 series. 505 - Regular A big player in the history of denim, these were the first jeans with a zip! Sitting at the waist, these straight fitting jeans are perfect for creating everyday outfits. Super comfortable with a little added ro ..read more
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Meet the team: Arran a.k.a Noss!
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by Gabi Kleanthous
4M ago
    This Halloween, we'd like you to meet @arranshurvinton, our Senior Visual Merchandiser at Beyond Retro, an incredibly skilled Drag Artist and master of creating lovable monsters. Arran, known as 'Noss' in their spooky alter ego, featured in our Haunted Motel shoot. They've shared exclusive insights on the inspiration behind the character, and how 'Noss' fuels self-expression. Read on to discover more. ? 01: What inspired 'Noss' and how is the look created? I’ve loved German expressionist film for a long time and I’ve always been obsessed with the idea of transformation. Th ..read more
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Halloween has landed!
Beyond Retro UK | Vintage Clothing & Accessories
by Gabi Kleanthous
5M ago
Building upon the timeless charm of retro motels, The Haunted Motel collection transports you to a spine-tingling and exhilarating world, perfectly suited for the Halloween season. Imagine a motel where the past echoes in every corner, where ghostly apparitions linger, and where the air is thick with secrets waiting to be uncovered. At Beyond Retro, we believe that fashion should be an experience, and "The Haunted Motel" collection embodies this philosophy. As we step into the month of Halloween, we invite you to embrace the spooky glamour of our latest creation. Whether you're attending a Hal ..read more
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INTRODUCING: THE BEYOND RETRO MOTEL FOR AW23
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by Gabi Kleanthous
6M ago
Come with us this season as we check into the Beyond Retro Motel. Prepare to be transported in time where motels were more than just a place to stay, they were gateways to adventure, echoing with excitement filled with the charm of yesteryears. Beyond Retro Motel is a campaign that transcends Autumn/Winter fashion trends and invites individuals to explore the rich tapestry of style and history that vintage clothing offers. In a world where disposable fashion often takes centre stage, this campaign serves as a reminder that fashion can be enduring, meaningful, and deeply personal. Just as ..read more
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Beyond Retro Interview: Meet Cherise, the Bold Brit Soul Sensation!
Beyond Retro UK | Vintage Clothing & Accessories
by Shopify Admin
7M ago
  Join us for an exclusive encounter with Cherise, the soulful sensation and talented songwriter from London’s Jazz scene. As she dons Beyond Retro's iconic outfits, she unveils new releases, fashion inspirations, and much more!      Describe yourself in 3 words Soulful, purposeful, quirky! How do you want people to feel when listening to your music? I want people to feel understood. I want to reassure them that their experiences are human and valid. I hope for people to feel more connected to life, because that how I feel when listening to my favourite artists. What's y ..read more
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