About Us



Who We Are.

An exquisite boutique offering an amazing range of genuine vintage clothing and accessories.  The boutique opened in the beautiful spa town of Harrogate in February 2010 and has established a reputation as an ‘absolute must visit’ for vintage lovers everywhere.  Its owner, Catherine, is focused on offering only the best and rarest in vintage fashion from all eras, spanning Victorian through to the 1980’s.

Beautifully displayed and staged with original antique shop fittings, a visit is well worthwhile. You will find a stunning range of clothing and fashion accessories all in superb condition. New stock is being added on a daily basis and is all individually sourced by Catherine, no bulk buying here!

If you love gorgeous, rare and unique items then this is the vintage experience for you.

Our Philosophy.

With a passion for all things vintage Catherine individually inspects and handpicks every item before it reaches the shop. The highest quality and best condition set the baseline; with style and wearability then being the key criteria for selection.

A keen eye for fashion and a quest for the unusual individual pieces Catherine also buys a season ahead. She keeps a close eye on the catwalk, style bloggers and breaking trends to ensure the boutique is always at the cutting edge. This means not only can you buy unique and individual fashion from the boutique but also have access to desirable vintage originals that are inspiring the fashion world.

Condition.

Virtually every item in the shop is in perfect or mint condition, or as ‘close to’ given its age. This means every item is clean, unmarked, undamaged and odorless.
Prices reflect this as do some of the comments below regularly made by customers…

  • ‘Are you sure this is vintage stock?’
  • ‘I don’t believe this is secondhand; it must be new’
  • ‘These are clearly remakes of vintage patterns’
  • ‘How do you consistently source such beautiful stock in this condition?’
  • ‘I can’t believe the condition of the items for sale’

…all I can reply is that a lot of hard work goes into ensuring only the best!

The majority of stock is normally classed as being in ‘excellent condition’.
Occasionally items may have been repaired or have minor issues which reflect their history. In all cases these issues are detailed on the labels or in descriptions. Such items will be classed as being in ‘good condition’.

Very occasionally items which are damaged or worn may be offered. This would only usually be because they are so rare or desirable in vintage terms that they are hardly ever found in any other condition.

ONLINE BOUTIQUE.

The online boutique is our first venture into the ‘internet’ world of vintage. As such it is intended as a showcase of some of the best  items in the shop and will be kept up to date with new arrivals.

If you are interested in purchasing any of the items displayed on line or require any further details please contact us by e mail or phone. We can arrange payment and will always post items on request.

Please note our ‘no returns’ policy. So please be sure you are confident in purchasing vintage items online by checking sizing/measurements and other details carefully beforehand.

GIFT VOUCHERS.

Can’t decide on a present? Know someone who loves vintage but you find it difficult to chose for them? Why not consider giving a gift voucher? Vouchers to use in the shop or on the website are available to buy in multiples of £10. Please email or ring for details.