Our final Something Old V Something New post takes a look at a boutique that’s been featured in Vogue and The Guardian, whose business ethos is to recycle and reuse. Paula Fry, owner of Love Is Boutique, says she loves the fact that clothes from years ago have a sense of history that you just don’t get on the high street; “We don’t always dress top to toe in vintage ourselves, we just enjoy adding a bit here and there, whether it be some jewellery, a dress or a jacket to add spice to your regular clothes. It adds interest to your outfit and get this, no-one else will have the same!”
Love Is Boutique is a designer dress agency and vintage boutique in the heart of Kent – but they also have a big online presence, selling via their own website as well as trading on the ASOS Marketplace – re-wearing and re-selling pre-loved and vintage fashion is their passion.
Paula says; “We style a lot of ladies for weddings and although we don’t sell vintage weddings dresses, we dress a huge amount of wedding guests or women looking to get married in something a little different! Maybe a 1970’s maxi dress or a silk slip from the 1930’s teamed with a mink wrap – the world is your oyster if you have some imagination, the confidence and a little guidance.”
“We stock head-pieces, amazing jewellery from the turn of the century to the mid 1950’s, vintage dresses and beautiful vintage evening bags, as well as designer handbags, day wear, outer wear and evening wear.”
Paula believes that choosing something vintage for your wedding day just makes the whole event more personal and special to you. She is always happy to source pieces for clients if she doesn’t quite have what you are looking for and also offers a free styling service – what’s not to like?!
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I hope you’ve enjoyed reading our posts this weekend and agree with us that Something Old Rocks!
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