My obsession with vintage started young, I loved bargain hunting in charity shops finding that one off piece that looked like nothing in the shops. Vintage lovers were more often than not people who loved that moment when someone would say “oh I love your dress” and they could reply “ thanks, 10p from salvo army” it’s a badge you can wear with pride you earn that respect from other women for your hunting skills.More recently it has become main-stream, with the current economic climate people seem to want to recreate the glamour of the ‘good old days’ with fantastic events like the local Glenn Miller Twinwoods and other events such as Pickering 1940’s weekend going from strength to strength with people finding more and more reasons to live the vintage life to the full. Its not just clothing and hair but the cars and the furniture and the lifestyle.
Bedford has its own group of ladies and gents who love to get dolled up and spice up our lovely town with their glamour and there are some great local events inspired by the past like the 40′s SWEETHEARTS SWINGOUT. Plus with the opening of the Rose-tinted Vintage emporium in Clair Court vintage has a new home. RTV also houses a vintage hair salon run by Sarah Doo Wop Do’s so it really is easier than ever to get that vintage look! All this is fantastic news for vintage hunters like me and though some may feel the scene is losing its special quality, they couldn’t be more wrong. The great thing about vintage is no too items are alike, so we should welcome and encourage new people to the scene as they discover the joys of vintage and retro and the thrill of discovering their own individual style. And for us battle hardened vintage bargain hunters, well we can just challenge ourselves to find that ever elusive, dream item that may be in the next loft, shop, car boot!