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The UK’s best online vintage fashion shops

I’m possibly at my happiest when searching through a rail of vintage dresses. However, I get frustrated by how poor vintage shopping online can be: too many bad pictures, too many items badly labelled. Over years of searching, I’ve around 15 different boutiques I come back to time and time again. Want to experiment with vintage? Trust me: try these shops first.
The Stellar Boutique has something of a bohemian edge. The photographs of its vintage stock – dating from the 1940s through to the 1990s – are a lesson in how to make vintage look contemporary. I love the colours of this 50s shirt dress: I’d quite like her yellow converse and basket too.

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Big thanks to Domestic Sluttery blog for your glowing review

OPEL WREN blog post

opel wrenopel wren 1As you all know I love online shopping and am happy to waste away hours searching for the perfect items on eBay, but  when searching for the perfect fringed jacket recently, I came across ‘The Stellar Boutique‘, it was a real find as the online shop is filled with vintage treasures and genuine Moroccan accessories. I fell in love with every single one of the bags and couldn’t stop myself mentally designing a new flat filled with treasure from their home section.

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I checked out the about me section of the website and was fascinated to hear more about Stellas life, so I got in contact with her and wanted to share this amazing woman with you guys. The shop was created by owner Stella as an outlet to showcase designers and artists from around the world, she is pretty much living the dream, living in a hippy farm house in the Spanish countryside with in her own words ‘a menagerie of dogs, cats, goats, sheep and chickens’.
After graduating from University for the Creative Arts with a degree in fashion design in 2000, Stella went on to design for Topshop in London; assisted at the Times newspaper’s fashion department; worked in visual merchandising for Levi Strauss and Marks & Spencer; and spent time as a stylist both independently and for the BBC. With such a huge range of experience under her belt, she was able to successfully launch her own label in 2002 which was sold in Topshop, Oxford Street amongst others. She spent 3 years on her stall in Portobello Market, selling hand picked vintage to the likes of Stella McCartney and Kate Moss, being able to count Kate Moss as one of your regulars is a huge achievement and something I am very jealous of!
She has spent the last 10 years working in the fashion industry and travelling the globe collecting treasure which has provided the inspiration for The Stellar Boutique, I love this idea because I am such a hoarder I love to pick up bits and pieces whilst away in the hope that one day I could use them. I wanted to share some of my favourite pieces from the website, you can the website out here and I hope you like what you see as much as I did!
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Big thanks to Sophie at Opel Wren blog for this fabulous post!

Pinch of Sparkle – Vintage BOOM

From second hand tat, to stylish couture- vintage fashion is everywhere. And with the rise in online sales it’s no wonder that online vintage boutiques are doing well. But why NOW has vintage moved online? And will it stay there?

As I browsed the many online vintage sites I came across The Stellar boutique, (www.thestellarboutique.com) with its easy, accessible layout and models showcasing the products I had finally found the vintage experience I had once been dreading. I scrolled through pictures, decades, starting with the 70s my favourite era! And after half an hour of browsing I noticed my basket had three items in it. Item number one a pair of 70s sunglasses, item number two an Aztec beach bag from the 60s and item number three a 50s compact mirror that gave me a flashback to my childhood. My nana had a mirror exactly like it, which she would use to put her red lipstick on.

I loved this new vintage experience so much I rang my friend Lucy to thank her, the only thing she had to say was “I told you so” and as much as I hated it she was right. Finally, a way for people like me to avoid the musty smell, the vicious blondes and the rails and rails of stale clothing.

SPACE GIRL – Fashion Through the Decades

VINTAGE SHOPPING in my city is quite difficult, because there aren’t any outlets, except one store (that I have been too a dozen times!) and flea markets, but they start at 5 in the morning, so I am not too enthusiastic about them. Last week I randomly discovered this amazing online shop called The Stellar Boutique. They are offering contemporary collections by designers from all over the world; artsy pieces for your home – and a lot of vintage pieces – which are listed by decades.
Being very inspired, I created these collages while listening to Blondie’s Slow Motion.
Which decade is your favourite?

lifeaccordingtolea – Expanding my Horizons Part 2

June 3, 2012

So another week another website y’all should check out. This time it’s The Stellar Boutique which sells a wide variety of gorgeous ladieswear, menswear and home goodies as well as vintage wares.

Up-and-coming designers and one-off pieces mean this website is a whole galaxy away from generic high street stores but surprisingly their items are well priced and good quality.

I especially love the Norwegian Wood jewelery– the fringed necklaces would add impact to any outfit.

Grlfashionista’s Blog

Adorable and Fun. Two words that describe the vintage that is The Stellar Boutique. “The Stellar Boutique was created out of a love for all things original and authentic.” It provides its customers with not only unique vintage clothing and accessories, but also with both vintage and new home goods. And while I find the home goods charming, I definitely tend to stray towards the vintage clothing and accessories which she has so expertly separated into decades for me! Her strength: Vintage bags. If you are in the market for a great vintage bag, then you should definitely check Stellar out. Especially if you love leather, fringe and studs! Which I definitely do! Another thing I love about Stellar: The Rings. Huge, beautiful chunks of stone in silver just begging to be bought! It’s seriously hard to resist! Check out more about Stellar here.

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…..with this amazing vintage ring from the new vintage jewelry collection at The Stellar Boutique… too bad it would be too small for the finger I want to wear it on! It is perfect for summer with just the right amount of turquoise and ornate goodness…. tear.