Fair is fair

We had a great day on Sunday at Judy’s Affordable Vintage Fair in Chester! The weather was perfect (although a tad chilly!) and brought some wonderful people from far and wide. We had a steady stream of customers at The Stellar Boutique stall. We had a great array of vintage clothing on offer and some of our favourite garments were sold to special homes, which made us super happy!

We got to meet some fellow vintage stall holders, and the atmosphere at the fair was so friendly and fun. Stella was in her stall holder element, whilst Hannah was able to hone her barrow girl skills. We were able to spread The Stellar Boutique word with some great flyers, and we can’t wait to welcome some new faces to the website.

We met some lovely people and had fun handing out flyers. Here’s some photos of just a few of the many great moments from our day:


 

Cardi-can!

Yes, cardigans can conjure up the image of sweet grannies knitting in a rocking chair but we at The Stellar Boutique are here to tell you that cardigans are rock n roll, people! For 2018, trend forecasters have told us that cardigans have a laidback mood, with slouchy silhouettes and rustic texture. You only need to look at some of the icons below who have rocked a cardigan to know it should be a staple part of your wardrobe. We have a great selection of vintage cardigans in the shop, so have a peek at these versatile vintage gems.

 

Bjork

Icelandic queen of the quirky, Bjork, often sported a cool mohair cardigan or jumper during the 90s. Her style was feminine with an edge; a cardigan layered with a silky slip dress and chunky boots was one trademark style. Bjork embraced an unusual style and took inspiration from all corners of the globe, a practice she continues to this day.

Channel your inner Bjork with our 70s vintage loop knit cardigan (£39)

 

 Kurt Cobain

As an intern at The Stellar Boutique, I couldn’t write a cardigan blog without including one of my grunge gods. Kurt Cobain is arguably the most iconic rock and roll idol ever to wear a cardigan and is a style inspiration to both women and men. Kurt’s casual thrift store style saw him cross gender boundaries, throwing together dresses, cardigans, ripped jeans and Converse.

Rock the casual look with our 70s vintage chunky cable knit cardigan (£43)

 

Drew Barrymore

Scream sister, Drew Barrymore, is one of our ultimate icons of cool. One of her best friend was Hole singer Courtney Love, and she once dated guitarist Eric Erlandson – true rock connections. We love Drew’s ability to go from sweet to sassy, embracing lace, denim and leather to name a few. She has the layered look down to a T.

 

Layer our 80s vintage mint green cardigan (£25) over a slip dress or distressed jeans for a versatile look.

 

 Gwen Stefani

A true chameleon, No Doubt singer Gwen’s style has evolved through the years, bringing inspiration from punk-inspired edginess, designer wear and Japan’s Harajuku district. Never one to shy away from the bold look, we think Gwen is a true style icon.

Embrace your inner Gwen with our 80s vintage cardigan in jade green (£40)

Boho babes, are you ready for festival season?!

It’s that magical time of year when the sun finally comes out to play along with the festival fashionistas in their boho ensembles! Get ready to party on through some of the best festivals this summer and make sure you’re fashion ready with that perfect outfit for all the crazy shenanigans that will come your way!

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Here at The Stellar Boutique we’ve got all your festival fashion essentials covered! Boho fashion, 70s vintage, metallic tattoos, boho bags, sunglasses, festival t-shirts, hippie jewellery and that one must have summer item….Levi’s high waisted denim shorts!

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New Summer Vintage Collection 2015

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Summer is almost upon us so what better way to kick start a fanciful summer of love than with a gorgeous new collection of hand picked, on trend vintage!

Check out our delightful range of 60s vintage folk dresses, 70s vintage blouses, 80s vintage jumpsuits and so much more to complete your summer vintage wardrobe!

View the full vintage clothing collection here!

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Don’t forget to add code ‘launchparty’ at the checkout to receive your 10% discount off everything in your basket!

(For a limited time only)

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Join our whimsical world on Instagram @thestellarboutique

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A snoop inside The Stellar Boutique HQ

If you’re anything like me, having a nose behind the scenes and a peek into other peoples lives is somewhat of a guilty pleasure! So I decided to ‘open the doors’ into the heart of The Stellar Boutique and give you, my loyal customers, a perusal round the epicenter of the online fashion shop.

To call it simply ‘an office’ would be a slight injustice. Not just a stockroom, this little space of mine (converted from an old cow barn in my garden) provides me with the perfect place of focus and inspiration. A trove of vintage treasures and fashion finds, this little den is my ultimate ‘girl-cave’!

Welcome to where it all happens……

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No day at the office would be complete without some four-legged friends for company!!

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Smock To Frock blog

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Be Iinspired by Vintage Bohemian

Strut back into the 1960’s to 1970’s, take off your heels, throw on some flat sandles and be inspired by hippy bohemian vintage. The style thats inspired by Gypsy, African, Indian and Native American traditional dress and tribal symbols.

The laid back look of Boho style gives you permission to layer up or layer down for Summer or Winter weather. Its all about accessories like; feathers, headbands, bangles, beads, hoop earrings and tassles. Mixing colours and clashing patterns. They all help in aiding the look of of a Bohemian princess.
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The great thing about dressing the Bohemian way is that you can take your simple, oversized maxi dress you never wear out, add a knitted waist-coat with tassles, some hoop earings, layers of bangles and you’ve got the look quicker than any other “get the look” style.

Great vintage sites to get inspiration are;

Thanks to Smock To Frock for you’re fab post!

Domestic Sluttery blog

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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