Buying more genuine vintage will be a slow process. First of all they are not that easily obtained here and genuine garments from the 40s and 50s are just too expensive at the moment. 70s/80s does 40s/50s is a good start for me but nevertheless still a slow one.
But I do want to expand my wardrobe with a few more staple items like a plain multi-functional tweed skirt or/and classic trousers. And let's not forget more knits. More. And more. I love knits!
And then I had an epiphany! Where do grannys go and buy their granny clothes? Grannys must be on a budget considering their small pensions, right? Apart from the obvious - charity shops - I thought the en vogue place for grannys in Bedford must be Bon Marche. It think it's THE granny shop. So I had a browse through on their website - and I was so surprised!
Not only is it really affordable, I really like it.
A selection of tops and blouses currently on offer:
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I was quite surprised to find pretty skirts
|These tweed skirts make my heart beat faster. Must go and get one! |
The plain black pencil skirt is just £4 at the moment - clearance sale!
I like these very classic trousers
|Surely that awful belt in the middle must be detachable...|
Of course Bon Marche offers lovely old lady knits - I dig them
But also surprisingly interesting pieces!
|I love this peter pan collar sweater and quite like the ruffle collar on the right|
Some more interesting looking ones
The coats are also worth to be looked at
And I absolutely adore these swimsuits!
I am really not one for a bikini and I like plain nautical swimsuits. They are perfect!
|The swim dress is so darling I must go and get one!|
BON MARCHE has a clearance sale going on at the moment!
All items shown are below £20 (with the exception of I believe 3 dresses and the coats) and quite a few are under £10.
It is really worth looking at!