Thursday, 7 December 2017

Christmas to a Fashion - Vintage Fashion

Christmas window thus far, it's steaming up already in here and blew this side lights in the same day as putting them up. So there's a bit of heath robinson on the light department - but besides the lighting malfunction we have delicious vintage gowns and treasures for you, to get you feeling all glitzy and glam.

Open Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays - come and get yourself kitted out for the party season in one-of-a-kind vintage fashion. I have all sizes too, so don't say nothing will fit you, I bet it will.

Friday, 17 November 2017

It's getting near to the Glamathon Party Season - are you ready?

Ultimate red carpet backless velvet gown for utter glamazons, with huge diamonte dress clip embellishments and a fish tail train.

Tuesday, 14 November 2017

Autumn Vintage Boho Window

Ooh it's starting to look a bit cosy now with my Autumnal boho window.

From left;
  • Three piece blue needlecord and liberty chintz Anna Belinda in volup size.
  • Boho chintz and burgundy velvet Marion Donaldson waiastcoat and gypsy skirt.
  • Burgundy suede 3/4 skirt in volup size with a boho retro blouse and vintage 40s Chinese silk brocade reversible jacket in green and peachy pink.
  • The leather tooled bag features mythical creatures and Romulus and Remus.
  • Chap is wearing burgundy cord trousers with a Harris tweed houndstooth waistcoat, vintage burgundy paisley cravat and Harris tweed jacket with brown football buttons.

Thursday, 19 October 2017

Great find of the week - Alternative London Punk Doll by Marian Kenny

Fab little Punk girl. This was totally me somewhere around the early 80s, complete with orange hair, cateye make up, black mini skirt with chains and studded belt, fishnet tights and flat pixie boots. Like a little MiniMe.
I found her in a tub with lots of other dolls, a sad little tub of someone's lifetime's collection so I took them all home with me. There were also some big eye Bradgate dolls which I'm sure I used to have a Japanese one when I was little, I remember her big black hair with centre parting and the huge cute eyes but mostly I'm sure she was wearing a fab red silk brocade Kimono, which I am still a massive fan of now. Lord knows how many I have all around the house, different colours for different moods.

This little punk girl though, an original designed by Marian Kenny appears to be a bit of a collectable one, so result all round. Now I just have to decide whether she's going to live me or will she make it to the shop.... Hmmmm. Well maybe after we've gone through the old vinyl punk collection a bit and pogo's around the house remembering our yoof. LOL

Sunday, 27 August 2017

Congrats to Dawn, Winner of Miss Vintage 2017 - wearing TopNotch Vintage

Pic courtesy of Twinwood Festival 2017


Massive congratulations to Dawn, on the right hand side, for blimmin' going and winning the Miss Vintage at the Twinwood Festival 2017, doesn't she look stunning. And guess what - she is wearing an original 1930s crepe floral gown with matching bolero she bought from Top Notch Vintage too. That's gotta be the best outcome for one of our gowns this year.

THANK YOU for voting, we made the Muddy Somerset Finals

Thank you everone who voted for Top Notch Vintage for the best menswear category in the Muddy Somerset Awards 2017. 

Thanks to you lovely lot we made the finals, down to 5 final nominations out with so many people voting it broke their website. But I am proud we even got nominated as the shop has only been in the new location since January and to get the silver award is just fabulous, I am thrilled.
So hope to see some more lovely chaps shopping for original true vintage clothing and accessories in Somerset.
Find us on Broad Street, Somerton.
We also sell true vintage and high end vintage designer labels for women and children too.

Wednesday, 7 June 2017

Vote For Us - For the Muddy Stillettos Somerset Awards for Best Menswear Shop

Vote for your favourite business in the Somerset in the Muddy Stilettos Awards 2017

Best Men’s Store - Please vote for Top Notch Vintage Somerton

We’re in the finals of the Somerset Muddy Awards for best Men’s Store and it’s all thanks to you!
Please take a minute to vote for us in the finals by clicking the Muddy Awards logo
Thank you so much for your support.

Voting starts from zero. Nominations from the first round are not carried forward, as it is now a 5-way competition between 5 Finalists. Voting seen live on the site in real time, so when you vote for me, you can see the percentages move live. 


Wednesday, 29 June 2016

Stunning 1930s Hungarian Embroidered Peasant Tops

This amazing beauty wasn't in the shop long before it was snapped up by an actress to wear on her opening night. It's a 1930s aubergine/plum colour crepe jacket with glorious hand embroidery and little red early plastic buttons. Just incredibly beautiful.

Along with it, came this beautiful delicate 1930s sheer silk crepe Hungarian peasant blouse with smocked waist and the biggest embroidered front panel I have ever seen on one of these tops. It's a rockabilly or boho girl's dream blouse and will make anyone look and feel so pretty.

Such a work of art and is still available in the shop or online.

Tuesday, 28 June 2016

Vintage 30s Traditional Dirndl Costume
I've had some beautiful and interesting things come into the shop recently.  This is an original 30s Bavarian Dirndle dress with matching apron. The work in it is amazing, all the pleating, gathering, tucking etc all hand done on the prettiest of floral printed fabric.

 Fastens with hooks and eyes and has a removable white lace bodice piece that fits on with poppers.
 The colours are beautiful with a pale dusky blue and pale coral pink decorated with a white eidelweiss floral pattern.
Some of the gathering in the sleeve.

Friday, 24 June 2016

Vintage 70s Men's Shirts - Rockabilly Western and Pure 70s Disco. 
Since binge-watching the TV show Vinyl I'm all out hooked on the 70s again, Studio 54 the works. So I've been prancing about in vintage jump suits, mega flares and my monster platform heels and floppy hats. Love it - now all we need is more sunshine for that Summer of Love reinvention.

In the meantime.... I got a stash of men's 70s shirts to add to the shop this week, once I've washed and pressed them. Here's a lillte taster of a few of them that came through the light colours wash. Darks are next.

Above is a 70s H Bar C longtail California Ranchwear, blue embroidered Western shirt with pearl snap buttons to fit 38" chest.

Above is a 70s Kennington Western shirt with patchwork quilted yolk, you couldn't get more 70s I don't think.

Above is a 70s Kennington Western shirt with embroidered flowers and braided trim.

Above is a polyester disco shirt featuring a fly fishing scene - I can just imagine the dance moves to go with this shirt. Haaaa.

Above is another polyester disco shirt featuring a landcape with a red village and flying green birds. 
I'll show you some of ht ejump suits in the next blog.

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