I had the idea to create a master list of all the vintage inspired clothing brands and web stores I know about in hopes of helping you discover and buy an amazing retro vintage inspired clothing wardrobe. I quickly realized my small list turned into a giant list of over 50 different websites that sell various different categories (click to jump):
- Vintage Inspired Clothing
- Vintage Reproduction Clothing and Real Vintage
- Vintage Inspired Plus Size Clothing
- Vintage Inspired Shoes
- Vintage Inspired Swimwear
- Vintage Inspired Etc. – Accessories, jewelry, makeup, lingerie
- Online retailers with multiple vintage inspired brands
- Offline retailers that carry vintage inspired clothing and accessories
This list is mostly in the USA, UK, Europe and Australia, mostly women (but not all) and mostly 1920s and newer clothing. For a list of 1920s inspired and repro clothing look here and for 1930s clothing look here.
For a list of just men’s vintage clothing retailers look here.
Come back often. This list is always updating with new online shops.
Vintage Inspired Clothing Brands
Vintage inspired clothing, vintage style clothing, and retro clothing are all phrases that have created a new industry of independent clothing designers that use mid century fashion as the foundation of their modern designs. In general, vintage inspired designs have the silhouette as vintage clothing but with less detailed trim, a looser fit, shorter lengths, and more contemporary color palette.
The benefit of wearing vintage inspired clothing is that you don’t look like you are wearing old clothes, you won’t wear out your delicate vintage clothing, and they come in sizes fit for modern bodies. All of these retro clothing brands put their own spin on what it means to design in “vintage style.” They are all wonderful in their own unique way.
The lists are sorted first by USA brands and then onto international brands. Almost every brand ships worldwide. I do not include cheap knock-off Chinese brands. As far as I am aware every brand listed here is reliable, safe and of good quality. Feel free to ask be about a brand before buying.
Modcloth – The mega site of everything vintage inspired. Clothing, shoes, accessories, housewares, gifts, etc. If you don’t shop here regularly you are missing out on some of the best brands! They recently became independently owned again and returned to their mid century roots.
Unique Vintage – Dedicated to the best retro clothing brands they also have amazing 1920s dresses as well 1930s to 1970s style tops, pants, skirts, shoes, evening and wedding gowns.
Banned (Ebay) – One of my favorites brands for 50s alternative/ rockabilly clothing and fun handbags.
Hell Bunny (Amazon)- Whenever I see a new dress I love, it is usually a Hell Bunny brand. Affordable ’40s and ’50s clothing. Plus sizes up to 6XL.
Tatyana Boutique – Bettie Page clothing designer’s second line of classy women’s and men’s clothing inspired mostly by the 1950s. Good quality.
Effie’s Heart – A newer line of vintage inspired clothing with classic lines, a retro feel, fun prints, and modern comfort. I own several of the dresses and skirts and love that they are made from a cotton stretch knit. They were the only vintage clothes I could wear while pregnant.
Stop Staring Clothing – 1940s and 1950s style dressy pin up and swing dance dresses, XS-4XL(26), made in the USA. The stretchy materials fits really well, especially if you have natural curves.
Heyviv.com – 1950s clothing and costumes. Cheaper styles with adorable style. Genuine vintage ’50s clothing, too.
Blue Velvet Vintage – Besides carrying vintage and quality vintage inspired brands, they have their own in-house line, Classic Dames, which produces limited runs of polka dot 1950s sun dresses, all made in America.
Retrolicious (Amazon Shop)- I really like the fun patterns on their ’50 and ’60s inspired dresses. Also sold on UniqueVintage.com. Plus size selection of dresses, skirts & tops range from sizes 1X to 4X.
Heart of Haute – Heartbreaker dresses, skirts, and tops inspired by ’50s and ’60s fashion, pinup girls, rockabilly, and vintage fashion culture. This line looks more “vintage” to me than most inspired brands and the prices are very good. Up to 4XL.
Punkabilly Clothing – A unique spin on Punk and Rockabilly clothing sourced and made in Thailand, including brands Six Bunnies, Liquor Brand and Eight Ball. Tons of accessories too! Cheap or free shipping over $100.
Karina Dresses – Vintage inspired everyday dresses for women who love vintage but don’t want to obviously look it. Most are knit dresses. Great for plus size and maternity, too. Try the Megan dress for the 40s puff sleeve like this one:
Fables by Barrie – Pinup westernwear and swimsuits. Mostly 1950s.
Bernie Dexter – 1950s dresses made of a heavy weight cotton and very full skirts. They will last a lifetime.
Lil’ Lou Lou – Small USA made pin up rockabilly clothing brand.
Tarantula – Sexy 50s clothes, up to 2XL. Men’s too.
La Femme en Noir – Gothic vintage vixens shop here.
SongBird Fashions – 1930s to 1960s handmade in the USA dresess, trousers, blouses and skirts. Great for swing dancers. Plus sizes and custom sizes welcome.
Dainty Jewells – Modest clothing with a nod to the early vintage decades.
Loco Lindo – Lovely 1930s-1970s crepe dresses, pants and overalls, blouses as well as men’s shirts. Unique patterns and full of color.
kitschywitchdesigns– 50s silhouettes in fun, kitschy prints. Men’s camp shirts to match.
Rebel Love Clothing – Pin Up & Alt Clothing
PinkyPinups – Vintage Inspired Pinup Couture in size up to 3XL. 1950s tops, capri, and swimwear.
DorothyZudora – Reinventing vintage styles from the 193s to the 1970s.
Christy Dawn– For romantic, turn of the century, Cottagecore, boho 70s inspired clothing
Shopruche – Vintage inspired clothing with a soft boutique side. Light and airy designs moving towards boho chic.
Sourpuss Clothing (Amazon Shop) – Around 50 brands of retro and rockabilly style clothing for women, men and kids. They also have their own line of women’s clothing, purses, socks and hair accessories.
Etsy – The mega source of all things vintage and handmade, Etsy.com has many designers who handmake custom repro and vintage inspired clothing. There are too many to list them. Search under “handmade” for “retro,” “vintage,” or a decade for dresses, skirts, tops, etc. I link to many of my favorite brands within VintageDancer.com as well.
eBay.com – eBay is also full of vintage and vintage inspired clothing.
A Classic Paradise – Tropical and Tiki themed dresses and clothing. Fun and colorful! Most come in plus sizes.
Daddy O’s – Women’s and men’s 1950s style clothing, swing dancing dresses and bowling shirts. On the cheap side of pricing and quality.
Bowlingshirt.com – Like the name says, they have a plethora of men’s and women’s retro 1950s bowling shirts, letter sweaters, and jackets . Customize it with a team name!
My Baby Joe – USA made brands, plus their own brand of vintage inspired clothing made from deadstock vintage fabrics. Menswear, houseware, art, and collectibles too.
Wardrobe Shop – Romantic vintage inspired dresses ideally for Victorian, 1910s, 1920s and 1930s. Quality 1920s flapper dresses too. Dresses up to 3XL
Hourglass Boutique – Modern, timeless, vintage inspired dresses and clothing in an online boutique. Cute, classic, and boho styles.
The Reformation Trendy 1970s to 2000s sustainable vintage inspired clothing.
Revival Retro (UK) – Modern day reproductions and re-interpretations of 1920s, 1930s and 1940s fashions. LOVE her collection. If I lived in London, I would move into her store.
Bettie Vintage (UK) – 1940s- 1970s mixed British brands with free UK shipping.
Retrospective (ZA) – 1930s, 1940s, 1950s, clothing imported from the USA and UK for vintage loving gals in South Africa.
Retro Glam (CA) – Modern pinup with a rock n’ roll spin for gals and guys.
Kitty Deluxe (AU) – Serving Australia and New Zealand’s retro, pinup, and rockabilly fans including plus sizes.
Honeypot Lingerie (AU) – New owners of this vintage lingerie boutique store and online site in South Australia will make this a global go-to place for retro lingerie soon!
Birdsnest (AU) – Major online brand with a handful of vintage dresses and shoes. Search “vintage” for the best selection.
Top Vintage (NL) – Europe’s largest online retro boutique. Sorted by decade – 1920s to 1970s. Everything they have is fabulous with a lot of unique accessories as well. Fast shipping to the USA.
The Pretty Dress Company (AU) – Vintage inspired 1950s-1960s classic clothing designed and made in the UK since 2008, using traditional pattern cutting and corsetry techniques to create the distinguished collections.
Deadly is the Female (UK) – 1940s to 1960s dresses, tops, shoes, accessories you need for an entire retro wardrobe.
Clarence and Alabama (UK) – Carrying brands Pretty Retro, Voodoo Vixen, Hell Bunny, Dancing Days, and their own house brand.
Fifi’s Rockabilly Boutique (UK) – Rockabilly and Pin up style clothing such as Hell Bunny, Banned, Collectif , Dolly and Dotty along with rockabilly jewelry.
Beyond Retro (UK)– One of the largest online real vintage clothing shops in the UK
Lucky Lola (DE) – Rockabilly vintage lifestyle clothing and accessories.
Daisy Dapper (SE) – In house brands plus your favorites for 1950s dresses, separates, stockings, swimwear, accessories and much more.
Morellos Clothing (UK) – Quality materials and handcrafted in England of women’s 1940s and 1950s style clothing. Shorts, pants, jackets and shoes.
Lady Vintage (UK) – A lovely full line of 50s inspired dresses. Plus sizes too.
WeekendDoll (UK) 1940s and 1950s clothing made in the UK. Dress, pants, suspender shorts, tops, rompers.
Emily and Fin (UK) – Bold prints on classic silhouettes.
She’s Dynamite (UK) – Made to order 1950s dresses, skirts, and playsuits. The owner makes each item by hand. Very good quality and classic cuts.
Carolinemeyer Couture (France) Handmade sophisticated 1950s skirts, trousers, dresses
Gibson Girl Dress (Ukraine) Dress, skirts, blouses inspired by the Edwardian era (1890s-1900s)
Voodoo Vixen (UK) and Amazon Shop (USA) – This brand offers a huge array of styles, from naughty to nice, which includes cardigans, corsets, dresses, skirts, and jackets. Perfect for lovers of 1950s fashion. Some plus sizes.
Heyday! (UK) – 1940s to 1950s clothing for women and men. A fan favorite for all the right reasons.
Collectif (UK) – Specializing in 1940s & 1950s reproduction, pin-up style & rockabilly pieces including knit sweaters, and now men’s too. One of my favorite brands.
Bloody Edith (IT) – Known for their knit ’50s sweater tops and ’30s/’40s pants and shorts.
Zoe Vine (UK) – This new British designer loves 1950s novelty print, sophisticated pin ups and silver screen siren dresses and accessories. Some designs available up to 3XL There are girls’ dresses and boys’ shirts, too.
Dolly and Dotty (Amazon Shop) (UK) – Dolly and Dotty is a new brand of 1950s and 1960s vintage inspired dresses based in the south-east of England. They have all the classic pinup, swing and day dress styles in regular and plus sizes we love. Very reasonable prices too. International shipping available.
Miss Fortune (UK) – 40’s, 50’s & rockabilly style knitwear tops. Made In The UK
VioletsinMay1945 (UK) Beautiful 1940s and 1950s clothing. Tiki, playsuits, dresses, bottoms, tops, skirts
King Louie (EU) -Extensive women’s collection of blouses, cardigans, trousers, jackets, coats, skirts, tops, jumpsuits, nightwear, socks and tights. Lots of soft knits. Kids too.
Emmy Design (SE) – Very high-quality clothing that n the 1930-1960 decades. The knitwear is amazing and very warm.
Rock ‘n Romance (UK) – Rock n Romance has a house brand and a supply of women’s 1940s and 1950s vintage inspired clothing from UK brands.
Bergelin (SE) – Vintage inspired tea dance dresses, shoes, and accessories.
Ester in Flow (SE) – Fitted wiggle dresses, pants tops, coats, and skirts in mostly 1950s styles.
Dy Style (RO) – 1920s to 1960s style clothing for the vixen, pin up, and flapper looks. Based in Romania, they source globally and also have their own line.
Bonsai Kitten (AU) – Rockabilly and 50s style clothing.
MisKonduct Klothing (AU) – Feminine clothing with a sophisticated edge.
Miss Lily White (AU) – A small selection of 1950s dresses and clothing.
Retrospecd (AU) – The largest online collection of vintage inspired clothing in Australia.
Elise Designs (AU) – Classic pretty dresses in the 40s and 50s styles.
The Original Bad Girl (AU) – 40s-60s inspired T-shirts with a bad girl/ rockabilly edge.
Jools Couture (AU)- Couture lingerie and sleepwear, 1930s Rivera collection, Paris collection (cute vintage), and burlesque.
Turning Heads By Carol (AU) Handmade 1950s inspired clothing- Dresses, playsuits, tea timer tops, and plus sizes up to 6xl.
Reproduction Vintage Clothing, Made to Order Clothing
These brands differ from vintage inspired or retro style clothing in that they copy vintage patterns and clothing and reproduce them using similar materials, trim, and sewing techniques as the originals. Some modifications are necessary to fit the modern body’s shapes and sizes, but otherwise buying one of these is like buying a dead stock vintage garment. They are ideal for costumers, reenactors, weddings, and anyone who loves authentic history over current trends.
Whirling Turban – Handmade 1950s dresses in small quantities and by custom order. Very high quality couture clothing! Retro brides will love the wedding dresses.
What Katie Did – Retro underwear inspired by designs from the 1940s and 1950s, and the patterns are often adapted from vintage pieces. Bullet bras, girdles, panties, and lounging clothes.
Diviine Modestee – Two of several sister companies that create vintage inspired modest dresses and separates. “Modest” and “Vintage” styles are nearly one in the same.
Jitterbuggin’ – 1940s blouses, pinafores, dresses, skirts, pants and swimsuits. All handmade in the USA.
Prohibition Clothing – Women’s menswear style 1920s knickers, trousers, skirt and caps.
Vintage Stitches – Handmade to order knitwear such as 1940s sweaters. Currently only a Facebook page.
Huckleberry Clothing Co – 1940s blouses, slacks, skirts handmade in California
UK, Europe, Australia
Secrets in Lace (UK) – Beautiful vintage inspired lingerie, sleepwear, stockings and more.
Swanky Pins (UK) – Vintage inspired pinup lingerie, stockings, and plus sizes.
VooDoo Vixen (UK) – A fabulous full line of dresses, sweaters/jumpers, skirts, pants, tops bags and accessories. Plus sizes too.
H & R London (UK) – Classic ’50s with a Rockabilly and Steampunk edge at good prices.
Miss Bamboo (UK) 1930s, 1940s & 1950s clothing. American and Pacific styles. Many tropical prints, tiki dresses, Mexican peasant and Asian delights.
Palava.co (UK) Unique, vibrant prints in natural fiber cloth and cotton knitwear for women and children. 1940s to 1960s mid century styles.
Vecona Vintage (DE) – Fine dresses, skirts, blouses and pants in the 20s to 40s style.
Starlet (UK)- 1940s and 1950s style dress, pants, coats, tops, skirts, lingerie and more. All made in London.
Lady K Loves (UK) – Rockabilly clothing & pin up clothes for women. From high waist jeans and trousers, pencil skirts, pin up dresses, retro swimwear to 50s sweaters, helping you achieve the perfect vintage style, all made in the UK.
Glamour Bunny (UK) – Glamour Bunny pinup style dresses are a renowned for a high standard of tailoring and a flattering ’50s inspired fit. It is one of the biggest pinup clothing brands in the UK. They also carry pinup handbags, cherry shoes, playsuits, capri pants, and jewelry.
Laura Bakker Fashion (DE) – One of a kind, hand made with natural fabrics, 1940s inspired clothing for women and men. Exceptional quality and vintage aesthetic. Dresses, skirts, tops and pants.
Miss Bamboo (UK) – Miss Bamboo is a 1940s and 50s reproduction vintage clothing label. All their clothing is made from vintage patterns or from patterns reproduced from vintage dresses.
Rocket Originals (UK) – Fabulous ’40s and ’50s repro shoes, knit tops, belts and bags for women and men. Almost all made in the UK from original patterns.
Freddies of Pinewood (UK) – Hands down the best in 1940s and 1950s jeans and overalls for women and men.
The House of Foxy (UK) – 1930s, 1940s, 1950s repro and inspired styles. Plus sizes too. Very classic vintage clothing in nice fabrics. I am a big fan!
MiaandMer (UK)- 1930s & 1940s women’s shorts, trousers, blouses. Many natural fabrics. Recreated in London
Miss Lily White (AU) – Beautiful pinup style clothing and accessories.
Retrospecd (AU) – 1940s and 1950s inspired clothing. Beautifully made.
Some Like it Holy (UK) – 1940s and 1950s sundresses.
The Seamstress of OB (UK) – Handmakes 1940s blouses, pants, jumpsuits and light jackets. Very classy clothing!
Mapledoram (UK) 1940s WW2 reproduction women’s suits.
Succubus (NL) – Vintage inspired clothing online and local shop (Holland).
Looks Like Vintage (NL) – 1950s inspired dresses and separates.
Very Cherry (NL) – Classic vintage inspired clothing. Local store in Rotterdam.
Bloody Edith (Italy) – Vintage inspired 30s-50s clothing and knitwear.
Made to Order /Custom Clothing
eShakti– Dresses, skirts, pants and some tops, made to order in your exact measurements. Worldwide shipping. Made in India.
Heart my Closet- Any design made to measure. Re-creations of your favorite movie and TV series clothing. Plus sizes welcome.
SwingBird Fashions – 30s-50s ready made or made to order
Shesdynamiteclothing.com – 1950s made to order dresses
Societybelle.co.uk – Theatrical and vintage designs made to order.
Felicity Rackstraw – Custom made using vintage patterns
vintagestitches1940s Made to order hand knit 40s clothing
FuzzyRetro (UK) 1960s and 1970s style dresses and clothing. Mod fashion.
Fairy Weeds (Canada) – Custom 1950s dresses in your choice of fabric
I am including these shops that have retail stores I have shopped at that have trustworthy online shops.
Over Attired Vintage (Etsy) – Vintage women’s clothing organized by size (thank you!) mostly pre 1950s.
SneakyTiki – Long Beach, Ca and Etsy shop for women’s 40s and 50s rockabilly style real vintage clothing
Vintage Fashion on Facebook – Facebook selling groups are the newest and often best way to find genuine vintage and inspired clothing for sale. Instagram is also a goldmine searching #vintage #vintageshop or by decade.
Plus Size Vintage Clothing Brands
We have to give special high fives to brands that specialize in making plus size retro clothing. Unlike modern styles (which does nothing to enhance a curvy body) vintage styles are very flattering on full figures. Sexy pencil dresses make a WOW statement, while full skirts create a smaller waist effect. Many of the vintage-inspired brands listed above also carry plus sizes, but the following brands and websites are mostly for sizes 12 to 28 only.
Unique Vintage – Has a wonderful selection of plus sizes clothing (dresses, pants, swimsuits, tops) in the 1920s to 1970s styles.
Modcloth – Most clothing (40s-90s vintage inspired and modern vintage) now comes in sizes up to 4XL. Independently owned again!
SongBird Fashions – 1930s to 1960s handmade in the USA dresses, pants, blouses, and skirts. Great for swing dancers. Plus sizes and custom sizes welcome.
Wardrobe Shop – Romantic vintage inspired dresses ideally for Victorian, 1910s, 1920s and 1930s. 1920s flapper dresses too. Dresses up to 3XL
Swak Designs – Plus size, 14-36, contemporary and vintage inspired dresses, tops, and bottoms. The vintage line is small but adorable.
Torrid – Plus size clothing for all day to day styles with a small retro line called “retro chic.”
Glitz Glam and Rebellion– Affordable pinup clothes up to 6X sorted by size. Nice!
Retro Peaches – XS to 4XL 1950s pin up curated collection by an owner who understands the needs of plus size gals.
Karina Dresses – Stretchy knit dresses modeled on non-models makes these a dream to shop and wear. Many vintage styles with puff sleeves.
Bernie Dexter – 1950s dresses made of a heavy weight cotton and very full skirts. They will last a lifetime.
Hilda’s Haven Plus Size group – A Facebook group to buy and sell plus size genuine vintage clothing
Emmy Design (SE) – Very high-quality clothing in the 1930-1960 decades. The knitwear is amazing and very warm.
Heyday! (UK) – 1940s to 1950s clothing. Some items can work for curvy figures.
Lady Vintage (UK) – A lovely full line of 50s inspired plus size dresses
Miss Candyfloss (SE) – 1940s and 1950s dresses, jackets, coats, shirts, skirts, pants and shorts made in small batches in Europe. Classic vintage styles!
Banned (UK)- Several great choices for 1950s and rockabilly pants, cardigans, tops, and purses.
Cherry Velvet (Canada) – 1940s and 1950s plus size dress line that’s sure to unleash your inner bombshell!
Vivacious Vixen Apparel (Canada ) – Mixed brands and house brand vintage inspired dresses and clothing.
Turning Heads By Carol (AU) Handmade 1950s inspired clothing- Dresses, playsuits, tea timer tops, and plus sizes up to 6xl.
Be sure to look at the Made to Order list for more options.
Vintage Inspired Shoes
Women’s shoes for any occasion, inspired by the 1920s to the 1960s. Heels, flats, Oxfords, boots, slippers, and loafers in a variety of quality and prices. Find a variety of these brands and more at VintageDancer’s shoe page. You can browse shoes by decade, too: 1920s shoes, 1930s shoes, 1940s shoes, 1950s shoes, 1960s shoes. Shop here for wide and narrow shoes.
Aerosoles – Cushioned shoes that you can live in. Many vintage inspired styles in each season. High and low heels, Oxfords, and flats.
Hotter (UK) – Amazingly comfortable vintage-inspired heels and loafers. Ships free (USA included) with frequent sales/discounts. Many styles come in wide and extra-wide widths. The sandals and boots are equally comfortable. New styles in spring and fall.
B.A.I.T – Cheaper vintage inspired shoes in non-traditional colors. We love these fun designs.
Chelsea Crew – Popular, affordable, vintage inspired heels, boots, and loafers.
ReMix Vintage – Quality reproduction footwear from in the 1930s and 1940s styles.
All Heels on Duty – 1940s reproduction leather Oxfords and pumps.
American Duchess Historical to 1940s reproduction shoes with modern comfort. High quality, leather shoes reproduced from original vintage shoes.
Muffy’s – Reproduction saddle shoes (website is usually broken.) They have listings on the eBay shop.
Harr Shoes (DE/UK) – Historical custom shoemaker for theater, dance and the general public.
Penahaus (FR) – Sturdy loafers, mocs, wedges, heels and sandals. Men’s shoes too.
Popping Candy (AU) – Cute flats and adorable heels for vintage-inspired dames in the AU, NZ and now USA.
Memery (UK / DK) – 1920s -1950s reproduction leather heels
Charlie Stone Shoes (AU) – Flats that look like heels. Many shops in the USA, UK and AU also carry them in-store to try on.
Lola Romona (NL) – Funky, colorful shoes with a hint of vintage. Some classics too.
Mod Shoes (UK) – 60s and 70s inspired shoes, sneakers, loafers, low heels.
La Veintinueve (ES) – Colorful heels, flats, oxfords made in Spain.
Mod Shoes (UK) – The place for 1960s and 1970s women’s and men’s shoes, tights, and bags in the UK. Some shoes in wide.
Johnson Custom Shoes (UK)- 1940s- 1950s wedge heel shoes, all colors, custom sizes. Men’s shoes too.
Penahaus (France but made in Portugal) – New 1940s-1950s loafers, moccasins, heels, sandals, wedges and more. Fun colors!
Sol Smile (AU) – Handmade flat oxford shoes
GroovyFox (Bulgaria) – Handmade oxfords and T-strap flats in fun colors and patterns.
Vintage Style Dance Shoes
Apple Jacks – A new brand for Lindy and bal-swing dancers. 1910s-1930s styles currently.
Saint Savoy (AT) – Shoes for dancers. 1920s and 1930s heels and Oxfords in unique color combinations.
Tranky shoes (IT) – A new brand of 30s and 40s men’s and women’s dance shoes. Online store coming soon. You can contact them via email or Facebook.
Harr Shoes (DE/UK)- Historical custom shoemaker for dance shoes, plus other brands.
SwingGear (UK) – Women’s dance shoes.
Slide & Swing (ES) – All leather men’s and women’s dancing shoes inspired by the 1930s and beyond. Low heels, Oxfords, sandals, and loafers.
Madame Dynamite (Spain) Low and medium heel shoes for swing dancers
Harlem Shoes (Turkey) – Low heel dance shoes handmade in Istanbul
Elizabeth Shoes (Greece) – A handful of leather sole dance shoes for women and men.
HepCats Dance Shoes (Poland) – Vintage style T-bar and oxford shoes for swing dancers. Made in Poland.
Bouncies (France) are charming little shoes designed for the comfort and inspiration of lindy hoppers. Low heels. Simple designs
Bop Jonny’s (AU)- Largest selection of retro and swing dance shoes in Australia
Vintage Inspired Swimsuits
Unique Vintage – Carries several lines of vintage style swimsuits plus their own new line. This is where I found my Ester Williams swimsuit that I LOVE. Plus sizes too.
Modcloth – Also carries several lines of swimsuits and their own line, plus many come in plus sizes.
Glamoursurf – Genuine vintage swimsuits, play clothes, and lingerie.
Popina Swimwear – Retro style suits made in the USA.
My Baby Joe – Mostly ’50s, with some that double for ’40s.
Vintage Suits by Mary – Swimsuits and playsuits made to order in the USA.
Beefcake Swimwear – 1910s, 1920s and 1930s inspired swimsuits. Genderless boy leg swimwear for everybody.
WilmasPast – 1950s swimsuits and playsuits (1940s)
PinkyPinups – Vintage inspired 1950s pinup swimwear in sizes up to 3XL. Made in the USA.
Esther Williams – Probably the first brand to design and sell vintage inspired swimsuits. High quality, cute designs that will last for years
More Vintage Inspired:
1930s Clothing – New and vintage shops that carry 1930s clothing.
Makeup: Besame uses vintage recipes, colors and compacts for an authentic vintage look.
Offline Retailers with Vintage Inspired Clothing
As much as I love shopping online, I will always shop my local stores first whenever they have what I need. The follow chain retailers also have online shopping sites but are also likely to be in your neighborhood. They don’t carry vintage reproduction clothing but they often have separates and accessories that work seamlessly with vintage or repro clothes.
Forever 21 – I can’t step foot in this store without finding a blouse, hair tie, or piece of jewelry. And since all of it is under $30, I walk away with a lot more than one item. Their plus size collection is getting much better now, too.
Urban Outfitters – I don’t find too much in store (which is two hours away), but online they have many retro inspired brands that I love. Their shoe brands alone have me hooked!
Down East Basics – My new favorite clothing store has charming dresses, skirts and tops with a hint of indie vintage design. Equally charming girls’ wear too (2T to 14).
HotTopic – A retailer that carries mostly grunge, goth, and punk clothing. I am surprised to see some great clothes from the Hell Bunny brand. The selection in the stores is small, but online they have many of my favorites in regular and plus size, which are often on sale.
H & M – A huge store that, although is mostly trendy, often has basic shirts and sweaters that have plenty of vintage style.
Target – Who doesn’t love to shop at Target? We love their basic cardigans, jeans, tights, shoes and accessories. The vintage inspired selection is hit or miss, but always fun to browse.
Old Navy – I have heard amazing things about the Pixie pants (capris).
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