Updated June 3, 2020
Retro or vintage inspired clothing remains a popular choice in clothing. Trends come and go but 50’s fashion remains timeless with it’s classic lines and figure flattering pieces.
There are many stores that cater to 50’s retro style fashion. Here is a list of some our favorites (our list is recently updated and continuing to grow). Not only do they offer 1950's style clothing but modern vintage fashion’s from the twenties to the seventies:
ModCloth – Founded by high school sweethearts while in college in 2002. The owners started by selling used vintage dresses online. Now they are a premier online vintage inspired clothing store. They focus on real women and were the first retailer to sign the Heroes Pledge For Advertisers. Mod cloth is our top favorite on the list. Not only for their initiatives in supporting women of all shapes and sizes but also for their eclectic retro style, huge selection and prices.
Unique Vintage – Founded in 2000, this company also started selling used vintage dresses online and soon developed their own label of vintage inspired clothing. The company has expanded over the years from online sales as well as a huge brick and mortar store in Burbank. They feature a number of retro designers as well as their own label. They showcase styles from the 20’s, 30’s, 40’s, 50’s, 60’s and 70’s.
Top Vintage - Founded in 2008. Top Vintage is one of the leading online retro shops in Europe. It has humble beginnings and I was touched when reading how much the owner gives credit for her success to her faith in God. Top Vintage offers a great selection of old style clothing from the 1920’s through the 1970’s. They offer free shipping to the UK and free shipping to the USA with minimum purchase.
Collectif – Founded in 2000. Collectif first started offering retro style dresses out of a stall in Camden Market. Today they have three stores in the UK and a successful online store. They produce their own clothing labels. Collectif Vintage label is 1940’s 1950’s style clothing and Collectif Mainline label is alternative and pin-up inspired clothing.
Atomic Cherry – Is another vintage inspired fashion shopping option. Atomic Cherry is based in Australia and offers retro clothing inspired by yesteryear's. They have an amazing selection of Mad Men inspired wiggle dresses, as well as cute 50’s style swing dresses. They ship internationally.
Karina Dresses - Makes the most comfortable, easy to launder, wrinkle free, retro style dresses. They offer quite a few different styles and you can choose the fabric and print of your dress. The company based in the USA ships worldwide.
Joanies Clothing is another place you can find some unique and really cute retro vintage inspired pieces. The focus is more on the playful side of things and centers on 60s, 70s and 80s style clothing.
Anthropolgie is another place to find retro vintage inspired clothing that is right on trend. They also carry modern style clothing.
Lady Vintage is known for their fabulous swing dresses. It's how the company got started. They created the original Lady V Swing Dress and the rest they say, is history. Check out their amazing selection of fabric in classic retro vintage dress patterns.
Simple Retro is a new addition to the list. Founded by vintage lovers with years of experience in the fashion industry. Simple Vintage creates a unique blend of vintage and modern in every garment. Drawing inspiration through decades of vintage patterns they offer amazing choices of classic styles.
And for the retro vintage loving men out there, I thought I would include a vintage men's clothing shopping source for you too.
Rusty Zipper– Specializing in true retro vintage clothing in all the latest vintage trends. Rusty Zipper offers true vintage men's clothing. From greaser leather jackets, 1970’s disco pant suits, corduroys, Levis, bell bottoms, Hawaiian shirts, bowling shirts and more. Based in Southern California with an extensive selection of retro vintage clothing from the 1930’s to the 70’s. Rusty Zipper will have the men looking dapper.
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