Our Top 5 Online Stores for 1950’s Inspired Fashions
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 our favorites. 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.
Lindy Bop – Another modern vintage fashion shopping option. Lindy Bop offers their own label of retro clothing inspired by yesteryear's. They have an amazing selection of Mad Men inspired wiggle dresses and sets. As well as cute 50’s style swing dresses.
And for the retro vintage loving men out there, I thought I would include a vintage men's clothing shopping source for you too.
Vintage Trends – Specializing in retro men's clothing. Vintage Trends 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. Vintage trends will have the men looking dapper.
You can also find an extensive handpicked collection of unique retro clothing ideas here @ oldsoulretro.com We scoured the internet searching for the best retro items and put them all in one place. From classic 50s style clothing, retro beauty gifts, vintage style shoes, stockings & petticoats.
Since writing this article I discovered another wonderful retro vintage inspired clothing site that is one of Australia's top online stores, Atomic Cherry. They have amazing specials and right now they are offering free shipping within Australia for orders over $50. They also ship Internationally.