Let me tell you a secret.
I hate vintage shopping.
I’m not really a fan of most kinds of clothes shopping to be honest, with snotty shop assistants implying you can’t afford a Ã‚Â£10 top so why the hell are you cluttering up their shop with your unsightly presence (Is that just me then? Oh.) or the depressing situation with sizing (how am I a 12 in some shops, and a 16 in others?!) but vintage shopping just sends the fear into me. I feel so out of place when I go in to browse, I end up walking out again most of the time.
Another problem with vintage shopping is that a show can sometimes appear to be more of a jumble sale at the village hall than a collection of carefully chosen items (thereÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s a vintage shop on Park Street in Bristol that is just rails and rails of STUFF. Not ideal if you’re even a little claustrophobic!)
Which is why I was happy to find GiGi Vintage. Cute items, nicely styled, and prices that aren’t too crazy – so they’re closer to Topshop than Primark, but unlike either of those two shops, these pieces have lasted longer – when was the last time that you bought something from a high street store thats lasted more than 5 years?!
Here’s a few of my favourite things, but go on the site, theres so much more!
“It’s All Navy” is a cute high waisted skirt which at the time of me looking was reduced down from Ã‚Â£22 to Ã‚Â£8. Bargain!
The “Leather Spinster” high waisted leather skirt (Ã‚Â£45) is cute, although I can probably see someone else wearing this than me!
You usually can’t go wrong with a Laura Ashley dress (Ã‚Â£38), especially with floral and bows all over!
I Know You ‘Sea’ Me“(Ã‚Â£35) is a gorgeous mini dress which I’m so tempted by.
Anthing nautical is going to catch my eye which is why I liked the “Stripe It Rich” (Ã‚Â£30)
I’m not really a playsuit kind of person, but the “Denim Diva” (Ã‚Â£40) is quite tempting!