Festivals – the vintage way

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With temperatures rising and the sun showing her friendly face more and more frequently, we are seriously starting to see the first signs of a promising English summer. But as much as high temperatures, long evenings in the pub and holidays tempt us, summer symbolizes yet something else – the start of the festival season! The Great Escape festival in Brighton … Read More

The people behind the style – Ossie Clark

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It’s time for another instalment of our miniseries about the people who influenced the British fashion scene in the 60s like no others! Next in line is Raymond Clark – better known as Ossie Clark! Born in Cheshire in 1942, Clark went on to study at Manchester’s Regional College of Art, followed by the Royal College of Art in London … Read More

Urban Village Meets… Peter Challis, owner of Delicious Junction Shoes & All in Good Time Magazine

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Our good friend Peter Challis, owner of Delicious Junction Shoes and All in Good Time Magazine, popped in to have a chat with us at Urban Village. We took the opportunity to rack his brains about all of the important stuff, including how it all began and whether he’s ever gotten lost on the bus! 1/ Where was you brought up? … Read More

Going to the maxi!

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It is no secret that it took centuries for women to finally be able to show leg again. Hundreds of years were spent dressed in long heavy gowns until the 60s eventually came along and with it mini skirts and dresses. A trend that seems to have prevailed to this day, especially when it comes to rather casual day and evening … Read More

A short history in swimwear

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Well then, folks, holiday season is officially here! And with England not winning the World Cup (again), there is definitely no reason for us anymore to be glued to our TV screens. Hence, why not enjoy the sunny outdoors instead? As it happens, we have just stocked up on many holiday and outdoor essentials, including vintage Adidas and denim shorts, … Read More

On a different (musical) note …

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As many of you will know by now, Urban Village is not all about vintage. As much as we love everything old – clothes, films, books, furniture, homewares, cars and scooters – there is one thing we love no matter how old it is – MUSIC! Of course you can argue that handmade music, back in the day, was better than … Read More

Mad about Mad Men

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Months of anticipation are finally over with the final season of Mad Men currently on our screens! And we can’t help but feel that with every season and every year going by in fictional 60s New York, the fashion has become more and more fabulous. Now set in the 1969, we are left lusting after every single outfit: that stunning … Read More