INSIDE: Vintage Gem

Vintage Gem is owned by Mother and Daughter duo, Pat Nilsen and Gem Symes. Opening in April 2011 on Station Road in Radyr, this adorable little shop sits on a passion for boot-sales, flea markets and auctions. Gem tells us … Continue reading

The Sealed in Time collection

Sealed in Time offers vintage goods in handmade frames. Kris Roach, 26, barters for collectables and then seal waxes them before framing. Following in his fathers footsteps, Kris has had a passion for vintage from a young age, after attending … Continue reading

AW14 woven at Robyn Coles

Amongst sampling for AW14, showcasing at private appointments in London and Paris and working daily on bespoke pieces at the Cardiff store, Milliner, Robyn Coles is spinning a Welsh accent onto this falls collection. Inspired by vintage styles and fabrics, … Continue reading

INSIDE: Vintage Vision

Number 52 Frogmore Street sits quietly painted blue in the busy market town of Abergavenny. Vintage coats and dresses are elegantly staged in the bay-window, wrapped in gorgeous furs and telling tales. Say hello to Vintage Vision, social enterprise, workshop and … Continue reading

Ffrili Jilli’s bespoke bloomers

Colourful bloomers hang on rails with frilly bottoms and purses made from bicycle inner tubes are piled up in a rummage box. This is the work of Ffrili Jilli, Cardiff’s latest vintage brand with an exciting twist. The concept derived from … Continue reading

A Slightly Wobbly vintage Christmas

Slightly Wobbly Designs was established in October 2012, it offers a range of light-hearted illustrations currently in the form of prints, cards, mugs, and aprons. Its most recent designs have been sold in independent vintage stores around Cardiff. Behind the … Continue reading

The future of Welsh tapestry in an industry of ageing weavers

Autumn leaves are laced with the first frosts, hands are numb, noses cold and tartan is out in force. But in true Welsh style you are sat next to a burning log fire, wrapped up in a woollen blanket that … Continue reading

Cardiff’s experts reveal how to look after vintage

This post was inspired after many vintage buyers told The Lady is a Revamp they didn’t know how to properly take care of classic leather jackets and fur coats, so we asked Cardiff’s experts how to maintain antiques when there’s no … Continue reading