REtrose: “Foil yourself happy”

REtrose is the online vintage brand with a super cool modern-day twist. Yes. We are talking foil-toed brogues and reworked shirts with shiny collars. Want to know more? REtrose is the lovechild of Textiles graduate, Emma Rees, 24. She tells … Continue reading

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

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

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

INSIDE: Cardiff’s Central Market

Dig a bit deeper into Cardiff’s Central Market and you will find rows of trilby hats, a jumble of up-cycled Welsh tapestry and a retro collection of home-made print tees. Residing inside the walls of the old victorian building, this … Continue reading

INSIDE: Household attics

If the wonders of Womanby Street or the magic inside Hubbard’s Cupboard can’t drag you out into Cardiff’s wet weather this weekend, don’t worry, The Lady is a Revamp has a few tricks up her sleeve. One of our favourite … Continue reading