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Katie's Christmas Gift Guide Part 3: Vintage

2010 has been a big year for vintage, with the likes of Lily Allen taking it mainstream with her venture 'Lucy in Disuguise' and the first festival dedicated to all things retro, Vintage at Goodwood. So what to buy for followers of the vintage trend?If they're new to the scene, nothing will beat an introduction from the experts; try a half or full day vintage tour of London from Fox and Squirrel. If, like these ladies, they already have a wardrobe full of 50s frocks then here are some of their vintage wishlist gems, and as always, a few recommendations from moi.

 

 

Rebecca Rose, 31, Owner of online boutique selling luxury vintage fashion, Juno Says Hello

Interests; Art History,(doing my PHD!) Mexico, cooking, and walking my dog... Juno! 

Realistic expectations for under your tree: Gaggia coffee machine, Premier Figuier perfume by Artisan Parfumeur, a splurge in Collinge & Clark bookshop.

Ideal Christmas gift of your dreams: Vintage 1958 spearmint vinyl jukebox from The Games Room Company

Katie's recommendations:

 

 

A must have for Vintage fashion fans' coffee tables, Cecil Beaton's The Art of The Scrapbook. See the behind the scenes images from the photographer who shot all the greatest stars. If Rebecca gets her coffee machine she should have some lovely vintage cups to drink it from- check out Mrs Stokes for gorgeous crockery cased in cute gift cases.

 
 

 

Natasha Bailie, age 26, Seller of fabulous vintage frocks at Natasha Bailie Vintage Clothing Company

Interests; Blogging, 1950s vintage fashion and style, and watching every American boxset ever created.

Realistic expectations for under your tree: Mad Men Boxset – for Jon Hamm and vintage fashion candy! 

Ideal Christmas gift of your dreams: A Vintage Chanel handbag...I dream...

Katie's recommendations; A great Stocking filler for all fans of the TV series, are these Mad Men Paper Dolls from Culture Label.

 

I know Natasha is furnishing a new home in Singapore, so one of these upcycled vintage seats made from vintage trunks from 'Recreate' would be perfect, or an Orla Kiely radio so she can listen to radio 4 when she's feeling homesick.

 

 

 

 Frankie Murray, age 24, vintage jewellery designer and blogger

Interests: Vintage, fashion, tea, Poirot.

Realistic expectations for under your tree: I want to start making videos for my blog, perhaps showing how I make my jewellery or of interviews with people I admire, so I'd really like a Flip Camcorder

Ideal Christmas gift of your dreams: Vintage Chanel handbag

 

 

Katie's Recommendations; Ok ladies, I hear you with the Chanel bag thing. Luckily I recently discovered Rewind Vintage who specialise in stocking vintage Chanel bags.

 

 

 

 Lena Weber, 30, PR consultant, founder of the Vintage Guide to London, freelance writer, blogger.

Interests; anything 1960s, vintage, writing, cinema, small rodents

Realistic expectations for under your tree: I would love a Dansette record player (still very expensive) or black original 60s Mary Janes

Ideal Christmas gift of your dreams: a permanent suite at Claridge's

 

 

Katie's Recommendations; Recreate classic British 'Claridges' glamour with gifts from Go British, they stock all the timeless vintage favourites, from traditional Penhaligons for the bathroom to limited editions like this Christopher Kane Roberts Radio. They also have a great gifts guide section- where you can shop by British style icon; from Princess Diana and Winston Churchill, to Audrey Hepburn and James Bond