Lindy Bop -
Vintage Inspired Dresses; 50s Style Dresses & 40s Style
Dresses including Pin Up Dresses, Swing Dresses, Wiggle
Dresses & Pencil Dresses.
Here we talk to
Tim at Lindybop to find
out more about what makes Lindybop tick...
Digger: Can you please tell us
about your background and the background to Lindybop Tim?
Tim: I started out selling
vintage clothing about eight years ago. I found that good quality
saleable pieces were hard to come by and saw a gap in the market
for affordable repro clothing. Along with my business
partner, Dylan Cross, who has the same background, I went about
setting up Lindybop.
Digger: What is it for you that
makes these vintage styles so special?
Tim: We feel the range we offer
captures the 40s/50s style, such as the polka dots, pencil and
full circle skirts along with big collars. Quite simple and
classy really, but with a modern take, and also modern fabrics
for a better fit.
Digger: Who are your customers,
where are they coming from and what sort of feedback and
comments are you getting from clients?
Tim: We have a hard core of
people who are real followers of this kind of fashion, along
with people who need costumes for events and parties. More and
more people are trying and finding that it is a style they can
wear and enjoy wearing.
Digger: Please tell us more
about the various products and styles you have to offer. Where
are they designed, where are they made and what is the
Tim: We design all our own
styles from either vintage patterns or taking inspiration from
vintage pieces. We are also looking for a designer to bring
new ideas to the table. We have independent retailers, both
here in the UK and also across Europe, who buy from us on a
wholesale basis along with our own retail outlets on The
Digger: Events like Twinwood
prove that forties and fifties clothes and dance are hugely
popular. Is this a trend that you have picked up on?
Tim: Yes, without a doubt,
everybody likes to get dressed up. The dances and great music
from the era, along with the many great actors and general
feeling of a past golden age, really catches peoples
imagination. It makes them want to keep that time alive and
relive it - the clothing, events and the dances help them to do
Digger: And why is Retro and
Vintage generally in all its forms so popular with so many
people these days?
Tim: It's something different.
People like a change and it has a past and a history to it. It's not
just clothing, it's like I have already said, it's escaping to a
simpler way of life, and of course the clothing was great.
Digger: Can you tell us more
about the wholesale side of your business?
Tim: We wholesale our clothing
to retailers in the UK and Europe and further away as far as
Australia. Retailers can apply for a wholesale account on the
Digger: What do you most enjoy
about running Lindybop?
Tim: I like the feedback from
the customers that try the clothing for the first time and
like it. They often talk of events they have been to and how
now they are involved with the era and how it has inspired an
interest that they intend to get more involved with.
Digger: Where do you see the
future for Lindybop Tim?
Tim: We intend to keep building
on the range of styles we offer along with branching out into
other eras. We are very excited with the future of Lindybop
and hope to keep building on the successes we have already
Jive, Polka Dots, Forties
style, Fifties style, Swing Dance, Petticoats,
Vintage-Inspired Clothing, Rockabilly and Rock and Roll
After many years of dealing in vintage clothing, we have
decided to launch a range of vintage inspired dresses. The
Lindy Bop label is the result. This collection of dresses
are inspired by vintage styles and updated for the modern
woman who is looking for something along classic lines.
Feel free to browse our collection of dresses. We add new
products regularly. We also offer wholesale accounts to
order in bulk and receive bulk discounts. We welcome
Tel: 01262 673370