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Aka BagsAka Bags
Here Digger talks to David at Aka Bags who have a distinctive range of Retro and Airline bags in a range of prints, styles and colours of bags. They get a wide variety of clients from Universities to film festivals to rock bands to events of all kinds.
NewUrban Hats of Distinction NewUrban Hats of Distinction
Digger talks to Allon at NewUrban who offer Hats of Distinction to those who crave style and individuality when it comes to headwear. Here, Allon dispels the myth that "hats don't suit me" - there are shapes and styles of hat for everyone if you follow some simple guidelines. NewUrban offer quality and original designs in many sizes and with an attention to detail so that you can wear that hat with confidence.
Fancy Dress BallFancy Dress Ball
Fancy Dress Ball specialises in Fancy Dress and is run by Paul Howcroft who is passionate about Fancy Dress and ensuring customers get good advice as well as fun costumes. Here Digger talks to Paul about the history of the business and what's on offer.
 
Freddies of PinewoodFreddies of Pinewood
Digger talked to Phil Whyte at Freddies of Pinewood who have a big reputation in the vintage world for their good-looking and hard-wearing reproduction authentic-look forties and fifties-style clothing. So authentic and so popular, it's even worn in Hollywood!
 
The Haslemere WardrobeThe Haslemere Wardrobe
Digger talked to John at The Haslemere Wardrobe -The UK's Best Costume Provider. Haslemere Wardrobe offers costume hire from a huge range - 40,000+ high quality costumes. They are the UK's leading costume provider. For every type of event and party then hire from the costume experts. Haslemere Wardrobe for costume hire on-line delivered anywhere in the UK to you. 

 
Iconic GrassmarketIconic Grassmarket
Here, Digger talks to Valerie Thornton, proprietor of Iconic, a vintage/retro shop nestling below the beautiful Edinburgh Castle in The Grassmarket, about her, and partner Robert's, love of curios, antiques, jewellery, glass, ceramics, quirky collectables and retro items.
 
Alternative FootwearAlternative Footwear
Digger talked to Sam at Alternative Footwear - Europe's largest stiletto high heels and sexy shoes and thigh high boots specialist

 
80s Casual Classics80s Casual Classics
Digger talked to Neil at 80s Casual Classics which has become the largest store of its kind, offering 80s casual classic clothing originals and relaunched designs from some of the most well-known designers and brands. Adidas, Fila, Tacchini, Ellesse, Nike, Kickers, Farah, Hummel and many others.

 
LindybopLindybop
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...

 
Toffs-R- Us.comToffs-R- Us.com
Top Hats and bowlers are very much part of the British tradition, top hats most notably at Royal Ascot. And the bowler has been made iconic by generations of City Gents through to the sartorial John Steed. Digger talked to Martin Ellis Jones, 'The Top Hat Man', about his business providing Top Hat and Bowlers to the Great and the Good.


 
Phaze ClothingPhaze Clothing
Here the owner of Phaze, Jackie Reynolds, talked about her diverse alternative clothing business which caters for aficionados of a number of genres, cults and styles including Punk, Goth and Metal with some fifties-style polka dots thrown in.
 
Retro StylingRetro Styling
Welcome to Retro Styling – Buyers & suppliers of vintage clothing from 1920′s to the 1980′s, all available for you to hand pick and buy on a piece by piece basis. Here Digger talks to Nick Beswick about the business.

 
Style of 69Style of 69
Digger talked to Urte Perry who runs Style of 69 in Germany, selling retro style to a worldwide Internet market. Urte offers the best of Scooterist, Skinhead, Mod and Northern Soul clothing and accessories for sale.
DJTeesDJTees
Digger talked to John at DJTees about his thriving T-Shirts business established in 2002. DJTees now offer a multiplicity of designs in numerous genres and sizes, from cult comedians to icons of rock.

 
19-60 Winklepickers19-60 Winklepickers
Digger talks to Robert Burnside at 19-60 Winklepickers, who is continuing a fine British footwear tradition - the winklepicker, and who has some new takes on a classic design...
 
Simon Says Dress UpSimon Says Dress Up
Here Digger talks to Gemma at Burlesque, fun and fantasy clothing specialists Simon Says Dress up. Now in their fourth year of business as an Online store, Simon Says Dress Up are committed to providing the most exquisite costumes on the market.

 
Atom RetroAtom Retro
ATOM RETRO: Men's and Women's Retro, Mod and Indie Clothing and Heritage Fashion. Other guys imitate us, but the original is still the greatest...
 
Rocket OriginalsRocket Originals
Rocket Originals - vintage clothing from the 1940's and 1950's. With a genuine excitement for what they are doing that only comes from a real passion, Martin and Kaye offer fabulous authentic-looking clothing and footwear for those with an eye for vintage style.
Sue's NylonsSue's Nylons
Here Digger talks to Susan Letts about Sue's Nylons, where worldwide brands of stockings, tights, hold ups, suspenders and retro-style lingerie are all available under one roof. The ethos of the site is simple - to appeal to people who love these styles and offer them at affordable prices.
Dressed 2 FrillDressed2Frill
Digger talked to Mark at Dressed 2 Frill, a major presence on The Web for sixties and seventies fancy dress. For costumes, outfits, wigs and footwear for your sixties and seventies-themed events, Mark has got it covered.
O'tis VintageO'tis Vintage
Digger talked to Lydia Cato at O'tis Vintage who, like all the best vintage businesses, started from a passion for the genre. Lydia offers clothes, glassware, toys, homeware, collectables, jewellery, ceramics, figurines, shoes, bags and accessories for those who love handpicked items from the 50s, 60s and 70s.
Custom ClothesCustom Clothes
Digger talked to Jennie who custom makes beautiful and authentic-looking clothes replicating the styles of the forties and fifties. Jennie and her creations, proudly made in the UK, can be seen around the UK at a number of vintage and retro events. Or at her website Custom Clothes
Vintage Lynndy Loo Vintage Lynndy Loo
Lynndy Loo talks to Digger about these modern day corsets which are proving very popular with a wide spectrum of clients. Lovers of burlesque, brides and waist trainers amongst them, there is even a rapidly-growing male client-base too.
Unicorn 50s Designs Unicorn 50s Designs
Digger talks to Andy at Unicorn 50s Designs - a leading supplier of fifties rock 'n roll wear. This includes authentic drapes, drainpipes and creepers for the cats and fifties-style tops and skirts for the kittens. Andy and wife Betty are passionate about the fifties, about rock 'n roll and about the business they have relatively recently taken over. They are keen to advance the Unicorn business and its already enviable reputation with fans of the rock and roll genre.

 

Rock FolliesRock Follies
Here Digger talks to Lynda Case, who runs vintage business Rock Follies. Lynda is already a prominent presence on the vintage fairs circuit. Reworking Vintage fabrics into new pieces, sourcing original items for their collection and creating Vintage craft, Lynda and daughter Alys are inspired by yesterdays beautiful fabrics, design and quality.
 
Pinup Polly Pinup Polly
Here Digger talks to Caroline Horrocks at recently-formed Pinup Polly. Caroline loves vintage and, having established a family, Caroline decided to create an online boutique that brings together some of the lesser-known vintage brands from around the world. Many of these 40s and 50s designs are exclusive to Pinup Polly...

 

Vintage Vanity Vintage Vanity
Vintage Vanity - Vintage Clothing for UK Online Purchase Including Mod and Vintage 50’s, 60’s, 70’s and 80’s Clothing. Owner Tessa's love of fifties style and clothes has resulted in her running the Vintage Vanity business as well as finding a partner with a similar passion for Mod and sixties. Here Digger talks to Tessa at Vintage Vanity.
 
David Preston Shoes

David Preston Shoes
Musician David Preston was inspired to make custom-made Chelsea Boots when he couldn't find anybody making his favourite footwear in the UK. Now with an impressive celebrity customer-base and clients worldwide, David tailors these shoes to your specific requirements and specifications.

Scoots, Suits and BootsScoots, Suits and Boots
Scoots, Suits and Boots, brings together the best in Mod Clothing, Retro clothing and the most stylish range of scooter clothing on the market. Their inspiration is the melting pot of styles, cultures, music and ideals that makes the current worldwide scootering scene so vibrant, whilst at the same time managing to stay somewhat subversive and underground. Digger talks to Mick Harwood about Scoots, Suits and Boots.
 
Bow & Crossbones Bow & Crossbones
Bow & Crossbones offers Vintage, Retro and Rockin Jewellery - 1940s, 1950s, Rockabilly, Kitsch, Jewellery, Tattoos, Hotrod, Dresses & Skirts, Accessories, Vintage Clothing. Here Digger talks to founder Cam about the Bow & Crossbones business.
 
Celia's VintageCelia's Vintage
Digger talks to Celia at Nottingham-based Celia's Vintage Clothing. This business has been established for over thirty years. Celia has seen trends come and go in the 'antiques and retro world' but one trend that has consistently & steadily been on the increase is that for quality vintage clothing and accessories.
Soho's Alternative Wear Soho's Alternative Wear
Digger talks to Dan at Soho's Alternative Wear. Whether your look is Punk, Emo, Goth, Mod, Psychobilly or forties and fifties vintage-style, Soho's can supply the clothes that count.
Ace Face Clothing CompanyAce Face Clothing Company
Here Digger talks to Stuart at the Ace Face Clothing Company specialising in Tonic Suits. These days Ace Face are the company of choice for Mods and Skinheads, musicians and celebrities and, indeed, anyone looking for a smart, eye-catching yet subtle alternative to an ordinary run-of-the-mill suit.
 
Retroshu Retroshu
Digger talks to Sarah who, with partner Andy, runs Retroshu. Founded on the basis that there is a worldwide demand for cult and classic retro shoes & boots, Retroshu is supplying a wide variety of styles and designs to the discerning 'Retrophile'. With Andy and Sarah's shoemaking skills, ideas, drive and enthusiasm, Retroshu looks a cert to have a strong and promising future.
John SimonsJohn Simons
Digger talks to Paul Simons of John Simons about the Ivy League and Mod culture-inspired shop founded by his Dad back in the day. Today, Paul and John are still providing quality clothing to the design and image-conscious via their shop in London's W1, a stone's throw from Marylebone.
Jo Barnes VintageJo Barnes Vintage
Digger Barnes talks to Jo Barnes (no relation) at Jo Barnes Vintage. Jo created her very own bridal bouquet and headdress using her Grandmothers treasured jewels and that's how Jo Barnes began... Her love of vintage and passion for the glitz and glamour of bygone eras has inspired Jo to create her beautiful collection of headdresses and accessories.
ES PromotionsTeam Pixie
The Team Pixie website is the retail outlet for Pixiedust fireworks and party company based just outside Bristol in north Somerset, United Kingdom. Team Pixie are a leading supplier of quality professional makeup and face paints as well as fancy dress, costumes, accessories and vintage clothing. Here Digger talks to Lindsay Smith about this 'shining example' of a vintage web-based business where the customer always comes first.
Saratoga TrunkSaratoga Trunk
Saratoga Trunk is Scotland's largest vintage clothing shop & has been established in business for thirty years. Their warehouse contains original vintage clothing, costume jewellery and props from the Victorian age through every decade to the 1990's. Saratoga Trunk are open to members of  the public & professionals in the theatre, television, and film trade.
Vintage KittyVintage Kitty
Vintage Kitty are Retro and Vintage costume jewellery and accessories specialists. They have a fabulous and exciting assortment of vintage, retro and antique jewellery; necklaces, parures (jewellery sets), rings, bracelets, bangles, brooches, handbags, clothing, collectibles and more. Here Digger talks to Jennifer Rigby-Allen.
Nylon DreamsNylon Dreams
Nylon Dreams Hosiery and Lingerie Online brings you the latest exciting collections of hosiery, nylons, pantyhose, tights, nylon stockings, fully fashioned stockings, quality suspender belts, garter belts and Designer Lingerie for that special occasion or just to "Dress To Impress". Here Digger talks to Steve about this flourishing web-based business with manufacture from the UK.
Revival RetroRevival Retro
Here Digger talks to Rowena Howie at Revival Retro. Born out of Rowena's passion for swing dance and the golden age of Hollywood, Revival Retro offers reproduction 20s, 30s and 40s clothing and dance shoes as well as a number of accoutrements. 

Peckham Rye LondonPeckham Rye London
MOD Ties and Silk Scarves from Peckham Rye London. Digger talks to Martin at Peckham Rye London who have a long and proud family tradition in the clothing trade, supplying numerous celebrities, military regiments, clubs and corporates as well as the public.
It's A Mod ThingIt's A Mod Thing
Digger talked to Mike Ritson at It's a Mod Thing. Mike simply loves everything Mod and believes it was the coolest youth subculture movement to ever emerge. It's A Mod Thing offer everything a self-respecting Mod could ask for, including Harringtons, Parkas, Fred Perry shoes, Flight Jackets and Wolf Fur Hoods..
MazeysMazeys footwear & clothing
Mazeys are the leading provider of pop culture-related footwear, clothing and accessories. Punk, Mod, 2-Tone, Cowboy and Desert boots, even Retro Gola and Dunlop bags, it's all here... Digger talked to Dave Sedman who runs Mazeys about the history of the business and what Mazeys offer today. 
House of FrancheskaHouse of Francheska
House of Francheska - Specializing in Antique and Vintage Costume Jewellery and History. Digger talked to Lorraine Evans who runs a thriving Internet-based costume jewellery business with customers coming from all over the world.
The New Vintage Clothing CompanyThe New Vintage Clothing Company
Digger talks to James Ash at The New Vintage Clothing Company, founded on a passion for Vintage clothing and fashion and with an ethos that includes promoting British talent and British manufacture.
In With The In CrowdIn With The In Crowd
Digger spoke to Melissa at In With The In Crowd about the vintage-style business she runs focusing on Mod and sixties designs. For an authentic Quant, Shrimpton, Deneuve, Twiggy or Hepburn look, Melissa has the styles that will suit. 
 
Stockings and FrillsStockings and Frills
Stockings and Frills was founded relatively recently by Gary Spires with a view to providing ladies with an outlet for 40s and 50s retro pinup lingerie with an authentic twist. These are modern made but based on the original designs and manufactured on the vintage machinery. Here Digger talk to Gary about his fascination for retro and his passion for this burgeoning business.
Grandad Shirts from Kaboo WorldGrandad Shirts from Kaboo World
The Original Collarless Grandad shirts evolved from the traditional Indian Kurta shirt. Popularised during the 1960s by the Beatles and numerous other Pop groups who found the guitar strap sat much better with no collar on the shirt. Today Kaboo have thousands of customers including numerous guitarists and groups buying their shirts - the collarless granddad shirt has now become a timeless classic.
KookskleekKookskleek
Digger met up with Roger Cliss and Darren Russell & discussed Roger and Darren's Mod clothing, accessories and greetings card business Kookskleek. The web-based business is attracting Mods from all over the world. They are also running a Mod event for London & the south-east.
Nakal ClothingNakal Clothing
Nakal Clothing's crazy suits are perfect for any fancy dress occasion, sports tour or stag party. Outrageous colours, animal prints, flags or custom-made designs. Here Digger talks to Alex, the young entrepreneur who has founded this colourful and fun business...
Chic & UniqueChic & Unique
Here Digger talks to Moira Teale about her Edinburgh-based costume jewellery and art deco-inspired business. Moira caters for clients who like affordable costume jewellery and accessories as well as those who like to collect the higher end brands. These items are all original vintage and period pieces. Whatever your choice, they are sure to be Chic & Unique.
The Old Glasses ShopThe Old Glasses Shop
Digger talks to Graham at The Old Glasses Shop. These days Vintage and Retro glasses are more popular than ever. If you want to make a vintage fashion statement with your eyewear or are searching for a replacement to those frames you knew and loved, then The Old Glasses Shop is the place to visit.
William LennonWilliam Lennon
Digger talks to Dan at William Lennon, the traditional men's boot makers. William Lennon are manufacturers and distributors of men's industrial, agricultural and country footwear. With an extensive range of steel toe cap, safety boots, safety shoes, work boots and rigger boots, including some specialist items such as large sizes, vegetarian and vegan styles and lightweight composite toe boots. The firm started in the1890's and continues to this day very much in its original form
20th Century Foxy20th Century Foxy
Digger talks to Clare who runs 20th Century Foxy. Selected by true lovers of all things from the1930s, 1940s & 1950s, 20th Century Foxy.com aims to supply the best of the retro and vintage reproduction clothing market including rockabilly & swing styles.
discountoasis4udiscountoasis4u
discountoasis4u offers retro-style clothing with a distinctly sixties and seventies feel. With dye effect leggings, hippie-inspired unisex waistcoats and funky shirts and a whole lot more, all at discounted prices.
Scotties Walking Sticks & CanesScotties Walking Sticks & Canes
Digger talks to Dawn at Scotties Walking Sticks & Canes about her business which supplies new, vintage and antique walking sticks and canes.

Vintage Designer Handbags
Vintage Designer Handbags
Annieth Wollery runs a very successful online vintage handbags business specialising in sourcing rare Chanel and other handbags. The business thrives because of its commitment to customer satisfaction and Annieth's keenness to provide value and service. Here, Digger talks to Annieth about the business.
Karmakula ShirtsKarmakula Shirts
David Burridge at Karmakula offers a large selection of Hawaiian, Seventies tailored and Bowling Shirts to bring a little colour into your life.

Dead Men's Spex Dead Men's Spex
Digger talked to Darren Manion about his business offering a selection of vintage glasses and retro spectacles from the 1850s to the 1970s.

Union Jack Wear
Union Jack Wear
Digger talks to Graham Stuart Johnson who runs Union Jack Wear. Here it is possible to get just about every conceivable item emblazoned with a Union Jack. A great way of Celebrating Britishness.

Northern Costume Hire
Northern Costume Hire
Digger talks to Margaret at Northern Costume Hire which specialises in providing the theatrical and TV production companies around the UK with costumes for their shows. In addition, all manner of fancy dress and costumes are on offer for your events and parties. 

Tweedmans VintageTweedmans Vintage
British fashion has a funny way of going full circle. For instance, 60's fashion, 70's fashion & 80's fashion vintage clothing is now more popular than ever with many fashionistas. Modern men want something unique and different. Tweedmans Vintage (formerly Vintage Whistles) is a leading online British supplier of genuine 2 & 3 piece men's vintage suits, classic Harris Tweed jackets, vintage clothes & accessories. Here Digger asks Denise, the owner of Tweedmans Vintage, about her vintage men's clothing business.

The 1940s and 50s Clothing Company
The 1940s and 50s Clothing Company
Here, Digger talks to Malcolm Wagner who runs The 1940s and 50s Clothing Company. Malcolm's vintage business started as a hobby, as they invariably do, and now he runs an online shop selling the clothes he loves to customers he often counts as friends. When not running the business, Malcolm can be seen at various 40s-themed events around the country.

Robert Roope VintageRobert Roope Vintage
Robert Roope Vintage is an online vintage eyewear optical store selling vintage eyewear designed in the 1950's, 1960's, 1970's and 1980's. Here, we find out from the founder Robert Roope what inspired him to enter into the world of Retro Eyewear.
 

Vintage YearsVintage Years
Here, Digger talks to Mike Berman at Vintage Years about his Costume Hire business. Vintage Years was established in the 1970s and is going even stronger today as a result of The Internet.

JohnLennonSunglasses.comJohnLennonSunglasses.com
Here, Digger talks to Steve Cranie at JohnLennonSunglasses.com. The John Lennon Sunglasses Collection offers a wide range high quality round shades. The Classic designs come in two sizes and in a choice of twelve lens and frame colour combinations.

PennangalanPennangalan Boots and Shoes
Pennangalan sell a wide range of distinctive, high-quality boots and shoes with exciting platforms, myriad buckles and laces, to suit almost any occasion. Winklepickers, Beatles-style Cuban heels amongst them. Here, proprietor Dok tells us about this pioneering business.
 

Corina CorinaCorina Corina Vintage and Pre-Loved Designer Fashion
Digger talks to Ella Myles at Corina Corina - The Midlands' most chic dress agency. Astounding pre-loved designer garments, extraordinarily well-cared for footwear and accessories, and unique vintage finds, available to buy, sell or hire. 

Kiss Me DeadlyKiss Me Deadly
Kiss Me Deadly is a vintage inspired lingerie brand designed for femme fatales; glamorous, sensual and intelligent women with just a hint of danger.

Stockings and RomanceStockings & Romance

Andrew Frost tells us about Stockings & Romance, the new brand of lingerie combining Burlesque and Pin Up lingerie with Retro and Vintage Styles.

Antoinette Costume Hire LondonAntoinette Costume Hire London

Brian Parsonage-Kelly can provide you with costumes and accessories from any decade and almost any  genre. From 20th century  to medieval, from fancy dress to formal wear. Corsets, braces, hats and more. Vintage costumes and accessories for parties and special events.
London BootsLondon Boots
We look at London Boots.com. The UK's number one retailer of rock 'n roll clothing, rock n roll footwear, retro clothing, baseball jackets, bowling shirts and all stage wear.
trashyflowers.comtrashyflowers.com
The world of Vintage and Retro clothing is a booming one. Antony Antoniou, founder of Trashy Flowers, leaders in the field, explains how he got into the Vintage fashion business, why Vintage clothing is so popular and why it pays, environmentally and fashionably as well as financially, to shop Vintage.
retro-jet.comretro-jet.com
Remember the stylish airline bags that used to be given to passengers on airlines like Pan-Am, T.W.A, B.O.A.C and B.E.A? Well, now you can bag yourself one of these retro bags, thanks to pilot Patrick Nandu who has turned his interest into a blossoming business.
Chickenshop.co.ukChickenshop 
Dennis Alexander
, the founding member of Chickenshop.co.uk Ltd, has been in the fancy dress and party business for over 15 years. The website has been going now for more than ten years which means that it is one of the oldest fancy dress and party supply sites on the Internet supplying everything from period costumes to 20th century pop culture outfits.
  Neon Creations
Neon Creations
The use of Neon has truly stood the test of time, with the first neon sign being sold to a Paris barber in 1912. Here, we look at Neon, the straight glass tube which is transformed by the use of a flame into stunning and eye-catching curves, letters, and logos.
 
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