Monday, 31 October 2011

Vintage York and Pin-Up shoe review!

Well York was a real blast! Unfortunately, as with all the best laid plans, we didn't quite visit everywhere on my rather long list so here's my thoughts on the bits we did manage!

Obviously Cath Kidston was a must and the York store is amazing, just look at some of these room displays!

 The House of Avalon Vintage shop and cafe was simply gorgeous, some fab frocks and gorgeous gowns from the 1930s, 40s and 50s which was a real treat as many 'vintage' shops are a 70s polyester heaven! (Probably very lovely polyester mind you, but not really my thing!) The cafe is a social enterprise and helps people learn catering skills. Here's my youngest enjoying a proper cup of Yorkshire tea!

Unbelievably that was all we managed in York itself , that and the vintage ice cream van outside York Castle Museum!
I had Strawberry! Yummy!
As we were staying in a fab friends cottage near Boroughbridge we popped over there for yet more tea, cake and shopping. I could not believe my eyes when I stumbled upon this gem of a shoe shop, 'Shoeberry', stocking Pin Up Couture shoes no less!!! The shop has only been open 8 weeks and also contains a cafe and has a lovely retro 50s vibe. Fortunately for those of us who no longer live in the North, Lucy sells online and her shoes are a treat for feet everywhere so do visit her online shop or contact her on
Pricey but gorgeous Pin Up Couture shoes!

Fab cafe inside the store

Isn't Lucy's window just amazing?!

 We also spied Betty's in Harrogate as well as York and thoroughly enjoyed tea and cakes a plenty! A trip most definitely to be repeated methinks! I'm off to Norwich next month so will also be reviewing the vintage scene with the assistance of Retro Chick....can't wait!

Before I go, I must also mention the fab giveaway on Shona's blog from Heyday! A Fleur dress as modelled by the stunning Fleur de Guerre of the Vintage Mafia. Pop on over and leave her a comment for your chance to enter. You know how much I just lurve Heyday!

Hope you all had a fab week too whatever you got up too!


Louise said...

Ooh it looks great, I was almost drooling at all of that vintage china. It's ages since I've been to York, and I've never been to Harrogate. I feel a trip coming on. X

Ange said...

You must go and visit all the places we missed- there's lots of vintage shops (and Goodramgate is full of charity shops! Heaven!) x

Gemma Chambers said...

The social enterprise cafe seems lovely and great pictures