Womens Vintage

bohretrobutterflydetailReal Vintage from 1910-1989.

Each piece is chosen for it’s style, quality, cut and shape.

The quality of the fabric and design in each piece is paramount.
Owner of Bohemian Retro -Rebecca- is an award winning textile designer- studying in the UK for 5 years to post graduate level …she ensures quality and style are represented in every piece in the shop by endlessly sifting through hundreds of garments and hand picking the finest examples possible.

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 All clothing is checked for condition, then cleaned and steamed /pressed before going on sale.We occasionally repair small amounts of damage (lost buttons etc.) but prefer to leave to garments in as close to original condition as possible.


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Clothing is sourced mostly in the Czech Republic. We are actively seeking items which are made in Czechoslovakia (Bohemia) or items which have been hand made between 1900 and 1989.

 We love the beautiful items which were available here in the stunning city over the last century.

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We update our stock regularly.

We strive to have a wide selection of sizes available.

Currently we have from UK 6 – 18.

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We stock blouses, skirts, jackets, trousers, dresses, underwear, corsets, hats, coats, gloves, shoes, bags.. and probably much more I’ve forgotten to mention…

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I love these shoes!…Austin Powers for ladies.

We currently have over 20 pairs of shoes in stock . From 1940’s-80’s.

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Hand made Lace gloves are the perfect accessory.. whether you want the “Downton Abbey ” look or SteamPunk..or just fabulous elegance..

We have many pairs in various sizes.

Lace gloves all 200kc

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Vintage bags are becoming more and more popular-especially in the fashion community of the Worlds biggest cities-London, Berlin, NYC where Vintage is HUGE (according to the International Vintage fans who drop by on their travels)….We have probably over 100 bags currently in stock. From 1940’s suede  to 60’s bright green vinyl.. we have a huge selection of bags in excellent condition.

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We also have lots of hats..all 450kc.

From 1930’s pillbox to a 1970’s leather beret

-including some from the world famous Czech brand Tonak.

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Faux Leopard skin cca. 1960

We have a large selection of Ladies coats- from 1980’s faux fur to 1950’s Satin House coats,  1970’s Rain coats to 1960’s leopard skin (faux)

We also have ball gowns..


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Be.X

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Be.X. is the clothing line currently being designed and made by Bohemian Retro owner Rebecca.

She uses Vintage fabrics and recycles Vintage garments jewelry ,found objects, lace pieces, buttons and more…

 One part of the collection uses Vintage lace to make dresses…the lace is at least 60 years old.. but sill strong. 

* note from Rebecca..”I bought the lace from the lady

whose mother and grandmother had made it!

she was delighted that I loved the lace so much”

The dresses are extremely flattering.

The collection is available exclusively at Bohemian Retro.

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BOHEMIAN RETRO  VINTAGE WEDDING DRESSES

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….an excellent choice for the bride looking for

a unique, beautifully made Vintage dress.

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We have a lovely collection of Wedding dresses .

Article in Prague Post Wedding Magazine.

“Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue and a silver sixpence in her shoe.”

While something “old” doesn’t sound very exciting, it’s actually one of the hottest trends in wedding planning, from dresses to jewelry to table decorations.

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Just swap the word “old” for “vintage,” and suddenly you’ve got something no other bride does.
“Young girls really like the idea of vintage and the fact that no one else will have it,” said Rebecca Eastwood, owner and proprietor of Bohemian Retro. “No one will say, ‘Oh, I saw that in a shop, and it was 2,000 Kc.’

With vintage, one of the nice things is that no one can ever judge what you paid.”

Vintage dresses can cost anywhere from 700 to 2,500 Kc at Bohemian Retro.

Eastwood’s shop in Žižkov is overflowing with fanciful and unique dresses and gowns of all decades and tastes, and brides to-be can also peruse one-of-a-kind jewelry for their big day.bohemianretrowedding2

The advantages of vintage are the small details and embellishments that factory-made and mass-produced gowns lack. Eastwood, who holds a degree in textile design and technology, doesn’t select items for her shop based merely on style or age, but pays close attention to quality, cut and materials.

“I’m pretty picky,” she said. “There’s nothing in here I don’t want here.”

Vintage clothing, never mind wedding dresses and accessories, doesn’t have as big of a cache as it does in other large European cities and in the United States, but Eastwood said it’s certainly catching on in Prague as customers begin to appreciate good vintage as opposed to simply secondhand, and observe the trend firsthand while traveling to other cities.

“People who travel are really happy to see my shop, because they’ve been to Berlin, Paris, New York, Amsterdam – wherever there’s vintage – and appreciate it,” she said. “I think people haven’t caught on to vintage here as much as in these other cities, but it’s definitely coming.”bohemianretrowedding4

In cities and countries where vintage has been in vogue for some time, the appreciation has moved in to the wedding realm. Simply type “vintage wedding” into a search engine to bring up dozens of websites selling vintage dresses and accessories, as well as blogs and online magazines devoted to vintage weddings.

And because traditions change from generation to generation, including the idea that a gown must be white, brides who want to go vintage can deviate from the norm and get more creative with their gown or accessories.

“I’ve had a lot of girls come in and pick dresses that weren’t technically wedding dresses.

A girl knows when she finds her dress, I guess,” Eastwood said.

Buying a vintage dress will most certainly mean a trip to a tailor, however, to ensure a perfect fit. Eastwood advised choosing carefully and not being afraid to spend a reasonable amount on fittings.

“Go to somebody you know and trust. It’s an important day, and the important thing to remember is that spending money on a good tailor is money well spent. You don’t want a badly fitting wedding dress. You might pay the tailor the same amount you paid for the dress, but you’ll have a perfect dress.”

Eastwood said she enjoys helping brides pick out accessories to go along with the dress.

She’s also helped outfit couples, using her large selection of well-made men’s suits.

A well-made suit has the ability to make a man look taller, broader in the shoulders and can seem to be instantly transforming

“I’m always picky about what I buy with men’s suits, I always buy pure wool or silk,” she said.

“I see guys try on suits, and trust me, as soon as they try one on that’s well-fit, they look much better, much more put together.

The quality shines through, and it’s very visible.”


STYLING BY REBECCA

“Elegant rebel”….

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British Designer & Stylist Rebecca Eastwood has worked with professional photographers,
models and bands to create the special “look” for over 20 years now.

…as well as providing vintage Bohemian clothing and accessories for photo shoots.

An award winning designer educated to post graduate level in the UK Rebecca has developed a style which leads rather than follows fashion.

She has a way of combining items which make the outfit both edgy and classic at the same time.

A quirky sense of humor is always just around the corner with Rebecca’s designs-keeping Vintage fresh and Unique.

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Specialized in the Bohemian Vintage, Retro Punk, Rock star , Vintage Pin Up, Steam Punk ,Classic Bohemian….

 

Rebecca has previously produced numerous fashion shows and is working on her next.

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Prague City Roller Derby Team modeling!

Their team colours are pink and blue

so we put together a collection from Bohemian Retro- styled by Rebecca

and sent them down a cobbled street in Zizkov! These grrrrls rock!

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She has years of professional experience in the fashion/textile industry as well as working on film and photo shoots.