One of my recent adventures in vintage took me to Frock & Roll (www.frockandroll.com) vintage clothing and accessories in Reading. Having bought a lovely 1960s mini dress from their stall at The Hexagon Vintage Fair, I was desperate to visit the shop. This hidden gem is a short walk from the town centre and I can’t believe I have only just discovered it. Now I have, I intend to go back, often!
My friend and I were there a good hour and a half rummaging through the many rails of gorgeous vintage clothes. The lovely lady running the shop that day gave us a very nice welcome but then left us to it, without making us feel conscious of time, how many items we tried on or how long we spent in the changing rooms debating which of our finds to buy.
I am a big fan of 1960s dresses. My wardrobe is slowly becoming full of them. I am drawn to them and find it hard to consider dresses from other eras, even though I do appreciate the beauty of them. On Friday, I met and fell in love with the most divine 1970s maxi dress. I did feel like a bit of a traitor to the 60s, but I just had to have it! It is two of my favourite colours, cream and brown. It actually fits me (being 5 ft 2″ maxi dresses are always too long) and the sleeves are just fabulous.
All the clothes in Frock & Roll are in excellent condition, well cleaned and displayed by colour (great for me as I am a strict follower of ‘my colours’) and clothing type. The stock on display was suited to the season and the range of accessories was also impressive. Another great thing about this shop is the prices, very reasonable and affordable.
My parting confession, I did buy another dress, and yes it is a 1960s dress, I just couldn’t resist!
If you love vintage and you live near Reading, pay a visit.