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You Lucky Sew and Sews!
We have been given the chance to offer our customers a very special offer exclusive to Lesley's Girls Vintage from Lucky Sew and Sew: Lingerie Inspired by times past, for the modern Vintage Vixen. This July you can get 10% off their entire range in store no...
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Lucky Sew and Sew!
We are feeling Lucky Sew and Sew's today!  We are thrilled to announce the arrival of new stockists Lucky Sew and Sew  to the shop with their range of vintage inspired lingerie.   Lucky Sew and Sew was founded in late
2013, by the gorgeous mother and daught...
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1930s House
We recently visited Sutton Hoo in Woodbridge, we expected a lot of Viking and Anglo Saxon history, what we hadn't expected was to stumble across was the gorgeous 1930s house in the grounds. It is well worth a visit if you are in the area, and even more so i...
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News!
We teased you on Facebook with news of some changes happening in Lesley's Girls HQ, and finally we are ready to share our news....we've been in GO4 Market Cafe for nearly a year now, and we are pleased to say that we have had the opportunity to expand withi...
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A Conversation
Recently we went along to The New Wolsey Theatre in Ipswich and saw this play: A Converstaion “A darkly comic show guided by a 1920's conversation manual.  Presented by Nigel and Louise.   In 1927 Ethel Cotton wrote a Course in Conversation. In twelve lesso...
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The Glamour of Italian Fashion
We are a VERY delayed this post due to the new shop opening, but we swung by the Victoria and Albert Museum in London for the press preview of the Glamour of Italian Fashion earlier this month to review it, as well as soak up the gorgeous fashions and get s...
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Why Vintage?
This should I suppose be one of our first posts we did on this blog, but never mind!  Sometimes I am asked "why vintage"?  Thisquestion can be taken in a myriad of whys and result in a whole host of reactions from me depending on who and how it is asked.  S...
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Hairaid Shelter Returns
On our official shop re-opening on 5th April we had the hair stylists from Hairaid Shelter in, and we were thrilled that they have agreed to come back on a regular basis!  So we have appointments available on the following days: Saturday 3rd May Saturday 14...
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Grand Reopening!
We had a lovely Saturday in the shop for our special reopening event, thank you to everyone who came along- regular customers, new faces, as well as a couple of surprise visits from friends and family! We loved showing off our new look shop and stock.  We s...
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GIVEAWAY: Miss Nightingale
Here is the giveaway to win 2 tickets to Miss Nightingale, the Burlesque Musical on the opening night at the New Wolsey Theatre in Ipswich on 27 March at 19:45.  Good luck the competition closes on 22nd March 2014! Find more out at our blog post yesterday h...
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Vintage Fashion & Haberdashery- Elegant and Nostalgic lifestyle choices
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Lesley’s Girls Vintage and Upcycled are Janine and Susannah, two sisters on a mission to revive timeless style by reviving and renovating vintage clothes and lifestyle items. 

We also celebrate the elegance of yesteryears clothes with a range of handmade repro and up-cycled clothes and accessories (we ALWAYS make it clear if they are original vintage or one of our own creations).

We want to make vintage wearable, usable, easy and affordable. We want you to love the romance and beauty of the pieces but want to use and wear them too. Our stock is always changing so keep looking at our Etsy shop for new additions. 

Janine: "I love vintage and have always wished we lived 100 years ago so I could wear the beautiful, elegant fashions... in recent years I have realised the 21st century is probably better (the internet and central heating to name but two good reasons why!) but there is nothing to stop me wearing the classic styles, and I love the idea of passing this opportunity to others through our shop. I am also a history graduate, a love of which I was brought up with, and love the fact that vinatge clothes aren't just pretty but they tell you a bit about the social history of the era."

Susannah: "I have been sewing since I was 8 years old, creating clothes for my dolls with scraps of fabric given to me my our mother, Lesley. I love reviving neglected vintage clothes sympathetically where a new stitch or two is needed to make them wearable again. Where vintage clothes are beyond repair I love the challenge of creatively re-inventing them to make them loved again... up-cycling is the modern make do and mend."