Monday, 18 July 2011

Cool 1960s Group

If you like 1960s scooters, fashion & music, check out our Facebook Group:

Sunday, 17 July 2011

1960s Makeup

The sixties was the ultimate time for make up. It was no longer strictly the domain of the adults; many cosmetic companies noted a huge increase in teenage customers.

This was inevitable with magazines like Vogue and Harpers Bazaar teaching step-by-step instructions to young ladies.

The main focus of the look had shifted from the 1950’s siren pout; it was all about the eyes, the bigger and rounder the better. Many people still use this look now.

Thursday, 14 July 2011

Featured Brand, Biba

Biba started life as a mail order company created by husband and wife duo Barbara Hulanicki and Stephen Fritz-Simon. In 1964 Biba tasted its first success in the form of a gingham dress complete with headscarf which was featured in the Daily Mirror, thanks to the feature, more than 17,000 dresses were sold. Biba opened its first store in 1964 on Abingdon Road, Kensington. A legion of fans and a celebrity following quickly formed thanks to Biba’s individual and fresh approach to fashion and the logo soon became synonymous with the coolest fashionistas.

Wednesday, 13 July 2011

Featured Brand, 'Trickers'

In 1829 Joseph Tricker, master shoemaker, founded the company
R.E. Tricker Ltd and five generations later his family continue to apply the same traditional crafts and skills in the production of the world
renowned “Tricker’s” shoes.
The manufacturing home of Tricker’s continues to be based in Northampton the heart of English shoemaking country.
The St. Michael’s Road premises accommodates all manufacturing, administration and marketing activities of this famous company. Combining the skills and service ethics of yesteryear with the flair and creativity demanded by twenty-first century commerce.
Using only the best available materials, including calf upper leather and oak bark tanned soles, Tricker’s craftsmen apply their legendary skills to produce both hand-made and bench-made shoes which maintain a standard seldom equalled in the world of Goodyear welted footwear.
Tricker’s of St. James’s, our famous retail establishment in the heart of London’s most prestigious shopping area serves as a focal point for our dedicated customers from all over the world. Offering a wide range of footwear including our famous handmade bespoke service and a comprehensive selection of classic styles for immediate wear.
Here at Urban Village we always try our best to find vintage Trickers.

Tuesday, 5 July 2011

Vintage Bugatti Car

Vintage Bugatti bought for £60 auctioned for £430k

A Bugatti racing car bought for £60 in 1950 has been sold at auction

for £430,000.

The 1924 type 35 Bugatti was found by Jack Perkins, from Rugby, Warwickshire, at a Nottinghamshire aerodrome and

restored to racing condition.

Saturday, 2 July 2011

We Buy

Don't forget we buy all types of vintage items.
Clothing, Records, Artwork, Scooters, Cars,
infact we will consider almost anything...
If you want to sell email us.

Guardian Paper

Urban Village was in the Guardian paper today (2/7/2011).