A Vintage Visit for those who Love Clothes
For those who appreciate beautiful apparel from years gone by, this week's favourite virtual tour is a vintage treasure.
Behind the monochrome exterior of this building in a Cheltenham side-street lies an explosion of colour and glamour. Rows of exquisite, collectible clothing wait patiently for their chance to come alive and turn their wearer into something wonderful.
It's a bright and captivating destination for lovers of all things bright and beautiful.
You know this is no shrinking violet of a retailer as soon as you step inside Monrose Vintage Inspired Boutique. The long back wall of leopard print paper is complemented by the glossy black counter, clashing gloriously with the bubble-gum bright pink paintwork. Sparkly mirrors, shimmering gold ornaments, pillars and hanging vintage lights add to the razzmatazz feel.
Bold Victorian-style black and white tiles give an elegant feel underfoot. With shoes also on sale, it's the perfect surface on which to click-clack over in a chic pair of kitten heels.
You can even go inside the changing rooms in the tour, with its fun combination of more animal print walls, dressed mannequin, red velvet stool and Wonder Woman poster.
It's all the design and work of owner Emma and her husband. "It's my eye," she told us, "and my husband's handiwork."
Floral & Polka Dot
Browse amongst the colourful lines of clothing and you'll find some fabulous floral and polka dot dresses, flouncy petticoats, and stylish, one-colour classics. Quirky additions like the yellow jumper with the glasses-wearing poodle on the front add to the sense of fun.
There are lots of eye-catching extras dotted around the shelves too, including hair accessories, fabric flowers and jewellery.
Visit Monrose Inspired Boutique and it's impossible not to be caught up in all the glamour and glitz of nostalgia for decades like the 40s, 50s, 60s and so on. It's the perfect vintage fix.
The bold shimmery lettering that catches the eye on the counter sums up the feel of this sweetheart of a shop.
It spells, quite simply, 'fabulous
Find Monrose Vintage Inspired Boutique at 1- Bennington Street, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire GL50 4ED. Follow them on Facebook
Date: 09 September 2016
Author: The 360 Company