Retro Shop – Reproduction Vintage Dresses & Vintage Clothing
The Retro shop is a hidden gem in the George Arcade has been open for nearly 25 years.
Retro is a hidden gem in the George’s St Arcade, and has been open for nearly 25 years. The idea stemmed from the lack of vintage pieces in Dublin city, as well as the difficulty in finding sizes in vintage clothes – that moment when you like something and it doesn’t fit. At Retro customers can find sized pieces for men and woman that go from a size 8 to an 18.
Retro is run by Anne Marie, who has her roots and passion in vintage. She decided to specialise in reproduction vintage dresses from the 1940’s and 50’s, all cut from original patterns. Combine this with contemporary materials, and you have a fabulously flattering dress which has comfort and stretch.
Retro has attracted customers from all over the world. Celebrities such as Noel Fielding, Nicky Wire from Manic Street Preachers, Imelda May, Blondie and Lana Del Rey among others visit the shop when they’re in the country. With their loyal customers growing and spread worldwide, Anne Marie decided to expand her business into the online world and now customers can shop vintage dresses online! Visit their online shop here.
Retro is not just about dresses, you can also find 1950’s petticoats, made in America specially for the shop. Burlesque clothes to quirky jumpers, accessories with a sense of humour and also menswear. Jackets from harringtons to frock coats to customized jackets, vintage shirts all for him. The shop is jammed packed with products, well worth a visit. There’s no empty space in there but fear not, if you have a blurry idea of what you’re looking for the lovely staff will help you finding the perfect outfit for you!
Next time you’re around the George’s Street Arcade make sure to pop in and say hello.