i want: Luxury Vintage from Shrimpton Couture

Through twitter I discovered a locally based online vintage store called Shrimpton Couture. They focus on luxury items and but there are many beautiful dresses and accessories that start at $125. In addition to vintage pieces Shrimpton Couture sells reworked vintage and one of a kind jewellery. Expedited shipping is free in Canada! Shrimpton Couture also writes a vintage column for Herald de Paris.

Here are some of my i wants from Shrimpton Couture, seriously drool worthy stuff.

Restored Couture Flapper - Shrimpton Couture

The one I covet most is the Restored Couture Flapper.

This is a truly stunning couture level 1920s dress that has been fully restored. All the seams and beading have been re-inforced and the collar has been refinished with a silver silk satin ribbon edging. The main body of the dress is the original fabric but each panel was meticulously replaced and the fabric matched exactly.

2006 Alexander McQueen Dress - Shrimpton Couture

2006 McQueen Dress – need I say more. Check out the embroidery on the back of the dress.

1950s Lace Illusion Dress - Shrimpton Couture

1950s Lace Illusion Dress – I love 50s style skirts. I’m currently obsessed with getting myself a crinoline and New Looking myself.

Jet Neck Collar - Shrimpton Couture

Jet Neck Collar – The jewellery on the site is quite fantastic, this is one of my favourite pieces.

Coral Fringe Cuff - Shrimpton Couture

Coral Fringe Cuff – There are a few cuffs on the site and they are so much fun.

By Anita Clarke

Anita Clarke is an Engineering Storyteller and the founder of the fashion blog “I want – I got.” She was one of the first and most prominent online fashion writers in Toronto and Canada.


  1. I’ve been drooling over that 50’s Lace Illusion Dress for… well, for too long. Now you’ve made me want it even more!


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