My Retro Closet was born in the summer of 2014, the dream of one little lady straight out of graduating with a lingerie design degree and nothing but love for all things retro. Not wanting to settle working for a company she didn’t love, or a product she didn’t have passion for, she went her own way.
This one woman band has visions of creating your go-to online destination for all your vintage inspired lingerie needs. A store based around all the things she loves; retro seamed stockings, gorgeous girdles and sultry nightwear to feel amazing in.
To start, she brought together some of her favourite UK brands, other independent lingerie companies she had loved and shopped with for years, all with the same desires as her own and all complimenting each other perfectly. Creating the beginnings of her very of retro lingerie closet she could share with the world.
Being a teeny tiny independently run business, it was at times disheartening, feeling like this little business couldn't compete. But it got her thinking, “Well, I should put my degree to use…”, and the My Retro Closet own brand range was born, launching this little business with big dreams in a new and exciting direction.
The 'Handmade by My Retro Closet' range of lingerie and nightwear is created to sit along with the various fabulous brands that are already stocked, intending to be mixed and matched perfectly. All the lingerie and nightwear from the range are completely designed, from patterns to construction, from scratch and by hand from a little home office and sewing studio combined, in sleepy Shropshire. Inspired by all things pinup and driven by a love of designing and interacting with customers and what they want to see, this one woman band can’t be stopped.
Here you can shop the finest of vintage inspired lingerie and accessories to satisfy all your pinup girl needs. From some of the UK’s front runners in glamorous repro lingerie, uniquely combined with a selection of handmade nightwear, underwear and accessories, there are endless beautiful combinations you can create to make you feel amazing. All this, whilst supporting an ever growing independent business, run by one little lady with big ol’ dreams.
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