Motel, the high-street label famous for amazing prints and figure hugging frocks, have gone back to their retro inspired roots – the brand started life after a thrift store packed American road trip in 1999 – with the launch of Motel Vintage.
First stocked in Topshop’s Oxford Circus store and selling out quick-sharp, after serious demand from fans, Motel have decided to take their vintage range online, so everyone can get a piece of the action.
Tapping into the trend for all things pre-loved, Motel Vintage is an 18-piece collection that mirrrors the mainline, but has been created from vintage pieces sourced everywhere from London to LA. Think original biker leather jackets turned into cute skater skirts and trero cartoon tees given a modern spin with slashes and embellishment.
From varsity jackets to cropped tie front shirts and printed pinafore dresses – oh so Cher from Clueless when paires with knee high socks – there’s something for everyone, whether you want to update your festival wardrobe or just can’t get enough of 90s nostalgia, and prices start at a very purse friendly £22.
Vintage looks without rifling through rails and multiple washes to get rid of the dusty smell? We’re sold!
By Gemma Gow
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