Wednesday, 10 September 2014

Preview: Fever London for Autumn, Winter and Christmas!

London is Our Muse...

There's a distinctive 'City of London' feel to this season's Fever collection, with smart tailored looks, vintage inspired classic heritage pieces and glam, beautiful 'occasion' dresses - just perfect for all those Christmas and New Years parties! (It'll be time before you know it!)

Themes include On the Thames, In the Townhouse and City Lights - plus some 1940s inspired Hollywood glamour for those beautiful silver screen worthy frocks. You'll be spoiled for choice!

Monday, 8 September 2014

Preview: Friday On My Mind for Autumn/Winter 2014

There's a fantastic season arriving soon from Friday On My Mind this Autumn.

All the Friday On My Mind faves are back for the new collection -- Friday On My Mind staple Retro T-Shirt, the Sailor top is back in a 3/4 sleeve version for Winter, in Black/Cream and Red, and a fave from last winter - the Valentine Dress is also returning later on in the season. In addition to this the Valentine style will also be available as a shirt with lace shoulder detail.

The jackets for this season are particularly good. The Tammy Coat (pictured left) will be available in yellow and pink. Also The Audrey Jacket is a short jacket with a matching skirt for a supremely retro twin set look.

There's a bold 60s inspired floral theme running through the collection, with the 'Fleur' Daisy design appearing in knits, dresses and shirts.

As always, a high light of the Friday On My Mind collection is the dresses - ranging from the everyday - such as The Nelly Dress in blue check, through to the more dressy styles, which will be perfect for upcoming festive parties! The Betty Dress in black polka dot with lace back feature, 1950s style leopard print Kitty Dress and the Noella blue floral dress will all turn heads at the Christmas party!

Check below for pics of some of the new range.

Friday, 5 September 2014

Coming Soon - Designer Duchess

 Coming soon to Atom Retro - Designer Duchess Faux Fur coats.

These fabulous coats have a supremely vintage 50s and 60s vibe - and all in soft and lovely faux fur. A relatively new brand, Designer Duchess was founded with the mission in mind to limit the use of real animal fur in fashion. Designer Duchess say, 'At Designer Duchess we believe that that the killing of animals for fashion is not only unethical but also devastating.... We do everything in our power to raise awareness and support the people and the foundations that fight to stop this from happening. We hope by raising awareness that people stop purchasing fashion items made with real fur.'

Designer Duchess will arrive at Atom Retro this autumn. Each beautiful faux fur coat will come with its own unique packing bag and coat brush, so you can keep your coat looking spruce and lovely.

 Styles include The Indiana Coat with 3/4 length sleeve (pictured above) in Foxy Brown. See below for more...

Tuesday, 2 September 2014

Preview: Tulle for Winter 2014

US brand Tulle has a fabulous collection in store for Winter 2014. Playing on layering with some great vintage inspired and 60s mod influenced style, this seasons collection concentrates on what Tulle does best - fantastic women's coats and jackets and beautiful party dresses to kit you out for the festive season!

Here's a quick peek as what's coming in soon...

1. Fit and Flare Party Dress - this gorgeous dress features a vintage inspired lace overlay with contrast coral coloured lining. Flattering, in a on-trend shape, a simple chic party dress which embodies 1950s elegance.

Saturday, 30 August 2014

Preview: Mademoiselle Yéyé for Winter 2014

Mademoiselle Yéyé's Autumn and Winter collection 2014 is themed by cakes, sweets and lovely treats!

The 'Cookie Collection' features dresses, tops and skirts all as pretty as a cup cake - but not as fattening!

Also back in the collection are a couple of Yéyé favourites - the Amelie dress is back in the newly updated 'Anise Bread' dress and Louise is back as the 'Choco Crinkles Dress' (Yum!)

Check underneath for the new pics!

Wednesday, 6 August 2014

Atom Retro's Gentleman's Guide To Hats (Infographic)

The hat is making a comeback! Whether you like go for a Mod, ska inspired hat or something a bit more dandy, Atom Retro's got you covered...

View all of our current range of Retro hats here.

Friday, 4 July 2014


Brutus was initially founded in East London by brothers Keith and Alan Freedman  in 1966, aged just 18 and 17 at the time! The name came about from the aftershave the brothers would wear called 'Brut' they then added the word 'us' and Brutus was born.

It all began with a single sweater, they then began to develop t-shirts, shirts, knitwear and even denim. Customers were seduced to purchasing 'figure hugging' jeans by Brutus' award winning adverts, one of them including singing along to David Dundas in 'Jeans On.' (The tune later went on to be a big hit in the UK reaching number 3!) The company managed to remain the forefront of British fashion for 30 years. The 'Trimfit' shirt in particular was very successful selling in their millions from the late sixties into the mid seventies, rightfully they are documented in numerous articles and books about British fashion.

No wonder then that Keith's son Jonathan Freedman revived the company in 2009 with the 'Trimfit' shirt at the forefront. He has chosen to do so in a low-key manner, cleverly reaching a new generation but also remaining a special memory for the older generation. Keen to make the company as authentic as possible Jonathan has returned to the very same Hong Kong factory that his dad and uncle used when first making the shirt, to ensure that every detail of it remains the same.

A perfect example of the 'Trimfit' is this one, in wide check. With smart roll collar and of course the trademark darted fit, a must for any mod. Striking in colour, mainly indigo with scarlet and also touches of black and white to enhance the check pattern. Short sleeved with the iconic cutaway vent. Also with a left breast pocket, the shirt comes with a complimentary red handkerchief.

Brutus have since expanded the range to include more modern Retro and Mod checks, plus a further range including unique prints.

One example being 'Hawaiian Tiki Girl' Shirt. Inspired by typical Hawaiian shirts however Brutus make this shirt a lot more wearable and smart. Patterned with 50's pinup girls in a striking graphic print. Also pleated at the reverse and of course a  pocket to the chest.

Another newer take on the 'Trimfit' is the Tartan Pocket shirt, the block colour being navy with stand out tartan patch pocket on the chest. The pocket adds a splash of colour to the shirt and makes it a more casual piece. The bright white trademark button up detail is matched on the button down collar and also on the sleeves.

New to collection are the limited edition 'Red Label' shirts, pristine white in colour making them perfect for summer. Available in a short sleeve and a long sleeve, both fashion an est. 1966 locker loop to back and iconic Brutus tab to the chest. Trademark Brutus fit, darted and shaped for the perfect mod fit. Box pleated to the reverse and also with left chest pocket, this shirt comes with complimentary red hankerchief and cardboard pocket square holder.

                                 'Brutus RED LABEL for those who wear their heart on their sleeve.'

                                            Check out the full collection at Atom Retro, Here!