Welcome to Olive Road

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Olive Road is an online vintage store and blog focused on vintage shopping and women’s history. I sell a selection of vintage fashion and accessories alongside small accessories that I have made from vintage fabrics in my studio in East… Continue reading →

Vintage Stories: A Vintage Dress Made for a Wedding

My friend Cathy married Matt in the most beautiful vintage dress in 2008. I know from experience how difficult it is to find a vintage wedding dress to fit so I asked Cathy to share the story of her dress. … Continue reading →

Sew Amazing

‘I hate throwing away old machines’ sewing machine engineer and Sew Amazing Ltd. owner Robb Myers tells me as he shows me an early Bradbury sewing machine. His stock room is full of over 40 antique machines from his personal… Continue reading →

Fantastic Evening at Wilton’s Music Hall with Pop Up Vintage London

Thanks to everyone who came along to this summer’s Pop Up Vintage Fair at the historical Wilton’s Music Hall in East London and helped make it one of the best vintage fairs yet! The rain was pouring down as I… Continue reading →

Holiday travel bags / back to school kit bags

I’m one of those annoying organised people who pack weeks before I go on holiday and packing everything neatly into a variety of different bags to put in my case. Even my handbag contains an array of smaller bags within… Continue reading →

Win Tickets to Pop Up Vintage Fair at Wilton’s

Olive Road are back at the fabulous Wilton’s Music Hall in East London for the Pop Up Vintage Fair on 27th July 2017. To celebrate our third year of trading at the fair we are giving away 2 free entrance… Continue reading →

Balenciaga: Shaping Fashion at the V&A, London

The V&A’s new fashion exhibition celebrates the 80th anniversary of the opening of Balenciaga’s first Parisian couture house and showcases his innovations in the cut and construction of women’s garments. Bringing together over 100 dresses, jackets, suits and millinery from… Continue reading →

Clerkenwell Vintage Fair Celebrate their Eighth Year

Olive Road talks to fair organiser Savitri Coleman to discover the secret to the fair’s success and her top tips for vintage shopping. Weekends were made for shopping. I don’t mean heading to a shopping mall, wandering around aimlessly seeing… Continue reading →

The Story of a Wedding Dress

Beneath the hum of the traffic on London Wall, the archives of the Museum of London sprawl in identical stacked rows. There are over 100 wedding dresses neatly packed in acid free boxes here; a collection that would excite fashion… Continue reading →

Vintage Stories: India via New York

I caught up with Karen from Vintage Love Affair at Judy’s Affordable Vintage Fair earlier this year. This turquoise jewelled coloured dress caught my eye and I asked her where she bought it. She told me that around 13 years… Continue reading →

A Wedding Girls Cockney Knees Up

‘There’ll be bluebirds over the white cliffs of Dover…’Henrietta sings passionately into her toy microphone wrapped up with silver gaffa tape. ‘My grandson sat on it’ she laughs. This was the beginnings of a good old fashioned East End knees… Continue reading →

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