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i own a little vintage shop on the south coast by the sea, or at vintagepersempre.com. im married and we have a beautiful baby girl. i like going for walks on cold sunny days and trashy reality tv. i love small boutiques, markets and big city centers. im slightly dyslexic so you'll have to ignore my poor spelling, and i rarely use capital letters. my music taste is so varied, from country to screamo, oh and musicals. i love song lyrics, pretty photographs and modern art. i have many guilty pleasures and im really not very cool. im obsessed with drawings and tattoos of birds, but im genuinely terrified of real life ones. i guess you can read on to find out more (:

Thursday, 4 April 2013

It's Time to Say Goodbye

When I first opened Vintage Per Sempre in September 2010 I had no idea how my life would change, when you have no idea what to expect, everything is a surprise. The shop itself has grown dramatically in both the amount of stock and regular customers who keep coming back. On top of this the online side of the business has blossomed so much, to a point where I'm basically running two businesses.

Our first shop!

But its not just about business, in the last two and a half years my personal life has dramatically and wonderfully changed. When I first took the keys for this shop I was just an 18 year old who  liked clothes and seeing her friends and boyfriend. Now that boyfriend is my husband and we have a beautiful daughter together. My priorities have changed so much and I feel the most important thing for me to do, is to be the best mum possible.

When I realised that my lease was due for renewal in April, I took a long time to consider what I was going to do, and weigh up my options. I have reached the decision that what is best for me is to close Vintage Per Sempre as a shop, but to continue with the online side and keep that growing. I am planning to be a regular trader at Boscome Vintage Market, as well as doing other local vintage fairs.

Our Jubilee Window Display!

I just wanted to personally say thank you to all of my amazing customers, weither you're a regular or a one off visitor. every person who has made the effort to look around my shop gets a thanks from me. Also thank you to anyone who has recommended my shop or written a review, your kind words are greatly appreciated.

The Daily Echo

Carousel Magazine

Saturday 6th April will be our last day of trading in the shop, As I said before, I will continue trading online and all of the details for that are below. If you regularly sell stock to me, or have some pieces you wanted me to see, please feel free to contact me regarding this.And remember if ever there is a particular item you are looking for, we would be more than happy to help.

Thank you once again to all of my supportive customers, and I hope to be hearing from you very soon!

With love & thanks,
Leah Rose xxx

Contact details!

Visit our Ebay Shop! We tend to put more products on this than our website, so be sure to check it out!
Website: www.vintagepersempre.com
Email: vintagepersempre@hotmail.com
Twitter: @vintageps

Sunday, 17 February 2013


Oh I've been so super rubbish, but I have finally got around to putting together a press/blog post page all about Vintage Per Sempre click here to view it.
f you've ever written anything at all about us, we would love to know. Even if its just a nice blog post about something pretty you have bought from us!

Friday, 25 January 2013

Spring Summer Trend Alert: Precision Whites

I get so excited this time of year!
In the latest issue of Vogue came with it the Vogue SS13 edit that beautifully and simply shows the upcoming trends of Spring/ Summer
For me the trends of SS are always more favourable than Autunm/ Winter. I love the light colours, delecate detailing and lightweight fabrics such as chiffon. 
Don't get me wrong, i'll team up biker boots with a lace skater dress any day - but thats just me. Truth is everything looks better in the sunshine!

So to celebrate the upcoming trends and to highlight my favourites I've put together a facebook album showing the trends in the vintage way, using pieces from Vintage Per Sempre! Over the next few blog posts i'll be showcasing each trend individuully in more detail, but remember you can always pop over to our fb page to see it all in one place! (although I have to admit that at the particular moment in time I haven't yet finished putting all the pieces up .... sorry!'

SS13 Trend: Precision Whites

 'From lacework and crochet to broderie and brocade - lavish detailing brings a couture complexity to the simplest of pieces, turning the blank canvas of white into a work of art.'

Words - Vogue S/S 13 Edit
Catwalk Photos - Marie Claire Runway

Cream Evening Dress: £35

Woolen Skirt £15
Blouse: £10

Woolen Skirt: £15
Lace Ruffle Blouse: £15

Floral Ruffle Blouse: £12
Cardigan: £12
Woolen Skirt: £15

Lace & Ruffle Dress: £22

1960's Two piece: £24

Embellished Dress: £35 

Long Peplum Dress: £23

Remember if there's anything of ours you like, you can always email us vintagepersempre@hotmail.com and we will be more than happy to send you more detailed photographs and measurements.

Friday, 18 January 2013

i promise im not ignoring you ...

Hello all! 
Sorry i've been a bit absent from logging for a long time.

 I promise i will try harder this year (:  Im going to be blogging lots of news over the next few weeks, and im hoping to improve my website with lots of new pieces. I also now sell a lot on eBay so go grab yourself a vintage bargain here


 As i write this blog its a beautiful snowy day and I hope all of you are enjoying it. I personally am curled up with a nice cup of tea (Scarlett is asleep and I have to grab my moments when I can!) 






Lots of love & stay safe 

images via weheartit.com

Monday, 16 July 2012


A little while ago i promised on my facebook & twitter that i would do a blog post on my interview in the quarterly magazine Carousel.
finally i have gotten round to it, yay! 

Carousel is a really lovely magazine with lots of wonderful things about fashion, cooking, thrifting, photography and vintage lovliness. The 'maker' of it is kirsty bridge, a personal style blogger and a fashion student. It was so lovely to meet her for the interview and she wrote such lovely things about my shop. 
Part of their mission statement reads  
'... Carousel has no hidden agenda other than to fill your world with a little more magic' 
and i think that sums it up perfectly!

It was filled with so many lovely features and i was really happy to be asked to do a piece.

i was so excited to receive my copy of carousel and you can get yours here!