So I took a much needed break from the Big Smoke this past weekend and headed back to the homestead in search of a little West Country leisure. To my delight, Milsom Place in Bath was playing host to a rather fabulous shopping event - a joining of forces if you will of Traffic People and Scarlet Vintage. Both shops were offering on the day discounts, as well as copious amounts of free champagne which certainly goes well with a spot of retail therapy.
This is the only Traffic People store outside of London, and having been given free range with the decor and direction of the place, it truly shines. It's wonderfully light location in this Georgian playground can't help but emphasise the gorgeously delicate stock, and a trip there is a must if you find yourself in the city.
Scarlet Vintage is another charming addition to Bath's already renowned 'found fashion' scene - Alison Goldfrapp is famous for finding numerous phenomenal stage costumes here. Owner Debbie, who was previously an Air Stewardess, began bringing clothes back from LA, San Paolo and Hawaii, and seeing the potential, left the skies and opened her own shop last year. Nestled amongst the back streets of this historic city you'll find Halston, Marc Jacobs and Diane Von Furstenburg to name but a few; as well as an array of gorgeous silk scarves to add interest to any outfit.
Promoting the event, and adding a humongous amount of Glamour to a saturday afternoon, were The House Of Go Disco - a fantastic collective of Burlesque dancers from the South West region. With club nights, tutorials and special performances, these girls add a little much needed "OOOMPH" to your life, check them out - they're a sexy bunch.
The Event Took Place At The Traffic People Store in Milsom Place
A Selection Of Scarlet Vintage's Unique Stock
Garments Were Showcased To Perfection With A Touch Of Burlesque Glamour
Traffic People - Milsom Place, Bath
Scarlet Vintage - 5 Queen Street, Bath (01225) 338677
The House Of Go Disco - www.houseofgodisco.com