Hastings, England · 13 Sales


Hastings, England 13 Sales On Etsy since 2013

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Announcement   Welcome to our new shop. Please delve into our wardrobe for lots of vintage loveliness and handcrafted 1950s style dresses!


Welcome to our new shop. Please delve into our wardrobe for lots of vintage loveliness and handcrafted 1950s style dresses!

Donna Gilbert

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Donna Gilbert


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lavendeary on 14 Oct, 2014

5 out of 5 stars

Got it the day right after it was shipped and communication was perfect with the seller! The dress itself was even prettier than I expected, so so gorgeous. Can't wait to wear this to my prom. Thank you so much x


Amanda on 05 Oct, 2014

5 out of 5 stars

Excellent seller! My dress is as described and the whole transaction was very smooth :-) thanks! xxx

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Last updated on 21 November, 2013
"She carefully opened the box and teased apart the tissue paper. Then she lifted out the most gorgeous confection of silk and lace, adorned with delicate beads and sequins. She knew that finally she had found the dress for her – she would be the belle of the ball at the prom, and her dress would be unique....."

The joy of vintage – knowing that you have found something exquisite that guarantees you will stand out from the crowd. A vintage garment offers timeless appeal and a level of craftsmanship which is rarely found in affordable contemporary clothing.

Here at Benjamin Brown we adore vintage and invest many hours sourcing the most exquisite dresses for you to feast your eyes upon. But we also know that there’s nothing more frustrating than falling in love with your ideal vintage garment, only to realise that you’ll never squeeze into it in a million years – and, of course, it doesn’t come in other sizes.

That’s why we’ve tried to come up with a solution. Benjamin Brown combines beautiful handpicked original vintage garments with a range of vintage reproductions based on the best designs of the past. Where possible we try to use vintage fabrics, combined with sewing techniques and hand finishing to make our garments as authentic as possible. And each one is handmade in the UK with love...exclusively for you!

Benjamin Brown Vintage was founded by Donna Gilbert who has advanced City and Guilds qualifications in fashion and dressmaking, combined with a love of vintage which has developed and evolved over the years. We have a particular affinity with the 1950's but are currently expanding the range to include dresses from other eras, up to and including the 1970’s.

The idea for Benjamin Brown Vintage evolved from a search for my daughter’s prom dress in 2011. She was determined to find something different from the usual modern prom dresses and we opted to go down the vintage route. Although there were many beautiful dresses available, it required many hours of searching and often the dream dress didn’t fit. Benjamin Brown Vintage aims to do the searching for you by sourcing and collating beautiful dresses and listing them with exact measurements and a guide to any flaws. For those of you who find it difficult to fit into the designs of the past, we have produced a range of dresses with a 1950's vibe which are ideal for proms, weddings and any special occasion. The range is constantly being added to but if you can’t see what you want, please contact us and we will see what we can do to help.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
We love our customers to be happy so please check the item description and measurements very carefully before placing your order. Unfortunately we are unable to issue refunds unless there is a gross misrepresentation of the item in the listing. If you are unhappy with your purchase please contact me via Etsy conversation. Please remember that colours will vary from monitor to monitor. If you have any queries I will happily respond to these prior to purchase, so please feel free to contact me.
We accept PayPal and Etsy payments, remember you do not need a PayPal account to pay through PayPal, you can use your credit debit card. Payment must be received within 48 hours or we reserve the right to cancel the transaction.
Additional policies and FAQs
Our vintage clothing is pre-1980s and is therefore expected to have been worn and inevitably show some signs of age and use. I list all marks and faults as I notice them, but there may inevitably be something subtle that I have missed. All our garments are in good to mint condition, unless the description states otherwise.