Announcement Retro Ruth brings you genuine 20th Century vintage fashion and homewares. Open for business as usual, and shipping internationally from the United Kingdom.
Retro Ruth brings you genuine 20th Century vintage fashion and homewares. Open for business as usual, and shipping internationally from the United Kingdom.
Donna on 04 Jul, 20225 out of 5 stars
Prompt delivery. Item as described and it looks great with my 50s style dresses.
Cheryl on 15 Nov, 20215 out of 5 stars
Lovely quality scarf and colours are fab!
Lindy on 06 Jun, 20215 out of 5 stars
Beautiful dress and jacket pattern. Arrived quickly very good seller
Pamelarigby on 03 Jun, 20215 out of 5 stars
Lovely vintage pattern in good condition. Very fast despatch from seller. I would recommend this shop.
Emily on 03 Jun, 20215 out of 5 stars
Lovely vintage item, can't wait to wear it! Was well wrapped and arrived quickly. Thank you very much.
Chrissie on 30 Apr, 20215 out of 5 stars
Great service & beautiful lace, will shop again
Barbara on 15 Mar, 20215 out of 5 stars
Love these gloves! They're just what was described--in beautiful condition, and they arrived quickly.
Lorraine on 08 Mar, 20215 out of 5 stars
I received my book packed nice and safe a very quick service I would buy again from the shop the book was just perfect Many thanks Lorraine
lindawealleans on 21 Feb, 20215 out of 5 stars
A gorgeous pretty brooch. Love it!
Retro Ruth loves vintage!
Retro Ruth grew from my personal passion for wonderful vintage things. I love sourcing special vintage fashion and homewares, bringing it home and giving it some TLC, then finding new homes for it all. I pride myself on accurate dating and proper condition reports, so you can buy with confidence. Retro Ruth is a member of the Vintage Fashion Guild. Based in Brighton, UK, we ship all over the world.
Accepted payment methods
Returns & exchanges
UK items are sent by Royal Mail or MyHermes. International items go by Royal Mail .
If you have a deadline, contact us before buying to make sure we can meet your needs.
Any customs charges or import duties are paid by the buyer, and are not covered in the shipping charge. Make sure you know your country's import charges. For packages outside the EU we attach a customs form stating the price you paid.
Additional policies and FAQs
PRISTINE: As new, with absolutely no flaws or wear
EXCELLENT: Previously worn with no notable flaws
VERY GOOD: Previously worn with minimal noted flaws
GOOD: Visible wear, noted flaws, may need light repair
FAIR: Numerous noted flaws, may need repair, may not take repeated wear
POOR/CUTTER: Damaged beyond repair or wear, study piece only
CLOTHING: HOW WE MEASURE AND FITTING ADVICE
I give the garment's measurements, compare these with a similar garment that fits you well to check fit. Clothing needs to be bigger than you are, so allow at least an inch or two for ease of movement in addition to your body measurements, more for coats or loose fitting garments. Feel free to ask for advice.
Measurements are taken with the garment laid flat, and kept 'relaxed' not stretched.
Bust or Chest: underarm to underarm, doubled
Waist: across natural waist/narrowest point, doubled
Hips: measured side to side 8" below waist, doubled
Shoulders: from shoulder seam to opposite shoulder seam, at the top
Sleeve length: from shoulder seam to cuff
Raglan sleeve length: from back of neck to cuff
Sleeve inseam: from underarm to cuff
Bodice length: from back of neck, below any collar, to waist, or as specified
Overall length: from back of neck, below collar, to hem, or as specified
Clothes: Larger sizes may be pinned back on the mannequin to show the shape. Full skirts may be shown over a full petticoat. Unless otherwise stated jewellery, belts and other accessories are not included.
Clothing will be either hand-washed or steam-cleaned to freshen when necessary.
We operate from smoke-free home with a cat - though we don't let him near the vintage! Vintage may have traces of odour or pet hair from their previous owners, though anything significant will be pointed out.
Please ask if you have any questions.