Saturday, 21 April 2012


We have hit the 1000 admirers mark on Etsy! We are so pleased that we are going to (as promised) have a 20% Spring Sale for TEN WHOLE DAYS which commences Saturday 21st of April. TODAY!

After the 10 days are up, we will be adding some original and truly authentic 1950s French sailor items. These include some very beautiful 40s Middy's....

We hope everyone has a wonderful weekend! If you have any questions about the sale or any queries about the shop, please feel free to ask. We are always here to help....

Lots and Lots of Love,

Alec & Margaux

Monday, 9 April 2012

"Meet me under the whale in the Natural History Museum."

We are having a grand time in France and as you can see by all the new listings, we have found some great pieces for you. Loads of Psychedelic 60s Dresses which we hope you like? 

We found this beautiful neck piece, which Margaux experimented with, from the late 1800s the other day, so we thought we would set up some photographs for you! They remind me of an old dusty science lab or mysterious Victorian Natural History Museum. (Obviously I haven't been to one but you can imagine.)  Margaux's cat certainly was inquisitive what with all the birds, but Im sure she couldn't get her paws around that fish even if it was alive. I did tell her which led to her getting upset and walking off in a huff.

 We now have 970 admirers on our Etsy shop. Which we would like to THANK YOU for. Our entrance into the Vintage Clothing and Blogging world was very warmly welcomed and we are very grateful for all your lovely comments!!! When we reach 1000, we shall be having a 20% sale, so please keep the love coming! That 20% will be off EVERYTHING, including the Victorian Cape....

Donovan gave us inspiration for the title so here is an earlier version of 'Museum' for you to listen to.

I hope everyone had a lovely Easter, Joyeuses Pรขques!

Alec & Margaux 


Wednesday, 4 April 2012

Good Day Sunshine!!! Dah-D-Dah...

Well hello again Ladies & Gentlemen!

How are we all? We had some beautiful weather on the South East Coast of England last week, it did get colder by the weekend but it had to happen at some point didn't it, we were in Blighty after all and it was March...

Now we have travelled the English Channel and arrived at a warm and wonderful Brittany where April has certainly arrived in style! 

We have a very special post for this week, The Splendid Suitcase has teamed up with artistic director, fashion stylist and not to mention a very dear friend, Hollie Peck. But first of all, we have an outfit post.

Margaux is wearing:

✩ 1930s / 40s Taupe Persian Lamb Fur Coat / Peter Pan Collar / French / With Exquisite Buttons 
✩ Cardigan from H&M 
✩ 1960s Navy Blue Eyelet Dress 
✩ 1960s Blue Heels 
✩ And her trusty faux fur stole 

We are very excited to introduce Hollie's work. Hollie is an innovative stylist who works closely with her brother, together they create magnificent pieces like these below.

 Here is a link to more of her work -

Here is also a link to her brother, Joel Peck's Photography Blog

The shoot was taken on Brighton beach while the tide was far out. All props were styled by the lovely Stef Callaghan

We would like to say a BIG Thank You to all of these wonderful people for including The Splendid Suitcase in their project.

This wedding dress will be up on the shop in the next couple of weeks, so keep your eyes peeled!
This evening dress is available to purchase from our Etsy shop here.
Take a look at this Victorian Mourning Cape...

Hollie has recently borrowed some more items for another shoot, so we shall post the new photos up when they are ready! For a sneak peak of behind the scenes, Go Here!

We are also going to bring you a few outfit posts and keep you up to date on recent finds this week. VIVE LA FRANCE!

Much Love,

Alec & Margaux