The Dressing Room, Liverpool – one-off vintage and designer

Let’s have a break from the travel and talk fashion, shall we? One thing you know I love about oop North is the vintage shopping. I avoid it in London (overhyped) but in the North it is cheaper, more creative and doesn’t have the same Shoreditch snobbery attached to it (sorry, London).

Today I went to visit a gorgeous boutique bang in the heart of Liverpool, run by a fabulous and glamorous young lady called Stephanie Rooney. The Dressing Room has been established for five years and like all the best independent shops you have to climb a couple of flights in a quirky old building to get there; it’s worth every step.

A mixed upmarket vintage and upcoming designer collection, cherry-picked by Stephanie from locations including Paris, London and New York, this is luxury (but affordable) independent fashion at its best. You’ll probably need to spend at least £60-£100 on a piece, but as Stephanie only stocks one of each design, you will be hard-pressed to find anyone else wearing the same. And her taste is impeccable.

Have a peek at some of the delicious designs in stock at the mo – and if you can’t make it to School Lane (mere minutes from Liverpool One) for a browse, The Dressing Room website launches in around two weeks…

You can tell by the entrance that you’re in for a treat
Climb the stairs to browse the boutique
The boutique is simply chic, beautifully presented
If you’ve got a special occasion coming, you’ll love the evening dresses
I loved this – elegant with just a teeny touch of 80s Pretty in Pink prom-ness
Expect to see detail and embellishments on lots of Stephanie’s choices
This is one of the new designs, but it has a vintage flavour
Beautiful belt – I reckon you could get married in this dress, should you so desire
Gorgeous fringing
If you love colour (heeellooooo!) there will be something here for you
Also a must for fans of sparkle
The new and the old blend seamlessly – Stephanie’s own (good) taste is the defining factor
I’ll be back!

All images by Johanna Payton – please do not reproduce without permission/credit

Written by Johanna Payton