Thursday, June 23, 2011

Meet the Summer break with Scarlet Vintage

We love to welcome all new stallholders which is why we're very happy to present Debbie Colwell to you, who owns Bath's most gorgeous vintage clothes boutique, Scarlet Vintage. She's joining us for the first time on 16th July.

Hello Debbie, tell us about your business..

Our store in Bath sells vintage clothes and accessories that date from 1970's right back to the 1900's. The inspiration for the shop came from visiting such as Decades in LA and Resurrection in NY. I wanted to create a vibrant vintage store, fresh and fun, not fusty!

Glamorous Debbie from Scarlet Vintage, Bath

Where are you based exactly?

Queen Street is next to The Raven pub - head to Kitchens and then turn left onto our little cobbled street!

What is your favourite thing that you sell and why?

Dresses, dresses, dresses. Easiest thing in the world to wear-throw one on and you're done! Whether its a 1920's beaded evening dress or a 1970's maxi, its the easiest way to wear vintage.

Inside the Scarlet Vintage store on Queen Street, Bath

What would you say your most value-for-money item is and how much is it?

Our vintage inspired sunglasses (Jackie O and Audrey H styles) are only £10 each-very popular even during this weather!

Have you traded at “It’s darling!” before and is when? If not how did you hear about “It’s darling!”?

I have only been a very happy customer before. It’s actually Scarlet Vintage's first fair and we wanted to go with one that was well established and popular-"It's Darling!" has a fun, glamourous vibe that mirrors Scarlet Vintage's ethos, so it was a perfect fit!

What do you like best about Bath?

The very best thing about Bath is the number of independent shops that cover the city. We have one of the highest percentages “indies” in the whole of the UK, which is what makes the city so great to visit.

Why do you think customers should make “It’s darling!”  their must-visit vintage & handmade fair this Summer?

Because it's a fun and girly place to be and is very centrally placed; you are in the perfect spot to visit the fair and then explore the rest of our beautiful city!

 What would you say is “darling” in your life.

Well, if I didn't say my fiance I'd be in trouble! But, also my vintage clothing business is so very important to me-i love it. And I love meeting other people who are equally obsessed with fashion!

For more info please go to (online shop and general info) or follow on Twitter @scarletvintage
Facebook: Scarlet Vintage (group and “like” pages)


  1. Thought i'd mention I meant "head to Kitchens from Milsom Street and LEFT into our cobbled street"-oh dear, think i need some coffee and cake....xx D

  2. Don't worry, we knew what you meant! Look forward to seeing you on 16th, Debbie. It's a lovely venue and the nicest crowd.

  3. I've corrected it for you Debbie x


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