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BOBBY & DANDY. Erstwhile Chap cover starlet and vintage clothing enthusiast Donna Grimaldi has opened a shop in the genteel end of Brighton, which is Hove. Bobby and Dandy has an excellent selection of vintage menswear and ladieswear, with an abundance of good quality tweeds, cravats, trilbies and trousers for the chaps and pretty frocks for the ladies. 18, Blatchington Road, Hove, East Sussex BN1 3YN. Bobbysox.co.uk

SAVVY ROW. A vast selection of lovingly hand-picked vintage items for gentlemen. One is offered the convenient facility of browsing the stock either by class of clothing required - morning wear, evening wear, tweeds, or one may browse by particular brands such as Burberry or Aquascutum. Savvyrow.co.uk

FOGEY UNLIMITED. A one-stop shop for chaps wishing to embrace their inner country squire. Fogey Unlimited offer a bewildering array of vintage gentlemanly raiment plus a large selection of dead stock from the 1950s onwards, as well as essential accountrements such as sock suspenders and metal sleeve supports. Fogeyunlimited.co.uk

TIME AFTER TIME. Nostalgic music, delicate scents of yesteryear and a glittering array of all that's fabulous in vintage, Time After Time presents its dazzling vintage in the fashionable Westgate Quarter of Gloucester and stylish Upper High in Stroud. Clothing ranges from around 1860 to the mid 1980s, covering more than a century of styles: antique, vintage and retro. Each piece in the shop (right down to the very last button) is hand-picked. Stroudvintage.com

VIVIEN OF HOLLOWAY. Beautifully authentic reproduction vintage ladieswear to make the world a more glamorous place. Visit the boutique to find fabulous dresses, shoes, jewellery and even hair flowers, and have a true top-to-toe retro makeover. 294 Holloway Road, London N7 6NJ. Vivienofholloway.com

TWEEDMANS VINTAGE. For any gents wishing to leave the 2010s behind and disappear into the 1940s, 50s, 60s and beyond (right up to the 1980s), this on-line emporium's clothing and accessories range is extensive; Harris Tweed jackets are to be found in abundance, along with all the ephemera one would need for the lifestyle of a Bright Young Thing. Tweedmansvintage.co.uk

PIN-UP PARADE. Thie on-line boutique started as a gallery of sexy pin-up ladies in retro undergarments, and now sells vintage-inspired clothing for ladies and gentlemen whose idea of a good time is driving cars with flames painted on the sides and dancing to rockabilly music. Pinup-parade.com/

HORNETS. Long-established in Kensington, this trio of shops is bursting with quality gentlemen's tweed, serge, worsted and cavalry twill. The stock includes jackets, suits, hats (new and second-hand), shoes, ties, cravats, in fact a gentleman could construct an entirely new wardrobe without leaving W8. Hornetskensington.co.uk

BIRDS DRESS AGENCY. As old as the hills of this forgotten southeast London suburb, but surprisingly worth the trip, which one can combine with an educational trip to the Horniman Museum. The clothes are for both sexes, and are as musty and redolent of a more agreeable era as one would wish. 251-253 Malpas Road, London SE4 Tel 020 8692 0333

CLASSIC CHAPS. A treasure trove of elegant garments in the delightful Sussex town of Rye. The shop, like the clothes, recalls an era when going shopping meant being served by nice chaps behind the counter, tape measure at the ready. Rope Walk Arcade, Rope Walk, Rye, Sussex TN31 7NA. Tel 07918 664512 Classicchaps.co.uk

THE REAL McCOY. A musty cavern in over-developed Exeter of nicely-priced vintage wear for ladies and gentlemen. While not exactly offering an on-line purchase service (and why on earth should they?) the shop nevertheless invites non-Devonian customers to order items from their web site by telephone. therealmccoy.co.uk

ECHOES. One of Britain's best and most remote vintage clothing outlets, with men's and womenswear from the 1900s to the 1950s. 650a Halifax Road, Eastwood, Todmorden, West Yorkshire OL14 6DW. Tel 01706 817505. Echoes-vintage.co.uk

LUCAS T LUCAS. If one falls asleep on a southwesterly-bound railway service, one will awaken in Penzance, an unremarkable town save for this little emporium. As well as the staple variety of ladies' and gentlemen's attire, Mr Lucas peddles essential home furnishings such as stuffed birds, antlers and ancient radiograms. 51 Market Jew Street, Penzance, Cornwall TR18 2HZ

SABRE SALES. A wide variety of genuine military wear for sale and hire, including webbing, uniforms, caps, boots, cap badges, cloth insignia, buttons, divisional patches, shoulder titles, collar badges, dog tags, camouflage nets, helmets, stirrup pumps, beds, tables, chairs, air raid sirens. 85-87 Castle Road, Southsea, Hampshire. Tel 02392 833394. Sabresales.co.uk

VINTAGE TO VOGUE. Bath's answer to all your vintage raiment requirements, with a sterling selection of men's tweed sports coats, suits and trousers, plus some very authentic Fair Isle sweaters. They are also a stockist of The Chap. 28 Milsom Street, Bath, BA1 1DG Vintagetovoguebath.com