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Fashion Conscious


Fashion Conscious (2012) [HD] A short documentary inspired by the Kays catalogues and made by Digital Fim Production undergraduates from the University of Worcester as part of their degree course:  Alix Paul, Ben Hampton, Thomas Hardy & Mayto Sotomayor

Categories : Blog, Fashion, Film, Marketing, Womens wear |

Why we love vintage clothes


At Second Hand Rose we love vintage for all sorts of reasons. There’s the nostalgia for the past, looking back to the way things were and to the fashion eras of our parents and grandparents, and the personal nostalgia associated … Continue reading

Categories : Blog, Catalogue design, Fashion, Mens wear, Research resource, Womens wear |

What can you find in the Kays Catalogues?


This is a fantastic collection of images which highlights the social and cultural contexts of the 20th century. The catalogue images show the lifestyles that people were meant to aspire to. Someone who worked at Kays, informs me that the … Continue reading

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Fabulous fashions of the 1950s – AUDIO


Sheila Layton started work in the sales recording office for Kay & Co Ltd in 1959, and remained with the company until she left in 1965 to have her first child. In these audio clips Sheila remembers some of the fabulous … Continue reading

Categories : Audio, Blog, Domesticity, Fashion, Womens wear, Working for Kays |

Angie Hughes on Catalogue Fashions – AUDIO


Angie Hughes started working for Kay & Co of Worcester as an Agency Clerk in 1978. When she left in 1986 she was working as a Branch Tutor, training new agency clerks. Here, Angie reflects on the Kays catalogue as … Continue reading

Categories : Audio, Blog, Fashion, Womens wear |