A vintage year for Isle of Wight businesses

By Dennis Jones

Published on Wednesday, July 03, 2013 - 13:00

 

A vintage year for Isle of Wight businesses

Lynette Peck, of Lovely's Vintage, and Wendy Levett, of Oh So Vintage, at the National Vintage Awards.

TWO VINTAGE clothing businesses on the Isle of Wight have been recognised with awards at a national show in Birmingham.

The National Vintage Awards, which is in its first year, gave people the chance to nominate their favourite vintage stores, with the winners chosen by a judging panel last Thursday, at Fazeley Studios, Birmingham.

Ventnor-based Oh So Vintage came away with the Best Regional Fashion Shop in the south and online vintage store Lovely's Vintage Emporium triumphed in the Best Online Shop award.

Wendy Levett, of Newport, owner of Oh So Vintage, since its launch in 2009, said: "We are so excited to have won this award, and have already received numerous cards and flowers congratulating us."

She added: "We have also had a lot of people come through the doors, Ventnor has been wonderful to us, so supportive."

Lovely’s Vintage Emporium is run by stylist and writer Lynnette Peck, of Bembridge, who has worked with likes of Cosmopolitan and Vogue.

She founded the business in 2011 with her husband Nick Bateman, best known for his appearance in the first series of Big Brother, when he was dubbed Nasty Nick.

Nick is a collector of vintage watches and cuffllinks.

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