About Benjamin Brown

Here at Benjamin Brown Vintage we adore vintage clothing and we are proud that our clients feel comfort in knowing that they have found something exquisite that guarantees they will stand out from the crowd. A vintage garment offers timeless appeal and a level of craftsmanship which is rarely found in affordable contemporary clothing. We invest many hours sourcing the most exquisite dresses for you to feast your eyes upon. But we also know that there’s nothing more frustrating than falling in love with your ideal vintage garment, only to realise that you’ll never squeeze into it in a million years – and, of course , it doesn’t come in other sizes.

That’s why we’ve tried to come up with a solution. Benjamin Brown Vintage combines beautiful handpicked original vintage garments  with a range of vintage reproductions based on the best designs of the past. Where possible we try to use vintage  fabrics,  combined with sewing techniques  and hand finishing to make our garments as authentic as possible. And each one is handmade in the UK with love… exclusively for you!

Benjamin Brown Vintage was founded by Donna Gilbert who has advanced City and Guilds qualifications in fashion and dressmaking, combined with a love of vintage which has developed and evolved over the years. We have a particular affinity with the 1950s but are currently expanding the range to include dresses from other eras, up to and including the 1970’s.

The idea for Benjamin Brown Vintage evolved from a search for my daughter’s prom dress in 2011. She was determined to find something different from the usual modern prom dresses and we opted to go down the vintage route. Although there were many beautiful dresses available, it required many hours of searching and often the dream dress didn’t fit. Benjamin Brown Vintage aims to do the searching for you by sourcing and collating beautiful dresses and listing them with exact measurements and a guide to any flaws. For those of you who find it difficult to fit into the designs of the past, we have produced a range of dresses with a 1950s vibe which are ideal for proms, weddings and any special occasion. The range is constantly being added to but if you can’t see what you want, please contact us and we will see what we can do to help.

Got a dress to sell?

Here at Benjamin Brown Vintage we get very attached to our dresses and want them to go to a good home. Please help to put our minds at rest by sending us a picture for our gallery of you looking amazing in your new purchase. And if you only want your dress for a particular occasion and then decide to sell it on, we would be delighted if you offered us the opportunity to buy it back so another gorgeous girl can look fantastic! We are always on the lookout for new stock, so if you have any vintage gems you’d like to sell, then just let us know – we’d be delighted to hear from you. You can email us direct here.

My Blogs

On the right, at the top, you will see “My Blogs“, all are written focusing on all things vintage. They cover vintage jewellery, sewing tips, vintage fairs, sewing patterns and a book review. If you love all things vintage like me, take a break and have a read. Please feel free to comment on the blogs at the bottom and share. This site is not just a shop for selling, you can pick up useful buying tips and advice on styles and pick up a little insight into the different fashions and designers of the era’s. Enjoy!
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