Monday, 25 October 2010

Vacant's latest collection

Vacant and it's sister brand, Pretty Vacant, is an edgy retro influenced clothing brand for those of us who like our clothing unique, individual and from the wrong side of the tracks. Unusual prints alongside classic vintage inspired shapes keep people coming back for more from this urban British brand. This latest collection from the Autumn/Winter 2010 season has everything a boy needs - rugged checked shirts, and that new season essential, the dodgy snowflake knit, just right for hanging out in that Alpine ski lodge this winter.  Shop the whole Vacant range right now !

Monday, 18 October 2010

Love Struck

Last week we received our first drop of Lovestruck dresses, skirts and cardigans. From the moment it came in Lovestruck has began flying out the door so we put in another order with them right away! The collection is currently only availible in our Plymouth shop but will be online this space!

About Lovestruck

Lovestruck is a cute womenswear brand, aimed at young women who want to look cute and kitsch!! It is designed by two fashion addicted girls (well grown up girls) who are quite obsessed with all things cute and beautiful. Sugar and spice and all things nice...

'When we design the dresses, tops and skirts we are influenced by vintage shapes, vintage fabrics, and we do our best to seek out the most adorable prints.  We treasure prints with vintage styled florals, sweet heart chiffon prints and bows bows bows (we cannot get enough bows!!). We aim to carry two kinds of ranges - one for the daytime - an over cute range utilsing floral jerseys and cotton - floral prints and bow embellished knits, and a evening range - chiffons and lace - a sexier more sophisticated look - toned down prints, nude colours.'

Tuesday, 12 October 2010

Student Model Search 2010/2011

We've got a sneaky feeling that this years model search is going to be bigger and better than ever!

The top 10 male and top 10 female entrants will go through to the semi-final, with the public voting for the top five male and top five female entrants, all of whom will be invited to a fashion shoot and judges will then decide on the final male and female winners. Prizes include free clothes amongst other things and the chance to star in your very own 247 Magazine fashion shoot!

The Student Model Search is being held in conjunction with:

- Forty five
- Prime Delux
- Arena Hair
- Smile on the Tiles
- Jack Chams


To enter, you must be a student with a valid NUS card, and you must attend a college or university in Devon or Cornwall (events for the Student Model Search will take place in Plymouth so you must also be able to get yourself here if we require you to attend the semi finals or finals of the competition). You must also be over 18.

To enter via email, you need to send a picture of yourself (either full length or head shot, preferably with little or no make up) as well as the following details to


Heres a video from last years search to give you an idea of what goes on!

Designers Society Competition - see your t-shirt design on sale in Forty Five!

Plymouth University's Designers Society in partnership with Forty Five, is bringing you a fantastic opportunity to see your t-shirt design go on sale at Forty Five.

To enter, all you have to do is design a t-shirt based on this year's theme of Nature vs Technology. The winner will have their tee printed and sold in the Forty Five store, and will receive a percentage of the profits, plus a bunch of t-shrits printed with their winning design to give to friends, simples! Not to mention having a great portfolio piece of course.

How to enter:

Entries must be submitted as a printed t-shirt, please note sketches or electronic files will not be accepted. You can print the t-shirts yourselves, or use the printing services at Forty Five. We will be judging the design, and not the printing quality!

The winning design will be screen printed at Forty Five and go on sale in the Forty Five store and

Please submit your entry to Forty Five on 48 Ebrington Street, Plymouth, PL4 9AD or to the Designers Society at the University of Plymouth, by the deadline: 6pm 28/11/10.

For more info on our printing services, email us at

Sunday, 10 October 2010

New Love Club

We have re-ordered New Love Club t-shirts for the third time and we now have a collection of 12 different designs from the up and coming London brand. They descirbe their designs as 'a range of sketchy art, bold geometrics and sliced-up photos with themes of voyerism, aggression, fame, fantaticism, abstraction and futurism.' - well whatever it is it looks great! 

Get yours now online at or in our Plymouth store, Ebrington Street.

Tuesday, 5 October 2010

Frock Exchange

Since the last Frock Exchange was such a sucess at Plymouths central library they've decided to do another and this time they have asked us to get involved! We will be there selling our large selection of lovely vintage clothing and accessories alongside:

-The body Shop - Giving free make overs

- City College Plymouth - Hairstyling

- University of Plymouth Musical Theatre Group - Giving a performance

- Plymouth College of Art - Personal Styling.

Bring along your un-wanted frocks, tops, trousers, shoes, bags etc and swap them for something of someone elses that you love!
The event is on Thursday 11th November and opens at 7 which is when you can hand in your items for sorting and then swapping commenses at 8pm.

If you have any questions or comments please contact Plymouth Central Library on 01752 305912

See you there for some swapping fun!