Information about retro furniture, fashion and collectables
Retrowow is an online information resource about the period from the 30s to the 90s. We are passionate about the furniture and interior style, as well as the fashion and cultural history of this era.
Shops and shopping from the past
We take a look at the high street in the 60s and early 70s.
Pifco rechargeable flashlight 1964
This innovative torch from 1964 shows how automotive styling influenced other products in the mid century era. Read more Pifco Flashlight
The top ten cars from the 70s
Now that the Chancellor has allowed vehicles from 1974 to be considered historic, we look back at Britain's best selling cars from the 70s.
Collecting: Ten gadgets from the 70s
We got our first taste of the technological revolution in the 70s. We look at a selection of gadgets you may remember and some you may not. See 10 gadgets from the 70s.
Fashion: Mary Quant
Mary Quant was a major force behind the British fashion scene in the 60s. Her designs transformed the way young women looked. Read our guide to Mary Quant in the 60s.
Furniture: G-Plan 1970 to 1979
The second in our series on G-Plan ranges looks at the 1970s. Teak was still king, but was G-Plan still the nation's favourite? See G-Plan 1970-79.
Stag Minstrel was one of the most popular ranges of furniture of all time. Stag also produced some cutting edge designs in the 50s and 60s. Read more about Stag.
Being a Mod in the 60s was total lifestyle: clothes, music, clubs and scooters. Mods sacrificed everything for image changing their look each month. Read more about Mods in the 60s
Record players from the 50s and 60s
Music was essential to teenage life in the 50s and 60s. A record player in the bedroom was a must have for any music fan. Read more about record players from the 60s and how to get one today.
Retro furniture, fashion and collectables