“Andi Said He Loved Me” – The Vintage Andi Knitted Bolero by Collectif

This bolero is one of my favourite ever pieces of clothing. 


I’d been oggling this burgundy-red bolero for months before catching it in the Christmas/New year sale, and upon trying it on, it was even better than I expected. I already had heels the same shade and so had started to fall in love with the typically autumn colour.


With the peter pan collar, three quarter length sleeves and velvet tie, it’s super cute. The way it cuts in the waist and sits arund the bust is really flattering and helps to create or enhance an hourglass shape, which is obviously typically pin-up/vintage.

I ordered this cardigan in the sale, meaning it was reduced from £38.00 to £13.30, which was a bargain. It arrived five days after ordering and was packaged well.


Taken from Collectif’s website:

Collectif was established in the year 2000, as a stall in one of the most exciting and unique retail destinations in the world; Camden Market. Over the past sixteen years we have grown to open four stores in and around London, plus concessions in Miss L Fire, LA and Beyond Retro, Sweden.

Today we proudly design & produce all our own clothing, which is now separated in to two lines: Collectif Vintage, inspired by the classic styles of 1940’s and 50’s and Collectif Mainline, maintaining our roots in pin-up and alternative culture. Versatility and originality pervade Collectif’s design philosophy; we combine new fashion trends with classic vintage styles, along with a good a splash of rock and roll! For us, our collections are more than fashion; they are about creating a timeless sense of romance and glamour set against an unconventional background.



I have worn it for work, around the house and days out with friends. It’s pretty warm and well made. It is 100% cotton, knitted.

It’s easy to look after as I wash it on a cool wash and give it an iron after line-drying. It works with dresses, trousers, skirts and comes in various other colours.

As you can see, I chose to wear the bolero with my black Collectif Wednesday Pencil dress and matching burgundy heels. I absolutely love the bolero and need to invest in more.

Full Outfit Details:
Dress – Collectif (AW2016)
Bolero – Collectif (AW2016)
Bangle and Bracelet – Gifted to me
Heels – Peacocks (AW2016)

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