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Does anyone know ANYTHING about Peter Barron?

Discussion in 'PUBLIC Vintage Fashion - Ask Questions Get Answers' started by Michelle Schneiter, Dec 28, 2018.

  1. Michelle Schneiter

    Michelle Schneiter Registered Guest

    Hi,

    I have a gorgeous evening dress that I got from my mother that was purchased in the eighties. The designer is Peter Barron of London. I've noticed throughout the internet that people are selling some of his pieces, mostly from the '60s, but nobody provides information on this designer. I'm trying to find any little tidbits I can about him. Is he even still alive???? If you know anything, or can point me in the right direction, I'd sure be grateful.

    Thanks so much,
    Michelle
     
  2. Metro Retro Vintage

    Metro Retro Vintage Trade Member

  3. tabbyeric

    tabbyeric Registered Guest

    Hi, just found your post. I used to work for Peter Barron Fashions in the 1960's. Their showroom was in Eastcastle Street, London, just across the road from Oxford Circus Underground Station. I was a secretary there but doubled up as 'model' when the official one was away, or lunch break or whatever. I had numerous dresses from them and am so sad that I didn't hang onto them. There was never a 'Peter Barron' that I was aware of. I believe the designer was a Mr Ravden, (him and his brother I think) at least he was the boss there. The showroom manageress was a Mrs Freda Broad and her assistant was Paula. Gosh, a real trip down memory lane. There was a large department store close by - D H Evans maybe? We used to go in at lunchtime and have a 'comb up' - our hair styled into the curled top knot of the day. We were also able to shop at Mansfield Coats and there was also a costume jewellery wholesaler that we were able to buy from at cost price. I did find a navy and white dress and jacket at a jumble sale a few years ago and had to buy it for old times sake. Sorry not to be able to give you anything more definite.
     
  4. Retro Ruth

    Retro Ruth Administrator Staff Member

    Thanks so much for this @tabbyeric.

    I've had one or two Peter Barron dresses over the years. This is only one I have a photo of:

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  5. poppysvintageclothing

    poppysvintageclothing Administrator Staff Member

  6. Midge

    Midge Trade Member

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