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Upcoming Event – Rusty Goes Rockabilly Summer Party!

Rusty Goes Rockabilly Summer Party

When – Friday 20th July Where – The Rusty Zip   At this year’s Summer party experience sugar sweet harmonies and rawkus rockabilly rhythm with London- based band The Obscuritones. Adding a dash of blues will be local musicians Andy Train and Simon Howell. This a gig not to be missed!!! Everyone welcome. Music Acts [...]

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Functional Fashion Is Fabulous!

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  Autumn/Winter 2011 is here. The rain is frequent and big winds blow my car about on the motorway on the way to work as the trees dance and flirtatiously flutter their falling leaves for passers by. This is good because I can dig out my stripy Dr Who length scarf my Granny knitted for me which [...]

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Like A Rhinestone Cowboy

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You might have guessed from the title what this post is about? No not Glenn Campbell, but the most rock’n’roll of rodeo tailors Mr Nudie Cohn. Nudie,known for his customised rhinestone embroidered suits, is responsible for decking out many country and rock stars in the 50s, 60s and 70s, the most famous of these being [...]

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From Wallflower to WOW!

I know it’s only January but can’t help feeling that Spring is just around the corner after these past few sunny days and when I saw this amazing vintage dress arrive today in work it made me even more optimistic! Made up of silk it dazzles with sequins, intricate beading and gathered grosgrain ribbon. The [...]

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Starry Eyed

Crown of stars from a glamorous little side project Colette McHugh Photography / Floral star sequined maxi-dress – £35  Embellished sequined beaded jacket – £26 / Craig MacDean for W February 2010 Mui Mui Spring 2010 / Ice blue pleated robe dress – £25 There’s a certain kind of festive magic in the air! In honour [...]

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Knight in Rusty armour

Hey Rusty Readers, Welcome to our blogs new internet home, stay tuned for a complete relaunch of the website. Bookmark us if you will at www.therustyzip.com and kit yourself out in your own Rusty Armour (well…vintage clothes etc)  in our weekly eBay postings. Natalie Vodianova looking glamourous in her (possiibly not rusty) armour . Wrap up warm [...]

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Please allow me to introduce myself, im a shop of wealth and taste….

Situated in Belfast’s bohemian Botanic Avenue, The Rusty Zip opened its doors in the Summer of ’98. Since then it has been at the heart of Ireland’s Vintage Scene. The Rusty Zip is a treasure trove, overflowing with an array of accessories and clothing from a bygone age to suit any stylish shopper or vintage [...]

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