Whoever said it was ‘grim up north’ was probably talking about Edgeley, Stockport. I speak as someone who lives there. However: I have found a couple of gems in one of the charity shops, namely the one where I found these Kurt Geiger beauties:
Vintage floral maxi-dress:
Vintage silk Jaeger pussybow blouse:
Vintage tea dress:
This last one is quite dull, I admit – but that’s where a hot pair of heels comes in handy.