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About us

Retropolitan is the brand and raison d’etre for Brighton based vintage dealer Lesley McNamee.

Born into an antiques background, Lesley started her career in the early 1990’s with a bric-a-brac stall at Camden Market. In 2007 she ditched her media career for her passion and founded Retropolitan. Lesley has progressed to being one of the go to specialists on mid century modern ceramics and glass with her pieces featured in many interior magazines and trade bible Millers Guide.

Lesley looks far and wide, visiting markets all over Europe to bring you her unique vintage edit exclusively for Retropolitan. The items she chooses are collectable and sought after so you can own that amazing one of a kind piece. For her, it's most important that her selection is authentic, looks stylish but should accrue in value too.

Retropolitan is currently resident in London and Brighton with a presence in Chiswick vintage emporium, The Old Cinema and several high-end retail outlets.  As well as offering online retail she is a regular fixture at the burgeoning Modern Shows and other design, antiques & collectable shows.  She is a firm favourite of many well known interior designers and stylists who love to accessorise their projects with beautiful vintage items.

Lesley also deals directly to the trade and offers a styling service. All items are available for hire or photo shoots.