Last Weekend To Visit: House of Ski Is The Vintage Skiwear Pop-Up Coming To London
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Last Weekend To Visit: House of Ski Is The Vintage Skiwear Pop-Up Coming To London

Vintage slope style FTW

Jetting off for ski season soon? Before you go, make sure to pay a visit to Coal Drops Yard in King’s Cross, where Beyond Retro and Boutique by Shelter have teamed up to launch a retro skiwear pop-up: House of Ski.

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House of Ski: The Vintage Skiwear Pop-Up Coming To London This January

An exciting new wintery pop-up comes to the capital this January, nestled in Coal Drops Yard in King’s Cross. The pop-up, titled ‘House of Ski’, has been launched by vintage heavyweights Beyond Retro and Boutique by Shelter.

Both shops will be transformed with new ski edits for the season, with Beyond Retro offering visitors over 350 pieces of retro skiwear in a curated space inspired by an alpine chalet and, just across the viaduct, Boutique by Shelter will be hosting a mini skiwear showcase. From 1940s glam to 90s sportswear, the skiwear in store will span the likes of knits, ski suits, fluoro accessories and eyewear.

Annie Phillips in skiwear at House of Ski pop-up

Great British Sewing Bee winner Annie Phillips launches House of Ski at Beyond Retro, King’s Cross (c) Malcolm Menzies

‘We are beyond excited to be working with Kings Cross to showcase our amazing range of retro ski-wear pieces,’ said Kate Peters, MD at Beyond Retro. ‘We have hundreds of unique garments from every decade, all sustainably sourced and handpicked by our vintage experts.’

‘Vintage ski wear is where it’s at this year,’ added Tracey Morrison, head of retail at Boutique by Shelter. ‘Classic styles that stand out from the crowd at prices that won’t break the bank. We’ve pulled together some great classic pieces from our network of London boutiques and will be releasing them into our Coal Drops Yard Boutique, during this amazing pop up.’

The two brands have enlisted the help of 2022 Sewing Bee winner and vintage-lover Annie Phillips (otherwise known as Made by Annie), to curate an edit of looks for the slopes. She looked to Beyond Retro’s archives and boutiques for inspiration, and featured ‘unique pieces previously styled by skiers of a bygone era, from Mont Tremblant to the Matterhorn’. All of the edits shown below will be available to purchase from the House of Ski pop-up.

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Brown fluffy coat, with yellow jumper, sunglasses and white ski trousers

Look One

‘To be the coolest at Courchevel this season, pair retro PolarDreams ski trousers with a classic 1940s quarterzip Alpine knit from Obermeyer. Stay warm with a vintage Afghan coat and green sunglasses for those cold, bright days.’

Black and red skiwear

Look Two

‘A throwback to legendary ‘60s ski racer Charles Bird Vaughan, Jr., this red ski suit from his brand CB sports needs little introduction. Layer up with a North Face fleece, knit mittens and Spyder ski hat. Don’t forget some retro sunnies for those brighter days.’

Orange top and hoodie, green ski trousers, cream jumper and hat

Look Three

‘Stand out on the slopes with a classic old school windcheater from LL Bean in striking orange, paired with quilted ski trousers, fitted at the waist. The look ties together with a Nordic knit and white bobble hat.’

Red and blue skiwear

Look Four

‘From triple Olympic ski champion JC Killy’s 1969 collection, these bold salopettes are straight from the king of the slopes’ wardrobe. Pair with a Canada ice hockey beanie picked up in Big White and a ‘70s ski jacket from Leijona.’

Blue ski trousers, cream hat, blue and cream jumper, beige coat

Look Five

’80s shell-suit-style ski trousers paired with a traditional Nordic knit and a classic old Hollywood shearling jacket to keep you cosy on your way to après. A sheepskin coat is perfect for those chilly days around Courchevel when you’re not on the slopes.’

Blue and black skiwear

Look Six

‘Get the ultimate ‘80s look and get ‘back into the groove’ with this one-of-a-kind all-in-one cobalt blue from Head Sportwear. Pair with black ski mittens, sunglasses and a toasty Fair-Isle Peruvian hat.’

Green and pink skiwear

Look Seven

‘A vision in pink, these shell ski trousers and reversible LL Bean fleece-jacket create a true ‘80s vibe. Layer up with a classic green sweater and traditional fair-isle knit vest. The look wouldn’t be complete without a retro bobble hat and flashy ski goggles.’

Pink and black skiwear

Look Eight

‘Rival Diana, Princess of Wales’ ski style with this pink all-in-one with nipped in waist from Profile. Accessorise with cosy ski mittens, a black beanie and, of course, don’t forget your goggles!’

Vintage skiwear - blue and pink tops, purple trousers, heart shaped goggles and black hat

Look Nine

‘It’s all about the ‘80s clash and colour! With these retro Nike shell trousers, pick up the purple tones of a corresponding Nordic knit. Layer up a classic Ralph Lauren thermal layer and add ski-goggles for the slopes. Don’t forget your faux-fur hat to keep cosy at après.’

Blue skiwear edit

Look Ten

‘Catch the snowboard style of the 1990s when the sport entered the winter Olympics by layering up with a vintage tee, retro North Face fleece and snow trousers from Burton. Accessorise with some sporty sunglasses and an old-school DCS Hockey bobble hat.’

Speaking on the pop-up, Annie commented: ‘The slopes have always been a runway for people to show off their style, and what better way to kit yourself out for the 2023 season than taking inspiration from style icons of the past, from Princess Diana to Grace Kelly? I am over the moon to team up with King’s Cross, one of my all-time favourite hangouts, and a total bonus to work with my ‘go-tos’ for vintage to curate this edit of must have looks for the ski season. I have delved into the treasure trove of vintage finds – and 100 percent can confirm that when it comes to skiwear this season, sustainable style is the way forward.’


House of Ski will be open from Tuesday 10 January until the end of February, available in both Beyond Retro and Boutique by Shelter stores in Coal Drops Yard.

With every purchase from the House of Ski collection in Beyond Retro a £1 donation can be made to homelessness charities Shelter and New Horizon Youth Centre.

Featured image: King’s Cross launches House of Ski with Annie Phillips (c) Malcolm Menzies