Royal Mail get Fashionable?

I can’t say I ever imagined writing a blog post about stamps; but then Royal Mail go and do something like this and suddenly it makes perfect sense! For years I’ve mocked my Dad’s stamp collecting hobby…now I’m considering starting one myself!


Some of Britain’s most renowned fashion designers are being featured on ten new first class stamps. The stamps will be available from all Post Office Branches on 15th May

Hardy Amies, Norman Hartnell, Granny Takes a Trip, Ossie Clark, Tommy Nutter, Jean Muir, Zandra Rhodes, Vivienne Westwood, Paul Smith and Alexander McQueen share a fashion showcase of stamps. The images featured on the stamps were shot by renowned fashion photographer, Sølve Sundsbø
Celebration of fashion in the UK dates back as far as 1693 with the publication of ‘Ladies Mercury’, the first ever specialist fashion magazine.

Will you be picking up some of these? I’ve only posted my four favourites; the others are just as fabulous!

15 comments for “Royal Mail get Fashionable?

  1. O I love these and makes a nice change from seeing the Queens head. Weirdly since moving i’ve started collecting all the random US stamps we get in the mail. I’m being geeky again!

  2. Ooo, I heard about this. They look so cool.

  3. oh that’s so cool!love it.the ones with mcqueen creation is amazing!

  4. Oh I say! Really like the top one, though I’d only bother sending it to my fashion friends, make sure it’s appreciated! Love the top one especially xx

  5. Amazing! My favourite is the last image 🙂

    Karys x

  6. These are fab, definitely going to look out for them on my post! x

  7. These are amazing, I may just buy them and keep them, they look so good, plus its fashion related.

    Jess x

  8. i’m ridculosy excited for my trip to the post office now ;p

  9. Mat

    very cool, i’ve not heard about this

  10. oh my god wow, these are incredible! I used to collect stamps when I was younger, I actually loved it and kinda regret the fact that I stopped and don’t have much collection anymore :/
    My sister works for the post office so I’m gonna have to ask her to keep an eye out for these for me!
    Love Holz oxo

  11. Ooo, these are so good! Didn’t expect these from Royal Mail tbh! x

  12. Amy

    I got a letter with the Zandra Rhodes one and the Vivienne Westwood one this morning. I think they’re fabulous!
    Thanks for sharing some of the others.


  13. I saw these in a magazine last weekend, I absolutely love them!

  14. LOVE these so much xxx