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Diwali Shawl Giveaway

October 12, 2017

Diwali Shawl Giveaway

UPDATE: Congratulations to our Instagram and Facebook winners: Fiona @finickitybee and Anita Mishra! 🎉🎉😘


To celebrate the coming of Diwali, the Festival of Light, next Thursday (19th October) we're giving away some of our super cosy handmade Nepali 'yak wool' shawls via our Instagram and Facebook pages. Our soft, warm and versatile Nepali shawls can be worn as an oversized scarf or used as a yoga or meditation blanket. They usually retail for £25 in store but are currently on sale here for £20.

Nepali shawls giveaway styles

If you'd like a chance to win one you can enter via this Instagram post or the Nepali Shawl Giveaway post currently pinned to the top of our Facebook page (or both if you want to double your chances!).

The rules are simple:

1) Follow us on Instagram or like our Facebook page if you haven't already.
2) Tag a friend & leave a comment stating your preferred colour. Easy!

The winner will be announced the day after Diwali, Friday 20th 2017. International entries are welcome: if you win we'll ship your shawl to you for free!

Colours/styles available: red-black, deep blue-turquoise, green-blue, morning sky cyan-mix, charcoal black, green-black, rose burgundy, mystic magenta, rust mix, rose tan (as shown) plus our banded shawls (only a few styles available) & zig zag shawls

Browse our full range of shawls, make your choice & then head over to our Instagram and/or Facebook page. Good luck! 👍🏽🎉

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Sizing Chart

Please use the size charts below to help you determine your size. As sizing and cut can vary greatly between brands, use the charts as a general guide to compare sizes and the measurements for listed item to ensure a good fit. If you need assistance selecting the right size, please contact us at info@meroretro.com or +44 (0) 207 6866807.

Women's Clothing Size Conversion  (source: Wikipedia)

UK 8 10 12 14 16
USA 6 8 10 12 14
Europe 36 38 40 42 44
Japanese 9 11 13 15 17
Bust 34" 36" 38" 40" 42"
Waist 26" 28" 30" 32" 34"
Hip 37" 39" 41" 43" 45"


Shoe Size Conversion


UK Sizing US Sizing AUS Sizing Europe Sizing
2.5 5 3.5 35
3 5.5 4 35.5
3.5 6 4.5 36
4 6.5 5 36.5
4.5 7 5.5 37
5 7.5 6 37.5
5.5 8 6.5 38
6 8.5 7 39.5
6.5 9 7.5 40
7 9.5 8 40.5
7.5 10 8.5 41
8 10.5 9 41.5
8.5 11 9.5 42


Vintage Sizing and Measurements

Vintage sizing and modern sizing can be very different. Because of this, we provide detailed measurements of all vintage clothing to help you determine whether or not a garment will fit correctly. An assessment of the estimated modern size will be noted, as well as any sizes on the tag, but please refer to measurements to best determine fit.

A good way to determine fit:

* Find a similar item in your wardrobe.
* Measure it according to our measurement guidelines.
* Compare your measurements to those of the vintage item you are interested in.
* You're done. If it's a good fit, make it yours!

We do occasionally pin clothing to fit our models, so please read all measurements carefully. We do not accept returns for vintage merchandise that does not fit. If you have any questions about our sizing/measurements, please contact us at info@meroretro.com.

Measurement Guidelines

All bust, waist, and hip measurements are taken straight across while garment is laid flat. Please double bust, waist, and hip measurements.



Shoulders Shoulder seam to shoulder seam
Bust Armpit to armpit, and sometimes stretched for strapless or form-fitting pieces
Waist Measured at the smallest part of the waist
Hip Measured at the largest part of the hip, straight across
Sleeves Shoulder seam to cuff; for dolman sleeves, measured from collar
Length Top of garment, from shoulder seam to hem
Rise Taken from crotch seam to top of garment
Inseam Taken from crotch seam to ankle
Swing Taken across bottom hem of garment, then doubled




Length Sole of shoe, from toe to heel, measured on the bottom of the sole
Width Measured at widest part of the sole of the shoe, typically at ball of foot
Height From bottom of shoes (including heels) to top
Heel Taken at the very back of shoe, from floor to top of heel








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