The National Trust vintage clothing sale 2018

Hi everyone,

It’s time again for the biggest vintage clothing sale of the year, and the range is bigger than ever. The Como ballroom is groaning under the weight of beautiful garments, all kindly donated for a good cause. All funds raised support Como House.

What: The National Trust annual vintage and designer clothing (womenswear, menswear and childrenswear), accessories, fabric, haberdashery, trinkets and costume jewellery sale.
When: Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th March, 10am to 4pm.
Where: The Ballroom at Como House, Lechlade Avenue, South Yarra.
Entry: $2. All funds raised support the Como House.
More information: at the National Trust site.

I popped by today to get a few piccies for you, and – dare I say – I may have brought a few things home with me too. It’s so hard to resist beautiful things. Here are some highlights: be early for the best buys.


A rack of vintage wedding gowns including Edwardian, ’20s, ’30s, ’40s, ’50s and ’60s.


Lots and lots of beautiful cashmere and fine wool vintage knits and many, many handbags including some lovely ’40s box bags.


Gorgeous brightly coloured ’60s and ’70s prints and stripes. A room full of hats: check the big basket, there are some ’30s wide brimmed sunhats for only $10 in there.


This pristine ’50s party dress with matching stole by Charlotte Fifth Avenue will be going home with a lucky someone for only $50! A room of haberdashery includes tea cosies and eiderdown quilts from the ’30s and brand new Actil bedlinen, still in the vintage box.


Beautiful printed dresses from the ’30s and ’40s: the one on the right is only $30. I can’t tell you how tempted I was to buy this cutie.


Boxes and boxes of vintage patterns including lots of collectible Parisian designer Vogues. Speaking of collectible: vintage suitcases and hatboxes.


Lots of stunning vintage fabrics, I love these mid-century cotton barkcloths in usable lengths from $20 each.

There’s also a stunning metallic lame’ 1920s opera coat for only $60! The prices are the best this year, than they’ve ever been, with everything priced to find a good home. Thank you to everyone who has made this event possible: the generous donors who supplied the goodies and the hard working team of National Trust volunteers who work throughout the year to make it happen.

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