Welcome to Circa Vintage.
Circa is a retail and online vintage clothing shop owned and run by Nicole Jenkins, aided by her able assistants and based in Melbourne, Australia.
Since 2004, Circa has focused on good quality original mens and ladies garments and accessories dating from the Victorian era to modern times. Local labels are a specialty, although some items are sourced overseas due their rarity.
As a collector, Nicole has been buying and selling vintage clothing since 1980 and at one time managed Sydney shop “Albert and Gladys”. She has also worked in costume hire, film, television, theatre and fashion here in Australia and in the UK after studying costume design and construction at Perth Technical College and the WA Academy of Performing Arts.
“My mission” says Nicole “Is to encourage people to wear and enjoy vintage clothing”.
Most vintage garments and accessories at Circa have been cleaned and restored to their original glory so they are ready to wear. Some older garments are not cleaned due to their antique or fragile nature, as they are more suitable for collecting than wearing. In addition, we stock a small number of new reproduction accessories and lingerie, when it is difficult to find the originals in good condition and appropriate sizes.
Nicole is also available by arrangement – see here for a list of some of the ways she can be of service. Recent events can be found here.
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