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[Sale] The ML Vintage Experience

One from the inbox – Philip Boon and Sonia Audion present The ML Vintage Experience will offer the public a rare chance to step inside the now closed showroom of Mary Lipshut and purchase European designer clothing carefully selected by the lady herself in Milan and Paris across the ’70s and ’80s.   Labels include…

[Sale] National Trust Vintage Clothing Sale 2015

Yesterday I had the very great pleasure to price up the latest donations for the annual National Trust vintage clothing sale. It’s always a treat to see all the wonderful pieces, and the generosity of the donors gives me great heart too. So many nice things – this year we have some special wedding and evening gowns from the ’30s, brand new and unworn ’40s high heels in big sizes, lots of designer handbags and a silent auction for two ’60s Chanel couture skirt suits as well as hundreds of good quality ladies and menswear from the last hundred years.…

[Auction] The Darnell Collection De-accession – Sydney

If you care about fashion in Australia you’re probably familiar with the Darnell Collection, the largest private collection of international couture in Australia, curated by Charlotte Smith and frequently put on display at exhibitions and events. Over the past ten years, the collection has grown and grown and Charlotte is now offering up a selection for your acquisition, so she can focus on the more special pieces. From the official site: Theodore Bruce are proud to present the de-accession of The Darnell Collection with over 500 lots of antique and vintage fashion, including garments, accessories, lace and mannequins. Ranging from…

[Auction] 7,000 Costumes and Vintage Clothing Sale

I’ve just come back from a sneak peek viewing of a large collection of costumes and fashion that is being auctioned this Sunday. This is the private collection of one person, that was stashed in an historic home in the country Victoria and it’s quite a find. What: Costume and vintage clothing auction When: Sunday October 27th from 10.30am Viewing: Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday morning. Where: 17 Wills Street, Melbourne More information at the Glenelg Auction Centre site and auction Facebook page. There is a mixture of film and theatre costumes, fancy dress costumes (especially lots of childrenswear) and…

Introducing St Clare

This week I’ve been shooting some pics for the webshop with St Clare, chanteuse with Mikelangelo. Here are some pics – you’ll be seeing a lot more of her in the webshop. Hope you like! She brings the clothes to life. Thank you, St Clare!

Lucky Dip, vintage sewing style

On the weekend we went to an auction in Woodend that had several lots of vintage and antique clothing. As you know, auctions are my idea of fun, so even though I hardly need more stock at the moment, Tim and I drove up for a day in a cold shed packed with lots of other people with their best poker face on, and put up our hands repeatedly hoping to buy old wares. Wedding gown with Edwardian beaded stole and ’20s parasol in the background. You don’t have to have much money to enjoy an auction: you can put…

Strictly Vintage Market – get ready for the next one

Recently we attended the Take2 Markets “Strictly Vintage” event at the Northcote Town Hall and it was a great day – thought you might like to see some pics. I’ve seen a lot of vintage events in Melbourne and this one was by far the best: great venue, great location, great sellers with something for everyone – just good quality vintage from 1890-1990 at bargain prices. Only $5 for buyers to get in and $130 for sellers to trade, there’s more cash in your pocket for what’s important – buying fabulous fashions. The next event is on August 3rd and…

Massive Costume Sale – Malcolm’s ex stock

From the in-box: a huge sale, sure to be full of well priced treasures. I do love it when they say words like “prices from $1” and “everything must go”. If I were you, I’d go early. What: Massive costume sale including vintage: see the flyer for details. When: Saturday June 29th and Sunday 30th 10am to 4pm both days. Where: 1/177 Beavers Road, Northcote. Opposite CERES, on the other side of Merri Creek. More information: see the Facebook post.

Introducing Strictly Vintage – a new vintage market

Hi all, Rina (Take 2 Markets) and I are organising a new vintage market that combines the winning formula of Take 2, but focusing on affordable vintage for fashion lovers. No frills, just well priced and fabulous fashions! The first event is planned for next month at the wonderful Northcote Town Hall – here are the details: What: Strictly Vintage, a new event for the discerning vintage fashion enthusiast When: Saturday May 25th 10am to 3pm. Where: Northcote Town Hall, top of Ruckers Hill, High St, Northcote. Cost: $5 Circa will have a stall of course, and I hope to…

National Trust Vintage, Retro and Designer Clothing Sale 2013

From the in-box: “It’s that time of year again – the Annual Vintage Clothing Sale in the Como Ballroom. Help the National Trust care for its historic costume collection whilst shopping in the elegant surroundings of a 19th century ballroom. Very special items available this year include outstanding vintage haberdashery and craft supplies. Featuring lace, wool, embroidery floss, and fabric remnants many dating from 1900 – 1940. Also an amazing cache of shoes – Italian leather! Master Milliner Paris Kyne will be available to attend to your vintage millinery needs. See you on the 16th & 17th of March at…