Au revoir Mitchell House – and a moving sale

I have big news for you today – after almost five years in this beautiful Art Deco heritage listed home, Circa and I will be moving out soon.

It’s less than ideal: the coffee shop downstairs has started cooking chicken. I’ve been unable to resolve the issue or successfully encourage them to install extractor fans and so the fatty smell is rising up and starting to settle into my vintage and antique fashions. Quelle Horreur! All of my stock is laundered or dry cleaned and I can’t expose them to this unpleasant risk. No other rooms are available, so we’ll be moving out at the end of the year.

But it’s not all bad: change is invigorating and this offers wonderful opportunities too. Other adventures beckon.

Au revoir, mon amour.

So next month I’ll open the doors for one last sale – two weeks to come and say goodbye and pick up a bargain! I still have thousands of beautiful things, most of which you’ve never seen before. It will be the last hurrah of my retail life and I would love to see you.

What: Circa Vintage Clothing moving sale.
When: Tuesday to Saturday 11am-4pm, 13th-24th December.
Where: First Floor, Mitchell House, 358 Lonsdale St Melbourne (cnr Elizabeth St).
NOTE: Cash or credit card only, no EFTPOS but there are plenty of banks nearby.

I’ll also be offering some of my last shop fittings: a ’50s marbelled red laminex table that we use for sewing, and the two red velvet ’20s arm chairs (now sold). I’m sad that I can’t keep them so they’re looking for a good home. Some of my mannequins too. Artworks, mirrors, vases, cupboards, a bar fridge. Over the past 13-14 years Circa has absorbed fittings from over a dozen vintage shops from around Australia and now it’s time to pass the baton onto others. Get in touch if you’re interested.

It’s been such a wonderful ride since 2004, and I’d like to thank you all for your support. I’ve learnt so much and met – and dressed – so many amazing people. If you can’t make it to the moving sale, pop into the webshop as there are plenty of good buys available there to make moving easier. Circa will continue online only. Thank you x

Miss Becky Lou and the beautiful armchairs, looking for a new home (the chairs, Becky is good).



  1. I will come along to the sale Nicole so look forward to seeing you there. I am looking for 50s suits and dresses! Hope it all goes well and you can transition out of your physical store to online with ease. Best Maria

  2. It was indeed an honour to visit this amazing store filled with your warmth, passion and personality Nicole. Wishing you every success online. Andi.

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