Today I’ve been once again helping out at the National Trust, appraising and pricing donations for the annual vintage clothing sale.
Every year is good but this is quite exceptional – particularly with a great array of vintage lingerie including some lovely ’20s and ’30s bras, Edwardian petticoats and ’50s peignoirs and scanties. Some beautiful ’30s dresses in silks and printed florals.
There are also many great Australian designers of the ’60s-80s including Prue Acton, Sally Browne, Anthea Crawford, Simona, George Gross and Stuart Membery. There’s something for everyone and there are lots of pieces I quite covet.
From the website:
On Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 March, 10am to 4pm at Como House and Garden weâ€™ll be opening the gates for one of the most unique vintage clothing sales in Melbourne. With all real vintage and carefully curated items that you wonâ€™t find anywhere else!
All donated and of the highest quality with some being particularly rare. There will be everyday clothes as well as formal garments, hats, gloves, belts, handbags, scarves, jewellery, fashion books, materials and collectibles for women, men and children.
All proceeds from the sale will go towards furniture, furnishings and critical conservation projects for Como House.
As always, be there early to snaffle the best bargains, or come on the Sunday when most items will be half price. Hope to see you there.
What: National Trust annual vintage, designer clothing and haberdashery sale
When: Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th 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.
Here are some snippets from fashions you’ll find at Como.