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Published May 4th 2019
Stylish fashion fun on girl's day out
Taking a leisurely stroll and girl's day out on a recent Saturday, I came across an interesting shop in Ipswich Road Annerley named Vintage Collective. Owner Tania has thirty or more years in the rag trade, purchasing garments for retail and in the capacity of selling to the customer, so she has a very good understanding of the fashion trends and what compliments an outfit.
Vintage Collective, the Shop for the Stylish Woman (Author's Photo)
Originally in a small store across the alleyway, Vintage Collective is now in a more spacious and designed flowing store, complete with three change rooms, a storage area and shop front where ladies' attire and accessories can be displayed more graciously and with style.
Jewllery to suit your every needs and outfit (Author's Photo)
Vintage Collective purchases pre-loved items, recycles and up-sells onto the new customer. On occasions there may be an item sold on commission; however, Tania prefers to purchase outright thereby retaining the quality and range of garments she wishes to sell. All items are washed and ironed before going on display.
Style Is Your Own Desire (Author's Photo)
Custom jewellery, leather belts and scarves are also available for purchase to complement your outfits. Finding a leather belt these days can be somewhat difficult, so it is good to know where to go to source one that is actually leather.
If you are a new artist starting out, Vintage Collective gives you the option of hiring a shelf for your quality handmade items. On the shelf the day I visited were lamps, books, jewellery and wood merchandise. Vintage Collective is understanding of artists who may have trouble breaking into the standard market trades and this opportunity gives new talent a helping hand.
Vintage Collective opens from Wednesday to Friday from 10.00 to 4.00 and Saturdays from 10.00 to 2.30pm. Their address is Annerley Arcade, Shop 5, 478 Ipswich Road, Annerley. Any questions, please ring Vintage Collective on 0416 369 578. Vintage Collective motto is "fashion fades, style is eternal".