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Frock Up Geelong 2012

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by Catherine Van Bergen (subscribe)
I'm a freelance writer who lives on the Bellarine Peninsula. I enjoy finding new things to see and do in the beautiful area that I live in. I'm also a booklover- see my reviews at
Fashion is just one of those things that keeps coming back. You may have thought you'd left those high-waisted jeans and fluoro tops back in the eighties, but recent years have seen a resurgence in a lot of the trends that were popular decades before now.

With a lot of stores selling 'replica' items of clothing, as well as their own take on the styles, it can be easy and cheap to reproduce the looks that have once again become popular. Some op shops may also have old clothing items and accessories that fit with the trends and could take your outfit to the next level.

But if you'd prefer to have the vintage look without trawling through dusty or already-picked-through racks at your local opportunity shop, look no further than Frock Up Geelong, a vintage fashion fair that will be held at Geelong West Town Hall on Saturday 27 October.

Located in fashion-forward Pakington Street, there will be plenty of vintage items available for sale - it's just a matter of finding what you like and hoping that it's in your size. Among the items on offer are vintage and retro fashion, accessories (including bags, shoes, hats and jewellery), textiles, vintage crafting items, and homewares to make your house look pretty.

Frock Up Geelong 2012
Geelong West Town Hall will be the place to go for all vintage shopping this weekend

There will be plenty of clothing racks, tables and cabinets sporting items from the 1940s all the way to the 1980s, so you should be able to find something of interest. Alongside the items for sale will also be exhibitions of fashion throughout history, which will definitely be interesting viewing, as well as bits and pieces that have stood the test of time.

While Frock Up Geelong is a marketplace for vintage goods, it is also a great opportunity to turn up in your finest retro wears and make an impression. Who knows? You might inspire somebody to buy that fifties style dress and make it their own.

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Pick up some pretty vintage bargains at Frock Up Geelong

Run by The Way We Wear Fairs, this fashion event is visiting eleven Australian cities (Geelong is number nine on this list), and is guaranteed to please any fashionista who believes that they have even a modicum of style. Best of all, entry into the event is cheap, so you will have the opportunity to pick up some great fashion bargains without having to pay through your nose to get access to them.
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Why? To pick up some great vintage fashion
When: Saturday 27 October from 9.30am-5pm
Where: Geelong West Town Hall
Cost: Adults $6, Concession $5, Child (12 and up) $3
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