It was equal parts a love of all things old and the rare chance to catch a genuine vintage bargain that drove me to the Frock Up Pop Up Vintage Fair in Narabundah on Saturday.
The cute and well organised hall on Boolimba Crescent today hosted the first Canberra event of 2016. Rows of bargain racks were lined up in sections by some of the most prolific vintage clothing dealers in Australia. Notably, Canberras Out of Ark, Victorias Seams Old and New South Wales collector Coutura all offered their wares at marked down prices fit to make any vintage enthusiast happy.
As well as gorgeous clothing and accessories including hats, handbags, scarves, Stirling silver rings and necklaces from the 20's all the way to the 80's, there were vintage record players, magazines and dress makers dolls.
Dress maker doll used in the post-WWII displays throughout Canberra
The ladies of Canberra stepped out in their victory rolls and circle skirts to rifle through everything from pre-war shirtdresses to genuine outfits from the movie sets of the Golden Age of Hollywood.
Frock Up holds vintage fairs all over Australia throughout the year for a gold coin donation entry, details of which are updated via their Facebook page (linked below).
Another Canberra event will be held in the middle of the year, meanwhile a Out of Ark can be found at the antiques centre in Fyshwick to tide you over between sales!