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Vintage Shopping in Brisbane

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Published September 3rd 2010
Vintage pieces are often more art than fashion. They are ever surprising, with details like hand stitching and intricate embellishments, and much more special than chain store buys. Vintage clothing is also one of a kind; dressed in vintage, you'll never have to worry about something wearing the same dress as you. If you'd like to get your Dita Von Teese on, check out these vintage retail outlets.

La Bella Donna (Wynnum Road, Morningside) and Travels with my Aunt (99 Buckland Road, Nundah Village, Nundah) are vintage store heavyweights, run lovingly by a dedicated staff. Both stores provide hours of browsing, with a huge selection of vintage clothing, jewellery and accessories (like parasols, hand embroidered handkerchiefs and cocktail hats) on offer. It's a little more expensive, but these items are an investment.

Vintage weddings are so 2010 and the Endeavour Stores at Stafford (5/17 Billabong Street) and Woodridge (87-91 Wembley Road) are your vintage wedding specialists. Not only will you find beautiful, unique pieces, you'll also save a bucketload of money $300 wedding dress, anyone? And if you're planning a wedding on a budget, check out their $1500 Wedding Planner.

Vintage items are incredibly delicate and require a high level of maintenance. If you like the vintage look but prefer to throw your clothes in the washing machine, why not try some vintage replica?

Tiger Rag (2/702 Ann Street, Fortitude Valley) serves up a range of men's and women's clothing, as well as accessories and lingerie. The look is rockabilly cool meets Old Hollywood bombshell glam sailor suits, bowling shirts, oxfords and high waisted everything. And while you wouldn't think to go to a chain store for the vintage look, General Pants on Queen Street is now home to a concept vintage store and clothing line, producing beautiful, unique pieces that are machine washable.

Now that you've got the threads, you need the hair and make up to really make the look pop - these videos should give you some inspiration.

Pin-up Perfect Pompadour

1940's Make-up Tutorial
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