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Vintage Bags Acquired in Sydney

My vintage bag collection has increased significantly after one year in Sydney. Thanks to my tenacity in scanning the Glebe, Paddington and Bondi markets, plus the Surry Hills vintage stores haha. 🙂

Most of them cost me around A$20 or less. 

 

p1010782Louis Vuitton this is not, but since I don’t think I will ever carry a LV bag (CIn and LV is like chalk and cheese), this will just have to do. 

p1010484Party Bag. I like the beaded texture. 

p1010486Straw bag. I like the weave of the bag.

p1010488I like the unique opening of the bag. And it looks like a little diary

p1010487The color doesn’t show up well, but it’s a luscious deep green color. 

p1010489Inspired by the Hermes Kelly Bag 

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New Use for Vintage Earrings

When I was young, I love rummaging in my mum’s accessories box. Oh, those big 1980s clip-on earrings. 

Now that I’m older, I still love rummaging for 1980s clip-on earrings, but now, I wear them on my shoes. 🙂

They can also be used as scarf clips, or as a brooch on a plain T-shirt. 

 

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My Favorite Vintage Store in Singapore

 Granny’s Day Out now has a site! Can’t wait to be back to check out the store again. I always seem able to find something there. 😛

And yes, my little polaroid in that store eons ago. 

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Sydney Vintage Show

Many have asked why I love vintage stuff. Even my mum is always highly amused whenever I get home and parade my vintage finds, all the while complaining why I will spend so much money on a piece of “2nd-hand clothing”, which cost barely a dime in hey-days.

I think what I love about vintage clothes and bags is the thrill of the hunt. Finding the perfect vintage dress is an attempt that involves long hours of search (with no guarantee of success). Even after finding the perfect piece, it might not come in your size. Also, the feeling of knowing that you are wearing a piece of history, and that you are probably one of the very few people owning a similar piece. A subtle resistance against the mass-produced fashion of today. 

So, of course I had to check out the Sydney Vintage Fair, held only twice a year here! 

“Last stop”, shouted the bus driver, as the bus reached Cantebury (where??? Ok, take bus 428 to the terminal station). It was an unfamiliar location with nary a sign of human nor mechanical traffic. The only sign was this

 

Oh well, at least I’m in the correct suburb. So I walked and I walked and I walked without seeing anyone for the next 10 minutes. How did I know I was on the correct path? Hmm, I saw this lady carrying a pink parasol walking towards me. Now, of course, you don’t see people carrying pink parasols walking around in suburban Sydney unless it’s for a special event.. Oh, the miles that we will walk for fashion (luckily I was wearing flats). 🙂

 

Yay! Destination reached! Right, I know. Looks dodgy. And nope, I did not see any horses, unfortunately. 

 

Vintage jewellery galore!

 

Beautiful dresses from every era imaginable

 

Parasols!! The difference between parasols and umbrellas are that parasols are not water-proof and are designed more for protection against the sun. 

 

Hats!! One of these hats would have been perfect for Ms J’s hat party

 

Sewing patterns! Unfortunately I can’t sew, if not I will probably buy some of these to try them out. 🙂

 

I bought some of these buttons to replace the missing buttons on my newly acquired vintage dress. 🙂

 

Books from a by-gone era. 

 

Sydneysiders take their vintage very seriously. Shoppers dressed in lovely vintage. 🙂

 

My favorite picture – ladies queing up for cash! This means serious shopping. 🙂

 

PS: And yes, I am happy with my purchases at the fair. I scored 3 bags, 1 dress, 1 set of buttons and 1 scarf for A$100. 🙂 

 

 

 

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