It's vintage, darling!

It's vintage, darling!

Gone are the days of rummaging through moth-ridden gowns in search of an authentic vintage garment. We’ve found Brisbane’s best vintage lairs and we are here to share! By Rosie O'Conner

By Guest Styler | 27th November 2013

Can you keep a secret?

This boutique runs out of an unassuming cottage-like house, surrounded by flowers and shrubbery. Without the address you could easily pass by the boutique without knowing what treasures lie within. However, the smooth jazz sounds coming from the house beckon any passers to its doors. The boutique operates out of a home, giving it a warm, raw and tranquil vibe. The name, “Can You Keep a Secret”, is fitting given the one-off pieces hanging from the racks. Here, you’ll find everything from unfitted-shift dresses to hot pants and platforms to court shoes.
653 Logan Road Greenslopes

La Bella Donna

There’s no need to travel to Melbourne to find genuine vintage wares. Bella Donna regularly receives an influx of stock straight from Victoria’s cultural hub. The retro boutique is home to printed maxi-dresses, ethereal lace garments and Jackie Kennedy inspired looks.
639 Wynnum Road, Morningside

Box Vintage

As street-style experiences a grunge injection, fashion forward individuals are in search of the perfect mid-drift to complete their look. Box Vintage’s out-of-date clothes have never been more on trend. The team of vintage collectors and fashion stylists gather clothes from all around the globe, bringing customers acid-washed denim jackets, black suede vests, bomber jackets and much more. New stock arrives weekly.
73 Vulture Street, West End

Trash Monkey

Fortitude Valley is home to those who dream, dance and play, so it would seem only natural that Brisbane’s most alternative vintage boutique would reside in this location. Filled with psychedelic prints and risqué burlesque wares, Trash Monkey is every artist’s favourite dress-up chest. Clothes aside, the boutique stocks quirky collectables – retro skateboards, yo-yos and one-off costume jewellery pieces.
Corner of Duncan Street & Ann Street

Sunday Social

Nestled within one of Fortitude Valley’s many alleyways, Sunday Social is the perfect addition to the charming Winn Lane. Owner, Jessica Barty, moved her vintage beauties from the virtual world to Winn Lane following the success of her online store. Sunday Social stocks wearable vintage gems such as felt hats, split sleeve maxi dresses and reef shoes.
Shop 5D, Winn Lane, Fortitude Valley

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