Friday, 7 February 2014

It's on again!

If you're a Melbourne-based vintage lover and have not yet experienced a Unique Vintage warehouse sale, take a trip to Cheltenham tomorrow (8th Feb) and be prepared to go nuts!

Unique Vintage is located at 10 Hewitt St, Cheltenham, roughly 30 minutes by car from Melbourne's CBD.  You can also get there via public transport - catch a Frankston line train to Morrabbin, then an 811 or 812 Dandenong bus to the Keys Rd bus. The draw-backs of using public transport are: the buses seem to only run hourly and it's no fun having to change vehicles while carting a giant garbage bag full of clothes. 

Dresses - $15

Cowboy boots - $30

At this months sale, they're offering playsuits for $15; skirts for $10; women's shoes for $10; and handbags for measly $5. The amount of stuff on offer is phenomenal, quite literally a warehouse full, and it can be a bit daunting for a first timer. That said, I still managed to pick up a few good buys the last time I went.

This day dress has had quite a few outings over the last couple of months.

Another day dress which is new old stock and still had an original price tag attached.

This awesome number has a few small moth holes (it's wool) but is otherwise perfect. 

My best buyer's tip is this: Don't wast your time going through every garment on the rack; scan for vintage prints and fabrics - they'll most likely be cotton & blends - then take a closer look. Oh, and don't forget the ever handy 'waist around the neck' measurement, it saves having to try things on. Believe it or not, if you can reach half the full waist around your neck, it will fit. Give it a try, it really works!

For more details on the warehouse sale, check out Unique Vintage on Facebook.
Happy shopping!

- Tamara

1 comment:

  1. I've never been, or heard of this store. I'm out in Gippsland but it sounds worth the trip.


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