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!
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.