Validating Vintage

It’s been months since I visited a vintage store and last Saturday I took two Chinese journalists around Sydney’s best vintage stores. While preparing for the trip, the question came to me.. what… Continue reading

In Defense of Shops

The retail figures are out and it’s the biggest slump in 50 years. Where is everyone and why aren’t they shopping?   There are two answers to this.  One is what the media has… Continue reading

Malcolm McLaren – last time round the outside

There will no doubt be an emphasis on Malcolm McLaren’s  Sex Pistol time.  For me it was what he did after that is his legacy.     He managed Adam and the Ants, then Bow… Continue reading

Favourite Vintage Stores in Sydney

I prefer a good vintage store or market to an op-shop.  Here are my favourite ones around Sydney. Grandma takes a Trip – 263 Crown St, Surry Hills Coco Repose – 82 Fitzroy… Continue reading

On-Trend & Vintage-unique

Vintage Fashion is trend driven just like contemporary fashion.  Last year it was knee boots and this year it’s ankle boots, for example. Most of us like to integrate our new vintage finds… Continue reading


I shop Shops.  My senses are alert from the moment I approach the front door.