Category Archives: For Women

Gifts for the alcohol-loving

Here’s a cool way to measure out spirits for your parties (to make your alcohol last longer, of course, haha) Get these vintage brass measuring pegs and be the coolest bartender (or is it mixologist?) around! One gill = quarter of a pint.

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Sneak your own alcohol in with these brand new stainless steel hip flasks. There’s even one on a key chain!

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Random ‘new’ items!

From industrial-use glass bottles to vintage flour sacks, there is something for everyone!

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How about turning these old glass bottles into lamp bases?

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Cosmetic case with brass details

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Kids colouring mat

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Swank vintage lighter (new in box)

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Vintage amber coffee cups (set of six)

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Vintage National toaster with toy toaster

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Real ship porthole

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Use this vintage flour sack to make cushions!

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Reproduction HMV signboard

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The PERFECT gift

Find it at By My Old School!

For the person who loves keropok (prawn crackers)

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For those who love Pepsi

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Old-school Pepsi glasses

For the person who needs spectacles 🙂

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Vintage optician kit

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For the ‘domestic goddess’ who doesn’t cook

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Reproduction metal sign (sold)

For the retro-fashion fashionista

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Vintage patchwork clutch (sold)

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Vintage patchwork clutch (sold)

For those who love trinkets

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Made-in-England glass vintage butter dish

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Store your butter or your jewellery!

If you just want to send your festive greetings, do so with our greeting cards made with authentic vintage French postcards! Some examples of the postcards here:

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More gift ideas to come but check these out in the shop now! 🙂

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Our racks are full again!

Happy lunar new year! Enjoying the holidays much? 🙂 it’s only 3 days to the weekend (hang in there!) so we thought to tempt you with what’s new in the shop.

Our dress rack is full again! Full of vintage outfits that are a riot of colour and print. Even better news – prices start from $15 for a blouse and dresses are mostly $30!

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To round it off, we have something for guys too (but that doesn’t mean girls can’t wear them too) – two old-school track jackets. They’re the epitome of preppy cool – one in our national colours of red and white, and the other a classic Yonex of blue and cream.

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Plus we have a new display showcase! Check it out.

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10 Days to Christmas

Beat the crush in town and shop here in the quiet leafy compound of Normanton Park. We mean come to our little ol’shop of course!

Could these be perfect presents for yourself or a loved one? We think they could!

Red cosmetic case

Echolac cosmetic case

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Even the little plastic shelf is intact

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British pear-shaped plate

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Olympia typewriter in working condition

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An even older Olympia typewriter in working condition

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Coca Cola tray (reproduction)

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Coca Cola tray (reproduction)

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Coca Cola tray

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A giant roll of Kodak film?

It's a portable BBQ!

It’s a portable BBQ!

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Bring your BBQ anywhere!

Guys are hard to shop for, so we think these vintage cufflinks make really good gifts! They come with their original box and are in tip-top condition. We have a large variety to choose from and prices start at $30 a pair. Here are some amazingly stylish  examples in the $30 price range. Free gift wrapping provided.

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Vintage Swank cufflinks

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Vintage Swank cufflinks

Woolly scarves aren’t just for keeping warm, they make good accessories for the home too. Add a spot of colour to an armchair or sofa.

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Pre-loved high-quality wool scarf

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Pre-loved high-quality wool scarf

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Pre-loved high-quality wool scarf

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It’s double-sided!

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We love them checks!

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Domestic Helpers

We aim to provide vintage items that are practical as well – we’re not sure about the hairdryers though!

Yes we hear you, it’s difficult to find unique hooks out there (the designer ones are all too expensive!). These are just perfect to add some vintage character to your wall. Did we mention they’re functional too?

We have them mounted in one, twos and threes and unmounted as well.

Vintage hooks

One fixture is actually three hooks, so three of them means nine hooks! Gosh!

Elegant handheld mirror and coat brush

We’re not sure if these hairdryers are working (we recommend not trying them out with your other appliances on!) But lovely shapes, don’t you think?

National brand hairdryer

Wigo hairdryer (Made in Germany)

Wanli hairdryer (Made in China)

 

These teak photoframes have such a lovely nostalgic vibe to them. Imagine them hung in a row, in some old clan association or coffeeshop). The chains that come with them are made of metal links and are extraordinarily long. We have 7 frames available.

Vintage teak photoframes (46cm x 38cm)

Love the bevelled edges.

Metal chain for picture hanging

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SALE – Your favourite four-letter word!

To clear our racks for new frocks, we’re letting some of our vintage dresses go for a fabulous price of $30!

Come and pick your favourites! Some designs available:

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Kodak Moments – vintage cameras

A new batch of cameras just in!

Meet your Eastman Kodak Brownie Bullet camera, with original box and instruction manual

Kodak Brownie Bullet

 

Adorable and boxy, with strap above

 

A similar model

Brownie Flash six-20

 

side view

The Kodak Instamatic X-45 comes with original box and instruction manual

Kodak Instamatic X-45

Accompanying manual

The Kodak Pony II comes with a leather field case.

Kodak Pony II

Snug in its leather case

 

Kodak Brownie 8mm movie camera

 

Side view

 

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Vintage cameras and cases

We bought these because we admired their design and craftsmanship, plus its place in history. We don’t really know alot about photography to be honest, so won’t you come on by and tell us more about them? The cameras come with a leather case.

This is what a portable foldable camera looked like in those days.

It was housed in a beautiful leather pouch like this

And unfolds into this! The Six-20 Kodak Junior.

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Close-up

 

Camera No 2, the Kershaw Eight-20 camera made in the late 40s, in the UK.

Slightly different catch

The Penguin Kershaw Eight-20. Made in England.

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We have just the leather cases too, which we think are really cool for modern-day accessories. Two designs available.

Leather camera case

Leather camera case

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New arrivals – typewriters

Catch these before they’re gone!

We love the baby blue keyboard of the Hermes Baby (no relation to the fashion brand). Made in West Germany, it was quite an iconic typewriter in its day. This model was made around 1966.

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Another blue –  a dusky hue for the Hanimex, made in Japan, circa 1960s.

Hanimex Regal

Sophisticated brown Royal Litton typewriter, made in Japan also in the 60s.

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The Olivetti Dora was designed by renowned Italian architect Ettore Sottsass (he also designed the chilli red Olivetti Valentine and founded the Memphis design movement – think geometric shapes and squiggly lines). Note the clean and simple, slightly boxy shape. The typeface, as we read, is Techno Pica, a similarly boxy font. Made in the 60s in Spain.

Olivetti Dora

Finally, the most unusual of the lot with a woodgrain casing, another Royal Litton.

Royal (sold)

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