Category Archives: Ladies accessories

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 šŸ™‚

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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! šŸ™‚

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Bags, bags, bags!

We’ve made full use of our new space and filled it with bags you love. Recently, we noticed our cosmetic/train cases have been used creatively as ang pow (red packet) holders at weddings. The red ones are the perfect auspicious colour for that! And I can just imagine red Double Happiness stickers on the white and green ones šŸ™‚

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Simply love old leather bags, especially this one, which looks like something a Victorian-era doctor might carry.

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(sold)

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And for the stylish gent, an oversized leather bag for all your overnight needs, with shoulder strap. Made in Italy.

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(sold)

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Metal Head – hooks, handles and more

These items have nothing in common, except that they’re all metal, vintage and really unique!

Have you heard of the term Occupied Japan? It’s the period after WWII when Japan was occupied by the Allied forces (American and British mainly), from the year 1945 to about 1952. Which makes this exquisite jewellery box and lighter about 70 years old, gosh! These items are marked with the words “Made in Occupied Japan”.

Nickel-plated jewellery box

Art-deco style lighter (shaped like a tulip)

Made in Occupied Japan

A toast rack you can use for letters too.

Toast rack (sold)

A slice of Americana

American 50s diner-style napkin holder (sold)

The contrast of shades and textures makes it interesting

A gift from Brubaker Plumbing and Heating (sold)

Real American car license plates

Vintage brass handles – lovely to jazz up a plain wooden box or chest of drawers.

Brass handles

Brass handle

This is new but mid-century-modern inspired –Ā a set of fun swivelling hooks.

Wall-mounted swivelling hooks

Wall-mounted swivelling hooks

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Gift Guide Part 3

With the train distruptions recently, we’re glad to say that the shop is extremely accesssible by bus and car =) Well, it comes with being alongĀ one of theĀ main expressways in Singapore, the Ayer Rajah Expressway (AYE), which leads all the way to the east of Singapore with hardly a traffic light in sight.

So if you’re giving the downtown areas a miss, shop vintage at our small but bustling (and bursting) store!

As we hurtle towards Christmas (yes it’s going to be that fast), consider these Christmas gift ideas.

 

A set of six amber glasses, new in the box!

Pretty amber glasses

Cover of box

 

A really old-school film camera which will actually work! Comes new in the box as well.

Old-School camera

Camera manual

 

Bet you haven’t seen these in a while. Dip the bird and he picks up a toothpick!

Toothpick holder

 

For those trendy folks, geek-chic spectacle frames made of good-quality acetate. As these are vintage pre-loved pieces, we took out the original lenses so everyone can wear them =)

Presidential style =)

I think my uncle wore these in the 70s.

Made in West Germany

The pretty pink sides

The only pair with lenses, New old stock.

 

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Shiny trinkets

Pair your dresses with our selection of pretty necklaces and brooches. These are not vintage but we love them anyway! More in store…

My precioussssss...

Pastel flowers

Dancing brass bunnies

Bunny Bling!

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Leather sling bags

The hottest accessory these days is a vintage sling bag. And you guessed it, we haveĀ some that are in great condition!

Vintage Nikon camera bag

Leather bag

Leather bag

Boxy leather camera bag

The perfect size for your SLR

In good condition inside and out

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Swank vintage belt buckles (Great gift idea!)

 

Our latest addition to the swanky Swank family of accessories for men – the belt buckle. Made of solid brass and plated so that they will never rust (ever), these buckles are truly beautiful. They were designed for men but we reckon that women will love them too because of their slimmer widths.

The best thing is – you can personalise your own belt!

1. Choose the buckle (your own initial or name!) 2. Choose the colour and type of leather. 3. We’ll do the rest!

Your belt will be made of 100% genuine quality Ā leather and put together by local craftsmen. We have several options, including calf leather, for your selection.

Prices range from $50 to $90 (depending on quality of leather). Please give us 1-2 weeks to fulfil the order.

From now to the end of the year, we’re offering 10% off each belt, plus a special gift box so you can present it as a truly unique gift to a loved one.

Come down and take a look! These pictures will give you a better idea.

Your selection of buckles

Two types available – initials and names.

Alphabets available are A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, J, K, L ,M, N, T, R, P and W.

Names available are Bill, Bob, Charles, David, Dick, Ed, Frank, George, Harry, Henry, Jack, Jim, Joe, John, Paul, Ron, Tom and Walter.

Name buckles

 

Initial buckles

 

Don’t forget our cufflinks! (gift wrapping available)

 

 

We also have money clips (they’re getting more and more popular!)

 

More gift ideas to come in the following days, so stay tuned!

 

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Red Star Style

I admit, I know next to nothing about Russian culture or design, but there’s just something about communist-era design that appeals so much to me. Maybe it’s because it’s so bold, plain and direct. Something that shouts and calls to attentionĀ immediately – no-nonsense communication. If only all design can speak to us so clearly.

It’s hip to be kitsch, pin one of these Russian military badges on a serious-looking blazer and seeĀ your outfit Ā pop to life. They’re on sale now at $5 each.

Russian badges

A closer look

The ‘badge’ on the first row is called a Everyday Cockade, to affix on the band around the officer’s cap. That’s why you see two flaps that bend out from behind.

The badge with the ‘2’ is an Armoured Qualification badge – 2nd Class.

They’re also great on a beret.

Smart beret

And if your ears are feeling cold, here’s a big woolly cap with ear flaps.

Russian winter cap

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Bags of Style

Just in! We managed to ‘ahem’ pardon the pun, bag some really unique vintage bags from a bag collector.

Most of them are boxy (very functional) and feature lovely textured weaves. All in great condition inside and out. Take a look!

Available at the shop now. (We’re glad to report they have all found owners!)

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