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Had Fun at the Flea!

We’re not biased (honestly), but we think the Public Garden flea market is one of the best (if not the best) local flea markets around for those who are keen on independent crafts, design, ideas and just really unique items. Plus we can’t forget the triple deck chocolate cake we had from Sadie Rose Cakes & Bakes, or the (healthy) vegan ice-cream from Brownice.

Ok, enough about other exhibitors =) We were glad to be there to showcase our vintage Swank jewellery for men (cufflinks, tie-pins, pocket chains) and also to launch our new  vintage Swank brass buckles (more on this in a later post). We also brought some pretty pendants for the ladies, great paired with your vintage frock. The party season is indeed coming upon us – as many of our vintage dresses found new adoring owners.

Our humble table - almost bursting at the seams


Swank vintage cufflinks


Customise your belt with us!


This was where the party was on Saturday

The place had a nice view too =)


Vegan ice-cream! I can't believe it's made from brown rice!




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Classic Style – CopyKate fashion

While we don’t know if Kate Middleton wears vintage dresses, we know for sure that she embraces a return to fashion that is more elegant, graceful and  feminine. In fact she’s the poster girl now for skirts that fall right at the knee or below, flattering slim cut (not tight fit) dresses and (gasp) long sleeves! Her much-adored wedding dress was the epitome of this classic style that has now become very much her trademark.

Thanks to the perennially stylish Duchess of Cambridge, these old-but-gold fashions are coming back in style. Not so much prim and proper but well-cut, well-made and a tad more conservative than contemporary fashion with their longer skirts and loose sleeves, vintage dresses make you feel more put-together and feminine. If Kate can look that fabulous while keeping covered up, give vintage styles a try and you’ll be surprised how easy it is to fall in love with them too!

Grey dress with sailor tie

Lovely front detail

Elegant brown dress with floral hem

A detail of the fabric covered buttons at the back (the fabric on the buttons are matched to the patterns on the dress!)

Black satiny dress with lovely draped bodice

Wonderfully feminine - the draping is anchored by a ribbon on one shoulder

Demure paisley dress with original belt

You have to see this dress to appreciate its details such as the matching belt buckle and buttons.

Matching belt

Mustard and black dress with pleated skirt (sold)

Adorable buttons - as always!

Black chiffon dress with floral patterns

It has a very interesting sailor-like collar and scarf design

One of my favourite finds ever! A navy cotton dress with white boat neck collar. Casual yet classic. (sold)

The design at the back makes it even more special.

The little ribbon ties at the sleeves add just the right touch of decoration.

A breezy turquoise dress. Love the colour!

A versatile style you can wear anywhere

Another breezy number for the hot days we've been having. Sleeveless dress with zip-up front and ribbon-belt

Blooming lovely roses

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New Arrivals Part II – Dresses

This batch of new dresses celebrate the colour blue – with paisley, batik, stripes and more!

This navy blue shirtdress comes with beautiful piping at the collar, black and gold buttons plus a matching belt. Please forgive the photography. The next picture shows the belt but the colour is closer to the first picture.

A closer look

Navy blue dress with mandarin collar and paisley skirt. Complete it with a vintage leather belt!

What we love, love, love about this next dress is the floral print along the skirt hem.

Simple long cotton dress in a batik-like print.


Everyone loves stripes and this black and blue one wows with its simple elegance. Look closely and appreciate the details such as the flaps in front and the fabric-covered buttons that run down the back.

The odd (non-blue) one in this lot but cute nontheless is this short dress with a ribbon neck-tie.


These plus more in the shop!

We’re open as usual tomorrow from 12 to 8pm. And next Tues as well by appointment.

Just a gentle reminder that we don’t have credit or NETS card facilities so it’s cash only.

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Bits & bobs

Who would have thought nerds would spark the current fashion revolution for dark, thick-framed glasses? Get the real deal with our authentic vintage frames. Also in stock are fun retro frames without lenses.


Wear the key to your heart around your neck… so you don’t lose it!

Antique keys for all sorts of use – as a pendant, bag charm, framed up as art, and so on. Sold in twos and threes.


Sandbag paperweights – to tame your flyaway papers!


Fun retro buttons! Add a pop of colour to your outfit or craft project.


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