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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


Even the little plastic shelf is intact


British pear-shaped plate


Olympia typewriter in working condition


An even older Olympia typewriter in working condition


Coca Cola tray (reproduction)


Coca Cola tray (reproduction)


Coca Cola tray


A giant roll of Kodak film?

It's a portable BBQ!

It’s a portable BBQ!


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.


Vintage Swank cufflinks


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.


Pre-loved high-quality wool scarf


Pre-loved high-quality wool scarf


Pre-loved high-quality wool scarf


It’s double-sided!


We love them checks!



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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  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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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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A big thanks… and special discounts for Xmas

The lovely coverage of our shop in various publications : The Straits Times Urban (19 Nov), Time-Out (Dec issue) and lately in Sunday’s Lifestyle papers (12 Dec), has kept us busy indeed.

A big thank you to the journalists and photographers who came, saw and loved the shop enough to write about us.

Thanks also to the customers who dropped by!

To show our appreciation, we are offering a 20% off on all vintage dresses, cufflinks from the $20 to $80 category and pocket chains, and a 10% off on tin toys, from now till 4 Jan 2011.

It’s the last weekend for Christmas shopping so come by to see what unique gifts you can get for your friends and family.

Our cufflinks come with free gift wrapping!

Doll yourself up with our new sparkly brooches, perfect for that Christmas party dress or soon to come, that Chinese New Year outfit. Prices start from $12

See you soon!

Sparkly Brooches!

Our Xmas brooch tree

Xmas gift ideas!

Our special Xmas gift-wrapping for cufflinks.

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Don’t forget the Dads!

Father’s Day falls on 20 June (this Sunday!) We have some great gifts for your Dad at the store – a wide range of cufflinks, ties, tie-pins, tie-clips, money-clips and more. At great prices too,  from $10 for a tie-pin, $20 for cufflinks.

These are all from the classy SWANK brand of the 60s.  They have never been worn and come in their original box.

Here’s a taste, from simple classic designs…

Classic Swank cufflinks

to these ones set with semi-precious stones…

to the serious bling stuff…

I need shades!

We also have this item called a pocket chain. Clip one end on your belt and chain your keys to the other end. Then dangle it out of your pocket for a really stylo look!  Two designs available.

Swank pocket chains

More gift ideas in store, so come and take a look before Father’s Day!

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We’re open!

Our brick and mortar shop just had its soft opening today, finally! We took a month to set up and get the look right =)

We hope it’s a cosy place our customers will like. Not everything is in yet (there’s still an empty showcase to be filled), but there’s already plenty to browse: a great selection of dresses, printed glass cups, ties, cufflinks and more. They’re all vintage and one-of-a-kind. So call us and drop by soon! Here are some images to tempt you!

Day view

 A few hours later…

Night view

Some merchandise… vintage cufflinks at only $20 a pair. Great for everyday wear.

But if you’re feeling like more bling, then consider these… at $110 a set with matching tie-pin and original box. They don’t make ’em like this anymore. ‘We have a huge range of cufflink designs, from $20 to $120.

Pretty wild, but we like!

Wish I could keep this beautiful satiny number with the cutest oblong buttons. Wonder who’s the lucky person to bring it home…

Dress, $48

If you visited someone’s home during Chinese New Year in the ’60, you were probably served F&N orange in one of these glasses…

Vintage glasses, $4 each


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