Tuesday, May 04, 2010

Vintage finds & the Red Cross

'Vintage shopping' is definitely one of my favourite kinds of shopping. For some reason it is more fun than shopping in a large scale department store or narrowly colliding with a stranger's trolley whilst getting your groceries. For me I prefer to go alone, or with the one and only shopping partner I am compatible with who is my sister. I don't mean to sound picky or anything close to a high maintenance shopper (which I'm so far from) but just like anyone else, I'd like to enjoy my time browsing and most importantly being able to get a direct and honest opinion from one who knows me best.

However, when it really does come down to it.... I still prefer and will continue to shop vintage on my own. I guess the uncertainty of not knowing what I may find in unfamiliar shop settings makes it an adventure and one that I can call my own. Or maybe it is the end of the adventure that takes the cake - the satisfying moment when you do come across an item that smiles and winks right at you in the shop mirror. And walking out the shop door, knowing you have made a hell-of-a purchase and in your own right, now own a pre-loved treasure no one else will have.


The other day I happened to walk into a vintage shop on King Street that was very 'boutique' compared to the usual others. It turned out to be charity shop for the Red Cross, but one with a hand-picked selection of quality vintage items. The shop was merchandised tastefully and original WWI and WWII Red Cross war posters hung on the walls bringing me back to a time I've only read about in history books. Though soon as I flicked back one of the clothes tag, I than truly realised the goodwill behind this charity shop. All proceeds of the store were to go to the work of the Red Cross. I was quite delighted with this fact and continued to shop the store with a smile on my face. Here, I came out with a faux fur coat and donating my bit to charity.


The Red Cross Shop in Newtown and my faux fur coat (love).

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They had 15% Off coats that day, so lucky me - Bargain!

Apparently the shop is replenished with new stock frequently so I will be definitely visiting again soon!- And you SHOULD too! ;)

Newtown Red Cross Shop
359 King Street, Newtown.

Below are some other vintage goodies I have picked up recently.


Hot Air Balloon and Plane Necklace from Glebe Markets (so cute!)
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Vintage Levi Cut-offs from Glebe Markets
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...and Grunge Leather Boots From Cream On Crown (I've been searching everywhere for a pair like these!
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