Last weekend my hubby & I dropped in at a garage sale on our way to Paddington, where I got 2 pairs of shoes & a handmade dress all for $7. At the moment Paddington is my favourite place to go to in Brisbane. My Nana lived in Paddington most of her life, & my parents both grew up there, so it holds a special place in my heart. It has a wonderful huge antique center the PAC, plus a strip of op shops & vintage stores that run down a main road. I found 2 lovely frocks for a total of $15 at Retro Metro. There are two Retro Metro stores on LaTrobe Terrace. The main one is beautiful & stocks premium vintage clothing, but the prices are way above my budget. The other store just down the road is held under an old Queenslander house, & it is the cheaper outlet. I have found lots of clothing here, & prices start at $5.
Firstly here are my garage sale buys.....
These Italian silver shoes were $5....they are just like a pair my Mum had back in the early 70's which ended up in my dress up box as a girl. I felt a bit like Cinderella trying them on & finding they were a perfect fit!
Vintage off white sandals
The garage sale seller threw in the above handmade dress for free.
This vintage dress from Retro Metro came with the original tags. There's something special about finding an old dress that has never been worn before.
Vintage Kenwall frock from Retro Metro which is a perfect fit.