California Era 45 Vans: throwback shoe design

Coasts Reader Find

By Coasts in New Fashion on Wednesday 30 January 2013

There’s a bit of a race on in our band to see who can find these California Era 45 Vansfirst. Yeah, we’re talking soft leather uppers, contrasting leather too. Brass eyelets, leather laces, the works.

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Get into shape with vintage exercise gadgets

Annie Churdar Contributor

By Annie Churdar in New Products on Monday 14 January 2013

They sure don’t make em’ like they used too. These hilarious print advertisements for somewhat bizarre exercise gadgets from the 70s will be sure to bring a smile to your face. From air compression shorts to sauna workout suite, it looks like weight loss schemes have never gone out of style.

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Goldmine: vintage clothing curiosities

Matt Root Reader Find

By Matt Root in New Fashion on Thursday 17 November 2011

Created and owned by styling duo Lesli Wood and Erica Clum, Goldmine is a boutique, workshop and communal space. Inside you’ll find eclectic pieces ranging from meticulously selected vintage wearables, hand crafted raw stone and metal jewelry and a myriad of other curiosities made by local and distant artisans with an emphasis on re-use and up-cycling.

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Twin Cat Vintage

Contributions Reader Find

By Zac in New Fashion on Monday 18 October 2010

The crew at Twin Cat Vintage have extended their range of clothing from vintage clothing to new designs inspired by the past. Given they’re limited edition, they still have the feeling of ‘one-of a kind’ that vintage offers.

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Spanish Moss: online vintage fashion

Jill Pope Reader Find

By Jill Pope in New Fashion on Friday 3 September 2010

Sorting through the racks at op and vintage shops can be tiring, right? Given time is money, and you and I have little of either, shopping for one-off vintage finds at Spanish Moss makes sense. With a few clicks you can connect with the beautifully curated collection of amazing ’80s jumpsuits, ’40s kimonos or ’70s caftans as well as their signature range of new clothes – American Gold.

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Badcock Apparel

Jess Zaino Reader Find

By Jess Zaino in New Fashion on Tuesday 15 June 2010

Recently I attended a rock music festival where my task was to style the line-up of fifteen bands. Backstage there was no shortage of groupies. Good thing, the tongue-in-cheek, Badcock Apparelwas supplying the uni-sexy tees. Vintage-like fabrics, comfy organic washes and hilariously racy graphics, such as ‘I love (insert male rooster picture here)’ were just […]

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Peta Pledger — vintage inspired goddess

Jo Spurling Reader Find

By Jo Spurling in New Fashion on Tuesday 9 September 2008

Creating modern-vintage inspired by 1950s Australian housewives and rock’n’roll style pin-up glamour, Peta Pledger has been producing one-off, made-to-measure or small-run garments and accessories since 2003. Her love affair with the sewing machine began in 1988 when — like many lovely ladies — she couldn’t find any clothing that flattered her figure.

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Harlan Bel

Carolyn Dempsey Reader Find

By Carolyn Dempsey in New Fashion on Monday 3 March 2008

She may have designed for Ralph Lauren, but it’s hard to believe that Brandy Lunsford’s first two collections have been of this calibre.

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Mooka Kinney

Kate Barnett Reader Find

By Kate Barnett in New Fashion on Monday 19 November 2007

Instead of spending another Saturday afternoon looking though an already plumaged St Vinnies or Beacon’s Closet before buying something you’ll never wear for $5, check out Mooka Kinney.

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