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Izzi & Popo

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Expensive Superlative Big Fancy Pants NO - PRIVATELY OWNED

 

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From taxidermy to typewriters, you will find all kinds of treasures at Izzi & Popo.  The owners of Izzi & Popo import their stock directly from Belgium, where  local associates stock pile items for shipment to the Melbourne store.  A shipment had arrived on the day of my visit and the staff were busily readying the new items for display.  The store extends across two levels, with the street level presenting a decidedly more polished aesthetic than the basement which is packed to the rafters with a miscellany of homewares, collectables and furniture.

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Dames of Distinction

On 17, May 2014 | No Comments | In $$$, 5, CBD, Events, Medium, Retro-fabulous | By Rosie

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Getting Pricey Happy Hunting Mini Retrofabulous NO - PRIVATELY OWNED

 

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Located in iconic Art Deco building, Mitchell House the Dames of Distinction are making a name for themselves as the go to girls for vintage styling. The Dames of Distinction are Margeaux, Jacinta and Hester.  This delightful space houses a beauty parlour where you can be pampered by Margeaux who specialises in vintage hairstyling, hair setting and make-up or have your nails decorated with some of Hester’s beautiful nail art.  If that wasn’t enough, Dames of Distinction stocks a collection of vintage and reproduction lingerie with resident lingerie expert Jacinta on hand to offer advice and fittings by appointment.

I recently had the pleasure of visiting Dames of Distinction and the very lovely Jacinta was kind enough to answer a few questions for the vintage Melbourne readers.

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Mode 707

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Expensive  Superlative Mid-size

 

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This post has been a long time coming.  I walk past Mode 707 on my lunch break most days and on the few occasions that I had remembered to bring my camera my attempts to review this fabulous vintage store were stymied by their Thursday -Sunday only opening hours.  But finally, last week it all fell into place and let me tell you it was worth the wait!  Inside is a delightful collection of homewares, furniture and electrical goods along with a series of beautiful black and white photographs of Melbourne back in its heyday.

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Grandfathers Axe

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Grandfathers Axe is a Mecca for those seeking vintage furniture, particularly Danish furniture.  Despite its size it is quite easy to miss this massive secondhand furniture warehouse which is set back for High Street in Northcote.  Inside you will find a sea of sofas, chairs, dining suites, wall units, lights and sideboards, and with a new container of stock arriving from Europe every few weeks the range is constantly changing.  Grandfathers Axe’s comprehensive website is updated regularly to help keep you abreast of the new items, but to be honest nothing compares to seeing and feeling the pieces in the flesh.

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Nasty Gal

On 27, Mar 2013 | No Comments | In $$$$, 5, Clothing, Fancy Pants, Massive, Shoes, Sunglasses/frames, Women's | By Rosie

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Love vintage?  Love to shop online?  Have you met Nasty Gal?  I think you guys will get along famously!  Nasty Gal is the brain child of Sophia Amoruso and while it’s not exclusively vintage there is some amazing clothing in the collection.  Nasty Gal is based in L.A. and ships to Australia with a flat rate of $15.

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