Viva the Vintage Dress Company

Long time Dunedinites won’t have forgotten the quirky little vintage shop, Picket Fence, tucked away in a labyrinth of rooms and corridors near the Regent Theatre. Even though the shop is no longer there, owner Sharon Bratton now sells her beautiful vintage pieces online through the Vintage Dress Company. Over to you Sharon.

I am the owner of the Vintage Dress Company, and also a fashion stylist, based in the very stylish city of Dunedin. My online store specialises in one-off fabulous vintage dresses which I source myself from overseas. All of the dresses are hand picked for their combinations of fine detailing and exquisite tailoring. Gorgeous colourful fabrics that hail back to an era of glamour and sophistication! Owners of these dresses love the way these garments can be worn to suit their modern lifestyle, combined with contemporary accessories and footwear. The store can be visited on, and we offer free shipping to anywhere in NZ!

The online store was launched in September 2012, and my fascination with vintage goes back to 2002 when I owned a small vintage store called Picket Fence. I am looking forward to my next buying trip mid June, so the online store will be brimming with lovely new beauties soon.

Local clients are also welcome to visit Vintage Dress Co. headquarters by arrangement should they want to try before they buy!

I love being able to offer lovers of vintage such a wide range of styles and sizes, and there is such a thrill in sending off a dress to begin a new life somewhere new!”


Blue Daisy Dress

Blue daisy dress

Blue Sailor Dress

Blue sailor dress

Pink & Brown Spot Dress

Pink and brown spot dress

Sharon Bratton in vintage from VDC

Sharon Bratton in vintage from VDC

We were lucky enough to be fellow stallholders at a vintage fair in 2011 which gave us the opportunity to look at Sharon’s garments up close. The items are so immaculate that you’d honestly think they were brand new. This is what we bought.


Pansy print pussy-bow blouse

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