Sixties swing, seventies psychedelia, 80s grunge, Madonnaesque power dressing – it was all there at the old Lone Star (Princes Street) last Saturday when The Vintage Roundup returned. And the crowds came! Once again, this spectacular event was organised by Tannia Lee of Most Wanted Vintage. We had so much fun foraging for goodies from stallholders whose interests were diverse and eclectic. As usual, most of them were Dunedinites but a few came from further afield.
Warren and Vanessa from Two Squirrels came all the way from the fringe of Central Otago. They moved there from Christchurch after the earthquakes destroyed one of their shops and put the other in the red zone. On a positive note, their new shop in Milton has its grand opening weekend on 5-6 October. We can’t wait!
Warren and Vanessa of Two Squirrels.
Vanessa sets the scene in vintage.
It was lovely to see Liz King of King’s Emporium (Herbert, North Otago) here again. She has a great eye for beautiful dresses – we couldn’t resist buying another one! She’s also a bit of a sewer on the side.
Liz King of King’s Emporium.
Rosie and Jordan show off a top from Kings Emporium. Rosie wears denim jacket from the old Recycle Boutique. Jordan wears clothes from South Dunedin op shops.
Rosa and Zac. Rosa wears blazer from Brown Street Bespoke. Zac wears clothes from Toffs and a Jewish good luck charm.
Amanda of Brown Street Bespoke and her friend Monique.
Daisy, from Little Moon Designs, is based in Dunedin. Her eco-clothing line for children is inspired by her six year old daughter. She also loves hat making, especially since she finds it frustrating when hats don’t fit or spoil hair styles.
Daisy of Little Moon Designs.
Sharon Bratton of the Vintage Dress Company wears dress by VDC.
Zara and Alice. Zara wears op shop. Alice wears shirt from Oamaru, dress from Wildpair and cardigan from Butterflies Hospice Shop.
Sharon displays a vintage dress from the Bonham Theatre.
Beth and Jessie. Beth wears op shop. Jessie wears shorts by Glassons and waistcoat from ReStore.
Liz King of King’s Emporium (on right) and friend Sandra from Waitati enjoy girl time.
It was exciting to see the unveiling of Swish in the City which Tannia Lee has helped organise. It will be Dunedin’s first official clothing swap on Saturday 5 October at the Dunedin Railway Station! It promises to be an amazing event with live entertainment, spot prizes and a complimentary drink.
Fiona (image consultant) of Swish in the City wears vintage jacket, brooch by Tamsin Cooper and homemade flairs.
Jessica wears Afghan coat from Purple Rain.
The weather was so incredible that vintage lovers spilled out onto Princes Street creating a hub of activity and excitement. It was very convenient having Purple Rain Cafe practically next door, giving shoppers the opportunity to grab a quick cup of coffee between purchases. Colourful, quirky mannequins lined the street and we were even entertained by a retro busker, who recited limericks.
Annelyse wears coat from ReStore.
Rosie wears her new Most Wanted Vintage jersey.
Hannah and Frits from Purple Rain.
Thanks so much Tannia – you’ve done it again!
Tannia Lee of Most Wanted Vintage.