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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Thanks so much Tannia – you’ve done it again!