Category Archives: Fabulous Finds

Fabulous Finds 8

 

The last few weeks have been surreal and exciting. Now it’s back down to earth with some bargains!

As usual, Two Squirrels Vintage in Milton has come up trumps with another lovely vintage dress, this time from the early 1940s. Closer to home, Maher shoes (in Wall Street Mall) really impresses with their unique and affordable footwear. New Zealander Glen Maher owns the company and designs all the shoes which includes the best men’s shoes around. The re-vamped and re-opened Dunedin Paper Bag Princess store is now run by a local and it shows! There’s some great bargains to be found for both vintage and designer lovers.

1940s dress ($50) – Two Squirrels Vintage (Milton).

1940s dress ($50) – Two Squirrels Vintage (Milton).

1940s dress (from Two Squirrels Vintage) worn with Diva snake necklace (sale $5).

1940s dress (from Two Squirrels Vintage) worn with Diva snake necklace (sale $5).

Tunic by Maison Martin Margiela ($10) – Paper Bag Princess (26 Hanover St). Worn with checkered sox, singlet and cardigan by NOM*d.

Tunic by Maison Martin Margiela ($10) – Paper Bag Princess (26 Hanover St). Worn with checkered sox, singlet and cardigan by NOM*d.

KABUKI DOLL flower headpiece ($25) – The Vintage Roundup. Designer Jess Covell often sells her creations at Market22 (Vogel Street).

KABUKI DOLL flower headpiece ($25) – The Vintage Roundup. Designer Jess Covell often sells her creations at Market22 (Vogel Street).

Dress by Stolen Girlfriend's Club ($15) – Paper Bag Princess (26 Hanover St). Worn with shorts by NOM*d.

Dress by Stolen Girlfriend’s Club ($15) – Paper Bag Princess (26 Hanover St). Worn with shorts by NOM*d.

Dress by Stolen Girlfriend's Club (from Paper Bag Princess) worn with Diva necklace (sale $5).

Dress by Stolen Girlfriend’s Club (from Paper Bag Princess) worn with Diva necklace (sale $5).

Vintage shirtdress ($20) – TradeMe.

Vintage shirtdress ($20) – TradeMe.

Boots by Maher ($125) (Wall Street Mall).

Boots by Maher ($125) (Wall Street Mall).

 

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Fabulous Finds 7

We love mixing vintage with contemporary pieces, especially accessories. It’s a great way to create a unique and timeless look.

Tudor wears Most Wanted Vintage bag from The Vintage Roundup.

Tudor wears Most Wanted Vintage bag from The Vintage Roundup.

Vintage denim jacket from Most Wanted Vintage ($40) – The Vintage Roundup. Behind: vintage Birmingham (England) bus blind.

Vintage denim jacket from Most Wanted Vintage ($40) – The Vintage Roundup. Behind: vintage Birmingham (England) bus blind.

NOM*d socks ($28) – Plume (310 George Street).

NOM*d socks ($28) – Plume (310 George Street).

Vintage dress from King's Emporium ($28) – The Vintage Roundup.

Vintage dress from King’s Emporium ($28) – The Vintage Roundup.

Velvet and bead necklaces by Tamsin Cooper ($29.95 each) – Tamsin Cooper Outlet (30 Moray Place). Worn with dress from King's Emporium.

Velvet and bead necklaces by Tamsin Cooper ($29.95 each) – Tamsin Cooper Outlet (30 Moray Place). Worn with dress from King’s Emporium.

Wool cardigan by Waughs ($99 sale price) – Waughs (460 George Street).

Wool cardigan by Waughs ($99 sale price) – Waughs (460 George Street).

Karen Walker Runaway Girl pendant ($35) – Belle Bird Boutique (327 George Street). Worn with dress by NOM*d.

Karen Walker Runaway Girl pendant ($35) – Belle Bird Boutique (327 George Street). Worn with dress by NOM*d.

1960s vintage dress from June Loves Fred ($90) – The Vintage Roundup. Worn with shoes by Vivienne Westwood for Melissa, bracelet by Whiting and Davis, and wolf pendant by Wendy James.

1960s vintage dress from June Loves Fred ($90) – The Vintage Roundup. Worn with shoes by Vivienne Westwood for Melissa, bracelet by Whiting and Davis, and wolf pendant by Wendy James.

1940s vintage brooch from Two Squirrels Vintage ($18) – The Vintage Roundup.

1940s vintage brooch from Two Squirrels Vintage ($18) – The Vintage Roundup.

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Fabulous Finds 6

What a stunning Dunedin day for taking outside shots of our fab finds. There’s even flowers in bloom.

Karen Walker pom pom hats ($35) – Belle Bird Boutique (327 George Street) and Precious Peg. Everyone's wearing them!

Karen Walker pom pom hats ($35) – Belle Bird Boutique (327 George Street) and Precious Peg. Everyone’s wearing them!

NOM*d Overlanders ($95) – Plume (310 George Street). Sale now on!

NOM*d Overlanders ($95) – Plume (310 George Street). Sale now on!

Wool coat ($48) – Box of Birds (George Street, Port Chalmers).

Wool coat ($48) – Box of Birds (George Street, Port Chalmers).

Anyone's Daughter necklace ($29.90) – Salisbury Boutique (104 Bond Street). Featured church: St Nicholas, Beaudesert, Warwickshire, England.

Anyone’s Daughter necklace ($29.90) – Salisbury Boutique (104 Bond Street). Featured church: St Nicholas, Beaudesert, Warwickshire, England.

Karen Walker scarf ($48) – Belle Bird Boutique (327 George Street).

Karen Walker scarf ($48) – Belle Bird Boutique (327 George Street).

Rachel Blackburn leggings ($30) – Vintage Roundup at Queens.

Rachel Blackburn leggings ($30) – Vintage Roundup at Queens.

Euphoria Lane necklace ($10) – Market22 (Vogel Street). Necklace worn with dress by Kate Sylvester.

Euphoria Lane necklace ($10) – Market22 (Vogel Street). Necklace worn with dress by Kate Sylvester.

 

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Fabulous Finds 5: The Vintage Roundup Edition

Why wear vintage? There’s lots of good reasons. Quality, originality, affordability, nostalgia and indulging in your secret sartorial fantasy. We are lucky in Dunedin; there’s lots of good vintage to be found. This is what we bagged at the recent Vintage Roundup at Queens.

Angora jersey from Most Wanted Vintage ($40)

Angora jersey from Most Wanted Vintage ($40)

Blazer from Alice's Wonderland ($15)

Blazer from Alice’s Wonderland ($15)

Beaded bag with concertina clasp from First of June ($15) next to 1930s photo of our beautiful grandmother.

Beaded bag with concertina clasp from First of June Vintage ($15) next to 1930s photo of our beautiful grandmother

Dress from King's Emporium ($60)

Dress from King’s Emporium ($60)

Wool dress from Most Wanted Vintage ($30)

Wool dress from Most Wanted Vintage ($30)

Pendant from Two Squirrels Vintage ($25)

Pendant from Two Squirrels Vintage ($25)

Jersey from Ruby's Rack ($15)

Jersey from Ruby’s Rack ($15)

Butterfly top from King's Emporium ($30)

Butterfly top from King’s Emporium ($30)

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Fabulous Finds 4

Cape with faux fur trim ($14) – Butterflies Hospice Shop, 14 Hanover Street

Lele kowhai flower pendant ($54) – Salisbury Boutique, 104 Bond Street

Folk print woven dress ($9.50) – Toffs, Princes Street

Dust & Dandelions rabbit pendant ($25) – OUSA Market Day, University of Otago

Bag made from paper straw ($3) – Butterflies Hospice Shop, 14 Hanover Street

Vintage mod cap ($45) – Purple Rain, 403 Princes Street

Lace leggings ($4) – Butterflies Hospice Shop, 14 Hanover Street

Lounge Lover dress from ‘Trans-Europe Express’ Hiver 2008 by World ($24) – TradeMe

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Fabulous Finds 3

70s does 40s dress ($35) – The Modern Miss, 21 Moray Place

70s does 40s dress ($35) – The Modern Miss, 21 Moray Place

Undone vest ($50) – Slick Willy's, 323 George Street

Undone vest ($50) – Slick Willy’s, 323 George Street

Retro watch ($10)  - Butterflies Hospice Shop, 14 Hanover Street

Retro watch ($10) – Butterflies Hospice Shop, 14 Hanover Street

Retro NZ-made dress ($10) – Purple Rain, 403 Princes Street

Retro NZ-made dress ($10) – Purple Rain, 403 Princes Street

American vintage boots ($30) – SaveMart, 34-36 Stafford Street

American vintage boots ($30) – SaveMart, 34-36 Stafford Street

Charmaine Reveley prototype cardigan ($40) – from iD Di Lusso Designer Sale

Charmaine Reveley prototype cardigan ($40) – from iD Di Lusso Designer Sale

Dog brooch ($12) – The Clothing Port, George Street, Port Chalmers

Dog brooch ($12) – The Clothing Port, George Street, Port Chalmers

Stolen Girlfriends Club poppy print scarf ($45) – Slick Willy's, 323 George Street

Stolen Girlfriends Club poppy print scarf ($45) – Slick Willy’s, 323 George Street

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Fabulous Finds 2

We try to stick to under $50 but just this once we’ve made an exception by including leggings by the fabulous Rakel Blom. So stoked to have bagged them!

NOM*d socks ($5 a pair) – from iD Di Lusso Designer Sale

NOM*d socks ($5 a pair) – from iD Di Lusso Designer Sale

Retro top ($3) – ReStore, Corner Vogel and Gordon Streets, Dunedin

Retro top ($3) – ReStore, Corner Vogel and Gordon Streets, Dunedin

Dada Vintage wool beret ($15) – from iD Di Lusso Designer Sale

Dada Vintage wool beret ($15) – from iD Di Lusso Designer Sale

Karen Walker filigree pendant ($25) – BelleBird Boutique, 327 George Street, Dunedin

Karen Walker filigree pendant ($29) – BelleBird Boutique, 327 George Street, Dunedin

NOM*d tees ($10 each) – from iD Di Lusso Designer Sale

NOM*d tees ($10 each) – from iD Di Lusso Designer Sale

Vintage beaded bag ($6) – ReStore, Corner Vogel and Gordon Streets, Dunedin

Vintage beaded bag ($6) – ReStore, Corner Vogel and Gordon Streets, Dunedin

David Elman shoes ($30) – The Clothing Port, George Street, Port Chalmers

David Elman shoes ($30) – The Clothing Port, George Street, Port Chalmers

Rakel Blom leggings ($75) bought from the designer herself!

Rakel Blom leggings ($75) bought from the designer herself!

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Fabulous Finds

Sylvester by Kate Sylvester skirt ($6) – Butterflies Hospice Shop, Hanover Street, Dunedin

Sylvester by Kate Sylvester skirt ($6) – Butterflies Hospice Shop, Hanover Street, Dunedin

Nike trainers ($24) – Box of Birds, Port Chalmers

Nike trainers ($24) – Box of Birds, Port Chalmers

Charmaine Reveley slip ($40) – Charmaine Reveley Outlet Store, 9 Dowling Street, Level Two, Dunedin (works especially well under lace dresses and comes in a variety of colours)

Charmaine Reveley slip ($40) – Charmaine Reveley Outlet Store, 9 Dowling Street, Level Two, Dunedin (works especially well under lace dresses and comes in a variety of colours)

Karen Walker necklace ($59) – Angel Divine, Queenstown

Karen Walker necklace ($59) – Angel Divine, Queenstown. This range is now available from Belle Bird, 327 George Street, Dunedin.

Vintage velvet dress (under $20) – The Modern Miss, Moray Place, Dunedin

Vintage velvet dress (under $20) – The Modern Miss, Moray Place, Dunedin

Sailor top ($5) - SaveMart, Timaru (Dunedin also has a SaveMart in Stafford Street)

Sailor top ($5) – SaveMart, Timaru (Dunedin also has a SaveMart in Stafford Street)

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