Life & Reflections

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Paddington, Vintage Shops and a Farewell: Part One


Last Tuesday I had the day off work and went shopping with my best friend Chantelle over at one of Brisbane’s trendiest suburbs, Paddington.
There were many reasons for the long-awaited trip but the main reason was for us to enjoy a shopping day together as Chantelle was flying off to South Australia the next day!
The other reason was the vintage retailers who haunt the little trendy suburb. The picture above was taken at one of the first shops we visited at Paddington Central. This shop sold designer clothes such as Mink Pink, Ladakh and Cooper St. It was pretty expensive but fun to look at. It also had an amazing chandelier and super funky chair that I just had to snap some photos of. Chantelle wants to decorate her entire house in a similar design to this chair.

After that we found a dusty little house shop which stocked a whole heap of vintage and antique goods (mostly furniture). Everything was very reasonably priced and great quality.

We took some photos of each other too. Chantelle had to have it taken from a certain side. She apparently has a good side and a bad side. Go Zoolander I say.
After that we moved onto the places we were dying to see! The retro shops! (This was of course just after I left a nifty little shop stocking amazing NZ designer pieces. I got into a weird conversation with the shop assistant about My Pets Square and whether they come from NZ or not. I told her they definitely do!!)
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The blue dress above on the right was just divine. Too bad about the price tag though it was $130! I was not paying that much at an op-shop…crazy!
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Chantelle finally decided to get the brown coat she is wearing above right. She loved the green coat she is hugging but it was a little too rain-coaty macintosh and not that warm either.
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I am totally going back to get those bangles! I love plastic bangles.
Our next stop below was at Retro Metro. We were asked not to take photos which totally pissed me off. I managed to sneak a few before we were asked though. Didn’t buy anything here though everything was way overpriced but very nice all the same.
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I am wearing: Denim vintage dress from Etsy, Striped cardigan from Target, Black tights, vintage flats and my favourite Oroton bag.
Chantelle is wearing: Jeggings, pink floral top from her Grandma, grey coat and nude ballet flats.
More tomorrow!

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