Tens of thousands of hard-to-find men's and women's Australian vintage clothes and accessories and tens of thousands of bits and pieces..

There isn't time to photograph every single thing but we can look through on a video link-up like Skype or come and visit..

The photos on the 1800's to 1970's top menus give an idea of what's here. They are not for sale individually. Finding a particular one would be like looking for a needle in a haystack.

The collection is gradually selling but a full range is kept aside for someone to run the best vintage shop in Australia and/or supply the growing film industry.

Unpacking continues when there is time and space and this page is updated as we go.
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already unpacked and accessible now

  • retro denim and velvet jackets.

  • hundreds of all kinds of ladies jackets from 1950's to 1970's and a few 1980's

  • mens' and Ladies' woollen coats from the 1920's to the 1980's

  • wool dresses from 1930's to 1980's – mostly high end.

  • mens' tweed, wool and gabardine suits, coats and jackets – 1930's to 1970's

  • kilts

  • mohair jumpers

  • wool scarves and shawls, mohair shawls

  • ladies' skirts – plain, psychedelic, long, short, business.

  • 1930's to 1960's felt hats.

  • ladies' knits – jumpers, cardigans, beaded & embroidered & sequinned cardigans, mohair, dresses, skirts, pants.

  • 1980's woollens

  • ladies' suits, jackets

  • 100's of maxis in a range of autumn and winter weight fabrics including velvet, brocade, and lurex – glam, psychedelic, flowing cottons 1960's and 1970's

  • leather coats, jackets, pants, skirts, vests, suits and motor-cycle jackets and outfits. 1930s to 1980's

  • ladies raincoats 1950's, 1960's and 1970's

  • fur fabric wraps and shawls

  • capes

  • formal wear – tux, tail, morning and frock. Suits, coats and trousers + ties scarves shirts, vests, cufflinks, top-hats, braces

  • vests

  • crochet

  • ladies' jackets, suits pants and skirts corduroy 60's, 70's 80's

  • a couple of dozen teens velvet and cord 60's, 70's and 80's pants

  • ladies evening coats 1950's, 1960's and 1970's

  • fur fabric coats and jackets - 1930's 40's, 50's and 60's

  • beaded. embroidered and sequinned cardigans 1950's and 60's and a few 70's.

  • dozens of ladies shoes 70's and 80's

  • men's suits, coats and jackets 1930's to 60's

  • men's velvet and cord 60's and 70's jackets, suits, pants and flares.

  • Kilts and jackets.

  • denim jackets . . .1970's – 1980's

  • clearance racks - - tops, jumpers, skirts, blouses,dresses and mens' and women's jackets and bomber jackets . ..1970's – 1980's

  • ski pants – mens' and womens' 50's to 70's

  • A few 80's autumn and winter weight coats, tops, jackets, jumpers, pants and dresses

  • denim jackets 1960's, 1970's. 1980's

  • also accessible now

  • summer maxis (hundreds)

  • summer weight day and evening dresses, blouses and skirts 1940's 1950's 1960's (thousands)PLUS SIZES - dozens of 1940s to 1980's dresses and tops

  • 100s of summer and Spring-weight evening coats and swing coats, , , , lurex, silk, rayon, cotton, , , , brocade, lace, crepe, velvet, , , , psychedelic, striped, geometric, floral , , , , 1950's, 60's and 70's

  • 100's of winter maxis

  • 100's. of straw and felt hats1950's and 60's

  • 100's of evening and day dresses – 1950s to 1970s

  • dozens of corsetry and undergarments 1930's to 60's

  • hundreds of sleep wear including nighties and negligees from Victorian to 1960's

  • dressing gowns from 1920's to 1970's

  • some summer wear.

  • A few marked, worn or faded clothes that might be useful for fabric remodelling or restoration

  • a few odds and ends that might suit a market stall.

  • wedding dresses 1920's to 1950's – including silk and rayon crepes and satins and brocades and cotton laces . . . . . .1960' s - 70's maxi and short and barefoot bride.

  • Bridal hats and shoes

  • Men's Victorian to 1960's formal wear barathea tails and dinner suits.

  • dozens of light weight tailored 1960's to 70's dinner suits and tails

  • Edwardian, 40's and 50's display torsos

  • A few dozen antique and vintage leather and pressed board school cases, wooden and tin trunks, kit-bags, suitcases, hat boxes.

  • Fashion books from early 1800's to 19

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accessible with a few days notice .

  • straw 1950's and 60's hats

  • clothes hangers Victorian to 1960's.

  • A few children’s clothes 1940's to 1970's

  • 1950's perming hair driers in cases

  • vanity cases

  • jewellery

  • thousands of ties from Victorian to 1980's

  • .1970's brightly coloured crochet vests

  • handbags

  • 100's of Victorian to 1980s glasses and sunglasses

  • 100s of vests from Victorian to 1980's

  • dozens of 1960s rayon brocade cheongsam dresses

  • 100's 1930's to 1970's ladies day and evening tops and blouses – lurex, lace, broderie anglais, psychedelic, ethnic, embroidered, crochet, silk, cotton, , , , ,

  • dresses from the 1930's to the 1970's and a few 80's - including high end labels

  • CURTAINS – Victorian to 1960's - printed cotton 40's and 50's, chenille, patterned chenille, velvet, brocade, lace.

  • Marcella bedspreads

  • Hundreds of shoes from Victorian to 1970's

  • plus sizes - dresses, tops, coat, jackets - 1940s to 1980's

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accessible eventually . .

  • Dozens of Victorian, Edwardian and 1920's garments – coats, dresses, dressing gowns, corsets, jackets, suits, skirts, blouses, bodices, camisoles.

  • hundreds of cotton, silk ,rayon and celanese negligees, dressing gowns, nighties, and underwear from Victorian times to the 1950s.

  • unopened cosmetics in original packaging and dressing table bric a brac

  • Hundreds of 1930s and 1940's day and evening dresses blouses and other garments.

  • Hundreds of Victorian to 1970's garment for restoration

  • thousands of buckles and buttons.

  • Victorian to 1950's straight and round racks - The racks will probably be kept until last to offer to anyone interested in the whole collection.

  • Victorian and 1920's heads

  • Display cabinets and drawers.

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    and 1930's and Victorian heads
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sold out (a few more may turn up later)

  • reproduction Victorian, Edwardian and 1920's costume

  • 1980s clothes and accessories (about three tons)

  • Edwardian to 1970s poker-work handbags

  • 30's to 70's full bodied mannequins

  • 1970's and 80's Recency revival and Steam Punk wedding dresses

  • 1980's and 1990's wedding dresses

  • Victorian to 1970's childrens' clothes

The clothes are available in bulk wholesale quantities rather than individually – (I am just clearing out as I get time – there is no-one here to search, measure and fit and no mirrors or change-rooms).

Once everything has been unpacked and there is room to move here the collection will only be for sale as one lot or whole eras or all the men's or women's or something like that..

If you want single items, Zoo Emporium at 180B Campbell St Surrey Hills (02) 9380 5990 in Sydney has bought all the collection's really funky and designer 80's clothes and accessories so far and some 50's, 60's and 70's and older things) And they should have 50's and 60's woollen dresses and swing coats.

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