kolorize vintage

Friday, 22 August 2014 09:00 by

There's so much vintage prettiness in the Kolorize online store that we don't know where to point our peepers first.

moody blue vintage

Sunday, 03 August 2014 09:00 by

We're a wee bit confused by the slightly gloomy moniker of Ireland-based Etsy seller Moody Blue Vintage.

naughty shorts vintage

Wednesday, 23 July 2014 09:00 by

Rebecca Williams transforms vintage fabrics into cute frocks and skirts for you to twirl about in, and if you like to sport a bit of '60s floral now and then, chances are it'll be right up your alley.

the little biker vintage

Friday, 11 July 2014 09:00 by

Despite what the name may suggest, you won't find any leather pants or studded vests in the Little Biker's online store.

deerfield vintage

Saturday, 21 June 2014 15:00 by monica stubbins

Leather bags from the '60s, plaid midis from the '90s and wool swing coats from the '50s - just a peek at Deerfield Vintage is enough to make us go all starry-eyed.

vintage archeology

Sunday, 01 June 2014 09:00 by monica stubbins

Vintage Archeology owner Karen Morgan collects heaps of cool retro bits and bobs that we're dying to get our hands on.

vintage girls book giveaway

Wednesday, 21 May 2014 14:46 by

A beautiful book bursting with old style imagery, Vintage Girls celebrates ye olde fashion through the stories of some pretty special women.

dalena vintage clothing

Wednesday, 07 May 2014 09:00 by

What is it about Texas and all its glorious vintage duds?

la vintage maison

Wednesday, 23 April 2014 14:00 by

Have a looksee at these vintage treasures from Etsy store le Vintage Maison. Don't they make you want to redecorate your home to look just like a set from the Brady Bunch?

maeven vintage

Friday, 11 April 2014 09:00 by

Forget 'if these walls could talk', we're more curious to hear what these old frocks, skirts and slacks would be gasbagging about.

maggie may vintage wedding dresses

Thursday, 27 March 2014 13:58 by

Let's face it: your special day calls for some suitably special garb, and it doesn't get much more special than a one-of-a-kind vintage wedding gown.

found furniture

Wednesday, 19 March 2014 08:00 by

Take a moment to switch your phone on silent and shut out the people around you - you'll want to be distraction-free when you go browsing through Found Furniture's wonderful range.

gertrude made

Friday, 14 March 2014 08:00 by

Cast your peepers over these sweet-as-pie frocks from new online clothing store Gertrude Made.

etsy giveaway: bess georgette

Wednesday, 05 March 2014 08:00 by

From '70s tropical print swimmers to '80s dirndls and real deal '50s frocks, the store is overflowing with ye olde garments that'll add some history to your get-up.

pins by bic vintage style threads

Friday, 28 February 2014 14:00 by

Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue: clothing label Pins by Bic has all four bases covered.

adored vintage threads

Thursday, 20 February 2014 14:00 by

Adored Vintage is chockas with antique and vintage threads that will make you feel rather la-di-da.

textile vintage

Sunday, 09 February 2014 08:00 by

The secret's out: frankie magazine loves a vintage pattern.

moss and berry vintage

Friday, 31 January 2014 08:00 by

Picture the kind of rustic, retro-tinged bits and bobs you'd find squirreled away in a little old hobby farm by the sea.

decades vintage

Thursday, 23 January 2014 08:00 by

Dear Wallet, we apologise in advance for the hefty battering you're about to experience.

anna made vintage goodies

Friday, 17 January 2014 08:00 by

If you've ever visited the frankie stall at one of the Finders Keepers markets, you've probably laid love heart-filled eyes on a range of handmade goodies.

persephone vintage

Thursday, 09 January 2014 14:00 by

Persephone Vintage stocks yesteryear threads with a bit of a graphic twist.

sweet 'n' kitsch vintage greeting cards

Wednesday, 18 December 2013 08:00 by

Forget e-cards and Facebook greetings – we recommend sending your good tidings the old-fashioned way with a cute as a button greeting card from craft supply shop Sweet 'n' Kitsch.

recollect vintage

Friday, 13 December 2013 14:00 by

This Dallas-based store stocks yesteryear threads from 1930s art deco frocks through to vintage Dior suits and '80s novelty sweaters.

finders keepers sydney this weekend

Thursday, 05 December 2013 14:07 by

The Sydney leg of Finders Keepers is on again this weekend, and we're reinforcing the table legs so they don't give out under all the goodies we're carting along.

charlie foxtrot vintage typewriter giveaway

Tuesday, 03 December 2013 14:00 by

It's common these days to whack the word 'vintage' on any old thing dug up in your parents' garage, but the pieces stocked online by Charlie Foxtrot are the ye olde real deal.

yvonne ellen homewares

Monday, 28 October 2013 14:00 by

We're seriously digging these hand-crafted homewares from London maker Yvonne Ellen.

maggie molloy vintage

Sunday, 27 October 2013 14:00 by

A lassie named Maggie making pretty vintage tea dresses in North Tipperary? It's got all the makings of a sweet as pie nursery rhyme, but is actually the real-life story of Maggie Molloy Vintage.

pennyworth vintage

Thursday, 17 October 2013 08:00 by

frankie friend Jana Bartolo has just opened the (virtual) doors to her brand spanking new online vintage store, and we can't wait to (virtually) mosey on down to steal a sneaky glimpse.

rank & file vintage

Sunday, 13 October 2013 08:00 by

There are times in your life when all you need is a pair of salt and pepper shakers in the shape of teeny tiny tom tom drums, and when that time comes around, you should go directly to Rank & File Vintage.

finders keepers returns to melbourne

Tuesday, 01 October 2013 09:00 by

Let's give three cheers for this little nugget of news: Finders Keepers is swinging back into town this weekend, packed with hundreds of clever crafters peddling their wares.

rosaspina vintage

Tuesday, 10 September 2013 15:00 by

In their own lovely words, this range is 'designed by a daughter and brought to life by her mother, using the most delicate wovens from her grandmother's archive'.

vaux vintage

Sunday, 04 August 2013 09:00 by

Vaux Vintage is a vintage store based in Denver, Colorado that primarily stocks duds from the '70s through to the '90s.

little flea vintage

Wednesday, 17 July 2013 15:00 by

Old-fashioned flash cards and antique metal shoe horns,
Industrial signage and vintage shoes for newborns,
Crafty old sewing patterns tied up with string,
These are a few of our favourite things.

bess georgette vintage

Tuesday, 18 June 2013 15:00 by frankie

We'd love to swap our daggy duds for some elegantly swishy skirts and dresses, which is how we ended up waist deep in Bess Georgette's online store.

the world's best flea markets

Friday, 14 June 2013 09:00 by frankie

How do we love flea markets? Let us count the ways.

retro & me online store

Sunday, 09 June 2013 15:00 by frankie

Digging about in a vintage store's bargain bin is where you find the shiniest of pre-loved gems, so we were pretty chuffed to discover that Retro & Me have popped their own version online.

pink lily vintage knick knacks

Thursday, 30 May 2013 15:00 by sophie kalagas

If you're not in a steady relationship with the volunteers at your local op shop, the Pink Lily Vintage etsy store is like a haven for the kitschest of bric-a-brac.

hazene online vintage

Thursday, 16 May 2013 09:00 by sophie kalagas

Each piece in store has been handpicked from Europe's treasure trove of retro delights, and shipped to our shores with the sole purpose of sprucing up your wardrobe.

love vintage fair melbourne

Tuesday, 14 May 2013 15:00 by sophie kalagas

The mother of vintage markets is back in Melbourne this weekend, with oodles of Australia's best vintage dealers gathered under one beautifully decorated domed roof.

sewn up on anzac day

Thursday, 25 April 2013 09:00 by jo walker

In honour of ANZAC Day, we've become a bit obsessed by this flickr stream from the Australian War Memorial.

the vintage dress company

Thursday, 04 April 2013 08:00 by sophie kalagas

Ex-flight attendant Sharon Bratton is putting her worldly knowledge to use for the good of our wardrobes.

tomorrow is vintage tee day

Thursday, 21 March 2013 08:00 by georgia frances king

Australia's first Vintage Tee Day is tomorrow March 22nd, which means it's time to bring out the most ace, ironic, second-hand t-shirt you have hiding away in the back of your cupboard.

upcycled furniture love from lola's table

Saturday, 09 March 2013 14:00 by jo walker

Let's just pause for a minute and admire the upcycled near-genius of Melbourne furniture dude Sean McMahon.

small earth vintage clothes

Thursday, 21 February 2013 08:00 by georgia frances king

We will not be held responsible for your bank accounts, and although your mum may say we're a bad influence, we just consider ourselves secondhand saviours.

artist appreciation: robert townsend interview

Saturday, 16 February 2013 08:00 by georgia frances king

We have a chat to Los Angeles-based artist Robert Townsend who paints the world his dad grew up in: roadside diners, quiffs and all.

made to order vintage dresses

Sunday, 10 February 2013 14:00 by maggie butter

The folk at Little Shop Of are offering to make you a fresh frock to your measurements out of second-hand fabric, and we think it's a nifty idea.

bless that dress spanish vintage

Tuesday, 05 February 2013 14:00 by maggie butter

Where do we start? Bless That Dress's vintage clothes tick so many boxes we don't know how to order them by their level of gimmie-gimmie-gimmie-ness.

custard heart vintage clothes

Sunday, 27 January 2013 08:00 by georgia frances king

We've lost our heart in San Francisco's online vintage store, Custard Heart Vintage.

the lovely closet vintage

Saturday, 05 January 2013 14:00 by maggie butter

Oh So Lovely Vintage has opened an online secondhand clothes store. We suggest you click through to it quick sticks before we buy every single thing.

hap-hap-happy new year!

Tuesday, 01 January 2013 08:00 by the frankie team

As the sun rises on a new year, we'd like the thank every single one of you for supporting us over the past twelve months of footloose, fancy-free times.

julia stone's vintage dresses at sew and tell market

Friday, 30 November 2012 08:00 by georgia frances king

If you're partial to a little fingerpicked guitar then you might be interested to know Julia Stone is selling a whole heap of her handpicked vintage dresses next weekend just outside of Byron Bay.

dorothy & evelyn salt and pepper shakers

Sunday, 11 November 2012 14:00 by georgia frances king

We can safely assure you most of the population don't own ceramic salt and pepper shakers that look like Lassie. But they should.

claire inc designer vintage

Tuesday, 06 November 2012 14:00 by georgia frances king

Claire Inc stock designer wares from the '70s till the '90s, showing that vintage threads can be super nice without the fear of mothballs and yellowed hemming.

yo vintage frankie discount

Friday, 26 October 2012 08:00 by georgia frances king

Oh joy oh joy - new second-hand threads from Yo Vintage! The lovely lass behind this Portland-based vintage sourcer is one of our favourite go-to locations when we need to nab something fabulous in a hurry. And it's even better when it's 15% off for you.

che vintage sunnies and specs

Saturday, 13 October 2012 14:00 by georgia frances king

Che Vintage Eyewear is a brick and mortar store in Melbourne that also sells their stock online. They have a huge range of everything from YSL looking glasses to cat eye sunnies. Neat!

lonely dot vintage

Saturday, 15 September 2012 10:00 by georgia frances king

Our wardrobe of vintage dresses and shirts is so large we worry the floor under our closest may someday give way. This utter obsession with yesteryear threads is often stroked by online vintage stores like Lonely Dot.

op shop art attack

Tuesday, 04 September 2012 15:00 by jo walker

Illinois artist Chad Wys likes a bit of thrifting, but once he get his secondhand purchases home he doesn't just place them around the house and step back to admire their vintage glory.

vintage spool photo holders DIY

Saturday, 01 September 2012 09:00 by jo walker

Sometimes the best DIY ideas are the simplest, like these vintage spool photo holders over at Miniature Rhino.

online vintage fabric store

Thursday, 30 August 2012 15:00 by georgia frances king

Who would've thunk the world's largest online vintage fabric store was run out of a little shed rural Victoria?

reworked vintage apres ski jewels

Monday, 13 August 2012 09:00 by holly mccauley

This jewellery designer skips around the world collecting antique bits of fabric, beads and brass, then goes back to her home in Barcelona and makes them into exquisite accessories like this one here.

diy vintage needlepoint bag

Monday, 06 August 2012 15:00 by jo walker

How's this for a little DIY project that actually looks easy and (fairly) quick and has you ending up with a pretty vintage-inspired bag?

vintage fabric ribbon

Sunday, 29 July 2012 09:00 by maggie butter

Not enough things in the world are covered in ribbons. If we had our way, every room in our house would look like a giant maypole.

refurbished suitcases

Sunday, 22 July 2012 09:00 by maggie butter

We stumbled across these rad refurbished suitcases while dreaming of the summer holidays.

clothes line saga vintage

Monday, 09 July 2012 09:00 by georgia frances king

Something old, something new... If you're a fan of both vintage attire and modern threads, Clothes Line Saga is worth a peep.

vintage animal prints

Sunday, 01 July 2012 09:00 by maggie butter

If you're ever stuck in a library with nothing to do (or are procrastinating from whatever you are doing), head over to the natural history section, pick out the oldest book you can find, and flip through to all of the animal pictures.

vintage bowties

Monday, 25 June 2012 08:00 by georgia frances king

We sense a trend coming on here: after receiving a sudden onslaught of emails about bowties made out of both vintage fabrics and high quality materials, we've decided to put together a little collection of our favourites.

sew and tell

Tuesday, 22 May 2012 08:00 by jo walker

Pop Saturday May 26th in your diaries and circle it with glee, because it is the day of the Sew & Tell: Handmade and Hand-Me-Down Fair and therefore sure to be ridiculously full of good things to do and see.

the pants of time

Wednesday, 09 May 2012 09:00 by jo walker

Having looked through the Metropolitan Museum of Art's online historical underwear collection, we are now dedicated to bringing back the polka dot 'pantaloon' and enormous gym 'bloomers' of yesteryear.

little big markets

Thursday, 05 April 2012 13:00 by georgia frances king

Not only is this Easter market taking place in the foothills of Mt. Maunganui in New Zealand this Saturday, but it's also jam-packed with over a hundred stalls full of vintage, handmade, crafty goodness. Oh, and an chocolate egg hunt.


Wednesday, 04 April 2012 08:00 by holly mccauley

Buttons are underrated. They are the little drops of goodness that hold everything together.

very vintage wedding fair brisbane

Wednesday, 21 March 2012 08:00 by georgia frances king

For those of you up in the northern regions who are looking to put an antique ring on it, there is a fab wedding fair in Brisbane you might want to check out.

claire inc

Tuesday, 20 March 2012 14:00 by holly mccauley

If you're in the mood for something a little loud to give your wardrobe a tad more punch, may we recommend a gander at the new range by Claire Inc?

my daguerreotype boyfriend

Monday, 19 March 2012 14:00 by jo walker

My Daguerreotype Boyfriend is "where early photography meets extreme hotness" – a tumblr site filled with historical portraits of intensely fanciable dudes from the 19th and early 20th centuries.

prints charming

Saturday, 03 March 2012 10:00 by georgia frances king

We've given up looking for our Prince Charming, but we'll settle for Yo Vintage's Prints Charming.


Friday, 03 February 2012 14:00 by holly mccauley

The lovely stylist who makes our front covers look pretty has just opened an online vintage store.

ann-ya marbled goodies

Friday, 13 January 2012 14:00 by holly mccauley

Crazy marbled leather transformed into neat stuff like cat-shaped coasters, clutches and purses have us purring with delight.

stash and treasure

Friday, 13 January 2012 08:00 by georgia frances king

In our nature of loving most things that combine markets and puns, Sydney's Stash and Treasure event this weekend is on our to-do list.

recycled wedding dresses

Thursday, 29 December 2011 08:00 by georgia frances king

You don't need to let your wedding dress be nibbled by moths for all eternity – consider giving it a second life through Savvy Brides for someone else's big day.

vintage trimmings

Tuesday, 06 December 2011 14:00 by lara burke

We all know that frankie are fans of the vintage trim. We have a little (big!) collection in the office that often graces the pages of each issue.

how to cook quinoa

Wednesday, 30 November 2011 14:00 by jessie alymore

We're feeling all kinds of excitement over this quick little how-to-cook quinoa episode.

house of maryanne

Tuesday, 29 November 2011 14:00 by holly mccauley

Do you like looking oh so carefree and oh so whimsical and oh so bohemian? Do you want a free vintage kimono that is all of these things?

rebound into the new year

Monday, 21 November 2011 14:00 by georgia frances king

Rebound's 2012 calendars are printed onto the back of original 12" record covers - everything from Shirely Bassey to Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. Mhm!

to market to market

Friday, 18 November 2011 12:00 by jessie alymore

A little chat with Adelle of The Market Roll.

summers past

Thursday, 17 November 2011 12:00 by jessie alymore

Sharing snaps of bathing beauties and beachcombers at play, this exhibition peeps into a time of caravan park shenanigans and cooling off by motel pools.

woah baby

Monday, 14 November 2011 15:00 by jessie alymore

Have a looksee at these vintage treasures for tiny tots from Belle Heir. Aren't they just cute as a button?


Thursday, 03 November 2011 12:00 by jessie alymore

A mix of the old and the new, Foundabout is the love child of two friends with a shared desire to find and revive.

vintage snoozing

Wednesday, 02 November 2011 15:00 by jessie alymore

These vintage pillowcases from cushgoods are almost too pretty to use whilst resting your head.

we forecast sun and frocks

Tuesday, 01 November 2011 15:00 by jessie alymore

Pinned with love and sewn together using her granny's old thread and buttons, Jessica's handmades are one-of-a kind, just the way we like them.

retro space

Thursday, 27 October 2011 09:00 by jo walker

Dubious '80s home-shopping catalogues, '50s pulp fiction book covers, Cold-War era ads for nuclear fallout shelters, podcasts of obscure '70s records – it's all here.

vintage specs

Tuesday, 25 October 2011 12:00 by lara burke

This vintage glasses collection makes the four-eyed of us here at frankie want a spec makeover.

rainbow reading

Friday, 21 October 2011 15:00 by georgia frances king

Red and yellow and pink and green / purple and orange and blue / I can see a rainbow / I can see a rainbow / I can see a rainbow too.

vintage fair-yland

Wednesday, 12 October 2011 08:00 by georgia frances king

This isn't any normal vintage fair - this is the vintage fair! Sydney's Love Vintage is on again from Friday to Sunday this week in Canterbury so you have plenty of perusal time!

minxy vintage

Friday, 07 October 2011 15:00 by georgia frances king

How many times are you heaving through a pile of dusty vintage clothes at a market when you finally find the perfect dress? Well, perfect if the waist was a little bigger, the hem was shorter, it wasn't covered in moth holes and had that weird stain on the front...

boston bag lady

Sunday, 25 September 2011 10:00 by lara burke

Forget Facebook, announce your newborn to the world in the old-fashioned way.

hyde yourself

Wednesday, 21 September 2011 08:00 by

With a new season comes a new bag, and what better ones can we find than these doozies from Melbourne label Hyde.

vintage lover

Wednesday, 14 September 2011 15:00 by lara burke

Ex-Brissy lass, now London lady Jaharn Giles is one of 'those' people. You know the ones: the ones with the op-shop touch.

brooch bouquets

Sunday, 11 September 2011 10:00 by lara burke

Up to 100 brooches, rings, earrings and treasures are collected from the 1930s through to today creating these one-of-a-kind heirloom blooms.

dear golden

Wednesday, 07 September 2011 15:00 by holly mccauley

With over ten pages of top-notch vintage goodies on their Etsy store, Dear Golden Vintage is most certainly worth the visit.

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