It was ages ago that I said I was going to do a series of posts on vintage shops around Adelaide - well, I did one and never got around to doing any others! So, when I spent the day working at Exclusive Vintage at Prospect (quite a few months ago now), I figured I could snap some photos and do a write up for you all...
35 Braund Rd, Prospect
Thursday-Friday: 10am - 5pm
Saturday: 10am - 4pm
I've also been told that there will be a website running in the next few weeks:
Exclusive Vintage is tucked away in a little street in Prospect, a suburb of Adelaide, so it is surrounded by lovely old houses, but it's also within walking distance of some of the boutiques on Prospect Road. The shop is owned and run by a very lovely woman named Fern who has a background in fashion and puts a lot of effort into the presentation of the clothes - practically any piece is ready to be worn right off the rack. This may not seem like something worth mentioning but I've been to other places where I know I'd want to give something a good cleaning & pressing before I wore it but that's never been an issue for me here.
The stock mainly ranges from the 1930s through to the 1980s and, in my personal opinion, is reasonably priced. (I've got some examples of what I've paid for dresses at the bottom of the post - I realise they may not seem 'reasonable' to some but I compare them to other prices I've seen in stores both here and interstate for similar items.)
(I was wishing this 1960s men's sports jacket was just a little bit smaller but it didn't sit right on my shoulders.)
I also made this little video (it was filmed on a iPhone so it's a bit shaky and probably not all that great but I thought it might give a better feel of the space).
The music I used is Song of India by Tommy Dorsey for absolutely no reason at all. (But I've just realised it means you can't see the video if you're in Germany. Bah! Sorry.)
Here are a few of the things I've bought from there over the years...
1940s dress (almost certainly a maternity dress which makes it good for eating one too many cakes!); I think it cost me around $85 (AU) and it's one of the best finds I've ever made because it's just so darn comfortable.
1950s dress; this was on the sale rack as there was a bit of a hole in the skirt so it only set me back $10.
This gorgeous 1950s (home made) dress is one of my favourites - I can't remember exactly but it was around the $100 mark.
Another of my favourite finds is this lovely strapless number but I honestly can't remember how much it cost me. I want to say around $130 or $160 but I could be wrong.
This is definitely '40s style but I think it was made later - I believe it was $45 but again I could be wrong.
I took these photos quite a while ago, so a lot of the stock photographed won't be there, now - but if you're around I highly recommend taking a gander.
Andi B. Goode