Vintage clothing store contents an auction curiosity

Author: Richard Brewster | Posted: 21st October, 2015

The contents of a well-known and respected vintage clothing store will go under the hammer when auctioneer Steve Graham climbs the rostrum at 10am Sunday October 25 at 64 Urquhart Street, Woodend.

The store is Circa Vintage Clothing, which has been operating in Melbourne's CBD for several years. The owner plans to ocontinue operating the business online. 

The ladies vintage and antique fashion dating from the 1800s to modern times includes day dresses from the 1920s, 1930s wedding and tea gowns, 1940s dinner dresses, 1950s beaded ball gowns and 1960s shifts.

The collection contains coats, hats, gloves, stockings, lingerie, blouses, skirts, trousers, shorts and shoes.

A highlight is a range of jewellery from different eras including brooches, earrings, necklaces and bangles.

Amongst the men’s apparel is formal wear from the 1920s to the 1960s, shirts, collars, ties, braces, knitwear, overcoats, jackets, hats and shoes.

Children’s wear is represented from the 1930s to the 1960s – most of it new old stock.

Other items include vintage fabrics, haberdashery patterns, buttons, millinery netting, wire and floral ornamentation, shop fittings, displays and mannequins both vintage and modern.

The auction also features several spectacular bronze sculptures, chests, boxes, teddy bears, vintage suitcases and furniture items - much of it from a deceased estate. 

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