You Got That At An Op Shop?!: You're Disco Needs You - Vinnies Retro Fremantle
So, for those of you who may not be aware, Vinnies Retro is an offshoot of the regular Vinnies stores scattered around the place. There are actually two Vinnies Retro centres in Perth, the other one situated in Northbridge. I will admit that sometimes some of the regular Vinnies stores haven't really inspired me - and it's not that they aren't great shops, it's just some of them tend to cater for a bit of an older crowd (think Millers shirts and Avon talc). So it was a surprise to step back in time, in a good way!
This place is fun, funky and fabulous! The shop windows alone were worthy of our lengthy admiration, but once I had spotted the glass & porcelain, it didn't take long to pull Mum in with me. We headed straight to the bric-a-brac section which - whilst not huge - is (in my eyes) wonderful. The stuff here is branded, dated, retro and really really well priced. I was able to grab myself a Colclough teacup with purple irises for $5 (to complete the plates I picked up at the Sammy's in Vic Park - remember??!), 2 x Johnson Bros platters for $5 each and a set of (slightly damaged) Bohemia glass bowls all for $6 - hello 70's amazingness!!!!!!!!!!!
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