Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Canberra - The Way We Were Fair this Weekend

Bowerbird Vintage will be at the WAY WE WERE FAIR in Canberra next weekend
Details - see the website :

"Racks filled with fabulous fashion spanning over two hundred years. Boxes full of photographs of fashionably dressed men and women. Shelves bursting with crisp, starched French and Irish linen. Polished wooden cabinets full of glittering jewels.

Exotic textiles from lands far beyond Australia’s shores draped across tables. Umbrella stands full of parasols, umbrellas and walking sticks. Hat stands bedecked with exotic creations from milliners’ workshops. Walls covered from top to bottom with original fashion drawings.

This is what awaits you at the WAY WE WERE FAIR NEXT WEEKEND IN CANBERRA"

Friday, November 2, 2012

The Way We Wear Fair

Bowerbird at 'The Way We Wear' Fair

Bowerbird Vintage is heading up to Newcastle for 'The Way We Wear' Fair. 
Come join us and grab yourself some unique and fabulous vintage pieces and find that perfect party frock for the summer party season!

When: November 10th & 11th
Where: Newcastle Civic Centre

See you there!

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Love Vintage Sydney Summer Show - the fun starts Friday at 5.30pm!Looking for the perfect formal dress?

Vintage is HOT this summer and Sydney's Love Vintage Summer Show is back in Canterbury, with all your favourite vintage and retro sellers, plus lots of new exhibitors from all around Australia!

The show is THE place to find exceptional quality vintage, antique and retro clothing, accessories, jewellery and homewares, all under one roof! Plus there is a full line up of entertainment including fashion parades, talks from expert collectors, swing dancing and more...Come along, bring your friends, and discover something special at the Love 

Vintage Summer Show... it's a fab day out for everyone! 

When: September 14 to 16Times: Friday from 5.30pm to 9pm; Saturday from 10am to 5pm; Sunday from 10am to 4pm 
Where: Canterbury Park Racecourse, King St, Canterbury. FREE Parking! 
Tickets: Buy online or at the door.

Click the image above for more info! 

The Best Dressed in Vintage Competition is on Friday at 7.15pm: enter on the night for your chance to win some great prizes... and show off your vintage style! Friday night is also a great chance to get in first for all the best vintage pieces sellers have been saving just for this show!

Entertainment and fun abounds all weekend! See summer fashion on the catwalk, watch the glamorous makeovers (or gals and guys, get one yourself!), learn to care for your vintage fabrics, discover what's collectable in jewellery, and find out just how to wear a hat at the races!

 Vintage shopping heaven is here! You'll discover so many treasures to buy... an Edwardian lace blouse, a  1950s 'wiggle' dress, a 'Mad Men' gents suit, a rare Bakelite bracelet, antique wooden sewing  bobbins, a pair of iconic 70s designer sunglasses... every piece tells story

Looking for the perfect formal dress?


Girls wanting a unique look and one off gown for their formal without having to spend the big designer bucks should head for the Love Vintage Show, Summer series in Sydney (September 14 to 16) @ Canterbury Racecourse Function Centre.

Not only is vintage very in right now, but the nature of vintage makes each and every piece unique, so offers the perfect solution for those wanting to exude individual style at their next special outing, without having to go up the haute couture road.  And that is very much indicative of what today's high school students are wanting for their year 10 and 12 formals.  In fact, finding just the right dress that no one else will wear have become such an issue that there is now dedicated "don't copy" Facebook sites where girls are encouraged to upload pictures of their dresses ahead of their formal to ensure that no one else buys the same.

According to Nicole McLennan who manages the Love Vintage events there's an increasing number of girls who head to the shows for this very reason. She explains, "Along with the growing rivalry between girls for the best formal dress is a determination to show off with a very unique and individual dress, despite the fact the budget you'd need to acquire it is well out of the reach of students.  Vintage however, offers the perfect solution as the likelihood of another person having the exact same dress from the 1920s, 40s, 50s, 60s, 70s or even 80s is practically non-existent.  Plus vintage is so popular right now with shows like Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries showcasing fashion from the 1920's fashions and Madmen reviving the elegance of the 1950's fashions which are perfectly suited to special occasions such as formals." 

 At the upcoming Sydney Summer Love Vintage Shows, there will be many specialty store holders selling pristine condition gowns, especially from the 1950s, including Forever Vintage, Coco Repose, Coutura Vintage and Bonnie Rose Vintage. For those wanting to complete the look, there will also be fine and costume jewellery from across all eras of the 20th century, plus cute and quirky hair accessories. Check out Leigh's Collectables, Luxuriant, and Online Antiques. 

 Visitors will also enjoy fashion parades, workshops and music all weekend, and are especially encouraged to dress in vintage chic at the show's 'Red Carpet' opening on Friday evening. Wear your favourite fashions from the 1920s to 50s, 60s to (uh oh!) 80s complete with accessories, makeup and hair styling - strut your stuff on the catwalk for our judges and you might be crowned 'Best Dressed in Vintage'.

SYDNEY SUMMER Love Vintage Show 

Canterbury Racecourse Function Centre September 14 - 16, 2012

 Admission: Adults $14, Aged & Disability Pensioners $12, Children (10-16 years) $7, 

 Children under 10 free, 2-day ticket $26,  3-day ticket $38.   

Tickets available at the door or online at 

 Opening Hours:Friday night opening evening, all welcome - open for shopping: 5.30pm -9:00pm, Saturday: 10am to 5pm, Sunday: 10am to 4pm 

For further information visit

Monday, September 10, 2012

Bowerbird at Sydney Love Vintage Show

Bowerbird Vintage will be at the Sydney Summer Love Vintage Show

What: Sydney Summer Love Vintage Show
When: September 14-16, 2012
Times: Friday - 5.30pm to 9pm; Saturday - 10m to 5pm; Sunday 10am to 4pm
Features: Discover the best vintage sellers - all under one roof! Shop for fashion, homewares, collectables, jewellery and more... and find something special. Enjoy catwalk parades, presentations, prizes and shopping!
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Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Way We Were Vintage Fair

We are at the Way We Were Vintage Fair this weekend!

Marrickville Town Hall with dealers from all over Australia selling retro and vintage fashion , fashion accessories, millinery, sewing ephemera, vintage eyewear, fashion ephemera PLUS vintage home wares from the 1940’s to 1980’s

Marrickville Town Hall
303 Marrickville Road, Marrickville

See you there!

Thursday, July 19, 2012

The Op Shop Variety Ball

Revellers from all walks of life, including celebrities, socialites and drag queens will don their most glamorous charity shop finds from vintage fashions to the most outrageous second-hand outfits, all while striking a  post on the red carpet to raise funds for sick, disadvantaged and special needs children.

While a sell out crowd descended onto Sydney's Sky Tower for last year's event, this year's anniversary event at Town Hall is  expected to be even bigger and attract up to 500 people in the hope of raising $50k for Aussie kids in need.

The stylish event will kick off at 7.00pm, with MC Mike Goldman and will feature a host of out-of-the-box entertainment as revellers vie for the coveted titles of Mr and Ms Op Shop Ball. A special early bird ticket price of $120 and includes unlimited food and drinks for the entire evening.  Entertainment will include a special performance from The Faders,  Paulini,  Curuenavuli and Arrnott Olssen.

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Tuesday, May 8, 2012

The Way We Wear Vintage Fair

Frock up for the Canberra Way We Wear Vintage Fashion Fair on Friday 29, Saturday 30 June & Sunday 1 July at the Albert Hall in Canberra.  Bowerbird Vintage will have another stall and we can't wait to see all you lovely Canberrians again.

More details closer to the date or check out the Way We Wear website  

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

The Love Vintage Fair - Canberra

Bowerbird Vintage has a stall at the Canberra "Love Vintage" fair this weekend. this is the first time Love Vintage has a show in Canberra and it is sure to be amazing.

Entertainment Includes:
  • Friday night ‘Red Carpet’ preview featuring Best
    Dressed Parade with wonderful prizes to be won
    plus lots more entertainment
  • Mini-makeover – Before & After. A lucky guest
    will be chosen at the ‘Red Carpet’ event to
    receive this special treatment – see the reveal
    on Friday night!
  • Demonstrations of vintage make-up techniques
    and hairstyles
  • Amazing Lucky Door Prizes
  • Cafeteria open for your convenience

The details are:

April 27 - 29 2012

Budawang Building

Exhibition Park


Friday night 'Opening Evening': 5.30pm – 9.00pm
Saturday: 10.00am – 5.00pm
Sunday: 10.00am – 4.00pm

Adult $14
Aged & Disability Pensioners $12
Child (10 - 16 yrs) $7 (Under 10 yrs free)
2 day pass $26
3 day pass $38

For more information go to the Love Vintage website

Hope to see you there!