I'm the kind of girl who likes things with a past. I like the idea that a dress or handbag had a life before me, and will hopefully have another once I'm no longer wearing it. It's no surprise then that I wear vintage almost exclusively and collect old things of all kinds, from antique mirrors and postcards, to second-hand books and retro furniture.
As a result, I'm a regular hunter at op-shops, antique stores, markets, and vintage boutiques, and I'm always on the look out for a new addition to the growing number of excellent local spots to get my fix.
So I'm very pleased to announce that just last week a gorgeous little space opened in Bardon. It's called Barely Worn, and its focus is pre-loved clothes, homewares, and furniture. It's a lovely and thoughtful shop that combines genuine vintage and antique items alongside good quality secondhand and previously worn designer pieces.
So if you're looking for a gently used piece of Easton Pearson, Sass and Bide, or some designer shoes, Barely Worn might have just what you're looking for. Expect a friendly and relaxed vibe, reasonable prices, and ever-changing pieces to arrive.
You'll find Barely Worn tucked in to a retro shop front on Stuartholme Road, a fitting location for this little gem. Take a visit and feel good about your consumption habits. It is, after all, some very stylish recycling!
TUL Note: Nadia Buick co-directs The Fashion Archives, is a freelance fashion curator, and recently submitted a PhD at QUT, so it's no surprise that she knows a thing two when it comes to art and style. Nadia is an avid wearer of vintage (just ask for her best spots about town), collects old paintings and postcards and can always find the beauty in a little clutter.
Image Credit: Daniel Maddock