EYE ON: West End
Lucinda Bayly | On 10, Nov 2013
Do you ever wish you could just delve into a treasure box of all your grandmaâ€™s old clothes? Well, thatâ€™s pretty much what walking into Box Vintage feels like.
Box Vintage truly is a crown jewel in the mixed bag of vintage shopping.
Being Brisbaneâ€™s best source of vintage clothing, you will walk in and immediately feel the need to pick everything up and create your own movie montage.
The vintage is quality, and is all personally sourced from the super friendly owner, Nick, and he stocks everything from distressed band tee shirts, to patterned overalls, to 60â€™s prom dresses, to floral sun dresses, and Box Vintage brings the goods.
Located at 73 Vulture Street, huddled in next to hipster hangout The End, it becomes the perfect shopping destination, and whoâ€™s to say you canâ€™t pop next door afterward for a Bloody Mary?
Get a sneaky look at some of their extensive collection here, but be warned – they have an online store, so don’t peek until pay day!
Located at 83A Boundary Street, Xenia Boutique is the best fast-fashion fix in West End.
With just about nothing for sale over $100, this is the perfect store for the fashion savvy girl who is conscious of her budget.
With trend watch obviously fully underway, Xenia stocks the hottest dresses, jumpsuits, and accessories for the Aussie party girl.
Ensure you always pop in and have a look when you walk past, and keep your eyes peeled for any sale deals that can leave you with a five-dollar garment in your hot little hands.
Better yet, they have an online store and worldwide shipping, which can be found here.
THE HAPPY CABIN
The Happy Cabin is a true gem in the Brisbane boutique scene â€“ sitting right on the outskirts of West End, it is home to some of the raddest threads in our city.
The original clothing found in The Happy Cabin is sourced locally and internationally, meaning the clothing range ticks many boxes across the board.
Stocking local brands such as House Of Cards to highbrow street labels such as Icon and Herschel, the racks are filled chock a block of quality clothing from the likes of Little Lies, Salt Water, and Pigeonhole.
Hopefully you stumble in on a day where there is some home-baked goodies sitting on the counter for you!Â Happy Cabin offers an experience that many boutiques crave.
Visit them at 58 Vulture Street, West End, or head to their online store here.
THE WITCH AND THE WARDROBE
Finding good vintage can be difficult, especially in Brisbane, but every so often, a diamond in the rough pops up.
This is what can be said for vintage store The Witch and The Wardrobe.
Owned by 20-year-old entrepreneur Cait Provan, The Witch and The Wardrobe is home to an eccentric collection of vintage.
As it always is with vintage, there is no one particular aesthetic â€“ and that is extremely prevalent in this case.
Its very obvious Cait doesnâ€™t believe in one era or style, and itâ€™s easy to get lost in the racks imaging the stories behind the clothes.
The price range is large, with some items costing a mere $10, and other more special pieces going closer to the $150 mark, the store is full of statement pieces.