Trinkit Hunter, Latrobe Terrace Paddington
Peta Barker | On 17, Dec 2014
Craving a little bit of gypset style but don’t have a weekend free to trek down to Byron Bay? Look no further than Paddington’s latest edition, Trinkit Hunter.
Inside a beautifully ageing Queenslander is a treasure trove of vintage clothing, handmade bags and unique jewellery. Co-owner Joles Hill put it perfectly when she described her store as like walking into a friends house to raid their closet; the store certainly has the relaxed, warm energy of a close friends home. Overflowing with clothing, shoes, accessories and the odd homeware, Trinkit Hunter has a little something for everyone.
A passionate 70’s lover, Joles has the store overflowing with vintage bohemian pieces, sourced from all over Australia. Unlike many other retailers to jump onto the gypsy bandwagon, Trinkit Hunter’s pieces are carefully selected to ensure they are the highest quality, authentic, vintage. As well as Australian vintage the store carries a range of international wares such as Mexican vintage dresses, South American purses and shell chandeliers and lanterns hand made in the Philippines . While Joles tackles the women’s wear, partner Elliot Schoemaker curates the ‘man cave’. More rock ‘n’ roll and bluesy than Joles’ 70’s aesthetic, Elliot keeps the mens section brimming with leather boots and vintage jeans.
Trinkit Hunter began when Elliot encouraged Joles to quit her job in graphic design and throw herself into her life long passion, vintage. Thrifting from a young age, despite the bullies taunts, Joles embraced her unique style and sawÂ a growing demand for bohemian vintage. After a couple of years holding stalls at The Village Markets, Valley and Eagle Farm Markets as well as Red Deer Festival Joles took a leap of faith and opened pop up shops and finally the permanent Latrobe Terrace store, which has been open for six months.
As quality vintage becomes harder to source Trinkit Hunter is supplementing the gap with vintage inspired designs, from ethical productions. One such line is Joles’ own crocheted pieces, inspired by a vintage aesthetic. These pieces are designed by Joles and made in disadvantaged Indian villages, bringing jobs and the opportunity for better education to the communities, something Joles is incredibly passionate about. As well as ethically sourced fashion, Joles is passionate about supporting local creatives. Consequently Trinkit Hunter is the exclusive stockist of local talents includingÂ Songbird The Label, Gypsy Love Store, Mirasol Terrariums and Reina Inka.
For an authentic piece of vintage, unique homewares or one of a kind accessory you can’t go past Trinkit Hunter, where you purchase supports Brisbane’s local creatives as well as international communities.
What Trinkit Hunter
Where 3 Latrobe Terrace, Paddington QLD
When Tuesday- Saturday 10am- 5pm