18 July, 2011

A Vintage Affair: Part 1 – Atomic Martini Vintage

Over the weekend I went on a little treasure hunt to 2 of the best vintage shops in Brisbane.



Atomic Martini Vintage specialises in fine vintage and retro clothes and accessories, everything from day-to-day outfits to statement pieces and complete outfits. The baby of the fabulous Miss Lisa, Atomic Martini has an extensive collection of women’s and men’s clothing and accessories from the ‘30s all the way up to the ‘80s. The shop is literally brimming with quality vintage pieces.


And trust me, this lady knows her stuff! With a background in research and museum curation as well as experience as an archivist and stylist, Miss Lisa backs her fashion forte with a genuine knowledge of all things vintage. Spend a few minutes in the shop and you can tell by the way she talks, not only is she passionate about vintage but the things she can decipher from simple elements such as fabric and stitching guarantees you’re not only getting quality pieces, but you can also learn the providence of every piece.

 
Miss Lisa is incredibly friendly and delights in sharing her knowledge and love of vintage with each and every customer. Aiming to remove the daunting feeling often associated with buying and wearing vintage, Atomic Martini deviates from the rules perpetuated by vintage purists to help customers find a bit of themselves in something different.


By making you feel comfortable out of your comfort zone, Atomic Martini brings joy to experiencing vintage and teaching you that it’s ok to mix a 50s skirt with a 70s top and a pair of brand new shoes. Style is about who YOU are and Miss Lisa delights in helping to bring that out in you.

Her main piece of advice to anyone interested in vintage: Don’t put it away for ‘special’ – use it, love it and enjoy it the way it was meant to be.


They say they don’t make ‘em like they used to and it’s true – what is now considered vintage was made to last back in its heyday and with such beautiful pieces made with care and excellent craftsmanship it would be a shame to let them fade away in the back of a dusty old cupboard.


I dare you to come in and not find something that you just fall in love with!

So don’t be scared of vintage, come in to Atomic Martini and learn to love it. Miss Lisa will affectionately show you how to make it work for you…and then you can work it for your friends and make them totally jealous of what a fabulous fox you are!

Atomic Martini Vintage 07 3357 3622

491A Lutwyche Rd, Lutwyche QLD 4030

Open Wed – Fri: 10am – 6pm Sat: 10am – 4pm
Other times by appointment

You can also find her on facebook and the best part is, she has a website!

1 comments (+add yours?)

Tony said...

You forgot to say "tell her Sheri Sent ya"
(networking $$$$) :)

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