May I introduce to you, Miss Aidan Sarran-Beveridge.
This sweet 19-year-old is the creator of Silver Tooth Vintage. Aidan sells vintage clothes and accessories that she has gathered from op shops from around Queensland. Her store offers customers one-off items of clothing for a fraction of the prices expected in vintage stores we have around Brisbane.
Aidan sells her clothes through Ebay, the Valley markets and most recently at suitcase rummages.
Apparently the Valley Market stall holder veterans tend to get a tad bitchy towards each other, but the young kids treat each other right.
“There’s a good friendship between the younger people, you know we go swap clothes with people that are selling them. You’ll go to their stall and there’s something you really like they’ll visit your stall and find something to swap it for.”
Since her move to Brisbane in June, Aidan has done a lot of op shop trips to restock her store. Her job allows her to have a lot of fun as she can potentially keep whatever vintage gems she comes across.
“Pretty much all I wear is vintage clothes. The only things I buy new is underwear. Now that I op shop so much and I see how you can get such good clothing for so little (price) I can’t justify spending $50 on a pair jeans I’d rather go get some and alter them to fit. I can’t go shopping in new shops anymore, I just can’t do it.”
Aidan has trouble finding vintage shoes due to having larger feet, but manages to buy vintage footwear by turning to Ebay and paying more than what would be expected at an op shop.
“These were seventy dollars that’s the most I’d spend on anything; I’m a cheapscape,” Aidan confesses pointing at her black leather lace-up boots.
She has such a unique sense of style. I don’t know many people that can pull off a poncho or an orange and yellow combo, but she does it and makes it look so easy.
“Its actually a tablecloth, I found it for like one dollar one day and cut a whole in it”
Like so many creative professionals, Aidan has to continually feed her services through advertising and marketing to spark customer interest.
“I only started the blog after I had my Ebay store and I started the store when I was still in high school and I really wasn’t sure what I was doing. I just jumped into it and after looking at other peoples Ebay stores I kind of figured out that they had Facebook pages and blogs and that’s how they got their following, more through marketing.”
Aidan is developing some of her own vintage inspired designs to be manufactured in Australia. The designs she’s working on draw on 60s themed pieces, as she sees the styles to have a modern look.
Everyone should check out Aidan’s blog and Ebay store. Also if you go to the Silver Tooth Vintage Facebook page and recommend friends to visit, you’ve got a chance to win a Holga Lomo Camera that she is generously giving away!
P.S Just between you and me, if you visit Silver Tooth Vintage at the markets, Aidan is open to offers for clothing prices. Get in quick people!