OP SHOP SPOT.THE VINTAGE NEST

This weekend I left Brisbane and headed to the Mid North Coast of New South Wales.

I was prepared to sacrifice the expected rain and amazing gigs of Brisbane for long days at the beach and frolicking play time with my high school friends.

I found out quickly I was presumptuous with my weekend plans as two friends were leaving soon after I arrived and it was raining and cold.

Luckily I managed to get the two friends (who I rudely haven’t introduced.. the amazing Amy and Zoe!) for breakfast, followed by a quick look at our local Vinnie’s op shop.

I spotted a cool vesty-dress. This vesty-dress wasn’t my size so I demanded either Amy or Zoe try it on. Amy obliged and she looked great in the vesty-dress! Sorry I keep saying vesty-dress it’s just a fun word to say.

Go on, say it. Vesty-dress.

Here is Amy, the shy blur in her charming $4 vesty-dress..

Please ignore the housemates saxophone, bongo drum and the fact that Amy appears to have a mongy leg. Focus on the dress and imagine the satin collar and little satin buttons down the front of it. Preeeettttyyyy.

Anyway moving on to main focus of this post… The Vintage Nest store based in Bellingen. Bellingen is a small foresty town that smells pretty and has great cafes and hosts amazing markets. It is a 40 minute drive south west from Coffs Harbour, just in case anyone’s thinking of visiting.

The Vintage Nest is great because it’s a large store, it’s decorated well and their prices of clothing are very decent, ranging from $5-$30.

My friend Sam and I quickly found clothes we wanted to try on.

This dress was too big and long on me. It was $5 from the bargain bin out the front of the store. I bought it and intend on altering it to look like how I’m holding it together here.

This dress looked cute on the hanger and I thought I could take the button off the bow. On me it’s a bit big so I look like a marshmallow. It was $25 so I decided not to buy this one to alter.

Sam looks super cute in the floral dress she picked up for $20.

Another awesome thing about the Vintage Nest is it’s a cafe too! Vintage Espresso is joined next to it so you can browse vintage home wares as you enjoy your coffee, plus there’s some cool artwork.

Claire


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  1. Steve says:

    Wow this place looks awesome… Nice dresses and I spotted a rack with cool Jackets.. Where was my invite :P

  2. nicole says:

    THIS SHOP IS TRUELY AMAZING I COULD HAVE SPENT THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS EASILY. AND I FOUND THE BEST DRESS FOR MY NIGHT OUT. THANK YOU. I AM SO SAD I LIVE IN NORTH QUEENSLAND OR I WOULD SHOP FROM YOU EVERYDAY

  3. Claire Claire says:

    It is pretty great isn’t it :) I’ll investigate some vintage stores up north and see if I can find any for you.

  4. Tracy says:

    Love that vintage tattoo picture.
    Want to shop!!!

  5. Monique says:

    I love that shop. Found this website whilst I was looking for a website for the Vintage Nest. Every time I go there (okay, so it’s only been a couple of times so far) I get a photo wearing some extravagant fur coat or 80′s wedding dress ;)

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