Vintage clothing has become a signature look of stylish people, including models, actresses and stylists such as Rachel Zoe, Kate Moss, Alexa Chung and Taylor Swift. Collectible clothing from decades past offers the wearer a unique piece of fashion history, and a quality of fabric and construction rarely found today in anything but ultra-expensive designer pieces.
With the opening of Painted Bird in Milford, owner Stephanie has realised her dream, providing a range of beautifully crafted, vintage items, which have been sourced directly from Europe. The store is dedicated to genuine vintage fashion from the 1940s to 1970s, with each piece hand-selected to provide clients with a one-off, timeless look they are not likely to find anywhere else.
Stephanie’s background as a personal stylist means she is ready to offer friendly advice on how best to integrate vintage items into an existing wardrobe for a unique, current look. Price points are similar to genuine vintage clothing for sale online, but with the advantage of the buyer being able to check the authenticity, fit, and colour of the piece in person before they purchase.
Painted Bird is an extension of Stephanie’s love of clothing and individuality, and a desire to share timeless fashion. Pop in to see Stephanie and find your own special piece of fashion history.
Painted Bird, 164 Kitchener Road, Milford, www.paintedbird.nz
By Bridget Phillips
Channel Magazine: Issue 70 October 2016