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Welcome to Circa Vintage Clothing


Circa Vintage Clothing


Circa Vintage Clothing

We buy, restore and sell good quality antique and vintage clothing for men and women, since 2004.

Circa is owned and run by Nicole Jenkins, a long time vintage lover who bought her first 1950s polka dot party frock in 1980 and hasn’t looked back since. Amongst other things, she has worked in costume hire, film, theatre and a few fashion companies here in Australia and in the UK. She studied Costume Design and Construction at Perth Technical College and the WA Academy of Performing Arts and ran a Sydney vintage clothing shop - Glebe’s “Albert and Gladys” - in the late 1980s. “My mission” says Nicole “Is to encourage people to wear and appreciate vintage clothing”.

All vintage garments and accessories at Circa have been sourced by Nicole locally, hand-washed or drycleaned and restored to their original glory. We specialise in locally manufactured garments, as they are best suited to the needs of the Australian vintage lover.

Circa Vintage Clothing - Eras date from the ’40s to the ’60s, with one from the early 1970s - to make up for posting an image of polyester dresses last time, these are all made of natural fibres: silk, cotton or rayon (technically a man made natural fibre)

In addition, we stock a small number of new reproduction accessories, when it is difficult to find the originals in good condition and appropriate sizes. These items change from time to time and include:

For ladies: Frilly frou-frou parasols - 1950s style chiffon or tulle crinoline petticoats - Seamed and fishnet stockings (and pantyhose) and vintage style suspender belts from What Katie Did and Kiss Me Deadly - Glamourous gloves of all lengths in various colours.

For gentlemen: Clip and button style braces - Vintage style hats - trilbys, fedoras, tweed caps, berets, derbys, panamas and top hats.

Nicole is currently writing a book on Australian vintage clothing and is available by arrangement for talks. She can be contacted via her email address: nicole@circavintageclothing.com.au

All original images on this website remain the property of Circa Vintage Clothing. More photographs of the interior can be seen here.

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