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Hello Sailor Vintage Fair & Crate Digger Record Fair

Fashion and tunes from a more preferable time

Do you wish you could slip into a ’50s swimsuit this summer? Do you swoon over Audrey Hepburn’s style? Do you just feel guilty continuously stealing your pop’s LPs? Well that’s all about to change. This Sunday, Yah Yah’s in Fitzroy is hosting a blast from the past.

Hello Sailor and Crate Diggers are coming together to form a gigantic retro paradise. Downstairs you’ll find a collection of men and women’s fashion from the ’20s through today, while upstairs will be crammed full of records.

There’s no need to sacrifice your Saturday night either; this one kicks off at midday. Bring your eagle eyes and reusable bags and prepare to rummage through the bric-a-brac, clothing, trinkets and LPs. Refuel at the soup kitchen for $4 a bowl before diving back in – head first – for round two.

From rockabilly getup to authentic Cuban-heeled boots, Hello Sailor stallholders have sourced their garments from Europe and the USA. Some of Crate Digger’s vinyl hoarders are even making the trip from interstate to participate. Expect bluegrass, doo-wop, surf garage, swamp blues, ’60s French pop, glam rock and everything in between.

You could wait until 9.30pm Christmas Eve and head to Chadstone with hundreds of frenzied shoppers, or you could pick up some original gifts this Sunday. Alternatively, treat yourself to some retro goods and then stay for a brew.

Take a trip to the barber, or put on that bright red lipstick, and get ready to turn back time. Whether you’re into period fashion or old school vinyl, Hello Sailor and Crate Diggers will convince you that vintage is the new black.     

Where: Yah Yah’s, 99 Smith St, Collingwood
: Sun 4 Dec | noon-6pm



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