Looking the part, A Vintage Tale is how you would dream a old-timey clothing store to look like. Step inside the cosy space housed in a shophouse on Joo Chiat and take in the dusty blue walls, flowery wallpaper, a chitz armchair in the corner and of course, racks of retro dresses and accessories from the ’60s, ’70s and ’80s. Founded by Azzurra La Mantia and Jasmine De Brauwer, the store actually started in Milan in 2015. Over the years, they have amassed a curious vintage collection of handbags from the ’60s in snakeskin and velvet, mod-style paisley and floralnshift mini dresses and satin pillbox hats from the 1950s.
Take out your denim dungarees, paisley shirts and corduroy pants –the age of vintage fashion has returned and we’re embracing it fully on the streets of Singapore. You no longer have to dig around in obscure shops (or your mum’s closet!) to get your hands on vintage garb. Perfect the new wave of old-school fashion by stocking up at these rad stores.