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Red Threads

Shopping, Vintage Paddington
Red Threads

A vintage store that marries op-shop goodwill with boutique merchandising, and raises Red Cross funds to boot

These little vintage stores marry op-shop goodwill with boutique merchandising, and raise Red Cross funds to boot. The first Red Threads store opened on King Street in Newtown last year, but a beautiful new boutique has just landed in Paddington. โ€œPeople love the store because the fit-out is really interesting and the clothes are great,โ€ explains Red Cross merchandise manager Olivia Cozzolino. โ€œAnd then they find out itโ€™s a Red Cross store and are really impressed.โ€ The fitout is a sensory delight, with walls adorned in WWII Red Cross posters, clothes hanging on racks in colourways, and shoe-shelving made from second-hand books. Each item in the store has been carefully selected, like at the more high-end retro stores, but most still sit around the $15 mark. In fact, you can come out of Red Threads with a whole new outfit, accessories included, for a pineapple. โ€œThere are hardcore shoppers that love the challenge of finding gems in op shops, but many shoppers prefer to come into well merchandised stores with great fitouts,โ€ explains Cozzolino. โ€œWeโ€™ve done the hard work for our customers and only put out really high quality garments.โ€


Venue name: Red Threads
Address: 390 Oxford St
Opening hours: Mon-Wed & Fri-Sat 10am-6pm, Thu 10am-8pm Sun 11am-5pm
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