Groovy, Funky & the Bees’s Knees – Retro Depot with Vintage Vamps

Vintage Vamps is a local Canberra Vintage Clothing business that has been trading at the Bus Depot markets since 2012 and at various vintage markets and fairs in Sydney and Canberra since 2004. Owner, Louise White has a background in Fine Arts and Fashion Design which enables her to search out and create unique vintage outfits for her much valued customers.


She sources her large collection of high quality vintage and retro clothing, textiles, accessories and costume jewellery which dates from the 1960s to the 1990s locally from the Canberra region. “I have been hunting and collecting vintage and retro treasures since the 1970s and have a particular fascination for the uniqueness and high quality of the fabrics and workmanship of the vintage pieces that I collect. Vintage clothing also has a story, a previous life which is fascinating and I love to restore pieces and send them onto their next journey – I love to match that unique and perfect vintage piece to the right customer! It makes all that washing, mending, and general handling of garments worth it when I can interact with all the lovely vintage shoppers that come to the markets!”

“Buying vintage and recycled clothing also helps the environment – there is so much environmental damage caused by the fast fashion industry dumping huge amounts of toxic waste and clothing into landfill and waterways – so when you shop recycled and vintage you not only get to wear good quality and unique clothing but you are helping the environment at the same time.”

Louise will bring her carefully curated collection of vintage and retro clothing, fabrics, accessories and costume jewellery to Retro Depot markets on the 13th of October.


For more out-there outfits and accessory ideas for the up coming spring season be sure to check out @louiselovesvintage on Instagram.