Stitch in time: Scarlett’s Wardrobe owner Jennifer Turner (centre) with Melissa Cremascoli and Teresa Bernadi at the Beryl Street store’s opening night.
Stitch in time: Scarlett’s Wardrobe owner Jennifer Turner (centre) with Melissa Cremascoli and Teresa Bernadi at the Beryl Street store’s opening night. Felicia Kosegi

Vintage clothing for Tweed

IF you buy something from Scarlett’s Wardrobe it’s guaranteed to be a one-off.

The Tweed Heads fashion boutique specialises only in vintage clothes and accessories.

“Edwardian tea gowns, wedding gowns and formal wear, lingerie – you name it I have it,” owner Jennifer Turner said.

“I have hundreds and hundreds of clothes and accessories from the 1900s through to the 1970s.”

Ms Turner shared her love of antique clothing with the public on Saturday when she opened her store in a converted Queenslander in Beryl Street.

“This is my passion and hopefully this is my future.

“I’ve been collecting for many, many years and I thought now is the time to share my clothing with the public.”

Ms Turner said she loved almost everything about the fashions of yesteryear.

“The unique styles, the colours, the fabric; I love it all.

“And I want other people to enjoy it as much as I do.

“Plus they’re one off; no one will ever be wearing the same thing.”

The timeless dresses, Ms Turner said, would always be popular.

“It’s a very classic style. You can dress it up and dress it down,” she said.

“It’s just fantastic clothing.

“I do try to wear it as much as I can, but not all the time.”

Scarlett’s Wardrobe is open every Saturday, as Ms Turner works full-time during the week.

“I had quite a lot of people come in on our first Saturday,” she said.

“I think it’s going to be a great success because the clothing is so specific.”

Ms Turner said she fell in love with vintage clothing on a trip to the United States, and now sources a lot of clothes from there.

“I picked up my first few pieces in America and I predominantly shop from there.

“I very rarely op shop hunt because I try to go for the quality.

“I have a few buyers and I purchase from them.”

Scarlett’s Wardrobe is open every Saturday from 10am to 4pm and by appointment.



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