Sunday, 10 July 2011

I found the only vintage shop in Linz!

At least it's the only vintage shop in Linz from what I have seen so far! It took me a while to sniff it out online, but find it I did and so a few days ago I headed off on my first adventure into the world of Austrian vintage (with two fellow vintage lovers in tow, what fun!).

Moshi Vintage, Linz

The store front

After about half an hour of wandering in the sunshine (the weather has been incredible here recently, hurrah!) we found Moshi, a quirky looking vintage store, tucked away but fairly close the Linz's main high street. I felt right at home the minute I walked through the door and was met by the familiar scent of vintage clothes :)

Stacks of vintage luggage and handbags

Rows of clothes and shoes 

Yet more handbags!

I was a little disappointed at the variety of clothes on sale. The store's website had promised me 1940s to 1990s fashion and I would be surprised if anything there was older than 1960s, which was a bit of a shame for a 40s/50s addict like myself, but there still a lot to see and the prices were fantastic (maybe that's just because I'm used to extremely over-priced London...!). I felt much less homesick after a good old rummage around a vintage store I can't even tell you! I was scuttling around on my hands and knees searching for treasure as happy as a clam. During this exploratory escapades I found some beautiful traditional Austrian dress, an adorable little suitcase (I believe a girl had used it as a school satchel), some red suede ankle boots and a little wicker handbag. All of these things tried to wheedle their way into my luggage home, but it was this beauty that won my heart and is therefore making the trip back with me:

Matching plaid waistcoat and skirt

They were just too adorable to leave behind! They need a couple of alterations in order to fit perfectly (really minor tweaks) but that's never put me off a purchase. I really do seem to have plaid on the brain at the moment!

That's it for my vintage excursions so far in Linz, and there probably won't be any more as I'm pretty sure this is the only vintage shop. I am visiting Vienna in a few days, so perhaps I'll discover some gems there. Do let me know if you know of any vintage shops in either Linz or Vienna, I'd love to hear if you know of any! I'm just happy that even though I'm miles away from the places I know and love I am still managing to get my vintage fix :)

I hope you've had a marvelous Weekend my lovely readers, bye for now!

6 comments:

Hannah said...

Oh can't wait to see the rest of your finds, love vintage luggage! x

Faff said...

Ooooh this suit is gorgeous, would work really well as separates too, love multi-use bargains! :)

Miss Marie said...

Fabulous find - so adorable, and I imagine it will look fantastic on you. I kind of feel that sometimes it doesn't matter if there's not a lot in a shop to tempt you (in fact, it's better if you're trying to restrict spending!), so long as there's one treasure that really speaks to you - which you seem to have found.

I personally would have also been very tempted by that bright yellow suitcase I spy in one of the photos...

Miss Katie said...

Thank you all, I am very much in love with the suit, I can't wait to get it home and altered, it' going to be perfect for autumn!

P.S. Miss Marie, I know, I loved that suitcase, but there's no way I'd be able to get it home with my restricted baggage allowance :( sob sob!

Chr0n said...

You found a really great piece of clothing there!

I am wondering why I have never seen that store before, even though I have been living in Linz for the past 19 years...

Melanie said...

I'm also wondering.. I live near Linz but I never saw this shop before! :)

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