Saturday, September 29, 2012

SHOP INDIE: Side Street Vintage

Let's talk about one of our latest excitement!

 Few weeks ago, one of our very talented member Tracey Hopper 
( aka Denim Days) opened a new Indie Shop in Brisbane.

Image courtesy of Side Street Vintage
Yes!!!We are so happy and proud!

Tracey is bringing to Brisbane a gorgeous and inspiring shopping experience, a real treat in Hawthorne!

Image courtesy Sandrine Marsh on behalf of Brisstyle

Please, make yourself a cup of tea and welcome Tracey Hopper's inspiring Story with us!

Image courtesy Sandrine Marsh on behalf of Brisstyle

   Tracey tell us a little about your background and what path led you to open Side Street Vintage?

              I grew up in the 70’s with recycling and crafting as a part of my everyday life; my mum and her remarkable crafty skills were and still are a great inspiration to both myself and my sisters.  It was with encouragement from the lovely Simone from ‘Beach Vintage’, I started my own crafty label ‘Denim Days’ in 2005. Once I began selling my products to a few stores around Bulimba, I was introduced to Etsy, where I heard about a lovely group of crafters called brisStyle and got connected to this wonderful network of creative Brisbanites. After the success of opening a small shop in the Woolloongabba Antique Centre, my husband and I decided to combine our love of vintage with our crafty pursuits and open our new shop, ‘Side Street Vintage’.

Image courtesy Sandrine Marsh on behalf of Brisstyle

Tell us what Side StreetVintage is all about

  Side Street Vintage is a bit of a mix of mine and my husband’s interests, but I think it’s one that works well together. We sell lovely pieces of refurbished vintage furniture, handmade goodies and crafty supplies. Much to my seventeen year old’s disgust, I like to think of my Side Street Vintage as my new baby, since she is getting too old to need her poor old Mum…ha!ha!

Image courtesy Sandrine Marsh on behalf of Brisstyle

Where did the name SideStreet Vintage come from? 

      Our shop is tucked away down a side street in Hawthorne and after throwing a few names out there to our family and friends, this one was the popular choice. We think it has a nice ring to it!

How does Side StreetVintage support independent artists and crafters and/or the handmade community? 

  We are all for everything handmade and want to offer a permanent market space for everyone to buy and/or sell handmade wares. We invite all crafters to have a go at selling their handmade goodies at Side Street Vintage on a consignment basis and we host casual and inexpensive crafty classes aimed at teaching new skills. (pop in to the shop or see our website for more information!) Also, if you have a craft group or would like to start one we offer a lovely space to meetup with lots of crafty tools and tea and coffee facilities.

Image courtesy Sandrine Marsh on behalf of Brisstyle

 Does Side Street Vintage have any exciting upcoming events? 

  We have a really lovely outdoor space, so are planning on holding a mini market for some great handmade Christmas shopping, watch for details around the end of October.

Image courtesy Sandrine Marsh on behalf of Brisstyle

What does a typical day at work involve for you?

I just love going to work, my day goes so quickly! I get chat to lovely like minded people and craft the day away if I like(not much paperwork gets done on those days, but hey there is always tomorrow!).

Image courtesy Sandrine Marsh on behalf of Brisstyle

 What is your favourite item in the shop at the moment?

      So hard to pick a favourite as we get new stock nearly    everyday, but I am a bit partial to mushrooms, so love our new ceramic mushrooms, made by Debz J.

Image Courtesy Side Street Vintage

More details ... 

Contact number:
 07 3399 2729
5/85 Riding Rd Hawthorne entrance in Monmouth st, 

Opening hours:

Monday closed
Tuesday 9.30-5.00
Wednesday 9.30-5.00
Thursday 9.30-5.00
Friday 9.30-5.00
Saturday 9.30-4.00
Sunday 10.00-3.00

Thank you so much Tracey for taking the time to answer our little questions 
it was an absolute delight to visit your beautiful Shop!

I am sure you enjoyed finding out a little more about Tracey's inspiring story and shop.

Bye for now :-)

Sandrine x


Joolz said...

Can't wait to get down there, it looks lovely!

wimcee said...

Fabulous story - Tracey, looks like your creative heart has found its home! See you very soon! Stephx

Denim Days said...

Thanks so much for coming to visit Sandrine and thanks to brisStyle for the lovely feature :) Hope to see you soon Joolz and Steph

Jocale Design said...

Looks lovely! I will be down to take a closer look very soon.

Pam said...

Great write up Sandrine and Tracey! The shop looks fabulous in person too! and I even saw a wee peek of one of my little nests in one of the images! ♥

Liana Kabel said...

Well I can see you have a jar of knitting needles, so I think I'll have to come visit! Looks like a lovely shop, congratulations.

Robyn Wood said...

Fantastic write up and photos Sandrine! Well done Tracey on creating such a gorgeous shop:)