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September 2015

 Vintage Stash is on trend for growth as it celebrates two stylish years in Melbourne  

 

VINTAGE Stash is the result of Maryanne Loughland’s love for auctions, the thrill of finding the perfect vintage treasure and desire to source the most unique artwork or funky fashion accessory from Australia and abroad.   

It is this passion for all things ‘homeware’, ‘vintage’ or just downright ‘stylish’, which brought Vintage Stash to Melbourne, after a business tree change from Wagga Wagga in country New South Wales to the trendy prime location of Smith Street, Collingwood. 

As the store celebrates its two-year anniversary, Maryanne sets her sights on establishing the brand further as the city’s staple stylish and eclectic homewares store.  

While the Vintage Stash brand has been alive for five years, with three in Wagga, the dream has been long-term for Maryanne.

“I had always loved going to farm clearing sales and antique auctions when we moved to Wagga - it was my entertainment. I really just love auctions and it is so exciting to find unusual items,” she said.

Maryanne decided to shift the store to Melbourne because; formerly from Sydney, she missed the urban market vibe and knew this could be found in Melbourne.

Since, the store’s product range has evolved to cater to Melbourne’s diverse clientele.

I love the mix of people we attract. Our customer base is quite eclectic and includes locals as well as tourists, from both interstate and throughout the world, with a 50/50 mix of men and women,” Maryanne said.

Part of Vintage Stash’s enhanced business model has been sourcing works from international artists and designers, while nurturing Melbourne-based and other Australian artists where possible.

“We import designs direct from Europe, the United States and New Zealand and these pieces are complemented by works from local artists who create stunning original wall art and prints, beautifully handmade backpacks and satchels, soft toys for kids and other designs,” Maryanne said.

Featured artists include Melbourne-based photographer Amelia Anderson, whose work has featured on popular TV shows The Block and Reno Rumble, tribal-themed wall art from Gold Coast designer A Boy Named Aaron and colourfully inspiring wall art prints and cards from Sydney’s Rachel Kennedy Designs.

Learn more about Vintage Stash by visiting 358a Smith Street, Collingwood, Victoria. 

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