New Zealand boasts some wonderful retro boutiques and designers, the latest to pop up is Vintage Addiction! I first met Suzanne, the owner and designer, at the end of 2014 at the Auckland Pinup Bootcamp. At that point she had just started making her dresses and since then, it’s grown from markets, pop up stores… and now she even has a shop in Onehunga!
Vintage Addiction opened it’s doors a few months back and it’s been incredible successful so far. It stocks not only Suzanne’s designs (including skirts and coats in sizes 8-20), but also jewellery, accessories and a selection of vintage goodies.
Featured today is the Lola Dress in this stunning pink and purple floral print. Since you can choose to either buy off the rack or have the dress custom made to your measurements and I chose the latter and the Lola fits me absolutely perfectly.
There is such a wonderful array of pinks, purples and magenta’s in this print, it was a dream to accessorise! And it was such a happy coincidence that the blooming flowers in the Auckland Wintergardens matched perfectly!
The Lola Dress pairs a classic V shaped neckline with a subtle gather at the bust, fitted waist, half sleeves and a pleated skirt. The neckline is low enough for a little drama while still maintaining upmost modesty and horray for not having to worry about having to wear a special bra! The V neck is also mirrored on the back which is a lovely added touch.
The fabric is a beautiful cotton blend with a good weight to it- fabrics are sourced both locally and internationally. All the dresses are made here in Auckland, New Zealand by Suzanne’s team of seamstresses.
Being able to have a dress fit me wonderfully in both the bust AND waist, plus the bonus of requesting a little bit extra room in the sleeves, is a huge advantage to ordering from Vintage Addiction.
Vintage Addiction are working on launching a website to make online ordering easy but in the meantime, you can either pop into the store at 345 Onehunga Mall Road in Auckland or messaging Suzanne with your measurements on her Facebook page… and yes, they will ship internationally and can cater for any size!
Vintage Addiction dresses range between NZ$185 and NZ$210 depending on if you’ve had it custom made or not. There is so much choice in fabrics and several dress designs so you can really create your dream dress… and it’s always nice knowing that you are supporting a local business!
A big thank you to Fran Robertson for taking these bright and cheerful photos back in December! We got pretty excited when we saw how beautiful all the flowers were!
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Disclaimer: Whilst this dress was gifted to me, I never accept anything that I do not truly love and all opinions expressed are honest and my own. The integrity and honesty of my blog is very important to me as are my readers