Event Alert: A Sneak Peek At Obscure Couture’s ‘The Garage Sale’

A veritable treasure trove is up for grabs in Torrensville this month.

Filled with hundreds of unique vintage pieces sourced from various eras and places, I visited Obscure Couture’s location for the upcoming three day sale (November 14,15 and 16) to have a scout and meet with the hosts.

This is the coolest vintage market setup I’ve seen in Adelaide, with something for every taste.
What you see below is only the tip of the iceberg.

On the racks, you’ll see a variety of jackets, tees, polos, flannels and pants.
These range from classic flannel shackets, to ’80s spray jackets, to funky designs from the ’70s through the 2000s.
Some great tees are on the racks, including memorabilia from a range of film, TV and music, as well as sought-after vintage pieces like Hanes and Screen Stars plain tees.
Also on offer are crates full of baseball caps, in addition to those hanging above the racks.
Most of these were still boxed when I went through, and they must number in the hundreds.

Obscure Couture Garage Sale Sneak Peek

There’s plenty of vintage sports memorabilia and sporting gear too.
Some unique fleeces join branded track wear and a number of other fascinating curiosities.
For the petrolheads, I spotted a heap of vintage Adelaide F1 official wear from the ’90s and some sweet other memorabilia such as vintage Shell Oils spray jackets.

If you’re looking for kicks, there’s a heap of dad sneakers out and ready for you to get them behind the wheels of the nearest station wagon and have a leg down to the fish and chippo.

Obscure Couture Garage Sale Sneak Peek

Among the collared shirting there are some absolute gems including ’70s knitted polo shirts. You’ll find some designer logos in the mix, including a French-made Lacoste piece.
See if you can beat the crowd to score that one!

Obscure Couture Garage Sale Sneak Peek

What I photographed only constitutes about a quarter of the space on-site.
There are more racks of clothing, including pants and jeans.

There are also a heap of other vintage bits on offer, including a number of VHS tapes, trestle tables full of vintage bags (ranging from duffels to travel kits to camera bags and everything in between), cassettes and posters.

The event runs for three days in November; Friday 13, Saturday 14 and Sunday 15.
It’s open from 9am to 5pm each day, located at the corner of Jervois St. and Henley Beach Rd. in Torrensville.
Get yourself down there!

Obscure Couture Garage Sale Event Sneak Peek

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With content features ranging from appearances on popular menswear hubs (The Rake, StyleForum, Put This On) to French perfume newsletters and university course readings, Sam is a writer, designer and enthusiast in the fields of menswear and fragrance.

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