Fond of flapper fashion? In the market for a velvet loveseat? Join Melbourne’s A Vintage Outing tours and you’ll probably find what you need. Led by style mavens Danielle Pumo and Lyn Gardener, the shopping excursions will see you visiting the city’s quirkiest haunts, from hidden bars to specialty retailers, all with a retro twist. Cruise between stores in a 1960s Fiat 1500S and end the day with Pimms and cucumber sandwiches at a kitsch cocktail bar, one of the many places listed in the little black book you’re given as a parting gift.
Originally appeared in the October/November 2009 print issue of DestinAsian magazine (“Retro Ramble”)