Vintage fabric heaven
Flashback Fabric is an Aladdin’s cave of original vintage fabrics and wallpapers from the 1920′s-1980′s. The shop also stocks a wide selection of reproduction 50′s and 60′s prints from the US. The vintage stuff is incredible – it’s all in perfect condition and there’s usually a fairly good quantity of each design. Nola Hargreaves runs the shop and has an amazing ability to source these unique fabrics and wallpapers, even though they’re getting more and more scarce. The website says they’re the only retail shop in Australia selling this extensive range of vintage prints – I’m not going to argue with that. There certainly isn’t anywhere else in Melbourne with this kind of range.
Nola can also have your favourite print made up into lampshades, scatter cushions, or floor cushions to your specifications. Choose a vintage print and you’ll be the only person in Melbourne with your unique design – sure beats being the 120,897th household with an Ikea Knappa pendant lamp in the living room.
79 High st, Northcote
Open Tuesday – Sunday 12.00pm – 5.00pm