Winifred and Bance


Winifred and Bance aka Winnie B- is a clothing store in Perth located on: 
850 Beaufort st, Inglewood

The store isn’t a typical clothing store so I’ll let the owner, Dee Carter, explain how it works-
“It’s a vintage boutique…some stock I hunt down and gather from various op-shops, garage sales and markets in Perth and Melbourne as well as some internet. Some stock are new from a couple of local and natinoal designers. Some stock are on consignment from customers.”

She used to be a medical receptionist and before that she was in farming. Fate brought her eyes to an ad she found in the paper the day after she quit her medical receptioninst job, she’s always loved old vintage things and ferreting through them. In the beginning she found it hard financially, physically and she put a particular emphasis emotionally –
Was it hard to start?
“Yup financially, emotionally, physically and emotionally…did i say that already?”

She tells people who want to start their own store to “Give it go…and if at first you don’t suceed? try, try again! Talk to as many people as you can. Don’t be scared to ask the stupid questions!”

And she answered my usual list of random questions!-
What song have you been listening to most over the past few weeks?
The Womats…lets dance to Joy Division.

What’s your favourite hangout place?
Milkd cafe North Perth for coffee, The Rosemount for Funk, markets/op-shops for inspiration, my boyfriends couch for cuddles and my bed for sleep.

Do you have a secret nickname for your car?
Comode…its a commadore. Not very secret really.

What one materialistic thing you know you can’t live without?
coffee Amen

She’s got a good sense of humour too-
Who’s the brains behind the shop?

She has an event in March called “What’s mine is yours”. It basically requires everyone to bring up to 10 items of your own clothes, you pay to get in the store (get a glass of free champagne!) and then you shop around and take the clothes you like for free! More details on her site so check it out.




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