Cupcakes, pink bubbly and cucumber sandwiches were on hand as retro fashionista Rebecca Barlow celebrated officially opening her Pink Ginger op shop clothing store in Capel.
Peppermint Grove Beach woman Rebecca Barlow fell in love with retro fashion and vintage fabrics at the tender age of 14 and she is at her happiest when she hits up garage sales, auctions and op-shops.
Step into Pink Ginger next to the Capel Bakery featuring a collection of waist cinching rompers, flare pants, faux fur coats and psychedelic striking threads and you’ll completely forget you’re in 2016.
Her dream to dispense the op shop love herself became a reality when she approached the Capel Bakery and locked in a temporary no lease pop up shop agreement.
“We’ve got a family holiday planned soon to Melbourne and Tasmania and I’ve got a scrap book of all the op shop addresses and my husband is horrified,” she laughed.
“I lived in the suburbs – middle class and in private school – I met some great friends outside of that circle and they introduced me to swap meets and I just loved the ‘60s and ‘70s. I used to op shop and just buy all the great retro stuff and seriously wear it and love it and I think it has always stayed with me.”
Working one day a week as an Indigenous midwifery cadet at the Bunbury Regional Hospital, Rebecca said she’s also passionate about supporting women’s health.
A philanthropist by nature, Rebecca has tweaked her business plan to include fundraising for different charities each month.
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