Above Zero Boutique in the Regent Arcade you’ll find Adelaide’s latest one-off clothing store. Luna Wolf Vintage began as an online boutique run by brother/sister duo Scott and Ali, and already they are enjoying the closer relationship with their customers in a brick and mortar setting. The store may be small, but it’s a matter of quality over quantity – For newbie Luna Wolf Vintage shoppers, it’s like Midwest Trader meets SWOP clothing exchange.
We spoke to the creative half of Luna Wolf Vintage, Ali Kavanagh whose passion for travel led to a business in selling vintage clothes.
So how did you start selling vintage clothes?
I travelled for about a year last year, and before I travelled I just needed some money. I’ve always been vintage shopping and op-shopping for as long as I can remember and I started selling all my clothes to get money for travels and people were actually buying it. So when I was over there I did a lot of vintage shopping and mainly in New York and in LA and I was really inspired by all the shops over there and I collected all these rad clothes. I boxed a couple of things back and then when I got back I was going to kind of do the Instagram thing again and sell it and kind of make it legit – And when I got back I was super broke and I was just depressed from being away for so long I didn’t really want to get a ‘real job’ (laughs).
So Luna Wolf Vintage is run by you and your brother Scott right?
Yeah so I do this with my brother and he’s pretty driven and into business and he kind of came on board with it and said ‘let’s make it legit.’ He (Scott) is really good with all the website making and he knows how to do all that, so then we thought we’d partner up and actually make it something and that was about 8 months ago now. And we’ve been growing a following really well.
So how did you guys move to a brick and mortar store?
We’ve been friends with Adrian from Zero for a while now and then when this store popped up, we thought we’d jump at the opportunity. It’s a small space but it’s all we really need.
What makes you guys different to other vintage clothing stores?
A lot of vintage stores obviously have so much stuff and we like to just filter out the good stuff.
If you’re on the hunt for band tees, heavy denim or that Harley Davidson t-shirt take the stairs above Zero and find a piece of clothing as rad as you.
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Words: Caleb Sweeting
Photos: Roman Wojtkowski