Found treasures

Inspired Vintage

Welcome to BellaBean Vintage

Jenny Cookson’s love of second-hand shopping started early. Walking home from primary school took her past a Cats Protection League opportunity shop. She visited most days and spent her small amounts of pocket money buying old buttons and trinkets. As a teenager – funded by an after-school cleaning job and later full-time work – she shopped in iconic vintage Christchurch institutions like the Atlantis Market and Shand’s Emporium. At 15 she bought a 1950’s white satin wedding dress from a vintage shop called Tete a Tete. She wore it till it was trashed.

Runway Shows

Upcoming and past runway shows

Common Threads, August 2021 POSTPONED - New dates to be announced

Get Tickets

A Colourful Past, August 2020

View Runway

Our store

BellaBean Vintage

The Woolston Emporium

Junk & Disorderly Collective
200 Ensors Road
Christchurch 8023

Mon - Sun 10am - 4pm

Get directions