The Story

My glamorous granny is the spirit and inspiration behind The Granny Wardrobe concept. My love for vintage clothing began with my granny, who was an elegant lady that loved to dress up wherever she went. She had a keen eye for colours and patterns and was a master of accessorising.

My name is Lorraine, and I am the proud founder of The Granny Wardrobe, a one-of-a-kind vintage clothing shop that caters to those who love exquisite, carefully curated vintage frocks and accessories. As a woman-owned small business, I pride myself on delivering exceptional quality and service to my customers.

Originally from Taiwan, spent my adulthood in the UK, and I moved to the west coast of Canada, where I have now settled in Vancouver with my husband, son, and cat, Ferguson.

Growing up, I was raised by my granny, and I missed her dearly when she passed away when I was still young. Whenever I looked at her photos, I could almost smell her perfume and feel the soft silk scarves on her neck, as if she was holding me.

Fast forward to my early 20s, I started collecting vintage pieces I found in thrift stores, flea markets, and random places while travelling. I would look for unique and exceptional pieces that spoke to me and reminded me of my granny.

As my collection grew larger, the wardrobe in our small apartment was getting so full that my husband didn't even have any space left for his clothes (his minimalist wardrobe of 5 t-shirts and 2 pairs of trousers). That's when I had the idea to start my own vintage clothing shop, and The Granny Wardrobe was founded in 2019!

At The Granny Wardrobe, we focus on vintage dresses and scarves from the 1950s and 1960s, which are carefully curated and restored to their original beauty. We take great pride in our work, and we ensure that every piece meets our high standards of quality. We want you to enjoy your vintage items as much as we do and feel the same connection to them that we do.

We are delighted to present to you our exclusive collection of vintage dresses and accessories. We hope you enjoy browsing our selection and finding that special piece that speaks to you. Thank you for supporting small businesses and for choosing The Granny Wardrobe as your go-to vintage clothing shop.

Vintage Community

The Granny Wardrobe is proud to be a member of the Vintage Fashion Guild sellers.

“VFG sellers pass a careful review of their knowledge and selling practices before they can join. Look to VFG sellers for true vintage, accurately described and sold with integrity.
Vintage Fashion Guild is a leader in free educational resources that include our noted Label Resource.”

Giving Back

  • Volunteering for the Vintage Fashion Guild to curate their IG page. Growing the audience from 8K (2021) to 46K (2022) and the followers are still growing rapidly!

  • Quarterly donations to Cat Therapy and Rescue Society, 5% of the sale revenue goes to CTRS.
    Ferguson was adopted from CTRS, and I can't thank them enough to connect me with such a great feline companion for life.

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