Cotton & Woolley

Yarn Yarns was created by Katherine and Sophie who met working at a Melbourne fashion boutique in 2017.

They soon discovered they shared fashion related surnames, Woolley and Cotton. They googled "woolley cotton" and the first result was an article on Katherine's great great great grandfather, Francis Cotton.

In the article there was a photograph of Francis taken in the late 1800s by Charles Alfred Woolley, a relation of Sophie's.

What are the chances? 150 years later their descendants decided to take the plunge and start Yarn Yarns together.

Cotton & Woolley




At Yarn Yarns we try to have as much fun as possible! Play dress ups, dance around, do cartwheels, whatever makes us happy. We hope that our unique selection of clothes can help you have more fun in life too.


Whether you are comfortable wearing ripped jeans or flare flares, what you wear is the first thing that people see and represents who you are and what you stand for. The right clothes help you fell happy and confident, they can e the difference between a good and bad day. Fashion enhances life!

It's good to
be a bit

We embrace our inner silly billy and we encourage everyone else to as well!

Every piece
of clothing
has a story

We like to imagine where every piece has been, who owned them, were they loved, was it passed down generations, how it gained that little stain or tear. What stories can they tell and what new adventures can we take them on?


What people are saying ...

Giulia D'Incalci

A truly vintage atmosphere for a relaxing shopping experience. The concept is great: rent or buy a second hand garment. I've always found very original dresses and plenty or accessories and I would recommend it to anyone who's interested in vintage fashion and sustainability.

Heather Brick

Since opening in late November 2018, Yarn Yarns has quickly become my favourite vintage boutique. Every time I've visited I've walked away with a beautiful high-quality and unique vintage gem, always in amazing condition, and the boutique owner is a delight too (as is her adorable greyhound, named Blazer 😍). Yarn Yarns is a haven of treasures and each time I leave I look forward to the next visit!

Lisa Gardiner

I had to stop myself from trying on so many clothes! So many awesome pieces to choose from at such great prices. This will be my first stop when ever I feel like some good retail therapy.

Felicity Gibson

Awesome shop filled with the most amazing and unique vintage and secondhand pieces! Was able to hire a dress for Xmas party and looked fab. Highly recommended checking this shop out.

Lydia Chu

Beautiful vintage and secondhand pieces for hire and to buy for all occasions! Fabulous jumpsuits, fun jackets, dresses, playsuits, accessories + more. Worth the visit just for the gorgeous decor alone! Well done ladies x

Catie Wilkerson

Amazing clothes and Katherine is amazing! ❤️❤️❤️