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Buy the look: shop vintage and retro beach gear with Boatshed7

Buy the look: shop vintage and retro beach gear with Boatshed7

If you’ve been following the fashion world lately, you’ll know that things are looking distinctly retro - from men’s hairstyles to high-waist jeans, it seems like what’s new is old, and what’s old is new!

And the world of beach gear is no exception.

Started scrolling through Instagram or Pinterest for ideas for the coming beach season?

If so, you’ve probably noticed that a lot of this season’s beach gear is taking inspiration from summers long past.

In particular, beach umbrellas and chairs are taking a lot of inspiration from the trends of yesteryear.

Does your beach gear feel a little shabby by comparison? Do the colours and patterns feel a little… well, plain? Is your ensemble all function, no form?

Luckily for you, our online beach shop has you covered, whether you’re in the market for vintage beach umbrellas, beach chairs or anything in between.

Where to buy vintage beach umbrellas in Australia

We’ve got umbrellas galore.

And not just the boring, strictly functional ones you’ll find in your local department store - each of ours has a unique sense of style, drawing from the best that past time periods have to offer.

And it’s all thanks to labels like Business & Pleasure Co.

This blog here pretty much sums up our reaction when we first saw Business & Pleasure umbrellas “in the wild” - and really, can you blame us for that?

Business & Pleasure Co makes its beach umbrellas in Australia, with designs drawing inspiration from classic and timeless trends.

You’re sure to find an umbrella that’ll stand out from the ocean of plain, ordinary and frankly boring beach umbrellas.

Just look at their Premium beach umbrella that looks to the 70s for inspiration.

Or their antique white beach umbrella, which evokes a Victorian-era parasol. The colours, the patterns, the fringing… there’s a whole lot to love about Business & Pleasure Co.

Buy vintage beach chairs Australia

So you’ve got a beach umbrella.

beach chairs in Australia

However, that isn’t all you’re going to need when you head online to start shopping for your beach kit - you’re going to need a beach chair as well.

Just like beach umbrellas, a lot of the offerings you’ll find at the local department store are somewhat lacking in visual appeal. A lot of them look flimsy and use dull colours.

To be frank, many of them are simply glorified fishing chairs - hardly the luxe look you’re searching for.

Once again, Business & Pleasure Co. comes to the rescue, with a range of incredible beach chairs, all of which harken back to a previous era, with:

  • Weatherproofed, genuine timber frames
  • Wide variety of retro colours and patterns
  • UV and mould treatments for longevity

And of course you can’t forget the retro-inspired colours, patterns and fringing that all of this company’s beach gear is known for.

Whether it’s the sling chair that catches your eye or something else entirely, you’re sure to find some of the most stylish beach chairs in Australia here.

More than just ‘the look’: how to find the perfect beach chair for you

Obviously, you’re going to want your beach chair to look fantastic - just remember however that you’re going to be sitting on the thing for long stretches of time.

If you want to find the perfect beach chair for you, it’s important that you choose a chair that’s also…


A quick sit-down can easily turn into a tanning session, a nap or something else - and all of this requires a chair that you can adjust accordingly.

After all, one second you might be lying back reading a book - the next, you might be seated upright, keeping an eye on the kids as they splash around in the shallows.

If you want to do all of this in comfort, you should keep an eye out for an adjustable beach chair.


beach chairs in Australia

A lot of beach chairs use synthetic materials that are pulled taut or which just aren’t very soft. Needless to say, these chairs aren’t exactly all that comfortable to sit on for long.

The best beach chairs are designed to be comfortable - that means using materials like canvas that are naturally soft, and also wrapping the fabric more loosely so that your chair has a more buoyant feel to it.

Shopping for a beach umbrella? Here’s what to look for…

We’ve talked about buying the perfect beach umbrella before - click here to get caught up if you missed it - if you didn’t see that blog however, here’s a quick recap…

What size beach umbrella should I get?

Well, the first thing you should think about is how many people will typically be seeking shade. In a sentence though, bigger is indeed better.

A larger umbrella means more shade and coverage - and that means more protection from the Aussie sun’s harsh rays. This is especially important if you’re aiming to fit multiple people under your umbrella.

Choose an umbrella that’s UV-resistant

Did you know? A lot of regular umbrellas aren’t actually all that good at blocking UV light.

In many cases, UV can sift in through the fibres, damaging your skin even though you’ve been under it all day.

All of our beach umbrellas are treated with a special UV coating that protects your skin from these harsh rays.

Not only that, but it also saves your french umbrella from prematurely fading too.

Where to buy vintage beach umbrellas and chairs

Buy the entire look with our online beach shop

Looking for beach gear with a unique retro style to it? Simply want something that’ll stand out from the rest of the crowd?

Luckily for you, our online beach shop has everything you need for a summer in the sand and sun.

Our shop only stocks products from the most reputable and trustworthy beach brands - each item is cruelty-free, beach-safe and most importantly, put through the ringer by our rigorous product testing team at our testing facility (it’s a tough life testing out all these products on the beach...)

From games and toys, to beach floats, to essentials like - you guessed it - Klaoos beach umbrella and chairs, we’ve got all your beach needs covered.

Celebrate summer in style with our online beach shop - click here to start shopping!