Sunday, 13 November 2011

Project launch: New Street

We're all about being conscious - whether through the clothing we buy or helping others. The launch of New Street is a huge milestone for us because it couples our love for clothing with an even bigger passion - providing a hand up instead of a hand out and hopefully this will provide a sustainable income to people out there who are struggling.

Karen lost her job. Her husband has lost his job. With three children to feed including a baby, life is tough. They lost their little home and have moved into the 'bush' as she calls it and have set up a little shack. She will be selling in her area (Atlantis) and hopefully, she'll be on her way to get herself and her family back into a home.

It's pretty simple - we supply women with clothing to sell and their first load of stock is funded by our vintage and retro range, Old Street.

We have managed to team up with a supplier for clothing that is brand new, slightly rejected and comes from shops within South Africa as well as the UK.

They get stock to the value of R250 which they call sell in their areas. They are priced super cheap - R20, R40 and R50. Way cheaper than Pep Stores and any other shops touting bargains in their windows.

Their second purchase of stock will be subsidized by us as well - so the sustainability begins to grow.

It is our hope that women will be able to provide the basics for their families and also have enough money to start their little own clothing business.

We'll keep you posted on how Karen has been doing and if anyone would like to contribute the purchasing of stock, please email us at

Tuesday, 8 November 2011


You can now follow us @OldStreetretro. We've got something special planned for our Twitter followers ... so join in the fun!

Going retro ... goodies to get you going

Colour block with this amazing 80s retro blouse - size 32 R60

Marilyn Monroe mounted wall picture. Size 1m x 60cm - R200

Retro navy and tan genuine leather satchel - R195

You can now purchase from Bid or Buy

We've been uploading a few items and testing out Bid or Buy so you can now head on over and have a look ... click and buy :-)

Wednesday, 2 November 2011

Vintage market time ...

So after the rain forced the organisers of the vintage night market to move it to this week, let's hope the rain stays away! The night market will go ahead at the Labia on Orange street in Cape Town from 5pm to 10pm this Friday.

We'll have:

  • Old Street statement retro tees
  • Bags and shoes
  • Summer tops and blouses
  • Fab high-waist pants
  • Dresses
  • Free hugs :-)
See you there!

Tuesday, 1 November 2011

The style of Blondie

Debbie Harry aka Blondie managed to marry a little bit of punk with a little of bit of this and that. She was the epitome of all things cool in the 70s and early 80s. I love her style because she can take a t-shirt that some of us are about to chuck out and make it look good ... very good. 

I love how she mixes casual and glam - I love when people take a deadbeat casual outfit and then add some killer heals and accessories to turn it into something you paint the town red in. Or taking an uber glam outfit and then dressing it down - I find the contrast so appealing. You give off that allure that you are night trying to hard. 

Her platinum blonde hair and attitude made her an instant star. When everyone was into the hippie thing she went punk - a true testament to never going with trends and just being yourself.

So for today, crank up Blondie's 'Heart of Glass' 

Exclusive Old Street statement t-shirts - it just got real y'all!

Happy November! I can't believe 2011 is almost done and dusted! This is our first batch of Old Street statement t-shirts. We customise to give them a retro feel - snip snip. If you would like to order email All ladies tees - R35 and men's are R50.

Make a statement - go on ... say it!