6 vintage clothing stores every Joburg fashionista should know about

An insider's guide to best shops to source retro treasures for your wardrobe

27 June 2017 - 10:11
Nosipho Mayosi of VintiQueen, a cool vintage store in New Doornfontein.
Nosipho Mayosi of VintiQueen, a cool vintage store in New Doornfontein.
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1) Reminiscene

Having been around for over 27 years, Reminiscene is the grand dame of Joburg's vintage clothing scene. 

Inside this retro treasure trove you’ll find everything from clothes to accessories, all dating from before the 1970s.

Visit Reminiscene at 7th Street, Melville.

2) Rags and Lace

Rags & Lace is well known for its great selection of designer labels and their brilliant prices.

Insider tip: if something hasn’t sold after three months, it gets marked down, so always check the “sell by” date on the price tag.

Visit Rags & Lace at shop 4, Craig Centre, 358 Jan Smuts Ave, Craighall.

3) VintiQueen

If you're hunting for local vintage clothing, VintiQueen is a must-visit. Their wonderful selection of dresses and blouses in vibrant prints won't disappoint. 

Visit Vinti Queen at No 5 Beacon Road, Access City building, New Doornfontein.

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4) Patou

If you’re not after designer labels, Patou is a great place to hunt for quality vintage pieces at brilliant prices.

Visit Patou at 360 Jan Smuts Ave, Craighall.

5) Wizards Vintage

In the boutique setting of Wizards Vintage, you’ll find an eclectic mix of new and previously-owned designer items to fill your wardrobe. Think everything from clothes and jewellery to handbags and perfumes.

Visit Wizards Vintage at 44 Stanley, 44 Stanley Avenue, Milpark.

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 6) The Stuff We love

Stop by The Stuff We Love in Melville to peruse an expertly-curated selection of vintage designer and retro clothing and fun one-off pieces.

Visit The Stuff We Love at the corner of 7th Street and 2nd Avenue, Melville.