1.4.10

vintage unworns at the rarely worn sale.


so turns out that the "rarely worn sale" wasn't quite my cup of tea, but the macaroons and bubbly more than made up for it. what can i say. last season h&m leather jackets for R1000 and mr price shoes marked up by 100% doesn't really make me giddy with joy.

the one thing that did get my heart pulsing was the exquisite collection of vintage unworn frames and sunglasses they had. the chic girl standing next to the glass cabinet shared that it's all vintage, mostly from the 60s and 70s that herself and her partner were able to buy over from a retired optometrist. she assured me that the collection is huge and what was on show was only a fraction of the stock. think paloma picasso, diane furstenburg and mic mac. they made my heart extremely happy.

they go for anything between R400 and R1500. they don't have a name yet... but i really think they have room to build it up as a brand. it reminds me extremely of linda farrow, who i adore and who similarly started out with a small collection of dead stock. the good news is they plan to start selling at the biscuit mill design tent really soon... so keep your eyes open and prepare for the hipsters to pounce. ♥

8 comments:

Jesse said...

Oh no! I spent ages last year looking for frames like that - scoured the secondhand shops with no luck. Switched to contact lenses. I suppose I could get frames for just-in-case....

That Ulanda Girl. said...

i would say definitely get a pair just in case... so worth it.. such a beauty!

naomemandeflores said...

Love the glasses!!! I want them all!

Me, Jade said...

The Paloma (go change that Pablo miss absent-minded!) Picassos were just so beautiful...pity they actually looked best on the girl who was trying to sell them. I suddenly I had more imperect vision...

That Ulanda Girl. said...

ooh you are clever for spotting that. didn't even notice my silly mistake... i blame it on miss malaprop... but if pablo did design frames you know they would be beautiful too! :)

Simone said...

Oooh love it! Where can I buy these frames?

iamronel said...

great eyeglasses ..:)

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