Upcycled, thrifted and vintage clothing stores fulfill many needs. Firstly, it’s a great way to stay on trend, on a budget. Secondly, they provide a sustainable solution to the ecological impacts that the fast-fashion industry is having on the world. Then thirdly, they provide an outlet for fashionistas to find once-off, unique pieces to add to their wardrobes.
Durban in fact, offers a few top-notch vintage and pre-loved clothing stalls and stores. So, if you’re keen to join in on the movement, here’s where to head.
Stylist Ndumi Matiwane, is the fashionable face behind a curated collection of upcycled, vintage wares. From iconic leather jackets to quirky personalised pieces, you’re sure to take home a piece of quality and originality from Mind Over Matter, situated on Station Drive.
Amanda Jaffar has an eye for vintage – both for your wardrobe and for your home. Whether you’re looking for something really out there or a simple staple like a trench coat or patterned tie, head to The Vintager for a range of gorgeous goods for both him and her. You’ll definitely be inspired once you see how Amanda and her husband pull off their own trendy threads.
Situated in Durban’s popular 8 Morrison business hub, Vim & Verve offer a curated collection of wardrobe must-haves. Colourful silk scarves, revived chunky knits and fifties-inspired fit and flare dresses adorn the racks; with Durban’s trendiest flitting in and out of the change rooms, making vintage look so easy.
If you’re looking for a little less vintage and few more contemporary finds, then The Thrift Collection is your go-to. Plus you can also sell your own items to the TTC if you’re hoping for them to go to a good home.
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Words: Jenna Kelly| Images: Supplied