Are you on the look-out for good quality, one-of-a-kind, previously-owned clothing, records or even suitcases?
We have a list of the most unique thrift and second-hand stores in the mother city!
Voom Voom Vintage and Nevernew
I’ve personally been in these two stores more than I can count, and I must confess that I’ve never left empty-handed. The two stores share the same shop space in Observatory’s Lower Main Road and it’s packed to the rafters with women and mens second-hand and vintage clothes, accessories, collectable books, records, cassette’s, kitchen items, crystals and so much more. Be sure to note the label when making your purchase so you know which counter (Voom Voom Vintage or Nevernew) to pay at.
082 580 4367
079 845 6926
Founded in 2010 by Lehza van der Merwe, this online store has gained popularity fast, not only in Cape Town, but across the country and abroad. Specialising in high-quality vintage and designer pieces, Lehza Vintage is certainly for women with discerning tastes. You can browse designer handbags, purses, shoes, blouses, brooches, evening gowns and more from Givenchy, Gucci, Louis Vuitton, Christian Dior and Fendi to name a few. You can also subscribe to a newsletter that keeps you updated on the stores latest arrivals.
This vintage clothing store on Long Street has been around since 1972, and it’s not going anywhere! Looking for that hound’s-tooth coat you saw your grandmother wear in a photo? Or that denim waistcoat your mom said she looked so cool in? The selection of beautiful items on the clothing racks will make you clutch your pearls.
021 423 1674
Based in the northen suburbs, Dlly from Hello Dolly runs her vintage business from Facebook. You can secure your purchase by commenting on the photo of the item you wish to buy along with your email address, and Dolly will confirm whether the item is yours. You can choose either to collect your purchase at her house (by appointment) or the item will be delivered, depending on the value of items purchased.