Retropolitan has re-opened!
A favourite shop of mine and G's (G has scored some amazing menswear there over the years), Retropolitan's premises on the corner of Barbadoes & Kilmore Sts was badly damaged in the September earthquake, and then pretty much flattened in the February earthquake. They had a closing garage sale, at which I did very well, and Diane, the owner, really wasn't into thinking about starting over again.
But hurrah, all that is past, and she has re-opened her wonderful shop on the corner of Hereford St and Fitzgerald Ave!
The ridiculously sweet Vanessa mentioned a couple of days ago that Retropolitan was re-opening today at 10am.
We were there with bells on!
That's Diane on the right, looking foxy in her green/black jacket.
Loretta, on the left, is her right hand lady.
Who's that tart in the middle?!
I couldn't wait to get my paws on some of Diane's goodies!
This is a Rex travel bag, so fecking awesome I could squeal!
And I did!
This tooled leather number has my name on it, I think.
I stupidly didn't try this on, I didn't think it would go around my booboids, but when I was leaving, Vanessa was about to try it on, dammit........and now I want it!!
I wonder how she got on with it?!
This frock gives me the horn!
As does this hat!
This fit like an electric dream and came home with me!
This case is perfect with my outfit!
This little darling also came home with me!
G rather liked these bowls; he normally doesn't go for 70's pottery much. I'm usually the one exclaiming over it!
I really like that blue & white bag top left.
It should have come home with me.
Lo and behold, Vanessa and Warren of Two Squirrels turned up!
It's the first time I have properly met Vanessa.
She and Warren owned 2 amazing vintage shops in the city, Two Squirrels and Tete a Tete, but both shops have been lost to the earthquakes, sadly.
They are re-opening Two Squirrels in Rangoon (Rangiora) next month!
It makes me so very happy that we have some spectacular survivors out there!
I just loooove Vanessa's resplendent purpleness!
And then it was time to go.
O, we had taken Nix with us, but she was very hungover and not ready for her close up.
But she did find a fantastic 60's cocktail frock!!!
I will have to get a snap of her in it....
Anyway, she and I then went off to the school she works at, Rangi Ruru, where there was a clothing sale being held.
And I found....
These 3 pairs of fabulous shoes!!!
Two piece frock/jacket-vintage, opshopped
Hat, handbag, beads-vintage, opshopped
Detail of my tights; Sarah sent me these!
The shoes I bought off Trade Me, and just picked them up yesterday!
We have been having a gloriously sunny day; look at our lovely pink camellia against the blue, blue sky!
And finally check out the awesome ring Desiree sent me!
A gal is almost worn out!
But, tonight we are off to dinner and a movie with friends!
How very civilised!!