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With a vintage collection described as, “the clothes you wish your mother had kept for you”, Afraid of Mice is a one stop shop for high quality designer and retail vintage, at a steal price.

Visit Afraid of Mice at 86 Long Street (corner Long & Long Market Street).


Second Time Around is one of Cape Town’s vintage institutions and a must see for everything from 50s retro party dresses, to fur and statement jewellery.

Visit Second Time Around at 196 Long Street.


Rumour has it; Secondhand Rose was Cape Town’s first vintage store. Put this one on your list if you are looking for vintage collectables from the 1920s through to the 1970s.

Visit Secondhand Rose at Cavendish Close, Warwick Street, Claremont.


Glitterati is a vintage and retro clothing shop, and like the name suggests, is all about the making a statement. At Glitterati, you’ll find a selection of glamorous vintage adorned with glitter, fur, feathers, tulle and bold colours, all from the 1950s to 1980s.

Visit Glitterati at The Long Street Antique Arcade, 127 Long Street.


If you’re a vintage lover, diarise the annual Vintage with Love charity sale. This year the sale takes place in Cape Town, at 15 on Orange Hotel, from 1 to 3 September. For the past four years, the Vintage with Love sale has been a great place to find gently worn high street and designer labels – at amazing prices and for a good cause. Every cent made from the sale goes to education charities in South Africa. Check out

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