Afraid Of Mice – Vintage

Hello lovely people! My lack of blogging has been due to the fact that I took a sweet holiday to the Cape and needless to say, it was blissful (as usual). I met up with a couple of interesting people, doing interesting things and one of those people were the sisters who own Afraid of Mice, a Vintage store. I’ve been seeing their store featured in magazines and blogs so I was interested to see what it’s all about.

Firstly can I say how lovely and kind Bianca (one of the owners) is. The sisters also have a stall at the Old Biscuit Mill which is where I met up with them. Bianca was kind enough to give me a small tour of the newly revamped Woodstock with the little restaurants and clothing shops. Interesting fact – people are slowly moving from town to Woodstock to hang out and do a little shopping, including the designers moving their stores. Afraid of Mice is opened by appointment only. To some this may sound like quite a mission but it really isn’t because the sisters are so warm and welcoming. Afraid of Mice is situated upstairs in an old revamped building which has a restaurant and gallery downstairs. What I appreciated the most was really the shopping experience, it’s such a breath of fresh air to the usual boutique or mall shopping! I felt special, being the only person at the store and having all that space to try things and play around! Times have changed now and people have to think of new ways to entice people and give customers a great experience when shopping!

Now to get to the items sold..firstly this is no ordinary Vintage shop, you don’t have to sift through piles and piles of dusty clothes to find that hidden treasure. All the clothes are displayed properly in racks from evening wear to casual wear. Bianca visits the States every 2 months or so to source a new collection of one-of-a-kind vintage from..wait for it….. Michael Kors, Vera Wang, Chanel, Manolo Blahniks, GAP and the list goes on. So you can understand why the prices are also a bit higher than your usual vintage shops! Anyway these pictures don’t do it much justice but visit the store and experience it for yourselves! Take a friend or two, play dress up and finish off by grabbing a bite downstairs!

Shoes, scarfs, bags tucked away in these cute drawers!

Me playing dress up, the shoes are MICHAEL KORS!!!

Visit their stall on Saturdays at The Old Biscuit Mill or book an appointment with Bianca on 082 755 1002.

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6 Responses

  1. Hi,

    Interested to know the price ranges?

  2. Looking Hot in that dress :-).Love the concept…ahh..cape town

  3. Thx thx! Anthea not sure about the range but the dress I’m wearing cost R380, I think anything from R200 to R800.

  4. Thanks. Will try to check it out!

  5. o no a cool shop i missed in ct…next time, how amazing is that cabinet with all the drawers?!?!

  6. it’s too cool for school!

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