I happened to be out in Kenilworth yesterday and noticed this very cute little clothing and coffee shop – Portobello Road Vintage and decided to pop in!
It is owned by Jane Banks and her mother Mary and just recently opened on the 1 September. Jane also happens to be a designer with her own label ‘Janie B’ which is sold in store.
Janie B aims to bring you exclusive cutting-edge international style with a vintage feel, bringing back the styles of the 70’s, 80’s & 90’s pop and youth culture.
Another label she sells in the store is ‘Rewind Vintage’ which is vintage reconstructed clothing. When she finds a garment that is made from awesome fabric but is rather a dowdy style, she reconstructs it into something wearable and amazing! It’s the easiest way to go green – recycle fashion!
All clothing items are very affordable and range from R95 (vintage top) to R320 (vintage dress). The very pretty little aprons are available at R120.
On the goodies menu is delicious red velvet cupcakes, carrot cupcakes, mini lemon meringues, baked cheesecake and dark chocolate brownies with white chocolate chunks! You can also buy some yummy buttermilk bran rusks, vanilla cookies and meringues. All their cakes are available to take away!
For a vintage inspired tête-à-tête, get retro and get to Portobello Road Vintage on Main in Kenilworth.
Please note that a Decor and Gifts section has just been added to the store with some new and some vintage goodies. Check out Decor and Gifts for some inspiration on Facebook.
Where: 313 Main Road, Kenilworth, Cape Town
Contact: 021 761 3736
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