Afraid of Mice

Chic store - a must when in capetown!

Filled with rare classic items that, as its pay-off line claims, “you wish your mother had kept for you”, this trendy ladies’ vintage store invites excessive browsing.

Most pieces are imported, one-of-a-kind, and picked with selective gusto by sister owners Bianca and Simone. The emphasis is on quality, seasonality, individuality, detail (pretty stitching here, a lace bow there) and beauty, and authentic pre-worn designer labels also abound and are up for purchase, like runway-style vintage dresses, pants, blouses, skirts, shoes and handbags by esteemed international names: Chanel, Marc Jacobs, Ralph Lauren and Stella McCartney.

And as prices are surprisingly accessible, shopping here is one sure way to bag coveted branded garb – albeit with a bit of a past – without breaking the bank.