so vintage – l’original or nothing

OK, so you will probably know by now that I am strong supported of the original designer/maker concept and not the ‘copy or die’ frame of mind. I have always encouraged my interior clients to buy one original piece rather than six copies that are instantly worthless the minute you walk them out of the shop. So Vintage owners Shelley and her French husband Mehdi seem to have exactly the same thoughts. They bring beautiful French pieces to their store in the sunny Hawkes Bay – and none of them are copies. They recently held a pop up store in Prefab Hall in Wellington and if you are lucky – they might have a few pieces of their great collection of French fabulousness left. Their store is on the cnr of Clifton Road and Pipi Street, Te Awanga, Hastings if you are in the area but you can also find them online at







so vintage general shop pic

2 Comments on “so vintage – l’original or nothing

  1. I totally agree Anya. Authenticity all the way! The current obsession to buy knock offs (that will be land-fill within 5 years) is one that irks me all the time. We need to be brave enough to choose other options, like second hand and locally made pieces…And the old saying “buy it once, buy it right” is a great motto to live by.
    Also, I was lucky enough to be in Wellington when So Vintage had their pop up shop – what a treat!
    P.S. sorry for totally pouncing on you and Alex today at the fair! I must have seemed like such a dork! Or as my girlfriend said, a ‘fangirl” (I had to look that up in the urban dictionary!)

    • Thanks for the kind words Morag – I have always regretted it when I haven’t bought “well”. Lovely to see you at the Gift Fair – Alex and I were giggling like two school girls sorry! We had just been enjoying all the lovely colour on offer during the day. Hope you enjoyed it too!

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