Retrospective takes you back to days gone by. To a time when cars were pink and rock ‘n roll was born. We aim to bring back the sparkle of an era where the hop was the place to be on a Friday night and things worked like they were supposed too. An era when it was all about drinking milkshakes at the diner, picking your favorite song on the jukebox, twirling hula hoops, making out at the drive-in, and looking swell.
Retrospective is about sourcing and recreating fashion inspired by the 1940, 1950’s and early 60s. We sell ladies and Men’s clothing & accessories, Hair and Beauty products and home ware classified as vintage, retro, vintage reproduction and rockabilly.
Our story began in 2014 with our first store in Pretoria, we then went on to open a second store in Johannesburg a year later. In 2016 We opened Retrospective Cape Town in Long Street. Today, many changes later we operate from our offices in Montague Gardens, Cape Town, South Africa.
But our story actually goes way back to 2008 when we began designing our first clothing brand, Miss Happ which we launched in Janurary 2009. In 2010 we Launched our Men's range and in 2015 we showcased our range at Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly Fastivalfashion show. A major ackomplishment for a brand from South Africa! To date we have sold our products around the world from American and Canada to Europe and even Australia.