Liesa and Ryan are such an inspiration. After starting their jewellery business, Rollin Vintage, at the beginning of this year, they have kept their creative juices flowing, and are now the proud owners of their own amazing shop, aptly named, Rollin Vintage & Friends. This is their story.
They are a couple who first met in Durban, and have been together ever since. They both share a love of old, vintage items and uncovering someone's forgotten pieces. Their jewellery business involves taking old, antique cutlery and recycling it in order to make a unique piece of jewellery that will be sentimental to someone else.
And now Ryan and Liesa have expanded their business into the retail world. One morning Ryan work up with an idea that changed their futures, and together they decided to start a shop where they could represent the crafter, selling their items at their prices and on their behalf. Rollin Vintage & Friends was born out of the desire to give South African crafters the best service and value for money. This shop grew out of the appreciation for proudly South African, hand-crafted and recycled goods.
Their shop opened on the 1st June 2012, with its premises based in Howick. They source genuine South African hand-crafted products, as well as stocking their own gorgeous antique jewellery. Some of the hand-crafters they stock are Ochre Jewellery, Almost Antiques, Fisticuffs, LLK Designs, Ruri's Garb, Pearls for Girls, Jen Jen Designs, and Elbows up. Isn't their shop just goregous?? We love the way they have decorated it, so innovative and different for the South African market.
Below are some pics from Rollin Vintage & Friends opening night.
Liesa and Ryan designed and made up the shop themselves, deciding on a recycled, vintage look and feel. Using pallets, crates and antiques, such as suitcases, a Victorian chair and an old radio, they have kitted out the shop beautifully - as can be seen from these photographs.
The Ruby Team wishes Rollin Vintage & Friends well for the future, and we are sure that this new endeavour will be one you will never forget! Good luck with your journey. And for those of you who live in the Howick or Pietermaritzburg area, why don't you pop by for a visit and say hi to Liesa and Ryan?
Shop 10, Howick Falls Hotel Retail Space
Morling Street, Howick
Opening hours: 9am to 4pm
Mon - Sun
Cell: 074 507 7558 / 071 360 4255
All images belong to Rollin Vintage & Friends.
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