New Stockist: Kiss Kiss Bang!

Maria Murphy

Posted on September 22 2019

I'm so very excited to be stocking another local Newcastle boutique with Sarsparilly!

Therese and her daughter Sarah are lovely and if you're ever in the Newy area you should definitely check them out (SO much cute stuff in there!).  We got Therese to give us the down low on their cute little boutique.


Tell us about Kiss Kiss Bang

Kiss Kiss Bang Clothing store  is located at 3/104 Maitland Road, Islington , NSW- a vibrant artistic, creative and vibrant inner suburb of Newcastle.

Kiss Kiss Bang was borne from my long love and passion for everything mid century. I love the lifestyle, clothing, houses, cars, music, hairstyles and dancing of that time.  I have always been fascinated with the era of the 1950’s, even as a child, often rummaging through my grandmother’s dress collection and sneaking pieces home for myself.

It has been a dream of mine to turn this passion into a business and so, Kiss Kiss Bang started. My idea was to mix actual vintage clothing and accessories as well as retro pieces to develop a unique store- where customers can find a 1950’s designer vintage hat, a Suzy Perette dress or a pair of vintage inspired dungarees. Customers can enjoy an old fashioned shopping experience and browse our great range while listening to awesome rockabilly or swing music, relax on the mid century couch and read a 1950’s magazine or watch the 1956 HMV television, running black and white movies.


Who is on your team, we want to know you!

The team at Kiss Kiss Bang includes myself, my daughter Sarah and we also have the talented Miss Stephanie of Style By Divine on board, providing vintage styling sessions in house!

With decades of vintage knowledge and styling, we can style you top to toe. From gorgeous dresses and cool dungarees to shoes, handbags, hair accessories, jewellery, hosiery and mens’ shirts and t shirts, we have it all at Kiss Kiss Bang.


What the best thing about owning your own store?

The best thing about owning my own store is definitely sharing the things I love with others. I have met so many wonderful people through my shop and through events that we have held. I adore searching for unique items to stock, especially vintage pieces that are rare and have a history. It is a joy every day to come into the shop and be surrounded by beautiful clothing.


What Sorts Of Things You Can Find At Kiss Kiss Bang?

We source and stock brands from all over the world as well as many home grown labels such as Retrospc’d, The Vintage Seamstress and Vanessa Tong. We are an exclusive NSW retailer of Vivien of Holloway, Rumble59 and Freddies of Pinewood. We are very excited to now be stocking local brand Sarsparilly! We stock vintage dresses, skirts, hats, gloves, handbags  and jewellery as well as modern vintage inspired clothing and accessories including shoes. We also stock grooming products.


What's your favourite Piece From The Sugar Rush Collection?

The Sarsparilly Sugar Rush collection is so sweet! My absolute favourite piece is definitely the Maria Dress in pink, although I also love the Veronica Biker Jackets! Candy inspired, I love the pastels. They remind me of sugar coated almonds!


Favourite Candy?

My favourite sweet is the good old milk bottle. Can’t go past them!


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