New Stockist: Natasha Marie Clothing
Posted on December 28 2018
We are so excited to have a wonderful new stockist in my old stomping ground of Sydney. Their boutique is based in the Sydney suburb of Minchinbury and owners Natasha and Gethin answered some questions so we could all get to know them better :)
Tell us about Natasha Marie Clothing, where are you located and how did you start?
Myself and my high school sweetheart Gethin opened Natasha Marie Clothing in 2012. We were fresh out of high school (19 years old at the time) and the opportunity arose for us to open a small business within the then newly opened Creative Spirit Centre in Minchinbury in Western Sydney.
The centre offered us a place to grow our business from our very small beginnings in a supportive environment which had the aim of creating a unique place for small niche retail businesses to come together under one roof and offer something completely different to the Western Sydney community.
We had the aim of opening a Vintage Inspired fashion boutique, something I had always wanted to do, as I could never find the clothing I loved in our area, and I knew there must be people like myself who would love to have a pinup clothing store near them.
So that we could make our vision a reality, we originally started by selling pre-loved clothing in our store, and a small range of kitsch home wares, which progressed to stocking our favourite vintage inspired labels.
We did a lot of events and markets back then to get our business known within the pinup and rockabilly communities, sometimes packing down our entire store and setting up at 3 separate events in a weekend.
Tell us about your team, we want to know you 😊
At the moment our team consists of myself (Natasha Marie) and my fiancé Gethin, we also have a casual shop assistant Kiera who helps us in the store and with processing online orders.
What is the best thing about owning your own store?
When I left school I was very confused about what I wanted to do career wise, and in a way I feel like I have grown up with this business, I have learnt so much in just the last 5 years and am still learning more all the time.
I believe making the leap to open our store at that time in my life has been a real blessing as now I can say that at 25 I am doing something that I am passionate about.
I just love seeing someone feeling amazing in a gorgeous outfit and how it can change our outlook or how we feel. Seeing our customers happy when they try on something that makes them feel beautiful, or receiving an online order that they have been excitedly anticipating to arrive is such a joy for us!
(Plus I am always surrounded by pretty dresses and all my favourite things! )
What sort of things can we find at Natasha Marie Clothing?
We aim to stock beautiful high quality Vintage and Pinup Inspired labels from all over the world, in a full range of sizes. We love carrying unique labels and working with other small Australian businesses when we can as well.
What is your favourite piece from the Sugar Rush Collection?
The Veronica Biker Jacket for sure! My personal fashion aesthetic is quite varied, but it often falls into what I like to call the ’bad vintage barbie’ look. And I feel like that jacket gives total bad barbie vibes! I LOVE it.
Redskins or Zappos!