Thursday, February 25, 2010

Hello. Hi. A recap...

Who/what is gran's loose change?
gran's loose change is an online store selling primarily second hand clothing, furniture, accessories and jewellery as well as a few handpicked designer items (these are NEW).

Why gran's loose change?
As a young girl, my grandmother used to take me to a cafe called The Chalet. I was always, without fail, brought a white bread ham sandwich and a neenish tart and my gran paid for it with her loose change from her gold glomesh Oroton purse.

My love for vintage / second hand clothing started from a young age, watching my glamorous gran in awe, and then grew when I was handed down my great grandmother's Cameo ring for my 21st birthday. Living in Wellington for four years and then Sydney for two years and being spoilt for choice with second hand stores and markets made the fire in my belly grow more and more, and now, here we are.

When will gran's loose change be live? Open for business?
Soon. Sorry, it's the best I've got.

Where can I find out more about gran's loose change?

What is 'vintage' to gran's loose change?
We use the word loosely. It is anything second hand, recycled, worn or 'been here before'. We are not trying to be something we're not. We're scouring the shops and online sites FOR YOU and bringing you products at prices that we, ourselves, would pay for them. It's win win really.

Are you ready???

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Go on, I dare you...

ENTER COMPETITIONS. You never know, you might win. Like Alice Dalton. Congratulations!! You just won the Sara Moon print! Thanks for your feedback.

Monday, February 15, 2010

The cat's pajamas...

We've reached 300 fans! So to celebrate gran's loose change is giving it's facebook fans the chance to win an OG original Sara Moon. Yeah it's a cat, but it's a Sara Moon...

To enter, email us at and tell us what products you most want to see in the store. The winner will be drawn in one week and will also get 50% off their first purchase :)

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

You love, and we love you for loving us...

Creeping, creeping, creeping closer to the date. I know I've said it so many times and so I promise I won't say it anymore. In fact, I might even just go-live the site without telling you and then ask where the heck you have all been!

To recap, gran's loose change is the new online destination for clothing, furniture, jewellery and accessories. Mostly second hand with some unique designer items - we already have d-luxe jewellery on board!

Check out our facebook fan page for a sneak peak at bits and bobs and TELL your FRIENDS. When we make 300 fans, we will organise a wee giveaway for y'all.

Here's some inspiration to get you ready....

Monday, February 8, 2010

For the ladies...

Or for the boys to buy for the ladies? We're looking at Schadenfreude jewellery - perhaps for the 'Shop New' component of the store... what do you think?

Thursday, February 4, 2010

You like? You buy...

Floor length, black pleated skirt - think Juliette Hogan.
The photo is crap but the blazer is to die for. Black, tailored, embroidered sleeves - beaaaaautiful!
Like a 60s psychodelic dream, this one size fits all jacket would be in my wardrobe if one size really did fit all! Would suit a size 12 or bigger girl or a medium or bigger boy. Do it!
Kate Sylvester bustier - yes, yes, yes! Size L but any big busted lassy, think C-D cup would fit it like a modern day dream.

Until the site is LIVE, flick me an email at if there's something that catches your eye and you JUST. CAN'T. WAIT!

Thank you...

There's been a tight group of people helping to get gran's loose change ready.

Thank you Maggi Brunsden and Scott Daniels

A whole bunch of people with passion, ambition, support, guidance, advice, tips and constructive criticism...

Thank you
Lucy Pilkington, Juliet Mclaren, Lisa Fedyszyn, Kate McGahan, Jamee Thomas, Nat Brownrigg, Chloe Robson, Bridgette White.

And there's been a select few who have put their own time into gran's loose change, willingly (ok some were bribed with beer)...but I just wanted to say thanks. A huge, big, massive, loving thanks! We wouldn't be here without you.

Thank you Bridie Fitzgerald, Julia Keddell, Josh Muller.

And those of you who follow the blog, facebook, await with eagerness, have said 'I like your site', or 'I like your idea' or have mentioned something, anything to us, thank you too. You are very much appreciated!

Snap happy...