Ahead of their Grand Opening launch party this Saturday, Glory Days caught up with Judy from 19 Black to find out a little more about her recent move into a good old fashioned bricks and mortar store and to get her top pinup picks for the season ahead!
"We began 19 Black with a trip to Las Vegas way back in 2008, where we found and decided to import a quirky USA tee shirt range into New Zealand. With a family love of the 1950's and all things retro, we added retro gift lines and soon after vintage inspired clothing and footwear."
"19 Black specialises in footwear that is anything but ordinary! We love putting our customers in the cutest shoes in town... some are subtle, some are loud, but all of them are unique. We were the first importer of Chocolaticas in the North Island, so we have a vast knowledge of the brand and we will always find customers the perfect fit".
"We have been warmly welcomed into the Hamilton East 'village', with many customers popping in to see our unique shoes and beautiful frocks every time they pass the shop.
While we enjoy sharing the fun and comfort of our footwear, there is something special about finding a woman the perfect dress. We feel her excitement when she emerges from the changing room, runs her hands over her new outfit and often with tears, exclaims that she feels beautiful. This is what opening a boutique has really enabled us to do... share in others joy of looking and feeling beautiful".
And speaking of dresses we have included one of our favourites in our top picks from this season's collections, all pictured below and available in store now!
This Saturday from 12-3pm my family and I would love to invite you all along to 19 Black's Grand Opening with in store specials on the day, our hostess Miss Pinup New Zealand 2015 Bettie Rage will be serving Sailor Jerry rum cocktails, delicious catering will be available,The Sweet Painted Lady is offering vintage makeovers, classic cars from the Classics Museum will be parked up and more. We look forward to seeing you there!
Glory Days is pleased to offer an amazing Hamilton Hamper prize for one lucky person who attends both the 19 Black Grand Opening and the Classics Pinup Calendar Launch and enters the draw at both events. The Hamilton Hamper includes...
19 Black's opening is free to attend and is held from 12-3pm at 421 Grey St, Hamilton East.
The Classics Calendar Launch is held from 4 - 10pm at 11 Railside Place, Hamilton. For only $20 your ticket includes an amazing goodie bag filled with treats, a free cocktail on arrival, mini market, Magic Photo Booth and entertainment from Lily Loca and The Blue Roses.
Tickets are limited and selling fast! Purchase yours today from the Glory Days website or direct from the Jukebox Diner.