Category / Woodstock Biz

Bigger, Better, Vamp

Posted on 27 July 2011 by Cecile Blake

Furniture store Vamp has just moved from the quaint but cramped little church just off Lower Main Rd., to a spacious and more conveniently located store across from the Biscuit Mill. The new store has significantly expanded their range of wares by local designers such as Skinnylaminx, Gwen loves Harold, Mengsel, Lauren Fowler, Moonbasket, John Bauer and more.

The new store consist of three rooms, the first containing a cheerful¬†collection of vintage Kitchenalia as well as the above mentioned designer pieces. Owner Paula has a great eye, and the affordability of the smalls makes it hard to leave without snapping up some treasures. It’s also a great place to shop for gifts.

The second room focuses on their signature style upcycled and painted furniture, as well as popular products from the Smac Harry range, a group of students they have been mentoring. The third room is a treasure trove of mid-century finds, either in original condition or subtly refinished and updated. With the recent surge in the popularity of pieces from this era, they are getting harder to find and more expensive, so best invest now.

The owners are very excited about what the move to the new premises will mean for their business. Says Paula: ‘We have so many fabulous and loyal customers that will always make the trip to us wherever we are, but being on this end of Woodstock should mean that we get more foot traffic, especially over the weekend . The shop itself is much bigger and shows off our furniture so much better.’

We also asked Paula to share their favourite Woodstock eateries and inspiration haunts: ‘We love Superette, The Artisan Baker and of course the Test Kitchen for special occasions. Quirky Me always have great gifts and homeware stock and I love seeing what our neighbour Katie has been madly recreate-ing.’

Go visit Vamp at their new premises at 368 Albert road (opposite the Biscuit Mill and next to Re-Create). You wont be disappointed!

2 Comments For This Post

  1. KAREN Says:

    You’re so right – the smalls are unbelievably affordable. I always leave with more than one item and don’t feel like I’ve broken the bank! Great post.

  2. Jacquie Withers Says:

    Looks absolutely fabulous! As a KZN person I am salivating…and hoping to make a Vamp pilgrimage one of these days. Well done on your move.

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