Happy Customers!

January 22nd, 2013

Here’s Evelyn looking FABULOUS in her most recent purchase from Granny’s Day Out – a 1970’s dark chocolate dress with stripes and bright floral prints (Yes, it’s the dress featured in our most recent photoshoot, Rockin’ CNY).

We’re delighted that it fitted Evelyn perfectly with no alteration needed, and that it’s gone home to a new owner whom we know will cherish the dress for years to come. 🙂

A perfect fit for Evelyn!


Lovely Loretta ( who by the way, is a huge vintage fan) looking bright and cheery in these outfits she just purchased from Granny’s Day Out. ❤ ❤ ❤ 🙂

Loretta happily poses for us!

About Rockin’ CNY

January 15th, 2013

IT’S GRANNY’S favourite time of the year: pineapple tarts, red packets, and yet another excuse to buy new gear!

For some of us, our mamas and papas used to buy us three sets of new clothing and underwear to usher in Chinese New Year. Sometimes, it could all get a little too gaudy, when they got carried away.

Which is why our photo shoot for this month, “Rockin’ CNY”, is all about wearing brights without looking like a fright!

The model: Dell Marie Butler, a vegan and yogi at heart. Celebrates CNY with mandarin oranges in her mimosas.

The location: East Coast, where old shophouses, kitschy hair salons, shady brothels and Chinese temples co-exist harmoniously side by side. Some businesses looked as if they hadn’t changed in the past 40 years. An old seafood restaurant continues to ply their trade in a colonial bungalow built more than half a century ago.

The clothes: Prosperous shades – crimsons and pinks – mingle with deep dark hues. The colour spectrum remains vivid, without being overly so. A red stripe here, some florals there, and you’ll have just enough auspicious vibes to keep Gran grinning and those ang pows coming.

We’ve also included some quirky all-red show stoppers for those of you who love the shade.

Enjoy! Eat more bak kwa. Don’t forget your mandarin oranges. And charm your relatives silly with our lovely vintage frocks!

To kick-start you into CNY, here’s a promotion to get you going! 🙂

See you at the shop soon!



Rockin’ CNY

January 15th, 2013

Dell strikes a pose in a magnificent 1970’s dark chocolate brown dress with stripes and contrasting bright floral prints.

1970’s dark chocolate brown dress with stripes and bright floral prints; Mod 1960’s A-Go-Go belt with white floral links; 1970’s Luxotica sunnies.

Leave the others in the shade! Bright and bold 1970’s Luxotica sunnies.

Luck be a lady in red! Dell sizzles in this 1970’s red dress with braided straps and threading accents on the bodice.

Stairway to heaven? Heh

The little wonderful details on this red 1970’s number – threading accents on the bodice and braided straps in red, white and blue! A 1960’s white and gold-tone beaded necklace around her neck completes the look.

This reworked 1980’s denim top looks lovely with this 1980’s red full-circle skirt with white leaf prints.

Dell has fun twirling around in this awesome full-circle skirt and denim top ensemble!

Sexy 1970’s floral halter number with a deep V neckline.

Floral frenzy prints on this 1970’s halter dress.

1960’s white floral earrings (they look like trumpets!); 1970’s pink tinted Yves Chantel shades.

East meets West! Try something different this CNY with this cute 1970’s denim dress with a touch of oriental inspired design on the bodice and shoulder straps.

Love the green and red floral piping and the bib-like design! Paired here with lipstick-red round earrings.

Go bohemian this CNY with this gorgeous 1970’s Betty Barclay floral maxi dress!

Dreamy and romantic 1970’s Better Barclay floral dress; 1970’s round orange and gold-tone disc pendant.

Pretty 1970’s chevron striped halter neck dress in pink hues! Around her waist a 1960’s A-Go-Go belt with round white links.

Pretty in pink!

Wow your relatives this CNY in this cool and funky luscious wine coloured 1980’s jumpsuit.

Cool and composed in a wine coloured jumpsuit from the 1980’s  with subtle tone-on-tone polka dots.

Awesome braided 1980’s fabric and wooden-beaded belt in warm red, rust and brown tones!

She’s unstoppable in stripes! Rare 1980’s Oleg Cassini striped shirt dress in a medley of bright and cheery colours!

Rare 1980’s Oleg Cassini colourful striped shirt dress.

Red-y for CNY! Funky 1980’s red dress with cut-out left shoulder details and a white cut-out stylized leaf attached to it. The white fabric sash comes with the dress.

It’s a carnival atmosphere this time of year! Funky 1980’s red dress with cut-out left shoulder details and a white cut-out stylized leaf attached to bodice.

Wear this for work as well as for CNY! Darling 1980’s short lipstick red dress with pleated skirt.

1980’s lipstick red dress with pleated skirt.

Hanging out the back alley in a sweet 1970’s pink halter dress.

Cute floral and fruit prints on this 1970’s halter dress.

Where the wildflowers grow! Stunning 1970’s floral printed halter neck maxi dress.

1970’s floral printed halter neck maxi dress paired with a beaded necklace from the 1960’s.

Wear fun prints for CNY this year, like this funky 1980’s blue shirt dress with polka dots and stripes combo!

Funky 1980’s blue shirt dress with polka dots and stripes; 1960’s orange beaded cluster earrings.

Preppy chic! Dell wears a 1980’s powder blue buttoned down shirt with lovely crochet accents teamed with a 1980’s full-circle skirt with bold stripes.

She can’t help twirling and swirling around in this delightful 1980’s full-circle striped skirt worn with a 1980’s powder blue shirt.


All clothing, jewellery and sunglasses from Granny’s Day Out.

For reservations and prices on the pieces featured here, please call the shop at 6336 9774.


Model: Dell Marie Butler

Photographer: Gwilym Mortimer

Stylist: Kyra Ching


1980’s brown polka dot jumpsuit

January 14th, 2013

Cute, casual, and super-duper comfortable, this vintage 1980’s brown polka-dot empire waist palazzo jumpsuit (Size: Sm/M) is great for lounging about the house, running errands, and for lunching with your friends! 🙂

Paired here with a vintage 1980’s leather sling bag – roomy enough for all your daily necessities.

super comfy

Stripes and Checks

January 14th, 2013

Here’s a sweet vintage white and blue striped sundress (Size: Sm) for weekend wear!

Boasting a sweetheart neckline, it also has checkered spaghetti straps that tie at the top of the shoulders, and a sweet bow at the back.

We can imagine pairing this with a floppy sun hat, and espadrilles! Such a picnic Sunday kinda dress, don’t you reckon? 🙂

Sweet 1980’s sundress