Brand new vintage store, ill-gotten gains opens in Thebarton’s rock’n’roll triangle.
Many remember her as Mia the Pink Fairy from the Rundle Street Markets, but this fairy, Taya Saturn, has taken on a new project and opened her first retail store, ill-gotten gains, in the heart of Thebarton’s rock’n’roll triangle on George street.
“Our deal at ill-gotten gains is a blend of rock, pin up, vintage, glam with a dash of Taya” says Taya Saturn, “we stock fashion for men, women and kids with new, vintage and everything in between.”
ill-gotten gains has secured a range of sought after, alternative brands, such as Pin-up Clothing, Rock Your Baby, Sourpuss, Kreepsville, Manic Panic and Claudia Hek’s range of Tee’s and artwork.
“I am very excited to have these awesome brands in my store” says Taya, “in my world they are a very big deal!”
Situated amongst a cafe, rehearsal space, and guitar shop, ill-gotten gains completes the regeneration of this tiny row of shops on the City’s fringe, diagonally opposite iconic live music pub, The Wheatsheaf.
“Its really nice to be a part of this community of businesses which are all independent, locally owned, and run by folk working hard to provide something a bit different to the mainstream, done with love.” says Taya.
Regarding the timing of starting a retail business when daily news reports hail the weakening of the sector, Taya explains,
“I know the retail sector is down at the moment, but at least that will mean the only way is up, and that’s why I have tried to keep prices at a very reasonable level for my customers” says Taya.
ill-gotten gains has been open since Dec 23 but will be hosting an official VIP launch party on the 17 Feb.
What: ill-gotten gains
Where: 56 George St, Thebarton SA 5031
When: Thur – Fri 10.30am – 5pm, Sat – Sun 11am – 5pm
Who: Taya Saturn (Formerly Mia the Pink Fairy)
Why: Alternative fashion for men, women and kids.