Shimmy into the wonderfully extravagant world of Nine Lives Bazaar. The lovechild of Rose Madden and Vanessa Cave, work wives by trade and soul sisters by heart, Nine Lives Bazaar is for the lovers of locomotion, life and a whole lot of '70s spunk.
Self-confessed fossickers and forever inspired by the golden eras, Rose and Ness revel in the eclectic unknown and glorious gamut of unearthed treasures. Beguiled by pre-worn troves of frocks and ephemera, they pondered the wild lives these garments had already lived before. Who wore you? Where did they flaunt you? What magic is bound irrevocably into your seams?
After peddling their wares along the south coast of Australia, from Byron Bay to Burleigh Heads and beyond, it wasn’t long before they felt the urge to bring their pre-loved fashion fixation into something of their very own. Nine Lives Bazaar began as an avenue to share and shimmy Ness and Rose’s amassing vintage collections, and now? A commune that together fosters the love of the rollicking times and technicolour worlds of the generations that came before us. Dripping with bold colours, fierce freedom and unapologetic expression, inspired by the colourful clothes and lives of generations before us. This time around, they fit a little better, feel a little softer and make your heart sing a little bit brighter.
The moniker comes from the nostalgia anticipated for every creation it homes. Who will you pass this possession down to? How many date nights and weddings will it dazzle? What festival grounds will it strut upon? The collections are timepieces and talismans that will fall into nine (or more) hands, and sink deep into their hearts.
Nine Lives Bazaar is a celebration of freedom, expression, good times and truly is an extension of Ness and Rose’s intrinsic style, just like it exists to be an extension of yours. It’s style for the sake of serendipity and soul, designed for the statement-makers. Because life’s too short for anything but.