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FASHION + STYLE NEW ‘COLLECT’ - DESIGNER ESSENTIALS JOSH KING WAS BORN AND RAISED IN PONSONBY AND GREY LYNN AND loves the area. When he was growing up there was a store in Three Lamps called Soul Gear, which featured classic Levis and Hanes white T-shirts. Josh loved the window which was filled with staple streetwear products. It was this store that inspired him to open his ‘classic fashion store’ COLLECT. In October Josh decided that Ponsonby needed a store for unisex style-icon brands like American Apparel, Converse All Stars, and great denim at reasonable prices, and he opened Collect for men and women. He says the response to the “store for those who love timeless classics” has been fantastic! Customers love the t-shirts, jeans, shorts and sunglasses and the friendly, laid-back feel of the store. Collect stocks RCVA, Dr Denim, Federation, Super, Comune, Cheap Monday, American Apparel, Converse All Stars, Vans and a great range of sunglassses and contemporary jewellery. There is a great collection of Cheap Monday and Comune t-shirts which have a stylish modern cut and really nice cotton, and Collect also offers American Apparel at what Josh calls the best prices anywhere. Collect has great men’s and women’s jeans, classic Chuck Taylors and sunglasses from Cheap Monday, Super and 80s Purple. Over the next few months Collect will hold several art exhibitions starting with a collection of Polaroids photos from a competition Josh curated, featuring amazing images including a triptyque of the Twin Towers being destroyed in New York. Collect has a collection of vintage Super 8 and SLR cameras and TWENCO industrial clocks which add intrigue and personality to the space. COLLECT loves analogue technology, playing records and taking photos, and getting back to basics - classic cars and old guitars. Josh has a great message for Ponsonby News readers. “I look forward to seeing you in-store for your summer essentials. Come in before Christmas, mention this article and receive a free mix tape cd of Collect tunes for those long summer days.” PN COLLECT, 134 Ponsonby Road T: 09 376 6777

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DECEMBER/JANUARY '10/ '11 Ponsonby News  

Christmas issue - covering December and January - news/views and all that is happening in and around Ponsonby