RETRO – vintage clothing, with a taste of the 80s and 90s
ROOTS – one’s history and background
Retro Roots simply began when Michael, our CEO, had grown out of a T-Shirt. With the need to pocket some money for lunch the next day, he hit up his friends to see if he could sell it. The T-Shirt was sold for more than he purchased it, which got him thinking about using his love for clothing combined with his love for sports to earn a little side money.
On a family trip his Aunty took him to thrift stores, thinking they might not be the type of clothes he liked. But he found three champion T-Shirts and re-sold them on to friends again making a profit, he realised there was the potential to form a side hustle.
Before Retro Roots was born, there was the Mikes Classic Streetwear, an Instagram page where Michael gained traction for over a year hitting 1000 followers. The desire to get more professional was the flame that set Retro Roots alight, the name we go by today.
The Young Enterprise program has enabled Retro Roots to expand and form a new business structure. With two side-kicks joining the business for expansion, 15% of profits are now donated to Youthline to raise awareness for mental health in New Zealand, aligning with our business values.
With the core love of sport and lifestyle, you will find New Zealand and imported American sport clothing here at Retro Roots.
A big cheers to all those who have supported the vision of Retro Roots, what a ride and can’t wait to keep it going!
Michael, Tom, and Bobby