About Us



       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 have some pocket money for his lunch the next day, he messaged his friends to see if they wanted to buy 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 more pocket money and create a side hustle.

On a family trip his Aunty took him to thrift stores, thinking they might not be the type of clothes he liked. In the end he found three champion T-Shirts and re-sold them on to friends again making a profit, he realized there was the potential to form a side hustle.

Before Retro Roots was born, there was the Instagram page called, Mikes Classic Streetwear, 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, and by the name we go by today.

From the beginning of 2020 Retro Roots has donated 10% of their profits to Youthline, to raise awareness for mental health here in New Zealand. So not only do well sell choice kit but with every purchase we are also helping those in need. 

With Michael's core love of sport, you will find New Zealand and imported American sport clothing here at Retro Roots. As well as some other vintage gems. 

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!