Elle Tassy is an online vintage shop founded by two young and talented Aussie girls - Lucia Pang and Natasha Bordizzo. These two high school graduates have a super fun and unique style, and have managed to create a collection of trendy vintage pieces with "too much charm not to share." It's always great to find new and emerging talent (especially amongst local sydney-siders), so I caught up with them to get to know a little more about the brand...
What motivated you both to start Elle Tassy?
We’re both on our gap years, and while traveling (including 2 months to the US) will be amazing, we also wanted to put the year to use in creating something exciting that was all our own.
Have you both always had an interest in vintage pieces?
We’ve always had a big love of all things charismatic and unique - our ever-growing collection of vintage became the inevitable result of that!
Elle Tassy has a unique style. Where do you find inspiration? What draws you to certain items of clothing?
We usually draw from our personal style but also find inspiration in the style icons we admire, world culture, the idiosyncrasies of people we meet, quirky interior decor and the decades before our time! We’re drawn to items that are season essentials yet exude mischief, attitude and uniqueness.
What is your favourite item in the store?
We have way too many unique, statement pieces to possibly choose! But our favourite section is our DIY - we spent a few fun sleepovers adding a funky personal touch to some items.
What advice would you give others who are thinking of starting their own online store?
Don’t dwell too much on what could go wrong, just know that the results you may or may not achieve are a direct result of how much hard work you put in! If you believe in your personal taste and are always willing to go that extra mile, there’s no reason your store can’t take off.
The girls from Elle Tassy are also giving all THINK WEAR STYLE readers a special discount!
Use "TWSBLOG" to get 15% off orders $50+
But hurry - offer ends June 12! Shop online here.