Tag Archives: retro


13 Jun


Sale now on at our Sydney store. Up to 50% off!

Hurry Hurry!

Route 66
255 Crown St.


Route66’s Autumn/Winter Collection 2013

18 May

Route66’s Autumn/Winter Collection 2013

The whole wonderful range is viewable on our Facebook page. You can place online orders there and chat to our clued up staff!


Route 66’s Autumn/Winter Collection 2013. Available now!

18 May

The Holly Wiggle Dress is available now, pictured here on the ravishing Rosie Rivette it comes in at $195. Visit us in store now or alternatively place a phone order on (02) 9331 6686!

Black wiggle dress front 1

Swimwear Selling Out

19 Dec

Our retro inspired swimwear is selling fast, we’ve made our last order for the season so you better hop to it! If you’re not in Sydney to try on give us a call & we can let you know what we’ve got in your size (02) 9331 6686

Featured Item- The ‘Candy Store’ Dress

9 May

The ‘ Candy Store’ Dress will be the first ladies item from the new range to arrive in store this week so we thought we’d tell you a little bit about it and what to expect.

Firstly, it’s the perfect lenght, sitting nicely just below the knee so you can wear it with flats and heels alike, making it truely versatile. You’ll get so much wear out of it! It features breathable stretch cotton so it’s comfortable and you’ll be able to eat dinner and not fear you’re going to implode.

No invisible zipper for this baby, it features a regular metal zipper for durability and ease of getting over that tricky waist seam. The zip is nicely hidden inside it’s zip closure so you won’t be noticing a even a hint of metal. The pleating at the waist gives the skirt a lovely full silhouette and the waist tie is a perfectly adorable feature that just makes this item!

Named after  a song by one of our favourite local artists-Abbie Cardwell, this little darlin is avaible in 3 must have colour ways.

1. Red Pin Dot Bodice with Black Vintage Weave Skirt

2. Black Vintage Weave Bodice with Taffetta B&W Check Skirt

3. All Black Vintage Weave with Leopard Print Satin Tie.

RRP- $160

Available for pre order at  www.route66.com.au and arriving at the Garage later this week

Abbie Cardwell rockin’ Route 66 threads on the road!

9 Apr

We love Abbie Cardwell’s new album ‘The Bare Bones session’ We’ve been listening to it like crazy at the Route 66 the garage these last few months!

We love it so much that we’ve even decided to name a dress  in our upcoming range after one of the songs on the album… look out for the ‘Candy Store’ dress! arriving very very soon at the beginning of May!

In the meantime, check out these pics of Abbie Cardwell and her Leading Men on the road.  She’s been lookin’ stylin’ in some of our gear!

Port Fairy Folk Festival

The Northcote Social Club

Backstage with Tony Joe White at The Toff

PBS Cup Kaos Day at The Retreat Hotel 

Valentines Day at The Spiegeltent

Live on MTV for the Music Oz Awards

Abbie playing harmonica with The Brothers Grim at The Corner Hotel

Backstage with Justin Townes Earle @ The Port Fairy Folk festival

Hot Hot pics! Miss Rockwell Deville rockin’ Route 66 threads!

29 Mar

Check out these killer new pics of LA Pin up Villian Miss Rockwell deville rockin’ some Route 66 Gear! Yeowww!

The Denim ‘Fame is the Name’ dress is smokin’ hot with a pair of killer heels!
(We’ve still got a couple of these! and they are on sale for $50!)

The ‘Betsy Lou’ tie up dress in gingham is lookin mighty fine! It’s available in store and online now!

The adorable ‘Amelie’ top in leopard print, gotta love that peek-a-boo back detail!

Classic threads, the ‘Sweet Sky’ western &  ‘Cheeky Pleats’ pencil skirt

The sultry ‘Shimmer Siren’ dress in red harlequin print, get your in store or online at route66.com.au

Diggin’ Melbourne, a tour guide for Vinyl lovers!

25 Mar

Not sure how we missed out on hearing about this last year… But we have come across it now and thought we better share it for those of you who also didn’t hear about Diggin’ Melbourne…

Melbourne has one of the largest number of vinyl record stores per head in the world – and now there’s a map to prove it!

Diggin’ Melbourne: a Tour Guide for Vinyl Record Lovers, a free map released last year on Australian Record Store Day (April 17), is a handy guide for LP lovers, pinpointing the location of 31 music retailers that still stock vinyl records. (Not mentioned on the map, but worth checking out are the newly opened stores: ‘Ritual’ Music and Books in North Fitzroy & Thornbury Records!)

Although considered by the mainstream industry to be an obsolete format, vinyl records continue to attract a strong cult following in Melbourne both among DJs and the music-buying public. In the inner city, a pair of vinyl turntables behind the bar is a ubiquitous fixture, while the sales of both new and second hand vinyl continue to flourish in a variety of specialist retail outlets, second hand markets and specialist record fairs.

As well as a map, Diggin’ Melbourne includes a run-down of each shop including genres and other formats stocked, contact details and opening hours. Some of this info isn’t entirely up to date as the map is a year old, but It’s still an amazing reference of record stores!

The project was conceived and pulled together by Chris Gill, owner of Northside Records in Fitzroy, with all stores contributing to costs of producing the map in the interests of promoting the Melbourne music scene.

The map is available from all participating record stores and is also available to download online at digginmelbourne.wordpress.com

While we’re on the subject of records! here are some more favorite pic’s of ours of chicks who dig vinyl! courtesy of lpcoverlover.com!

When you’re checking out number 27- the fine establishment known as GREVILLE RECORDS on the diggin’ Melbourne map, Be sure to visit us at the Route 66 garage over the road! We are still on sale this weekend! (Killer threads at a bargian price means more money for records right?)

Chicks Dig Vinyl! Vintage and Retro images for LP lovers…

23 Jan

If you’re into records and haven’t come across LPCOVERLOVER yet you are missing out! The site showcases the weird and wonderful world of record covers from the golden age of LPs! There is a section dedicated to chicks that dig records, a collection of photos of LP-lovin’ ladies!  We thought we would share with you some of our favorite images from the site, but the site is HUGE so be sure to check out for yourself! www.lpcoverlover.com

Mondo Atomica! Cult sounds tonight at Ding Dong!

21 Jan

Head on down to Ding Dong Lounge tonight and experience an EXPLOSION of cult sounds from the Atomic age!…
Music for voodoo priests, pin-up gals, garage greasers, zoot-suited pachukos, alligator-shoed pimps and friday night dancers.

Join PBSFM spinners MOHAIR SLIM, RICHIE1250, PIERRE BARONI and KEN EAVEL in an ORGY of maracca-shaking exotica, lascivious tittyshakers, barbecue-pit blues, raucous R&B, southern-fried soul, boogaloo, sizzlin’ surf, rockabilly riots, ska ‘n’ rocksteady, swamp pop and 60’s beat!… Like some demented head-on crash of film soundtracks by Quentin Tarantino, Russ Meyer and John Waters.


60s sax giant JIMMIE SLOGGETT will play a honkin’ set! And… SIMONCEE PAGE JONES will do her WILD PANTHER DANCE!

It’s gonna be hot hot heat! See you there!