• Interview with Baseline Skate Shop’s Owner, Adrian Day

    For the store’s third birthday in December 2023, we decided to collaborate with two legendary forces in the South African fashion retail space, in Shelflife and Baseline Skate Shop. These collaborations symbolise a point of reflection and a change in outlook for our three-year-old store, turning our heads away from matters of survival and towards …

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  • Duck Duck Goose Turns 3!

    Since we’re well past the 15th of December 2023, we can officially announce that Duck Duck Goose has turned three years old. As we do every year while we blow the candles out on our cake, let’s take a moment to reflect on what our third year of life at 120 Bree Street has been …

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  • Interview with Shelflife’s Brand Manager, Jake Lipman

    For Duck Duck Goose’s third birthday, we’ve decided to collaborate with two titans of the South African fashion and culture retail industry in Shelflife and Baseline. For us, turning three means that we can avert our attention from matters of survival as a new business, leave the nest and spread our wings towards longevity. Our …

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  • Listening with Cleo Droomer

    I came across Cleo Droomer’s work for the first time when I walked into our factory one morning, greeted by a rail carrying ten-or-so artisanal-looking jackets: sewn-together bundles of organic hues, arranged into panels and held together by meticulous stitching, evidence that these garments were once under the care of thoughtful hands. Then I was …

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  • 15 Questions with: David Brits

    Next to put pen (or brush, haha) to our 15 Questions questionnaire is multi-disciplinary artist and good friend of the business, David Brits. Since graduating from Michaelis Art School in 2010, David’s CV evidences that he’s stayed very busy in the local and global art world, most recently indicated by his contribution to Fede Arthouse and Under …

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  • A Profile of the Duck Duck Goose T-Shirt Design Competition Prize Winners: Mas-Ud Hartley and Harry Zeederberg

    When I spoke to illustrator Shaun Hill about Bat Butt for the blog two months ago, he said something about collaborating with other artists on his zines that stuck with me. Shaun told me that “Out of every three people that you ask for work, two will say yes and only one will send you …

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  • The Bat Butt Code: Introducing Bat Butt to 120 Bree Street

    After walking out of a previous graphic design position and receiving a fiery post-resignation voice message from his newly exed boss, visual artist Shaun Hill came up with the illustrated “nobody cares” gif that now signs off all his emails, almost like a reminder to be careful about who to work with. I wondered as …

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  • Duck Duck Goose and Bat Butt at One Park

    When Duck Duck Goose founder Daniel Sher first started communicating with One Park’s Matt Hichens about hosting an event at Cape Town’s favourite listening bar, he started scrambling for a reasonable justification for people to come together in celebration. Having recently reached the completely unremarkable 36-and-a-half-year milestone in his life, Daniel started fishing around for …

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  • The Biggest Mystery on Bree Street: Where has Duck Duck Goose been?

    Sometime in the middle of May this year, we released the innocent announcement that our flagship store at 120 Bree Street would be “temporarily closed for 2 weeks” for reasons pertaining to “repairs and maintenance”. Two weeks went by, and we hadn’t returned. A lingering silence began to settle over the cobbles in front of …

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