We've long been fans of integrating vintage pieces into our wardrobes, but only recently did we realize it was all we have exclusively purchased since the onset of the pandemic. Save a few pieces (underwear, bras, workout gear, and one handmade dress), the only other additions to our closets have been found by following a short list of vendors and investing in items when they catch our eye.
The benefits of previously loved clothing is long. Not only is there less consumption (hence less contribution to the fast fashion industry and the environmental harm it creates), there is also the sartorial value in having a unique collection of clothing and the financial benefits of spending less for more in the way of quality. And did we mention it's just a more thoughtful way to shop?
The collection of spots highlighted below are ones we frequent either in-person pre-COVID, online, or via Instagram. All are women-owned and often feature their founders modeling their latest goods, adding immense value and history to our personal attire. We hope you enjoy them all as much as we have!
Mixed Emotions: Kay Brown on Finding Her Place as a Multi-Racial Millennial
“I think I would be considered somewhat of a white passing standard, but it diminishes the fact that I am still half black”
Single Women & Their Spaces: Freelance Creative Vanessa Labi's Northern California Home
"There’s such a joy and peace to having your own space. It’s really special when fostering creative pursuits, and I think that’s why I’ve hung onto it."
Raising Kids Who Are Actively Anti-Racist: Tabitha St. Bernard-Jacobs and Adam St. Bernard Jacobs Are Teaching Us How
"We’re both intentional about centering our parenting around justice and creativity and are also big believers in always being a work in progress."