Why choose us?
Each item on the Vintage Vibes is hand-selected, cleaned, and cared for - as well as one-of-a-kind! Our process starts with our team, who source the best vintage clothing by traveling far and wide to procure the best vintage for or reworked vintage lovers, With 3 team members of well over three decades of vintage buying experience between them, every piece at Vintage Vibes is selected for style relevance in today’s world, classic styles and pieces, durability and longevity, and pieces that are just trendy and fun! Because the store is small and space is limited, we live by the mantra “ALL KILLER - NO FILLER”. Below, the trunk of one of our cars packed to the max with amazing vintage… we couldn’t possibly have fit any more!
HOW WE FIGHT
Buying reworked vintage clothing is socially responsible, as each garment purchased combats the 14.3 million tons of textile waste per year produced in the United States alone! (Source: Environmental Protection Agency, 2017). 84% of textile waste is sent to landfills at a cost of $3.7 billion per year, and a majority of this unprecedented growth in textile waste is driven by fast fashion and consumer behavior. Fashion cycles – from catwalk to retailer – move at lightning speed with multiple cycles per year. Add on the fact that our culture is steeped in rapid consumerism and you end up with disposable clothing. (Source: Recycle.com, 2019) Click the button below to read a fact sheet to learn more about textile waste and the fashion industry.
HOW WE WORK
CLEANING AND RESTORATION
After we've found some pretty great clothing, the restoration and cleaning process begins. We make our own soap for the washing machine using a mixture of completely natural products, and we’re down to $0.27 per load with no plastic bottle waste! A lot of vintage clothing is too delicate to go in a washer or dryer and must be hand soaked, so for this we also use soaps designed for antique and vintage garments when the piece is of a more delicate nature. Vinegar, baking soda, and hanging garments to dry in the sun are our best friends for cleaning vintage. Dry cleaning is another avenue where we've gone green - we use a local organic dry cleaner whom uses only natural chemicals. You can be assured that our garments do not have harsh chemicals or detergents applied to them.