Great Lake Outfitters
First Name: Kelly
Business Name: Great Lake Outfitters
How long?: 2008 Ten years this year
How'd you move into vintage fashion? My love of vintage fashion started in my early teens searching thrift stores for funky 1960s -1970's clothing.
Are you a collector? Yes
What do you collect? Vintage bathing suits. Next to my love of 1970's bell bottoms, swimwear from the 1950's is one of my favorite things to find . . and keep (if it fits, lol)
What's a favorite piece you can't sell? My oddball collection of vintage t-shirts.
What's your favorite thing to sell? Vintage eveningwear. There's something special about a vintage evening dress that can make someone feel glamorous for their special occasion.
What sells fastest? Anything with a novelty print--especially ones from the 1930's- 1940's.
Where are you from? Cleveland, Ohio
Do you have a shop online? Yes! Great Lake Outfitters
Are you bringing anything extra special to the show? I'll be bringing a little bit of every era, but I'll have a few special designer party dresses 😉
The Chicago Vintage Clothing and Jewelry Show will take place March 1, 3pm to 8pm, March 2, 2019. 10am to 5pm at 5649 N. Sheridan Road, Chicago, IL 60660. St. Andrews Greek Orthodox Church at the corner of Hollywood and N. Sheridan Road. The official website is www.vintageclothingandjewelry.com
The 2018 Vintage Garage dates are April 22, May 20, June 17 , July 15, August 19, September 16, and October 21. There will be 100 vendors offering cool vintage and antique pieces every 3rd Sunday, April to October. Vintage Garage is located at 5051 N. Broadway, Chicago, IL 60640. Hours are 10:00 am to 5:00 pm with a $5 admission. Official website is www.vintagegaragechicago.com.