Business Name: L I V E D
How long?: less than a year
How'd you move into vintage fashion? i have been into vintage all my life. I grew up going to garage sales, thrift stores, and flea markets with my mama. when asked what do you want to be when you grow up? my answer was always to own a vintage shop. while working in the fashion industry in cities like LA, and Chicago i learned a great deal about fabric and quality. the saying is true... 'they just don't make things like they used to!" i always loved mixing vintage and modern and encouraged my clients to do the same. after moving back home to michigan, slowing myself down, and really diving into the "what am i doing with my life?' L I V E D was born. my goal is to do what i can to slow fast fashion down and make quality clothing available to everyone without breaking the bank.
Are you a collector? a little bit of one, yes
What do you collect? crystals and shoes!
What's a favorite piece you can't sell? i have a leather jacket i just can't part with. being short its hard to find the right sleeve length and this bad boy from the 60's is absolutely perfect. plus who doesn't need another leather jacket?
What's your favorite thing to sell? i love to sell funky jackets/coats. they make you feel awesome and can really enhance an outfit. another favorite would be denim, finding the right fit for a woman is everything. plus, vintage jeans just make everyone's backside look that much better!
What sells fastest? jackets, and lingerie
Where are you from? holland, michigan
Do you have a shop online? I do! shoplived on Etsy or @shoplived on Facebook or Instagram
Are you bringing anything extra special to the show? yes! great basics, beautiful silks, furs and lots of unique scarves. oh and tons of vintage denim of course
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.