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Vintage Shops to Know on Instagram

April Onebane

Me holding a beach bag I scored from  Vacation Vintage !

Me holding a beach bag I scored from Vacation Vintage!

Last month I shared some of my favorite ethical fashion brands with you. After that post, I got to thinking that I should also highlight some of my favorite vintage shops! I love to support and follow other small businesses like mine from all around the country online! With that in mind, here are my top picks for the vintage shops to know on Instagram!

VACATION VINTAGE

I just recently made my first purchase from this Atlanta-based instashop. I love their selection and the way they effortlessly present their pieces. Clean lines and feminine touches make Vacation Vintage a favorite of mine to follow and shop from! I also like that they offer a wide range of sizes for many body types.

BLOSSOM VINTAGE

California-based Blossom Vintage is definitely one that I admire and look up to. Their selection is so romantic and ethereal but still maintains a bit of funk which I'm really drawn to. I've made several purchases and will continue to do so. I'm constantly looking to their Instagram for inspiration.

I AM THAT

Portland's I Am That is probably the most well-known shop on my list. This brand is extremely unique with the execution of their work. It is clear that they pour everything into what they do and that shines through in the art direction of their Instagram account. I'm always excited to see what they are going to come up with next!

MOTH ODDITIES

I met Yana and Ian of Moth Oddities, a Minneapolis-based online shop, a few years ago while they were on a cross country road trip. On their stop in Austin we collaborated on a lookbook together and it was so much fun! Not only do these two have a really cool, eclectic selection of killer vintage, but they are also some of the nicest people I know. Plus, they win cutest vintage couple award hands down!

DOWN HOUSE

Down House is run by two genderqueer individuals who aren't afraid to share their anti-Trump political beliefs. Not many vintage sellers do that on Instagram so it's refreshing to see them pushing the envelope. They also have an amazing selection and I really admire their art direction -- Everything they post is pristinely executed and well thought out. They even have a sister shop called 7 Gemini that I love as well!

There are so many amazing vintage shops out there but I hope I've listed some here that you hadn't yet discovered. Go check them out for some seriously beautiful vintage clothing!

How I Became a Vintage Seller

April Onebane

Well hello there! We decided it was probably about time to get this whole blog thing started so, welcome to our very first blog post!

I'm April, owner of Pieceology Vintage. I wanted this first post to be an introduction about how I became a vintage seller and started my shop. But first, let me give you the lowdown of what you will be able to find here at the Pieceology Vintage blog.

My hope is that this blog will be a source of inspiration for you. We will feature DIYs, styled shoots, lookbook previews, Pinterest faves, and talk about sustainable fashion and how you can get the most out of your favorite vintage pieces + much, much more!

Photos by  Diana Ascarrunz

Photos by Diana Ascarrunz

OK, now back to the subject of this post! So, how did I become a vintage seller? Well, it’s a pretty serendipitous story actually.

I used to have a fashion blog and I wanted to expand my knowledge of social media in an effort to grow it. I ended up stumbling upon a social media workshop being hosted by one of my favorite boss lady's, Justina Blakeney, which just so happened to be taking place in Italy during the same time I was traveling there back in the summer of 2015. I couldn't pass up the chance to go to it! The timing was way too perfect. 

While at the workshop I met a fellow attendee who had recently started a vintage wholesale business marketing to sellers in the U.S. I'd always wanted to open my own clothing shop and I'd always loved vintage, but never knew where to start, until then. Attending that workshop and meeting my new friend created the opportunity for me to become a vintage seller and start Pieceology Vintage.

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Since then, I've learned a heck of a lot about this industry and have loved every second of it!

Stay tuned for more from our blog. We are so excited to have this outlet to share all the things with you!

P.S. Thanks to my friend Diana Ascarrunz for these gorgeous film photos of me!