Off the crushed path that is King Avenue, tucked again behind Pedego Bikes, Previous Town’s most recent consignment boutique opened very last month at 210 N. Lee St. in Suite 104. Guests are welcomed by the shop’s heat, boho style and the shop’s name, Vida Fashion, is proudly shown in gold letters on a mild pink wall behind the checkout counter.
Alicia Valencia Erb made a decision to open up Vida Type immediately after a 20-calendar year career as a advertising government for a credit union. It appeared the purely natural end result of her passion for outfits, men and women and her motivation to the ecosystem. The idea to open up a consignment boutique to start with came to her in 2020 whilst on a highway trip to Maine where by she pondered what she needed to do with her lifestyle.
Erb realizes that there is no lack of consignment stores in Aged City but she believes that Vida Fashion is exclusive for its determination to inclusivity, sustainability and aiding other individuals.
“I’ve usually needed to help individuals, and I’m aware that in some cases when you walk into merchants, you’re not usually observed, and so I want to make positive that this shop is not that. There is something right here for anyone, yellow, purple, measurement-clever as well. I want to make certain every person feels provided,” described Erb. She is also arranging to incorporate a part for males because she claims she has had a whole lot of people today talk to about it.
In addition to selling substantial high-quality consignment clothes and sneakers, she also sells objects produced by tiny businesses and makers who are on the lookout to enterprise further than on the web sales into physical retail.
“The identify of the retail outlet is Vida Type, due to the fact I’m advertising a life-style of sustainability and I genuinely imagine in that. Why not use what we have below for as prolonged as attainable, and also offering the way of life of supporting people make their goals. That’s why I’m right here, to construct that group of sustainable living and supporting modest, entrepreneur companies,” Erb stated.
Even the store’s décor displays Erb’s dedication to sustainability. The dressing rooms are designed from wooden by a craftsman on Etsy. She utilised a whole lot of repurposed items and normal materials. Most of the furnishings was purchased from Craigslist or Facebook marketplace. It all is effective to generate a bright, elevated environment which feels absolutely nothing like a regular consignment store.
Just one of Erb’s major troubles is allowing people know the place the shop is, considering the fact that it is not located on a very trafficked road in Aged Town. She ideas to host a good deal of situations at the store and collaborate with other local companies and organizations.
The boutique accepts wander-in consignments throughout ordinary business hours with a desire for like-new, in-time and on-pattern items. Consigners acquire 50 to 60 percent of the closing offering value for each individual product. Vida Design is open up Monday by way of Friday from 11 a.m.-7:30 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m.-6:30 p.m. The store is closed on Saturdays. Find out more at www.vidastyleshop.com and observe Vida Style on Instagram @Vida_Style_Store.