Sunday, October 20, 2013

Shop Locally... Online!

Often times when we think of shopping local we think we need to get dressed, climb in the car and head out and about the streets for the brick and mortar shops.  But you know what, that's not true! You can shop local without even leaving your house or your jammies.

Let's face it, some days we really (really) don't feel like doing much more than rolling out of bed and shuffling to a coffee pot.  On those days, you can still shop local to your heart’s content!

Recently I happened upon a local girl doin’ good, online, via Etsy! Her store is named Something Borrowed and her forte is vintage clothing. It would be more accurate to say gorgeous, eclectic, stylish, classic, and feminine vintage clothing.  Beautiful stuff, really! Not just clothes, either! While she has tons of dresses, skirts, shirts, and caftans, she also has purses, shoes, belts, and jewelry! I like jewelry.

You can sit in your jammies sippin' your coffee and shop on her Etsy site for an outfit from head to toe! Save gas, relax, and enjoy the online shopping experience. She has everything to make you look more stunning than you already are.

The gal behind the store is Amy.  Amy lives in Stockton and runs her business from her home. Her love for vintage clothing came about as a teenager when she would go clothes shopping at thrift stores due to lack of funds. However, her passion for fashion and clothing, vintage clothing specifically, blossomed at those thrift stores! Even as her income grew, her style stayed true to vintage.

She got a job as a clothing buyer, visual merchandiser, and retail manager and found that she was in her element. Loving her work she decided to take it a step further. Now with a decade of experience, degrees in fashion merchandising and retail management, she opened her own store - online store. She has been on Etsy since 2010, but still has her eye on a traditional storefront that will specialize in women's clothing from the 1950s-1990s with a splash of pre-1950s.

If you are a vintage clothing fashionista or even have a slight curiosity for that era of clothing, stop by and check her collection! Amy offers a full service clothing store, too.  If you are unsure of which clothing vintage pieces of clothing pair together nicely, or if you are intimidated by older sizing charts, no worries! Amy offers look-books, tips, tricks and links to be sure you look and feel your best! 
Oh, and a side note... not only is Amy a local business, she supports local business – the images showcasing her inventory are made possible by local women models and photographers, such as Staci Takach! Keepin' it local, who doesn't appreciate that?

Go ahead, visit Amy! Check her out on Facebook and tell her Mom About The Town sent you! Even if you don't buy today, take the time and give her page a like, a share and a "hello". A little encouragement and kindness can go a long way!

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