A Vintage shop is defined by the people working behind the scenes, constantly seeking out and hand-picking new items for their shop. So, as we’re gearing up for the fall edition of Vintage POP, we thought we’d sit down with a few of the collectors participating in the sale! With such charming, knowledgeable, and stylish sellers, we can’t wait to see what they bring to the racks!
Shopkeep: Olivia Mew
“Wearable vintage with a focus on basics.”
Where are you from? What are you doing in Montreal?
I’m from Toronto originally, I came here for school 6 years ago and never left.
How did you get started selling vintage?
After selling handmade on Etsy for a few years, I decided to supplement that income with vintage / feed my thrifting addiction as healthily as possible.
What do you think started the wave of vintage obsession?
The lack of contemporary clothing that’s affordable and actually well-made, disappointment with fast fashion, the idea of owning clothes that are unique and that you won’t see 20 other people wearing on the street.
What era do you draw the most inspiration from?
Personally I wear tons of stuff from the ’90s, but my favourite items to find and sell are from the ’60s.
What makes vintage beautiful to you?
The uniqueness of each piece, the details, prints, quality of older pieces in particular.
What’s the biggest challenge to selling online?
Shipping! From Canada it can be a total nightmare.
What’s your favourite thing about pop-up sales?
Spending too much money on everyone else’s stock.
Young Captive will be at Vintage POP, Sept 5-9th. Visit the pop-up shop at 19 Prince-Arthur West for 5 days only! Open daily at noon. More details.