After 5+ years in the vintage industry, I began Old Earth Vintage in 2022 as a way to blend my love for vintage clothing with my passion for environmental sustainability. From donating regularly to environmental organizations such as Greenpeace, the Wildlife Conservation Network, and IFAW, to hosting our yearly Earth Day Events (known as “Save the Earth, Now” I fully believe that vintage is about more than just the clothes. Rather, it’s a catalyst for a greater conversation on how we can all do our part to make our home a better place.
I began selling vintage in 2017 on my front lawn in Nashville, Tennessee. What started as a fun and creative way to sell a few pieces I’d picked up while thrifting quickly turned into a full-time career. Back then, we were known as “ESM Vintage.” ESM carried us all the way from Atlanta, over to Nashville, and then to our first storefront in my hometown of Little Rock, Arkansas. But, we always knew there was a bigger calling for us, and after being accepted into a few vintage co-ops in California, we moved out to San Francisco and grew into the Old Earth Vintage that you know today.
While I love getting to connect with customers all over the world, I feel so grateful to have our storefront in the heart of Berkeley, California, a town known for pioneering so much of the environmental and animal welfare movement. Come check us out at 1075 Dwight Way, and be a part of the greater conversation on how we can do better for our planet.