OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) – They say what’s old will be new again, and the local sellers of the University World Series Baseball Village take advantage of the trend.
Vintage clothes are selling fast, say two vendors in the metropolitan area.
“They’re all vintage, they’re all one-of-a-kind,” says owner Sarah Ohrt. Discouraged vintage.
Ohrt recovers vintage items and breathes new life into them.
“Actually, it all started, I found a whale bag, like a gift bag, and I posted it on my Instagram for $5 and it sold out in about five minutes, and I was like :” If I could sell a vintage whale gift bag, then let’s go. see if I can make clothes,” and it just spiraled after that.
This is Ohrt’s second year selling to the College World Series.
“We handpick every item you see here and crop it, cut it, deface it, do what we think is best, and put our own unique twist on it in some way.”
Ohrt will also take shoppers’ vintage clothes they already own and give them a new twist, whether that means adding a screen print or sewing them onto vintage flannel.
“That’s probably my favorite part, every room has its own story and its own story, so it makes everything really fun.”
“I’ve been doing this for about 10 years, started collecting it as a hobby and made it into a business over time,” Joseph Pierce told 6 News.
This is Pierce’s first year as a salesman at Baseball Village. He, too, handpicks the vintage items that go on the shelves.
“Baseball shirts, basketball shirts, vintage t-shirts, crew necks,” he says. “I travel a lot, so I like going to flea markets, estate sales, garage sales, buying stuff from old friends I’ve made over time.”
Pierce says the vintage trend is making a comeback.
“When I started it wasn’t really a thing, then over the last three or four years it’s really become popular and a lot of people are doing it.”
Both sellers say the best part about selling vintage is the nostalgia.
“I had a daughter who ordered me a sweatshirt and her dad passed away and it reminded her of her dad and he had the exact same sweatshirt she bought me growing up,” Ohrt says.
“It’s cool to see people from out of town and old people say, ‘Oh, I saw that, I had it when I was a kid or when I was younger,’ and then younger crowds like, ‘oh that’s really cool,’ and enjoy it,” adds Pierce.
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