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***Open Tuesday and Friday, Oct. 19 and 22 from 11 AM to 4 PM***
18 Cabarrus Ave. East, downtown Concord, NC 28025
History of galaxievintage:
I started wearing and collecting vintage clothing in the mid-80s as a punk rock / goth kid of 14. When the movie "Pretty in Pink" came out, my friends started calling me Andie (after Molly Ringwald's character, who has the greatest thrift/DIY style ever!) I basically lived at Salvation Army, Goodwill, flea markets, or anywhere else great vintage clothing could be found. Back then it was cheap and plentiful, now not so much.
I opened my first store, Galaxie Vintage, in Orlando in 1996, at the same time my friends and I were publishing our magazine called Bitch Rag. We spent a lot of time promoting the magazine, the crazy parties we had to support the magazine, and the shop. It all tied into the foggy haze of half-forgotten fun that was the 90s. After a real estate dispute, I closed the store and went online, selling on that *other* well-known e-commerce site on and off since 1998.
I have since lived in New York City, then Germany, where I got my MBA in 2009. I had a full-time day job but could not stop buying fabulous vintage - how could I pass up that perfect dress just because it wasn't my size/style/era? Surely I can find the perfect new owner for it.
So I started my etsy shop while I was still working full-time. When I ran out of storage space for these treasures in my apartment (and ran out of patience with my corporate job!), I opened a physical store in Hannover, Germany at the end of 2016 called galaxievintage, as a tribute to my first store in the 90s.
Unfortunately that location proved to not be great for vintage clothing, so I closed that shop at the end of 2019 and went back to only selling online. But life is strange, and just as I was researching selling in person at antique markets or events, the Covid-19 panic hit Germany full force. I fled back to the US in early March 2020, right before the travel restrictions went into effect, to be closer to my family and boyfriend.
Now I have another shop in downtown Concord, North Carolina (outside of Charlotte), featuring vintage clothing and accessories, as well as furniture, housewares, and whatever other vintage treasures I find in my travels. I will post my weekly opening hours here once it re-opens in September so if you are in the area, please stop by and say hi.
I finally finished clearing out my apartment full of vintage clothing and accessories in Hannover, Germany. I shipped as much as I could back to the US - these items will be posted here and will be in the Concord store.
To my customers and vintage lovers around the world who have supported me - you make the "hunt" worthwhile! I think of you when I am dragging my huge heavy suitcase around a muddy field at a flea market at 5 AM.