Born out of a love affair with the past and a slight obsession with thrifting, Acre Vintage is the area’s newest reserve of timeworn treasures.
Owners Christa Vogt and Lindy Adams merged this past fall to sell their carefully curated collections of vintage clothing, accessories, art, and housewares. You can shop Acre Vintage both on Instagram (@acre_vintage) and by appointment in their studio at The Draw in Appleton, 800 S. Lawe St.
“The 70s are my thing!” says Vogt. “I’ve definitely lived a past life in that era. I love the color palette, earth tones, and natural fibers. There’s something a little mystical about that time too. Between the music and the aesthetic, I’d love to experience it firsthand. Although, I don’t think you know how special something is until you have some retrospect.”
For some, the allure of shopping vintage is the thrill of the hunt or maybe the feeling of breathing new life into something from an era past, but you really can’t beat the added environmental benefits of shopping secondhand.
“My first instinct is always to check the thrift store,” says Adams. “There are so many things I can’t stand to buy new when secondhand shops are overflowing with them. Dishes, yarn, blankets, boots- whenever possible I buy used. I feel good about slowing mass consumerism and I’ve cleared out a spot on the shelf for the next thing.”
Acre Vintage will be hosting a vintage market, The Collected, featuring goods from several vintage retailers on February 23rd and 24th at The Draw.
Text: Hannah Fenn