[Source: Carrie Wheeler, New Times Jackalope Ranch]
Downtown Phoenix is developing quite a little vintage scene. On December 1st, a new line of clothing, Hailey’s Hand Me Downs joined the growing list of indie cool finds (First Butter Toast, recently Grow Op) as the newest purveyor of vintage goods.
Hailey Andresen, a recent FIDM grad, is the Hailey behind the name and the curator of the line. “All vintage is at least 20 years old,” she explained. Most current merchandise came from a recent LA trip, where she scoured vintage stores and wholesalers, but she’s always on the lookout for new things and expanding her collections, which she also sells on her online Etsy store under the same name.
Some of the store finds: A cute 1950s sun dress for $36, men’s western shirts which run around $30, a pair of neutral bow loafers for $20, and a tin full of colorful scarves for $5 each.
Sharing a space off Central Avenue with hairstylist/make-up artist/stylist, Shauna Thibault, the two unlikely businesses will join forces, along with other local lines and brands (like letterpress designers, SeeSaw) under one soon-to-be launched name, Mercantile, which will have its grand opening mid-January.
In the meantime, you can still peruse clothes and accessories in the roomy loft space, sit at the giant table and benches (designed by Christoph Kaiser) and enjoy the visually-pleasing vignettes, and schedule a cut and color.
Hailey’s Hand Me Downs is located inside Mercantile (which might or might not have a sign up) at 828 N. Central Avenue in Phoenix between Roosevelt and McKinley. Visit the store Monday through Saturday from noon to 7 p.m. and every First Friday from noon to 10 p.m.