Correction: A previous version of this article distorted the role of Kinni Peters in the Illinois Vintage Fest. She sells vintage clothes at the festival.
OSHKOSH – A Fox Valley woman turns her love of vintage clothing into a store.
Kinni Peters is the owner of Fox Den Goods, a used and vintage store, which she operates from her home. She sells clothes, accessories, kitchenware and home decor online. His articles are available on foxdengoods.com.
The store’s products are primarily aimed at women, but Peters also offers clothing for men and children. Her dress styles range from the 1950s to the 2000s. Trendy Y2K pieces in addition to 1980s shirts with bold prints are popular right now, Peters said. 1990’s rave clothing like JNCO Jeans is also making a big comeback, Peters said.
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Peters said she saved since she was a child. When she was young, she went to the thrift store and looked for whatever she could.
âIt was one of the first places I was able to go on my own,â said Peters.
She continued to save until adulthood, which gave her the idea to start selling vintage clothes.
âI might as well share my love of vintage clothing,â said Peters.
She started the business in November 2019 as a hobby, but has grown it since January 2020 and has been able to sell online during the pandemic.
Peters spends time browsing thrift stores and estate sales to find the best pieces to sell.
It is also planning a vintage market, called Fifth Ward Vintage, from noon to 5 p.m. on August 14, which will feature 12 vintage retailers at Fifth Ward Brewing Co. The event is free. There’s also one slated for 9/11, Peters said.
Thrift stores are a more eco-friendly way to shop, rather than relying on fast fashion brands like Shein or Forever 21, Peters said. Fast fashion brands offer clothes at discounted prices, but the material is of poor quality and usually ends up in a landfill after a few months, she said.
In the future, Peters said she hopes to have a studio to shop and help organize personalized shelves of clothing for people when she searches for items.