Saturday, February 9, 2019

A thrift-store podcast with Maegan Hayward of the East Village Vintage Collective

Jason Charles asked me to guest-host an East Village-based session for his podcast network.

For this episode, I talked with Maegan Hayward, the proprietor of the East Village Vintage Collective at 545 E. 12th St. between Avenue A and Avenue B.

The place started as a pop-up shop in August 2015. Along the way, the East Village Vintage Collective became a full-time endeavor now entering its fourth year.

Launching the business is among the topics that we cover in the 27-minute podcast, which you can access here. We also discuss thrift-shop culture, what people look for these days (spoiler: jeans) and the challenges of running a small shop in NYC.

(Also, nothing to do with the podcast but everything is 25-percent off in the store today. They are open from noon to 8 p.m.)

And the landing page with the East Village Vintage Collection podcast includes a two-part podcast that Delphine Blue did with me last fall.


Donnie Moder said...

Thrift stores were great, like when Barbra Steisand was into them in the 60's. But that was because a lot of clothing and things were built to last in the 20s, 30s, 40s. Now thrift stores are for survival.

Anonymous said...

I love this store and need to drop in more often. Thanks for the reminder!