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About the environment.
Shopping vintage largely reduces our carbon footprint, unnecessary water expenditures, and landfill waste accumulation. But the environment isn't only forests and landfills. Think about the environment in the context of yourself. Imagine yourself at the mall; it's crowded, the line's long, you've grown impatient but not nearly as impatient as the woman behind you. She's starting to push forward, the hanger she's holding jabbing into your back. What's worse, she's holding the same dress as you. And so is that girl at the register. Don't settle for uniformity. This isn't private school. Skip the stressful, mechanical environment of consumerism; not only should you feel good about what you're buying, you should feel good about the whole damn experience.
Shopping vintage: who are you supporting?
The one-of-a-kind pieces in the vintage vault, the hand-distressed denim, the concho hats: all these pieces start somewhere. Our independent import model supports underprivileged women and abuse victims: by using a hand selection process in local venues, it becomes much more feasible to identify exactly where, and to whom, input costs go. Not only is it important to consider the implications of the environment, but it is as crucial to consider how even base costs can be beneficial towards somebody else.
Stop worshipping the tag.
Here's a weird thought: think about an undesirable piece of clothing, now think about your favorite clothing label. What if this piece of repulsive clothing bore the label of your favorite brand? Would that change your opinion on said piece? If so, here's where you've fallen into the pit of commercialism. The OC Shop believes foremost in the quality, and the style of the pieces we sell. Every purchase you make should go towards something that you can wear over and over again, and something that you'll want to wear over and over again. This isn't fast fashion: this is sustainable style.