On the Radar: The Some Like it Vintage Pop-Up Shop

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“I’ll wear your granddad’s clothes.” by Monique Robb

It is no secret that some of the world’s most fashionable people shop at vintage stores. Gone are the days when ‘thrifting’ meant you couldn’t afford to shop at high-end stores or it subjected you to ridicule for wearing strangers’ hand-me-downs. Mixing vintage pieces with a modern twist is a clever way to collect one-of-a-kind pieces without the high cost of having items custom-made. It provides shoppers with items from different eras, thereby making one’s style more versatile and playful. Imagine waking up one day and feeling an urge to dress like Denise Huxtable from The Cosby Show and easily accomplishing her fresh style with one trip to a thrift shop. Thrifting is made easy in the US with the ‘Goodwill’ and ‘Salvation Army’ franchises which not only provides extremely cheap options but allow you to “shop for a cause” as the proceeds go to families who are in need.

Here in Jamaica, thrift stores are not as common and can make it hard for vintage lovers to maintain their ‘old clothes’ addiction– that’s where these guys come in. Some Like it Vintage provide vintage or retro pieces for the granny inside all of us! Their prices are quite affordable and the items are in tip-top condition. Though they do not have a central location, the group hosts pop-up shops frequently and have an active Instagram and Facebook page where you can view their stock. Some Like it Vintage is supplying Jamaican vintage lovers with a growing demand for good quality classic pieces, and we can’t seem to get enough! We shared some photos from their most recent pop-up shop held in Half Way Tree at the Grandeur Male store last weekend. Email them at somelikeitvintageja@gmail.com to place your order or to schedule a personal viewing.

Story by Monique Robb

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Purses & clutches at the

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Vintage jungle print dress.

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Baskets of clothes were sold at the Pop-Up at Grandeur Male.

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Vintage sequin dress.

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