Luggage, Housewares, Books

Michigan City, Indiana

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516VINTAGE is not just a collection of quality items but a shop curated by storytelling

516VINTAGE was born in a one bedroom garage apartment on a old futon in Michigan. Held over from their plans to move to Indiana, owners Zach & Moe took a pit stop in Michigan where they developed their love of vintage luggage, housewares, radios, & books.

As a tag team, Zach - the negotiator, finder, & story collector - and Moe - the photographer, story teller, creative designer - work towards sharing stories & personal connections with others. With a focus on telling stories, on creating an atmosphere, & on giving you a way to connect with the past 516VINTAGE hopes to be a place of vintage inspiration.

-Not just collectors of things but connectors with people-

Moe & Zach tour estate sales & back roads looking for interesting pieces with one of a kind stories to share with others.

From Zach:
"As the radio tubes warm up and their faint glow is the only light in the room, I imagine a family gathered around the shortwave waiting for news from the western front, or news about Al Cappone or another gangster. It was a time when we, as Americans, were still innocent. When you literally had to know some one to get into a club and the secret knock opened a door to a secret room. These were very hard times, back then, but I ache to add a small amount of class to today's impersonal world."

516VINTAGE hopes to inspire a love of a bygone era by providing interesting pieces with unique stories.

Shop members

  • Moe & Zach

    Owner, Curator

    Moe & Zach are a tag team of collectors. Moe, an artist & designer by day, and Zach, a vintage electronics enthusiast, carefully curate the 516VINTAGE shop through storytelling & connections.

Shop policies

Last updated on May 10, 2022
Hello & welcome to 516VINTAGE!

Inspired by a love of vintage & a love of one another, 516 founders Moe & Zach launched their vintage shop dreams late one night on a futon in their one bedroom, above garage apartment. 516 strives to provide an excellent glimpse into a bygone era with unique luggage, instant collections, books, electronics, & home decor.

516 is a his & her's vintage shop with delicate antiques & unique mantiques with in the sections. Travel in style with our Tourister Collections, create a one of a kind look for your home or office with our Instant Collections, & spice up your man cave with unique industrial pieces.

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Returns and exchanges
All items are described completely & reasonably accurate. Returns or exchanges unfortunately can not be processed unless gross misrepresentation is noted.
516VINTAGE accepts paypal at this time. All payments should be made with in 3 days of purchase. If you wish to cancel your payment, please contact us IMMEDIATELY as orders are processed & shipped in a timely manner. Orders/Payments can not be cancelled once the order has been marked as shipped.
516VINTAGE ships via USPS & strives to provide accurate shipping calculations. if you would like to have something shipped internationally, we will gladly calculate costs for you!

516VINTAGE provides a tracking number with each purchase.

Orders are processed within one business day & shipped within two business days. 516VINTAGE ships via USPS which usually takes 2-3 business days (but this can not be guaranteed). Business days exclude Weekends and all US holidays.

If you would like an other shipping accommodations please contact us as soon as possible, we will do our best to provide a resolution.
Additional policies and FAQs
516VINTAGE strives to provide quality vintage products to it's customers. The following chart represents how we at 516 grade our vintage treasures:

POOR :: Bad quality, extremely damaged or deteriorated. Unable to be used for orignal purpose (example: books as home decor or recycle piece only). Pages separated from bindings, extreme markings, dents, or tears. Missing latches, hinges, not aesthetically pleasing.

FAIR :: Better quality, damaged but not deteriorated. Binding on books is well kept, no pages separate, no severe markings or damage that would take away from it's intended purpose (example: books still readable & able to be handled). Many dents or scratches, extreme signs of wear

GOOD :: More than acceptable vintage quality. Shows few signs of use or wear. Little to no markings & still able to be used by for intended purpose (example: books in good enough condition to be handled regularly or luggage able to be used on trips). Great second hand condition.

EXCELLENT :: Near perfect condition, no noticeable wear, rips, stains. Pristine binding, fresh from package, new old stock, or the like. Like New condition.

Any questions regarding the rating or other information on item condition can be answered via convo or contact us at fivesixteenthsblog [!at] gmail.com subject VINTAGE.