Small Earth Vintage is Karen and Andy, and we offer a carefully selected range of vintage clothing, shoes and accessories. Though we focus on mid century, we also offer items from the Victorian era through the Jazz Age when we find them, as well as those 1970s and 1980s pieces that are particularly special. All items are cleaned and mended as needed, and carefully packaged for shipment. We take the name Small Earth seriously, and are happy to ship vintage anywhere in the world.
Small Earth Vintage is a love story. Andy has been wearing, collecting and selling vintage since he was in college. I started buying vintage in thrift stores when I was 16, and ever since, my closet has been filled with it. I first saw Andy on a street in Astoria, Queens. He was wearing an old Stroh’s beer jacket and vintage Levi’s, and, well, it was pretty much love at first sight. I eventually quit my job as a children’s book editor, and moved to Michigan, where Andy lived and sold vintage clothing. We’ve been seeking vintage treasure together ever since. For the past 21 years, two sweet mutts, first Lucy and then Pickles, were our constant, beloved companions. You might see our current girl, a chiweenie named Judy Knuckles, occasionally photobombing product shots.
In addition to selling vintage, we have become involved in the immigrant justice movement and strongly encourage others who believe in permanent protection, dignity and respect for all immigrants to consider joining the immigrant-led Movimiento Cosecha. Karen is also a part of Grand Rapids GR Rapid Response to ICE, a network of volunteers that are trained to come to the aid of immigrants in our area who face ICE violence. If you want to donate to the Rapid Response mutual aid fund--every penny of which goes to immigrants impacted by ICE--you can do so here: bit.ly/RR-mutualaid