citizenrosebud

fresh picks for spring/summer

Washington, United States · 587 Sales

citizenrosebud

fresh picks for spring/summer

Washington, United States 587 Sales On Etsy since 2008

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Announcement   citizen ROSEBUD
women’s vintage + pre-loves for spring/summer

WE OFFER FRESH PICKS FOR STELLAR CHICKS

Welcome to our newest spring + summer collection!

Our tiny shop is bursting with beautiful vintage + pre-loves for women, made for enduring quality and timeless appeal. We seek quality garments with an eye for USA + Union labels. We seek out brands and labels that are ethical and sustainable, and support re-use of secondhand materials.

This season we’ve got a great collection of hot florals and ever cool stripes, mixing it up with great accessories and kicks to heat up your spring and summer. We're listing daily, so be sure to check back often for that perfect summer score!

For sneak peeks, handy tips and advance access to our sales, be sure to sign up for our weekly newsletter- you can do so here: http://eepurl.com/L3GPX

For more information about the Citizen Rosebud and our mission, check out our blog: thecitizenrosebud.com and stay in touch via Twitter, Instagram and Facebook!

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Last updated on Mar 25, 2016

citizen ROSEBUD
women’s vintage + pre-loves for spring/summer

WE OFFER FRESH PICKS FOR STELLAR CHICKS

Welcome to our newest spring + summer collection!

Our tiny shop is bursting with beautiful vintage + pre-loves for women, made for enduring quality and timeless appeal. We seek quality garments with an eye for USA + Union labels. We seek out brands and labels that are ethical and sustainable, and support re-use of secondhand materials.

This season we’ve got a great collection of hot florals and ever cool stripes, mixing it up with great accessories and kicks to heat up your spring and summer. We're listing daily, so be sure to check back often for that perfect summer score!

For sneak peeks, handy tips and advance access to our sales, be sure to sign up for our weekly newsletter- you can do so here: http://eepurl.com/L3GPX

For more information about the Citizen Rosebud and our mission, check out our blog: thecitizenrosebud.com and stay in touch via Twitter, Instagram and Facebook!

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CITIZEN ROSEBUD: blooming madly

Citizen Rosebud Fresh Picked Vintage is part of the budding CITIZENS-OF-ROSEBUD enterprise, where sustainable shopping supports ethical business practices, and clever re-use is king. Here we focus on quality vintage + pre-loved women’s clothing for summer and fall, offering up quality, on-trend treasures with timeless appeal. We “Rosebuds” believe that you should DRESS TO EXPRESS, and let your true personality shine in well made garments, made to last and made with love.

We personally pick out each item we offer with an eye for USA + Union labels. Our passion is for pure style and for us that means eco-friendly, people friendly and budget friendly. We’ve found that one of the most affordable ways to build a quality wardrobe is to choose SECONDHAND sources, selecting quality items designed for long lasting wear and years of enjoyment for your wardrobe.

The Citizen Rosebud was born over a cup of coffee between two friends, Antonia + Bella. When Bella was asked: what would you want to do for a living to be happy? Bella, who is a writer + artist, as well as a former coffee slinger, marketing assistant + cafe cook, had a vision of creating a collective where the focus was on creative use of secondhand materials. She’d been selling vintage clothing on the side for years, as a means to fund her own growing vintage clothing habit, and wanted to collaborate with fellow artists in various media using materials from secondhand sources and setting up a shop and a workspace that would be as much about cultivating community as it was about crafting things.

When, in 2008, during the US economy downturn, when work hours were severely cut, she took to selling off her vintage finds to supplement her income. Her job was eventually phased out, and ultimately came to the moment when she rode her bike home sans employment. Arriving home in a bit of a daze, she was jolted back to reality by the knocking of her neighbor who informed her that someone had dumped a bunch of vintage clothing and wares in her apartment’s dumpster, and he figured she might want to check it out, since she “liked these kind of old things.” The container was full of various vintage items, many of them quite sellable, so she took it for a sign to go gung-ho in the re-selling business, and the daunting world of self employment. Perhaps it was just the right sort of kick in the caboose to seize the moment follow the dream to “bloom madly,”

Eight years later, Bella is still at it, now at the ripe age of 50, using her ethics and poetic sensibility, and learning new skills, like photography, product research and business acumen. It’s been a constant learning process, and loads of hard work, but to do honest work, that is both sustainable and ethical, with the added thrill of connecting great garments with fantastic people. You are bound to bloom when feel good about what you do for a living, knowing that in your own private way, you are making the world a better place, one sassy pant-leg at a time.

And still dreaming of that CITIZEN collective she envisioned over that casual cup of coffee, where creative sorts can create with secondhand materials. We dream of more thrills, and less landfills. Every purchase you make, gets the CITIZENS-OF-ROSEBUD one step closer to this goal.

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  • CITIZEN ROSEBUD

    Owner, Budding Collective

    The Citizen Rosebud is a budding collective of creatives who want to change the world, one sassy pant-leg at a time. Our goal IS to LIVE LOCAL, LOVE GLOBAL

  • Bella Q

    Curator

    Homegrown in sunny California, now blooming in Seattle.

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