Thursday, September 21, 2017

Wild Red Trunk Show & Artist Market

On June 25th, we hosted a vintage trunk show and artist market with some AMAZING Detroit vendors. We were thrilled and humbled by the turnout and are so excited to plan the next one! 
Wendy & Julia Targus; Sisters & Owners of Wild Red Co.

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Wild Red Hosts Vintage Pop-Up & Artist Market

Wild Red will be joined by several talented, local artists and makers at Park Bar in Detroit on Sunday, June 25th from 1-5 PM. The show will feature vintage clothing and accessories for sale from Wild Red Co. as well as handmade art, jewelry, and more from several local vendors including Electric Pink (handwoven home goods), Brooky Ramone (illustrations, paintings), Hazel & Dolly (paper goods), Cool Critters (stuffed animals), Courtney Fischer Jewelry, Paisley Paper Company, Held (ceramics), The Velvet Tower (vintage) and Gwen Joy (Joy Toys, paintings, jewelry).

The family-friendly event will be held in the Elizabeth Theatre on the second floor of Park Bar and will be free and open to the public. The bar will be open for service upstairs and Go Go's will be serving up Hawaiian fare for purchase downstairs. For more information, check out our Instagram, @wild_red_co or email us at

See you there!

Wendy & Julia

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Meet Us: The Women Behind Wild Red

Julia and I with our older brother, Mikey (more on him later). We're on a family trip visiting the Miller Brewing Co. in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. 

Who am I? (Wendy)

I’m not always entirely sure and I’m okay with that. I read a quote recently that said, 'I’m constantly figuring myself out'. What I do know is that life isn’t black and white and everything isn’t certain. I know I love to laugh and be silly. I love adventures and new places. I’ve loved fashion and clothes for as long as I can remember, a trait that was passed directly onto Julia and I from our mom. In fact, most of my memories revolve around playing dress up with a wardrobe that she filled with her clothes from the 70’s and 80’s.

After 31 years of life, I’m still learning how to follow my own intuition. Despite being the older sister, I find myself constantly going to Julia for advice. She is honest and blunt yet so incredibly tender and sincere. I hold her opinion in the highest regard and can’t believe how lucky I am to have her in my life.

Who is she?

"I’m Julia, the younger half of the Wild Red duo. I am a lover of handmade and vintage goodies. I have been making and creating since a young age thanks for our mother. Wendy and I both started sewing when we were very little and I had a passion for it right off the bat. Some of my favorite childhood memories are centered around homemade Halloween costumes and other sewing projects we worked on with our mom. This passion grew and eventually I received my BFA with a concentration in fiber art. In 2015 I started a small business, Electric Pink, selling my handmade work.

Vintage clothing and home d├ęcor also hold a special place in my heart. Never satisfied with what stores in the mall had to offer, I started seeking out vintage clothing in high school. I just so happened to fall in love with (and eventually marry!) a guy who shares my passion for a wardrobe that relies heavily on vintage finds and DIY fixes.

Outside of crafting and hunting thrift stores for unique finds; I love spending time with my friends and family. I enjoy being around people that make me laugh and encourage me to be the weirdo that I am."

And what about "US"?

Sisters. Two minds, one heart. We’ve been best friends since day one. Another important life element that our mother instilled in us. She always made it clear how important family was. We are two years apart and while very individual creatures, we are positively kindred spirits. We are both emotional and spiritual dreamers. We make big plans and have big hopes. We’ve experienced heartbreak together and separately, and know all too well that life is short and precious.

We were born and raised in the suburbs of Detroit. Julia currently residing there and myself, in Los Angeles. Much like us, LA and Detroit are very different but are both a haven for the kind of creative freedom we are constantly yearning for. Every day, we are learning more about ourselves and that anything is possible. We started Wild Red to fulfill a personal and deep love of fashion, but are hoping to be a resource and an inspiration as you follow us along on this new adventure that we too, are learning to navigate.

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

What's the story?

As young girls, Julia and I dreamed of one day owning a shop that would house all of the things we loved; clothes, art, knick knacks, and even a needy old cat that would prey on customers for attention. As time passed and we grew up, the idea slipped away but never far enough that it was completely out of mind. When last year took a hit on me personally, I was ready to jump head first into the dream and make it a reality. And Julia, being her fearless self, was on board 100%. The idea was to provide a retail service to vintage and fashion lovers alike at a reasonable and affordable cost. We knew from experience how disheartening it could be to walk into a vintage shop and longingly browse the racks of clothing knowing full well you weren’t going to buy anything. On the other hand, you really have to dig your way through thrift stores to find the gems. We realized there was a need for a middle ground; a place where you could find great one of a kind pieces that wouldn’t completely break the bank. Enter: Wild Red.

The name was inspired by our late mother who for the last few years of her life had a head full of curly, wild, red hair. She is no doubt the driving force behind this endeavor. When we were kids she went back to school to get her masters degree, started her own business, and ended up running an incredibly successful and lucrative training company. Truly an inspiration, she always taught us to follow our dreams, believe in ourselves, and make things happen.Through this blog we want our followers to get to know us better, stay up to date on everything going on with the shop and maybe even learn some cool things along the way. And we encourage you to engage with us, let us know what you want to see in the shop and on this blog. We want Wild Red to be more than a store and hope that it can become a community of good energy and strong women. Wild Red is deeply rooted in feminism, gender equality and the rights of women. Share your stories and thoughts with us. We’re all ears.

Wendy & Julia

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