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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