After being open for 2 months (!!) we've heard your questions and wanted to get pen to paper to answer them for reference for you.
#1 question: Is this a consignment shop?
Answer: No. Here's some different words to describe different store and what they mean:
Thrift: donated clothes being resold
Consignment: Clothes being sold belong to individuals that bring them in and split the profit with the store. Synonymous with resale shop.
Vintage: Clothing sold is minimum 20 years old, most likely used/worn previously but sometimes "deadstock" meaning they were made 20+ years ago but never worn and sometimes still have the original tags attached!
We are a vintage store. All our inventory is sourced piece by piece by myself and 4 other vendors.
#2: Do you carry men's clothing?
Answer: Clothes don't have a gender! What makes a shirt a men's shirt or a woman's shirt? We believe all clothes belong on all bodies. Our store is organized by style first and then color. Try it on and see how it feels! TLDR: yes, we buy and stock clothing that was intended/designed to fit a male body.
#3: Do you buy clothing?
Answer: No..? Sometimes sourcing vintage means buying from an individual (estate sales etc) So if you think you have something vintage that would work in the store, feel free to shoot me an email with a picture or bring it by, I won't say never but most likely we won't be buying from people. Why? When a person is selling you something, they want their price for it, and we have to be able to mark it up enough to make the sale worth it for us, but we like keeping our vintage accessible so there isn't always room to do that with private sales like this.
#4: What sizes do you carry?
Answer: Size inclusivity is so very important to me. With that, we source vintage in all sizes! We have items that go up to 5X. This is truly a vintage shop for all bodies.
#5: How do you say "Hoste", and what does it mean?
Answer: Hoste is pronounced just like "Host" and largely was meant to mean the same thing. The word Høste in Danish means to "reap or gather" which also felt affirming.