Located in the historical backstreets in the centre of Valencia you can find ‘Needles & Pins Vintage’, an enchanting independent store, which sells stylish goods. The store is filled with colourful vintage materials and accessories from the 60s to the 90s. From delicate floral patterns to funky polka dots, this store is great for building on your personal style. Say goodbye to unethical, fast-fashion and find your stylish outfits at Needles and Pins Vintage! Their commitment to ethical and responsible consumption leads them to sell vintage items as well has their own handmade clothing line. With this vintage and hand-sewn collection, you’ll have an endless choice of unique and responsible products to browse through. Best believe that every piece of clothing is unique; you can find only one of each item. Their affordable and classy collection will surely spice up your wardrobe in an ethical manner. After visiting the shop, I had the chance to speak with Yolanda, the owner of Needles and Pins Vintage. Read on to find out more about the store…
24/7 VALENCIA: What is the history of the shop, when was it set up?
Yolanda of Needles and Pins: I started buying clothes in markets and warehouses whilst travelling, taking pictures of them, and putting them up on eBay. I would put up prices for different items and people started bidding for them. So, eBay was the beginning of my career in selling clothes. I went to a school to learn textiles. Then I went to Facebook to sells the clothes. In June, it will be 8 years since the store opened. I made a website with my boyfriend where we could sell things through the website. Then, we thought we could open a little shop to sell the clothes that are found on the website.
What is the philosophy of your store?
Yolanda: It is all about memories. The memories of people, all the clothes have their own story.
Tell us something about your background and experiences in making clothes.
Yolanda: I went to a school, but I didn’t like the general fashion there. So, I went to an old woman to learn. It’s very simple because I spoke with her and told her I wanted to make dresses or blouses, so she helped me with making the clothes. And I started to make things with the fabrics I like. I use vintage materials as fabric for the clothes I make.
Tell as more about how you source a vintage collection.
Yolanda: I find most of my collection in large warehouses… where you choose the selection you want. There are different prices, and they can make big batches. I also find accessories on Etsy. And we love to go to markets too.
What is a typical day in the shop?
Yolanda: When it is quiet, I make clothes and sew up new pieces.
What type of customers are your target audience?
Yolanda: I find mostly 70s and 80s fashion, also some 90s but not as much.
Is there anything else you’d like us to know about your shop?
Yolanda: Mainly, that it is a little space of memories where the clothes have meaning.
Report by Sabina Redfern
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NEEDLES AND PINS VINTAGE
Address: C/ d’En Bou, 3, 46001 València, Valencia
Phone: 670 30 30 82
|Tuesday||11:30 AM–2 PM, 5–8 PM|
|Wednesday||11:30 AM–2 PM, 5–8 PM|
|Thursday||11:30 AM–2 PM, 5–8 PM|
|Friday||11:30 AM–2 PM, 5–8 PM|
|Saturday||11:30 AM–2:30 PM|
|Monday||11:30 AM–2 PM|
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