hey all! there’s a handful of new goodies in my etsy shop, ollie’s vintage. pop on over and take a peek. as always, A Denver Home Companion reader’s get 10% off their purchase. just enter ADHC10 at check-out! spread the word…
please welcome a new sponsor of A Denver Home Companion, SecondLove, a thriftique in the highland square neighborhood of denver! the shop, run by two sisters, angie & katie, is a boutique selling gently-used, well-curated womens, baby, and mens clothes, as well as home goods. it’s definitely my new favorite store and i essentially got my entire winter wardrobe there in one visit.
SecondLove buys clothes on the first sunday of every month. the next one is coming up soon, this sunday, january 6. bring your clothes (in washed and good condition) to the back of the store where katie and/or angie will sort through them and take what is a good fit for the store. based on the prices they set to resell your goods, they offer 30% cash or 50% trade of total value (i usually take the trade bc i really think the best things in life are “free” or at least swapped).
i know it can be a little weird at first to have someone sift through your clothes and saying “yay” or “nay” — it definitely took a couple of trips to various resale shops for me to let go and not take anything personally. but either way, the sisters are SO gracious and will gladly and kindly explain why or why not they have chosen an item. the prices they offer are incredibly fair.
and even if you don’t have clothes to sell (you clotheshorse, you) stop in and take a look at their racks as well as their baby, maternity, and new mens section. there’s also a table of gorgeous jewelry handmade by local artists.
SecondLove is located at 3440 w 32nd ave in the highland square neighborhood of denver. you can also follow them on facebook for updates about trunk shows and buying dates or on pinterest for insights into where they get their fashion inspiration. they are open sunday and monday, 11:00 until 5:00 and on tuesday through saturday, 10:30 until 6:30.
we’re headed to minnesota for christmas. i am a very proud minnesotan. proud to have swedish heritage. proud of the lakes. proud of the crazy winters. proud of the incredibly interesting and creative and excellent people that seem to keep coming out of there. i wanted to give a quick shout-out to some amazing companies making beautiful things in minnesota. perhaps you will find a last minute christmas gift on this list. support local. support small business. support made in minnesota. support made in america.
clockwise from top left:
*mrs p hicks mocassins *pierrepont hicks tie *duluth pack backpack *faribault mill throw blanket *red wing boots *mrs p hicks scarf *j.w. hulme fairmount satchel *mrs p hicks topo clutch (a collaboration with a colorado company!)
i rock the fairmount satchel from j.w. hulme in black leather (discontinued), and jp proudly and daily rocks the red ring iron rangers and the duluth pack scoutmaster in green. i’m coveting the other listed minnesota-made items for our home and daily lives. i have heard nothing but excellent things about them.
any minnesota companies i’m missing that should be on this list? what companies from YOUR state do you love?
dear readers, please let me introduce you to A Denver Home Companion’s new featured sponsor, eBags! my friend and neighbor, tran, works for eBags as their social media manager and she thought our two brands would be a good fit. i was not entirely familiar with the company at first but have since spent some time (way too much time!) clicking through their site (and drooling and swooning and coveting) and i’ve gotta say: they have great bags, enticing prices, and free shipping to boot! there’s really something for everyone from designer handbags to diaper bags to sunglasses to luggage.
i have some trips coming up so i made a wish list of items i’d like to have to be able to pack efficiently and travel in style, all found on eBags.
in honor of this sponsorship, eBags is offering readers of A Denver Home Companion the chance to win this beautiful piazza mercato tote in nutmeg and black from eBags’ private label, valued at $199.99. simply leave a comment below with what you would use this bag for.
i’ll announce the winner on monday, december 17th. as always, you can earn extra entries by tweeting, pinning, facebooking, or blogging this giveaway (please leave a separate comment for each instance w a link to where else you’ve shared it!). thanks tran and eBags!