Opening a vintage clothing store in downtown Brookings

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BROOKINGS, SD (KELO) – 605 Vintage opened its storefront just a few weeks ago, offering unique, local vintage clothing in downtown Brookings. There are wearables dating back to the 1950s. This shop offers a sustainable way to wear the latest trends.

If you’ve ever wondered where you could get your hands on a 1990s Friends t-shirt or a vintage SDSU sweatshirt, look no further than 605 Vintage. The new boutique offers a unique way to find fashionable clothes and breathe new life into pieces.

“Just because they can be sitting dormant in someone’s attic or basement for years or let’s say it was sitting in a thrift store and someone passed it on, c It’s just saving another t-shirt from the landfill and giving it new life,” said store owner Trevor Swift Hawk.

This is not your traditional clothing store. Swift Hawk also allows customers to trade in their own vintage pieces for cash or store credit.

“The buy-and-sell business model isn’t new, but it’s kind of new for apparel,” Swift Hawk said.

New shopping experiences like this help make downtown Brookings better.

“I think the more businesses we can have downtown that offer a variety of different items, like 605 Vintage does – that gets more people off the street, more people come downtown to our community. and shop downtown,” said Laci Thompson, vice president. of Downtown Brookings for the Chamber of Commerce.

One of Swift Hawk’s favorite and oldest finds is this 1950s South Dakota Champion Sweatshirt.

“Every t-shirt I have here is basically one of one. I don’t have multiple sizes of each t-shirt and I think it’s becoming more and more popular because the younger generation is more more aware of where she shops,” Swift Hawk said.

Swift Hawk says he loves vintage Champion brand sweatshirts and has around 70 in his collection.

The shop is open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Thursday and Friday and from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday. More information about 605 Vintage can be found on Instagram under the “605_vintage” handle.

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