Marta Skokut is the owner of SavedByTheThread, a business that offers unique vintage clothes for men and women. This is Marta's first Flea season and we are so excited to welcome her super fresh inventory. See what she has to say on
What will you be offering at the Flea?
SavedByTheThread offers unique vintage clothes for men and women. I focus mainly on the 80s and 90s, but I'll pick up anything that catches my eye.
How did you get started in your business? How long have you been at it?
I started my business in October 2016. I have always loved clothes and fashion. Before I started my business I was a merchandiser for a trendy clothing store, I think seeing the fashion trends being repeated year after year combined with knowing the conditions "fast fashion" clothes are made in inspired me to start my own business. I like to help people find unique pieces that 100 other people aren't going to have and also recycle clothes that still have a lot of life in them at the same time.
Anything you are looking forward to this flea season?
This will be my first flea market season so I'm looking forward to learning more and getting more experience. I'm also looking forward to interacting with my customers and getting feedback so I can continue to improve and expand my inventory.
Do you have any favorite finds from your time hunting down vintage goods?
It's hard to pick a favorite find! It's always tempting to keep things I find for myself. I think my favorite find was a 90s Surf Style windbreaker, it was iridescent, neon, and really unique.
Thanks, Marta! We love what our vendors have to say about the positive impact of buying vintage. It's easy being green when there are 60+ local vendors to buy from! We'll see you on June 11th at the Neighborhood Flea to shop from Marta and more. Join our Facebook event for more information.
..."knowing the conditions 'fast fashion' clothes are made in inspired me to start my own business."