Owner of Wicked Thrift & PopRock Vintage
Wicked Thrift is a direct reflection of all that I am from my blue-collar upbringing in Greenwich, CT, to a young music career in Nashville, TN... and then to a professional music industry career in New York City, I have learned that successful business is derived from a collective of life experience, professionalism, ethical conduct, humility and hard work.
Where did Wicked Thrift come from?
My extreme teenage phases had titles, such as "my Boy George phase", "my Rambo phase", "my Robin Hood phase" and "my Dokken phase". The conclusion was that all perfect things in this world included wardrobe changes and a lengthy guitar solo.
The great thrift shops of Fairfield County and NYC helped me with costuming for each act (thanks, Mom!), where old men's overcoats, army field jackets, purple petticoats, rhinestone baubles and black bowler hats were added to my closet as treasures. My first "big" vintage purchase when I was in 7th grade, a turn-of-the-last-century leather top hat, remains in my collection and has a place of honor in my vintage shop.
My professional career includes nearly 15yrs in the music industry in Nashville and New York City, where I worked for two of our country's top music companies. As a member of their operations and management team, I worked at the senior level of concert tours and personal appearances for some of the world's mot famous names in rock, country and classical music.
I am so grateful for my days in the music industry and learned from the savviest C-level professionals. I took many notes, acquired a knack for calculated risk-taking, learned to negotiate and never forgot the meaning of entertainment value and a simplified "do unto others" approach.
Cape Cod's first clothing exchange!! Wicked Thrift is not a donation thrift or traditional consignment shop.I do not attend estate sales, flea markets or go on buying trips to pick for the store. Instead, Wicked Thrift BUYS IT OUTRIGHT, making a cash offer for really great pre-owned fashion. The supply is endless and always surprising! We support community participation, extending the life cycle of textiles and fostering small business development on Cape Cod. Wicked Thrift and PopRock Vintage have evolved into a truly unique shopping and selling experience that continuously surprises and challenges me. I love it.