Vintage LLC is an upstart company with experience in the vintage clothing market. The term ‘warehouse experience’ conjures an image of clothes in stale piles that you have to sift through arduously to find something worth buying to get wholesale prices. Top Vintage seeks to give a better customer experience for wholesale retailers—and now for the general public! On the last Saturday of each month, Top Vintage doesn’t just open its doors: it has a party!
The outside is unassuming and Google Maps has a hard time finding the seemingly secret location. So, exit Holly Hall instead of Yellowstone, take a left, and then take a right into the first driveway. Walking in, you’re given a bag ( I needed a bigger bag!) and a price sheet to give you an idea what kind of damage you’re about to do. Then you enter the warehouse.
The warehouse itself is a wonderland. It smells good, the walls are white and bright, it’s air conditioned, and there are racks of ‘special picks’ everywhere and piles of premium vintage for the adventurous. Immediately upon walking in, there’s a bar to your left serving Deep Eddy Vodka drinks for free (and there’s no entrance fee… you ought to go just for that), to the right is the dressing room and a white leather sitting area. Towards the back there’s a whole DJ station, a wall of shoes, and Crack Vintage one-of-a-kind modified fashion (they debuted their fall campaign on a projector on the wall to some old school funk music). The middle has carefully separated bins of true vintage wear and they encourage gleeful, exuberant sifting.
But the most remarkable thing is, because it’s still so new, the club feels like the best kept secret in Houston. Everyone who came to visit the sale was my new best friend, they found things for me, I found things for them; I swapped this kimono for that pair of shorts, those shoes for these dresses.
If you are a vintage aficionado—or even if you’re just looking for a good time or some local art, fashion, and hand-made odds and ends: from 11 am – 7 pm on the last Saturday of each month, this is the place to take a group and go wild!