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Thrift Tips Thursday 7.23.2020 Hello Tallulah

Updated: Aug 19, 2020

1) Tell us who you are and why you started Hello Tallulah. Before opening the shop, I spent seven years in New York City, writing and working with small businesses through social media. I also have a background in retail, specializing in vintage and consignment. I am blogger turned entrepreneur, who eventually left NYC to return to my hometown. I decided to follow my ultimate dream of opening this very special boutique.

2) How do you define your style? My style is a combination of sock hop, mod, colorful kawaii and psychedelic prints. 

3) Why do you think it's important to purchase real vintage items rather than purchase current pieces that look vintage? Real vintage, if taken care of, will last forever. Clothes were meant to last back in the day. I love reproduction styles, but there’s nothing like the real thing that is not only durable, but totally one of a kind. 

4) What makes shopping at Hello Tallulah so unique? Hello Tallulah is a colorful wonderland of styles that range from 1940’s to 1970’s. You can shop on your own of course, but I also offer a personalized one-on-one experience with me as your stylist. I love to choose styles for people and they usually end up loving things they never would’ve thought to pick!

5) Now that the city of San Antonio is opening up, what can people expect when they shop with you?

Right now, I am temporarily closed as I gather supplies. We as a small business are trying to figure out the best and safest way to survive. We will open appointment only again soon with many safety protocols in place. We have hand sanitizer for the general public, plexiglass at the register and a customer limit of three. 

6) If people cannot come to your shop, how can they shop online? They can shop the styles posted on Instagram and Facebook. They just message me and I can easily send an invoice. It’s free shipping over $25.

7) What do you want people to take away from the Hello Tallulah experience? I want the store to make people happy and feel at ease at experimenting and expressing their individual personal style. 

8) Where do you see sustainable fashion heading? I see it go beyond vintage. There’s no longer a stigma of “used clothes.” From Poshmark to Etsy, consumers are embracing modern and vintage second-hand items. I only see that growing from here!

9) What piece or pieces in your store are your favorite and why?

1960's floral maxi dress: $65 with free shipping or pick-up Bust: 37in Waist: 35in Hips: 42in DM @hello_tallulah to buy, link to more details:

1970's orange floral maxi dress with bejeweled bodice: $75 with free shipping or pick-up Bust: 34in Waist: 27in DM @hello_tallulah to buy, link to more details:

1960's yellow mini dress with lace details and a matching lace coat: $55 with free shipping or pick-up Bust: 38in Waist: 33in Hips: 43in DM @hello_tallulah to buy, link to more details: 10) What social media outlets can people follow you at?

Final Thoughts From Shenel

I learned about Hello Tallulah on a Facebook networking group. I saw the 2 year anniversary event and decided to get out of my comfort zone and go to the event by myself. The store was AMAZING! I saw the pictures on Facebook but they did not do the store justice. I loved the store so much that I made a YouTube video about it that you can watch here

I went to a Valentine's Day event this year before COVID-19 changed the world. It was a great event where I wore the dress that Kristina helped me pick out the last time I shopped. I was able to get my hair and makeup done too. Kristina has a great style and really puts a lot of love into every inch of her store. I HIGHLY recommend supporting this amazing woman. She supports the sustainable fashion mission by rehoming vintage items so they can be loved by generations to come. Make sure to follow her on Facebook and Instagram. Don't forget to shop her store since she can ship within the United States.

(Note: This is not a sponsored post. All opinions are that of the owner. Any purchases made are between Hello Tallulah and the buyer. No commission is made from featuring this business on my blog).

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