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Defining Decades

When is something an antique and when is it a collectible? What about vintage and retro?

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Livin' La Vintage La Crosse

two California women set up shop and laid down roots for a cool traveling vintage clothes business

On August 12 and 13, the Eau Claire cultural buzz will be amplified by the second Eaux Claires Music & Arts Festival. During the fest, local shop Red’s Mercantile will host a backyard, flea-market style gathering ...

Go Back in Time at the Foundry Sale

Eau Claire warehouse opens its doors and fills up with vintage and antique treasures

Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz, hosts of the popular reality television show “American Pickers ” and owners of Antique Archeology and Frank Fritz Finds respectively, would have a field day looking ...

Defining Decades

When is something an antique and when is it a collectible? The difference between vintage and retro.

The Merriam-Webster dictionary define antique as “being in the style or fashion of former times” – and that’s something the Webster folks should know about, considered their dictionary traces its origin to 1828. The general consensus is that something has to be at least 100 ...

9 Great Reasons to Go Vintage

don’t be afraid to dive into the vibrant world of vintage

The world of vintage goods is colorful, quirky, cool and maybe right around the corner. If you haven’t ventured into that world yet, there are at least nine good reasons to give it a go ...

New Home for Old Stuff

Eau Claire’s Good and Sturdy Vintage relocates to North Barstow Street

It may seem as though the announcement of Good and Sturdy Vintage’s move to a new downtown location dates further back than the merchandise the store sells. But, just like those ugly

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