When the Vintage on Fourth store moved to Fifth Street, it had to get a new name. But there’s a lot more to talk about than just a name change at this Old Town Clovis store.
The new space is more than double the size of the cramped old spot, which has allowed owner Karen Chisum to bring in more new and vintage items, jewelry, clothing and antique quilts.
“We knew we wanted to grow (in) size,” Chisum says. “We loved the idea that it’s a busier street for visibility and the fact that it has a parking lot.”
The store has a front entrance and a back one facing the parking lot.
The almost 3-year-old business now has five women contributing different types of merchandise to the store, hence “collective” in the name.
The result is something that looks like it’s ripped from the pages of Country Living magazine. You’ll find colorful plaid button-down shirts, lot of chunky necklaces, and all kinds of gifts, home decor and furniture.
Much of it is handmade, such as the cloth bags with “cheers” printed on them designed to hold the gift of a bottle of wine. One supplier makes shelves from old industrial pipes.
And the store does custom work for customers, too, including metal letters mounted in picture frames with fabric backgrounds.
The Foundry Collective has also custom built tables and painted furniture for customers.
It’s not uncommon for customers to come in looking for items to make their own upcycled projects, such as the woman who bought old silverware at a $1 piece to make wind chimes.
You can see more of what the shop carries on its Facebook page and on Instagram under the user name The Foundry Collective.