Store owners say Kansas City’s vintage clothing scene is ‘definitely hot’ | KCUR 89.3

Younger generations are bringing back the fashion of past decades. Whether people are looking for one-of-a-kind pieces or long-lasting purchases, the vintage clothing scene is booming and Kansas City is one of them.

Kansas Citians enjoy a wide selection of vintage clothing options. Steve Kraske spoke with the owners of two local vintage stores: WyCo Vintage and Daisy Lee Vintage.

Patrick Klima, co-owner of WyCo Vintage in Kansas City, said his store specializes in band t-shirts from the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s. He focuses on finding the perfect fit for consumers because the size from previous decades often differs from modern clothing. Shoppers can choose from affordable options or rare finds, often costing thousands of dollars.

Daisy Lee Vintage largely sells fashion from the 1990s and 2000s, commonly known as Y2K fashion. Co-owner Caleb Fangman, who launched the store with his wife Cortney Fangman, said the store focuses on sustainability and recycling, such as cropping and re-sewing clothes. They select items from thrift stores for direct sale or recycling, but also offer items from smaller, up-and-coming vintage sellers.

  • Patrick Climaco-owner, WyCo Vintage
  • Caleb Fangmanco-owner, Daisy Lee Vintage

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