One Hamptons resident is sharing a bit of home with the rest of the world. Brittany Torres, who grew up in Southampton but now lives in East Quogue, started selling her own vintage items on Etsy about a year ago, using the name Hamptons Vintage, reports Southampton Patch.
Though she first started selling the items as a way to make extra money, her items were selling quickly and she began asking friends and family if they had items she could sell. Now Torres-- who also combs Hamptons thrift stores and flea markets to find pieces--keeps her online store stocked with about 120 items at a time, and she does careful research to find the right price to sell each item for.
Torres' current listings include a Brooks Brothers sweater ($220); a New York Rangers t-shirt ($18); and a vintage cream wood birdhouse ($10), and though her best-selling items are clothing, she also sells books, shoes, and housewares.
In addition to using Etsy to make money, Torres spoke to Patch about the way Etsy allows her to make connections with people around the world.
"I've sold to people in California, Australia, Japan and Denmark — there is an allure of having something from the United States and the Hamptons."
The Hamptons Vintage selection changes almost daily, so if you can't make it out East this summer, click HERE to buy yourself a piece of the Hamptons!
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We sat down with Anne Pasternak for a few questions about Creative Time's past and future, as well as the importance of having an awareness about public art in the city.