10/1/2023 0 Comments
By Lajeune Hollis
In the vibrant world of fashion, one name is rewriting the rules and bringing accessibility to the forefront: Clancee Victor, affectionately known as 'Fancee Clancee.' By day, she's a dedicated social worker, but when the sun sets, she's the driving force behind 10Thirteen Vintage, an innovative business that's all about making fashion accessible without compromising on style.
It all started with Clancee Victor's uncanny knack for spotting hidden treasures in thrift stores, estate sales, and tag sales. These pre-loved garments had stories to tell, and Clancee was ready to give them a new chapter. With this realization, the seeds of 10Thirteen Vintage were sown.
Nestled in the heart of Victor’s home-based business in Bloomfield, CT, 10Thirteen Vintage is more than just a store; it's a movement that believes fashion should be attainable for everyone. The heart of her operation resides online, at 10ThirteenVintage.com, where she carries “affordable, high-end pre-loved designer gear from Louis Vuitton, Gucci, and Small Leather Goods” just to name a few.
Here, you'll discover carefully selected pieces that seamlessly blend vintage luxury with contemporary flair. This digital boutique caters to the fashion-forward woman who craves a distinctive style and the thrill of sporting high-end designer clothing and accessories without the hefty price tags. Each pre-loved garment gracing her collection undergoes meticulous dry cleaning and steaming before being presented to you. And with fresh additions every week, there's always something new to explore, catering to women of sizes ranging from 0 to 20.
Beyond garments, 10Thirteen Vintage boasts a treasure trove of accessories. Designer scarves, vintage earrings, and designer sunglasses are all part of the experience. Victor's motto, "We look back to create what's forward," encapsulates her talent for seamlessly blending vintage elegance with a modern edge.
10ThirteenVintage carries affordable, high-end pre-loved designer gear from Louis Vuitton, Gucci, and Small Leather Goods just to name a few.
Expanding her reach beyond the digital realm, Victor organizes Pop-up Shops across Connecticut. A highlight is her eagerly anticipated F.A.B. (Fill A Bag) event, where attendees can shop ‘till they drop’, quite literally. To exit, you must leave holding the bag Victor provides, grasping it "by both handles" – an experience that underscores her unique approach to pre-loved shopping. With items priced at an affordable $20 and up, these Pop-up Shops create an accessible haven for fashion enthusiasts.
Venturing beyond state borders, Clancee Victor takes 10Thirteen Vintage to places like Brimfield, MA, Washington D.C., and Houston, TX during the summer months. Twice a year, she elevates shopping to a thrilling adventure with her Dollar events, where everything is truly priced at just one dollar. Such events exemplify her commitment to making luxury fashion available to all.
The name "10Thirteen Vintage" is a personal homage to Victor's birth month (October) and her birthday (Thirteen), encapsulating her deep connection to her brand. Clancee is also honoring her late grandmother's legacy, who dreamt of her having a brick-and-mortar store. It's a tribute that perfectly balances tradition and the modern world. At the core of 10Thirteen Vintage lies a mission – to "re-work and re-create pieces that sustain over time." Through her journey, Clancee aims to show people of all ages that sustainable clothing is a fashionable and responsible option.
Her dedication is evident not only in her online presence but also in her personal interactions. With mobile shopping as yet another unique offering, Victor goes the extra mile to bring the 10Thirteen Vintage experience to you.
Clancee isn't just offering fashion; she's sharing knowledge and empowerment. Her YouTube channel, aptly named "10Thirteen Vintage," is a hub of discussions on "Quality Thrifting and Everything Fancee." With meticulous care, she unveils her thrift store finds, shares their stories, and offers style advice. Her vibrant community extends to social media platforms like Facebook and Instagram, creating a space where fashion enthusiasts connect.
For aspiring entrepreneurs, Clancee Victor imparts invaluable wisdom: "Focus, stay connected, do not give up, do not hesitate to ask for help. And most of all, do not be driven by fear." These words resonate, encapsulating her recipe for success and offering a guiding light to those ready to take their own leap.
Wise words for sure.
You can find 10Thirteen Vintage online at 10thirteenVintage.com
YouTube: 10Thirteen Vintage
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This article was edited by Sharon Taylor.