Hi there! I’m Bethany Nixon. I’m a wife, mother to Della and Roy, and a proud member of Handmade Detroit, the organizers of the Detroit Urban Craft Fair! I am a collector of vintage T shirts and Dr. Martens, a thrift store explorer, and a bit fanatic about Depeche Mode. I also organize the Baar Bazaar in Detroit, and love crafting, sewing, running and a cold glass of Strongbow.
When I was a teenager, I loved thrift shopping. I’d come home with all these great old concert T shirts and Levis from the ’70s, worn out Adidas track jackets and combat boots. I was hooked. After a couple of years hunting for myself and friends, I started thrifting as a full time job when I was 19 years old, as a buyer for a couple of vintage stores in Michigan, with the encouragement of my then-boyfriend, Dan. My cousin, who sold antiques on the side, told me about this new website called Ebay in 1999, and I started selling vintage tour T shirts and other collectibles there. I put myself through college thanks to Ebay, studying Entrepreneurship. Years later, working a job I hated, I still dreamed of owning my own brick and mortar vintage shop. My amazing now-husband, Dan, began working as a web designer and programmer and one day said “Why open a store? Why don’t we sell online again on our own site?”. RewareVintage.com was launched on June 24th, 2005. Besides selling vintage, we decided to include my other passions – crafting, sewing and music in our Reware section of the site – It’s part vintage, part crafty, and lets me show you my creativity.
I am just as inspired by beautiful, unique design as I am by popular labels and vintage trends. I feel that great design should be available to everyone – every size, shape and budget. I want to sell you vintage that you will still love years from now, and will last just as long. I am always happy to hunt for whatever you might be looking for, and I do have wholesale pricing on all of my upcycled vintage crafts. Have a question about the blog, an item, a search or anything else? Contact me!