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Pre-Loved Podcast is a weekly interview show about rad vintage style with guests you’ll want to go thrifting with! Emily Stochl - @emilymstochl - is the show's creator and host.

Each episode is about second-hand fashion. We come at the subject from all sides. We discuss style, running a fashion business, the global second-hand industry, sustainability, and -- of course! -- the incredible stories behind our best vintage pieces, and why we choose second-hand first.

Pre-Loved Podcast with Emily Stochl Emily Stochl

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    • 4.8 • 136 Ratings

Pre-Loved Podcast is a weekly interview show about rad vintage style with guests you’ll want to go thrifting with! Emily Stochl - @emilymstochl - is the show's creator and host.

Each episode is about second-hand fashion. We come at the subject from all sides. We discuss style, running a fashion business, the global second-hand industry, sustainability, and -- of course! -- the incredible stories behind our best vintage pieces, and why we choose second-hand first.

    SEVEN WONDERS COLLECTIVE: founder, Melissa Blumberg - on opening her first vintage store in 2011, and how it evolved into a vintage community collective with 30 dealers.

    SEVEN WONDERS COLLECTIVE: founder, Melissa Blumberg - on opening her first vintage store in 2011, and how it evolved into a vintage community collective with 30 dealers.

    Pre-Loved Podcast is a weekly vintage fashion interview show, with guests you’ll want to go thrifting with! For more Pre-Loved Podcast, subscribe to our Patreon!
    On today’s show, we’re chatting with Melissa Blumberg, the founder of Seven Wonders Collective. Melissa opened her first vintage store in 2011, and since then her business has evolved into a collective housing many different vintage dealers and multiple different stores in New York City under the Seven Wonders Collective name – and she shares the full story on today’s show.  .
    Melissa says her dream day is looking at every single piece of clothing in a massive thrift store (because you never know where treasure is hiding.) It’s that love of treasure that left her with a massive vintage collection to begin with. And you bet she shares about some of those best treasure finds on today’s show – let’s dive right in! 
    DISCUSSED IN THE EPISODE:
    [3:50] Melissa’s style growing up was informed by the dELiA*s catalog and the Betsey Johnson store in the mall. [5:19] Melissa has been working in New York vintage stores since she moved to the city at twenty-one-years-old. [7:53] How the vintage scene in New York has changed since then. [11:14] The moment Melissa opened her first vintage store. [17:05] The evolution from owning her store to the Seven Wonders Collective. [28:08] The importance of community and the power of a collective. [36:01] Some of Melissa’s favorite vintage pieces and personal finds. EPISODE MENTIONS: 
    @sevenwonders_collective Seven Wonders Collective The Vendors Horizons Vintage Real Life as Liv LET’S CONNECT: 
    📸Instagram: @emilymstochl 🐦Twitter: @emilymstochl 🎥TikTok: @emilymstochl 📧 Substack: https://prelovedpod.substack.com/  🎧Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/prelovedpod  SPECIAL THANKS: 
    A special thanks goes out to my Patron Insiders – your support makes Pre-Loved Podcast possible!
    Patty Weber Beverley Docherty of Wolfe Pack Vintage Danny of Galaxy Live Kathy Brand Lucero Buendia Tricia Zelazny Leslie V. Lisa of Queenie & Pearl Lucille of Galipette Vintage KT  Lydia Welp Anastacia Banicke of Goods & Provisions Michael A. Megan Morris Jennifer  

    • 46 min
    STEPH ERMER: a vintage Betsey Johnson collector - on nostalgia for the late 90s and early 2000s and her collection of iconic Y2K era vintage Betsey Johson dresses, 1999-2003.

    STEPH ERMER: a vintage Betsey Johnson collector - on nostalgia for the late 90s and early 2000s and her collection of iconic Y2K era vintage Betsey Johson dresses, 1999-2003.

    Pre-Loved Podcast is a weekly vintage fashion interview show, with guests you’ll want to go thrifting with! For more Pre-Loved Podcast, subscribe to our Patreon!
    On today’s show, we’re chatting with Steph Ermer, a South Florida girl obsessed with the aesthetics of the late 90s and early 2000s – the era she grew up in. About five years ago, Steph started recapturing that nostalgia by collecting Y2K era vintage Betsey Johson dresses, and she’s amassed a really fun collection of them today. 
    On today’s show, we’re chatting all things vintage Betsey Johnson, how this beloved brand has once again blown up on the vintage market, and the special stories behind Steph’s favorite Betsey pieces – this is a super fun one, so let’s dive right into it! 
    DISCUSSED IN THE EPISODE:
    [2:21] Nostalgia for 90s and Y2K shopping mall memories. [5:13] How Steph’s love of Betsey Johnson started as a teenager. [11:29] Betsey Johnson’s design history going back to the 1960s. [19:39] The magic of the Betsey Johnson stores. [23:50] The struggle to document and catalog Betsey Johnson’s design history.  [26:27] The most coveted vintage Betsey Johnson dresses, and the impact of the brand’s vintage resurgence. [34:25] Steph’s favorite pieces in her collection EPISODE MENTIONS: 
    @stephermer Steph’s TikTok NYTimes Betsey Johnson history piece Spring 2000 runway show Fall 2000 runway show Spring 2001 runway show with the Playboy bunnies @betseyjohnsonpinklady Betsey: A Memoir The Betsey Johnson fruit dress Olivia wearing vintage Betsey Johnson Kirsten Dunst piece on Betsey Johnson Search and Destroy @tootsvintage Toots Vintage on Pre-Loved Podcast Macy Eleni @cierraoday Carlos Alonso-Parada LET’S CONNECT: 
    📸Instagram: @emilymstochl 🐦Twitter: @emilymstochl 🎥TikTok: @emilymstochl 📧 Substack: https://prelovedpod.substack.com/  🎧Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/prelovedpod  SPECIAL THANKS: 
    A special thanks goes out to my Patron Insiders – your support makes Pre-Loved Podcast possible!
    Patty Weber Beverley Docherty of Wolfe Pack Vintage Danny of Galaxy Live Kathy Brand Lucero Buendia Tricia Zelazny Leslie V. Lisa of Queenie & Pearl Lucille of Galipette Vintage KT  Lydia Welp Anastacia Banicke of Goods & Provisions Michael A. Megan Morris Jennifer  

    • 51 min
    SALASSAN: owner, Michelle Blary Konate - on growing up in the suburbs of Paris, studying pattern cutting and fashion design, and her specialities in vintage leathers.

    SALASSAN: owner, Michelle Blary Konate - on growing up in the suburbs of Paris, studying pattern cutting and fashion design, and her specialities in vintage leathers.

    Pre-Loved Podcast is a weekly vintage fashion interview show, with guests you’ll want to go thrifting with! For more Pre-Loved Podcast, subscribe to our Patreon!
    On today’s show, we’re chatting with Michelle, the owner of Salassan, a curated vintage clothing business. Michelle was raised in the suburbs of Paris, and then studied pattern cutting and fashion design in London. We chat about her experience working in the fashion industry and all the market vintage research she did during that time. 
    In 2020, she started selling upcycled bags made from tablecloths at the Hester Street Fair, but when she found out her curated vintage was really popular and taking off, she leaned into that love that has long been with her. 
    Michelle has a couple of solid vintage specialities, but one is undoubtedly fantastic leather jackets, and she shares with us what makes a dreamy leather jacket – and so much more! – on today’s show.  I think you’re going to really enjoy it, so let’s dive right into it! 
    DISCUSSED IN THE EPISODE:
    [3:23] How her upbringing around artists in Paris inspired her fashion and design taste. [9:47] Michelle grew up thrifting and vintage has always been a part of her life.  [15:16] Michelle’s journey into the traditional fashion industry, where she learned a lot that influenced her vintage curation.  [25:17] How designers look to vintage fashion for inspiration. [35:17] How Michelle got her start selling vintage.  [38:45] How SALASSAN’s specialities developed, particularly the vintage leather. [48:05] Michelle’s personal style and favorite vintage pieces. EPISODE MENTIONS: 
    SALASSAN Emmaus - thrift store chains in France Guerrisol Paris Les Puces de Saint-Ouen Market in Paris Hester Street Fair Seven Wonders Collective Brooklyn Flea Pre-Loved Podcast on the Brooklyn Flea Manhattan Vintage Show @lulutresors LET’S CONNECT: 
    📸Instagram: @emilymstochl 🐦Twitter: @emilymstochl 🎥TikTok: @emilymstochl 📧 Substack: https://prelovedpod.substack.com/  🎧Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/prelovedpod  SPECIAL THANKS: 
    A special thanks goes out to my Patron Insiders – your support makes Pre-Loved Podcast possible!
    Patty Weber Beverley Docherty of Wolfe Pack Vintage Danny of Galaxy Live Kathy Brand Lucero Buendia Tricia Zelazny Leslie V. Lisa of Queenie & Pearl Lucille of Galipette Vintage KT  Lydia Welp Anastacia Banicke of Goods & Provisions Michael A. Megan Morris Jennifer  

    • 1 hr 5 min
    ODE VINTAGE: owner, Olivia DeIyamu - on co-owning a Cleveland based brick and mortar vintage collective, called Slow Union, curating high quality vintage, and Westernwear!

    ODE VINTAGE: owner, Olivia DeIyamu - on co-owning a Cleveland based brick and mortar vintage collective, called Slow Union, curating high quality vintage, and Westernwear!

    Pre-Loved Podcast is a weekly vintage fashion interview show, with guests you’ll want to go thrifting with! For more Pre-Loved Podcast, subscribe to our Patreon!
    On today’s show, we’re chatting with Olivia DeIyamu, the owner of the online vintage store Ode Vintage, and co-owner of a Cleveland, OH based brick and mortar vintage collective, called Slow Union. 
    Olivia has selling vintage since 2013, getting her start on Etsy and at area flea markets. On today’s show, she shares the story of how she got where she is today, and how she hand selects quality and aesthetic vintage for her shop. We even chat about our shared love for vintage Westernwear! This is a fun one, and  I think you’re going to really enjoy it, so let’s dive right into it! 
    DISCUSSED IN THE EPISODE:
    [1:50] How discovering a love for thrifting and secondhand influenced Olivia’s sense of style and self growing up. [5:42] Olivia’s background in vintage interior design and architecture. [12:57] How the creative and artistic small business side-hustle community of Cleveland inspired her to do it herself, starting in 2013. [20:31] Developing her vintage specialties, including vintage Westernwear [29:32] How Olivia and her co-owners knew it was the right time to open a vintage collective space. [33:32] The stories behind some of the special pieces in Olivia’s vintage collection. EPISODE MENTIONS: 
    Ode Vintage Slow Union Rose Parlor Gypsy Moth Able Shoppe Liv from Able Shoppe on Pre-Loved Podcast Dodgerie Barnaby Jack BLK MKT Vintage LET’S CONNECT: 
    📸Instagram: @emilymstochl 🐦Twitter: @emilymstochl 🎥TikTok: @emilymstochl 📧 Substack: https://prelovedpod.substack.com/  🎧Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/prelovedpod  SPECIAL THANKS: 
    A special thanks goes out to my Patron Insiders – your support makes Pre-Loved Podcast possible!
    Patty Weber Beverley Docherty of Wolfe Pack Vintage Danny of Galaxy Live Kathy Brand Lucero Buendia Tricia Zelazny Leslie V. Lisa of Queenie & Pearl Lucille of Galipette Vintage KT  Lydia Welp Anastacia Banicke of Goods & Provisions Michael A. Megan Morris Jennifer  

    • 52 min
    SARAH SCATURRO: fashion conservator, formerly head of the fashion conservation laboratory at the MET’s Costume Institute - on archival fashion, preservation, and the Met Gala.

    SARAH SCATURRO: fashion conservator, formerly head of the fashion conservation laboratory at the MET’s Costume Institute - on archival fashion, preservation, and the Met Gala.

    Pre-Loved Podcast is a weekly vintage fashion interview show, with guests you’ll want to go thrifting with! For more Pre-Loved Podcast, subscribe to our Patreon!On today’s show, we’re chatting with fashion conservator, Sarah Scaturro, the Chief Conservator at the Cleveland Museum of Art, and previously, the head of the fashion conservation laboratory in the Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. 
    Today is the first Monday in May, which means – if you’re listening to this live – tonight is the Met Gala, and we’re talking all things archival fashion at the Met Gala with Sarah. 
    We discuss the famous Kim Kardashian incident – wearing Marilyn Monroe’s dress to the Met Gala – what to make of the Sleeping Beauties exhibition theme this year, and fashion preservation. This is such a fascinating episode with a real subject matter expert, and I think you’re going to really enjoy it, so let’s dive right into it! 
    DISCUSSED IN THE EPISODE:
    [2:29] Sarah grew up with a love of clothes, costumes, and playing dress-up. [7:47] Sarah’s career path into textile preservation. [12:10] How fashion items are acquired by museums, and what makes an archive collection unique. [17:27] What it means when an object becomes “singularized.” [24:15] On Kim Kardashian wearing Marilyn Monroe’s ‘Happy Birthday, Mr. President’ dress to the 2022 Met Gala. [32:49] Why “absolute prohibitions” around interacting without artifacts is not the answer, either. [37:36] The Met Gala’s exhibition “Sleeping Beauties: Reawakening Fashion,” and dress code theme “The Garden of Time," and what to expect to see this year. EPISODE MENTIONS: 
    Sarah Sc:aturro Sarah’s research  Cleveland Museum of Art FIT Studies: History, Theory & Museums Renée Zellweger wears a vintage yellow Jean Desses dress at the 2001 Oscars. @chloesevigny Rihanna’s Met Gala Guo Pei gown LET’S CONNECT: 
    📸Instagram: @emilymstochl 🐦Twitter: @emilymstochl 🎥TikTok: @emilymstochl 📧 Substack: https://prelovedpod.substack.com/  🎧Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/prelovedpod  SPECIAL THANKS: 
    A special thanks goes out to my Patron Insiders – your support makes Pre-Loved Podcast possible!
    Patty Weber Beverley Docherty of Wolfe Pack Vintage Danny of Galaxy Live Kathy Brand Lucero Buendia Tricia Zelazny Leslie V. Lisa of Queenie & Pearl Lucille of Galipette Vintage KT  Lydia Welp Anastacia Banicke of Goods & Provisions Michael A. Megan Morris  

    • 54 min
    CHEMITEI JANET: Kenya-based slow fashion educator - on sustainable waste management around Gikomba market in Nairobi, and the reality of overproduction in the fashion industry.

    CHEMITEI JANET: Kenya-based slow fashion educator - on sustainable waste management around Gikomba market in Nairobi, and the reality of overproduction in the fashion industry.

    Pre-Loved Podcast is a weekly vintage fashion interview show, with guests you’ll want to go thrifting with! For more Pre-Loved Podcast, subscribe to our Patreon!
    On today’s show, we’re chatting with Chemitei Janet. Chemitei Is an environmentalist and slow fashion educator based in Kenya. She does storytelling and educational work in sustainable waste management for organizations like Greenpeace Africa, Clean Up Kenya, and Threading Change, and her mission is to highlight the reality of waste and the fashion industry in Kenya. 
    On today’s show, we talk about how Chemitei got into secondhand clothing, her love of crochet, and the incredible local upcycling community in her area. Plus, we unpack the challenges of sustainable waste management in and around Gikomba market in Nairobi – Chemitei believes the market brings into perspective the reality of overproduction and overconsumption in the fashion industry and it is important that everyone sees what really happens to clothes that end up in countries where they’re not necessarily needed.
    I really loved getting to speak with her and learn more about sustainability from her point of view – I think you’re going to really enjoy this episode, so let’s dive right into it! 
    DISCUSSED IN THE EPISODE:
    [4:05] Chemitei’s experiences with fashion and the secondhand market growing up. [11:58] The different kinds of secondhand markets she visited in Kenya over the years. [14:57] Whether she knew it or not, Chemitei grew up with a lot of sustainability values from her family. [30:47] Why there is so much secondhand clothing in Kenya today. [33:40] The Changing Markets Trashion Report, and how the state of the secondhand clothing in Kenya has changed. Today, 20–50% of the used-clothing in bales they buy is unsellable due to poor quality. [52:31] The upcycling community in and around Gikomba market and throughout Nairobi.  [1:05:00] The most cherished pieces in Chemitei’s closet.  EPISODE MENTIONS: 
    Chemitei Janet Gikomba Market in Nairobi Trashion Report by Clean Up Kenya and Changing Markets Foundation Rummage Studio Africa Collect Textiles Mabatini Studio 25SW4P LET’S CONNECT: 
    📸Instagram: @emilymstochl 🐦Twitter: @emilymstochl 🎥TikTok: @emilymstochl 📧 Substack: https://prelovedpod.substack.com/  🎧Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/prelovedpod  SPECIAL THANKS: 
    A special thanks goes out to my Patron Insiders – your support makes Pre-Loved Podcast possible!
    Patty Weber Beverley Docherty of Wolfe Pack Vintage Danny of Galaxy Live Kathy Brand Lucero Buendia Tricia Zelazny Leslie V. Lisa of Queenie & Pearl Lucille of Galipette Vintage KT  Lydia Welp Anastacia Banicke of Goods & Provisions Michael A. Megan Morris  

    • 1 hr 11 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
136 Ratings

136 Ratings

KT Friend ,

Every episode a winner!

I’m working my way through ALL the back episodes- so so good!! I feel like I’ve found my squad 🥰 You bring so much knowledge and value in this space. Thanks for all you do!

Jac’s Gold ,

Best Vintage Podcast

I love Emily’s Pre-Loved podcast. I listen to it while I am prepping my vintage clothes for the flea market. I have learned so much and discovered so many new vintage vendors. I love how speakers feel very comfortable talking with Emily as if she is an old friend. Emily walks us through the speakers start, to how they made it happen, things learned along the way, their favorite garment, favorite vendors and what they are working now. Look forward to new episodes every Monday! Highly recommend this podcast if you love all things vintage, preloved, and second hand!

NYC Boss Lady Person ,

Great insights into the vintage world!

Love listening to this every Monday morning when it comes out! Emily has such an amazing talent for asking the right questions. I’ve learnt so much about the vintage community from this amazing podcast :)

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