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Pre-Loved Podcast with Emily Stochl

Dec 6, 2021

S5 Ep41 CARNY COUTURE: Brooke Ahana Bailey’s curated collection of vintage and her brick-and-mortar vintage shops in southern California - on designing and merchandising stores, entrepreneurship with her partner, and vintage treasure.


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Pre-Loved Podcast: CARNY COUTURE

Alright, let’s talk about today’s show -- today’s show is with Brooke, of Carny Couture. Brooke’s objective with Carny Couture is to find vintage clothing and home goods their perfect new owners. She shares her story selling vintage, from the first days having a booth at an antique mall, to meeting a whole host of community members and like-minded individuals. 

The line between business and lifestyle simply don’t exist in Brooke’s world. Carny Couture has evolved a great deal since it first began, and now Brooke’s husband, Johnny is even a part of the business full-time. Step into the shops they own together, and it is evident that these spaces are an extension of them. 

On this episode we hear about Brooke’s journey from garage sales to antique markets to selling vintage at pop-ups. We hear about how the business evolved as her husband joined on full-time, and some tips for working with your partner. And, of course, we talk styling! 

Let’s dive right into the show! 


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