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Pre-Loved Podcast with Emily Stochl

Aug 7, 2023

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!

Today’s episode is with Jaclyn, Goldberg, the founder of Jac’s Gold based in Brooklyn New York. Jaclyn was born into the fashion industry – her father owned 13 clothing stores and fashion was always a large part of her life. She’s been collecting vintage since she was a teengager, and worked in the garment industry in production for 18 years.

During the pandemic, she started classes in sustainability at FIT while she was furloughed, and also started selling tie-dyed vintage t-shirts on her Instagram. In the end, she decided not to go back to production work – turning to vintage clothing full time, which we discuss on the show. 

These days you can find her at the Brooklyn Flea every weekend, as well as shows like Manhattan Vintage. She says her favorite part of vintage is digging for the gold – sifting through so many garments to find special treasure, and the smile on a customers face when they find a special piece they love. That’s golden.

All this and more in today’s episode,  so let’s just dive right in!

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  • [2:00] Growing up in the fashion industry, where her father owned 13 clothing stores.
  • [4:58] After going to school for art, Jaclyn ended up in fashion production afterall.
  •  [7:21] Jaclyn loved vintage after her dad started carrying vintage pieces from Antique Boutique, and she got her first pair of vintage Levi’s.
  • [14:16] Jaclyn’s journey with sustainability was inspired by the people, and the garment factories, that she worked with while doing garment production. This led her to take a course on fashion sustainability at FIT.
  • [17:07] While furloughed during the pandemic, Jaclyn rediscovered her love for tie-dying.
  • [21:48] Jaclyn starts selling at the Brooklyn Flea Market.
  • [29:33] Looking for interesting washes on vintage jeans.
  • [32:35] NASCAR jackets have become a hot seller for Jac’s Gold as of late. 
  • [38:39] Picking up her sewing lessons again.
  • [46:00] Sourcing by bicycle in Brooklyn.




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