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Pre-Loved Podcast with Emily Stochl

Aug 21, 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 Maura Hampton, the owner and curator of Ethical Bodies, which specializes in vintage and pre-loved clothing for sizes XL-4XL+. 

I met Maura at the May’s Night Market in St. Louis, and was so drawn to her booths bold patterns, bright colors, and statement pieces, but she also carries plenty of quality classics, and just pieces that will forever be in style. 

On this week’s episode, we chat about Maura's love of thrifting and her mission to bring sustainable clothing options to everyone – and make them feel fabulous while she’s doing it!

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

*This episode is sponsored by Dirty Labs

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  • [3:54] Maura started thrifting at Avalon Exchange in St. Louis as a high school student.
  • [8:30] Her first steps to begin selling secondhand clothing.
  • [9:26] Filling a void for people who struggle with feeling discouraged going to the thrift store, and finding pieces in their size.
  • [15:34] The best brands for vintage plus-sized clothing are Lane Bryant and Ashley Stewart 
  • [17:34] Advice for understanding your measurements and how it can make you a more savvy secondhand shopper.
  • [27:34] How to make sure everyone has a positive shopping experience at your booth.
  • [34:16] The pieces that become vintage in your closet because you’ve owned them so long.
  • [39:25] The hunt to find the perfect secondhand trench coat, and other favorite finds.




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