Trish Hunter, creator of The Vintage Post, is an experienced second hand dealer, twice vintage shop owner, long time blogger, passionate collector and vintage enthusiast.
Hunter has grown up around vintage her whole life. Being dragged to markets and opshops as a child paved her way to her vintage filled career.
In 2008, Hunter’s love of yesteryear turned into a blog – Trish Hunter Finds – where she shared her vintage finds. As her hunger for knowledge grew, so did she, and an online store was created in 2009. While working sometimes three jobs at a time including in various vintage stores, auction houses and even a costume shop, Hunter absorbed every detail she could about not only vintage and antique items, but business management.
With intentions to own her own store, Hunter found backdoors to make her ambitions a reality, and in 2011 completely transformed a vintage caravan into a travelling vintage shop.
Hunter is known for never doing anything by halves and this was no exception. Walking into her shop was like a time warp. Classic hits of the 1960’s played through the built in audio system, custom shelving bared the perfectly curated wares with led lighting showcasing them in all their glory.
After two years of caravan success, Hunter was ready to open up the bricks and mortar store she’d always dreamed of. In the heart of Preston, Hunter & Co. Vintage was built.
A two-story warehouse filled to the brim with vintage furniture and curious collectables of the past.
After a year of living her dream, Hunter found herself being pulled elsewhere. Her online vintage presence and passion for writing was building, which meant new ideas were forming, but couldn’t ever follow these dreams as the shop was very much so a full time job.
So after much thought, she made the huge decision to sell her successful shop to her then business partner in order to follow the new and even bigger dream.
That dream was The Vintage Post.
The Vintage Post is a website that is dedicated to everything in the vintage world. It’s a place to learn, to discover, but mostly to enjoy. Regular articles and interviews with people in the vintage world are posted here to inspire you.
It’s the one place that you can find everything you need to know about vintage. And if you can’t, you can ask someone on the forum called ‘talk’.