Replay@1026 brings vintage thrift store to South Fulton Street
By Amanda Raymond
SALISBURY — With designer clothing at thrift store prices, the South Fulton Street community is welcoming a new shop to the neighborhood.
Louis Colon Garcia and Justin Deal have opened Replay@1026, a vintage and thrift store in their home at 1026 S. Fulton St.
The shop has a mixture of current trends and vintage styles. From room to room there is a variety of clothing, hats, purses and shoes. The shop also carries perfumes, sunglasses, a makeup line from JAFRA and premier jewelry from Terry Taylor.
Some of the items are gently used, others are new. Customers will be able to find items that have come from clothing companies such as Brooks Brothers, Banana Republic, Marc Jacobs and the Kardashian Kollection.
Garcia said he only accepts the best of the best for his shop. There will be different items featured as other items are sold, so customers can find something new every week.
“We really wanted to do something different,” he said.
Garcia has been a merchandiser for the clothing companies Eddie Bauer and Gap. He also used to own the shop Hot Junk in downtown Salisbury.
Deal is currently a manager at Old Navy. He said he was skeptical when Garcia came to him with the idea of turning their house into a shop, but he was pleasantly surprised when it all finally came together.
“This was a house and now it’s a shop,” he said.
Garcia said they don’t use all of the house, so the space gave them an opportunity to open a business they both enjoy.
“I’m really passionate about fashion,” he said. Garcia’s parents and other family members have also been involved in the fashion world, including an uncle who worked for Ralph Lauren.
Garcia and Deal hope to offer the community unique items not found anywhere else in town.
“Hopefully we’ll draw a more eclectic community around here,” Deal said.
Since both Garcia and Deal are photographers and artists, the kitchen doubles as an art gallery that features their work.
Garcia and Deal are all about helping customers find the outfits that fit their style or occasion. They’ll feature a special service for VIP customers, where customers can fill out information about their style of dressing and Garcia and Deal will set aside items that they think match that style for them. Then about once a month, there will be a special event for VIPs to come in see what Garcia and Deal have picked out and try them on.
“We become your personal shopper,” Garcia said.
Even if customers are not looking for clothing, there are also lamps, tables, suitcases, hat boxes and other furniture items and knick knacks around the shop that are all for sale.
They hope the shop can become a place where the community gathers to do some shopping and have fun while doing it.
“There’s something here for everyone,” Garcia said.
The shop will have late night hours. For more information, visit the shop’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/replay1026 or call 954-696-3226.
Contact reporter Amanda Raymond at 704-797-4222.
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