From a young age, I’ve always loved fashion and art. My mother’s passion for interior design has had a huge influence on me, but growing up, I always took extra interest in my grandmother’s unique and original style.
Some of my fondest childhood memories are cruising tag sales with my grandmother. She would fill her house with the things we would find, making something beautiful out of something ordinary.
Upon graduating college, I began to spend much of my free time in the Outer Cape - mainly in Truro and Provincetown. It was here that I began to have a deep appreciation for not only art and design, but also the most pure form of beauty - nature.
As I spent more time on Cape Cod, I began to feel a true change within myself. I grew my connection with nature, started to think more creatively and freely, and began to see the beauty in simple living - discovering what truly mattered to me.
This world - our world - is extraordinarily beautiful in every way, and it deserves better. Over-consuming is a growing problem on this planet. We always feel like we need more and we need new. We’ve trapped ourselves in an endless cycle of never being satisfied with what we have and it’s (quite quickly) destroying our home.
If we take action together, we can make a change. It’s time we finally stop looking for something new, and find the beauty in the unnew. Every piece in the shop that I’ve made is created from secondhand materials and fabric. All other items are handpicked by me with a focus on sustainability, small, and local.
When I first started continuing my gramma’s hobby of visiting antique shops, flea markets, and tag sales; I was amazed at how many incredible and salvageable things I would find. Now I want to share that with people.
My grandmother and her sisters, growing up in the Depression, would make their own pieces of clothing. My grandmother was artistic, intelligent, strong, and timeless. Most importantly, she was kind and respected the world around her. Through Wicked Retro Club, I remember her vision + feel her love and passion.
Based in and influenced by Massachusetts // an East Coast vibe.
Paige Sullivan, founder and sole proprietor of Wicked Retro Club, is a Cape Cod ‘washashore’ who lives in Orleans with her partner ‘B’ and their rescue bluetick ‘Emmie.’ Former educator, she is a self taught seamstress who enjoys learning and creating every day.