At Knick Knacks we are proud our vendors and the unique talents they bring to our store. Each month we will highlight a vendor, their merchandise and why they love what they do!

Yesterday’s Threads Vintage Clothing – Ruth Hickman

Ruth is the owner of Yesterday’s Threads Vintage Clothing, which sells vintage clothes and accessories. She has been at Knick Knacks for about 25 years. After retiring Ruth wanted to sell and collect vintage clothing and accessories. She actually started collecting clothing in her late teens. Soon her passion grew to everything vintage. She started going to flea markets, estate sales and thrift stores to see what she could find. However, at first, she would only buy items she wanted to keep for herself, like a chiffon gown or a Lilli Ann coat or suit. Soon her collection grew so large she wanted to share it with others.

Ruth tries only to find the best in vintage clothing, making sure they have little or no flaws. She takes the pieces to be professionally, and carefully, cleaned and mended.

Since it is hard to find quality vintage these days, she loves sharing her finds with everyone. She has had movie set and theater costume designers, beauty magazine editors, fashion bloggers/influencers and serious collectors in her shop. Yesterday Threads also has vintage handbags, hats, shoes, jewelry, and scarves. She especially enjoys having her shop at Knick Knacks because she gets to get to know her many customers, many that are regulars, to hear stories of their family and life.

Ruth also has an additional booth that carries vintage glass, cookware, kitchen utensils, vases, and other collectibles. Knick Knacks is fortunate to have Ruth as a vendor for her expertise and knowledge about vintage labels, designers, and quality of the pieces. Finally, it is just plain fun to shop at Yesterday’s Threads!