The semester is coming to an end, which means the holidays are quickly approaching. Finding time to go shopping, let alone a place close and convenient, is difficult. But fear not! Home and Closet is a new vintage and consignment shop located right across the street on Prescott Avenue.
The quaint and comfortable store opened its doors about a month and a half ago and the timing couldn’t be more perfect. Clinton Collins has owned Home and Closet for the past five years. Originally located on the corner of 33rd and B street, they moved to their current location on Prescott Ave. a few doors down from Adventist Book Center. “I love the College View area and all it has to offer,” said Collins. “There’s a wide variety of shops here as well as the college.”
Collins was inspired to provide a source of quality, well-made furniture and unique clothing, which led to the origin of Home and Closet. “Six different people can have the same piece of furniture from bigger stores,” says Collins. “Whereas from here, not many people can say that they all have the same thing.” Since Home and Closet offers a diverse range of original products including clothes, vinyl records, jewelry, furniture, candles and other home goods, there’s something for everyone. Home and Closet is also a consignment shop, meaning that a large majority of their clothes are bought second hand.
“Home and Closet is the perfect store for college students who are looking to decorate their dorm, or add a personalized clothing to their style.” comments junior social work major Taylor Young. “The items are reasonably priced for anyone who’s trying to stay on a budget.”
Since Home and Closet has different deals every day of the week, it’s a great and affordable place to go Christmas shopping for friends and family. To help you save some money, every day of the week has something going on that’ll make shopping more affordable. Mondays through Fridays from 4 pm to 6 pm there’s a “happy hour” where all clothing is 15% off and every Sunday furniture and home goods are 10% off.
“The location for the store is really convenient and their products are different too,” comments senior communication major Wendy Lawson. “I like the wide variety of vinyl records, this is a good store to get gifts for people that have different styles.”
Home and Closet can be found on their Facebook page @HomeandCloset, Instagram @homeandclosetvintage, as well as their website homeandclosetvintage.com. When you’re done shopping for last minute gifts, don’t forget to stop by The Mill across the street for a warm drink and the rest of the little shops in the area to help cross off the rest of your list!
Caroline Guchu is a junior studying communications.