A word from owner, Jen Cooper, about the origins of Vintage Tex:
Around 2005, after moving to Lubbock to attend Texas Tech, I became obsessed with Mid Century Modern architecture, furniture and home décor. At the time, I couldn’t figure out what all of this “Jetson” stuff was called, but I spent way too much time searching it out on Craigslist, and admiring the modernist ranches built throughout Lubbock’s older neighborhoods. Fast forward to 2012. I had moved to Keller, and my entire house was decorated with unique, textured, colorful, and shapely objects. None of my things were expensive, or particularly rare, but all had history and character.
I was so fulfilled in this artistic endeavor, but I couldn’t say the same for my personal style. I spent hours clothes shopping with my best friend. I wanted clothing with the same personality as my home decorations: nostalgic, unique, colorful, shapely! I hated that the best places to shop for 20-somethings in the north Fort Worth area were Ann Taylor Loft, J. Crew, and Banana Republic. Not that those places are bad, they are just so basic. I loved the things at Anthropologie, but I didn’t have $150 to drop on each individual garment.
So, I opened Vintage Tex. Since I had no experience in any sort of retail business (I was a lawyer!), much less a clothing store, I wasn’t very good at it at first. But I love design and clothes and fit, so I delighted in helping people find the perfect outfit from the very start.
Now, five years later, I am so proud of my little store. This place reflects my personal values by conserving resources, contributing to the local community and economy, and providing a welcoming atmosphere where all people are treated with kindness, respect and dignity. We’re so small, so it’s hard to claim that Vintage Tex makes a impact on Grapevine as a community, but this work is so much more fulfilling than my job as an attorney ever was. Plus, our stuff is amazing!
I would like to invite you personally to visit my shop.