Best place to buy women's casual clothing outside Chittenden County (Best place to buy women's casual clothing outside Chittenden County)
If it was stylish between 1900 and 1980, there’s a good chance you’ll find it at the Getup. Hannah Bean, who owns the Montpelier store with Jeff Thomson — they closed their Burlington sister store at the end of July — is a self-declared “nostalgic nutcase.” She handpicks everything they sell: slips in every imaginable hue, elaborate belt buckles, vintage sewing supplies, cowboy boots, aprons for kids, super-tight men’s swim trunks from the 1960s, and more. And with her platinum blond, chin-length coif, she looks like she stepped right out of the bygone eras she adores.
SEVEN DAYS: What clothing item or fashion trend from the past do you most wish would make a reappearance in contemporary fashion?
HANNAH BEAN: Personally, I love the 1940s, the cuts and the fabrics. Things were fitted but comfortable, there was a lot of ruching detail and peplum. There’s something about it that you just don’t see in clothing a lot anymore.
— Megan James