"I make a lot of house calls. I get a lot of vintage pieces from houses. I do buy, sell, trade, etc. We purchase clothing, clean everything and then bring it in."
Lindsey has been in the business for over twenty years, spanning from theatre costuming to hunting for vintage pieces. We spoke about how to spot a genuine piece.
"Garment construction. They didn't always use the same style and material. I have studied garment construction and time-period materials. I take pieces from the 1920's-1990's. Once they started outsourcing to China, I won't take it."
The Getup Vintage is an extremely unique location as it has the ceiling from the last original part of the building which was built in 1914.
The building still contains the original crown molding as well as the charm of the previous occupant, The Foster Art House.
Lindsey told us about how The Foster Art House was an artist bazaar. The front half of the building where the store resides used to be a tea room where artists could gather and just be artists. This store, rich in history and super quirky is worth the visit.
" (The) 60's & 70's are what I vibe the most. It's what I wear the most, what I look for the most, it's what the shop tends to look like. It's me"
Lindsey and Kayla took the business over in 2015 from their previous employers, this is their mission statement which can be found on their website.
"The Getup Vintage represents Leyland and Mitchell's passion to bring environmentally conscious fashion to downtown Ann Arbor and beyond. Buying vintage clothing is socially responsible, as each garment purchased combats the 14.3 million tons of textile waste per year produced in the United States alone.
Each item in the The Getup Vintage is hand-selected, cleaned, and cared for - as well as one-of-a-kind! Not only is it good for our mother Earth, the unique and one of a kind designs and textiles we stock are perfect for making each wardrobe special."
While there you can sit in the last two known remaining seats from the Michigan State Theater, dating the 1940's.
Lindsey reclaimed them when the theater was renovated in 2015.