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Vintage Obsessed. In it for the Hunt.

The Cute Hunter vintage shop opened its digital doors in 2013, simultaneously superpowering and showcasing the vintage scouting obsession of shop owner Kate AKA The Cute Hunter.

The Cute Hunter first discovered thrifting in the late 90s as a way to experiment with style on an after-school-job budget. She quickly developed a taste for vintage and more strikingly for the needle-in-a-haystack style treasure hunt of it all! She began tenaciously developing her eye for quality and cuteness in wearable vintage fashion, vintage bags and functional retro homewares while moving and travelling often.

Enter, Etsy, 2013. What began as an outlet for the excess finds from a vintage scouting hobby steadied itself into a basic income gig purveying the cutest in vintage goods to those with similar aesthetics. Once bound by the restrictions of her own size and whether or not she already had one of something, The Cute Hunter is free to go wild on the hunt bagging the cutest in all sizes and similarities of vintage finds for the Etsy market.

In 2017, four years after her original shop launch, The Cute Hunter teamed up with her Denver dwelling bestie Bonnie to found Second Shot Boutique. This second shop allows The Cute Hunter to travel North America and scout all the cute vintage well beyond the capacity of her suitcase with a separately managed storage, processing and shipping location now in Denver Colorado. Don’t miss all the vintage offerings we have in our second location shop managed by Bonnie.

In 2020 The Cute Hunter was fortunate to get in on the ground floor on the Raleigh based multi-vendor brick and mortar shop Trunkshow Raleigh. Find weekly drops of our newest finds before they make it online!

Over the last few years we have expanded our cross-listing efforts to include our authentic branded menswear finds on the Grailed marketplace, seasonal closet capsule collections as TCHcloset on depop, and Mercari. We also run seasonal clearance auctions through our Twin Arrows Emporioum shop on eBay. Most recently we have joined Vestaire Collective where we will feature our high quality single owner certified authentic luxury estate finds.

Follow our business development blog series. Follow more of our scouting story in our vintage scout blog series.

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