Our Story

Native as Folk is a woman-owned vintage shop that focuses on unique well-made vintage, secondhand and small batch handmade goods locally sourced from the Midwest.

NATIVE

adjective | na·tive | \ ˈnā-tiv\
living or growing naturally in a particular region :

FOLK

noun \ ˈfōk \
 a group of kindred tribes forming a nation :

Native as Folk seeks environmentally conscious and mindful consumption. In a society where it is encouraged to buy new and discard the old, we believe it is important to be mindful of exactly what we are buying and from whom we buy those goods; to live as Native as Folk.

We look forward to seeing our shop grow, but we also see this as much more than just selling vintage wares. We want to promote standing up for matters that mean a lot to us, having a voice, and speaking up. We want to give back to our community by donating a portion of our proceeds each month to a new charity or organization (see this month’s charity organization on Giving Back).

We believe in living a lifestyle of reducing our footprint and reusing whenever possible - leaving only to recycling as a last resort. We want to share how we are trying to go about this in our own lives and how it may not always be simple, but we’re trying our best, and our intentions are in keeping our planet safe for the future.

mindful ⋅ sustainable ⋅ ethical living


We hope to be able to foster these principals with other like-minded individuals to grow, share, and become that kindred tribe of positive, caring, earth-loving dwellers. We seek only good vibes.

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Based in Chicago IL