By Vivian Collings
Mixtape Vintage hit fast forward to the next song in its playlist after three years of sharing a storefront on Highland Street in Haliburton Village with Russell Red Records. The store now has a location of its own in unit 5 of 83 Maple Avenue in Haliburton.
With a few more square feet of space compared to her previous section of the store at Russell Red Records, Mixtape Vintage owner Heidi Hudspith explains that she will now get to “focus all my energy on my own brand and create my dream storefront that is devoted to all things vintage.”
She is excited to have a space of her own to design and curate.
Mixtape Vintage started in 2017 as an Instagram shop. It became a “brick and mortar” store two years later when they partnered with Russell Red Records.
Hudspith said, “I always wanted someone to open this type of store here in Haliburton and came to the realization that, if I wanted it to become a reality, I would have to do it myself!”
Hudspith says that Mixtape Vintage “was born out of a passion for all things vintage and a desire to offer more ways for people to shop sustainably.”
The name compares the act of creating a nostalgic playlist to curating a carefully-picked collection of vintage clothing, mostly from the 1960s-1980s.
“I like to collect pieces that are colourful, casual, playful and one of a kind. It’s an added bonus if I find clothing that was made in Canada,” Hudspith said. On top of vintage clothing, the store also offers locally-made goods such as candles, jewelry, potted plants, housewares, and more.
Hudspith is eager to grow her business, further develop its brand, collaborate with other creatives, and continue to expand her selection. After some fresh paint, new installations, and lots of incredible merchandise, the store was ready to re-open on March 17.
Mixtape Vintage now welcomes customers from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays, and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sundays. Hours will be extended to six days a week during summer months. You can also find Mixtape Vintage on instagram @mixtapevintage and online: www.mixtapevintage.com.