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Feeling like the coolest kid in the room has always been at the heart of TVI. That is how it all began. TVI started as "The Vintage Influence"; designer Natasha Gabbayan's 5th grade fashion blog. Gabbayan had just been sentenced to 2 years of sporting a big, bulky Scoliosis brace. She knew she needed to stay stylish despite her new not so cute accessory. She frequented thrift stores, turning vintage tees into polished dresses while simultaneously turning what started as a nightmare into a fashion challenge. She used The Vintage Influence as a platform to share her "thrift flips" and explain the thought process and creative journey that went into creating each piece.
At TVI, pre-loved is the new high-fashion. By repurposing and redesigning secondhand pieces, our mission is to modernize vintage and limit waste. With sustainability at the core of all TVI designs, we strive to protect our planet and encourage our customers to do the same by giving our second hand clothing a second life.