2525 Vintage and Modern 

Where has the time gone?

I want to apologize for being so scarce. I’ve had everything to say and yet nothing at the same time. A major transition is underway, along with a move, and I’ll post details as soon as I get to the next phase.

“Let everything happen to you. Beauty and terror. Just keep going. No feeling is final.” – Rainer Maria Rilke

In the East Bay is one of the last semi-affordable towns where the Downtown has been reinvigorated. A little piece of Mayberry in my backyard. While the Bay Area is still my backyard, that is.
There’s a wonderful store in Hayward called 2525 Vintage and Modern and it’s located at: 22600 Foothill Blvd Hayward, CA 94541 and they can be reached at 510.733.6396

From their website: 2525 Vintage & Modern is a small clothing boutique based in Hayward, CA. We carry a unique and eclectic collection of vintage and modern styles, and believe in providing a fun and alternative shopping experience. Our pieces range from treasured vintage dresses, to trendy pieces, to unconventional accessories, and more. By selling second-hand clothing (though quite a few items come in new or unused!), we hope to keep clothing out of landfills and within the textile chain. Make your mark on sustainability with 2525 Vintage & Modern!

I have been to the store twice now and have some items on consignment. During my last visit, I took some pictures and want to share this awesome find with my readers, should you ever be in the area!

The store is on Foothill Blvd. at the corner of Foothill Blvd. and B Street. There’s parking in front, or you can go to one of the many free municipal lots where you can park free for 4 hours.

This store is a gem because their prices are affordable and their merchandise is eclectic. All eras are represented and they have a $5 rack as well. They also sell modern costume jewelry and new shoes, too. I found there to be equally desirable clothing in the men’s section that was priced to move!


Do you recognize the full-length dark red leather coat on the right? It’s the one that I got in Portland in September. No matter how much I worked with it, I couldn’t do this piece justice. The red clashed with my skin and makeup and it’s time to pass it along to a more worthy owner.

The coat is currently priced for $100 and I’ll get 40% of that.

I put items out to the far reaches of the universe, temporarily forget about them, and then poof! Magic money, right? It was so hard to resist buying those MIA shoes, as I used to have them when they were new, which kind of dates me, doesn’t it???

Oldie but not moldy.

I promise I’ll be less scarce around here. Writing has always been very cathartic to me. Catch you later and have a wonderful everything until then.

Author: Lisa