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Viva Vintage carries vintage items

1/9/2014 - West Side Leader
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By Maria Lindsay

Viva Vintage is located at 526 Graham Road.
The shop sells items from the 1950s, ’60s and ’70s, such as these items pictured above.
Photos courtesy of Viva Vintage
CUYAHOGA FALLS — Viva Vintage, located at 526 Graham Road in Suite 1B, is a resale shop offering a variety of retro and vintage items.

The business was started by Sue Wolfe and her father six months ago.

Wolfe said they both worked in other careers for more than 30 years, and after retirement, they decided to create Viva Vintage to offer items from the mid-century — the 1950s, ’60s and ’70s.

“We both have always enjoyed visiting these types of shops during our business travels around the country,” said Wolfe.  “After I retired, we decided to start one in this area since we did not see anything like this around here. We wanted to have some fun with this and things we love.”

Wolfe explained the 1,000-square-foot Viva Vintage shop carries items such as furniture, jewelry, watches, some toys, children’s furniture, artwork that includes prints and originals, clothing, linens and records from those decades. It also includes accessories such as handbags, scarves and hats, lighting that includes pole or tension lamps, pendant and swag lamps, clocks, kitchen items, barware and more.

In addition, the store has Hollywood memorabilia and Akron and other collectibles, according to Wolfe.

Wolfe said she also creates custom-designed vintage charm bracelets using plastic and sterling silver charms for customers.

“We like to hear from customers about what they are looking for since there are things we have that may not be on display,” she added. “We can look for those things when we add or accept items from customers.”

Wolfe said she will visit a customer’s home to look at bigger items to sell in the shop, but there is a limit on how much furniture she can accept. Smaller items can be brought to the shop for consideration. All items from customers are purchased, she added.

“Nothing here is on consignment, so we have the final say on the cost, and we can work with customers on the price,” said Wolfe.

Wolfe said Viva Vintage caters to all budgets — from students to collectors.

“We have items in all price ranges — from modest-priced to high-end,” said Wolfe. “We have things that college students like, as well as items made by designers such as Kipp Stewart and Adrian Pearsall.”

A new website for the business is available at visitvivavintage.com.

The store is open Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Wednesdays from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Fridays from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The business can be reached at 330-920-1437.


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