About 40 minutes south of the place Lauri Markkanen, Jordan Clarkson and Collin Sexton star on a nightly foundation at Vivint Arena, and simply steps from the place Jimmer Fredette had all of school hoops in a frenzy over a decade in the past at BYU, sits a small storefront known as Thifthood. The store has turn out to be a well-liked spot for hoop aficionados seeking to get their repair of ’80s, ’90s and early 2000s classic garments, particularly old-school Utah Jazz-themed joints for the locals (amongst different groups and sports activities).
Its identify is a nod to the neighbor-y, community-driven aura it offers guests—a time travel-like, nostalgic expertise from the second they enter.
The Provo spot has already drawn loads of high-profile names, together with Clarkson, Sexton, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander and Royce O’Neale, to call just a few. Clarkson randomly messaged them at some point on social media and has been a loyal buyer ever since. He lately scooped up a uncommon Jeff Hamilton All-Star Weekend jacket.
“Thrifthood actually all happened by mistake. Myself and Alby [Alan Bostrom], the other co-owner…we were just friends who loved to get together, like, to do game night hosting, whatever, for fun with our friends,” says Krysten “Sissy” McDade of the way it all originated. “And we also love fashion and somehow stumbled upon getting fits together and reselling and all these things. And it literally was just supposed to be for fun, and suddenly we’re like, Let’s just sell and see if we can make money to shoot ourselves a new pair of shoes, to whatever we wanted, really. And literally since that day in 2018 when we started, we never stopped, and so we actually sold out of a basement for seven months.”
After seven months of that basement, Thrifthood made the transition to a storefront, and just like the saying goes, the remainder was certainly historical past.
“The day that we opened the storefront, we had $22 in our business bank account, and we were like, This better work, let’s just make sure we can pay for rent month to month,’” says Sissy, who additionally credit associate Aaron and retailer supervisor Warren for the success. “And then slowly but surely our team started coming together.”
It extra than simply got here collectively; it’s now excessive on the to-do record of each hoops fan visiting the state this All-Star Weekend.
Photos by way of Thrifthood.
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