Hi! We’re Nicole and Amy, creators and curators of Wallpaper Closet.
More than a decade ago, we each signed up for a 6-month volunteer program in Lausanne, Switzerland, where we became roommates and fast friends: just a couple of teenagers eating our body weight in cheese & chocolate and exploring this big world.
As 6 months turned into several years, we shared rooms, beds, hundreds of french presses, countless adventures across Europe and Asia, and of course, clothes.
When our international travel days together ended, we kept in touch from Southern California to British Columbia, Canada. We introduced each other to our now-husbands, and after years of long-distance friendship, we now live in neighboring cities. Life is crazy.
Wallpaper Closet is an extension of our somewhat conjoined brains and style, a creative way for us to connect people with sustainable, unique and versatile fashion.
Here are a few things you probably know, but in case you need a refresher:
The clothing and textile industry is the second largest polluter in the world. With over 15 million tons of textile waste being generated annually in the USA, the average person buys 60% more clothing every year and keeps them for about half as long as they did 15 years ago. That’s staggering! We’re doing our part to change the story.
At Wallpaper Closet, we’re passionate about connecting women with beautiful pieces of vintage and secondhand clothing. We get it: digging through thrift stores is not everyone’s cup of tea. It just happens to be ours, so we’ve done the work and are passing the benefits on to you!
Giving these pieces a second life reduces waste and adds a little unique sustainability to your wardrobe. We gravitate towards natural fabrics, beautiful details and versatile designs over trendy pieces. Read: a silk blouse, your new favorite dress, or the comfiest midi skirt you’ll want to wear every day of your life. Here you’ll find wearable, accessible clothing, chosen to seamlessly fit your wardrobe and lifestyle. We make buying vintage and secondhand accessible, not matter what your size, style or budget. Thanks for stopping by! We can’t wait to help you find something special.