by Kalyn Oyer
Runaround Sue Vintage’s online boutique will be joining Spacecraft Studio’s one-year anniversary celebration on Aug. 24 by setting up a pop-up shop on site from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The store’s one-of-a-kind clothing, hats, scarves, and more will be on sale at the studio, along with other Spacecraft treats.
Runaround Sue Vintage’s owner and operator (and CP contributor) Kelly Rae Smith graduated from College of Charleston, but spent six years in Scotland working both as a journalist and for another vintage shop. She started her own vintage collection abroad, and began selling some of her Scottish treasures when she came back to the States. That turned into raiding thrift stores across the Southeast.
“I’ve been wearing and loving vintage for a good, long while," Smith says. "I love the history behind the garments, the cigarette holes, the flaws. All of those things have great stories behind them, and I enjoy imagining where an item has been. That’s why my tagline is ‘clothes with stories to tell.’”
Local textiles artist, musician, and seamstress Camela Guevara will be joining Runaround Sue Vintage at the Spacecraft event to tailor garments onsite. There will also be refreshments and music all day and night.
And for $1, attendees will be able to make their own buttons using either Spacecraft’s button maker or their own designs. The crafting studio will have other surprises on hand as well.
Check the Facebook event page to stay updated.