Cara grew up right here in East Nashville and has been coming to the Hip Zipper since she was about 8 years old. She even participated in multiple Hip Zipper fashion shows that were a staple in the annual Tomato Festival! She has been a lover of vintage clothing since before she can remember. Cara is also a musician and sings background vocals for a local band called Ohphelia. Her and her bandmates met in middle school and play everything from indie-alternative to jazz. When she’s not playing a show, she spends her time doing yoga or cuddled up with her cat!
Evie is originally from a small town in East Tennessee but eventually moved to be closer to the excitement of Music City. Because she is still relatively new to the Nashville scene, she loves exploring the city and seeing everything it has to offer, which includes meeting all the cool people that come into the shop! On the days she’s not working in the store, she works on her personal Etsy shop (@madebyevelynn) where she specializes in making earrings and bags from recycled materials and plastics. Evie loves learning about the history of fashion and the stories behind our vintage pieces. She leans more towards eclectic and artsy styles but is always down for a little sparkle and fringe!
Felicity grew up right outside of Nashville and would take any chance she could get to go into the city. She’s been living in East Nashville for 6 years now, and couldn’t imagine it any other way. When she isn’t at Hip Zipper, you can find her working on clients as a cosmetic tattoo artist and esthetician (@wynellle). She enjoys going out to estate sales, roller skating, and baking lots of vegan treats to share with friends in her free time.
Hope is a Nashville native who found her love for vintage during her theatre years performing in golden age musicals. Today, in addition to being a member of Hip Zipper staff, you can find her at pop ups around town representing her own vintage business called Aleah Vintage. She is also stylist extraordinaire for many of your favorite local nashville musicians and local film projects. She loves discovering, wearing, and selling 70s styles with a bit of western wear peppered in there. She won’t admit it, but she also also has mad DJ skills. If you find yourself on the dance floor and she’s behind the turntable, consider yourself fortunate!
Keaton is a Tennessee native and has been in Nashville for 8 years. She is a dog mom and is absolutely obsessed with her adorable pups! Keaton is a vintage enthusiast (naturally) and loves mid century style and decor. She also is a little rock n roll and loves to mesh the two styles together. Keaton runs her own vintage side hustle, Moore Vintage (@shopmoorevintage). Her ultimate fantasy is to reside in the desert in a mid century dream home with her pups and partner - spending all her days living out her 1969 fantasy.
Meaghan’s interest in vintage clothes started when she was 12, with a viewing of Breakfast at Tiffanys that kicked off a lifelong deep and abiding love of Old Hollywood, and of the relationship between pop culture and fashion. Her other loves include: fringe jackets, black coffee, Spanish roses, art museums, and her little grey cat, Norah (shoutout to Ms. Ephron). A Florida native who relocated to Nashville in 2019, she’s currently accepting any and all suggestions regarding how she might move the beach closer to her new home, a project she is very passionate about and will not be talked out of. Her dream dinner party guests are, in no particular order: Joni Mitchell, Katharine Hepburn, Guy Clark, and Debbie Harry.
Sarah, a life-long Nashvillian, just moved back to her hometown after a three year stint in the Phoenix, AZ desert. A lover of all things kitschy, rare and strange, she has been a collector of vintage since childhood. She is a fan of Thin Lizzy, Thai food, Glam Rock, and traveling the country any chance she gets. She spends her spare time writing poetry, rollerskating, and spending time with her cat Fang and her boyfriend Alex.
Trisha started Hip Zipper back in 1999. A Texas native, her love affair with vintage started in 1982, wearing her folks 1950s clothes to school in an attempt to pay homage to Molly Ringwald, Annie Potts and other actresses in the John Hughes films of the day.When not slinging vintage, Trisha’s other obsessions include her 3 German Shedders, 4 cats, a jungle of houseplants, herb & flower gardening and a standing practice at Hot Yoga of East Nashville. She’s watched her little hood evolve into a vibrant melting pot of locals, transplants and those in transition. What a humbling experience to witness its metamorphosis from 1987, when she moved to Nashville, to what it is today.
Photo Credit: Kendra Krantz of Krantzography