Placerville’s unlikely commodity: ‘thrifted’ clothes to NYC

By From page B1 | December 03, 2012

For many, times are still tough and jobs are few, but one young woman is using her history in the fashion industry and one of Placerville’s hidden commodities to help support a growing family. Becky Carter, wife and mother, began selling “vintage” clothes at e-commerce venue,, and in her previous Sacramento storefront, Velvet Leaf, as a hobby to supplement income from her sustainable, handmade clothing. Now, it is Carter’s unique eye for vintage clothes that puts her on the map in the fashion world, selling thrift in bulk to major retail outlets under her new brand, Black Sheep, in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Washington, D.C., and New York City.

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