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175 backers pledged $13,633 to help bring this project to life.

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Hello, friends and fellow vintage lovers! As you may have heard, we are preparing to move into a new location. For the first time ever, we will be combining our brick and mortar shop with our appointment only showroom—in a space that allows us (and you) greater access to all the timeless, chic, one-of-a-kind, classic, and hip styles of yesteryear. You will be able to browse all of our collections—with no appointment necessary—in a space that includes facilities for in-house alterations, a photo studio to start an online store, and the long-awaited, much-desired multiple dressing room setup.

Currently, our Grove Street location is just one part of our vintage experience. The appointment-only vintage showroom is where we feature our collection of higher-end vintage and antique early treasures that are too fragile for our little shop. These one-of-a-kind pieces are the perfect fit for any customer looking for an extra special gown or item to wear to a wedding, gala event, or award ceremony. Our showroom is also where we welcome costume designers for theater, film and design. We have sold to prestige period dramas such as Boardwalk Empire and Mad Men, designers from Ralph Lauren, Betsey Johnson and Marc Jacobs, as well as a few celebrities such as Mos Def, Brooke Shields, and Alexa Ray Joel.

This month marks 9 years since starting Another Man’s Treasure, in an unassuming building tucked away on downtown Jersey City’s Brunswick Street. With hard work, dedication, passion, and a healthy dose of luck, we built a loyal following and moved to our current location at 353 Grove Street, our home for the last 7 years. In this time we have been fortunate to receive national recognition for our endeavors: both USA Today and Elle.com listed AMT as one of America’s best places to shop vintage, and Refinery 29 included AMT as one of their “25 Reasons to move to New Jersey”!

The new space will allow us to maintain focus on what we do best, sourcing amazing vintage clothes and accessories while adding the room to stitch up some fantastic new possibilities. This will include sewing classes for would-be restorers and upcyclers, photo shoots, local events, an expanded record collection for vinyl fans, delicate Victorian displays, fashion talks and curated racks by noted stylists and local sartorial gurus… we are limited only by our imagination!

Although we've been successful in many ways up to this point, like most small businesses we exist on a month to month basis, and we will need extra funding to fully realize the possibilities of the new location.  This additional financial support will assist us with building out the shop interior, wall and floor coverings, some new shop fixtures, purchasing photo and computer equipment for our in-house studio, lighting and installation, architectural and permit fees (as its a new building), and, of course, more incredible vintage clothes for men, women, and children!

The work of a small business owner never ends, but neither does our passion for vintage, our shop, and for serving this growing creative community. With your contribution we are super excited to offer not only our best product, but the best Another Man's Treasure shopping experience yet! 

We would like to give an extra special thanks to the following people for their hard work and expertise in helping us create this campaign.  We couldn't have done it without you!!!! 

Video: Shot and Directed by: Pat Byrne and Chris Englese, Produced by: Teddy Stern, Edited by: Gwenaëlle Le Cochennec Copy Editing: Elise Nussbaum, Personal Biography: Nathanial Adams, Photography for Project Photo and Photoshoot Reward: Sumner Dilworth, Hair and Make-up for Photo Shoot Reward: The Hair Room JC, LITM JC for hosting our Kickstarter launch party and Denny Balmeceda for his cameo appearance in the video and all his help and dedication!

Risks and challenges

One of our biggest challenges as small business owner's, will be to build out the new space and transition from our current locations without closing for too long. Like many small businesses, we rely on our weekly cash flow and cannot afford to be closed for more than a couple of weeks.

We have set our goal at $10,000, however, this is a conservative estimate for what we really need based on our thrifty ways and DIY skills. If we could raise more that would be fantastic!!!

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    Vintage sewing and restoration class - class includes how to sew a button, hand hem a dress, tips on releasing and taking in seams, quick zipper fixes, patch a hole and stain removal tips.

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    Re-live the alternative music scene of the 1980s with 28 collectible vintage music magazines circa 1980-1990, including NME, Sounds, Trouser Press, Record Mirror and more. Enjoy some great interviews from genre defining artists of the time like R.E.M., Blondie, Thin Lizzy, The Cars, Morrissey, The Jam, Depeche Mode and The Cure along with lesser known and more obscure acts of the day! These would look great framed once you have enjoyed the content! This is a one-off reward so don't hesitate grab it now!

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    1960's denim print 'de JAY Happy Tunes' portable record player with 1980's rock and pop girls 7" picture sleeves which include Joan Jett, Pat Benatar, Blondie & Belinda Carlisle!

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    Vintage photoshoot

    Vintage clothing & styling by AMT, Hair & Makeup by The Hair Room and digital prints and photography by: Sumner Dilworth

    Use your digital prints for your engagement announcements, save the dates, holiday cards, head shots, portfolios and more!

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    Vintage party rental space - have your own private vintage party.. Play dress up with your friends or co workers.. after hours shopping, play dress up and get your picture taken in our photo studio! The perfect birthday, holiday or corporate party! Nibbles and refreshments will be provided by JC's Busy Bee Organics!

    Up to 25 people, 2 drinks per person

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