David James Ginople, vintage clothing auteur and entrepreneur, is a wealth of knowledge when it comes to fashion and accessories. As a college student in the early 1970’s, David studied theatrical and fashion design leading to his lifelong interest in fashion and costume history and preservation. His affinity for preserving this history began when selling couture clothing in the 1970’s, and for a period of time, David gained invaluable experience as a women’s fashion accessory and handbag buyer for Marshall Field’s and the fashion jewelry buyer at Bergdorf Goodman. Overall, his fascination with fashion grew out of an interest in the stories that garments can tell.
After starting and running his successful high-end gift store, Findables, for many years, in 2001, David’s love of fashion and a serendipitous event led him to open a second store, dubbed ‘store B vintage.’ A good friend took him to the estate sale of a Beverly socialite in early 1999, and after spending 6 or 7 hours exploring the offerings, he discovered an attic full of clothes dating from as early as the 1930’s through the 1990’s. They completely filled a 16 foot box truck and two SUVs. This collection became the core of store B vintage that David continues to supplement daily!
David Ginople now brings the full force of his 30 plus years of experience as a specialty retailer to his first love in store B vintage where he believes he is not just offering vintage clothing but is selling a piece of fashion history.
1472 North Milwaukee Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60622