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Running A Western Vintage Store | Tom and Carrie Dragt

by Pablo Fuentes | Last Updated January 31, 2018
Running A Vintage Western Store | Tom and Carrie Dragt

Tom and Carrie Dragt have been collectors of vintage pieces since they were kids.

Opportunity struck when an old clothing store went out of business, and Tom and Carrie bought some of their old inventory.

This lead them to focus on vintage clothing. 

They began selling out of their house and doing online sales, then moved to a store three years ago. They find pieces through traveling and utilize Instagram to show off their recent finds.

Tom and Carrie started Old Colorado Vintage, a store that brings together vintage clothing and articles. 

This week on Small Business War Stories,Tom and Carrie join us from Durango, Colorado.

Three reasons to tune in this week:

  • Learn how Tom and Carrie use social media to promote their store for free and gain organic traffic.
  • Discover the way Tom and Carrie capture the spirit of the American West though vintage pieces that each have their own story. 
  • Hear the story of how Tom and Carrie found vintage buckleback Levi's in an abandoned farmhouse.


Listen to the podcast:


This episode is part of the Soul of America tour sponsored by Freshbooks. During October 2017, I took my second tour of America. I drove with my puppy Muddy Waggers, my guitar, and my podcasting equipment with the goal of recording podcast episodes with small business owners throughout the heart of America.

If you have any questions or comments about today's episode, please leave them below.

Topics: small business war stories, podcast

Pablo Fuentes

Written by Pablo Fuentes

Pablo Fuentes is the CEO of Proven. He is a graduate of the Stanford Graduate School of Business and UCLA. He is a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu practitioner and a blues guitar player and builder.


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