About Shop Bertie

Hello, my name is Madison aka "Bertie."

My love for vintage fashion began when I was eight years old. My Great Grandma gifted me a small bedazzled cat figurine and I was immediately captivated by its beauty and the history behind it. I spent that night researching the piece and discovered that it was made in the 70s, sparking my love for all things vintage.

Throughout my teenage years, I spent my weekends scouring thrift stores not just for affordable clothing but for the thrill of finding hidden gems. Through that I discovered personal style and more about sustainability. I was also influenced by the music my Gramie introduced me to, such as "Twist and Shout," "Great Balls of Fire," and "Dancing in the Street."

However, in 2019, at the age of 20, I was struggling with my mental health and disordered eating. I turned to vintage fashion as a way to rediscover myself, but was disappointed to find that the vintage community often reflected the "perfection" I was trying to escape. 

So I started Shop Bertie, to make vintage fashion more accessible and real. I'm excites to share my passion with you and I appreciate your support!