New boutique Collect on Sunday mixes vintage with locally made

The Poncey-Highland shop carries wares from local artists, makers, designers and more

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Christina Swilley has been collecting vintage clothing since she was 12. She’d make clothes for her sister’s dolls, then line them up and photograph them, runway-show style. “I’ve always been interested in music, art and clothes,” Swilley says. “It’s the only thing I’ve never gotten sick of doing.”

About five years ago, fresh off a divorce and with a need to express herself creatively outside of her day jobs, Swilley started Sunday Shoppe, a vintage clothing style blog and online shop. The plan for a brick-and-mortar boutique was always the end goal, so she could work for herself. Then recently, when a space on Highland Row became available, Swilley jumped at the chance to turn her dream into a reality.

Her new boutique, Collect on Sunday, features racks of handpicked vintage clothes, vintage books, jewelry, art and other handmade wares. Stocked brands and makers (many of them Atlanta-based) include Melting Sun Apparel, SWS of London, Sasha Versa handmade leather bags, ceramic pieces from Maddy Barreto, Dust to Digital, and Stephanie Elder. The vintage includes high-end pieces from Gucci, Versace, and YSL couture. “I like to carry anything I think is pretty and special,” Swilley says. “I like classic looking things. The '60s are my favorite time for clothes, music, overall aesthetics — I like whimsical-feeling things and usually stuff that's a little weird.”

The shop is currently in “phase one,” Swilley explains — she’d love to eventually start carrying independent designers, sell her own clothing designs, and host events in the space as well. “I want to create a place that people love to go,” she adds. “I want to share things I love with the world.”

Collect on Sunday, 626 North Highland Ave., 305-240-3113, sundayshoppe.com.

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