Melissa Howard grew up surrounded by primitive antiques in a salt-box house shored above an Indian burial ground. From an early age, her weekends were spent scavenging the flea markets and estate sales of the rural Midwest by dawn’s early light. These unusual circumstances honed a fiercely peculiar vision of the world. In 2006, Stock Vintage opened its doors and quickly established a reputation within the fashion industry as a leading source of design inspiration. The store is dedicated to featuring unique pieces of early American clothing and complimentary objects that together weave stories of beauty attained through hardship and perseverance.