Coffee & Cool Girls: Meet Nicole Alyse of American Gypsy Vintage

Over a cup of iced coffee, we got the scoop on her awesome shop.

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Who She Is: Nicole Alyse

What She Does: Co-founder of American Gypsy Vintage

Where She Lives: Brooklyn + Beacon, New York

Where You Can Find Her: @NicoleAlyseee + @AmericanGypsyVintage

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What's so cool about your job?

I own a vintage boutique with my boyfriend and blog full time, so pretty much everything is cool. Most days I pinch myself because I'm living my dream job with my partner in crime. We get to travel together to do vintage buys—and shoot and blog along the way.

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How'd you get started in your career?

I started buying and selling vintage and documenting my style when I was 16 on MySpace. From there, I grew a large and super loyal following (some of which still follow me to this day)! When I moved to NYC, I learned a lot about the blog world, so the brand transitioned to what it has become today.

What's your social media strategy?

Being true to myself, my followers and my style. I moved away from all vintage everything and now I showcase a healthy mix of new and vintage... I love working with contemporary brands and showing my followers pieces they can actually go purchase themselves, as opposed to strictly wearing one-of-a-kind items.

What's your social media strategy?

I usually mix vintage and designer basics. Think ACNE leather motos, vintage denim, thin vintage tees, leather booties...

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What types of things do you like to do offline?

I'm never not working! But when I do have some free time, it's usually spent meeting up with my friends over coffee or brunch.

What makes you unique?

I knew from age 10 what I wanted my career to be—and I actually did it! I guess I was a pretty mature 10 year old. Also, my coffee tattoo!

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Managing editor. Bona fide beauty addict. Full-time globe-trotter. Part-time DJ. Skinny leather pants lover. Exercise hater. Deep-fried tofu fanatic. Recovering red-lipstick abuser.