Vendor Spotlight ✦ Wilder Bag Co.
My name is Stephanie Yu, I am originally from Los Angeles, with ancestral roots in Taiwan and China.
I am an artist, photographer, jewelry maker, and vintage finder. I’ve always been a hunter of rare goods but working at Buffalo Exchange after college really opened up my eyes to the amount of gold out there. I bought my vey first vintage coach purse in 2012 and ever since then have been a collector. I started Wilder Bag Co. with vintage bags in mind. It has now evolved into second hand work wear staples (vintage denim, linen, cotton and wool), handmade jewelry, as well as vintage Coach bags.
My perspective of vintage goods has changed because I have an even deeper respect for rare finds. I’m not as quick to sell a rare item as I used to be. The most unique find was a deep ruby red Vintage coach mini backpack in mint condition. I sold it to a gal in Macau only to realize that I wrote the address down incorrectly. So for two months I thought I would never see that backpack again. It was a huge lesson learned on INSURANCE and overseas shipping. One day as I parked outside my house, I noticed a brown package that was super beat up. I knew immediately it was my backpack!! It was still in perfect condition. Who knows what journey it went on. But thank you USPS for giving my baby back!
I’d like folxs to know that Wilder Bag Co. is here to serve minority entrepreneurs. A percentage of each purchase is set aside to support local minority owned small businesses in Colorado Springs and Denver. I host monthly business mindset workshops to help like minded entrepreneurs grow in their craft. I also co-host a local pop up called Womxn of the Future with my friend Jenny B. from Bonbon Bombardier. We feature local womxn owned businesses. I am so excited to see what the future holds for our city and for Wilder Bag Co.