What the heck is Abernathy's?
We specialize in true vintage clothing for men and women from the 1930's to the mid 1960's, modern vintage reproduction clothing sizes ranging from XXS-4X, alternative and gothic styles, handmade jewelry and art, antiques, oddities, and home decor.
What kinda stuff to you sell?
Hell Bunny, Collectif, Retro A Go Go, Pleaser, Keep The Bitch Floored, Daisy Corset, Foxblood, Sourpuss, Music Legs, Coco Loco, Tokyo Milk, Harebrained, Mischief Made, Star Struck, Steady Clothing.
How'd ya'll get started?
You really wanna hear the whole story? Read our fulll HERstory here.
Abernathy's was started in November of 2013 by Becca Nicke and Red Perez. Becca and Red had previously worked managing and vintage and handmade boutique in LeClaire, IA when the pair struck out on their own to create Abernathy's. The two opened their first location on East 2nd Street in downtown Davenport, and built their weird empire there for the first six years. The flood of 2019 brought in 4 feet of water to their building and a lot of new changes. You can now find them at: 432 West 3rd St. Davenport, IA 52801. Open 10-6 Mon-Fri & 10-3 Saturday and closed Sunday, but we're always happy to open by appointment!
Who is Abernathy's?
Our team is made up of our owners, Becca Nicke, and Red Perez, our 30+ artist consignment team, and super awesome part time staff that help while we vend at events on the road. Get to know our staff:
Becca is a Co-owener at Abernathy's, she's a metal step-mama, karaoke queen, and sassy-ass seamstress. Becca works hard to curate the store's selection of 1930's to mid 1960's true vintage selection. She also does repairs and on site alterations on all instore products.
Red is a Co-owner at Abernathy's. Red is a jewelry designer, vintage hair stylist, burlesque performer, mama, tattoo collector, and lover of dead stuff and anything macabre. She's known for turning bones into beautiful wearable creations and also manages our 30+ local consignment design team.
Suzon is one of our veteran consignment artists (since 2014!) and sales-woman extraordinaire. You can find Suzon yelling at people with a mega phone in her tiny red convertible, zooming from thrift shop to thrift shop, hunting for the next treasure to turn into a piece of art to sell here in the store.
Elizabeth's dark, yet soft and organic style, make her the perfect person to help you find something around the store. Elizabeth is also a local Raw bar tender, tea and candle maker, estate sale and flea market warrior, and collector of skulls and taxidermy.
Maddie is our sweet as chocolate cake sales lady who has an expertise for vintage fashion. Maddie is a part time chocolatier, student, and virtual vintage hunter. You can shop her selection of 30's to 50's finds right here in the shop!
Miranda is our resident metal head, boy-mom, creator and painter behind Isabel Doom, and online sales and product managing badass! Miranda's commitment to making sure that all of our local artists are represented online has taken the reach of Quad City art to the next level.