Noble Artist Feature: Able Shoppe

Meet Liv Melchers of Able Shoppe— a curated vintage shop based out of the greater Chicago area. Liv has been in the vintage world for years, incorporating her personal style through sourcing beautiful decor and clothing pieces as she builds her archival collection.
We've teamed up with Able Shoppe for a vintage-inspired giveaway valued up to $600 in prizes! One lucky winner will win two items of their choice from our Upcycled Denim Collection as well as curated goodies from Liv herself including: vintage earrings, studio pottery, matchbook, scarf, candle snuffer and Baggu reusable bag.

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Liv wearing our Upcycled Denim Utility Suit.

Tell us more about your curated shop: Able Shoppe and how you turned your love for vintage into the brand it is today? Able Shoppe, a curated vintage concept shop, began as a passion project in college to fuel my vintage obsession and express my growing interest in sustainability. Since deciding to pursue the business full time 5 years ago it has grown with me as my taste has evolved. The Able Shoppe brand is an expression of my style and a space for me to play creatively. Travel, food, vintage homes, vintage coffee table books, nature and people are important sources of inspiration for me. I love what I do!

How do you like to play with both contemporary and vintage pieces in your wardrobe? I think mixing vintage and contemporary clothing pieces is a key to styling up an interesting outfit! I value investing in quality basics and layering vintage statement pieces to add my own flair. For example I love pairing my Noble waffle thermals with a chunky vintage knit sweater or a 1970s Penny Lane coat. 

Liv wearing our Paprika Waffle Top & Bottom and Noble Dad Hat.

What does sustainability mean to you? I am always learning more about sustainability and discovering new practices to incorporate into my life and business. Currently, I am really motivated by eliminating as much food waste as possible from my cooking and grocery shopping. Additionally, I focus on sourcing quality fabrics and materials when curating collections for Able Shoppe. I’m learning a lot about natural materials and how the way they're produced plays a role in sustainability. That’s a big part of why it’s such a joy for me to re-contextualize existing garments and objects!

What are you listening to or reading right now that has you feeling inspired? I am a big podcast girly. Recently I have been listening to This American Life, The Frugal Friends, and Pre-Loved podcast. However, my reading habits go in waves and this year I feel inspired to listen to more audio books because that tends to work best for my current season of life. Right now I am reading “You are the one you’ve been waiting for” which is about internal family systems.

What are your goals for Able Shoppe as we move through 2024? I am feeling really jazzed about 2024! I have a sense there is going to be a big shift in my business and I am not quite sure what that looks like yet. In the meantime, I am pursuing new opportunities to find clarity in that arena. Currently I am running my business in Chicago and have a shop residency at The Sunday Standard and an outpost at The Center of Order and Experimentation. My hope is to grow as an artist and a business woman while creating more work/life balance. Cheers!
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FOLLOW ABLE SHOPPE HERE: INSTAGRAM & WEBSITE

Photos by Alexa Pedersen

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