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Meet Mychelle Mordente of Ragg Mopp Vintage in Silver Lake

Today we’d like to introduce you to Mychelle Mordente.

So, before we jump into specific questions about the business, why don’t you give us some details about you and your story.
I started wearing vintage clothing in 8th grade. My parents didn’t allow me to spend a lot of money on clothes, so I would look at the editorials in fashion magazines and try to replicate the images I saw from thrift store finds. I became obsessed! At a young age, I realized that vintage clothing was SO much better quality and richer in design than most of the new clothing you could buy…and it was a fraction of the price. My collection started, I spent every dime I made in thrift stores.

At 22 years old, I opened my vintage clothing store, Ragg Mopp Vintage. I have been in business for almost 19 years now and I am still madly in love with what I do. The best part…. I met my husband because of my store!

Rafe owned the punk rock record store next door to me… (we shared a wall) The first time I saw him, I knew that sexy man was going to be mine! 17 years have passed, two kids have been created and we are still happily married.

Overall, has it been relatively smooth? If not, what were some of the struggles along the way?
Opening a store is hard, and pioneering a neighborhood at the same time makes it that much more difficult. I didn’t make any money at first. Just enough to keep the shop open and keep finding good product. Silver Lake is my favorite place in Los Angeles, and I am so proud to be part of the fabric of this great community. One thing I know for sure, is that if you truly love what you do…you will succeed.

Please tell us about Ragg Mopp Vintage.
Ragg Mopp Vintage was created out of pure passion for style and the adoration of all things old.

My boutique supplied the savvy Silver Lake customer with classic and timeless silhouettes.

Each piece handpicked, rich in design and pairing flawlessly with modern accents.

Specializing in casual to high end clothing, jewelry, and accessories from the 1890’s-1990’s, Ragg Mopp’s ever changing collection continues to inspire designers, stylists, celebrities and creative individuals.

My goal as the sole proprietor is to give the BEST customer service to everyone that walks through my door.

If you had to go back in time and start over, would you have done anything differently?
Nothing…because the journey, in all of its flaws and mess ups, made me who I am today.

Contact Info:

  • Address: 3816 West Sunset Blvd.
    Silver Lake, CA 90026
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  • Phone: 323-666-0550
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  • Instagram: raggmoppvintage
  • Facebook: SRAS97481196
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Image Credit:
Chris Strother

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