They say that times flies when you’re having fun. And boy are they right! We can’t believe that MAKE Collectives turned FIVE last month! It feels like just yesterday we cut the opening ribbon to our store front. What many of you don’t know, is that the journey of MAKE started way before. The real beginning started around 15 years ago as a pop-up. After an Etsy shop and about a million pop-ups later, here we are at our beautiful storefront today! We hope everyone has enjoyed this journey as much as we have. We truly loved the last five years of workshops, community events, and a whole lot of vintage. And we can’t wait to continue to bring the community together, be a platform for local artists and makers, and of course finding more unique vintage to share with you all.
So you might be asking what is next for MAKE? Well, this year we want to focus on our partnerships and collaborations, like our partnership with the Renaissance Hotel Long Beach, where we have a pop-up gift shop and have expanded our community workshops. Working with local influencers like Goldstruck and StayLA , more collaborations with local artists from all over the US, like Little-Feral who is coming from Portland just for us, and our biggest attention will be on our online store so you can shop MAKE curated finds 24 hours a day. We hope to see you at one of our upcoming workshops!
To thank all the MAKE supporters we had our 5 Year Anniversary Celebration. We enjoyed bites, booze, and beautiful company!! Keep scrolling for pictures from the event! We love you, Long Beach!
It feels good to be FIVE!!
Photos by Rosalie Andrea
Written by Bree Castillo