605 Vintage opens new store


Leah Sip

Store owner, Trevor Swift Hawk, stands outside of his new storefront

Mara Wheaton, Lifestyles Editor

605 Vintage is now officially open at its new storefront after moving locations earlier this year. 

The shop, at 410 5th street, opened the doors to its new location Oct. 7. At the event there were new products, food from Salas Salsas, as well as about 150 people customers.

605 Vintage owner Trevor Swift Hawk started out by hosting a few pop-ups for what is now 605 Vintage to determine if there was a market for what he was selling in Brookings. After seeing success from those pop-ups, he decided on a more permanent solution, a storefront downtown. 

“I always had this idea of opening a store but never knew how to or if Brookings was a place to do it,” Swift Hawk said. “The pop-up shops went super well and then I got super serious … and the support from the community has been huge.”

Swift Hawk was extremely “swift” in snatching the storefront. The store owner was interested in the new location before the opportunity to take over the suite arose. When he received a call about the storefront, Swift Hawk jumped on the opportunity the same day.

“It was cool to watch [the store grow] and get a sense of pride because I was just really excited for him and everything that he was accomplishing. It was just really cool to see his growth through this,” Lexy McElroy, SDSU junior and 605 Vintage employee, said. 

Building a Sustainable Community

This permanent storefront opens up a whole new opportunity for the Brookings community to shop more sustainably.

“[I want to] help educate people about what it means to build a sustainable closet,” Swift Hawk said.

605 Vintage is more than just another shopping location in Brookings. This is the only vintage store you will find on the east side of South Dakota, and apart from selling clothes, you can also trade vintage clothing. 

605 Vintage Advantage

When buying from 605 Vintage, you are purchasing a product that will remain consistent in value. If there becomes a time when you grow out of an item you’ve bought, you have the opportunity to swap that item out for cash, store credit or a new item.

Swift Hawk is proud that he is able to offer fair and affordable prices to customers, especially when buying items back. It is an easy way to help others cycle clothing out of their closet in a more sustainable fashion than throwing them away or donating, Swift Hawk said.

“You’re going to buy something super unique that’s going to last you for a really long time,” Swift Hawk said. “One of one.”

Stop by 605 Vintage, Thursdays and Fridays from  11 a.m.-6 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. in downtown Brookings. 

“The Brookings community has just been a huge support. I look forward to growing more and offering better stuff each week,” Swift Hawk said.