Welcome to The Privileged Poor.  This blog supports its upcoming namesake “vintage” clothing store that’ll be located in a North Seattle suburb.  We use quotes because we expect our use of the term “vintage” to be problematic, if not controversial.

The Privileged Poor is an American lifestyle store-blog.  Like its cousins, Alive Juice Bar and Foodyap, it seeks to reclaim immigrant narratives, and to use them to invigorate the American nation building project.

We hope The Privileged Poor will help clarify the role of fashion in how we use clothing and accessories to imagine and construct our identities. And how we then use these identities to envision and build an impossible dream.