Allison Marie Lyons
Job: Owner of Rumors Vtg., a vintage clothing store located at 4211 Chamberlain Ave.
How you describe your style: Relaxed, rock ’n’ roll, classic, American.
The piece of clothing or accessory you couldn’t live without: Broken-in denim. It takes me a long time to retire a good-fitting pair of vintage Levis. If they get a tear or weak spot, I repair them and keep going. The more worn they get, the better they feel, and mends add to the lived-in look that I love.
The part of your style you’re most known for: I have been wearing the same style of black leather boots since 2009 and I’ve never gotten tired of them.
Any fashion regrets? I went through a Hot Topic phase in middle school.
Where you shop: I get the majority of my clothes while sourcing for Rumors. I’d say 90% of my closet is vintage/secondhand from people selling me their old clothes. I buy for myself from other vintage sellers on Instagram or at markets, too.
What you can’t resist splurging on: Sunglasses.
Hobbies: Film photography, sewing, searching high and low for vintage items and antiques.
Photographer: Joelle Blanchard