In a perfect world, everyone would love the work they do as much as Angie Payne loves her work at Vintage Vibe on East Broad in Mansfield. In fact, to Angie, it doesn’t feel like “work” at all. The Vintage Vibe story began about 10 years ago, when Angie was happily busy as a stay-at-home mom of three. “I’ve always enjoyed design but being a stay-at-home mom, I had to do it on a shoestring,” she said. When her son was eight, Angie decided to redo his room. Instead of shopping at a big-box store and spending a fortune for the same furniture everybody else had, she repainted and repurposed a bedroom set she’d bought for less than $100.
That was it. Angie was hooked! Since then, she’s spent her time looking for unique items and giving them new life for her ever-growing customer base. The business she began in her garage grew quickly. After expanding into a studio then renting space at several antique malls, she opened her storefront, Vintage Vibe, in 2014, and quickly realized she was onto something. With an emphasis on customer service and offering unique items her customers can’t find elsewhere, Angie soon garnered a following of loyal customers—with new customers discovering her, every week. Because the stock is everchanging, each trip to 1585 East Broad Street offers them something new.
“When you walk through our doors, we want this to be your ‘happy place’. We love nothing more than spending time with our customers, helping them pull together the pieces that’ll make their home unique. We make a point of keeping our price points affordable, so there’s something for every budget, and we’re always looking for that next unusual or one-of-a-kind item.”
Born and raised in Arlington, Angie has lived a charmed life. “I met the love of my life at 17,” she said. “We’ve been married 27 years and have three amazing children I was blessed to be able to stay home and raise. Our oldest is married and we’re due to become grandparents in June. I couldn’t have asked for a better life. Now, to be able to find a career that brings me such joy and brings so many amazing people into my life, well, it’s more than I could have hoped for.”
A big believer in giving back, Angie stays involved in the community. The mother of a child with autism, she facilitates a fundraiser/raffle, during the month of April, and donates to various autism charities, throughout the year. “We also do a community outreach in December with free photos with Santa paired with a toy drive and food donations,” she said. “It’s a special event offering kids with disabilities one-on-one time with Santa.”
When she’s not on the job or volunteering, Angie loves nothing more than kicking back around the pool or patio or heading out on the boat with her family.
1585 East Broad Street | Suite 101
(817) 473-2777 | VintageVibeTexas.com
By Meredith Knight Photo by Lauren Medean