Updated: Jun 10, 2022
Shop Hilton Hottie is dealer 1528 at King Richard's and they sell toys, clothing, purses, accessories in a theme which is like an early 2000s bedroom vibe. "This is like my bedroom as a kid, shoppers told me," says Morgan Aceves, "and that's what I'm trying to get across."
Among clothing you'll find graphic tee-shirts, statement tees, low-rise pants, low-rise jeans, Juicy Couture styles, and "Paris Hilton" styles. "Paris Hilton is behind the reasoning of my store." Purses include Strawberry Shortcake, Hannah Montana, Disney Channel purses, an I Love Lucy purse and other nostalgic themed purses. Accessories include a vintage pair of Stuart Weitzman shoes with gold heels, Spice Girl styled boots by Steve Madden, and some other styles from the 90s. She specializes in toys and collectibles and so you'll find Troll dolls, Barbies, Hello Kitty, Betty Boop and other familiar brands from the era. There are a lot of Care Bears and Rainbow Bright dolls. You'll even see a Rainbow Bright dog there. Rainbow Bright was a kids' favorite in the mid-80s.
Children's clothing is also available starting with infant sizes. These are again vintage styles. "Vintage is coming back and the Y2K era clothing are very popular now because that was a simpler time. It was fun to look back on that time. There are collectors and there are people wearing it. You see a lot of Y2K being warn." Generation Z young adults, starting with kids born in 1997, are wearing a lot of Y2K. "It's very popular with them," Morgan says. Morgan gets asked this all the time: "where do you find all this stuff?" She says she works at this six days a week even driving around out of state to Oregon and Washington and Nevada. "it's my full time job and it's a lot of work but it's the best job I ever had." When she buys clothing she likes to pick pieces that are unique and she prefers certain brands. Always good quality, she says. This is the first booth at King Richard's which is dedicated to the early 2000s and Y2K era vintage clothing and accessories and toys. Look also for the "mystery grab bags" which are like time capsules and feature books, toys, CDs, and nostalgic candies, stuffed animals, butterfly clips. The mystery grab bags start at $15.99 and usually you'll find values ranging from $40 to $100. There are also larger mystery grab bags at higher prices and with more items with a higher value. Morgan's business at King Richard's follows her experiences selling on Instagram. The larger and more special items are reserved for the booth at King Richard's.