A little over a year ago, Trisha Xue (@coolaunttrish) did her first pop-up selling vintage clothing and included some old crochet items her mom had made over the years. Soon after, the mom-daughter duo started creating skirts, checkered bags and other popular crochet items, and the brand Cool Aunt Trish was born.
Xue says her business grew thanks to the high-in-demand Marlow Mei crocheted skirt named after her niece, Mei, which means “beautiful” in Mandarin. We think the crocheted skirts are the perfect cozy garment this fall. Paired with a fitted top, belt and your favorite chunky boot, they make for a comfy, retro-inspired look. Keep an eye on Xue’s Instagram for her release of chunky cardigans and balaclavas, which she says are currently in the works. You can find her crochet items and vintage clothing at local pop-ups around Kansas City.