I've been collecting aka hoarding sneakers and sports memorabilia since I was 7 years old.
After college, and a few corporate sales jobs in NYC, I quickly realized the suit wasn't for me and decided to launch my own business in 2009.
My childhood friend and I opened a brick and mortar store called The Wave Boutique in Long Branch, NJ. Unfortunately, like many start up stories, we had our ups and downs and a fire ravaged our store the first year we were open. We lost all of our exclusive collection of sneakers and apparel. After months of reorganizing I was determined to rebuild.
The Vintage Wave launched online in 2012, After 5 years of Vintage hunting and we are now open in Asbury Park, Nj. Selling Vintage & New Sportswear Brands.
Christopher M. Trotta
Founder, The Vintage Wave
723 Bangs Ave Asbury Park NJ 07712