Bear Bone Vintage is owned and operated by Sam Messina. She got her love for vintage and antiques from her namesake and grandfather, Sam Messina. She grew up going to auctions and has always appreciated the value and quality of antiques and vintage. Although there was a brief tangent involving theatre and college, she realized her dream and conceived of Bear Bone Vintage in 2016. For the first few years it was primarily an excuse to collect vintage clothing but eventually it was enough to open her own brick and mortar in August 2019. 

Bear Bone Vintage is a dream come true for Sam and is lucky enough for her hobby to be her career.

She also has a Great Pyrenees, named Bear, who's a monster of a dog, her beloved companion and a contributing factor to the name of the business.