‘American Pickers’: Danielle Colby Wants to Start Her Own Show About Vintage Lifestyles

by Joe Rutland

“American Pickers” host Danielle Colby expressed a desire to start up her own show that would focus on vintage lifestyles.

In a 2014 interview with MLive, Colby talked about doing this type of show.

“They pick one trend and engross themselves completely,” Colby said. “It’s really interesting but I would still tell the story from the perspective of the buyer and the pieces they collect. I still think that’s the most important thing – the story of the item and the person the item comes from.”

These days, “American Pickers” fans can see a lot more of her on The History Channel show. Colby joined her boss and show creator Mike Wolfe as a host this season. She took over that spot after Frank Fritz was fired from his role over the summer.

She has appeared on the show over its many seasons, though. Colby works in Wolfe’s office in Le Claire, Iowa, yet also finds herself interested in “picking” antiques and collectibles.

‘American Pickers’ Host Talked About Clothing Line From Puerto Rico

Colby likes having a lot of irons in the fire. One of them that the “American Pickers” host recently talked about is a clothing line from Puerto Rico.

She shared a post on her Instagram account on Aug. 18 that brings this clothing line to the public’s attention.

Colby, 45, wrote some words along with a photo of her on a beach.

“There’s no denying the fast fashion industry has much to do with global waste and pollution,” Colby wrote. “To read more about why head to my Patreon to read my blog post about it. These clothes were sustainably made here in Puerto Rico by @delamer1981 (photo credit): @madisonhurleyphotography.”

With more than 228,000 followers on her Instagram account, it’s a pretty good bet that Colby’s message is receiving some attention.

De La Mer 1981, which is the clothing line Colby discussed on her Instagram post, explained its mission in more detail on its website.

“Apparel that moves with you, breathes with you and fits the way you want it to,” according to the company’s website. “De La Mer 1981 is committed to providing pieces that embody the spirit of the sea, sand, and salty breeze.”

“American Pickers” has been on The History Channel since 2010. That covers 22 seasons and a lot of road for Wolfe, Fritz, and Colby to drive around and meet with antique collectors.

The show definitely has built up quite a following not only in the United States but in other countries, too. Wolfe made a cameo appearance in one episode of the popular CBS crime show “NCIS” that stars Mark Harmon.