Vintage Q&A What’s HOT in vintage right now?

Vintage Q&A What’s HOT in vintage right now?

 Q- Could you please put into perspective the average age of certain objects have to be in order to consider them vintage?   Certain decades old, A particular era? What is most in demand? Jewelry? All types of glassware, depression, carnival, plates, bakelite, milkglass, European? A- Complicated questions but here goes–  I consider anything 25 years or older with demand vintage. That means, it has to be 1992 or older and someone has to actually want it.   Objects from

My Experience as an antique store owner Part 2  

My Experience as an antique store owner Part 2  

Part 2-  My Experience as an antique store owner if you missed part 1 click here In Part 1 I told you about my experience opening my antique store in Detroit, and some of the things I wasn’t prepared to take on when we took the plunge. Now I’m going to talk about some things I know now that I wish I knew then. What do I wish I would have done differently? 1. Started with a plan. Starting with

The #1 Most Important Business Tip

The #1 Most Important Business Tip

Since I became an entrepreneur, there’s been little time for rest. I’ve been working since I was 15, I’m used to being busy.  Owning your own business is different than just working. Working is going to the job, doing your piece and coming home.  Owning your own business means you are ALWAYS working. Taking care of my mental health so I can be more productive has become key. I’m about to tell you a few things that for years, if

5 Ways to Get to know your Customers Better

5 Ways to Get to know your Customers Better

 Sell vintage locally and it gives you the chance to meet your customer.   In person at a market or having a booth in a mall give you opportunity to get to know vintage lovers, just like you,  face to face. Here are 5 things you can do to make your booth one of their first stops at the next market. 1.  What’s your name? Especially if you’ve seen this person in your booth several times.  Start with your own

Competition in the Business of Vintage

Competition in the Business of Vintage

 There is a lot of competition in the vintage industry.No doubt.Any niche market you decide to get involved with will be filled with people who are interested in what you do. If there is any demand, there will be competition. If you are in a niche with NO competition and you are killing it, it won’t be long before it shows up.What does that mean in the Vintage world? This is really simple and important and if you learn nothing else from

The Business of Vintage is Personal

The Business of Vintage is Personal

I was startled when she told me she was 91. She didn’t look a day over 75. Sharp as a tack with brilliant taste. I try to buy privately as much as I can, usually by referral. It’s the easiest way to acquire new merchandise for me.  Emotionally, it’s not always easy. Today I met Doris.  I learned about her life and it was a story of a solid happy life.  I bought some vintage clothing and handbags.  The furniture and objects