5 Things to Never Say to a Vintage Seller

5 things to never say to a vintage seller. Business of vintage

Heading to your local flea market this weekend? Selling at your local market this weekend? Here are 5 things NOT to say to a vintage seller f you are standing in their booth.  For sellers, here are 5 ways to react ! 1. That’s Hilarious I hear this a lot, I say it a lot.  There IS a lot of hilarious vintage. It can bring you back to a time you remember. Or, it’s so dated it’s just damn funny.

The Business of Vintage is Personal

BOV Business of Vintage 1920 beaded flapper dress worn as a vintage wedding dress at the time.

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. It was the story of a solid happy life.   I bought some vintage clothing and handbags.  The furniture and

The #1 Most Important Business Tip

Business of Vintage requires rest and relaxation, this is my rock garden.

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

Is the Vintage Business Dying?

Business of vintage, selling at a vintage flea market

Yesterday, I was taken off guard by the question, “do you think the vintage business is dying or changing?”  Almost too fast, i answered,  “Changing!”  I thought about it all night. When I woke up I asked myself the question again.  Yes, it’s changing. It’s changed.   BEFORE  As the promoter of a show, you bring in dealers and promote to bring in customers.  That was the job. That was when booth rents were $500+ for a weekend. There was

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The Business of Vintage is here to present the new world of vintage.   The old way Drive all over the country from show to show   The new way selling online More local markets  More online sales and promotion  BOV is about exploring new techniques to optimize your vintage business.  We’ll discuss social media, websites, video, selling online, buying for resale, customers, selling locally in a shop, mall or vintage market. How we are stronger as a group than