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
IKEA You Not. We Want Your Parent’s Stuff: A Vintage Response By Melissa Sands with Duane Scott Cerny For 24 months there has been an influx of articles about how nobody wants their parent’s old stuff. Every time I see this and read how IKEA has killed our industry, I wonder how much two years of misinformation from influential publications has hurt the vintage and secondhand industry. We are a niche market without the marketing budget of IKEA.
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
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