Today’s tips focus on how to find your vintage darling’s temporary home.
Bricks & Mortar: thrift stores, vintage shops, or antique boutiques, each bell-equipped door can open to troves of untold vintage treasures. Upon deciding which door to ring, read reviews on socially knowledgeable sites like Yelp or Citysearch. Also, especially in the case of thrift stores where residents make donations, take into account the surrounding neighborhood. If you crave pint size ensembles drive to neighborhoods with higher concentrations of younglings. If your hunt is focused on young and edgey, frequent stores near local college campuses. And if your tastes run ritzy, locate your shopping uptown.
Online: If you have your heart set on a specialized vintage piece, its far more effective to employ computer robots to scour nations of online merchandise than rotate your tires across your city’s much smaller selection of local wares. To acquire seller credibility, check the vendor reviews on auction sites like eBay or selling communities like etsy.
Estate/Garage Sales: Forage Craig’s List and local papers for prodigious possibilities. Leave your fears of haggling at the edge of the driveway. These sellers don’t want to reshelve merchandise.
Event Boutiques/Flea Markets: As with all special event shopping, arrive early. Give yourself a budget and purpose before arriving, so you can make informed impulse purchases. Plan to close your transaction in cash as plastic money is not always an option.
Should you wish to put your newly acquired vintage shopping skills to the test, there will be a vintage event in downtown Mesa this Saturday (September 25th) from 7 to 10 am.
Hosted by Kayleen of Flour Clothing/Midstate+kids, Kacey Reed of the owl tree, & Debbie Dear of Sweet Sauce
Don’t omit your entry to the Twig Giveaway. If you haven’t yet, jump on it like a flea market find.
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