Friday, May 21, 2010

Coming this week - Vintage for Kids!

Coming Friday 5/21 to our Charlotte location - Vintage for Kids!! For a limited time (ok, so maybe a month or so, or until I get the next lot cleaned and ready to go!) Kitsch-y-Cool Vintage in Charlotte is offering a new lot of Vintage Togs for Tykes: infant wear thru kids, all from the 1950's - 1960's!!

Recently acquired in a large estate lot (see previous post:)) - these are the cutest outfits for your little guys and gals! Even booties, caps, layettes, and more... prices ranging from
$1 - $6.

Remember these won't be around long!!

Sunday, May 9, 2010

The life of a Vintage seller...

Back in the 80's I wrote in my High School yearbook that my future goal was to be an entrepreneur and sell vintage clothing. I dreamt of glamorous shopping trips to New York in a hot little convertible, wearing a stylish 1950's Dior suit, buying cocktail dresses and 1930's Hollywood Glam gowns!

Today's load still in the van

So today here I am, 20-something years later wearing ratty jeans and a filthy shirt armed with gloves and a double dose of Claritin, and my hot little convertible is a Ford 350 passenger van (or the "Church of Vintage Revival Bus" as my friends call it), and instead of buying 1950's cocktail dresses, I am buying 1000 pounds of vintage that have been hiding from the world since 1972 - which is code for "stored in an attic, eaten by bugs, (God help me if I find a mouse in here!) dirty, dusty, vintage."

Day 1: Half Empty!

But even after all that - I can't complain! How can I turn down buying a vanload of vintage packed away for the last 40 years! Who knows what we'll find!

A couple of today's hidden gems!

Now back to today - it will take me 2 days to finish emptying the van and sorting the items into piles: handwash, machine wash/outdoor dry, machine wash /machine dry, tumble dry only, good for crafting scraps, and unsalvageable (sniff sniff). It will take 5 days to clean all the items, 2-3 days to sort (again) by category and repair items, 2 days to inventory, price, measure, and tag items. So after almost 2 weeks the items will come to Kitsch-y-Cool Vintage in Charlotte or online!
Found a bunch of cutey 50's girl dresses - must figure out where to put these beauties!

It is definitely a labor of love!