I held my grand opening this past Friday & Saturday. Now admittedly, I didn’t spend any money advertising, but I am trying to keep start up costs down at first. Luckily, I don’t have to pay rent as the “store” is in my front yard.
I had a couple of customers who seemed very excited to see vintage clothes & accessories for sale in the area. There are lots of resale shops & antique stores that have a few vintage items, but no store exclusively vintage. Lucky me!
Setting up was interesting. My tent is roughly 10 X 10, but I have an unused “deck” next to it & of course the outside area as long as it’s not raining…and it didn’t rain all weekend.
I didn’t get my “official” sign finished, but I did utilize the old wooden ironing board I picked up last year at a yard sale for $1. I painted on the logo…didn’t get to the highlights or wording yet. The rest of the board I had previously painted in chalkboard paint. So I put this at the top of the driveway.
Along the lines of “trash to treasure”, I made a jewelry display from an old crib spring. You can see that in the first picture above.
Only a small portion of my inventory made it out to the sale. I have way too much & have to rethink buying anything new until I downsize the inventory I have.
Again…. just another portion of my stock.
I have to admit though, for a thrown together, out under a tent “store”, things didn’t look too bad.
Never enough handbags.
Thank goodness I have one good, strong rack.
All in all I think I did okay this past weekend. This coming weekend, I’ll pop a few more flyers around town & update a Craigslist ad.