Category Archives: A Few Lessons

Pros and Cons of Running an Online Vintage Store

Over the decades I’ve worked for a number of companies (high tech and non-profit), in a number of positions, all of which involved sitting behind a computer in a fluorescent-lit office. They were good jobs, till they weren’t! Nowadays I am happy to be out of a cubicle and working for myself doing something I…

Temporary Dip in Sales? Put the Time to Good Use

When my online sales dip precipitously I tend to get a bit obsessed with my store. For better or worse, it’s on my mind…a lot. Like right now.   August was a good month but September has not been kind. The truth is smaller online stores (like mine) that focus on vintage stuff/antiques/collectibles tend to…

A Season of Purses…and What I Look For

Lately I’m finding a lot of nice purses when I’m out thrifting…and that’s fine with me. They’re useful, attractive and most women (and some men) carry a purse/handbag/tote/messenger bag and usually own more than one. Best of all, they sell! My neighborhood thrift store has two big display racks full and some “better” purses in a…