I need to say a big thank you to everyone who came to visit me at the Round She Goes, pre-loved fashion market a few weeks ago. It was held at the Marrickville Town Hall on a rainy Saturday. I can’t tell you how many people turned up but it was exciting to see so many regular and new faces. I really enjoy this market. It’s a great pop up concept, which attracts shoppers of all ages and backgrounds.
I sold an amazing selection of pieces dating from the 1930s to the 1980s. Signed costume jewellery by the greats including, Trifari, Coro and Monet flew from my showcases. A mid century Coro necklace, pictured below, and a true favourite, went to a very stylish customer. Clip on earrings were also hotly pursued. I think once a few more people understand clip ons can be just as comfortable as pierced fittings, more will fly out the door.
To prepare for a market day, I usually start prepping 2 - 3 weeks in advance. This is so I have plenty of time to work on presentation, labels, email newsletters, social media posts, and packaging supplies. Juggling the kids, a household and a small business is daunting but it can be done with advanced planning.
For my next market, I’m going to concentrate on lighter pieces of vintage for spring/summer. Not so much of the heavy goldtone vintage. I also offer a full refund if customers feel they aren’t happy with their purchase once they’re home. Customers can claim this refund up to 30 days post purchase.
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Hope you all have a wonderful start to the working week.