Wow, it's been a while since my last update on our antique selling adventures! I've got a lot of news to share with you!
We've officially decided to go back to just one space starting next month. It was fun having two, but we just weren't making enough of a profit to justify the extra work (and merchandise) it took to maintain both. Basically, once space rent and commission were deducted, we were making the same amount that we had been making with just one space. We paid the first and last month's rent when we signed up, so we're paid up through the end of July. Phillip and I both asked for July 31st off from work to move stuff out and rearrange the remaining space.
We also decided to try renting a shelf space at another antique store in the village of Arroyo Grande starting at the beginning of June. We're renting this shelf for $65 a month:
Back to our Los Alamos spaces:
craft fair. (So far I've sold one bow).
Overall, it's been kind of a disappointing couple of months for our antique ventures and I'm hoping it's just a rough patch that we can wait out. Phillip has been focusing much more on his Ebay auctions to try and make up for it, and we both agreed to a thrifting hiatus while we let some stock sell. We're going to have to pack up a ton of stuff when we move out of the second space! I'm hoping to get some of the vintage clothes I have up on Etsy soon (once I have a little more free time!).
For those of you who sell vintage, how are your sales going this summer?