Retail is like theater sometimes---telling a story with place and
visuals--so in the days leading up to the resale store's opening, I felt
we were anticipating the critics' reviews on Saturday. I'm happy to
report (with a deep sigh of relief) that opening day was a success.
The day started with a line forming outside the shop at 9:45. When I
turned the key and opened the front door, about 20 serious shoppers
found the thrifty bargains they'd come for.
A woman from Atlanta bought
the vintage Marshal Field fur coat. A furniture maker liked the worn
leather recliner enough to take it home. Best sellers were glassware,
like the double old fashioned's painted with game birds of the midwest and a beautiful, heavy set of 12 faceted goblets. Also big were art, books and the collection of Scottish cashmere sweaters for men.
Celeb sightings at the shop:
Blogger Tate Gunnerson stopped in with friend Janice ( we once did a group shop at the Salvation Army on Kedzie), and his partner, Dean.
Maggie, an estate sale dealer who last week helped a client in need while at the same time helping to fill our shelves.
Author Sharon Fiffer's wish list included a vintage typerwriter, so she bought the green Hermes 3000.
Paula, a Garage Sale Warrior reader I met last year at her church's rummage sale, came in with her handsome husband.
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