I love doing both, but what I LOVE most about pop-up sales is getting to see my friends/customers IN MY CLOTHES. I get to see their happy faces when the dress they love fits them perfectly. I get to see them twirl in a skirt that they've been looking for forever.
I get to know my peeps, talk to them, laugh with them...
This is not so with etsy.
YES, sometimes, I do get amazing feedback, but I don't get to see that SMILE when they open their package, and I wish I did, because I spend so much time on each one. From the wrapping to the card, to looking through my stock to see if a belt or purse might match, because you know I am throwing it in, too. :)
Don't get me wrong, I LOVE dressing my forms, hanging with the pugs, and snapping photos. It's one of my favorite things. But I miss that personal connection.
But then, last week, I got this e-mail, and it reminded me why I love doing this (other than being obseeeEEEssed with vintage).
It's to help people find vintage they love, too.
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Here's the letter from a gal who bought my 1950s mink coat. She's a peach. Made my week, friends.
The coat arrived today. It is just beautiful. I have it here at the table. It really is beautiful. The fur is a great quality. The color is beautiful and the lining is in wonderful condition. I am wearing it to Easter with my black slaks and silk shirt. I have a hat that will go with it. The color of the coat. It matches the fur beautifuly. What can I say? Thank you so much for the beautiful coat. Just love it. What a wonderful Easter Bunny gift to my self. Thanks again for selling it to me. I will think of you when I wear it. It is just the style that goes with my slacks. Thanks again. Happy Easter.
See? Doesn't that just make your heart warm and goo-y? I know mine is.
Love each and every one of you!