So why don't I? For a lot of reasons, not the least of which is that I always (ALWAYS) want to keep my best finds for myself. I'm a greedy guts. (Or is it greedy gus? I never remember.)
My house is packed with items I bought for other people. Things I picked up "for the store" that doesn't exist. Things I've selfishly hoarded away for myself. It's a problem. I look around at my collections and think, "What could I do without" and the answer is "Nothing."
I need it. I need it all.
Okay, I don't NEED any of it, but still.I'm trying to explain how I feel.
The other reason I don't start a shop? Because I know for a fact that there's already a very successful shop that's doing exactly what I want to do, selling exactly what I'd like to sell. And nobody likes a copycat.
That shop is Modish Vintage. I'm seriously in love with it. (And of course, I hate it at the same time. Because it's perfect. And it's not mine. And I'm a jealous person.)
Seriously, though. Modish Vintage is fantastic. There's just something about it. Browsing the offerings, I feel like I'm seeing my personal style come to life. I feel like the shop owner, Evelyn, is looking into my soul.
For example, here are a few things Modish Vintage has sold. (Not available anymore. Curse those who bought it for getting there first!)
I don't know what else to say except to recommend that you check it out. In addition to the Etsy store, Evelyn maintains a Modish Vintage blog to keep shoppers up to date on behind-the-scenes happening and new acquisitions and she tweets pretty regularly too.
I tell you about her, not because we're real life friends, and not because I have to, but because Modish Vintage is literally my favourite place to shop online. It just makes me happy. It's affordable and adorable and reminds me of my childhood.
And because, on a really base level, deep in my mean and tiny, black heart, I kinda hate Evelyn, because she's living my dream. And in a much more powerful way, I love her, because she's so damn inspiring. And it's good to admit these things, right?