I was at a Christmas drinks party last night and a few people asked where and how I started trading vintage jewellery.
Back in 2010, I was living in London when the global financial crisis had well and truly set in. I saw this as an opportunity to start my own business, so I approached @graysantiques in Mayfair London, and I was offered a showcase. I had a limited collection of vintage costume jewellery pieces from flea markets in the UK and Europe to start with. However, I needed to work on building that collection and find my vintage niche. To this day, this has been a key part of building my business - Trusting myself and what I buy! I had the showcase at Gray’s for approximately 6 months before moving to NYC. It was an invaluable experience where I learnt many lessons about starting a business. Fast forward to now and in between family commitments, I really enjoy trading at vintage pop up events and through my online boutique in Sydney.
It’s true, running your own business can be really hard. I’ve had a few brick wall moments, which I had no idea how I’d move through, but I have. My best philosophy has been small steps and making sure I 100% believe in my concept. I’ve had times where I’ve had to put the business away but I’ve happily and thankfully always picked up where I’ve left off.
I highly recommend anyone to take on the challenge. It’s so rewarding when you do reach a few milestones. #vintagejewels #vintagebusiness #vintagesmallbusiness #graysantiques #vintagestyle #vintageinspiration #vintageinspiration #vintagecostumejewelry #vintagecostumejewelryforsale #vintage #londonvintage #smallbusiness #sustainablefashion #vintageblogger #vintagejewellery #vintagefashion #vintageinspired #sydneyvintage