I thought it would be interesting to get to know some fellow female vintage sellers and help support the people that I want to support! So I did a little interview with Maria of MarMarVintage to see how she incorporates being a vintage seller into her life.
Granted, I need to work on my ability to be a good interviewer, but the great photos of Maria taken from her blog will spruce this interview right up.
What got you interested in vintage?
My vintage interest began when I was little girl shopping thrift stores with my mom. I have a fond memory of jumping into bins and searching for decent vintage items. My mom told me that someone needs to rescue these beautiful garments.
Do you see yourself selling vintage in the next 5 years?
Yes, I do see myself selling vintage in the next few years. I am planning to expand my store and sell vintage garments for the entire family. There is a huge market with vintage children clothing. It has been difficult to find quality children garments because parents tend to discard these items.
Do you support yourself through etsy?
I'm trying my best to support myself from etsy store. It has been difficult but I am still working on capturing more customers.
Other than selling vintage, what do you do?
I'm currently looking for a part time job. I took a break from working the apparel industry. I want to focus on my online store for a bit.
During my free time, I'm testing out different vegetarian recipes and working some DIY projects. My DIY projects are revamping old tables that are discarded on the street. After a few coats of paint, these table are revitalize into shabby chic gems.
What do you think are the benefits of buying vintage instead of modern day clothing?
The benefit of buying vintage clothing is recycling and revamping your wardrobe with pre-existing fashion. With your unique threads, you can stand out in the crowd. Also vintage garments were built with better quality of thread and fabric. You will be saving more money over vintage purchases than buying modern day clothing don't last after two wears.
Please Email me if you are a vintage seller and want to chat!