Monday, January 19, 2015

Vintage Personal Shopper at Your Service!

IMG_1739.JPGMy most absolutely positively favorite thing to do is to serve as a vintage personal shopper! There really isn't really a specific job title for this aside from "pickers," and we generally don't go rummaging through people's houses (see note at the end). We thought about what personal shoppers do, and that really is what we do, simply with a vintage twist and within a given budget!
In a nutshell, people give us lists of what they are looking for. We call these "ISO lists." Some lists are super specific, while others are more vague. We have some customers who collect one item, and other customers who collect a laundry list of items.
Still other customers are mixed media crafters who prefer to buy their materials through us so they can focus on what they love best- crafting! Those lists change with the wind, and that's just fine!
Flea market vendors and antique shop owners often struggle to keep particular items in stock. We understand you need to make a profit in this case, so we offer vintage items at wholesale prices as well! From old medical ephemera to antique tins, we will find it for you!
As we all know, some vintage and antique items can be very hard to find. Some are simply priced sky high. In these cases we often ask for a budget to keep in mind as we may find these items at a flea market but would, naturally, have to charge more since we would pay more!
Once we find something we think you might like, we forward pictures, prices, and information such as any imperfections to you. If it's not exactly what you are looking for, then we simply offer it to someone else. Pictures of your home, collection, or store always help us get a better idea of what you are looking for and tend to speed up the initial getting-to-know-you process. We really do enjoy getting to know our customers and celebrating their passions!
Whether you are a collector, a crafter, a busy executive looking for unique and personalized gifts for employees, or a stay at home mom who wants a few special items within budget, we are here to serve you and ensure you get exactly what you are looking for at a price you can afford!
Interested? Contact us at uniquelyleanna@gmail.com, call/text, or find us on Instagram!
Note: While I am sure that would be super fun, I'm allergic to everything! If there was cigarette smoke or a pile of tires we would be headed to the ER after using an epi pen. I can, however, go to some thrifts and flea markets in what I refer to as my combat gear- nitrile gloves and my latex free respirator mask!

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