Thursday, June 30, 2011

Vintage goods in a CUTE vintage trailer? Sign me up!

Now, some of you might be thinking that this post has nothing to do with "weddings", but why not go shopping for a cute little vintage number and wear it in your engagement pictures? Or to the rehearsal dinner? In my opinion, you can wear a good vintage outfit/accessory anywhere at anytime! Erica & Jessica are here to tell us just how you can find all things vintage in their new trailer! Here is a little story about how they got started:

LAE Wedding blogreaders - Hello and welcome to Hill Vintage! Hugs. Hugs. Today Jessica and I are going to take you on a journey of the creation and growth of our business.

Readers she is young. Hill Vintage was started last September and has grown out of a love that, as co-owners Jessica and Erica share for vintage EVERYTHING. We love fashion and the ability that vintage provides for us to be creative in all aspects of our lives. When we first started Hill Vintage, we were vendors at the East Village Bazaar and each week became better organized, more efficient, and discovered how much fun we were having. When the bazaar ended at the end of October we knew we couldn’t stop and started looking into our next adventure which led us to the on-line marketplace, Etsy. Throughout the winter we sold Hill Vintage wares on-line. In mid-February we were approached by Ephemera a local stationary store to hold weekly trunk sales in their back room. And believe it or the sales were a hit!
Once the clouds parted and the snow cleared we were ready to hit the ground running but we had no idea where we were headed. The two of us had been mulling over the idea of a storefront but were not convinced that it was the right time for a permanent location. And just like that onto the radar strolled the idea of a vintage trailer for pop-up sales. After scouring newspapers, ebay, and craigslist we found her…HEIDI, the newest addition to our Hill Vintage family. We could not have wished for anything more amazing in all our dreams. After the addition of a dressing room and some elbow grease she was ready to meet our friends and local shoppers of the 515. To find out where and when you can meet her and us like Hill Vintage on Facebook.
Even with the addition of Heidi we are still active on Etsy as well as indoor fairs and markets. For the remainder of the summer we will be popping up around town, at Market Day and come fall you can see us at the East Village Bazaar.
Truly the credit of our success goes way beyond the two of us. It is because of the generosity and support that we have received from local business owners, shoppers, family, and our friends that we were able to take that next step and purchase Heidi. We are eager to see what the future holds for Hill Vintage and the Des Moines area!

xoxo, erica and jessica

Photos courtesy of: Hill Vintage
 ----Can't wait to check out this trailer!

1 comment:

  1. lovely blog you have here! my best friend is getting married soon so i'm sending her a link to this blog ASAP!

    i just found out about hill vintage today. i can't wait to check out their adorable trailer!