The criteria is for the clothing to be considered vintage it has to be 20 years or older. That is an easy one, most of the classic pieces I have are 20 years older or more.
My other epiphany is that I want to focus on the things that truly make me happy and make sense for my future. I have decided to stop taking college courses. At least not taking the heavy duty ones like math, science, stats. I may consider a fun course now and then but for now, I am going to see how successful I can be as a vintage clothing reseller. I do have an A.S. in Business - might as well put it to use! This would be great if this is the type of business that I could run after I retire and am traveling.
Thrifting produced a 70s/80s ceramic jaguar with green sparkly eyes for $4. I am going to enjoy him for now, knowing I can always resell him for a tidy profit.
These past few months I have been following thrift resellers. They post where they are listing their items and how much profit they make on each item. For a number of years I have been following bloggers that resale on the fair circuit. I have sold through EBay before but only used college textbooks and other miscellany.
Let's throw in a Pattern of the Day, one of the earliest that I have collected from 1954.
Since I don't have an indoor photography setup, I began by staging the clothing items for sale for an early morning photo shoot when the lighting is the best. I may try my hand at selling altered/embellished garments under the craft section. At the very least maybe I can make a few dollars towards Christmas gifts or future vacations.
Other clothing scored in the weekend thrifting at hospice/food banks were white Pendleton shorts (NWT $38, thrifted $5), a New Identity colorful jacket ($5). I am going to wear the two together along with a colorful pink blouse to a educational science field trip at this month's end.
This Sag Harbor Hawaiian print maxi, (and not shown) two other articles of clothing, five Christmas CDs and a 1970s book on entertaining were all essentially free when I purchased the $15 cute blue and green jewelry set.
The necklace now adorns the lamp shade in my bedroom until I find the inspiration to do a fashion shoot with that Hawaiian maxi.
Vintage resellers - what has been your experience with Etsy?