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Monday, July 15, 2013

Selling at the Rose Bowl Flea Market

I've had my etsy shop for quite a while, but I always end up with so much vintage that just piles up because I never seem to have enough time to get everything up on the shop, so I've always wanted to sell at the Rose Bowl Flea Market, and while I totally enjoy being a regular shopper there, being a seller is so so different, much more work than I would have ever thought!
I spent a couple nights leading up to the day going through all the clothes and making cute price tags and such for them all and then when Saturday came around I spent the entire day gathering all the necessary things, hanging, steaming, and organizing.  I honestly couldn't believe the amount of prep time it all took; we got done with everything at about 10pm and then went to bed around 11:30 and were up at 1:45am to head down to Pasadena for our set-up time.  While setting up was a bit hectic, our space turned out quite lovely and I was lucky to have the amazing help of Anthony and Sheri & Tod, who sold some of their vintage housewares there at the space also so it was a win for us all!
It was so incredibly hot this weekend and by the end of the day I was just a hot, sweaty, dirty mess...I really did feel quite bad for my poor 1950's gingham dress.  But, I met so many interesting people, and sold some great pieces so overall it was a great thing to experience.  Now I can check that off my list and stick to selling on etsy, which by the way is on "vacation" right now until I go through all my inventory again, improve my shop's appearance, re-shoot, and list these vintage lovelies.
I'll start with the first photo of the day; since we got up at such an ungodly hour I of course did not have the time to get all fancied up so this is how a gal must get ready for the day, crouched down on the floor with only mascara and red lipstick in tow, but hey, that's all a girl really needs anyways!

Outfit Details 
Hat - Vintage
Dress - Vintage
Shoes - Vintage

14 comments:

  1. Your photography is so cool
    Love the light that you use :D

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  2. wow that dress suits you so well, love it! also, great photos :)
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    Ester from Drawing Dreaming

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  3. Wow you are seriously beautiful and I love that you're so vintage and classy! I have followed you, please check out my blog too :)

    http://whoistanyaxo.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Thanks so much Tanya! Your blog is quite lovely as well.

      -Kiana

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  4. you look amazing for a sleep deprived vintage seller in the heat!

    i only sold at a tiny fair once and it was super hot (over 90F) and the amount of work is pretty overwhelming.

    heck, i got tired shooting 10 outfits for my etsy shop over 10days, i don't wanna know what preparing some 50+ pieces feels like!

    but the booth looks adorable, great job.

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    1. Haha! Thank you so much!
      Yes it can definitely be overwhelming and was quite the day but I'm glad I did it!

      -Kiana

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  5. You are so beautiful! That looks like so much fun to sell at a market. Part of me has always wanted to do that, but I would be afraid that I would just lose money doing it. You look like you had a ton of fun though!

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  6. these are such lovely photographs and I adore your style! Very vintage ... you look gorgeous!

    www.primpedandprimed.blogspot.com

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  7. I wish I could have gone! I love flea markets. Plus, those shoes are to die for. You have great style!

    -Iz
    nguyentage.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank ya miss! I'll actually be putting all the shoes, clothing and such that didn't sell on my etsy shop soon so stay tuned!

      -Kiana

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  8. Hi Kiana! I just discovered your blog... love it, you are so cute! I was kinda in a outfit rut, but after looking through some of your entries, I feel inspired again.. love when that happens! keep up the great work xoxo

    - Mariel

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    1. Hi Mariel!
      It is so very lovely to hear your outfit rut has come to an end and I am so incredibly happy and flattered that I could help you out of it, thank you so much!
      xo,
      -Kiana

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  9. what area did you sell in? I am considering selling some of my jewelry but don't know which color area to suggest!! :)

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