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Wish List for 2019

The very first wish list was made at the beginning of 2019. It included items I would like to Find throughout the year (or all at once, ha) in the wild to sell.

Let’s review this years list before I reveal the new list for 2020.

  1. A BIBA Dress
  2. 70s LANVIN Print Dress
  3. Thea Porter
  4. Sonia Delaunay
  5. A Carpet Coat
  6. Judith Lieberman Bag/Belt
  7. 50s Men’s Suede Knit Cardigans
  8. Suede Sherpa Jackets
  9. 70s/80s Doc Martin Boots
  10. Ruffle Tuxedo Shirts

Whenever I found an item I would post an image and mark the item off my list. Because I had several items that were fantasy, I didn’t do that well. I was able to cross Doc Martin boots and Ruffle Tuxedo Shirt off. Although I didn’t find a Suede Sherpa jacket, I do have a couple of vests. They are not listed yet but will be in the eShop by the New year.  Technically, I did not check them off, but willingly I did.

I thought about making my New list more attainable but I am also not sure how this Next year will play out. Here is the New List-

  1. Tyrolean Cardigans
  2. Malcolm Starr
  3. Mens 1950s-60s Madras Plaid
  4. Men’s 1950s Trousers
  5. 2 Tone Shoes- Guys or Gals
  6. Spring 1960s Trench Coats
  7. 1970s Platform Sandals
  8. Byzantine-Egyptian Revival Costume Jewelry
  9. 1950s Sailor Trousers
  10. Carpet Bags/Coats

New Year, time to get out there and start hunting!

My Family calls me Lulu, so you can too!

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My Top 9 of 2019 on Instagram

Every year in the last 3-4 years there is a trend on Instagram where people post their top 9, in grid form of their most popular images. These are the pictures that received the most hearts, comments, shares, etc. for the last 12 months.

It’s not all about the numbers. We don’t post how many actual likes or comments we received and since Instagram is hiding these numbers now, does it even matter?

This was a roller coaster year for me. I was on Etsy for 10 years and felt social media helped a little bit with interaction and conversion. Remember Wanelo? Way better results and easy to detect!

But since Etsy changed their algorithm for those US sellers with Free guaranteed shipping, I felt Etsy did not have my business interests at heart and therefore moved on.

Let’s start at the top and work left to right on my grid.

  • Siouxie of Siouxie and the Banshees- I wrote a Shorter Short Story on how I met the band in a hotel back in the 80s in Toronto.
  • Vintage Christmas Wrapping Paper- This was part of my promo for 25% off in my eShop, which included Free gift-wrapped packages in these papers.
  • Outfit of The Day- It had a very 70s Rock n Roll vibe! Like the Beatles, Rolling Stones and those Brit rock Bohemians. Both items are still available in my eShop.
  • My New Logo- Since I left Etsy, I rebranded by shop with a New cleaner look. Vintage all the way.
  • The Hudson Bay Point Blanket Coat- Can’t believe this restored 1960s coat is still available even with the discount on it. But Sometimes you just never know about these things.
  • The Chopper Brass Belt Buckle- I acquired a couple of these Rad Belt buckles with the low rider Motorcycles made in the late 1970s. This one is totally Brass! Still available in my Eshop!
  • Lloyd Cole- This was a Shorter Short Story written for Instagram about my encounter the Man. I even posted the autograph note he wrote to me.
  • Monosignè- A cute customer alert went out after Signe from Denmark posted a pic sporting her Vintage Green striped 1970s seersucker Bell bottoms from the shop.

Ask me about a discount for Posting your Attirely Vintage on your Social Media.

My family calls me Lulu so you can too!

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Black Friday Small Business Saturday Cyber Monday all in ONE!

Now till December 7 2019 Get 25% off your total Purchase

before Shipping is added.

Add the Coupon Code DCM4YWY2 to your cart on the Checkout Page!

*Discount cannot be applied to Sale or already discounted Items

*No refund or Returns on Sale or Discounted Merchandise

*No Further Negotiations are allowed

*Only valid in my Eshop

The Holiday’s have come early to Attirely Vintage! Happy Shopping!

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My Gift to You

Opens November 25 2019- Use our Coupon Code to receive 25% Off

On your total purchase (before ship rate) in my Eshop!

Coupon code can only be used here:

  • Expires Dec. 7 2019
  • Discount cannot be applied to Sale or already discounted Items
  • No refund or Returns on Sale or Discounted Merchandise
  • No Further Negotiations are allowed
  • Only valid in my Eshop
  • Excludes Shipping rates

Discount cannot be applied to Sale or already discounted Items

No refund or Returns on Sale or Discounted Merchandise

No Further Negotiations are allowed

Only valid in my Eshop

Excludes Shipping rates

When the Coupon goes Live I will share the link on my Instagram Page:

Happy Holidays! Merry Christmas! Black Friday is Early this year!

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Attirely Vintage says Goodbye to Etsy

I remember when I was in my twenties and writing poetry. I was a serious poet. But if you wanted to get published you paid in someway. Either by buying the publication or paying a submission fee. 

Not much has changed in over 20 years. Businesses are still looking for ways to make money from creative people. And so I decided to publish my own Chap book of poetry. If you keep reading you’ll understand my point.

When I joined Etsy 11 years ago, it was relatively reasonable to list on the market place. I sold my art first then moved into selling vintage. It was seamless. 

I was doing well. Sales increased each year. I adjusted SEO when I needed it. I watched videos to be a better Etsy seller. I participated in the forums and joined a few Teams (now the community system is horrid). I hardly complained and remained positive. 

In the beginning, I paid a .20c listing fee on each item then a 3% final value fee. But so much has changed with Etsy. The company went public and the grabbing hands got greedier. 

Now, I pay a .20c listing fee, a final value fee, a 5% shipping fee, promoted listings, a monthly subscription fee and blood, sweat and tears! 

I do not use Etsy’s shipping services like the calculated shipping and their labels. Why am I paying a shipping fee? 

I am in Canada and the buyers who make purchases from me pay Internet State tax. I do not sell $10,000US to Washington state or Pennsylvania or whoever else has implemented this tax. Also more states will be charging this tax soon. 

I am a small business. When you are a part of Etsy it is hard to be your own Brand. I saw an interview with Melissa McCarthy on Jimmy Kimmel and another time on James Corden’s The Late Late Show. Both times. She plugged Etsy but not the individual sellers’ from whom, she bought handmade items. I had a revelation then. When you sell on Etsy your brand is Etsy! I am not Attirely Vintage on Etsy!

The last problem is the free shipping Etsy is forcing on us Sellers. Did you know you will pay more Internet Sales tax on a higher $$$ amount item? It maybe a few dollars here or there but really Who wants to pay more government taxes. Raise your hands! 

I always viewed Etsy as a platform that Creative people and Vintage enthusiasts could claim as a haven but it was there to help us. Now, I see it as another entity, there to hinder us, just like when I was writing Poetry. I think you see my point now!

When the last listing expires, sometime in November, I will say goodbye to Etsy. It’s time to stand on my own and get to know my Brand!

This is Lulu, it’s what my family calls me so you can too!