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Top Nine Best Sells of 2019

Last year was a banner year for Sales for my shop on Etsy but then things started to decline quickly towards the end of the year which progressed into 2019. The decline and fall of my shop on Etsy began and I needed to do something different.

It had happened before where I went to other hosting sites like Retruly, Depop and even Ebay to slug my wares online. But sales were inconsistent and becoming farther and fewer in between.

I did have my own website before and its lack of success caused me to waver on whether breaking from these hosts was a good idea. The false security is a habit. The dependency is Real.

Here are the Top Nine Best Sells I had on Etsy from top Left to Right-

  • Beaded Pink Gogo Cocktail dress- Heavily encrusted with glass beads, sequins in clear and white gems. A fun Jewel of a Dress for an evening spent dancing or dining. It was heavy because of the beading but a vintage delight! It found a Home in Texas.
  • Escada’s dark brown silk animal jacquard Dress- The back of this dress is so sexy with its plunging cowl neck. It had a drop waist skirt. Wild texture and pattern in the silk fabric. Margaretha Ley must have thought of taking this from day to evening. Day a blazer, take one away. It found a home in California, USA!
  • Louis Feraud’s Jewel Print Jacquard Silk Dress- The Client whom purchased this lovely silk 1980s dress wanted to know about the previous owner, Unfortunately I could not give her any info. This is the case often times because I acquire my items from all over Southern Ontario. Whatever the case may be She had good taste. It found a home in Australia
  • Escada Blue Plaid Wool Blazer- Margaretha ley really knew how to use Color in clothing. This bright blue check wool blazer was vivid and made for the sophisticated working woman. It found a home in Canada
  • Adidas Keil 1973 Boat Shoes- One of the coolest and may be most rare items I’ve recently found, for which I also found the original magazine Ad.  It found a home in my hometown in Canada
  • Wrangler America Stripe twill Jeans- Hip low rise Red, White and Blue stripe jeans with Far Out Bell Bottoms. So fun I was sad to see them go! It found a home in North Carolina, USA
  • Italian Black Knit Rainbow Lurex Knit Dress- Twinkling in the light the rainbow color lurex of this ruffle Italian made knit dress gave me Missoni vibes. It found a home in Illinois, USA
  • Black Levi Strauss trucker Jacket- Someone doused this in cologne. I had some trouble with it and had to wait patiently after 2 washings for it to be fainter.  Ut it was worth it as Levi Jean Jacket in any color other than blue are hard to find. It found a home in California, USA!
  • John Fluevog Burgundy Leather peep toe Shoes- Adorable burgundy and white two-tone Sling back shoes by the Amazingly talented John Fluevog. It found a home in Montreal, Canada

I miss every one of these items but it’s always great to see that they will make a new home with their new owners!

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!