3 Things I Wish I Knew BEFORE I Became a Vintage Seller

Donatella and Karyn Dethrow at Vintage Garage Chicago.

When I started selling vintage in 1999, I had no idea what i was doing.  Selling online was new and I was learning as I went.  Here are 3 things I wish I’d figured out sooner. 1. Storage and vehicles get small fast In 2000 we bought a Subaru Forrester,

Jims pick, Record Players from Audio Archeology

As seen at the Vintage Garage Chicago an Audio Visual Instruments record player

Record Players Audio Archeology always brings interesting vintage Record Players and Hi-Fi’s.  John’s been with us from the beginning and joins us in Evanston too. He surprised me at the Vintage Garage season opener a couple years back, with the Audio Visual Instruments Schoolroom record player. Big and boxy with

Don’t Break this Vintage Rule

weekend finds, vintage art pottery at Vintage Garage Chicago

Check out my weekend finds! A vintage beaded handbag, pair of silver candlesticks (or chrome) one brown pottery mid century lamp, another midcentury lamp, this time a desk lamp. Haven’t researched anything yet. Last but not least an unidentified piece of art pottery with an amateur look yet a really

The Secret to Competition in Vintage

Vintage Garage Chicago, how to buy the best vintage 50 tips. 5051 N. Broadway, Chicago, IL 60040

Read, Shop or no Shop and The Least you Need to Sell Vintage  If you sell vintage, or want to become a dealer someday, you are welcome to fill out the Vintage Dealer survey.  Join me at Business of Vintage where we’ll dive in. There is a lot of competition in the vintage