Thursday, April 8, 2010

Curious Knopf is Open for Business

So I just opened a new shop for vintage clothing and handmade jewelry called Curious Knopf. Knopf means button in German and I actually set up the shop a few weeks ago thinking I might use it to sell my vintage button collection. I tend to collect them and collect them until I have more than I know what to do with....Then again, maybe I can use them to make jewelry for my new shop.

Views have been slow, but then I expected that. It was one of the reasons I didn't really want to open a second shop. I ran a separate jewelry shop for a while called Rose, red Rose but I hated being so spread around not to mention having to try and promote two different shops. Better to just throw all your eggs in one basket. The trouble is, that basket was beginning to get mighty jumbled. After some advice from my fabulous etsy-loving sister (visit her vintage San Francisco based fashionista shop, Golden Valencia Vintage. Trust me, you will not be disappointed!) I decided to give it a whirl. Schaufenster is going to be my vintage German kitsch, original stitched art and photography shop with a bit of mid century thrown in there for good measure. Curious Knopf will be for the vintage clothing and accessories.

Who knows? It may pay off. This ring sat in my shop for at least 4 months, but when I transferred it in my new shop it sold within a couple of hours. Anyway, wish me luck. Or, as we say in this neck of the woods, toi, toi, toi!


Ilena said...

Toi, toi, toi! Seriously best of luck with your new shop ~ it looks great!

Schaufensterbabe said...



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