Friday, June 24, 2011

Welcome to CjsRedCloset on Etsy

What to do, what to do, what to do! This is the major question that I have been asking myself for the past several months in regard to my online vintage store.  After some research and quite a bit of soul searching (hence the absence from CjsRedCloset blog) I decided to shutdown my formal labor intensive webstore and open an Etsy store.  The result - I LOVE IT! I have actually only been selling for a few weeks, so my store is quite new, but the ease of it all is exactly what I needed as a WAH mom of three small children.

There are several reasons I like Etsy:
1. It's fun.
2. It hosts a great community which is highly supportive.
3. The vibe is very cool.
4. There are hundreds of thousands of like-minded vintage lovers.
5. I can manage my store at my own pace and intensity with great results.

I opened my Etsy account in October, but it was not until springtime, that I listed my first items.  Without a great deal of promoting and with a "look and see" outlook, to my surprise I made a few sales.  So I have kicked it up a notch and decided to go full force.  I have been getting some great feedback during my learning curve and am learning a great deal about the world of Etsy.  It has been very enjoyable and much more relaxing than designing and constantly maintaining a labor intensive webstore.  To be honest, Etsy has allowed me breathing room and is providing to be much more cost effective.

Needless to say, although I have been out of the game for a minute, I have been diligently working behind the scenes to keep what I love doing going strong.

I would invite you to visit my new (but old) store CjsRedCloset!

Here is a review of my Beautiful Blues Collection!

Vintage Designer Lanvin Op Art Silk Dress - Sz 12

70s Vintage Ethnic Print Sundress - M/L

Vintage 70s Sheer Crepe Tunic/Dress Sz 14

Vintage Hawaiian Floral Sundress - M/L