Antique Stores, Shops, and Malls
Old Soul Makes Vintage New Again
Brandi Rockwell, owner of Old Soul Millennial, has been drawn to throwback fashions, décor and music since she was a little girl, and now specializes in McCoy and Hall crockpots, cast iron skillets, Little Golden Books, Fisher Price and more.
How to increase profits through customer retention
We expect people to browse. But to let our traffic pass through without attempting to leverage some of it is wasteful. Here are steps you can take to increase profits.
Raccoon Forks provides jobs for those with disabilities
Raccoon Forks Trading Company provides job and life training in an antique shop setting. The shop is in the East Village district of Des Moines, Iowa, and is one of Optimae LifeServices' micro businesses.
Chicago business marks 30th anniversary of building heirlooms, restoring antique furniture
Thirty-seven years after emigrating from Poland to the U.S. as an 18-year-old, Stan Bernacki continually uses skills he acquired early in life to successfully operate his renovation and conservation business.
Preventing Theft: Shoplifters tell their secrets
Retail losses from theft equals about $50 billon dollars each year, reports Behind the Gavel columnist Wayne Jordan, citing a report by TIME. In an effort to combat some of this loss, Wayne shares some tips to hopefully thwart shoplifters.
Ten years in and the secret is out about unique tour
The desire to help drive traffic to her family's business and fellow Pennsylvania businesses, and raise monies for community needs, led Melissa Nordhoff to create a tour. Ten years in and word is out.
Ten years in and the ‘secret’ is out about unique tour
What do you have when you combine a myriad of small businesses, an effort that consistently benefits charity, and events and opportunities to explore and enjoy the East Coast country side? Why, Best Kept Secrets, of course.
Tune In: Antique Trader's antiquing road trip playlist
Are you planning an antiquing road trip for the near future or next year? You've probably considered and double checked the essentials, but have you put any thought into your road trip music playlist? May we offer a few suggestions...