Junk in the Trunk Vintage Market: Round 2
It’s been 2 weeks since the fall 2015 Junk in the Trunk Vintage Market, and let us tell you—we are just now fully recovered. Thousands of shoppers showed up, lining up in droves and ready to shop. Luckily, we came back from our first appearance in May a little bit wiser, and with a little more sleep, because the bustle never slowed from sun-up Saturday to sun-down Sunday! Here are the highlights:
Ready to try a modified approach to our flea market strategy, plans and preparations began immediately after the spring market came to a close. We spent the entire summer scouring every nook and cranny of the Valley for items we knew would do well in the fall—suitcases in warm leathers, vintage holiday decor and cozy textiles.
We knew we wanted our booth to have just the right amount of tension between feminine and masculine, to appeal to all shoppers, and we knew we wanted to stick to our guns with mainly mid-century modern (even though it didn’t do as well as we thought it would the first go around) to stay true to our brand’s aesthetic.
The setup went smoothly—with some Mama’s Cold Brew pre-gaming—and we put up our signature art wall with our nail-head logo with ease. We secured a corner booth this time (all Beth!) and thank goodness for that! It was so much more open and accessible to shoppers.
Even though we didn’t have time to actually shop this time before the doors opened, we were glad to see our old friends Patina Vintage Design again, and we had fun meting new friends Perspective Design, Twenty6 Designs, Hello Apparel and Salvaged Soul.
We made sure to bring another showstopper piece, and our vintage bright blue-striped sectional did the trick. We overheard so much chatter about the sofa, and it put a smile on our faces. It now lives with it’s forever family in North Scottsdale and while we miss it dearly we’re so happy it found a good home.
Besides the sectional, smaller vintage decor items and furniture pieces were our main focus at this market. We’re all about introducing our love for mid-century modern to new audiences, while making it affordable for everyone. Old little brass animals, small industrial cabinets and vintage silver jewelry were all new items we brought with us.
We also wanted to make sure we had the holidays covered, so we brought our Mame Luxury Soy Candles (these seriously smell wonderful and come in a cute linen bag, making them the perfect small gift!) and Eggpress greeting cards.
We also brought our brand-spankin’ new Vintage is My Vice Tees and Tanks, which make a fantastic gift for the vintage lover in your life. Seeing the reacting to our first pieces of custom apparel was the absolute highlight of the weekend! We almost sold completely out of stock in just two days, and are reordering more this week. They will be available for sale in the shop, and we are also considering setting up an Etsy shop in the near future for our out-of-towners!
Overall, we were overjoyed with how it all panned out. Our booth did so well that we had to head back to the shop and restock the Uhaul Saturday night! Such a happy surprise.
We consider this fall market a smashing success, and we have to thank everyone who stopped by our booth for that. Thank you, thank you, thank you for supporting PAST vintage as we grow and giving us a heaping dose of good vibes. Also, a big thank you to Lindsey and Coley, the masterminds behind Junk in the Trunk Vintage Market. You ladies did an amazing job, and we’ll see you in May!