Saturday, June 23, 2012

Live on One Kings Lane!

Upcoming items to be featured in the retroda shop at One Kings Lane

This week marked the start of e-commerce business for retroda. The first few items have begun to be offered for sale on the One Kings Lane website.  retroda is featured in the Vintage & Market Finds section where each day you will find hundreds of items that have been selected by One Kings Lane merchants to be offered for sale for five days only.

There is also a page where you can see just the current offerings from retroda 

Things appear to be moving quickly and two items sold this week on their first day up for sale:
Vintage Pillow Sham
Embroidered Pillow Sham from retroda at One Kings Lane
Midcentury Barware Collection, 24 Pieces
Mid-Century Barware Collection from retroda at One Kings Lane

It's an encouraging sign and hopefully an indicator of future success!  Check out the website and the retroda shop and let me know what you think!

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Happy First Anniversary - Long Beach Antique Mall II

It's hard to believe that it's been an entire year since I was one of the first dealers to move into the Long Beach Antique Mall II. The mall got a very fast start in the antique/vintage marketplace and has had a waiting list to rent a dealer space almost since opening. There is a dedicated following of interior decorators, set designers, and vintage collectors and more people are discovering the store every day. With more than 50 dealers regularly bringing in items, you never know what treasures you might find!

To celebrate the one year anniversary, the store is having a 2-day party on Father's Day weekend, June 16th & 17th. Many dealers are running specials on their entire inventory which is pretty rare for this store. retroda will be participating by offering a 20% discount on all items for these two days only. If you've had your eye on something recently, it is definitely time for action! Come see us this weekend and help us celebrate!

Sunday, June 3, 2012

One Kings Lane

I am super excited to officially announce the launch of an online business for retroda through the website One Kings Lane. One Kings Lane was founded in 2009 as an online "flash sale" website featuring designer home furnishings and lifestyle products. Today there are more than 3 million registered customers who watch the site regularly for curated sale events that last only five days. One Kings Lane also regularly features "Tastemaker Tag Sales" from top interior designers with some of their recent events coming from Robert & Cortney Novogratz and some of the "Million Dollar Decorators".

retroda was selected to be a vendor in the new Vintage & Market Finds section featured alongside other dealers from around the country. Several hundred items are listed for sale each day beginning at 8:00 PST/11:00 EST and while they are available for five days, lots of items get snapped up in the first few hours. We have been very busy preparing to "go live" on the site and have converted the dining room into an impromptu photo studio complete with white backdrop and multiple lights. Next step will be getting ready to ship out all of the items that sell!

I am busy submitting my proposed items to their buying and merchandising team and, once they are approved, should have items up on the site within a couple of weeks.  I'm happy to be partnering with One Kings Lane on this e-commerce endeavor and hope it is the start of something big!