Selling in an Antique Mall: A Beginner's Guide

Selling in an Antique Mall: A Beginner's Guide

by Inis Lovely

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Selling in an Antique Mall: A Beginner's Guide by Inis Lovely, Sue LaLumia

Can you make money selling in an antique mall? Yes, and we'll show you how to get started. Selling in antique malls seems easy. You visit a mall near you, and if they have a space available, you plunk down your rent money. Boom! You're in business!

The tricks are staying in business and making a profit. You do want to earn a profit, don't you?

Beginners selling in antique malls make a lot of mistakes. Most of them very common mistakes that are easy to avoid. This book will help do just that.Instead of spending years learning the ropes, you'll start off on the right foot and several steps ahead of other new dealers.

Packaged in this book are trip-ups to watch out for as well as techniques to start and keep your business organized and running smoothly.

* All malls are not the same. Determine exactly which one is right for your business.
* Ask the right questions before you commit to a booth.
* Learn how to make the most of your space.
* Get insight into tried-and-true ways of prepping merchandise quickly.
* Want to know where dealers get their stuff? Well, we'll reveal some of the best sources.
* Find out a method of stocking your booth professionally, beautifully and very quickly.
* Style your booth and bring in customers with our display tips.

The authors have more than 10 years combined experience selling in antique malls. We looked high and low for a guide like this when we started selling in antique malls. It didn't exist. Instead, we learned things the hard way.

That's why we wrote How to Sell in an Antique Mall: A Beginner's Guide. It's a book that is long overdue.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940011868689
Publisher: Selling in an Antique Mall
Publication date: 11/16/2010
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 770,860
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Inis Lovely: I have been buying and selling vintiques professionally for more than 9 years. Unprofessionally, for more than 20 years. Let me explain. As a single mom years ago, I furnished and decorated my home with vintage finds. Then, friends started asking if they could buy the things I had found, or if I would find similar things for them. I did as they asked, and made some much needed extra cash.
Professionally, I started small with just a case selling vintage jewelry and growing to eventually have a large booth inside American Classics Antique Mall in Colorado Springs. Sadly, due to mobility and health issues, I closed my booth in early 2009. Boy, do I miss it! Visit me at my personal blog,, where I talk about everything under the sun. And drop by, the Internet home of this book where Sue and I will be offering more of our experiences in the business.

Sue LaLumia: I’ve been selling vintage items for over 6 years – first at local flea markets and now in antique malls for the last 4 years. As the child of a curbside-picking mom, I was mortified, and vowed I’d NEVER do that. In college, I discovered thrift stores and it’s been downhill since.
As proprietor of Vintage Resuce Squad, I currently have 2 booths in the Leesburg Antique Emporium in Leesburg, Virginia, and sell each May at the Art & Soul retreat in Hampton Roads, Virginia. I specialize in ‘30s-’40s home decor, shabby chic, and mantiques. My current obsessions are vintage cameras and typewriters. I’ve vowed never to buy another armoire. The alleged etsy shop will open soon. Follow my junking adventures at

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