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2015: Courtney went to buy a vintage Prom dress for her daughter & literally came out as the new owner of Vintage Vanity vintage clothing shop. An education in textile design, working as a seamstress & wedding dress maker, her love of vintage style and the quest for individuality combine to make Courtney the perfect vintage store owner. Her quirky ideas of mixing vintage clothing with modern styles to create an individual look, have set the tone for what Strawberry Vintage is now about.
2017: Andy had a full-time job but also on a whim had bought 75 vintage dresses to set up a small online store, The Strawberry Vintage Store (named after his daughters red hair) for himself and his daughter to build.
2018: Andy visited Vintage Vanity early 2018 for a browse. In the corner of the window was the smallest hand written 'BUSINESS FOR SALE' sign.
Andy & Courtney got talking and decided to go into business together. Andy's 30 years in the commercial world, his Mod and Casual style added to Courtney's knowledge of vintage style, love of her store and her own individual look made a perfect partnership. Importantly they were both very much about the customer.
So there and then they decided to join forces, re-brand, using Courtney's existing platform on Etsy.com, let the very expensive shop lease run out in August 2018 and move wholly on-line.
The Strawberry Vintage Store Limited was born. True vintage clothing with the strap line: "Vintage Clothing For Your Personality"
strawberryvintage.com was also born, replicating the Etsy platform to add brand growth.
Courtney has the freedom to express her creativity, her presentation and photographic skills and combine her already extensive vintage knowledge to shake up the vintage clothing arena. Andy is constantly learning more about the vintage clothing, styles and labels and looks after the backroom, social media and the operational side.
They are taking the experience of buying vintage clothing in a new direction, driving to establish the benefits of mixing genuine vintage clothing with today's styles, Clothing Your Personality.
Hundreds of individual vintage garments from 1950s fashions to 1990s retro styles are online and in November 2018 modern retro Mod branded collections were added to compliment Strawberry Vintage branding.
2019: Already showing triple growth and worldwide sales alongside excellent customer feedback, big plans ahead for the continued stock expansion - without ever losing site of fantastic customer service, great value and brand growth.
2020: The ideas and growth continue. Constantly looking at how they can improve the customer experience without impacting the customers time in this online world. Facing the challenges of growth without environmental impact.
Most importantly the store must make vintage clothes shopping easy and as well as providing a friendly pc & mobile store and offering exceptional customer service, Andy and Courtney are always available to answer questions.
Every detail is written for you in each item description, from measurements to style advice. Letting you make a decision with confidence.
As part of the environmental policy recycled or recyclable materials are used for packaging & business cards, also sending email receipts only. The planet is important.
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