One on One Interview with Lady Moon Vintage

 

Welcome to the first Manchester PR Blog post!  Throughout my blog I will cover one on one interviews with fashion industry professionals, Fashion/PR news, PR Blunders and much more! Make sure to check out Manchester PR Blog for your weekly scoop. 

I sat down with Christie Finn the owner of Lady Moon Vintage to discuss her store and what goes into selecting the right pieces for her online boutique. 

When did you open Lady Moon Vintage?

I listed the first item on Etsy on November 1st, only a few short months ago!  There has always been the thought in the back of my mind to start my own business, so I was ecstatic when the time came to open an online vintage shop. Before I made my debut on Etsy, I took a little time to plan, design my website/graphic art, and most importantly, start collecting the merchandise.

How did you come up with the name of “Lady Moon Vintage”?

Lovely Lady Moon was a name I used frequently, as a kind of persona. It only made sense to continue that. I guess it originally started because I have always been inspired by the art and fashion of the Art Deco movement. I have a gorgeous Vogue cover print by George Wolfe Plank, which has an out-of-this-world clad muse lounging on a crescent moon. Nothing is more fabulous!

Have you always had a career in fashion?

Yes. Growing up I was obsessed with fashion. While getting my degree in fashion design, I worked retail and at a vintage store. After graduation, I had a number of fashion jobs, including handbag and accessory designer.  I’ve now moved away from design but have many friends who are up and coming in the field. What I like so much about running Lady Moon is it encapsulates all my experience and my passions into one job.

What are you looking for when you’re seeking vintage pieces for your store?

My check list for choosing the best vintage for the shop:

1)     Wearability – Dealing with vintage things, especially older pieces, some can be too fragile or too valuable to wear. As I love to admire these things, I don’t want to sell collectable pieces. 

2)     “It” Factor – There has to be something about it. Whether it’s in the construction, design or quality, at least one of its attributes has to make a statement.

3)      Relevancy – I look for clothing and accessories that will fit into the modern girl’s closet. I follow the trends to stay in the know about what is fashion forward.

What seems to appeal to your customers?

Wearable, functional vintage pieces appeal to my customers. My vintage items, whether it would be a stellar 1940s jacket or a pair of wonderfully worn-in oxford boots from the 1980s, can be mixed and matched with what she already has in her closet. The most stylish people have a great balance between new, vintage and handmade pieces in their wardrobe.

Where are Lady Moon Vintage items sold?

To shop our handpicked vintage wearables visit http://ladymoonvintage.etsy.com.  The shop carries women’s clothing, shoes, accessories and jewelry from the 1920s to 1980s. New items are listed daily, so visit the shop regularly.

What are the next steps for you and your company?

Since Lady Moon Vintage is new, I’m really working on getting the name out there. There are so many ways to stay connected in this Digital Age! For quick shop updates and promotions, we can be followed on Facebook and Twitter. Also, for full stories and looks visit the shop’s blog http://ladymoonvintage.blogspot.com.  I’d love to continue to sell my beautiful vintage finds to my growing clientele.

Lady Moon Vintage Links

{shop} ladymoonvintage.etsy.com

{website} ladymoonvintage.com

{blog} ladymoonvintage.blogspot.com

{twitter} twitter.com/LadyMoonVintage

{facebook} facebook.com/LadyMoonVintage

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