Thursday, August 27, 2009

The Last Hurrah Clothing Party

Sooo on Saturday, August 22nd, Sarah and I (Cassandra) attempted to throw our first official open house and clothing party for thelashurrah! Not only to open our doors to local customers, but to help clear out our quickly growing pile of vintage clothing. We were excited and marveled in how much excitement we experienced by simply hanging and folding clothing in Sarah's tiny living room, our makeshift "store" for the night.

Initially, we had invited only a select group of girls afraid that the tiny apartment would too quickly overflow with eager ladies looking for a thrifty deal from our way cool shop! Yes, we were way over confident and way over enthusiastic! Sadly, on the day of the party one by one we received telltale signs that perhaps, our AMAZING vintage party might be a dud. Text messages, facebook messages... unreturned phonecalls "sorry, can't make it..." soon we knew what we were going to hear each time the phone buzzed.

For a moment there, we both sat slumped in chairs with our faces drowned in defeat. The kitchen table was adorable with fresh pink flowers and the vintage fondue set, complete with matching fondue forks, borrowed from our father. Beatrice the bust form had been stuffed into the car and transported from one apartment to another, and dressed up in some of our favorite vintage pieces. Our business cards were laid out meticulously on the counter. But now we were doubting that this was even a good idea in the first place. We decided at that moment, that it didn't even matter anyways! We had a blast setting up and if anything, we both knew that actually having a physical shop one day, where we could surround ourselves with clothing racks and displays and the prospect of selling the great things we've found, made it all worth while... right?!

But to make a long story short... people came! And we broke even! So thank you, thank you, thank you (to the last minute invites) and everyone who showed up for our (clothing) party!! We did end up letting boys in... actually they kinda saved the day! (THANKS TODD!)

All in all, the night was a success. Plenty of alcohol was consumed, and pretty vintage clothing was bought and worn!

Overall, we had a blast and can't wait to do it all over again in the Spring!


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