As a child, I adored dressing up in my Gran's accessories! At six, she taught me how to spot vintage and thrift. During my teenage years, I did just that, and fell in love with 1920s - 60s fashions. In 1998, I was recruited by Dayton's Department Store to serve at their Minneapolis flagship, which was later acquired by Marshall Field's (of Mr. Selfridge fame). There, I learned the ins and outs of high-end retail: extraordinary customer service, merchandising and display.
After we were sold to Macy's, I migrated to Los Angeles. Just blocks away from Paramount Pictures, I worked for Hollywood's iconic Studio Wardrobe Department. There, I handled props and "b wardrobe" sales, learned to window dress and met captivating people of all walks of life. Returning home at the end of Winter season, I accepted an offer from Neiman Marcus; when that too closed, I joined Banana Republic. Following thirteen years with the company, the pandemic permanently padlocked our downtown Minneapolis location. So... I decided to begin a new chapter and opened my own online vintage boutique!
Collectible brands you'll find on BITS & BOBS are: Anson, Barbie, Betsy Johnson, Boucher, Coro, Coventry, Levin, Lisner, Monet, Swank, Trifari, Weiss and more. Also, all merchandise is carefully steam cleaned and/or sanitized. Last, as Gran taught me, I drive a barbarous bargain to bring you fashionable finds and future investments at an affordable price.
Come take a peek!