As a child, I loved to dress up in my Gran's accessories! At seven, she taught me how to shop vintage, negotiate at flea markets and navigate thrifting. During my teenage years, I found myself fascinated with 1920s - 60s fashions and learned everything I could about period designers. In 1998, I was hired by Dayton's Department Store, and served at the Minneapolis flagship, which was acquired
by Marshall Field's (of Mr. Selfridge fame).
There, I learned the ins and outs of retail — superior customer service, merchandising, and display — from Dayton's finest. When we were sold to Macy's, I migrated to Los Angeles, and spent two seasons
working for Hollywood's beloved Studio Wardrobe Department. I handled props and "b wardrobe" sales for several films, learned to window dress and met so many interesting people! Upon returning home, I accepted an offer from Neiman Marcus; when that closed, I joined Banana Republic, where a former coworker needed support staff. As the pandemic permanently padlocked our 20+ year location, I decided it was time to open a new door.
I now offer my vintage expertise, unique finds and unparalleled service online! Free gift wrapping? YES! Personal message included? DONE! Gift with purchase (just like at our beloved department stores of yore)? ABSOLUTELY! Highly collectible brands you'll find on BITS & BOBS are: Anson, Betsy Johnson, Bogoff, Boucher, Carnegie, Coro, Coventry, Levin, Lisner, Monet, Swank, Trifari, Weiss, and more. And rest assured: everything presented 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. In other words: expect DEALS!