We must pass our treasures onto someone else. Why not make money while doing it?
- Find a good location. If you’re fortunate to have several malls in your area, check on them all. Compare rates, but also compare traffic. I found many malls that had cheaper rent than the Antique Plaza, but they were in low traffic areas, bad lighting and I didnt like their lease agreement with the landlord of the building.
- Determine what you are willing to pay for monthly rental. But Remember Cheap Rent is not always best, you get what you pay for.
- Be eclectic, don’t specialize and merchandise your items on a regular basis. Once I set up my space, I tried to Educate myself by looking through the mall at other booths. Ask the other sellers questions: Which months are the “slow” months and what type things are “hot” now? (However, this can change in a heartbeat!)
- I volunteered to work one day a week to get to see what were the hot items selling in the Mall..
17 years later here I am still selling in the Antique Plaza Antique Mall my first small space has grown to many locations and cases here inside the Mall .. IMHO the Antique Plaza Antique Mall is the Best in the Valley of the Sun! The Plaza has a wide variety of dealers selling Vintage, Antiques, Art Glass, Linens, Books, Tons of Vintage Jewelry and Furniture.. Beautiful Garden and Home Decor as well as Art Work..
Antique Plaza Where Everyday is a Vintage Market. 114 and 120 West Main Street
2 Shops on Main Street Downtown Mesa AZ