It has been an amazing first year ... and since the beginning, we've been falling in love more and more with blouse. And we know, we couldn't have done it without you. (warning: mushy lovefest ahead.)
Thank You to the moms of blouse ... we've got one in New Jersey and one in the Midwest ... who despite the distance, manage to support us, love us, and send us the best vintage stuff for the shoppe (which is awesome.). Thanks for being our first blog follower, for allowing us to talk hours on end about things like hemlines and shipping costs and for believing in blouse. (aka: us.)
Thank You to the blouse manager ... on the biggest level, thanks for having a childhood best friend (jane) and a girlfriend (jen) who realized a year ago at the kitchen table that they could start an online vintage shoppe together. Thank you for the lessons, for building us clothing racks for our first outdoor festival, for carrying Tiffany, for watching slideshows of thousands of photos of jane on a pier, jane on a carousal, jane in front of a green armoire, for allowing blouse inventory to occassionally take over the office, and for letting us pay you in steamed clams and buffalo wings. And of course, thank you for always coaching us to dream bigger.
Thank You to the biggest fans of blouse (shauna, court + kate, we're looking at you) ... thank you for the blog comments, the photo comments, the facebook comments ... thank you for loving everything we do ... it makes us feel famous, loved and so damn special.
Thank You the guest models of blouse ... to Amanda, for letting us bully you into modeling and for working the summer sundresses. To Regan, for being so willing to let go of your nerves and effortlessly becoming the everyday girl. And to Joanna, who came all the way from Chicago and didn't bat an eye when we asked her to transform into an elegant party hostess, a drunk bridesmaid and an old fashioned librarian all in one day. You all inspire the hell out of us.
And last, but definitely not least ... Thank You to our customers. From Turkey to Norway to Michigan to Oregon ... you have each made our day - and we still think about the blue handbag that we sent to Canada for a wedding, the red plaid cape that was our very first sale, the fancy shcmancy hat we mailed to NYC ... and all the amazing, fantastic women behind these sales. We wish we could invite you all over for a nice potluck to talk more about vintage and just how awesome we think you all are.
To all of you - thank you.
We can't wait to see where the next year takes us.
jane + jen