Vendor Spotlight: Kozy Kat Vintage

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Can you provide a description of your business?

Kozy Kat Vintage is a husband and wife team who live and love vintage. We are incurable collectors who enjoy bringing our love of vintage to others. We began selling vintage treasures in 2007, when we ran out of room to keep everything for ourselves. At Kozy Kat Vintage you will find a variety of vintage treasures for your home and wardrobe in a wide range of eras and styles. All of the items we sell are carefully chosen for their excellent condition and quality. We believe that good vintage pieces can breathe new life into your home and wardrobe, giving you a space and style that is uniquely yours.

 

What led you to open your business?

We began selling vintage treasures in 2007, when we ran out of room to keep everything for ourselves. We thought, why not share our love of vintage with others.

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What do you love most about being an entrepreneur?

To do what you love and love what you do on a daily basis is truly a blessing.

 

What do customers tend to love most about your collection?

Our customers appreciate the large variety of items we offer and that our items are in excellent condition.

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What items tend to be your best sellers?

We sell a huge variety of items so that’s a tough question! Kitchenware and barware are always very popular, as are dresses and costume jewelry. Also, our records are always a big hit.

 

What do you love most about vintage shopping?

The thrill of the hunt is definitely addictive! I like to call it treasure hunting. We go on vintage road trips at least once a week and it’s so much fun!

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If you could transport yourself into any era for one day, which era would it be? How would you spend the day?

There are so many eras I would love to transport myself to! My favorite eras are the 20’s, 30’s, 40’s, 50’s, 60’s and 70’s. I think the 20’s would be my first pick. It was a time when woman defied society’s standards of what woman were supposed to do, say, wear and act like. Woman gained the right to vote and broke out of their domestic shell. It was a time of flappers, shorter skirts, dramatic makeup and shorter hair. Society was beginning to accept that women could be independent and make choices for themselves in education, jobs, marital status, and careers. Women’s lives were broadening to include public as well as home life. I think it would be an exciting time to experience. I’d love to spend the day, or rather, the night, dancing the night away in a jazz club.
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What sets your business apart from other vintage retailers?

We only buy and sell what we, ourselves, love and all our items are in excellent condition. If we wouldn’t have it in our home or wear it ourselves, we don’t sell it!

How do you go about acquiring or creating your pieces?
We mainly acquire our items from auctions and estates. And of course, like any vintage collector, we also love thrifting!
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Do you have any exciting plans for the future of your business?
This past February we celebrated our 10th Anniversary at the Freelton Antique Mall and plan on continuing there for many years to come! We just signed on to be permanent vendors at the Aberfoyle Antique Market and are very excited for the upcoming season! This year we also singed on to do all the major vintage shows and events. Our very first show was the 2016 Vintage Marketplace so it has a special place in our hearts!
What do you draw inspiration from?
My inspiration comes from my love of the past, which started as a child. I’ve always been fascinated with other eras. I used to play dress up in my Grandmother’s old clothes and jewellery and pretend I was in those eras. I’ve always felt I was born at the wrong time.
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Can you show and describe the oldest vintage piece that you own?

The oldest item I own is my Great Grandmother’s wedding ring from 1905.

What are you most excited to show at The Vintage Marketplace in 2017?
We have lots of special items we’ve saved for the show. Sneak peeks can be seen on our Instagram @kozykatvintage! And of course, we are looking forward to do some shopping ourselves!

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