in a few weeks, i will celebrate 10 years in the crazy/fun/hellish business called retail. i started in november 2002, 1 year after the tragic events of 9.11. it was tough times, the economy wasn’t good. but i decided to go for it, as i had a dream. i dreamed that i would have a beautiful shop, show and sell my own designs and other lines. which is what i did.
my original shop, on 15th street and i-25 in denver, was like a dream come true. i had space for my shop, my studio, storage, living space, fashion shows. and my sweet cat, vincent, was very happy there. we loved it. we were there for 8 1/2 years until due to the economy and a slow street for retail, we moved to a new space two blocks away on platte street. the new space, much smaller, was exciting because it was located next to a non-profit gallery that was devoted to community. it was called The Other Side Arts.