Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Oh, Hello Again...

Our temporary sign, lol
Darlings, I do apologize for being MIA lately, especially right as we started the Simplicity 18th c. Pattern Hacks series...

... but it's been for good reason! ...

We call it Toontown, but look at those windows!
The past several weeks, we've been moving - both house AND business. American Duchess / Royal Vintage now have their own home-that-isn't-our-garage, an official office and warehouse space that will allow us to hire employees, grow our offerings, and meet professionally with clients and mentors without the poor dears having to come to my house and be savaged by vicious poodles.

The warehouse is about 2200 square feet, which is triple the size of the garage and separate storage we were in before. You can see the car for scale.
It's not been easy, though! Finding commercial space is not like renting a house or apartment. It's *complicated* and something we've been seeking since February. Just finding the right place, then negotiating the lease, then doing the "build out" (we got new paint and nice floors), then actually moving everything in....what a huge job!

Fresh paint and lovely flooring in the "front of house" - the office and meeting space.
But how exciting for the future. This means big things, my dears. More on that later :-)

* Our new location is not a retail store, but if you happen to be in Reno and wish to try on shoes, you can make an appointment to come see us. :-)
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23 comments:

  1. Just SO freaking cool! I'm so happy for you guys!

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  2. Exciting!! And thank you for still getting things shipped in a timely manner. I had ordered the 1940s T-strap platform in cream right in the middle of your move and they still made it on time. P.S.- they're fantastic. Love the curated style of your collection!

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  3. Congrats for the new "digs"! Good things are happening for you. Cheers!

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  4. That building is FAB! Congrats on the move :)

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  5. So gratifying to see your success. And to know we'll have AD shoes to drool over for a long, long time to come as you continue growing. THRILLING to know you are contributing to the economy this way; what a fun job, to work for y'all!

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  6. Super cool! Congratulations!!

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  7. Congratulations once again, I am so excited for more antique and retro styles!

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  8. YAY! Wish you all the best. LOVE your shoes, your sewing, your determination. Thanks for being brave and doing this.

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  9. *claps with enthusiasm* Congratulations!!! It looks like a great working space!

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  10. It's been fun watching you grow and succeed. Many congratulations on making this leap. You're inspirational!

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  11. Oh wow, congratulations! It looks like an amazing space in such a cool building. Can't wait to see what's coming next xx

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  12. It's lovely - good luck in your new premises AND home! x

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  13. Congratulations! I love to hear of small businesses doing well. Good luck in your new location.

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  14. How fun! I'm so excited for you and the growth of AD/RV... and it must be nice to have at least some of your work out of your house!

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  15. Well done! Congratulations. I'm so pleased to see an independent business growing in this big-$$ biased economy. A testament to your hard work and talent.

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  16. Wow, this is so exciting! I'm really happy for you, and wish you all the best.

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  17. Wow! That is so exciting for you! Living the American Dream!

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  18. This is fabulous news and I'm so happy for you. Good luck!

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