We opened our doors on the 1st day of Spring in 2012 and this Sunday marked our first full rotation around the sun! I was filled with a mixture of emotions. I was proud. Exhausted (in a, satisfied that I’ve worked a lot this year, kinda way). Excited for the future. And just really happy!
Its not often that people can say that they truly love what they do for work. I really do. I love the shop. I love the customers who come in. I love the creative outlet. I love pottering around and tidying up. I love when someone has tried 20 dresses on and finally finds their perfect, “I’m a fucking goddess” gown. I love talking to random people about vintage and the benefits of it. I love drinking coffee in the sun. I love my fellow shop owners, neighbours and friends. I love finding really unique vintage items, fixing them up and presenting them to you. I love supporting local artists and craftsmen. I love opening the doors every morning and just waiting to see what the day will bring!
We are a lucky bunch, those who get to do what they love and after one year of it I can honestly say that I love Dapper Darlings, I put my heart and soul into it. Its a reflection of me and what I like and who I am. I am honoured that people follow the shop with interest and that customers keep coming back! I am so lucky and I am so excited to keep bringing you unique, affordable and wearable vintage clothes.
To celebrate this momentous occasion I asked the girls from BlackBrick Studios (https://www.facebook.com/blackbrickstudio) to install a special birthday window for us! Here are some pics!