What got you involved with the vintage world? Did you always know you wanted to pursue this path?
I went on a vacation to Italy in the summer of 2015 and happened to meet a wholesale vintage buyer there. That meeting struck up the idea to start my own shop. I began working with them, shipping vintage to the US. I still work with my Italian buyer to this day!
Tell us about a favorite vintage score.
There’s not one item in particular but I source these white Austrian crop tops from my Italian buyer that have been a game changer for my business.
What is something we’d be surprised to know about you?
My dad used to own an antique furniture shop in New Orleans when I was growing up. I went on my first buying trip at 18 with him in Belgium. That experience definitely got my vintage hunting juices flowing very early on in life.
What advice would you give to someone looking to, or thinking about, opening their own shop?
Retail experience before you decide to open your own shop is very helpful. I’d never worked in retail before starting Pieceology. You will save yourself a lot of time and energy if you learn the basics by working in a retail environment before getting started!
I feel most creatively fulfilled when:
I’m able to dive into styling a photoshoot, curate the racks in my shop and work on marketing my brand.
Do you have any rituals, whether in self care or just daily life, that you follow?
I’m a big skincare junkie. No matter how tired or lazy I’m feeling, I never miss my morning and nighttime skincare routine.
Get your hands on some one-of-a-kind pieces from April on June 2nd at The Palm Door on Sabine St. Follow her instagram to see the latest vintage and score early.