Today we’d like to introduce you to Jamie Lee.
So, before we jump into specific questions about the business, why don’t you give us some details about you and your story.
Blossom started as a passion project almost six years ago. I started the business as a traveling pop-up shop in a 1970 Airstream. We’ve done a country-tour, picking and selling throughout 15 states in the span of two months. Currently, I continue to do pop-ups all throughout California. Before committing full-time to Blossom, I went to school for my teaching credentials and taught for three years. As much as I loved working with students, Blossom fulfilled me in ways that teaching (unfortunately) did not. Throughout this journey, I’ve learned that there is nothing more terrifying, exhilarating, and satisfying than working for yourself.
Great, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
I would say that I’ve swerved, stalled, and made plenty of U-turns along the way. The amount of resources out there can quickly become overwhelming, so I learned by trial and error. Hauling a 23ft trailer across the country has its own learning curves and was quite the challenge. However, the biggest struggle I had was learning to manage my time wisely and asking for help when I really needed it.
Please tell us about Blossom Vintage.
I am the owner and curator of Blossom Vintage. My shop is based in California, in a 1970 Airstream trailer filled with vintage clothing from the Victorian era to the 1980s. I also maintain an online shop where I research, style, photograph, edit, process, package, and list new arrivals every week- a one-woman ran the show!
I am most proud of turning this dream into a reality. The hustle is what drives my success and sets me apart. My heart & soul is what makes Blossom and my customers are what give it life. It doesn’t matter what you’re doing, as long as you build it from passion, people are drawn to those who are genuinely doing what they love. It’s more transparent than you may think.
Do you look back particularly fondly on any memories from childhood?
Making silly videos with my sister- from runway shows, dance recitals, commentating on ducks swimming in our pool. The pure joy and fun I had with my sister reminds me that life doesn’t have to be as complicated as I make it sometimes.
- Website: http://blossomvintageshop.com
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Instagram: @blossomvintage