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Meet Kaitlyn Lusk of KLTimeless Vintage in Venice

Today we’d like to introduce you to Kaitlyn Lusk.

Thanks for sharing your story with us Kaitlyn. So, let’s start at the beginning and we can move on from there.
I have always had an old soul so I have always loved vintage. Although I was born in the 90’s, I am a 70’s child at heart. I started collecting vintage when I was 16 years old. It started with my Grandma’s vintage jewelry which led me to buy more vintage jewelry at local thrift stores. From there, I started collecting vintage clothing items as well. I love old pieces because I think they hold stories… stories which we may never know! It’s amazing to wonder where something has been before it crossed your path, you know? Every unique vintage item has lived a life of its own and you bet, you won’t see someone at the mall wearing the same top as you! That is why I love collecting and sharing these pieces with the world. I use word of mouth, as well as multiple online platforms to sell my handpicked goodies to the world.

We’re always bombarded by how great it is to pursue your passion, etc. – but we’ve spoken with enough people to know that it’s not always easy. Overall, would you say things have been easy for you?
I first started my online Etsy account in August 2016. It was very unsuccessful, as the only customers were my friends that I made buy items through my Etsy! Haha! I felt that it was hard for my shop to get noticed and was discouraged. So, I let it slip out of my focus but I did not stop collecting items!

I really started hammering away at the online shopping market again in January 2018. This time, I was going to try a lot harder than the first! I started setting weekly goals for myself and my KLTimeless Vintage Shop. I focused on better quality photos and tapping into more online selling outlets. Since then, I have seen an immense turnaround for my online shop and I am super excited to see where it takes me!

So let’s switch gears a bit and go into the KLTimeless Vintage story. Tell us more about the business.
KLTimeless Vintage is an online outlet where one will find handpicked vintage goodies from yours truly! I always do my research and take my time to find the most beautiful, quality pieces. I’m all about unique recycled clothing and if needed, I refurbish the clothing as well.

I have always been that friend or roommate with an open closet policy. I love putting together outfits and picking out jewelry for my friends and they love my style. There have been times where all five roommates and myself are all dressed in clothes strictly from my closet and I love it!

I consider my taste to be Gypsy-Punk. Yes, I made up that term. It is an original term for an original style. If you are wondering what it means, you will have to check out my shop for yourself!

Has luck played a meaningful role in your life and business?
Well, I was born into the Lusk curse a.k.a. BAD LUCK! I truly believe that it runs in my family and we’ve learned to just laugh about it.

However, I do not think luck has played a role in my business. I see most of my success as a result of my efforts.

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