I’m a great fan of changing one’s consignment shop around quickly and inexpensively. I am also GA-GA on word of mouth. So I suggest that every shop with dressing rooms that have curtains, have a wardrobe of seasonal changes.
I’m not sure what “season” this wonderful tattoo fabric covers, but I think it would be terrific for a vintage, reconstructed, teen-oriented shop… and what word of mouth!
Not your shop’s style? I found a wonderful “kids-pirates-treasure-hunt” fabric (if your shop is childrenswear or has the word “Treasure” in its name), and a slew of other ideas. One thing I love to see is coordinated fabrics: “You’re in the rose dressing room Susan, and Lee I put your things in the lilacs room…” You can coordinate however many dressing rooms you have with prints, awning stripes, polka dots…
The tattoo fabric is available at OldTimerTattoo.com if you can’t find it locally. But check local stores…and let them know what you’re doing, for even more w-of-m!
Making dressing room curtains out of flat sheets is an easy way to make it super-affordable. Can’t sew? Trade a customer’s talent for a shop gift certificate. Or you can take the laziest-resale-shopkeeper way out, as I did, and buy fabric shower curtains!
Change your dressing rooms at least seasonally and generate word-of-mouth every time… a simple and quick way to make your shop look fresh and new and keep your shop’s name on everyone’s lips!