Bloomers and Frocks: An AO Business Profile

Austin estate sales

Rebekka Adams, owner of Bloomers and Frocks, stands next to a vintage Don Loper, currently being sold on Etsy.

Here at Amber Ostrich Estate Sales, we have many shoppers who are business owners and come to our estate sales to buy for their businesses.

This shopper profile is part of an installation of a blog series about our shoppers who are also business owners.

Rebekka Adams fell in love with vintage at an early age.

At 12, Adams watched her grandfather tinker with old televisions and helped her grandma sell costume jewelry in Grand Rapids, Mich.

Laughing she said, “That’s what I did every summer. I hustled with my grandparents at flea markets.”

Fond memories of childhood have turned Adams into an online entrepreneur. After a job loss, she turned back to what she knew, vintage and hustling. She opened up her Etsy store, Bloomers and Frocks.

While attending a wedding in New York last winter, she came across a bargain. An estate sale being held by a grandmother and granddaughter, she watched a potential young saleswoman, much like her childhood self, haul her grandmother’s vintage clothing down from the attic.

“I said, I’ll take it all,” when they offered the bargain price of 25 cents for each item.

She shipped 10 boxes back to Texas, stocked her inventory and hasn’t stopped since.

A storeroom filled with vintage items await you at her Etsy store. Items are stored in Austin, but stocked from estate sales around the country.

You can see her website here: Bloomers and Frocks website

And her Etsy shop here: Bloomers and Frocks on Etsy

The Don Loper showed above is here: Don Loper Dress


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