When we opened Sophisticated Vintage three years ago, we couldn’t have imagined that you would respond so enthusiastically. What we envisioned as a “quiet little endeavor” took off like a rocket and suddenly our little weekend shop turned into a full time proposition.
And while that’s been lovely, it’s also taken over our lives in a most unanticipated way, and we find ourselves both challenged and stressed to keep up with the demands of finding and maintaining the amount and quality of new inventory that we pride ourselves on.
This is happening, coincidentally, at a time when life is pulling us in rather different directions. With husbands eyeballing retirement and Florida golf courses, and grandchildren growing up before our eyes, our hearts’ desire is to spend our time on what’s dearest to us. Not to say we don’t adore you, but we are acutely aware that life is short, and making the most of it with those we love is the thing that matters most.
To quote Marilyn’s great grandmother – “You can’t dance at two weddings with one rear end”, and we have come to realize that something has to give, and that, sadly is the shop. So for the next two weekends we’ll hold our “Closing Sale – 50% Off All Our Lovely Things”, and then we will close our doors for good at the end of the day, Saturday, August 9.
It really has been a pleasure, and we thank each and every one of you for making the past three years such tremendous fun. We've cherished spending time with old friends and making new ones. We will miss you and keep you in our hearts.
Happy Trails to You & Peace Out –
E & M
Sophisticated Vintage was located at 204 High Street in historic downtown Chestertown on Maryland's Eastern Shore.
We closed our doors for the last time on Saturday, August 9, 2014