By day, Brittany Shmyr is a Visual Manager for Anthropologie, overseeing '…all aspects of presentation, display and merchandising within the store.' By night, at their shop The Nested Owl, she and a close friend give new life to old furniture. So it comes as no surprise that Brittany's home in Vancouver, British Columbia is a cozy and stylish retreat.Built in 1912, her building's one-bedroom rental wasn't easy to snag. The competitive Vancouver housing market had Brittany resigned to the…
How I Sold My Product Wholesale to Large Retail Stores
It can be really intimidating trying to get your small business in front of a major retailer. You might be selling on Etsy right now and thinking of approaching a store like Anthropologie or Bloomingdale's so that you can scale your volume. Maybe you've invented a brand new product all toge
We all want the dreamy bedroom set up that we see in stores like Urban Outfitters, Anthropologie, and Pottery Barn – you know, everything perfectly in place, decor that looks like it appeared straight out of a magazine, and furniture that clearly cost an arm and a leg. Unfortunately, we don’t all have the money to achieve these goals. Here’s something I learned when I moved out of my parent’s house this past year: every single piece of home decor or furniture is expensive AF.