January 16th Montrose Market Recap

Hi everyone! Here is our recap of the Montrose Market we had two days ago!
It was a really cold day for Texas. In the morning it was around 35 degrees and to be prepared to sit around at the market all day, I literally wore 5 layers of tops and I had thick tights under my jeans. I don't play around with the cold. Getting to the market that day was a little bit frustrating because there was the Chevrolet marathon going on in Houston and it just so happened to block off most of the roads that we usually used to get to the market. We ended up having to stop for like 10 minutes and figure out the best way to get there. It got a little stressful for a second there because it almost looked like we were going to have to go all the way around the center of the city to get there. We eventually figured it out and actually wasn't as bad as we thought. 
We got there right around the time to set up and as soon as we started setting up and walking to and from the car, I started to warm up,  it felt good to not sweat while setting up.  In the first hour or so of the market it felt like it was going to be a really slow day. While we did make a few sales, it felt like there were big gaps in between when someone would come in to our booth. I would later see that it actually wasn't that slow at all, this market was our best market yet.  By the end of the day, we broke our selling record, and I was so extremely excited about that. 

For the most part, I wasn't feeling the most cheery that day, but I was trying my best to say hi to people. For some reason, I have a bit of a mental block against saying things like “Hi welcome in!” or "Hi, how are you?" because I feel like some people don’t want to be bothered ya know. I probably think that because that's how I am, I don't like to be bothered when I walk into a store. As the day went on, I did get a bit more enthusiastic, especially after my second coffee. 

This couple came in, and they were definitely under the influence of something because they were super chill and giddy. When they purchased, I said they could take a free tiger sticker, and they were so excited to be able to put it on their water bottle. I liked them. 

This one guy came in with his friends and he was drawn to this awesome knit sweater with an elaborate peacock design on it. He turned to his friends and said, "Alright, I’m going to put this on, and y’all are going tell me no." We all laughed and when he put it on it looked like it was made for him, but unfortunately he talked him self down from it because he just didn’t know when he was going to wear it, even though it looks so good on him. We were sad but at least one of his girl buddies bought some things and she kept saying “Why is everything so fire!?!?” I appreciated that. 

This one girl who I had seen come into our booth at least 3 markets now, came in, and this time she had a friend with her. She started showing her friend things she thought would look really good on him. I always thought she looked just like Willow Smith, and she always has the most gorgeous outfits and glittery makeup on. This time I just had to compliment her on it. When she came up to buy something for her friend,  I told her, "Hey I love your makeup by the way, like you always come in with the most gorgeous make up, it's so good." She said she really appreciates that, and she complimented my style too. Even though, I'm pretty sure she was just being nice because I was bundled up in basically whatever big jacket I could find in my house and I had put no effort into my outfit that day, haha. 

I could be forgetting about some interactions, but as far as I remember, nothing really stood out beside those. I'm very proud of me and my friends who come to help me for exceeding our goal of sales that day and as always I'm very grateful for everyone that comes out and finds something that they love at my booth. It's such a rewarding experience, and I'm always looking forward to the next one. 

Have a wonderful, beautiful day, and I will be back to recap our next market!

 

January 18th, 2022

 

 

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