Antique stores seeing record sales during the pandemic and Antique Allure in Southampton is no different!
While many businesses have been struggling during the pandemic, one business has actually been thriving. And the answer may just surprise you. Read on to see what we’re talking about and why.
Many businesses across many industries have been struggling financially during the coronavirus pandemic, but there is one industry in particular that has seen a surge: antique stores. It took a global pandemic and people cooped up in their homes to be on the hunt for a refresh this past summer. Antique furniture sales have risen tremendously, among other home accessories, particularly desks since so many people are working from home these days.
A lot of desks have gone out the door of antique stores. Also, a lot of chairs and side tables. Antique dealers are calling it “useful furniture.” In addition to people simply being online more, folks spending more time at home caused them to take more stock of their homes and finally take on projects they had been putting off. If you are sitting around looking at your home all day, you start noticing things you really didn’t notice before.
Maybe you are looking to add more décor to your home. When you are home all the time, those bare walls or empty shelves and nooks and crannies start to get noticed. People are visiting antique stores to help fill those voids. There is nothing like an antique piece to add vibrance and color to your space. Most of all, they create great conversation pieces!
All of this combined with people’s genuine love of antiques has allowed people to explore the antique industry more. And many smart antique stores have an online presence which has certainly helped them along during this time when many stores were forced to close down. Many antique stores were forced to create an online business to help them stay afloat when they couldn’t physically open their doors.
Showing items for sale from your store on the Internet opens you up to an entirely new audience. Perhaps John Doe is looking for that particular bar set you have in your store. But John lives in Denver and your store is in Southampton. If it’s online, John is going to find it and you just made a sale you otherwise would not have from just your physical store.
Online or in person, it didn’t matter. People were seeking out antiques to add character to their homes and create a comfortable living environment. And the trend is still going. It doesn’t look to be stopping anytime soon either. In a world where we are staying home, why not go antique shopping? Look into the past to see what the future could bring.