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Help me create a vintage shop, JUST FOR MEN!
$165 raised
8% of $2k goal
7 contributors
3 Years running
Welcome, and thank you for taking the time to check out my FundRazr. In 2012 I started selling Richard's Fabulous Finds vintage men's clothing and accessories via my online stores on Etsy and eBay.   The response has been great but with one issue: .. .

Welcome, and thank you for taking the time to check out my Fundrazr!

In 2012 I started selling Richard's Fabulous Finds vintage men's clothing and accessories via my online stores on Etsy and eBay.

The response has been great but I am running into one issue: how to get guys to try stuff on.

During the last year (2013) I have been showing my colleciton at many of the vintage markets in and around Chicago (Randolph Street Market, Vintage Garage Chicago, Chicago FleaMKT, Northshore Flea), meeting great people that also love vintage men's clothing & accessories.  Unfortunately I can only bring selected pieces to these shows, so now it's time to get a space so I can show all of my collection, all in one place!

My shop concept is to offer gentlemen truly wearable vintage that is in line with European fashion trends.  ALL pieces are selected by me- spending close attention to details and fabric.

I will also be introducing furniture and novelties geared toward the refined gent.

My work experince is extensive in the retail industry, working as a sales specialist and merchandiser for stores such as Neiman Marcus, Bloomingdales, Saks Fifth Avenue, Zegna, Escada, Barney's New York, Lanvin, and Moncler.

NOW... take my love of vintage, my eye for fabric, a keen sense of European fashion, flair for merchandising, and willingness to help men uprgade their wardrobes and add some style... I think we have a winning combination.

Where YOU come in...

I am currently looking for a live / work space to start this endeavour.  Where ever it is, it is going to be FABULOUS!  (Think Ralph Lauren, but no where near as expensive)  Having a nest egg to take care of incidentals is the key to my success.

Stock, fixtures, displays, and almost every other aspect is covered and ready...   but finance is the piece of the puzzle that puts this dream just out of my reach.

Please take a moment to check out my website with links to my Facebook page as well as my online stores.  I hope to be a triple threat for men in Chicago:  Brick and mortar store, plus online stores, PLUS markets.  All that vintage goodness, 3 different ways!

My tentative open date will be in June of 2014.  Those that have been so kind as to help me achieve my goal will be cordially invited to a spring soiree to celebrate!

Thank you in advance for your kind assistance.  Let's make it big in 2014!

Sincerely, Richard Biasi   

www.RichardsFabulousFinds.com 

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$25 USD
Hand crochet lapel flower / boutonniere
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For your help at this level, you will receive on of my hand crocheted boutonnieres and a hand written note of appreciation.
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$50 USD
1950's rayon knit tie, deadstock
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For your help at this level, you will receive a signature 1950's rayon knit tie and a hand written note of appreciation.
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