Re: [TheCostumersManifesto] Costume Shop Dissolution
- I'm curious. How much is the owner asking for the sale and why is it
On Jan 6, 2006, at 11:41 AM, John wrote:
> My name is John Josephson. I recently spoke to Tara Maginnis
> regarding a friend of mine who owns the American Costume Company in
> Denver Colorado. The time has come were the shop is being sold and
> Jill Owen has engaged my services to assist her in the sale.
> I am seeking knowledge on past costume shop inventory sales. The
> owner would ideally like to sell the lot in its entirety including
> the business. The building in Denver will also be for sale but is
> not necessarily tied to the sale of the shop… (Unless we find a
> Denver buyer who would like to keep the location (lease is possible
> also) I was wondering if anyone has been in this position before and
> could share what worked and what did not.
> The basic components of the shop can be found on the company's site…
> www.americancostume.com. Please keep in mind that this gives
> costumes and descriptions for the rental business. Some of the
> things you won't see include:
> • Costume Jewelry
> • Wigs and makeup
> • Accessories
> • Hats… hats and more hats
> • Full cast sets for productions such as the King & I and My
> Fair Lady to Name a Few.
> • Costume History Archive, books, documentations, patters, etc…
> • Historical uniforms, including a full suit of Armor
> • Ball gowns, many hand beaded
> As I explore the photo shoot I recently performed and from my
> experience living above the shop, I marvel at the vast collection
> its history and workmanship.
> I appreciate any thoughts on the subject.
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