A Chat with Ye Olde Wishin’ Shoppe
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
We have unique vintage and antique items that you won’t find anywhere else, ranging from fine gold and silver jewelry to fun 60s clothing and vintage polaroid cameras. You never know what you’re going to find at Ye Olde Wishin’ Shoppe.
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
Ye Olde Wishin’ Shoppe is a family-owned and operated business that was started by our parents and grandparents. They closed in the late 90s and we have re-opened their business in Downtown Ballston Spa with all of their original inventory. The passion for vintage and antique items runs in the family!
What do you love most about your job?
We love learning about the items we sell. Every piece has a history and its great to see customers who remember wearing these clothes or using these items when they were younger. It’s a fun trip back in time for most people and it’s great to experience that with our customers.
What is the best reaction you’ve ever gotten from a customer?
One time a customer bought a sweater from us that she had worn many years ago and it had been her aboslute favorite. She was so happy to find the exact same sweater again in our shop because she no longer had her original one.