Gypsy Vintage Reopens in Lothian This Saturday
Gypsy Vintage, a Lothian furnishing and home accessories store that had closed when business partners Melissa Gertz and Anne Kawecki dissolved their partnership at the end of last summer is back in business. This time with Gertz flying solo.
At the end of last summer, it wasn’t entirely clear what would happen to the old farmhouse they had used as headquarters and retail space at the corner of Routes 4 and 258. Kawecki had moved up the road and reopened as Gypsy Faire on Mt. Zion Marlboro Road in Waysons Corner.
Now the old farmhouse, with a new coat of paint, is back in business with Gertz having her grand reopening this weekend, March 1-2. It’ll follow the tag-sale approach.
Gertz said that she spent a few months regrouping and stocking up on inventory. Gertz said that while the first weekend of the month opening schedule will remain the same, the offerings will be a little different. She’ll still have quality vintage furnishings and home accessories, but she also will sell new items.
The look and aesthetic will follow clean lines, French Country furniture, textiles, jewelry and items from local and global artisans.
“I didn’t want to do the same, I went for lighter, brighter, coastal,” Gertz said.
She’ll have jewelry from Bali and she ordered in a container of items from Paris.
She hopes to have trunk shows, events and pop-up sales in the future. She’s talking to a guy who sells things from India, jewelry and saris and wraps. She wants to set him up on the porch in nice weather.
As for competing with Kawecki, her old business partner, Gertz said that she thinks that both businesses will thrive and it’ll be good for customers.
“I wish her all the best. She deserves it,” Gertz said.
Gypsy Vintage is at 5911 Southern Maryland Blvd. in Lothian. The hours will be 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.