| Mar 30, 2012 |
One Kings Lane launches permanent antiques marketplace
Boh staff
By Staff

One Kings Lane has launched a new sales event feature called Vintage & Market Finds, a permanent online marketplace for vintage and antique furniture, decor, accessories, art hand-selected by the country's top collectors and dealers for One Kings Lane.

Prior to the launch of Vintage & Market Finds, One Kings Lane conducted a beta test of the new marketplace with select members. In a two-week testing period, more than 40% of purchases came from shoppers who had never before purchased vintage items on One Kings Lane – signaling strong consumer demand for vintage and unique items.

Vintage & Market Finds will serve as a marketplace comprised of various virtual vendor storefronts, offering remarkable prices on an ever-changing supply of thousands of premium, vintage home decor items that range from $50 to $25,000. One Kings Lane members will be able to easily navigate the unique offerings and browse by category or new items that listed that day. Specific Vintage & Market Finds categories include: Art, Books, Decorative Accessories, Floor Coverings, Furniture, Lighting, Tabletop, Textiles and Wall Decor. New products will be added daily and will be available for five days.

"What is unique about Vintage & Market Finds is that renowned antique and vintage dealers are bringing us items to curate for our members," said Andrea Stanford, vice president of designer and vintage sales for One Kings Lane. "This new marketplace is a natural progression for our company, and an extension of our commitment to bringing a highly curated shopping experience and tremendous value to our customers."

The storefronts of Vintage & Market Finds will feature items procured from around the world by the industry's leading antique and vintage dealers and collectors. Participating vendors will include top purveyors, such as Michael Crispen of Twentieth Century Objects, Gosia I. Korsakowski of Architectural Anarchy and Tod Donobedian of Tod Donobedian Antiques. At launch, One Kings Lane will feature more than 1,000 unique items from nearly 100 different vendors on Vintage & Market Finds.

"At any given time my 9,000 square foot warehouse is overflowing with beautiful antiques, and I am thrilled to make them available to One Kings Lane members" said Tod Donobedian, owner of Tod Donobedian Antiques. "Through its Vintage & Market Finds marketplace, One Kings Lane provides me with an ongoing and dynamic way to sell my inventory, and offer amazing value to its members. It's the ultimate win-win situation."

Based on the success of the weekly Tastemaker Tag Sale Events, Vintage & Market Finds brings the more than four million members of One Kings Lane an even broader selection of unique collectables and timeless pieces. From a French Parchment Desk from the 1940s, to a silver-plated coffee/tea service, and a 19th century Louis Philippe French Mirror, the vendors of Vintage & Market Finds offer a wide variety of one-of-a-kind collectables from a multitude of time periods and exotic locations.

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