Today we definitely closed our on-line Gothic shop, Atelier Bizarre.
Experiment failed. For 2,5 years we tried to introduce here in Poland different types of Gothic fashion - cute Gothic Lolita and elegant Victorian clothes and accessories. Unfortunately Polish customers prefer German type of Gothic - faux leather and plastic of poor quality, fishnet blouses, SM accessories, latex skirts. Moreover, the buyers here are mostly teenagers and they prefer to spend their money on several beers rather than on a nice lacy blouse or a corset.
Well, what's done is done, no regrets, let's just leave this experience behind us and move on to new challenges and ideas.
And I have to face me demons again - I have to tell my family that we closed the shop. Which will cause a chain of "I told you it was a bad idea from the start" and "you should have closed it a long time ago" conversations, and I would like to avoid all this somehow, because I'm not interested in such opinions. Having our own business was a valuable experience and I'm happy that we tried it, and the choice of products we were selling was in line with our interests - but my mom suggested selling vegetables from the very beginning!... Because it would have been profitable. Well, it wasn't all about the money for us.
But how can I explain it to anybody?