Sorry, amidst the madness I didn't see this comment, thus was unable to give my response. I would like to sincerely apologize to you. Amongst the madness I was on the defensive and I said shit to you that was said from a place of feeling backed into a corner. I was on the defensive and was gonna go at everyone. I don't know you, you say this like there is some story behind this or something, but I am ignorant to such information, I know very little about you beyond your keen eye for fine pieces of silk. I'll break the ice and allow you to know me. I first worked in fashion showrooms in the fashion district downtown LA to get my start, Then I worked professionally as a buyer for a world famous boutique, after acquiring a degree in fashion from a prestigious fashion school, while you were pulling those Kitons. I've worked in showrooms and as a buyer, I know this industry inside and out, something that is of great benefit now that I am a thrifter and consignor. I have personally been thrifting for a year now and have built a fairly strong foundation in just that year a lone, for the beginning of what I want to eventually accomplish, and that doesn't include still being a daily thrifter a few years down the line....well it probably will but that will be from the addiction, not necessity. I have things in motion and plans in place, goals to achieve and paths in which they will be met. I may only be a year deep but I have put in about 5 years worth of networking and contacts. This city truly only runs and operates under a few select individuals people. I one day was requested by one of these few to have a sit down appointment, not I of them, but them for me. This resulted in my cell phone saved in another phone and my bigger plans starting to gain motion and traction. Since you don't know me, I know my shit, back and front, I miss nothing, and hit spots hard regularly, even if turnover is shit, the relationships are almost just as important, a lesson I learned quite early. Essentially I love what I do and wouldn't change my path for anything in the world. Its not hard to love to do something you're really fucking good at and I've found that thing, it used to be baseball, however now its thrifting. I know you specialize in ties and midcentury modern pieces made of teak, I am quite familiar, my mother is an interior designer. Besides that all I know is that you used to be a regular and then you slowly faded away, however I don't know details or anything else for that matter. But that is me, that is who I am, it's nice to actually meet you. and again I apologize for getting off on the wrong foot. If you wish, feel free to feed me your path and everything you truly do and find important. I gave you quite an earful. If you are not in acceptance of this gesture or just don't wish to engage, I understand, I just wanted to extend the olive branch in efforts of peace, civility and hopefully gaining a mutual respect for one another both personally and professionally as well. Good day.