For Deirdre Zahl of Candy Shop Vintage, what began as a form of convenient consumerism swiftly evolved into a successful career path. Combining her creative expertise with her love of all things vintage, Deirdre has created quite the name for herself—collecting and selling unique gems of decades past, and even designing her own vintage-inspired line! We caught up with the accessory aficionado to swoon over her charming office and chat about her jewelry journey!
Tell us about Candy Shop Vintage and the background behind your business.
I think moving from New York to a small, charming city with a slower pace of life enabled me to try new things professionally, and to take the time to develop something I love—collecting vintage jewelry—into a business. Designing has just been a natural progression of that, which is enabling me to reach out to a wider audience.