I really relate to this article. I love antiques and during the early 1990s, I started to amass quite a little collection, but I would never buy antiques now simply because they are impractical for my lifestyle. Kids and antiques don’t mix well. In addition, the article says, many antiques (like rolltop desks) don’t work well for things like computers. There is good news for those in the antique business, however; the market for accessories and occasional pieces is not waning. What do you think?
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Gen Xers aren’t buying antique furniture, but given their early appetite for nostalgia, their interest in small collectibles, like antique Christmas ornaments, will only grow.
According to a recent article, How the Antique Business Can Recapture Gen X, antique dealers are in a quandary. Their customer base is shrinking; sales are plummeting and they are buried in inventory. The primary reason? Gen Xers, who want functionality, aren’t buying antiques.
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