A new venture launches

Patricia Espinosa, whose work has been featured in WAG’s pages, has let us know about her new venture, and we think you’ll agree it sounds exciting.

Designed as “an innovative way to buy and sell high-end, pre-owned home décor with a local twist,” The Local Vault (TLV) launched Oct. 3.

Espinosa tells us the Greenwich-based startup will offer a unique marketplace for buying and selling home décor while also showcasing the talents of local artists and vendors.

TLV’s team of “tastemakers” handpicks all the items, artists and vendors featured on the site, giving customers access to a curated treasure trove of upscale home furnishings and decorative goods that come directly from the owners.

Buyers can also shop from a selection of local artists and vendors, a further nod to shopping local.

The selling process is designed to be hassle-free, with a seamless 10-day, flash-sale model.

As the venture’s release says: “Whether redecorating, moving or just clearing the decks, clients will find that TLV provides the perfect white-glove solution from start to finish for selling their pre-owned décor.

Being green and buying locally is also an important mission of the company. TLV’s free local pickup and fondness for reusing, recycling and repurposing gently used home décor saves money, helps the environment and encourages a stylish ‘green’ lifestyle. Buying local isn’t just good for the environment. It also strengthens the community. So that’s why TLV is passionate about promoting local businesses and the enormously talented artists and artisans who live in the Fairfield and Westchester area.”

Espinosa is joined in TLV by fellow Greenwich residents Julie Rubich and Betsy Perry and Fairfield resident Joannie Buhrendorf.

Together, the founders represent years of experience in design, staging, photography, event planning, writing and sales marketing.

Sounds like quite the stylish venture.

For more, visit thelocalvault.com. And look for my chat with Patricia in WAG’s November “Power Couples” issue.

–      Mary Shustack

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