Vickie's Vintage Halloween Rush and Mystery

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Only ten days to Halloween and Vickie's is simply hopping with customers and lookers on all floors. 

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A mysterious woman is trying on a $600.00 dress upstairs in the bridal boutique.
Vanessa and her dad, Craig are shopping for a birthday present for Jacquie.  Colette/Callie and Opal are having a tug of war over a fur shrug...

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Opal(blue): I saw it first, let GO!

Colette(pink): I touched it first....it's mine. Besides, cuz,  you are too young to wear anything this sophisticated. 

Zoe(blond): Here's a great red skirt, I know it will fit Jacquie perfectly

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Craig: These are pretty, do you think she would wear these?

Zoe: I'm sure they would look great on her skin, and she uses red lipstick now and then.

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Vanessa: And this perfume can be from me...can you wrap these up and we will go downstairs for some Halloween, if you are still open.


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Zoe: Sure, I'll wrap these up, will just take a minute or two. The Dungeon is open for two more hours. Better make your choices right away, stuff is going really fast!

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Upstairs, Carly is agog at possibly selling the most expensive dress to ever come through Vickie's Vintage.

Carly: The dress really fits you very well, I really love how you used the tulle as a veil.

Mysterious Woman: Where did this exquisite dress come from.

Carly: It seems the Opera company down town cleaned out some of their storage rooms. Occasionally we get pieces from them and other theatres.

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Mysterious Woman: Oh, I wonder if it is from 'Phantom'. There were so many lovely gowns in that production. Please undo me, and I will take it. May I have my car pick it up, in an hour or so? 

Carly: Certainly, we will take great care in packing this. You will be stunning at your event! 


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Opal: You always have to have your way! 

Colette: It's $50.00 and real fur---who's going to pay for it, you don't make that kind of money as a receptionist. 



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Colette: I'll let you borrow it, if you ever go to a 'grown up' event.

Opal: Oh, thanks --you are so generous....(ugh).


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Opal: YOU WIN! Happy now,  Miss Deveraux! 

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Zoe: Ladies, please can you keep it down. 

Colette: Thank you, I'm buying this shrug please. Opal is going to look for something else. 

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Colette: With the temperatures finally dropping, I can get this jacket, too. 

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(Opal still wanders among all the cute outfits trying to decide, muttering)

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Opal: Hmmm, these shoes are only $15.00 and match this top perfectly.

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Colette: I see you found some great shoes, and the top is very retro, Opal.  

Opal: You were right, I wouldn't wear that fur as much as you would. Can I still borrow it?

Colette: If I can borrow those shoes?

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Opal: I'm sorry for my bad behavior, it's hard being the new girl and Callie (Colette) is always who I wanted to be.

Zoe: Well, I'm glad you found something. And, you will certainly get a lot of use out these pieces, and I love those shoes, too.


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Zoe: Wow, that was a lot of action for the end of the day.

Carly: I know and my shopper wanted to be let out the back door. I'm glad her card went through, she was a bit mysterious. A $600.00 sale, I wish I was working on commission...(chortle).

Zoe: Well, her dress and accessories are all bagged up. I hope the driver shows up soon.

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Zoe: There he is, let's get this out the door, and we can close down then.

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(For the next two hours, the girls pull summer merchandise out of the racks.)

Carly: Vickie says we are going to set up a 'travel boutique' with seasonal merchandise and with guys clothes, too. The temp really dropped today. I'm  going to freeze walking home. 

Zoe: I have another pair of leggings you can jump in. Hmmm, more guy traffic, that would be nice. I haven't had a date since the pandemic hit. Not many guys at the pre-school center, either.

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Carly: Look what I found under the turning rack. YIKES...do you remember where we put the other one?


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Pinkie: Thanks for letting me in girls so I good pick up my outfit.

Zoe: No problem, we are cleaning stock up tonight anyway.

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Pinkie: I think everyone from the Grand View has shopped here for the resident party.

Zoe: That party sounds like fun. Vickie is having a customer appreciation party for us...since we won't have any extra time until after the holidays. 

(Meanwhile, down in Vickie's Dungeon)

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Vanessa: What about this Daddy, not too much skin and I can still look professional?

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El: You will look great in that...can I wrap it up?

Vanessa: Sure, I do think I need some boots, but I'll come back later. It's getting late!

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Diana(In chair): Three pair of shoes that fit---Gracious...I can't believe it, in a Halloween store! 

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Peder: How nice for you, Hi, I'm Peder.

Diana: I'm Brit, Diana from Bristol, England. I do not recognize your accent? 

Peder: Oh, I'm coming from  Denmark and have been here for two years. You? 

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Diana: I arrived last week, I'm still finding my way about! This shop is dynamite. 

Peder: Yes, awesome!

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Diana: I've been invited to a big do for my boss man. Do you think dressing as a witch is safe? I have no idea what costumes are acceptable here.

Peder: Should be good, I'm going as a horse soldier. I love 'wild west' frontier stories.  Maybe I will see you again, here's my number if you want, ring me up. I know some great American food places we eat at.

Diana: Oh, lovely.  Thank you, Peder---I will when I'm moved in. I've been a bit of a tither now. Maybe next week?

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Diana: I'm buzzing...new shoes, maybe a date, and I'm ready to be a 'Witch'. Today is definitely a Win-Win! 

Vickie: So glad to hear that, please come again!


(Later Vanessa and Craig, talk with Vickie)

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Craig: I'm going as an explorer. Vanessa is dragging us all to the Grand View party.

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Vickie: I think we will be sold out before that party! Joe and I are having all my workers over for a dinner. WE'VE all been working overtime this last two weeks.

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Vanessa: Thanks, El, for your help! Maybe we could get together for a late coffee one night.

El: Sounds great, but, I'm going to lock the door as soon as you leave, so we can get this place cleaned up. See ya!

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(Phew---what a day. Only another week, I wonder if we will have enough stock!)

El: I thought we had plenty of stock, but, the word is out that no one received new stock this year. You are lucky Vickie, that you had so much.

Vickie: I'm worried about the holidays. I have the girls stripping the main floor from all summery stuff. My idea will be to make this a guys' side and over there a 'travel' section, so we can utilize this space all the time. 

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El: Hmmm, I can see it now---a few fake palm trees and stacks of suitcases...over there....

And we can make a guys section they wear shorts all year round, so it won't be too much of stretch to have them next to each other! 

Vickie: Great! It's your baby, El. You can use anything in the store room and  your creativity to come up with a cohesive idea in the one week of being closed down!  

We can put out the buzz on the website for say November 9 opening...that will give us a week to turn the entire store into early winter. I still don't want Christmas decor out until after Thanksgiving. And, I think we will need one more part-timer, if you have any friends looking for work, El.


 El: Sounds like a plan, Vickie. 
(Wow, I get to do this space again. It's almost like having my own shop!)

ARE YOUR DOLLS THINKING ABOUT CHRISTMAS already?



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6 comments:

  1. Curious about the mystery woman... She looks very fancy! Happy Halloween Season Sandi, have fun:@)

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    1. I won her in a doll group contest...and she is fancy---I haven't figured out where she will fit in? Maybe the fictitious penthouse in the Grand View?

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  2. Ooh, that mysterious woman must be a celebrity, why else would she act like this? The store looks really wonderful!

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    1. Thanks, Linda. I received her for a prize---and popped her in without thinking of who she was or where from. But she is gorgeous under that veil! Hugs, Sandi

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  3. I love your stories and setups; guess I am still a little kid inside!

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    1. Hopefully we all are, just a bit of a kid, still! Hugs, Sandi

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