February 2020 Feature Story: Katie Peck

Updated: Aug 10, 2020

Katie Peck | Vintage Rental Company Owner | She Rents Vintage

We organize seasonal styled photoshoots to help industry vendors stay on top of seasonal trends. These shoots typically include over 20 vendors. I love collaborating with local vendors and will hopefully be collaborating with Katie on our of our 2020 seasonal shoots!

Katie has a beautiful variety of vintage rental pieces perfect for any social or corporate event. If you haven't checked out her inventory yet, you should head on over to her website.

Like most vendors in the wedding industry, Katie found her love of vintage rental collecting through planning her own wedding. Through designing and creating her own pieces, she realized the need for a vintage rental company in her area.

Much to her surprise, she booked 30 events in her first year, which is unreal! That's a perfect example of finding your niche and gaps in the marketplace.

Enjoy her story below.

Tell us about yourself - Where are you from and what did you wish to be when you grew up?

I'm from Skaneateles, NY, where I live today. I used to say I wanted to be the first female President of the US (who knew it would still be possible to be the first!) and stuck with politics or lawyer until college where I got more confused and threw my hands up and decided I just wanted to experience life and travel.

What brought you to where you are today?

After graduating from college, I lived in Paris for a year where I worked as a nanny, this was a really influential time in my life. When I moved back to the US I decided to move to Colorado. There I attended culinary school, cooked in restaurants and eventually found myself in a desk job in HR. While I enjoyed my job I always felt stifled behind a desk and computer screen. After having 2 kids with my husband I felt stagnant and uninspired and decided to start She Rents Vintage. 

What do you do professionally?

I run She Rents Vintage full-time!

What is the number one struggle you find in owning and running a business?

Finding balance between work and family. It is so hard to manage my time when there is so much to be done, sometimes it feels like I work all the time! It's especially challenging in the busier months May-Oct where I basically disappear. This year my goal is to find a better balance!