A friend of mine recently left her post as a young miss apparel buyer for Macy’s to try something “totally different.”
She bought a children’s consignment shop in our neighborhood and she took over it this week.
My friend is very bright and a savvy retailer, so I know that even though she admits she knows little about the consignment business, she’ll do well.
To boot, her timing is impeccable.
My friend said she plans to upscale the store’s assortment with more name-brand pieces and dressy dresses in hopes of attracting a new breed of customers who might not have shopped consignment in better economic times.
I hope she is right.
But take the tickets – and the merchandise – a notch too high and she might be trading off old loyals – like me, for example — for a handful of hesitants just dipping their toes at the concept.