Fashion fan opens upscale resale shop

When Kelsey Hawkins grew to become a mother, she realized she preferred upscale newborn garments as considerably as upscale fashion for herself.

The mother of three started promoting her possess children’s garments as they outgrew them and outfits of her individual on-line at Poshmark and Fb Market in 2013. Now, one particular month in the past she opened a brick-and-mortar upscale retail boutique referred to as A single Closet To The Up coming, 115 Glen Crossing Highway, in Glen Carbon.

She sells gals and kid’s clothes, jewellery, shoes and identify-makes, such as Lululemon, Gucci, Mentor, Michael Kors and Louis Vuitton, at the 1,700-sq.-foot store. Upscale baby makes include things like Zara, Matilda Jane and Newborn Gap.

A single Closet To The Next is situated amongst the Weeping Willow Tea Place and a hair salon.

“It will get excellent targeted traffic and it’s a excellent buying spot,” said Hawkins, who works whole time as a mortgage broker for a Chicago-centered organization. “Luckily, I get to operate from property, but if I want help, my mother or my cousin will fill in for me at the retail store.”

“I have Goal brands et cetera, but I like to come across boutique pieces. I have new arrivals just about every day and publish to Instagram and Facebook.”

The designer purses are consignment, for which the vendor receives 65% and Hawkins 35% of the sale. She accepts donations any time the store is open up, but also will purchase women’s and children’s garments by appointment. Ebook appointments by Instagram and Fb, both of those @onecloset2thenext. There is certainly a “reserve now” solution to make an appointment.

“When my 1st son was born I started out to resell his dresses,” claimed Hawkins, mom to Kaden, 9, Jackson, 7, and Vada, 9 months. “My youngsters are a vary of ages, so I have clothing for all ages via each and every stage of daily life. I resell those people clothing basically to buy extra.”

In the course of COVID social distancing, being at home, Hawkins and her close friends cleaned out their closets. She in switch purchased her friends’ items and bought them on the internet. Hawkins will decide on up goods. She’s absent from Fairview Heights to St. Louis.

Just one Closet To The Next several hours are 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday and, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday. Hawkins will expand the several hours if she attracts a lot of consumers. Suitable now Thursday and Friday are the busiest times.