Fashion fan opens upscale resale shop

Andrew M. Santos

GLEN CARBON — When Kelsey Hawkins turned a mom, she recognized she favored upscale newborn clothing as much as upscale fashion for herself.

The mom of 3 commenced promoting her have children’s clothing as they outgrew them and clothes of her own on the internet at Poshmark and Facebook Market in 2013. Now, 1 month ago she opened a brick-and-mortar upscale retail boutique referred to as Just one Closet To The Up coming, 115 Glen Crossing Road, in Glen Carbon.

She sells gals and children’s clothes, jewellery, shoes and identify-makes, these kinds of as Lululemon, Gucci, Mentor, Michael Kors and Louis Vuitton, at the 1,700-sq.-foot store. Upscale toddler makes incorporate Zara, Matilda Jane and Little one Hole.


One particular Closet To The Next is situated involving the Weeping Willow Tea Space and a hair salon.

“It gets great targeted visitors and it really is a good shopping place,” reported Hawkins, who works full time as a mortgage loan broker for a Chicago-centered business. “The good news is, I get to do the job from home, but if I need to have help, my mom or my cousin will fill in for me at the retailer.”

“I have Target models et cetera, but I like to come across boutique items. I have new arrivals each individual working day and put up to Instagram and Facebook.”

The designer purses are consignment, for which the seller receives 65% and Hawkins 35% of the sale. She accepts donations any time the retail store is open up, but also will buy women’s and kid’s clothing by appointment. E-book appointments via Instagram and Facebook, equally @onecloset2thenext. There’s a “e book now” option to make an appointment.

“When my 1st son was born I begun to resell his clothes,” reported Hawkins, mother to Kaden, 9, Jackson, 7, and Vada, 9 months. “My youngsters are a array of ages, so I have clothing for all ages as a result of each and every stage of lifestyle. I resell all those dresses essentially to acquire a lot more.”

For the duration of COVID social distancing, remaining at property, Hawkins and her friends cleaned out their closets. She in convert acquired her friends’ merchandise and marketed them on the web. Hawkins will pick up items. She’s long gone from Fairview Heights to St. Louis.

One particular Closet To The Future 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 extend the hrs if she attracts a whole lot of customers. Correct now Thursday and Friday are the busiest days.

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