Fashion fan opens upscale resale shop


GLEN CARBON — When Kelsey Hawkins turned a mom, she recognized she preferred upscale newborn garments as substantially as upscale vogue for herself.

The mother of a few commenced marketing her have children’s dresses as they outgrew them and dresses of her individual on the net at Poshmark and Fb Marketplace in 2013. Now, a person thirty day period in the past she opened a brick-and-mortar upscale retail boutique called A person Closet To The Subsequent, 115 Glen Crossing Road, in Glen Carbon.

She sells gals and children’s outfits, jewellery, sneakers and title-brands, these types of as Lululemon, Gucci, Coach, Michael Kors and Louis Vuitton, at the 1,700-sq.-foot store. Upscale toddler brands include Zara, Matilda Jane and Newborn Hole.

One Closet To The Future is located among the Weeping Willow Tea Area and a hair salon.

“It gets fantastic targeted visitors and it can be a excellent searching place,” said Hawkins, who is effective complete time as a mortgage loan broker for a Chicago-based organization. “The good news is, I get to do the job from house, but if I have to have support, my mother or my cousin will fill in for me at the retail outlet.”

“I have Concentrate on makes et cetera, but I like to discover boutique pieces. I have new arrivals each individual day and article 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 store is open, but also will invest in women’s and kid’s garments by appointment. Ebook appointments via Instagram and Facebook, both @onecloset2thenext. There is a “e-book now” option to make an appointment.

“When my to start with son was born I commenced to resell his garments,” said Hawkins, mother to Kaden, 9, Jackson, 7, and Vada, 9 months. “My children are a range of ages, so I have outfits for all ages through every single phase of existence. I resell these clothes in essence to obtain additional.”

All through COVID social distancing, remaining at residence, Hawkins and her buddies cleaned out their closets. She in convert bought her friends’ products and sold them on the web. Hawkins will choose up goods. She’s gone from Fairview Heights to St. Louis.

A person Closet To The Following hrs 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 clients. Proper now Thursday and Friday are the busiest days.


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