If fashion makes a statement, Barbara Smith is certain it can do it in numbers, too.
On April 8, Smith, the former manager of Encore & More, a consignment boutique operated by The Women’s Resource Center, celebrated the grand opening of her newest venture — 2nd Ann Rose.
The new consignment shop in San Marco Plaza sells designer clothing, home goods, furniture, handbags, jewelry and more in hopes of benefitting local charities.
Individuals who consign at the shop can earn up to 60% for their consignments, or designate their portion toward a non-profit.
“I wanted to make more money for non-profits and the Women’s Resource Center,” Smith said. “(The shop is) unique because you can choose the charitable organization you want it to go to.”
Clothing and other items taken for consignment must be in good condition and sell-able. Smith also said she plans to host trunk shows and other special events at the shop to help local charities and draw business into San Marco Plaza.
The shop, located at 8225 Natures Way, is named in honor of Smith's mother and grandmother.
“They’ve inspired me throughout my life,” she said.
Clarification: Barbara Smith is not associated with the Women's Resource Center.
2nd Ann Rose
Location: 8225 Natures Way, Suite 107
Hours: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., Tuesday through Friday; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday; 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Sunday; and closed Monday.
Line of business: Designer clothing, furniture and more on consignment
Year established: Opened April 8
What makes the business unique: “You can choose the charitable organization you want it to go to.”