When Kelsey Hawkins grew to become a mom, she recognized she preferred upscale newborn apparel as significantly as upscale vogue for herself.

The mother of 3 started offering her very own children’s clothes as they outgrew them and garments of her individual on-line 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 named A person Closet To The Up coming, 115 Glen Crossing Road, in Glen Carbon.

She sells gals and kid’s clothes, jewelry, sneakers and name-brand names, these kinds of as Lululemon, Gucci, Coach, Michael Kors and Louis Vuitton, at the 1,700-square-foot shop. Upscale little one brands contain Zara, Matilda Jane and Toddler Gap.

A person Closet To The Subsequent is situated in between the Weeping Willow Tea Space and a hair salon.

“It gets good traffic and it really is a good searching destination,” mentioned Hawkins, who is effective comprehensive time as a mortgage loan broker for a Chicago-centered business. “The good news is, I get to function from house, but if I will need enable, my mom or my cousin will fill in for me at the shop.”

“I have Concentrate on brands et cetera, but I like to uncover boutique pieces. I have new arrivals each and every working day and article to Instagram and Fb.”

The designer purses are consignment, for which the seller will get 65% and Hawkins 35% of the sale. She accepts donations any time the keep is open, but also will purchase women’s and children’s clothing by appointment. E book appointments as a result of Instagram and Fb, both @onecloset2thenext. You will find a “book now” option to make an appointment.

“When my very first son was born I started to resell his clothing,” stated Hawkins, mom to Kaden, 9, Jackson, 7, and Vada, 9 months. “My young children are a vary of ages, so I have apparel for all ages through just about every stage of lifetime. I resell those outfits in essence to get additional.”

For the duration of COVID social distancing, staying at dwelling, Hawkins and her pals cleaned out their closets. She in change bought her friends’ items and marketed them online. Hawkins will choose up things. She’s absent from Fairview Heights to St. Louis.

1 Closet To The Upcoming 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 increase the hours if she attracts a large amount of buyers. Ideal now Thursday and Friday are the busiest times.