If you’re looking for anything from baby clothes to board games and everything in between, Nicole LaFleur’s new shop might be the place for you.
She plans to launch a children’s and maternity consignment boutique called Bows-n-Britches with a grand opening on Sept. 19.
LaFleur moved to Wellington with her husband and two small children a little less than a year ago from San Diego, Calif. After being out of work for a while, she decided it was time to try something new.
“I’ve always wanted to own a business and be my own boss,” she said.
Having two small children of her own, LeFleur knows how quickly they grow out of clothes and shoes and how expensive it can be.
“I wanted to offer a variety of things to people that aren’t as expensive and still in good condition,” she said.
LeFleur will offer sizes ranging from infants all the way to juniors. She even plans to sell formal dresses for prom and homecoming. Hand-crafted items such as bows, tutus, and plates will also be available.
Here’s how a consignment shop works: LeFleur will sell your unneeded goods and give you a split of the profits.
Once the business gets going, LaFleur hopes she’ll be able to buy the items up front.
LaFleur’s husband is a Marine Corps recruiter so her family moves a lot, but she expects to be in Wellington for at least the next two years. If her shop takes off and she is forced to move, LaFleur plans to keep the business in the family.
Kelsey Leyva can be reached at 440-647-3171 or @TWE_KelseyLeyva on Twitter.
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Nicole LaFleur sits in her soon-to-be consignment boutique.