Recently, I asked L. Renee Little of Magnolia’s Consignment to answer questions about her and her business’s story. Magnolia’s Consignment is located at 2323 Washington Ave. in Conway. The store has been around for almost 30 years. According to Little, the store moved across the street from its original location to a bigger building in December of 2011.
How long has Magnolia’s Consignment been in business?
Nearly 30 years!
How long have you been a part of the company?
8 years. I joined my friend when my 2 children entered high school and were no longer homeschooling.
What was it that made you decide to take over the store?
My friend who owned the store had some health issues and she was looking to retire. I enjoyed working with her in the store and I wanted to do something to contribute to my family since my kids were in college at the time and I was no longer a soccer mom following them to games. I love that we are a family store, with one-stop shopping for men, women, and children! I felt like it was a good fit!
What have been some of your biggest challenges and how did you overcome those?
Establishing my own way of doing things and helping long time consignors and customers adjust to the changes. Also adapting to this climate of more online shopping and less brick and mortar.
I began growing our social media presence and offering new incentives to go along with some of the new policies. I am continuing to work at growing the online side of our business to make it easier for our customers and consignors to know what is happening and what is available!
What are you looking forward to in the next year in business?
Continuing to grow our business and serve Conway residents with quality consignment clothing at affordable prices for the whole family!
Wrapping it up
If you are looking for “New and gently used clothing, footwear, and accessories for men, women, and children,” you might take a trip to Washington Avenue and check out Magnolia’s Consignment.